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General Board / Law School: Positives and Negatives
« on: September 10, 2008, 12:00:49 AM »

I was wondering if people would be willing to tell us about their LS specifically, why they chose their LS and the positives and negatives associated with their choice. Hopefully, this can be a reference for future law school students like myself who still have not made their final choice :)

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General Board / Was going to law school a big mistake?
« on: September 06, 2008, 11:07:02 AM »

Does anybody here feel like going to LS was a big mistake? I would like to know the reasons specifically and why you feel this way.

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Law Firms / Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« on: September 03, 2008, 01:02:31 PM »
I wonder what type of "scientifical methodology" they use to determine "prestige score" for each firm, what a bunch of BS

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General Board / ECON majors?
« on: September 03, 2008, 12:50:06 PM »
Any fellow ECON majors here? I read somewhere that an ECON major is one of the best if not the best major for those considering law school. Any truth to this? What do you miss the most about your ECON days? Lets discuss!!

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General Board / Re: 4th tier law school success
« on: September 03, 2008, 08:46:56 AM »
"T14" is of course only an internet fabrication perpetuated by shameless GULC trolls.

Very well said! Here in St Paul, we have a law school called William Mitchell which is a great school, great facilities, library and very well respected here in Minnesota. I have read a few threads here where people criticized the school, without even knowing anything about it. Billy Mitchell is a pretty good school :)

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General Board / 4th tier law school success
« on: September 02, 2008, 09:42:19 PM »


I wanted to start a thread on people that went to 4th tier schools or even schools that are not even accredited and today are very successful. One example that came to mind is Roni Deutch, I think her firm is the largest, most profitable tax resolution firm in the nation, she is a graduate of Western State University College of Law. Of course, she is a total crook but she is a millionaire and has not been disbarred(yet). Tim Russert is a graduate of Cleveland State, pretty successful guy, even Joe Biden, a graduate of Syracuse with a less that stellar law school record is possibly becoming the next vice president of the USA. :)

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General Board / Re: Law School and real life
« on: September 02, 2008, 02:50:10 PM »
Nothing is funnier than watching summer interns step into a big law firm for the first time, and the look in their faces, "Is this what I am going to school for?", "Geez, I guess, it is not like the movies"..hahaha

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: PHL vs NY schools
« on: September 02, 2008, 02:04:32 PM »
I would take Philly over NY any day, especially if you plan on buying a home soon, home prices and property taxes in NY/NJ are outrageous compared to PA. I am also considering going to law school in Philly and I think Temple is the best bang for the buck. I have narrowed my choices down to Temple, Rutgers-Camden and Villanova, I would also consider Widener in Wilmington but only as a last resort. I have considered Drexel also but I think it is too much of a gamble in my opinion due to its lack of tradition and provisional accreditation, my 4 choices in order:

1)Temple 
2)Rutgers-Camden
3)Villanova 
4)Widener-only as last resort

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General Board / Law School and real life
« on: September 01, 2008, 11:59:43 AM »

I am not by any means a negative person but I feel like SO many people enter law school with such unrealistic expectations. I have talked to so many people that think law school will be a ticket to success and glamour, yet they have absolutely no idea what being a lawyer is all about. I remember working at a big law firm in Phoenix as a clerical person, about 10 years ago and I have never in my life dealt with so many "losers" and insecure people, the environment was the worst, the attitudes, ego and overall negativity was just overwhelming, I late came to realize that many of those lawyers were very insecure people, people that were basically failures in life and thought that law school was going to give them the prestige and "success" they thought they were entitled to. After this limited experience, I knew for certain that I would never go to law school. Now, at 31, I feel like I am ready to go to law school, I feel like I have the right expectations and I do know that being a lawyer is not glamorous at all. However, the discipline of law to me is interesting and fascinating, I love reading about cases, learning new legal terms and I feel more empowered every time I learn more about law and the background associated with it. I guess, my conclusion is that, if law is not something you are passionate about, I do not really see a reason for going to law school. If you find law "boring", I would recommend doing something else, and that is just my opinion :)

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