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Current Law Students / Re: Securities Regulation
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:14:16 PM »
i definitely recommend the course. even if you're not sure that you're going to practice in the area once you start full time, it'll still help to be familiar with the subject when you summer after 2L year, as most summer associates work in different practice areas and there's a good chance you'll be exposed to corporate work in some form.

Current Law Students / Re: Board, I go to Fordham can I get a job?
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:13:05 PM »
obvious bullsh**t question. no reason for anyone to ask that unless they're trying to start an argument.

Job Search / Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« on: September 19, 2007, 09:04:52 PM »
He's just doing this for attention.  There's a reason his rep. score is a -81.

People at Cooley often say: "Yale is just another law school, same as our Thomas Cooley Law School.  In fact, we have better 'social skill' and 'people skill' than those at Yale and we will ultimately be more successful in practice."  Can we say sour grape?

fyi, it is very common for people at Yale to get offer from Wachtell, Cravath, Sullivan, DPW and Simpson.  There is nothing spectacular, unlike at your sorry TTT school, where everyone's busting his ass to get a job at Milbank.   

how many people at yale rush over to their computer and update everyone on LSD whenever they get an offer?

Job Search / Re: Offer after a callback???????
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:29:53 PM »
i don't think the no-reply on the emails is a big deal (i didn't get any responses from thank you emails at the firms i've had offers from) but the 24-48 hours deal probably isn't a good sign. good luck though!

Job Search / Re: callbacks- how many are enough?
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:28:08 PM »
our school gives stats on callback/offer ratio...for most firms it seems like 75% offer rate is the norm (in the same market area). but there are some firms (usually smaller offices of biglaw firms) that have much lower, perhaps 7-10% offer rates and others that are 100%. generally though the percentage of callbacks that result in offers is very high.

Job Search / Re: How Long for an Offer?
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:25:15 PM »
my monday interview resulted in a friday offer. but then again i had two wednesday interviews and each took two weeks for offers. who the hell knows.

Job Search / Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:20:22 PM »
what kind of question is this? "gee, is my offer from the firm ranked #1 in the vault 100 prestigious?" read: "let's all talk about how great i am" i mean congrats, but seriously...i'm sure you already know what you have...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Need the knowledge of New Yorkers
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:48:04 PM »
Honestly, no. I hate to say it, but as a resident of NYC I can say there's absolutely no way that you can support a family on loans. You'll barely be able to support yourself on loans for the first year, much less a family. Look at what each school allots for living expenses (TCE minus tuition/fees), then figure in about $1400 a month for rent and see how much you have left over for EVERYTHING else.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: help me!! BU v. Fordham
« on: August 25, 2006, 09:29:22 AM »
Fordham places fifth best in terms of NYC law firms, after Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Yale.  If the OP wants to work in NYC after graduation, without question she should attend Fordham.  Sure it would be possible to get a biglaw job in NYC coming from just would be a hell of a lot easier coming from Fordham.  Fordham's reputation in NYC is incredible, and the alumni network is very strong.  I have friends working in Boston and DC firms this summer, so it is certainly possible to secure a biglaw job in another city coming from Fordham, but the relative ease and ability to get a NYC biglaw job, as compared to other schools, is the true reason to attend Fordham over BU when you know you want to work in NYC.  Good luck with your decision!

where did you get that from?? I thought all T14's >> Fordham in the nyc market.

i don't think fifth "best" is the best phrase to use for that.  fordham is fifth in terms of number of lawyers at the top 25 or 30 law firms.  i think it comes from one of those vault or nalp listings or something like that.  all i know is fordham likes to brag about it a lot.

So if a girl is unattractive to a guy, only then he can truly be friends with her?

there are some exceptions.  however, if the girl is attractive, the possibility of future sex is almost definitely on the guy's mind.

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