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General Board / Re: nice of the economy to collapse at this time
« on: September 21, 2009, 11:52:57 AM »
It sucks out there - no doubt about it. 

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Law School Applications / Re: 3.9GPA, 166 LSAT, target schools?
« on: August 20, 2009, 04:31:57 PM »
Def fire off applications to all T14 schools. 

you got to be kidding. I know I'm a foreigner but please don't put up jokes ok?

phew maybe Americans hate foreigners dipping into what has been exclusively for the natives (who are not in fact native).

I was not suggesting you put all your eggs into one basket by applying only to these schools, but with your GPA, a good personal statement and good references it does not hurt to apply if you have the time.

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I am an evening student at a T4 school. During college, I worked for law firms through my school's co-op program.  After undergrad I worked for four years in law firms before attending law school.  I worked extremely hard to develop connections. I have been with my current firm for over three years and have performed well at work and in law school.  It is finally beginning to bear some fruit as I am going to be interviewed with my current firm for a summer associate position.  The firm has 900+ attorneys with offices nationwide.  If something does not work out here, I have people that can recommend me elsewhere.  I say this not to sound arrogant but to prove that it is not impossible for us T4 students to have opportunities.  We just have to work longer and harder for them. 

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Law School Applications / Re: 3.9GPA, 166 LSAT, target schools?
« on: August 19, 2009, 04:12:17 PM »
Def fire off applications to all T14 schools. 

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Law Firms / Re: undergrad - does it factor in at all?
« on: August 19, 2009, 04:04:51 PM »
I can not imagine it hurts having an Ivy League school on your resume.  Some firms even ask for undergrad transcripts.

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General Board / Re: Part-Time Evening Law Classes
« on: July 24, 2009, 04:17:10 PM »
I am heading into my third year as an evening student.  To echo the previous post; it is very challenging.  I have been taking four classes a semester, three nights a week, beginning at 6 and usually ending around 9:30.  Save vacation days from work and use them once in a while for mental health/study days.  Use the rest for finals studying.  I have not taken any time off for recreation since February of 2007.  Figured I would start with the bad stuff first  :)

The good news is that evening students, at least ones at my school, are very mature and are friendly with one another.  There is more of a sense of camaraderie than competitiveness.  Another bonus is not having to take out cost of living loans - I am only borrowing tuition. 

Overall it is very difficult, but not impossible.  You will learn something about yourself along the way.

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Law Firms / Re: Defining biglaw and a day in the life
« on: July 09, 2009, 03:10:28 PM »
900 attorneys at my firm, 24 hour copy/fax center, catering dept., emails at all hours and on any day --> BigLaw

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General Board / Re: Looking for advice
« on: July 09, 2009, 02:21:49 PM »
Thanks for all of the responses.  I have decided to remain where I am.  I have recently been invited to become an associate member on law review.  I believe that a strong academic performance, law review, my legal experience, and my connections will help me attain a decent position upon graduation.  After pondering all of these elements, I could not justify a switch from NESL to Suffolk.  My firm for the moment is at least entertaining a possible summer associate position for me. 

Best of luck to all students and recent grads out there!  :D

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General Board / Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« on: July 08, 2009, 03:29:39 PM »
Once the gunners raise their hands I tend to check out the sports scores on my laptop.  Listening to them is usually insufferable and sometimes just confuses me more.

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General Board / Re: How hard is law school?
« on: June 25, 2009, 03:58:20 PM »
If you want hard - try working full time and going at night (4 classes per semester).  That is my hell, but a hell I chose.  :)

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