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General Board / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 15, 2008, 10:05:45 AM »
i know what i know and don't know what i know. i also tend to go through multiple choice tests really quickly (doesn't necessarily mean i always do well; doesn't mean i always do poorly). i was done with the test less than halfway through the given time period. i went through it a second time fresh. i still had 15 mins left. i chilled around for 5 more mins, because i didn't want people to think of me how the posters above me think of their peers who finish fast. but then i couldn't take it and just left.

i dono man. it's not like if i stare at it 10 more minutes, some abstract rule that i KNOW i neglected to read will suddenly make sense to me.

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how about really bad grades at T10? i'd kill for mediocre right now.

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General Board / Re: book totin' question
« on: August 13, 2008, 04:58:21 AM »
Anyway, I'm not saying that I WILL NOT wear a dorky backpack if there really and truly is no feasible alternative.  I just would rather not if it can be avoided.  I'm also trying to avoid on the one hand buying an ugly bag I don't like only to find out that a better looking one would have served just as well, and on the other hand wasting money on a "hip" bag only to find that I have to go get some practical atrocity on wheels.

this, actually, is my problem
i'd much prefer not get a backpack.

really, though, how big a bag does one need?
do we really need 3000 cubic inches?

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1L job search / DIversity Programs at Law Firms
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:12:30 PM »
can you guys inform me how this works?
i assume it's just like an SA position, but for minorities, and 1Ls.
is the pay and the work similar to regular 2L SA positions, but with just a touch of diversitiness? or is it completely different and UNPAID?
and do these also often come with an offer at the end of the summer?
also, are international students eligible for this? i know that usually with institutions, diversity doesn't cover foreign nationals (we apparently are a race of our own, one that doesn't contribute to diversity), but i'm guessing when lawfirms are just looking for colors in their offices, this won't matter?

and how competitive are these? i mean yeah, i assume since it's only a handful of cases in a handful of law schools, it's tough, but exactly how tough? like, the first-black-EIC-of-Harvard-Law-Review tough?

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Original app: School A - Waitlist, School B - Reject
Reapp: School A - $$$, School B - Accepted
2 years of WE and LSAT jump 3 points (within the range, so i don't know how much it helped)

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Law School Applications / Re: Some extremely illuminating stuff
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:25:33 AM »
It's easy enough to see.  Use the third link there.  Comparing Michigan to Penn, you can see that almost the entire variation is in public service.  Or compare to UVa, you can see that the difference is made up in clerkships, government, and public service -- not unemployment or smaller firms.

clerkships and public service/public interest, I can buy, but do a lot of JDs really prefer Government jobs and business jobs over NLJ 250 jobs?
Duke is absolutely killing it in terms of employment, nonetheless. And if the newest stats are true, I'd love to see what NU's breakdown is. Are they now doing more firms than PI/clerks, or has their non-250 portion decreased significantly? If latter is the case, and with heightened attention due to their recent top 10 showing, NU might be a serious contender, not a fluke.

And yeah, seriously, I'm really worried about Michigan. Anecdotal evidence is great. Numbers aren't.

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Law School Applications / Re: Some extremely illuminating stuff
« on: April 14, 2008, 06:38:09 AM »
wow
northwestern owns
and mich and uva are certainly disappointing....

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My grandpa (a tax attorney) called me frantically the day before I left to visit schools and told me I needed to find a Kinko's right away and make myself some business cards. A (paraphrased) quote from him, "Even if you meet people that you don't end up going to school with, these are your future colleagues. You ought to start making connections now--you have no idea how valuable that will be."
I didn't get business cards (yet)--but gramps has the right idea, although I think facebook *almost* accomplishes the same thing today. :)


I'm all about business cards. But the thing is, like, what would you put on it? What is your title? JD Candidate?

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IN at Mich, GULC

OUT at BC
WL at Fordham, UIUC

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Law School Applications / Re: 2007-2008 Splitters
« on: April 06, 2008, 05:40:36 AM »
170/3.1 and Michigan and Georgetown, with a handful of WLs
Pretty surprised at Georgetown, actually. Figured I'd get into Cornell before I get into GULC.

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