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Bar Exam Preparation / Virginia Bar - Looking for a Study Partner
« on: July 01, 2011, 10:25:54 AM »
I'm in Los Angeles and taking the VA Bar in July. I doubt I'm the only one taking the VA bar who is in CA, but it does feel that way. If you're interested in exchanging emails to go over some of the essay questions from prior exams or potentially meeting in person at UCLA, please be in touch.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMich vs. UCLA
« on: May 15, 2008, 01:17:02 PM »
I wouldn't call the opportunities "slightly better." What I would say is that you may, but may not, have very significantly better opportunities, depending on grades.

What if he ends up at the bottom of Michigan's class?  Wouldn't that still be better than UCLA?

There seems to be a general consensus that umich will be more attractive for firms, but for public-sector environmental law, you may want to give UCLA a real hard look.

For public interest law, the schools PI office and connections could be much more important - especially if you want to practice in LA.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Michigan
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:49:30 AM »
Has anyone heard anything from Ann Arbor in the last week or two? First deposit was due on April 30 and their website says that no offers will be made for the summer start, but maybe someone has heard for the fall (or was already admitted for the summer)?

Thanks and good luck.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA $$$ v. Boalt $
« on: April 25, 2008, 11:06:58 AM »
Seriously, the people in here are well-meaning, but even a cursory look at certain threads shows that below-median at UCLA is problematic.  Below-median at Boalt will probably still get LA BigLaw, I think.

Could you provide a bit of guidance to the particular threads - I'm interested to read. Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA $$$ v. Boalt $
« on: April 25, 2008, 10:54:12 AM »
Yeah I feel I will be happy wherever I end up, just so undecided still....

Have you considered looking into which location would provide the best opportunities to do internships/externships during the school year? I don't know the answer, but if I had to guess, I would think LA has more offices to which you could apply.

Just another factor to help you build a case one way or the other. 

If anything, I think going PT can help job prospects.

My experience is that nobody holds PT status against you, but your job experience can only work for you.

From what I've heard, there are no substantial differences for PT vs. FT regarding job prospects after graduation. The degree does not distinguish and the transcript would only give it away because there would be fewer classes during the fall and winter semesters and more classes during the summer when compared to a transcript from a FT program.

I suspect it would be MUCH easier to get work experience in a PT program because you can apply during the fall, winter, and summer instead of just the summer. 

Perhaps it's slightly easier to get admitted into a PT program than a FT time, but if you have no shot of getting into school x, you're not going to sneak into the FT program. If your grades are reasonable, I can't imagine it having any substantiative impact on job prospects.

Finally, I don't really think you need to have an air tight reason for doing PT or an explanation for not working during the day - don't PT students need to study and read too?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: April 22, 2008, 06:44:27 AM »
Looks like this process is finally nearing an end. Since many schools have already required first deposits (or will in the very near future), I just wanted to see which schools people decided on and if you're still holding out hope for something else to change this summer.

After all the posts, I'm interested to know where people have landed.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

I'm interested to hear what was ultimately decided: WUSTL, GT, AU? I suppose nothing could be decided yet, but certainly interested - family is important and GT is a great school...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: March 25, 2008, 02:43:02 PM »

I am strongly considering moving to Florida.

Miami has a Miami Scholars Program, which I have been chosen as:

Very cool! I suppose being in warmer miami sounds better than chilly boston. Good luck deciding and i'm sure there are many people who would love your BU spot.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: March 25, 2008, 02:24:59 PM »

Yeah, I almost missed BU's program too. 

I'm debating between BU, Miami, and Florida, unless something crazy happens. (i.e., USD or another school gives me more money after I requested it.)

Unless you plan on staying in the FL area, I would have thought that BU would be a clear-cut winner? Especially for Public Interest - does Miami even have a PI program? I looked into Florida and wasn't all that impressed with their PI offerings...

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