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Transferring / Re: GULC/Law Review or CLS/no Law Review
« on: August 16, 2007, 07:20:58 PM »
Definitely go to CLS - no question!  CLS will give you a shot at far more opportunities in firms, academia and government.  Most importantly, going to CLS will give you a better shot at high profile clerkships.  Its far more respected than GULC.  GULC is ranked 14th and CLS is about 5th - the difference is huge.  Any employer/university/judge will respect a CLS grad far more than a GULC grad.

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Transferring / Re: Georgetown, Boalt or U of M
« on: August 06, 2007, 11:09:49 AM »
Go Boalt - high rank with no grades!  If not, then do Michigan - they both outrank Gtown by a lot.

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Transferring / Re: Go to GULC?
« on: August 06, 2007, 11:07:51 AM »
If you are doing well at your current school and think you have the opportunities you like lined up, then stay.  If you end up being near the bottom of GULC you may regret the move.  If you are not sure about things GULC may be better place to hedge your bets, but it sounds like you have good opportunities and are at the top of your class, so you would risk giving up a good thing.

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Transferring / Re: In at Boalt!
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:49:19 AM »
Go to Boalt - I think its a no brainer - higher ranking, no grades, less cut-throat competition, cheaper tuition, and you already live in the area.  No one hiring you will not hire you cos you didn't do a couple health law classes.  If your own interest is so deep in the area, you can try a summer or distance type of course - but I think it would be a huge mistake to turn down the career opportunities that Boalt will open for you.

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Job Search / Re: Do Law Firms Drug Test?
« on: June 03, 2007, 02:37:55 PM »
I heard Holland and Knight drug tests its attorneys and summers.  I think all law students should band together and refuse to work for firms who invade people's privacy like that!

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Transferring / Re: Columbia / NYU / Georgetown
« on: June 03, 2007, 02:25:59 PM »
In the long run, I think going to Gtown can mean more career options cos of its name regonition and larger, wide-spread alumni network....

But I don't know how much easier it is to get an equivalent clerkship coming out of Gtown instead of GWU.

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Transferring / Re: T50 Full Scholarship or GULC?
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:13:23 PM »
The bottom students at GULC prob do worse than you will as a top student at at top 50 school (it isn't HYS after all), but everyone's advice probably depends on your confidence level - if you are sure you're not going to be in the bottom 1/3 of Gtown, then it may be worth moving, else maybe stay put...

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Transferring / Columbia / NYU / Georgetown
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:08:31 PM »
Does anyone know what chance a GWU top 15% / 3.7 student has of transferring to Columbia or NYU?

Also, If I get on GWU Law Review, do you think its worth it to transfer to Georgetown?

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Know of any firms in San Fran, Boston, or NYC that fit the above?

I know Hogan and Hartson in DC has an option of doing 1800 hours for 90% salary and also lets associates do tons of pro bono - including 4 month pro bono rotations.  Any firms like that in the cities I mentioned?

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Current Law Students / A Request for EMORY law students
« on: September 08, 2006, 08:46:45 AM »
To any Emory students out there:

Could you please send copies of outlines you have made (or other peoples outlines that you have access to on your sba website) for Prof. Freer's first year Civil Procedure Class.  Copies of his old exams from his time at Emory (dont know if they are publically available) would also be appreciated.  Unfortunately non-emory students can't access your sba site where old outlines etc are.

email to gwlawcp@yahoo.com

(btw, he's teaching at GW for the year, and I must say, he's an awesome teacher).

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