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Current Law Students / Re: Answers to all newbie questions
« on: May 02, 2005, 09:24:16 PM »
Answer: Grow up and make a d**mn decision for yourself. I know mommy, daddy, and your academic advisor have made the overwelming difficult choices for you during undergrad, but you need to grow a set (either upstairs or downstairs) and decide for yourself. If you come to the realization that you still cannot do it, then don't go to law school. You'd be better off working a Burger King, where the most difficult question to answer, is "can I get a king-size fry, but medium drink?"

ha

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So is the consensus that horn books aren't worth the time and money and/or other supplements are more useful and give you more value for your money?

It seems like horn books are just so long and you're already reading (and briefing) some or most of your cases - then you're going to use a hornbook and maybe even other supplements?  It seems kind of crazy. Outlines (e.g. E & E), and flashcards seem more useful...

Don't get sucked in to the study aid/hornbook trap.  Buy your text books, do the reading, and if you feel like you need help, borrow a hornbook/study aid from the library. 


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Current Law Students / Re: Best Commercial Outlines
« on: May 01, 2005, 10:00:10 AM »
tag

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good question

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Alright - I guess I'm going to have to get it too...

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Current Law Students / Re: law school depression
« on: April 27, 2005, 08:43:53 PM »
tagging this thread

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Transferring / Re: transfer by tier
« on: April 27, 2005, 06:48:27 PM »
Any reason why you want to transfer??? Are you at Suffolk?? Is it easy??

I am in a similar situation to you.  My numbers are 3.82/155:
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=BAFF213

I was kind of shocked that I got rejected at Northeastern, especially considering I was wait listed at UConn and William and Mary.

I'm not at Suffolk, I'm at UMass Amherst, though I recently put my deposit down at Suffolk.

I guess the reason for my desire to go to a top school is the same as everyone elses (prestige, job opportunities, $, etc.). I also am pretty disappointed with my LSAT score and I know I could have done better.  I want to retake the LSAT and reapply next year but I also want to go straight in, so I will probably just go straight in and hope to transfer.

Is it easy??

As I said, I'm not at Suffolk, but I doubt it's easy.  It was recently ranked as one of the top 10 most competitive law schools in the country (#4):
http://www.princetonreview.com/law/research/rankings/rankingDetails.asp?TopicID=4

What is your opinion of Northeastern??

Northeastern seems good.  I probably would have put my seat deposit down there rather than Suffolk if I had gotten in - mostly just based on ranking though.  However, I plan on working in Boston and I really don't think there is much of a difference in the repututation of the two schools, at least in the Boston area.

Also, check out these two threads that I started on Suffolk:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,31504.0.html

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,32187.0.html

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Job Search / Re: Where do you stand with your job search?
« on: April 26, 2005, 12:28:29 PM »
You working in Tampa?

I will be working at a corporate law firm with about 30 lawyers. I am also happy about returning to and working in my home town.

Congrats!  I feel the same way.  When I first left for law school, I never thought I would want to return home for work, but now I couldn't be happier.  The only thing that sucks about my summer job is that I will be living at home and will have to commute about 40 minutes each way to work.

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Transferring / Re: transfer by tier
« on: April 25, 2005, 08:35:08 PM »
If I go to Suffolk and place in the top 10% of my class in 1L, do I have a shot at a top 30 school like BC?  Suffolk's Tier 4 but it has a good rep in Boston, and it's highly competitive.  I'm assuming I could transfer up to a good school in Boston, but it would be less likely for a school outside of Boston.

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good advice

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