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Current Law Students / Re: What's good about being an attorney?
« on: February 21, 2006, 04:12:24 PM »
If you are now aware that you were thinking it, was it really a subconscious thought? Shouldn't it beyond the reach of voluntary recall?

i considered going to the site while thinking briefly about it but then, without realizing the reason why, decided not to go and closed out the thread. then when i saw the above post, i realized the precise reason why i didn't want to go to the site. actually it may not have been the precise reason. i may have been worried that i would have to waste my time filling out some crap (without having to pay) just to take the survey.

how's law school goin anyway coxless?

That sounds really cool. How much did the partners rake in?

Partner tracks differ between firms.  Some firms take longer than others, some firms will make you a non-equity partner first.

I worked my 1L summer at a midlaw firm of maybe 300 lawyers that had a very interesting system- almost every attorney made partner after 6 years.  That meant, though, that when someone made partner they didn't make a whole boatload of money.

At the time I was younger and stupider and I thought this system was lame.  I changed my mind now though- 1st year partners were still pretty well compensated, the hours weren't as grueling as a lot of other firms, the system made everything collegial, and it was really the kind of place where you could actually have a career.  Most biglaw places are up or out (and the great majority are out after 5 or 6 years.)

Current Law Students / Re: What's good about being an attorney?
« on: February 21, 2006, 03:57:00 PM »
This isn't one of those "free" online tests, like some online IQ tests, where one completes the questions but then must pay to get the result (e.g. score), is it?

that's what i was subconsciously thinking when i quickly glanced over that post.

Current Law Students / Re: LSAT Score no predictor of success
« on: February 15, 2006, 09:56:13 PM »
I heard/read that people in the US are generally moving south and west in the US, but I really doubt they are moving to Chicago.

I think they are moving more to to the SOUTH (e.g. FL, NC) and to the WEST COAST (e.g. CA), not the MIDWEST. (There's a chance I could be wrong about this though.) Who would want to live in the midwest anyway?

Current Law Students / Re: What do you do to relax?
« on: February 15, 2006, 03:54:20 PM »
sexy time

« on: February 14, 2006, 07:35:15 PM »
"You" are an idiot. Stop spamming this board.

Go to and read what they say. The posting limit here won't let me post it all.

We offer the following insights about Planet Law School and the advice it gives.

How stupid are you to follow the advice of someone who you know nothing about? You are under tremendous anxiety and you have been uprooted from your prior routines and you are now faced with many new challenges. So be careful of what and who you believe. There is a strong allure and a social proof mechanism that when faced with tough decisions you want to be part of the underground because there is always some special secret way to do things. Just make sure you don't wind up 6-feet under. You have no background information nor do you know where "he" went to law school or even what type of grades "he" got. So for all you know "he" could simply be a sophisticated infomercial.

In such a situation, proof is your strongest and most dear companion.

"He" has none. "He" has no proof at all that anything "he" professes in the way of studying or taking exams works. "He" quotes the study of others that say something is wrong with law school and "he" then sets forth a heuristic concept for getting through law school. There is a large amount of recommended material, but surprisingly little actual advice. You must go out and prove that what "he" says is true. You will spend a lot of money and countless hours making that attempt when all you need to do can be learned in one to two weeks with NO MONEY. As such, the vast majority of what "he" professes is feel good advice. The question you need to ask yourself without lying to yourself is where is the proof? Think before you act.

"He" has not done any proper investigation of the methodologies of others that "he" touts and when faced with the strong and overwhelming possibility that one of the key products which "he" raves about is being less than honest with their results because that the product has failed to intentionally provide him proof of its success, no red flags are raised for "him" to investigate and to determine the truth. No retractions are made but "his" advice still stands. "He" is perplexed that someone with such alleged great proof would not come forward and use it to increase their business. "He" has no clue.

Why would you follow the advice of someone who has no proof whatsoever that anything "he" says works? Particularly since "he" has had more than enough time to prove that it does work. "He" has been doing this since 1998. Isn't that time enough to show some real results? Just because you are under a lot of stress in going to law school do not abandon your common sense.

There is a lot more on the site.


Current Law Students / Re: Thinking about transferring - need advice please
« on: February 14, 2006, 07:32:36 PM »
Apply to Berkeley. I think that's smart. Of course, they have a top-notch IP program.

yeah you're absolutely right there's no logical reason to leave GW for UCLA

maybe i'll put an app to berkeley though that is probably a shot in the dark

Current Law Students / Re: LSAT Score no predictor of success
« on: February 14, 2006, 12:07:27 AM »
Same explanation I just gave in another thread: he may have gone to Yale for ugrad.

If you got an 158, how the hell did you end up at one of the finest law schools in America? (Yale I assume). No straight white male with an 158 could even get into the maybe pile at BU, let alone Yale. Umm, are you lying or what dude?

Current Law Students / Re: After the Exam, How does an A exam feel??
« on: February 13, 2006, 11:57:33 PM »
Just to follow up on this thread:

I was actually correct. I did, in fact, get an "A" on my Torts exam, so my feeling after the exam was correct! This is really funny, considering that I didn't get any other A's in my other classes (my next highest grade was a "B").

First, before, i answer the question, i must address this one issue:

mp - you are a pompous prick. what makes you think you know more than many 2Ls? I hope somebody stabs you in the neck with a pencil. arrogant dunce.

now, onto my answer. An A exam feels like you have just been through war. you should emotionally drained. your head should feel a little "in the clouds". not that its a brain dump, but you should feel as if every single issue you spotted, you analyzed as if your life depended on it. ALSO, you should feel as if u didn't get to every issue. Thats one thing, if u know ur stuff, you will obviously see things that you should address perhaps in passing, although not have time to go back and address it more fully, because your analysis on the other "meatier" issues took up your time. Its kind of hard to explain. some people say that the A's they have gotten, they felt the worst right after the exam because of some issues they didn't address.

Current Law Students / Re: Civil Procedure Exam
« on: February 13, 2006, 11:52:11 PM »
he/she may have gone to vandy ugrad.

Vandy 23--

I know this is an old thread, but just saw it and thought I would respond. You said your school is not top tier--but it is--it is ranked #17 in the country. Be proud!

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