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General Board / Re: What's good about being an attorney?
« on: January 04, 2006, 07:52:15 AM »
The potential good that you can do.  Ever seen Ford Coppola's "The Rain Maker?" Great movie and inspiration. I'm actually interested in law and want to fight for the little guy and can care less of the money (especially since I don't care I attend a third tier toilet).  I know you have actually heard this a million times, but my reason is genuine as I've been working for over ten years now in a successful corp job (and still do through LS) and will give up salary when I switch careers. 

Most people in my PT program are alot older with successful careers and I'd say the older they are, the chances they are in school is to just learn law. To pursue something they are actually interested in and not chasing the dollars.  It seems that the younger wipper snappers are the ones that are in it for the money.  And of course there is nothing wrong with that.   

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General Board / Re: Sick of manually typing your case briefs?
« on: January 04, 2006, 02:13:01 AM »
I agree. Especially with only one post to his name.

Seems suspiciously like an advertisement...

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General Board / Re: LOR Etiquette
« on: January 03, 2006, 04:34:57 PM »
I think it would be fine but I would bring it up that you may need others when you first ask him. That's what I did. I also told him upfront when I asked him for the first one that I wouldn't mind if he just changed the organization name/address/etc and keep everything else the same.  Whatever he's going to say like good writer, good organizer, in the first recommendation is probably not going to change in the second, third, or fourth.  So, the only thing that would change is to where it's going.  The prof then made a point to save it so when I asked him later on in the year when things got more busy, all he had to do was pull up the "template" and change the heading and date. 

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General Board / Re: Anyone considering graduating early?
« on: January 03, 2006, 01:14:30 PM »
Some people I know do something similar to you but they don't take the Feb bar.  After the Fall semester, they then take a bar review class during that Spring semester and take the June/July (forgot the month) bar. 

I'd think that it would be hard to juggle all those units since you are trying to cram them in that last semester and also be ready for the bar. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Graduate Job Prospects
« on: January 03, 2006, 03:00:30 AM »
I'd assume that your best bet would be gov.  I'd email or call the local PD or DA's office and just ask them if they consider non-aba graduates that pass the CA bar.  If they do, then I'd try to get an internship so that you can start networking because you'll definitely need it. 

If they don't, then I can only see two options.  One is to use your alumni network from your school (which I assume is pretty small but better than nothing) and try to volunteer with one of them and get some experience.  The second option is to get a corp job as whatever, then when you graduate, try to transfer into their legal department.  After several years, hopefully you will have gained the experience and networking needed to start your own business. 

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General Board / Re: Billable hours question
« on: December 31, 2005, 12:12:36 PM »
Please use your analytical skills and think about it. 

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General Board / Re: Anyone still looking for summer jobs?
« on: December 30, 2005, 05:34:11 PM »
Regardless if this is SPAM or not, or whether one has a job lined up or not this summer, where's the freaking link  ???

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General Board / Re: What's the deal?
« on: December 23, 2005, 01:01:31 AM »
Yea I had scores like that.  You'll end up at a third tier toilet like I did.

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It was just an experiment by Andrew to see if it would work and if it did, he was going to incorporate it to the pre-law side. Obviously, it didn't work out as planned.

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General Board / Re: Reapplying as a 1L after failing fist semester
« on: December 14, 2005, 10:55:20 PM »
I would look into the ABA rules.  I believe that if you get kicked out (failed out) after at least one year, the ABA will not let you apply into another ABA law school until after two years.  This happened to a friend of mine.  But he was kicked out after his 1st year, not in the middle of a year nor was it because he just quit.

I think the transferring down bit would make more sense.  If you quit now, you lose a semester's worth of $ and time...if you just hang on until the end of the year, you will get those credits, not waste any $, and I can't see why tranferring down would be a problem.

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