« on: March 11, 2007, 12:33:08 PM »
LOL on the Harrier comment!
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« on: March 11, 2007, 12:27:14 PM »
Yeah that isn't very good money - especially for D.C.
How does the gov't help you with your loans? Link please! I have never ever heard of this.
If your school has an LRAP, it might cover government work, but I have never heard of a government program that will.
Kill self. Alternatively, pose this quandary to one of your classmates and have him/her do the job for you.
This is the correct response.
There are a lot of people at my school who I know smoke weed, and some of them seem to do really well. Rather than be bitter, I am impressed. They are obviously smarter than I am if they have the ability to do that and get good grades!
« on: March 07, 2007, 11:45:31 PM »
Lawlady, your friend's case is the exception and not the rule, likely motivated by extenuating factors most law students won't have. It's just as anecdotal as the now-trite "Well, I know someone who went to a T4 and now they're managing partner at Cravath and making millions yearly." Sure, it can happen, but it's not as likely as most would like to think.
I didn't say it wasn't exceptional, but as inspiration not to give up. If the bottom half of the class believed they couldn't move up, 1/4 of them would drop out. (Therefore making me in the bottom half, which would be tragic!)
Most of us don't disclose our school here.
Advice: go on Facebook and make "friends" with some Tulane students. You can also go on the school's website and purge a couple emails from the pages there to contact people. Also, look on Martindale Hubble for recent grads. Most people welcome inquiries about their schools.
« on: March 07, 2007, 11:41:03 PM »
If you want to avoid research, work in a "mill". Those are places that do a lot of the same basic stuff, over and over. Divorce and bankruptcy are two easy examples. The BK firm I worked at only needed 2 Lexis logins for a staff of 15 (including supportstaff) because so little research was required. The bankruptcy involved a TON of client counseling, but research wasn't required unless litigation within the BK court happened.
For a little perspective, all searches in "ALLCASES" are $130 each, every time you print a document it's $7. I can't remember how expensive it is by the minute if you do hourly billing, but I think it's like $17.
I am sure that they are that expensive if you pay "ala carte" but the firm I worked for had a special small firm package deal that included SCOTUS, 7th Circuit, BK and Wisconsin decisions for only about $500 a month (2 users)
Sharing access sucked, but they couldn't afford all those logins.