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So if giving up Yale (that I did not apply to) for CUNY is what would make that true I disagree. I hope you are more open when you become a lawyer or maybe you just enjoy reading over contracts and making extra money for someone who doesnt even morally deserve it while they screw over those who cant even afford to be screwed. BYE BYE

VW515, you have totally misconstrued my statement.  I think its quite clear from my quote that I was telling the individual to substitute Yale for CUNY in the sentence "they do not take disadvantage students at CUNY I go there and a few of my friends are also well to do."  Not to substitute attending Yale or attending CUNY.

My point was that Yale does not take disadvantage students, it was a joke based on getting into Yale requires being in the elite and born with a silver spoon in your mouth (not true btw but it helps ;). )

In my opinion it really doesn’t matter what school you graduate from, yes I may be going to a "prestigious" institution but that is irrelevant to becoming a good attorney. 

What's important is your knowledge and analysis of the law.

When you submit a brief you do not sign it with Yale Class of 2008 or CUNY 2008. 

The judge will not ask you what law school you graduated from prior to presenting your oral arguments. 

He will only look at your knowledge and analysis of the law and how it applies to your case.

I am impressed with the voracity in your reply though you totally misconstrued the meaning of my post.

I hope this clears up the issue, if it does not send me an e-mail and we can discuss further.

later ;)

Current Law Students / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: August 10, 2005, 10:46:43 PM »
Mary forget the student senate. 

I would suggest being more concerned with legal analysis and learning what is necessary to make you a good attorney.

I dont think your personal statement matters much unless you are applying to Yale or Harvard where everyone has a 180 LSAT score and a 4.0 GPA.

There are books available but I recommend just writing one yourself.

Current Law Students / Re: Read "Getting to Maybe"?
« on: August 10, 2005, 10:42:37 PM »
Get the books recommended by Planet Law School. 

I cant say enough on how this book helps you focus on what is essential to legal reasoning and analysis.

I do believe however that you must first have an inate ability to reason the law in a certain way but Planet Law School will help you to focus that ability and apply it to what is necessary in order to do well in law school.

Current Law Students / Re: Legal Question
« on: August 09, 2005, 11:14:44 PM »
Pay the ticket man lol ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Touro or Cuny where should i transfer to
« on: August 09, 2005, 11:10:48 PM »
they do not take disadvantage students at CUNY I go there and a few of my friends are also well to do.

You may have to substitute Yale for CUNY if you want the above statement to make any sense :)

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone here NOT buying Case Books
« on: August 09, 2005, 11:06:28 PM »

You seem to be missing the point here i just stated that i wasn not going to buy the case books.  Not that I wasnt going to refer or use them i.e., photocopy the cases and appropiate suppliments assigned or buy the cd.

I think black letter law outlines will be a highly more valuable book to purchase in order to end up top 10% your class.

If you want to lug around a big case book in which 70% of the cases arent even going to be assigned be my guest.  I think people are drawn to the gold lettering and the psuedo Bender's Form esq hardcovers.

Current Law Students / Re: SETON HALL or NYLS???
« on: August 09, 2005, 07:02:25 PM »
Hi starlet.

My friend just graduated from NYLS and she is making 120k at a major firm in manhattan.

She made law review however you will have to make law review at NYLS to make that kind of money, which quite frankly isnt alot to live in Manhattan where i live and spend 2600 for a studio apartment.  Suffice it to say its a luxury apartment but suffice it to say you will have to spend at least 2k a month at the least to live here.

I think you should also judge your competency and confidence in doing well in law school.  I know thats a very difficult thing to do, but you have to figure that out.  Also your confidence and ability to deal with people especially when interviewing is going to be important.

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone here not buying Case Books
« on: August 09, 2005, 06:57:51 PM »
Hi rapunzell:

Thank you for the input.

Your absolutely right in your assertion  that we should read the entire case via lexis nexus or west as that is what we will be doing when we become attorneys at least with a few of our assigned cases to get a better idea of how "real world" attorneys operate.

My concern is more based on the practicality of having this huge case book.  Sure it looks pretty and lawyer like but i could care less about that..all i care about is the information contained in it and applying legal analysis to those cases.  They will do us no good when we become attorneys.

I'd rather purchase the Black Letter Law outlines.

I'm plan on checking the syllabus and taking it from there.  I will buy the cd, i dont plan on lugging the huge case book to class every day.

What law school are you in btw?

Current Law Students / Re: Touro or Cuny where should i transfer to
« on: August 09, 2005, 05:17:04 PM »
Go to CUNY, I got a 163 on my lsat and a 3.3 GPA from NYU with a double major in poli sci and philosophy and they rejected me.  Though I have been told that they really only take disadvantaged students and my work experience and address probably informed them that was not the case.

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