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General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: April 05, 2006, 10:42:58 PM »
My most embarrassing moment was listening to some old bag talk about her cancer; she was hideous and it was distressing to see something so ugly. 

He's obviously a sociopath.

General Board / Sudoku!
« on: April 05, 2006, 09:35:35 PM »
I don't know how I would get through ConLaw without it.  Just thought I'd pass it along.

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: April 01, 2006, 11:20:59 AM »
total a-hole

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: March 19, 2006, 06:45:50 PM »
Oh, and I agree about the library, but nobody uses those dusty old books anyway.  They are practically obsolete. 

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: March 19, 2006, 06:39:38 PM »
I personally don't know anyone who was academically dismissed.  Yes, the curve is tough. The way it was explained to us is that if you fall below the B to B- range in a class, the curve free falls rapidly, so you could end up with a D even if you perform just a little worse than someone with a B-.  Last year, I think there were only 7 F's given for the whole school all semester.  The school definitely weeds out the lower end of the class, but what school doesn't?  Supportive environment?  Yes and no.  Yes, there are lots of support programs available, but there's no hand-holding going on here.  Your GPA is a hard number that will determine whether you go forward with the rest of your classmates or are relegated to the PLA group -- a stigmatizing distinction that is cause for great 1L anxiety. 

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: March 18, 2006, 05:59:26 PM »
I must say that the resources and support at this school are impressive.  Both last year and this year the OCI period was extended well beyond schedule due to increases in participating employers.  Last year, summer job opportunities were plentiful indeed, and everyone I know who wanted to work over the summer did so, in every field of law including clerkships, government, public, and yes, "biglaw" (although you will never hear that term used once you start law school).  There are clinical programs in criminal, securities, elder, mediation, and a few others I can't think of right now, which are a guarantee of legal experience before graduating.  There's also a judicial externship program.  Career planning support includes videotaped practice interviews with lawyers, many many seminars and guest speakers, and lots of networking events with the legal community and alumni. 

Given all that, any one who leaves this school "unemployable" has no one to blame but themselves.

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: March 18, 2006, 04:58:17 PM »
Yes - 2L. 

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: March 18, 2006, 04:19:01 PM »
That's pure nonsense, and anyone who has said as much doesn't know what he or she is talking about.  The 93% statistic speaks for itself. 

General Board / Re: New York Law
« on: March 18, 2006, 03:43:24 PM »
Don't listen to the criticism.  NYLS provides excellent resources and an excellent education for those who want it.  Go to NYLS, work hard, you'll be fine.

Socratic Method / Re: Ruskiegirl is a man baby!
« on: March 06, 2006, 07:49:51 PM »

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