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Current Law Students / Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« on: October 09, 2005, 06:20:21 PM »
Interesting, Jacy.

Current Law Students / Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
« on: October 09, 2005, 06:16:25 PM »
I just finished my first week as a 1L and the stereotype of bitchy, snobby law students is true

Well, with all of the greed, backstabbing, and big egos that characterize lawyers and the law profession in general, how could it be otherwise?

Current Law Students / Re: Public Interest
« on: October 09, 2005, 06:09:06 PM »
public interest positions are often more competitive than the biglaw jobs.  there are plenty of students at top law schools that are willing to make under $40k a year to fight for a cause.

Not really!

Transferring / Re: U of Illinois
« on: October 09, 2005, 06:06:18 PM »
Coxless, I think you are doing it all wrong. I think I remember you -- you had some stats that would allow you to go to a T2. Why didn't you? Following money was wrong in your case.

Transferring / Re: Kent (2nd tier-66) or Depaul (3rd tier)?
« on: October 09, 2005, 06:02:49 PM »
Mon Ami, unless you are serious, you are so funny!


Transferring / Re: Top of T4 or transfer T2
« on: October 09, 2005, 06:01:06 PM »
I would say that is a bit general.  I think there is a pretty big difference between a T2 and a T4.[...]

Not really!

Transferring / Re: original school won't let you transfer????
« on: October 09, 2005, 05:58:16 PM »
a classmate of mine today told me that it is extremely hard for you to transfer because most law schools "won't let you do it."  she said that she had a friend who tried to transfer but the school she was at just wouldn't release her records to the school she wanted to transfer to.  now, i have never heard this before, but is this a problem that you can seriously face?  like i said in a previous post, i'm at a 4T and i need to get the hell out of here!

This usually happens when you are not at the very top of your class -- that's to say you're like 11th or 13th -- i.e., in a position that you may or may not be able to transfer out in prestige.

LOL marketster, I know what you mean! ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Considering dropping out.. any advice?
« on: October 09, 2005, 05:55:13 PM »
Stop reading cases. Buy commercial outlines for the exams. When in class, surf the Internet and do not pay the slightest attention to the idiot in fron of you, your professor.

Oh well, Jacy, this has been discussed before at great length, I'm not going to repeat it again.

Speaking of being average...

Our school got our Facebook today, with our pics, names, and the schools we attended for undergrad. I'm at a fourth tier, and I was extremely impressed at the ugrads my classmates went to -- it's insane. We have Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, several Cornell, MIT, Northwestern, UPenn, U Chicago, several Wesleyan, a couple Amherst, a couple Williams, a few U Michigan, etc.  The list goes on...

It's going to be tough trying to beat this competition.

Big undergraduate names simply do not tell anything about the quality of the student. Remember, they are at a T4 school with you because they suck at something -- either their undergrad GPA or LSAT score was low enough.

However, there's a catch -- when figuring out your first semester grades, professors will like to think most of the time that a 3.2 GPA from Harvard is way more respectable than a 3.7 GPA from, say, DePaul. Similarly, if you entered with an LSAT score of 158, but only had a GPA of 3.0, you'll be looked down upon by professors when compared to the Harvard guy with a 3.2 GPA, but with a LSAT of only 152.

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