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Won't hurt, probably won't help much.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is this a "bill or attainder" moment?
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:10:29 PM »
Where who says? In the text of the law?

To which MBE question are you referring?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is this a "bill or attainder" moment?
« on: July 09, 2014, 05:03:02 PM »
No, as they are seeking to change a statute of general applicability that will no more affect Hobby Lobby or a specific religion than RFRA itself.

While I'm no constitutional scholar, it's my recollection that bills of attainder would potentially violate other constitutional rights, not statutory rights, like RFRA. It's important to remember that SCOTUS decided Hobby Lobby based on RFRA, not the Constitution.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Thoughts? Where should I go
« on: July 06, 2014, 10:15:25 PM »
Agreed with above poster about geography. You'll need to network, intern and summer at places near the region you want to work. That'll be much more difficult if you attend law school out of state.

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did we ever, um...you know?

To whom was this directed?

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I know someone who went there. She actually was able to get an indefinite paid law clerk position in the DA's office after graduating but before taking the bar so she did that for a couple years. No idea if she ever passed the bar though.

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From the state of LA?

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Blast from the past part deux.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Prestige of UG
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:49:53 PM »
It's largely irrelevant where you went to undergrad. What matters is your GPA and the percentile your GPA represents. After that, maybe the name of your school, if well-known, might be considered, but in a very minimal way.

Truth is that the advantage of going to certain elite school is their high GPA curves, but that could be the same at Middle State U, it just depends. Some state schools have high medians, some are low, regardless of US News ranking.

What above poster said about many students at elite law schools attending elite universities is true, but I offer a different explanation: higher quality students at elite universities are likely to earn higher LSATs and other factors that make them more attractive to elite law schools. The average LSAT from elite school undergrads is significantly higher than most.

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Law School Admissions / Re: School suspension
« on: January 21, 2013, 08:13:38 PM »
There's often two related but different questions: has your schooling been interrupted and have you been suspended, expelled, etc.

If you took a leave of absence or something along those lines that's not suspended even if you "suspended" your studies. If the school suspended you in some process you would answer yes, otherwise no. If there is a question about your studies being continuous or interrupted then you would answer appropriately to that.

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