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Job Search / Re: 1L jobs. Big or Small Firms?
« on: February 19, 2006, 11:34:34 AM »
Consider yourself lucky you got a job, most first years dont find a job much less a paying job, especially from a t4.  I would bet most of your classmates would jump on the opportunity to work for free (experience is key so I dont blame them).  So I would say take it and be really happy, as for the crappy pay just think of ur fellow classmates doing the same work for FREE.

Current Law Students / Re: Academic Bias
« on: February 16, 2006, 10:57:06 AM »
I took a death penalty class, first day prof asked every person their view on the topic.  He was a top defense attorney on several high profile cases challenging the death penaly.  All of his speakers were against the death penalty, although one could not attend because he got put back in jail on new charges.  Anyways he claimed as most professors do that arguing either side would not affect your grade, but I did not buy it for one second.  Although that is true in most classes if you have a very hard headed professor I just spoon feed him what he wants to hear and its always worked out great.

Current Law Students / Re: Small firms v. Big firms
« on: February 16, 2006, 10:51:03 AM »
My recomendation is that if you can land a big firm job take it and tough it out for a few years (2-3).  The money is great, but the quality of life can really suffer.  Most large firms expect a min 1900 billable hours, althugh 2200 is not unheard of. But once you have that big firm experience on your resume, finding other jobs is MUCH easyer.  So I say tough it out a few years, then if you decide quality of life is more important then lateral into a smaller firm.

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:28:07 PM »
by making a joke out of my profession you are talking to me.  You need to take your fake lsat score and go into bankrputcy with your career.  If I was your daughter I would be ashamed of you and your midlife crisis, but somehow I am guessing while you were "traveling" your wife found the ups man so I guess she isn't really your daughter.

Online Law Schools / Re: NW California?
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:22:13 PM »
I know in so cal the job market is extremelly competitive so I would warn those from non ABA schools to be carefull, I do not know of nor cal but can only assume it is the same. As I am sure you know cali does let non aba take the bar but just as some advice I would STRONGLY recomend going to an aba school.  Yes it is more money but unless you want to start your own practice it is the only way you will get a job

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 08, 2006, 02:35:21 PM »
I so choose to do anything for the mere educational value, this is not alright with you? If I waste my time, and my hard earned educational benefits, this matters to you?

YES IT DOES, to take my profession so lightly insults me, it would be like saying video game players should be pilots because they spend hours playing flight simulator games.  I dont care if u waste your time and money becoming a fake lawyer but what I hate is when you would then try to call yourself a lawyer just as you would hate my 7 yr old cousin calling himself a pilot just bc he can on xbox.

Online Law Schools / Re: "National accreditation"
« on: February 08, 2006, 11:27:06 AM »
35% is decent? the pass rate of aba schools is about 70% so twice that, the only reason the average hovers around 60 is bc of the non aba schools

Online Law Schools / Re: I passed the Baby Bar---Just barely.............
« on: February 08, 2006, 11:23:34 AM »
congrats but if u just barely passed how do u think you will pass the real one?  I dont mean to be pestimistic but the bar passage rates for people who are forced to take the baby bar are really low, if you just barely passed the baby bar I would suggest a different career.

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 08, 2006, 10:54:57 AM »
I agree totally law schools teach you to think like a lawyer, barbri teaches you to take the bar, also I question your alleged 170 lsat, with that type score money would not be an issue as most schools would give you a scholarship.  As far as my comments about 2 attempts for the bar, thats only for biglaw, no small to medium firm will give you that chance and no biglaw will hire a non aba (insurance company wouldn't let us even if we wanted to)

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 07, 2006, 08:15:00 PM »
My firm would never hire a non aba school (we would never even hire a bottom tier), big firms in California only hire from top tiered law school, and at that top ranked students from those, as far as failing the bar I know of NO firm who gives any associate more than two attempts at the bar. 

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