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Law Firms / Partner Track, Clerkship, & Public Interest questions
« on: February 20, 2006, 03:07:40 PM »
Three questions regarding Law Careers:

1) Is there a certain age limit for the Partner Track or other such notable career tracks? (For instance, a similar situation is that some universities require/highly prefer that one be under a certain age to be given a tenure-track position. Do law firms/judgeships have similar stipulations?)

2. Must a clerkship be completed immediately after law school - can one work in private/other practice for a few years then complete a clerkship?

3. Public interest lawyers oftentimes are able to invoke loan forgiveness by their law school due to their career track. My impression is that completing a clerkship is not a "public interest" position; nor is working in the DA office one. What exactly constitutes public interest work and do these fields fall within that category (allowing me to qualify for loan forgiveness)?

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General Board / partner track, clerkship, and public interest questions
« on: February 20, 2006, 03:05:49 PM »
Three questions regarding Law Careers:

1) Is there a certain age limit for the Partner Track or other such notable career tracks? (For instance, a similar situation is that some universities require/highly prefer that one be under a certain age to be given a tenure-track position. Do law firms/judgeships have similar stipulations?)

2. Must a clerkship be completed immediately after law school - can one work in private/other practice for a few years then complete a clerkship?

3. Public interest lawyers oftentimes are able to invoke loan forgiveness by their law school due to their career track. My impression is that completing a clerkship is not a "public interest" position; nor is working in the DA office one. What exactly constitutes public interest work and do these fields fall within that category (allowing me to qualify for loan forgiveness)?

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Does anyone think that being able to view BLL, legal theory, and the legal system through the lens of either history, politics, econ, or philosophy is ideal?

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Any philosophy majors out there? History majors?

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Do any of you believe that majoring in philosophy, politics, or economics prior to law school gave you a distinct edge over peers that had different majors? What about other majors - help or hurt?

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General Board / please help a prospective law student
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:19:09 PM »
For those who have successfully completed the application process:
What do you think is the best way to strengthen one's application beyond improving one's GPA or LSAT score? [Extracurriculars? Further Formal or Independent Study? Post-school work/volunteer experience? Something to improve one's uniqueness as a candidate? Something else?]

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Stanford U / please help a prospective law student
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:18:12 PM »
For those who have successfully completed the application process:
What do you think is the best way to strengthen one's application beyond improving one's GPA or LSAT score? [Extracurriculars? Further Formal or Independent Study? Post-school work/volunteer experience? Something to improve one's uniqueness as a candidate? Something else?]

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Harvard U / please help a prospective law student
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:17:23 PM »
For those who have successfully completed the application process:
What do you think is the best way to strengthen one's application beyond improving one's GPA or LSAT score? [Extracurriculars? Further Formal or Independent Study? Post-school work/volunteer experience? Something to improve one's uniqueness as a candidate? Something else?]

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Yale U / Please help a prospective law student
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:16:47 PM »
For those who have successfully completed the application process:
What do you think is the best way to strengthen one's application beyond improving one's GPA or LSAT score? [Extracurriculars? Further Formal or Independent Study? Post-school work/volunteer experience? Something to improve one's uniqueness as a candidate? Something else?]

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General Board / YOUR advice for prospective law students
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:03:03 PM »
What "words of wisdom" would you pass on to future law students regarding the law school experience?

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