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Widener U School of Law / Re: 2009 meet and greet
« on: June 14, 2006, 01:43:38 AM »
Football sounds good, but no need for a league, why don't we just play to play, we have enough competition as it is.

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: June 10, 2006, 05:51:15 PM »
DO NOT GO TO WIDENER! I realize you think that hard work automatically pays off but there are plenty of law student's at Widener that bust their asses for 3 years only to be unable to find a job that can pay off their debt. The only trial law you will practice out of Widner is some DUI cases and a whole lot of personal injury. If you are really lucky, maybe some wrongful death. Sounds like a great career. Good luck!
wrongful death only hmm, lets look at some powerhouse philly firms and see if there's any widener grads there.
So here's my research
Cozen & O'Conner                     22 attorneys
White & Williams                     32 attorneys
Saul Ewing                           14 attorneys
Wolf Block Shor & Solis-Cohen         7 attorneys
Pepper Hamilton                       4 attorneys
Blank Rome                           11 attorneys
Drinker Biddle and Reathe             5 attorneys
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll    11 attorneys
Duane Morris                          5 attorneys
Dechert                               3 attorneys
there's the list i found all my data on, i checked the philadelphia office locations of the largest 250 firms in the US.  So it is possible for widener grads to get into BIGlaw. 

General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: June 08, 2006, 09:25:10 AM »

If I could do it all over again, I would go to med school, or dental school, or hell . . . maybe just make cocktails on the beach ala Tom Cruise in "Cocktail."

threre are miserable dentists and doctors, probably not beach bartenders because that may be the best job known to man. 

I have worked in the legal field before going to law school, I've worked in a DA's office in a major city, and the people in that office seem to be some of the most dedicated and satisified employees I've seen in any profession.  I went into that internship not knowing what I want and workign there made me want to become a prosecutor.  I have no interest in BIGlaw what so ever and I'm glad I don't. What you sacrifice at a DA's office I'm assuming you receive back in satisfaction and a life outside of work.  These people have a softball team, go to the karoke bar after work and do something they enjoy (presenting cases in court) for less hours (most DA's i've met work Mon-Fri 9-6 or 7) Sometime less depending on trials.  But the kick in the ass if that you only start at 46,000 a year, and it's a difficult job to get in to.  Just my two cents.  I"m an incoming 1L and I know a good amount of happy laywers.  So don't let the scaremongers on this site disuade you.  If you went to law school for the right reason (you want to practice Law) then you'll be okay.  If not, you will have a harder time, but then again law school is a glorified trade school, so you wouldn't go and join a union to become a carpenter if the thoughts of swinging a hammer all day pissed you off. 

General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:48:10 PM »
Don't go to T4s, I mean to any T4, not just the ones listed here! Don't be stupid!

so you've graduated law school, or have gone to a T4, or have some knowledge of t4 that you didn't garner off ego intesifying board.  Interesting point, I really enjoy the fact that you set an argument then use clear examples and ratonale to defend said argue\ment.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: What kind of law are you pursuing?
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:43:49 PM »
My primary goal, in fact my only goal, is prosecution in the Philly area.  I would love, LOVE to be a judge one day.

sorry for commenting on the Austin board, I don't go here, I didn't notice that I was in there until after I posted, I just use the last 200 topics button all the time.

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:41:50 PM »
nice...i didnt think widener had any open book exams being a t4

Have you heard anything of the other profs?

Just because it's a t4 it's still going to act the same as any other law school.

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:41:11 PM »
kmpnj, are you staying in widener or going to valpo have you made your decision yet?

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: June 07, 2006, 12:17:32 PM »
thanks, i was really hoping they didn't put that class in on a friday, so now that's cool.  are you in section c rodney?

U of Texas - Austin / Re: What does "reputation" mean on the sidebar?
« on: June 07, 2006, 12:16:19 PM »
I have a terrible rep, because about a month ago there were a couple idiots who made up fake names and started threads about other people on this site.  It was very pathetic, well I stuck up for the person they were talking bad about and they took their revenge the only way they could.  By hitting my reputation every time they could.  Some people here are just that stupid. 

General Board / Re: liberal or conservative
« on: June 06, 2006, 12:01:36 AM »
there's so many confounding variables and differences in people that you could never lump all law students into a particular catagory.  You may have some students there for tax law and other for criminal defense which is going cause some students to lean either to left or right.  also schools in new york, philly, cali and boston are generally going to be more liberal then your schools in the south or midwest.  also religious vs. secular affiliation will play a huge role as well.  i think you're going to have a lot more conservative republicans at villanova than temple one of the major decisions in picking schools to apply to in both ugrad and law was i wanted a lack of religious affiliation because of the way my high school experience was forcing catholism down my throught so i think law students are just too diverse a group to fit neatly into one category.

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