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Job Search / Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:12:54 PM »
Anyone who interviewed with HUD receive offer or rejection yet?

Current Law Students / Re: In the current downturn in the legal market
« on: September 16, 2008, 12:45:41 PM »

Don't worry.  Obama will have been president for while by 2011, and Change will have swept over the world.  The world of 2011 will look quite like Star Trek.

Agreed, the economics of 2011 will be different.  We all work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.  And the best of the best will no longer want to go to law school.  They will instead aspire to become Starfleet Officers.

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone doing Dual MBA JD degrees?
« on: June 16, 2008, 05:14:31 PM »
You need to consider what school you're talking about.  An MBA from anything less than a Top 20 is almost worthless.  I thought about a JD/MBA, but decided not to do the combined program because my school's MBA program is not even ranked.  I'm at a T-20 law school, and I'll likely be starting at a T-5 MBA program right after I graduate from law school.  I know it's  a lot of school, but an MBA at anything less than a T-20 is a waste.

Definitely check with an attorney - ask him about "promissory estoppel"

Current Law Students / Re: T20 in Major City Needs Some Guidance
« on: May 03, 2008, 09:39:36 PM »
Gee, I wonder if you're for real or if you're just a flame.  How ever can I tell?  Oh, I know! Let's look at xoxo  and see if you're posting there:

Current Law Students / Re: Summer starters have an "unique" advantage?
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:55:58 PM »
Actually, I beg to differ.  Arrogant kids need a dose of cold water thrown on them every once in awhile.  If you can't get into Yale, you don't need to be a jackass to others on these message boards.  Yale students, because they have proven themselves to be superior by their admission to Yale, are the only people who can get away with being jackasses if they so choose. I go to a T-20 by the way, so I'm not bragging. 

Current Law Students / Re: Summer starters have an "unique" advantage?
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:49:27 PM »
2LMan... just went through the 1L job process "in this economy" in a top law school.  Some people had multiple offers (4-8 offers), some people are splitting, and about half the students in the class have firm jobs.  Lots of people didn't even apply to firms, so that's not even representative of the number of people who *could* have gotten firm jobs.  I think he's in good shape as a 1L at Michigan.

Peaches, I replied to your personal message, but I'm going to take this public.  Peaches didn't like me calling him/her a kid in a post.  But ya know, I just saw your most recent posts on-line, Peaches, and I gotta say they are brimming with arrogance and overconfidence.  If you really are the adult you say you are, why are wasting your time lording yourself over strangers on the internet?  Again, kid, this is not the indicia of maturity.  You seem very impressed with yourself and your fellow T-14s.  I hope it brings you the happiness you so clearly think it will. But it won't, especially not with your horrible personality.  Indeed, doesn't sound like you went to Yale.  So, why did you suck so bad that you didn't get into Yale?  LSAT too hard for you? Hmmm??

Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:35:49 PM »
I will be making bank, because I have no debt currently (none whatsoever, I've paid cash for everything up to this point) and my wife is a professional.  So, even if I am making $50k my first year in the government, my wife's salary puts us well into 6 digits.  That doesn't even count moving up the pay scale over the next several years in the government.  All that money you are paying on loans (years and years and years of paying on loans) I get to put in mutual funds and use as a huge downpayment on a home. BTW, I'm also former military and all that time I served gets counted toward my federal service, which which means I get a lot more vacation time every year! My point is - not everyone comes at law school from the same place in life, so going to a T-14 isn't always the right decision.

And I only "looked in your direction" because of your obnoxious comment above.  How do I know about your life?  Because your posting history gives you away.  I don't doubt that some people can find a good "quality of life" firm.  Given economic pressures on firms, that is hard to do.  I also don't doubt that some people can take on the debt and come out ahead.  But most don't.  Sorry, kid, I've got a few years on you and guess what - I'm a little wiser.

Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 03, 2008, 11:14:13 AM »
I can understand your reasoning.  I made the opposite choice for undergrad actually - U of L offered me a full scholarship plus stipend and I turned it down to go out of state.  It was easier for me to do so because I already knew U of L's local reputation for academic quality.  In  any case, I'm glad you were able to beat the odds and come out on top.

I'm in a similar position. I'll owe only $12k when I graduate, and my wife works too.  So I'll be making bank doing a job I love (government) and still have a great quality of life.  Sucks to be the kids who think their lives are going to be great when they're $200k+ in debt....Peaches, I'm looking in your direction.

Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 01, 2008, 05:00:11 PM »
You make very credible statements.  I'm a Louisville native and I know U of L well.  I also know that someone with whom I went to high school also went to Brandeis and this person is indeed doing insurance defense work now.  I have no idea where this person finished in their law school class, but it lends credibility to your indictment. 

Having said that, are you from Louisville?  If so, c'mon...did you really think you were going to get a great education there?  It's freakin' U of L.  I'm far from a UK fan, but regionally UK is way above U of L.  Louisville just isn't a big enough city to give that many good jobs to people locally, and the U of L name doesn't carry very far outside of "Kentuckiana". 

But I'm glad that it worked out for you at least.

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