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Transferring / Re: Transfer East v. West. A little enlightenment?
« on: November 11, 2006, 11:17:16 PM »
Entertainment law is not all it's cracked up to be. I've got a buddy doing entertainment law out in LA now and he hates it. Maybe 20% of the rainmaking partners actually ever meet their famous clients. The rest of you just file motions and complaints with a famous name on it, same crap other firms do. He says the only reason he stays is the opportunity to crossover into an entertainment company, maybe get on as a producer somewhere down the road, but right now he's miserable.
Just thought I'd throw that in there for those thinking about entertainment law.

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General Board / Re: Question for law students at Top 50 schools
« on: November 11, 2006, 10:50:46 AM »
I'm at a t20 and competition is murderous. I know a girl who got 98/100 questions correct on her mult. choice torts exam and still only managed an A- on a B+ curve. I think it's a little bit luck, when it comes to mult. choice, and whole lot about who has the best study plan that they can stick to throughout the year.

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General Board / Re: What does Coito Ergo Sum mean?
« on: November 10, 2006, 08:44:47 AM »
Did you mean to say Cogito Ergo Sum?

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General Board / Re: this is about money
« on: November 09, 2006, 11:22:23 AM »
in general would you say that its not a good idea to study too specifically one type of law, say...construction defect...if you eventually want to start a construction businees?  or would someone do better by entering the field doing broad transactional work?

I would say go more specific if you're sure that's what you want to get into.

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Forget about T14's unless you score much better than a 162 on your LSAT, even part-time at Georgetown. You need to call around and check the websites to see who accepts Feb. LSAT. I suggest you take the December LSAT. I over-studied for the LSAT, it can happen. Chances are that if you're not ready by now, you won't be more ready in February and many schools will already have their seats just about filled up, making it even tougher on you.

Take the December LSAT.

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General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: November 06, 2006, 12:49:46 PM »

I've heard that homosexuality is a gateway lifestyle. Therefore, the legalization of gay marriage might lead to the eventual legalization of bestiality or cannibalism.


In Africa cannibalism is random. Six men in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, were arrested for cannibalism; the men dug up graves, ate human flesh, and made shoes out of human skin. A Nigerian man confessed to chopping up his boss after a payment dispute and making her into pepper soup. A German cannibal named Armin Meiwes said he was sorry for killing and eating another man, who supposedly agreed to be eaten and shared a meal of his own penis with his killer. Prosecutors charged Meiwes with "murder for sexual satisfaction," because cannibalism is not a crime in Germany.

Speaking of gay marriage as a gateway lifestyle, if any of you guys are on Facebook. Join the group "Gay Marriage Killed the Dinosaurs," it has a list on it that is hilarious.

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 06, 2006, 12:47:16 PM »
i'm soooo sick of this elitism bull.  i'm so tired of hearing such inside the box thinking.  to the OP: don't let these guys get you down! everyone has their reasons why they  chose a lower ranked school over t20.  a full ride is great, and maybe its close to home.  whatever the reasons, you felt you made the right choice.  if you feel that the right choice for you now is to transfer up, then great...do it.  by graduating from a t3/4 you might not get a strong offer your first year, but that in no way means you won't be successful in the future.  my advice - work as hard as you can and learn as much as you can now.  just because these people go to better schools, does not mean they're smarter than you...believe me.  and plus, it sounds as if you enjoy going to your school.

my brother graduated berkeley law 6 years ago, and now he's not even in the field! (he's in investment banking earning a shitload of money) he told me that a name doesn't matter, it helps but it can only take you so far.  he's met many people from prestigious schools that couldn't cut it in the work force because they don't have what it takes.  if you're clueless then there's always a glass ceiling.  if you're driven, then no matter where you go you'll succeed. 

i apologize for going off but i'm just sick of hearing people say that a NAME will make or break you.   

No, the name won't always make or break you if you have the drive (unless you think you're going to end up at Cravath or Skadden), BUT chances are that out of a t3/4 (assuming you're not at the top of the class) you'll end up spending five or more years in the workforce to get where you would have been in a couple years coming out of a T14. The name isn't necessarily everything, but it means A LOT. In my opinion, the speculated lifetime earnings coming out of a T14 more than makes up for any full scholarship that a T3/4 could ever offer me. Of course, none of this matters if you don't want to work in a big/mid-sized firm, but it sounds like the OP does.

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 02, 2006, 10:24:45 PM »
The name is VERY important. Hofstra is a decent school, don't get me wrong, but go with the highest ranked school you get into. Play it safe now, you can't predict where you're going to place in your law school class.

The name is VERY important. Hofstra is a decent school, don't get me wrong, but go with the highest ranked school you get into. Play it safe now, you can't predict where you're going to place in your law school class.

I think its too late for the OP.  She already chose Hofstra over a top 5 school according to her post.

Oh yeah, I was in class at the time and OP's post is pretty long.

In that case, ouch, I hate to say you made a mistake, but . . . well, unless you do very very well, you probably did.

Good luck.

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:59:37 PM »
The name is VERY important. Hofstra is a decent school, don't get me wrong, but go with the highest ranked school you get into. Play it safe now, you can't predict where you're going to place in your law school class.

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Alabama / Re: Looking for student or grad on contingency basis
« on: October 26, 2006, 12:32:04 PM »
I am an Alabama undergrad graduate, but am currently in DC at GWU law school, which is ranked #3 in the country in intellectual property. I am no patent specialist, but my roommate interns with an intellectual property firm. ???

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