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General Board / Re: Where does the bottom 50% end up?
« on: March 25, 2007, 09:20:59 PM »
It's not that there are too many people with JD's- there are too many people with degrees from schools w/ awful reputations. The rising wages are going disproportionately to those at top 25 schools, and they're not making any more of them. It's like saying that there are too many cars in America, but how could the price of BMW's keep rising when there are too many cars? There's only a finite # of "BMW" law students out there.

Good point. I have to say that I agree. Here in DC, the big firm going rate reportedly just went up another 15k to $160k and it's because there are now more law firms in DC competing for the BMW students (as a previous poster said) and a lot more top students are being wooed into jobs in Texas and internationally. Furthermore, I have also heard numerous stories of grads (friends of friends) from reputable law schools in the DC metro area (not GU or GW of course) taking positions as office managers, etc. until they found something law related [aside from the temp basement doc review torture]. 

General Board / Re: Laser printer a good investment?
« on: March 22, 2007, 05:20:53 PM »
My black & white laser printer is probably the best piece of computer equipment I have ever purchase.  I have printed thousands of pages and it is still on its original cartridge. 

What's the type and model? I need one that doesn't suck. I get like 250 at the most out of my black cartridge.

General Board / Re: Where does the bottom 50% end up?
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:22:52 AM »
Why do you think this?  I never stop hearing or reading about the versatility of the JD.  What are your sources?  The reasoning is sound as well--the JD is really just an advanced version of the liberal arts degree in that it teaches you how to solve problems, reason, and think critically.

Why do you think the JD is so limited to law?

Advanced version of a liberal arts degree? Is that a good thing? These are the days of specialization of labor and a liberal arts degree just screams useless in the business world.

I got a liberal arts degree in undergrad, which is why ended up in law school so fast, because business people nowadays don't want twenty-something generalists that they have to mold into a specialist.

"Jack of all trades, master of none" ring a bell?

General Board / Re: Scan of USN&WR 2008 Law School Rankings
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:09:02 AM »
I'm a long time reader but I have never posted on this board before today. But when I saw this, I had to do my civic duty to the board. Excuse the quality of the scan--I had to use the office's old copier to scan it.

If this in fact not legit, which it no doubt isn't, it really is saddening how lame this person has to be to go through all the trouble just to try and get a rise out of people on an anon board.

Duquesne U / Re: Cleveland St., Duquesne, or IU - Indy?
« on: March 21, 2007, 03:56:30 PM »
IU-Indy is a good school. Go there, they probably have a decent foothold in a big city market. Just a thought. Make sure you visit all the campuses before deciding, it makes a big difference.

General Board / Re: SCOTUS book
« on: March 17, 2007, 04:50:21 PM »
The new book by Rosen is really, really interesting about all the arguing that goes on in the deliberating chamber etc. Even though it was just about Justices, it read like it was a mystery novel or something. I can't remember the full name of it, it's Supreme Court . . . something, something. Sorry, it's St. Pat's Day and I'm wasted, but I'm sure that Rosen's book is the best Supreme Ct. book to come along in a long time.

Have a good time today and wear your green.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Books to help with Brief Writing?
« on: March 12, 2007, 11:29:56 PM »
Writing to Win by Steven D. Stark is a great little book about legal writing, and he points you to other good legal writing books throughout it.

Yeah, you're getting started a bit late. Your best bet right now is looking at small/medium firms and public interest groups with late deadlines.

Don't waste your time on Crim Pro unless you want to go into criminal law. Just take the Barbri classes.

General Board / Re: I'm just here for the Westlaw & Lexis points.
« on: March 08, 2007, 03:22:36 PM »
I have 8,000 Lexis points.  I am working on getting a car.

I don't think they'd let you stay in law school long enough for that. If they did, I'd have to get the harrier jet, though I'm sure they wouldn't honor it.

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