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Current Law Students / Re: Laser printer a good investment?
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:20:53 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Where does the bottom 50% end up?
« on: March 21, 2007, 11:22:52 PM »
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?

Current Law Students / Re: Scan of USN&WR 2008 Law School Rankings
« on: March 21, 2007, 11:09:02 PM »
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.

Current Law Students / Re: SCOTUS book
« on: March 17, 2007, 01:50:21 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Books to help with Brief Writing?
« on: March 12, 2007, 08:29:56 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.

Job Search / Re: Opportunities for things to do this summer as a 1L?
« on: March 12, 2007, 06:50:17 PM »
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.

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.

Go to W & L or Pitt if you're thinking about MD. Both schools have great reps there. W & L's rep seems to be a bit farther reaching than any of the other schools on your list from my own experience.

Current Law Students / Re: Is Fordham Law worth 180k in debt?
« on: March 05, 2007, 07:15:42 PM »
Go to UGA, they have a very dedicated alumni network and a strong reputation throughout the Southeast. Also, Athens is a great college town, and you would get to experience all the glory that is SEC football. Only go to Fordham if you're absolutely positive that you want to be in NYC for a few years.

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