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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 20, 2010, 02:57:59 PM »
Big, you are missing my point.  I agree with you that common sense hiring would make sense, however, it's simply not the way the legal world works.  Legal employers hire resumes, not people. 

You can be bitter about it, or you can accept it and work within it.  Are there exceptions?  Of course there are. However, 99% of the time the Harvard grad with no language skills is going to have more opportunities than the Cooley grad with 10 languages and moonlight's as a super hero.

Simply the facts of life....

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 20, 2010, 09:43:56 AM »
Clearly you are a 0L with no idea how legal recruitment works.  While your argument (albeit riddled with grammatical errors) is sound, the sad reality is that a Cooley grad who speaks 10 languages is still unlikely to find employment over a Harvard grad.  It just isn't going to work that way simply because most top notch employers aren't even going to LOOK AT the Cooley student's resume.  It will get mailed to the firm, go through HR, and end up in the trash.

Welcome to the legal profession.  I'm not saying it's right, but it's how it is.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:57:36 PM »
When choosing schools outside of those in the rankings loop, you should choose based on where you will be happy living and working for the rest of your life.  Reality is that outside the top 25-30 schools, you aren't getting out of your local city unless you are top of the class, and even then it's a long shot for major markets.

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General Board / Re: Is law school worth it?- Freaked Out!
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:55:49 PM »
:) - No reputable law school grades like that.  What TTT do you attend?  I sense some bitter resentment at going to a second rate school.  Must be tough living with such a big chip on your shoulder.

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General Board / Re: Is law school worth it?- Freaked Out!
« on: April 17, 2010, 04:40:44 PM »
Nothing like quiting a grad degree to get an associates degree ;D

That being said most lawstudents would kill themselves day one of a real school. "what do you mean I have to get an 80% or better on ALL exams or fail, where's the curve...daddy.... :P "   

Most grad. programs have HUGE grade inflation so give me a break.  Law school curves are generally to the detriment of students, not the other way around. 

Not to mention the fact that you can't score a law school exam on a straight percentage basis.  I've taken exams where an A is getting 50-60% of the issues/points.

I've been to grad school, it's a joke compared to professional school.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 15, 2010, 09:19:58 AM »
While I agree the rankings are generally ridiculous once you get out of the top 25 or so schools, it's always people that don't have good stats and aren't going anywhere worth going that complain about how ridiculous they are.

Your 155 LSAT and half-cocked GPA puts you in the world of average.....  So of course you bash the system.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 14, 2010, 11:45:54 AM »
Outside of the top 25 employers could care less about the rank.  I really don't see why schools care.  Either you are in the "in" group or you aren't.  And even being in doesn't help much these days.

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General Board / Re: Is law school worth it?- Freaked Out!
« on: April 14, 2010, 10:37:35 AM »
Byron,

It is NOT worth it. I go to a T14 (3L), and I can tell you that the job market is even worse than you think. It's not going to get better either. Please do not go to law school. Even the $40k-70k a year jobs are almost impossible to obtain now unless you have a personal connection. It's absolutely brutal.

Don't go. You'll thank me when you see your lawyer friends in misery.

I am graduating from GW and am fortunate enough to not have debt and to have a Biglaw job lined up.

That said, I would never do it again.

Law school is a miserable hell and the odds of getting a firm job ITE are slim.  Even if you do get one, do you really want it?  I'm having doubts about leaving my current profession to slave away for 60 hours a week.

Law school and the legal profession are nothing like what you imagine.

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Are you slow?  The rankings were leaked yesterday lol.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 13, 2010, 05:37:56 PM »
I would caution people not to read too much into single-year rankings.

So when do the new Cooley rankings come out this year smiley faced guy? I do have a special place in my heart for any rankings that puts GULC at #2 :)

Agreed, last year's placement of GW at 27 proved to be the fluke that it clearly was.

ITE, if you aren't top 10, I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.  Glad I summered before the *&^% hit the fan.

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