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Transferring / Re: Are Transfers Happy?
« on: April 27, 2008, 10:05:07 PM »
I started 1L at a T4 school where I actually really liked the social scene and had many good friends I still keep in touch with.  I transferred for the reason most people do--to improve my job prospects.

The above posters are right.  It is tough making it socially as a transfer.  There is definitely some condescention from native students at this new school (40's T1).  Luckily, this school takes quite a few transfers (I think about 20) and most of us hang out together.

This to me is really the only reason NOT to transfer.  However, one must think about the future, and in my case, the job prospects have definitely improved.

Jacy...I bet she's hot

Current Law Students / Re: Spread The Word Before Tuesday
« on: April 24, 2008, 06:24:13 PM »
Are you even listening or just repeating what people say?  What detailed policies have Clinton or McCain articulated in speeches which Obama has not?  Name one.

If you actually listen to Obama talk, he doesn't say anything of substance.  All he says is change.  Most candidates are similarly empty, but not to this extent.  I don't think he's a bad candidate, but I think what he says sounds a lot better than it actually is.

Current Law Students / Re: TTT
« on: April 10, 2008, 08:30:53 AM »
I don't expect anyone to feel sorry for me.  I don't even feel sorry for me.  I'm simply pointing out that the biggest difference between T1 and T4 students is the LSAT score and that the LSAT is a bad indicator of one's ability to be a good lawyer.

Current Law Students / Re: TTT
« on: April 10, 2008, 07:02:41 AM »
Here's why your plan sucks.  I did poorly on the LSAT, went to a T4 and finished 1L in the Top 15%.  I transferred to a 40's T1 school and I'm now in the top 10% of this class.  My LSAT score is several points below the lower quartile at this school, yet I'm performing better than 90% of its students.  I'm sure this isn't a rare exception.

Current Law Students / Re: Writing worth it?
« on: April 09, 2008, 07:17:16 PM »
do it.  If you get on a journal it will really really help your resume.  If you don't make it, then who cares.

Most people don't finish these writing competitions so if you do it you have a good chance of getting on.  At least at my school this is true.

Current Law Students / Re: Spread The Word Before Tuesday
« on: April 06, 2008, 11:21:10 AM »
You're missing the point.  Experience is one of the factors.  What if the experienced lawyer was a hack and the new laywer had common sense and good judgment? 

Also, as I said, the job of President is so stressful and unique, one really can't say they have meaningful experience unless they've actually been president.

Looking at the candidates, Obama is best suited to beat McCain.  We cannot afford to have conservative justices appointed in place of Justice Ginsberg and Stevens, who will both be retiring soon.

If you are going to do it, definitely do it together.  You'll save both time and tutition because of cross-credits.

But, I agree with the previous poster that its probably not worth it.

Current Law Students / Re: 2009 USnews Rankings
« on: March 29, 2008, 01:08:54 PM »
I think everyone who is opposed to the existance of T4 schools is misplacing their blame.  Its the bar exam, not law school admission, that is the vehicle which regulates the number of licensed lawyers.  Graduates from both T4 and T14 schools take the same bar exam and for the most part exhibit the same bar passage rates (although some T4 schools have abysmal bar passage rates, many have passage rates in the 90%).

I think the real problem is that the bar exam is too easy and/or the passing score is too low.

Current Law Students / Re: 2009 USnews Rankings
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:40:51 AM »
Its all a bunch of BS.  Of course HYS is better than, say, Stetson or GA State.  But, does anyone really believe that Cornell is really better than GULC or Texas?  Is GWU really worse than GULC? Its crazy.

What's really silly is this situation:  Two students go to the same undergrad institution and both have 3.5 UGPAs. One knocks the LSAT out of the park and gets a 179 and the other a 155.

Without going to Law School Numbers, its pretty safe to assume that the first student will get into a T14 and the second student a T2/T3 or so.

Now suppose the student with the 179 LSAT is in the Top 1/2 of his law school class and the second student is in the Top 10%, Moot Court, Law Review and is active.  Its no suprise that the first student does better in the job search and why, the LSAT?!?  Now that's a crazy system.

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