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I'm not sure exactly what you are talking about, but many public interest law firms and DA/PD offices will pay a certain monthly amount toward your loans.  Congress was recently considering a bill to forgive a certain amount of debt to lawyers who worked in public interest or DA/PD offices.  I believe the terms were if you paid on time for ten years, the remaining balance would be forgiven.

I'm not sure if that passed.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 155 to 170 in 5 and 1/2 months? Possible?
« on: April 28, 2008, 04:31:39 PM »
It really depends on where you started.  If you have not really done much and got a 155 right off the bat, I'd say it is definitely possible.  If you have been studying for a while and are still at 155, then it may not happen.

Good luck

Transferring / Re: Are Transfers Happy?
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:05:07 AM »
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

General Board / Re: Spread The Word Before Tuesday
« on: April 24, 2008, 08:24:13 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.

General Board / Re: TTT
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:30:53 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.

General Board / Re: TTT
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:02:41 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.

General Board / Re: Writing worth it?
« on: April 09, 2008, 09:17:16 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.

General Board / Re: Spread The Word Before Tuesday
« on: April 06, 2008, 01:21:10 PM »
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.

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