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I took it Spring 2L

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General Board / Re: Worst time to be a lawyer?
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:05:21 PM »
Are you joking; T25 is by definition, above average.

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Transferring / Re: Mercer to Emory/ UGA/ UCLA/ UTexas
« on: February 24, 2008, 11:01:36 AM »
All those are going to be longshots.  You probably have the grades for UGA but they don't take many transfers.  Emory is probably the most likely acceptance, but still a longshot.  If you really want to leave Mercer, I would cast a wider net.  Good luck to you.

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General Board / Re: Becoming a Prosecutor or Public Defender
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:57:41 PM »
PDs and DAs are not as into pedigree as firms.  They care more about demeanor and whether they like you.  They'll take a 3d Tier grad with a personality over a Harvard JD anyday.

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General Board / Re: Becoming a Prosecutor or Public Defender
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:19:26 PM »
I'm in law school in Florida, looking in Atlanta (my hometown).  Its not a matter of connections, I've got connections, but they won't hire law students until they pass the bar.

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General Board / Re: how to write an opening statement?????
« on: February 22, 2008, 07:53:18 PM »
Above is good, plus I would create a theme of the case and start playing on the juries minds.  Its true that you cannot argue the case in opening, but the jury will almost certainly make up their minds on the verdict during the opening statement.  Come up with a theme of the case and revisit it after opening.

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General Board / Re: Worst time to be a lawyer?
« on: February 22, 2008, 04:55:04 PM »
What do you mean?  Job search?  If so, its pretty rough out there right now.

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General Board / Re: Becoming a Prosecutor or Public Defender
« on: February 22, 2008, 04:02:40 PM »
...One downside to getting one of those jobs right out of law school is that they generally don't hire until you have your bar results.  That was his experience, so I want to warn you.  He had to take a job he hated for a while until he could get hired on as a PD...


This is a huge problem I'm finding.  I'm looking into DA's offices right now and they won't even talk to me without the bar license.

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General Board / Re: Advice for soon to be law student
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:45:13 AM »
Go to med school.

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