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Law School Applications / Re: Rejections from Law Schools
« on: April 25, 2007, 03:41:32 PM »
take LSAT again, even if you did get into one of those schools... its not worth it going to those schools without any scholarships.  I dont think that you will qualify for any with your numbers, and why rack up debt to go to a school that isn't really marketable to begin with.  You have a decent GPA, I dunno about your school, just retake LSAT and work for a year!

I would recommend PMing Uchi2L because I know that he transferred after his second year of law school.  Perhaps you can provide you with some insight

General Board / Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« on: April 18, 2007, 08:30:14 AM »
unfortunately, easier said than done :-[

Transferring / Re: transferring as a 3L?
« on: April 16, 2007, 02:13:33 AM »
i highly doubt it man... just stick it out and go for the high ranked ll.m program.  it wouldn't make any sense financially

Transferring / Re: Advice Needed ASAP
« on: April 13, 2007, 07:49:29 PM »
hastings places pretty well in LA... I would say try and go as high up as you can get because you never know what you might want to do later in life (teach, clerk, etc)

Transferring / Re: Advice Needed ASAP
« on: April 13, 2007, 04:55:09 PM »
where would you like to practice?

Southern Illinois - Carbondale / Re: SIU 2010
« on: April 13, 2007, 04:47:13 PM »
I am sure SIU is a good school, i was responding to "how reliable" that list was.  I am not sure how far SIU is from Chicago, but I know tons for firms make the 2-3 hour drive to U of I.  And I don't know if an SIU degree gets the same amount of respect as Depaul, Loyola, U of I

Southern Illinois - Carbondale / Re: SIU 2010
« on: April 13, 2007, 11:11:55 AM »
I would say that is very unreliable.  Check firm websites and see how many SIU grads are at big firms in comparison to alum from U of I, Loyola, and Depaul.  No Comparison.  Also look at the SIU OCI firm list... ::)

1L job search / Re: Summer Job Debate - Need ASAP Help!
« on: April 04, 2007, 11:23:23 AM »
Even if you did want to work in Chicago after graduation, you should still work with the judge in scenario 2 for teh reasons stated above.  Assuming you have pretty decent grades (since you will be working for a judge), a lot of big Chicago firms recruit at UIUC so you shouldn't worry!

General Board / Re: Students Uniting for Big Law Firm Changes
« on: April 04, 2007, 11:19:11 AM »
I am sure big law can change.  It is going to take more than a letter from over 100 students from the top schools.  A majority of the students from the top schools would not only have to write a letter, but personally but pressure on big law through delays in acceptances of offers and other direct approaches and frankly, not to many young people are willing to sacrifice a chance at a 6 figure job.  I am sure most associates wouldn't mind taking a 20k pay cut in exchange for working 250 billable hours less.  Perhaps firms could have a two track payment system.   One system would pay the current rates at big law, with the standard 2000+ billables requirement, and a second junior track at 1800 billable hours and 20k less than than the market rate. Just a thought

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