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Current Law Students / Re: Ow, the loans!
« on: March 25, 2007, 06:55:49 PM »
Thats A LOT of debt!!!

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Current Law Students / Re: Transfer from U Mich to Harvard
« on: March 25, 2007, 04:37:45 PM »
I agree. I should get 4.0 this semester to have any chance.

That is always a good idea! ::)

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Current Law Students / Re: Where does the bottom 50% end up?
« on: March 25, 2007, 04:34:21 PM »
Secondly, what makes you think people at the top of their class tend to be socially inept?  Being smart or hard working has nothing to do with being socially inept, just like being dumb does not make you more likable. 

There's possibly a small correlation, because people with no friends are never tempted to go hang out with their friends and drink beer instead of study. Although many friendless people don't have the work ethic necessary to study on a Saturady night.

In any event, remember, employers are looking for employees who will HELP THE EMPLOYER MAKE MORE MONEY. A guy who works on Saturday nights generates more billable hours for the employer. The fun social guy only helps the employer if his dad is the CEO of a major corporation who can direct business to the firm.

In the consulting business, they often use the "airport test" when hiring people. Would we want to hang out at the airport with this guy whie waiting for a flight? Law firms don't don't seem to care about this. Probably because law is more local and associates rarely ever fly anywhere.

wouldn't the fun guy make more money for the firm by attracting clients with his wining personality?  People do business with people they enjoy being around.  The power of networking

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Current Law Students / Re: How much debt does everyone have?
« on: March 23, 2007, 11:41:16 AM »
By the time I get out of law school I'll be 90,000 dollars in debt.  I was curious as to how this number compared to others on this board.  I should have went to a public school :(

I don't think you want to know.  Thank god for GRAD Plus loans.  If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be going to law school that's for sure.  So far between educational and private living expense loans between undergrad and business school I've racked up approximately 150k.  That's BEFORE I start law school in the Fall.  Depressing isn't it?  Pretty much BIGLAW or drown forever in debt for me. 

wow... i hope your going to a prestigious law school and get a job with Wachtell!!! That is rough

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Current Law Students / Re: Transfer from U Mich to Harvard
« on: March 23, 2007, 09:09:29 AM »
If your Gpa stay at a 3.2, you won't stand a good chance of transferring to Harvard, they have a small transfer class and usually take people with really high GPA's.  you still have time to raise your GPA up exponentially.  If you do that, you might increase your chance.  The 175 LSAT only comes in handy if you 1L GPA is high

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Current Law Students / Re: Kent vs. DePaul vs. Loyola (chicago)
« on: March 20, 2007, 09:58:33 PM »
Loyola is better than depaul, but ranked lower than kent.  Depaul has more alumni than the other two schools.  They are all seen as the same in the eyes of employers who will only scoop the top of the class from these 3 schools after they get all the NU and U of C students than can grab ::)

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Current Law Students / Re: What does the SBA do at your school?
« on: March 20, 2007, 07:37:41 PM »
They organize where the bar review will be held each Thursday  ;D 

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Current Law Students / Re: Where does the bottom 50% end up?
« on: March 19, 2007, 08:37:54 PM »
Right... 90% of the class at a T14 can get a biglaw job, if they want it.

I was responding to the OP, who is at a T2.

I don't think the top half of a t2 has the "option" of a biglaw job.  I top 15% is more like it give or take 10% depending on the market

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Current Law Students / Re: 3.23UGPA + 141LSAT Please Advise
« on: March 19, 2007, 08:34:12 PM »
I would strongly advise taking next year off, working and studying for the LSAT.  Take it again in the fall.  You have an O.K average.  If you study hard enough and raise that score up, you will have a better shot at getting into a decent school.  Best of Luck 8)

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anything is possible if you believe in magic!! :P

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