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General Board / Re: Students Uniting for Big Law Firm Changes
« on: April 03, 2007, 02:23:27 PM »

Law firms are just risk averse, so getting them to change won't be easy, but was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

ummm... I don't think Germany bombed pearl harbor.  I could be wrong though ::)

Transferring / Re: 3.4 at T4 -- Where to transfer...
« on: April 02, 2007, 09:38:31 PM »
is St. Johns out of the question? OP?

General Board / Re: PeaceCorp
« on: April 02, 2007, 06:16:49 PM »
wow.... thats a unique predicament.  I don't know to tell you the truth!

General Board / Re: I don't like appellate briefs
« on: April 01, 2007, 11:09:36 PM »
I dislike my trial level brief!

General Board / Re: Does being in law school make you paranoid?
« on: March 31, 2007, 08:51:42 PM »
Life hasn't been the same for me since I read Palsgraf :-\

General Board / Re: Ow, the loans!
« on: March 25, 2007, 08:55:49 PM »
Thats A LOT of debt!!!

General Board / Re: Transfer from U Mich to Harvard
« on: March 25, 2007, 06:37:45 PM »
I agree. I should get 4.0 this semester to have any chance.

That is always a good idea! ::)

General Board / Re: Where does the bottom 50% end up?
« on: March 25, 2007, 06:34:21 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

General Board / Re: How much debt does everyone have?
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:41:16 PM »
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

General Board / Re: Transfer from U Mich to Harvard
« on: March 23, 2007, 11:09:29 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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