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Current Law Students / Re: info on western state, la verne, FCSL
« on: March 09, 2007, 08:13:16 AM »
why not try Cal Western?

Current Law Students / Re: How to become a professor?
« on: March 07, 2007, 10:06:21 AM »
you have to graduate from the highest possible school that you can (The higher end of of the T-14 helps), Judicial Clerkship (Federal appellate level or higher helps a lot), law review, and being the top of your class.  This is the criteria for teaching at the top schools. Most schools throughout the tier system have equally high criteria.  Although, if you do well at the school you go to, you have a good chance of becoming a teacher at the school.  How would it look if   some tier 3 school didn't hire any of its grads?  I am sure the people from more elite school will have a competitive edge over everyone else, but people from all schools have some fraction of the class that ends up in academia.  Some schools just have higher percentages. 

No you don;t have to write a big report or a dissertation.  You can take classes were you can submit a paper as a final instead of an inclass exam.  And I know that there are comparative law classes that allow you to compare different legal systems.   

Current Law Students / Re: Best Laptop Notebook for Law School?
« on: March 06, 2007, 02:01:29 PM »
While I know that most schools do not recommend macs, I just could not resist when my man Jobs put out this badboy.

I think this is a preview of the '08 model, could be wrong though.  A little more $$$, but definitely worth the extra jingle.

And if you're in a real law school, you're going to need a real phone, and not one of those sissy razors.  I mean a REAL phone.

Yup, that should do the trick.


Current Law Students / Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« on: March 05, 2007, 12:38:40 PM »
I would say read law school confidential and make sure your finances are in order.  Enjoy yourself as much as you can.

Current Law Students / Re: Is Fordham Law worth 180k in debt?
« on: March 05, 2007, 12:37:21 PM »
No school is worth that much debt outside the t-14, because there is no guarantee that you will be able to secure a job that will pay that off. 

Current Law Students / Re: Best Laptop Notebook for Law School?
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:38:14 AM »
there is no best really.  I would suggest this though
1) Light weight
2) As much RAM as you can possibly afford
3) Best warranty plan you can afford
4) Don't get a dell... they suck and their customer service is lacking at best

tough call!!! I'd say go with either the florida school that is ranked highest or Loyola NO

Current Law Students / Re: Work toward transferring?
« on: February 28, 2007, 01:41:52 PM »
I would agree with the previous posters to an extent.  Being at a Chicago tier 2, I know that it is becoming more and more difficult for students outside the Northwestern, U of C, U of I, and all the other top schools competing for the good jobs in the Chicago Market.  Being at the top of your class will help, as will your interest in IP Law.  But, Being at the top if no guarantee, and not to knock JMLS, but it is the lowest ranked school in the city.  You might not be a prestige whore, but the reality of it is that must mid sized and large firms are.  Not say they would take the bottom of U of C over the top 5% @ JM, however, just look at how many firms come to OCI at your school.  I would transfer.  Some of the top employers wont even look at candidates from certain schools.  The is the sad reality of the legal profession.  Pedigree is factored in.  Plus you never know where life will take you several years down the line.  The higher teh pedigree of your school, the more marketable you are. (Big Firm, Academia, Clerkships, etc)

Current Law Students / Re: Odd Dream
« on: February 26, 2007, 07:38:15 AM »

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