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General Board / Connecticut or Massachusetts Bar?
« on: May 27, 2008, 07:51:38 AM »
So its not for a while, but I am trying to figure out whether to take the CT or the MA bar. I live in Mass but go to school at Quinnipiac in CT. I prefer Massachusetts a lot more than Connecticut but my school has primarily (even though it is 108 on US News) only regional popularity. However, I live close to Boston so I am closer to that market and generally prefer it to one like Hartford. Getting involved im state politics is also in the back of my mind as a goal someday and think perhaps back in Mass would be more favorable even though I am a political minority (GOP) because I went to a state school for undergrad, went to the public schools there, know people there etc. At the same time though, it is a lot harder to network in Mass since my school caters primarily to CT, NY and NJ. Also, I am on the 4 year track (JD-MBA) and my gf is graduating from college the year before I graduate from law school and we hoped to live together in CT my last year but she doesn't want to find a good job and then pass it up so we can move back to Mass. She also, though, doesn't want to live too far from her parents. At the same time, when I tell her that we should just not live together for the year then if that bothers her she says no and says she wants to live with me. Granted, this living arrangement issue is mostly a short term concern but it is something to consider I suppose.

So how do I determine which bar I should take? Which one seems more favorable?

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General Board / Re: Bad First Semester, What Now?
« on: May 27, 2008, 07:40:58 AM »
I scored considerably high on the lsat and did well in UG and studied my ass off for finals and I still seem to be the dumbest in all my classes:

Property: C-
Con Law: B
Contracts: C+

Don't forget Fall Semester:
Torts: B-
Civil Procedure: C+
Criminal Law: C+

At this point I really don't know what I am doing wrong. I don't know if this is just the most I am capable of or what.

My school is ranked 30; where do Tier 3 and 4 students work?  I am wondering if I will find success in that area.

Please keep the taunting and rude comments to a minimum, as my feelings are already bruised enough and I am fragile at this point.

I won't insult you even though i find it a tad demeaning your idea that you can get the best of what tier 3 or tier 4 school students can get even if they are at the top of their class.... I know that students from lower ranked schools are less likely to get jobs at the big firms etc. but I highly doubt that a C/C+ student from a higher ranked school would have as many opportunities as someone who goes to a lower ranked school but has a 4.0 GPA, law review, etc. Granted I am neither of those, but I just dont appreciate your view of lower ranked schools which seems to be in line with many other views on this board.

Regardless, someone has to be near the bottom of the class but just consider you are only 1/3 of the way done and many things could happen to push you up. I think the ultimate issue of whether you should continue in or not should be based on whether you like it. If you find it dull then you will do badly and are probably meant to do something else. IF you find the material interesting, then keep pushing along regardless of your grades.

I agree that you should network as much as you can and try to get involved with extracurriculars that would bump you up a little..... as far as summer jobs, might want to start with trying to work for the government since (at least from what I have heard) they care less about grades than private sector jobs. If you start working for the govt. now and get some contacts, etc. it will probably help you in the long run.

Also, it didn't really help me too much (seems like the cd version only bumped my grades up half a grade but still...) might look into LEEWS as a guide

Goodluck

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General Board / Re: Class Rank Site?
« on: May 25, 2008, 06:25:38 PM »
awesome thanks

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General Board / Class Rank Site?
« on: May 24, 2008, 07:45:06 PM »
There used to be a site linked on here that would give a general idea of where each graduate was ranked in their class based on their GPA... obviously not too accurate but helpful nonetheless....any idea what the site was? cant seem to find it

thanks

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General Board / Re: 1L gpa..
« on: May 23, 2008, 11:29:49 AM »
soo it looks like my IL gpa is going to be around a 3.0 (if even that), which sucks majorly. i go to a school ranked in the 50's/60's, and my gpa puts me somewhere around the middle (maybe lower) of my class.

how did you even determine that a 3.0 is the middle of the class? they have not given us any ranking info at all at my school.... all i know is that they set our cuve somewhere between 2.3 and 2.6.... im guessing maybe 2.45?

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Quinnipiac- Top 1/3 gets 100% renewal, top half 80%

and apparently they offered scholarships to pretty much everyone for varying amounts with the same conditions but made sure none of the other students knew about it.......

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General Board / should I sell my books?
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:29:58 PM »
Is there any value in holding onto my old case books, E&Es etc.? I just finished 1L and would like the money/could use the money from them but if they are useful for the bar etc. since it is largely the same material or if they would be at all useful for future practice, i will hold onto them


any advice on whether to sell or hold onto them?

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General Board / Starting a new club
« on: April 16, 2008, 10:24:28 AM »
Hi I am ending my 1L year and am planning on doing business law... my school has a few student groups but I really want to start one for business law stuff... any ideas how I would go about doing this? I know nothing about law school administration etc.

thanks

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yeah besides weight though, I would recommend an HP... mine is pretty good.. was expensive (but has probably gone down considerabley since)but my undergrad school covered the whole thing through a graduating seniors scholarship :-D but I would definately recommend this one... its not too heavy, its got enough memory and even though I have only had it a year I am pretty rough when it comes to this stuff and its been standing up really well.. its an HP Pavillion dv6000

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lighter the better given how much the books weigh

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