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I'm not entirely sure of the point that you are trying to make.  Check out this chart and it will show you the difference between various schools.

I haven't heard of too many Harvard law students complaining about their debt payments or job prospects.  Pace on the other hand, well that speaks for itself.  Also, being a T3 next to NYC is definitely not a plus.  You compete against the top schools and students in the country plus there are some other really good NY schools as well such as Brooklyn.  That is definitely not an envious position to be in.  (I'm not knocking Pace it's just be a little more realistic about your statements.)

I'm pretty sure 1L was more important for me as well.  Busted my butt finished at top of my 1L class was accepted to Boalt as a transfer and already have a V50 firm job lined up for next summer.  Every attorney I've ever talked to has said that 1L is the most important year by far and until you I have never heard anything different.  Now if you don't do well your 1L year then sure your 2L and 3L years are going to be very important because employer's are going to be closely looking at those as well.

Also, I don't know about other people but we're in law school to learn.  I don't care whether its 1L, 2L, or 3L I am still going to be trying my best to learn the information and get a solid understanding of certain fundamentals.  That is what law school is for.

You are delusional if you think a Pace grad removed from the top of their class has the same opportunities as a Harvard grad.  Harvard students can make $160K without even being in the top half of their class.  I don't think the same can be said for Pace.  So in fact there is a difference between paying back $150K in debt on a 50K salary as opposed on a 150K salary.

Not quite sure as to what you are getting at by your post buy anyways.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: July 08, 2008, 08:34:41 AM »
I thought you just took the bar in NY.  Just out of curiousity why did you decide to take it there if within a year you would want to take Georgia's?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How many miles for your big move?
« on: July 06, 2008, 05:02:34 PM »
2600 miles from Pittsburgh to Berkeley.  Looking forward to the warmth though.

Well, I think this post is pretty lame and I am not going to call anybody names but I wouldn't go around saying you worked harder than anybody else and got academically dismissed.  One you have no idea how hard the rest of your classmates worked and if you worked harder than everybody else and were academically dismissed well maybe law school isn't for you.

However, sorry for your situation and best of luck to you in the future whether that be law school or other endeavors.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Update box has date- scores today?
« on: July 03, 2008, 07:12:13 AM »
Yeah, I remember several years ago when I took it the score was released on a Saturday at like 5 or so.  (I think)

Job Search / Re: General questions regarding securing employment
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:02:39 PM »
just curious as to what makes the dude such a "db" and cheap?

Transferring / Re: Anyone heard anything from UChicago?
« on: July 02, 2008, 08:47:28 PM »
Berkeley, 3.88 at a high t2.  should put me number 1 or 2 in the class.

withdrew apps from Columbia, NYU, Penn, and Chicago.  Fixing to withdraw my acceptance of Georgetown

Transferring / Re: Anyone heard anything from UChicago?
« on: July 02, 2008, 07:56:36 PM »
Went complete like 2 in a half weeks ago.  Sent a withdrawal email today.

Yeah, actually they received my application this morning and am getting either a one or 2 bedroom tom.  Talked to a nice lady on the phone who was helping me out.

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