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General Board / Re: Univ of San Francisco vs. Univ of Pacific McGeorge
« on: April 14, 2009, 07:38:33 PM »
I did a lot of research into this, ended up going to McGeorge.

Both schools are pretty much equal academic wise.  Mostly grads tend to go into more government jobs.  If you want to work in SF, going to USF may be better just because you can do your internships in the city or close by.


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General Board / Re: Should I quit?
« on: April 09, 2009, 07:57:57 PM »
ISUCK-

If you are looking for empathy, I am right there with you.  I am in Law School to make money.  And been feeling really crappy the last couple months.  And I am in the top third but not in the top 10% where I wanted to be at this point.  I was in the entertainment business making 70-80k a year and I seriously worry about making much less than that getting out.

But I think if you take the longer view, you will likely come out ahead.  I am at a much lower school than you are, but even graduates from here can make A LOT.  One of the things I am coming to realize is, if you really care about making money, you need to start a solo practice.  (Keep everything you produce, keep overhead low and take advantage of the tax breaks)  So maybe change your focus.  Look to getting good mentors and maybe a solid job working in a small office with the eye on going solo three or four years down the line.

I am sure with your background, some good contacts, and a bit of hustle... you can double the 80k.  

It seems to me you need to just take a step back and relax a bit.  You already have one year in, the other two will come and go quick enough.

good luck


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Transferring / Re: Lateral Options from UC Davis Law
« on: March 13, 2009, 11:04:27 PM »
Wow... I went to McGeorge because of the expense thing, and Davis was at 28k for this year correct?

I don't think there are many options in Cali that are going to be cheaper... But I think you should remember, 35k is not going to look very bad 5 years from now.

We are going to hit some crazy inflation in the next couple years.  Just read about how china is stressing over the US dollar because they are so tied into our currency.

It seems counter-intuitive, but i would just suggest taking out as much as you can in loans and relax... our tuition bills will amount to peanuts when we look back on this.


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Everyone's income will eventually catch up.  That is what the "stimulus" is all about.  Create inflation and pass out the money.  The main goal is to make $500k houses reasonable for the average worker so they don't ditch their homes.  You can't do that unless the average worker is making 100-150k a year.

Seriously, the ones who are screwed are those in their 40s and 50's who are in their prime earning years.  They are the ones who will be hardest hit and deserve the sympathy.

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I think 2009 and 2010 grads are in much much worse shape than 2011 kids.  Hopefully there will be some recovery is 2010.

That being said... I wouldnt worry so much about the debt.  I am on scholarship and was looking at getting out of school with no debt, but now I am thinking it might just be better to take some loans out, live decently... maybe buy a car with my savings.

We are headed for some MASSIVE inflation...  that 150k in debt will seem like nothing in 5 years.  If anything we should feel lucky that we are able to be loaned money right now.

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Another problem is when enrollment is high, schools do not usually allow students to get an additional undergraduate degree.  You would have to research that.  I also believe law schools would require your transcripts from your previous stint in law school.


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Granted, I think it is silly for anyone to spend 160k on a law education, but the saving grace is that we are headed for some MASSIVE inflation.  160k will probably be the cost of a new car in 5 years or so.  Sucks not having a job out of school though.

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Minority Topics / Re: 146 lsat 3.0 gpa
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:21:14 PM »
This topic is INSANE... Dude just give up on the law school thing.  It is literally throwing good money after bad.  Most law students probably could score higher than a 146 with no studying at all...

This isnt even worth having a conversation about. 

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Just read this post and had to add a few things...

I think it is interesting that Deko makes light of real problems with the oil market by saying, "well unions rob the little people just as much.."  You are acknowledging that there is a problem, correct? 

I am a lifelong republican and totally anti-union AND anti-big oil.  Big oil is a danger... Complaining about American company profits just muddle our real problems, the US is giving away ALL of our wealth to the middle east.  Pumping oil from the ground is where the lopsided profits are coming from and it is making our country weaker everyday. 

Big Oil could not be bringing in these enormous profits if not for lobbying that has worked directly against the american public.  It was big oil that killed Los Angeles' mass transit making the region wholely dependent on oil.  Big Oil has ensured our current administration never to accept ANY EPA standards which would help cut demand.  It is big oil that is one of the large impediments by quietly lobbying against the building of nuclear plants.  From all the low business practices big oil has historically taken, is it not foolish to consider them to be rigging oil prices?

I am in California and remember when electricity markets were being played.  We had shortages and prices skyrocketed.  At the time we were told that it was just a function of the free market... well as we know now, all of those people were just fools or energy exec shills.  The public was totally being played  The spike in oil is exactly the same.  We have seen this story before. 




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General Board / Re: Why does it take so long to get class ranks?
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:48:19 AM »
I concur... I think dried Mango is better than the real thing... Mighty tasty, and a chocolate covering wouldnt help that particular situation either.

Ouffa, your theory isnt holding water...

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