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Law School Admissions / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: July 01, 2007, 10:07:18 PM »
You vastly overestimate your own importance.  Very few people are concerned with the opinions of self-impressed law-student-wannabes.

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Ohhhh yeah, I (very) vaguely remember her... tell her I said hello.  :)

Emory is great, I love it as much as it is possible to love a law school, that is, I only mildly detest it on most days.  Nah, actually, it is really good, but I am soooooooo glad to be done with 1L.  This summer I'm working for the Federal Defender's office, and we're in the middle of a two-week conspiracy/fraud/ID theft trial where we're representing one of five co-defendants.  It's a total circus - I love it.  :)  Being a pretend lawyer beats the hell out of being a real law student, that's for darn sure.

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Law School Admissions / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: July 01, 2007, 08:34:17 PM »
Gawd, what a bunch of tools.

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Law School Admissions / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: June 29, 2007, 10:55:45 AM »
I probably called it retarded because it was, in fact, retarded.

But people do retarded stuff every day and survive... he/she/it probably will, as well.  But it's still a stupid move.

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Law School Admissions / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: June 28, 2007, 05:49:02 PM »

If you do poorly at Michigan, you'll wish that you were doing poorly at Harvard.  Because doing poorly at Harvard is better than doing poorly at pretty much any other school.

Doing poorly for free is pretty nice though.

Exactly.  I'd rather be bottom of the class at Michigan with 0 debt (cause I'm still getting a job!) then top of the class at Harvard with $150k of debt.

Then you are retarded.


Since you seem to be asking for it:

Yeah, that's why I got into every t-14 I applied to up to and including Harvard.  ::)

Retarded AND a feminine hygiene product.  Yeah, you'll do great.

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Law School Admissions / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: June 27, 2007, 07:51:58 PM »

If you do poorly at Michigan, you'll wish that you were doing poorly at Harvard.  Because doing poorly at Harvard is better than doing poorly at pretty much any other school.

Doing poorly for free is pretty nice though.

Exactly.  I'd rather be bottom of the class at Michigan with 0 debt (cause I'm still getting a job!) then top of the class at Harvard with $150k of debt.

Then you are retarded.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2010
« on: June 27, 2007, 07:47:47 PM »
The year before I matriculated, 44% of the graduating class stayed in Atlanta (and 44.5% stayed in Georgia, meaning that 1 person stayed in Georgia outside Atlanta).

Several people I know are spending their 1L summer in New York.  And at least two of my just-graduated 3L pals are now working in New York (and as a non-trad 1L, I didn't have a ton of 3L friends).  We do place a lot of people up there.  There's no reason to get paranoid about it.  Relax, or you'll never survive your first year.


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Law School Admissions / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: June 26, 2007, 07:03:14 PM »
I don't agree.  I only visited Michigan because I received a full scholarship.  I liked it so much that I ended choosing it over higher ranked schools, inclusing Harvard and an almost full scholarship at NYU.  In the end, you have to make the choice that's right for you.  Would I have had more 'options' out of Harvard?  Of  course.  Will I still have fantastic options out of Michigan?  Of course.  There comes a point when schools are close enough that career prospects shouldn't be the only deciding factor or even the major factor.

If you do poorly at Michigan, you'll wish that you were doing poorly at Harvard.  Because doing poorly at Harvard is better than doing poorly at pretty much any other school.

But as a URM, you don't need to worry about that anyway.  Some day my career services office will stop sending me reminders about Yet Another Minority Recruiting Job Fair, and on that day I shall celebrate.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Books to Read Before Law School
« on: June 26, 2007, 02:41:06 AM »
i actually read 1L right AFTER my first year of law school (gonna be a 2L in sept) and found it very very true to life...

Hah, I did that too.  I re-read it the day after my last 1L final - mostly to reassure myself that someone found the entire process even more traumatic than I did.  :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bar Review Course as Law School Prep
« on: June 26, 2007, 02:31:41 AM »
Worst. Advice. Ever.

"Preparing" for law school by sitting through Barbri would be like trying to learn golf by taking a lesson in advanced driving technique from Tiger Woods.  It's not going to help you at all when you don't even know the proper way to hold the club.  Tiger doesn't need your $3500 (neither does Barbri), but I bet you do.  Hell, you can pay me $3500 and I'll come to your house for a week and teach you every single thing you need to learn to survive and thrive as a 1L.

I think the best way to prepare would be to get a (good) outline from whichever professors you draw and looking them over for a couple of hours by the pool one afternoon.  It'd give you a general idea of the concepts that you're going to be covering and a little bit of background information about what they are.  That way you won't waste your time learning the 1/3 to 1/2 of the subject that each professor isn't going to teach you (and which is therefore completely irrelevant until after you graduate and have to take the actual bar exam).

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