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« on: April 04, 2009, 11:52:25 AM »
With this thread, I will reserve the unique distinction of having created the "Class of 2012" thread for two different schools. Nonetheless, I have noticed University of Kentucky Law School getting quite a bit of discussion on these boards the past few days, and I don't think there is an official UK thread yet.
Anyone who has committed to or is strongly leading toward going to UK this August, this thread is for you (us). Maybe we can get to know each other a little before classes actually start.
« on: February 18, 2009, 07:38:02 PM »
I have noticed that Emory has begun sending out scholarship offers (via LSN). While some of the offers have been very hefty (3/4 tuition+), it seems that they have not offered any Woodruff Scholarships (full tuition) yet. Does anyone know when these typically go out, or if they have begun yet?
« on: January 22, 2009, 01:32:46 PM »
I know it is all speculation at this point, but is anyone else getting antsy about WUSTL scholarships? Last year, according to LSN, the first full-tuition scholarship offers were sent out via e-mail on January 23rd.
« on: January 21, 2009, 01:58:17 PM »
Mods, if there is already a thread for this, feel free to get rid of this one.
I got a scholarship from Michigan today! Very exciting- $45,000 over three years! I know there are a lot of you hoping to attend Michigan, so I figured this may be of interest to you.
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:56:46 PM »
Just got an e-mail in the mail from Vanderbilt. It appears that they are getting ready to begin reviewing applications for scholarships.
« on: January 08, 2009, 02:20:46 PM »
Since it is now 2009, it is time that we get started on the FAFSA? Will schools wait on it before they offer scholarships?
I have plenty of acceptances, but no scholarship offers yet... I'm just hoping I don't miss out on anything.
« on: December 25, 2008, 12:08:53 AM »
Won't be on the boards for a few days... just wanted to wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas.
« on: December 19, 2008, 03:26:10 PM »
I'm hoping you guys can give me some advice. I am getting ready to leave a job I have been at for five years. The job is very prestigious, and I am trying to hold on to it, but as the courts tighten their case... well let's just say, it's not looking good.
I was wondering if these softs would help me: I already have an undergrad degree from Pepperdine and a graduate degree from Northwestern. I have experience working in the law and a pretty decent political track record... but the politics thing isn't quite working out anymore. Something about corruption and Jesse Jackson's son (sounds like a nightmare you might have after eating too much Chinese food, eh?). Should I write an addendum about that, or will it even come up in the applications?
Anyway, what do you think? I prefer schools on the east and west coasts (far away from the Midwest, is what I am getting at...). Will these softs help me out?
« on: December 16, 2008, 02:39:29 PM »
I know it's early, but I can't be the only one who is favoring Vandy so much. This is a forum for anyone who thinks their likelihood of being at Vandy next August is 'pretty good to very good'. Also, anyone already at Vandy is more than welcome to offer some insight.
I am getting ready to move to Greater Nashville (my wife recently accepted an internship in the area). We will be living in Hermitage, which is about 10 miles away from downtown Nashville. Anyone familiar with this area?
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:12:28 PM »
I am a little confused as to what designates a firm as big law. For example, I have been looking at firms in Nashville that employ 50-100 people in an office and the overall firm size is anywhere from 300-500 people; for most of these firms, the expected billable hours is anywhere from 1800-2000 hours, and most of them start at about $100,000-$120,000 salary.
Would these be considered "big law" in the traditional sense, or is that designation more for the big city Vault 100 firms? Also, if expected billable hours is 1800-2000, how many actual hours would that translate to, approximately?