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Law Firms / Re: paris offices?
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:28:01 PM »
yeah it is 100% necessary that you are fluent. Not just for the above reasons (which are all terribly important) but as I'm sure you realized on your study abroad in Paris, the French will (rightly) expect you to be fluent and will not work with you if you are not (as is the case with pretty much every other country). There's a poster here (Russian princess I think is her name?) that works in the London office of a firm without possessing an LLB but I would imagine if you're going to work in France with French law (though you may very well not), having a dual degree might be more than handy since their system is quite complex and they use civil law as opposed to common law.

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Law School Applications / Re: List of Most Painless Apps
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:20:42 PM »
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 :D I love when people say things like that (because I think the exact same way).

Thanks for this thread though. Seriously - it helps getting into the groove of things to start out on the easier applications. Just finished Chicago.

Berkeley's is a bit long, but not difficult. Not sure if I should submit the optional socio-economic bit. I'm a first generation university student though so I think I will

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Oh Canada! / Re: Jobs When We Graduate (Directed to GillestheGreat mostly)
« on: November 01, 2008, 11:13:58 PM »
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thanks for the advice. It's great and really interesting.

Regarding taxes. It's very tricky. Basically, the Canadian government will try and get them from you any way they can  :P I lived abroad for two years and was earning money and had to declare myself a non-resident so that I didn't have to pay several thousand dollars in CDN taxes (mind, I was already paying just under 25% of my income in British taxes). When I came back, it was this huge hassle because I had earned some money in Britain that fiscal year, and some money in Canada. And it was a big mess to sort out (I think I still owe them like $30 or something). This obviously won't be a problem if you don't plan on working in Canada, but it's something to keep in mind (and I had a professional tax accountant sorting it out fyi, just so you know it's not simply me being incompetent)

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I don't even understand that joke. What's a moose jockey? Like you are a jockey who rides moose? Either way, if you're going to try and make fun of us, please do a better job. My best jokes on my housemates (British) were: convincing them that beaver tails (fried things of dough with sugar and cinnamon on them) were ACTUAL beaver tails and that eating a beaver's tail was a Canadian delicacy. And that we eat jam on potatoes. The last one was a bit random, but it worked.

I had no costume, it was my birthday a couple days ago so I went out for dinner with a friend but as I was walking home I realized I was dressed (unfortunately) very much like Lauren Conrad and if pushed, I could claim I was trying to scare people by being her.

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the best part of that post was the 'wakka wakka'. nicely done.  :D

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yes, triple check you've selected for your info to be sent out and then check your spam. I didn't have a great score at all last time (or tis time really) and I still got some waivers. Cooley loves everyone.

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Thus far, Notre Dame and Temple (both were actually kind of surprises since my LSAT is a bit lower than their median). I'm not sure I will apply to either of them, but it's nice that they thought of me  :P

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Law School Applications / Re: Asking For Fee Waivers
« on: October 28, 2008, 07:31:51 PM »
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I don't know. I don't think that's such a terrible idea. If it was my good friend's future and I knew that he/she couldn't afford the fee's, I would definitely lend them some money in the mean time and I can think of several friends who would do it for me. I'm not saying I would just give them $500 or anything, and I know some people don't share money that way, but if you really need it I don't think it's terrible.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 2008 Reading Comp bitchfest
« on: October 27, 2008, 08:57:02 PM »
Actually, I think the content of older RC's are more difficult, it's just that the questions are fairly straight forward and the curve is more lenient.

I was kind of surprised that I got -6 on this RC, since I had no major pacing issues (had a minute or two to spare and go over questions i had circled). I also didn't find the passages particularly difficult, I just found the questions quite precise and it came down to picking the answer that was stronger (slightly) than another.  I've noticed this for the past couple of PT's, where the answer choices were very precise in their wording, while the passage itself is pretty easy to read.  This was mitigated however by a better than usual LR. I know I could do a lot better than the 163 (since I haven't gotten a score that low since....well since my June LSAT) but meh. There is just something about sitting there writing that standardized test that holds me back.

I found this RC to be easier than June (though I only did marginally better on this one)

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 25, 2008, 10:53:04 PM »
eh, I think it depends on the bowtie. Rented bowties =  :'( But there are some absolutely beautiful ones out there. But what you say totally proves my point above - don't wear it if it's not your natural style.

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