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Law School Admissions / Re: 174 LSAT, 4.08 GPA, chances at HLS?
« on: September 07, 2008, 04:40:33 PM »
You're smart. I bet you have already seen Harvard's numbers and should know if or where you fall within their numbers.

Pursuing an LLM / Re: Undergrad seeking advice
« on: September 03, 2008, 09:15:01 PM »
I agree. If you want to be a lawyer, a  masters in accounting is not necessary. I would say get your undergrad, go to law school, and then decide if you want you're LLM.

Are you still deciding between a career in law and accounting?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Reach, fit, safety?
« on: September 03, 2008, 08:09:59 PM »
Just look at something like this and you can get a good feel for it:

I'd say you HYS are reaches. The lower t14 schools may fit. Anything outside t14 may be safety.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Reach, fit, safety?
« on: September 03, 2008, 08:02:50 PM »
Law school is good. Any more specific questions?

Current Law Students / Re: Sleeping in the Car Drunk
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:17:18 PM »
Did you read the case in Crim where the guy fell asleep in his truck in his own driveway, with a bunch of empty beer cans on the passenger side?

Claimed he was mad at his wife or something and went out there to drink, then passed out.

He got off because they couldn't prove whether he was coming or going.  No way to infer the driveway was the end of his trip rather than the beginning.

People get off all the time.  What's the citation for that case?  Whether the drunk was at the end or the beginning of his "trip," it would seem that the drunk still made or was about to make a "trip."

i suspect that it is Walek v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 361 N.W.2d 482 (Minn.App., 1985).

Actually the case is Owens v. State, 93 Md.App. 162 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1992). You should pay more attention in class because the defendant was found guilty by the trial court. This ruling was then affirmed by the appellate court.

Current Law Students / Re: ECON majors?
« on: September 03, 2008, 11:23:29 AM »
I wouldn't by any means consider it the best major. I would agree that law school is one of the best if not the best option for ECON majors.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas Law Schools Report Card
« on: August 31, 2008, 07:27:32 PM »
The statistician in me is skeptical. 14 hundredths of a point with those small sample sizes is pretty insignificant.

There is also the expectation factor. The UT students expects things to be the best, whereas the Wesleyan student says "oh, really? we have a library? better than I expected--I'll give it a 5." Besides, what are these students comparing their law school experience to?

Note that they are surveying STUDENTS and NOT graduates.

Far more accurate to survey them a couple years post graduation.

I agree that expectations plays a big role. Many of the UT people were likely either wait listed at T14 or chose UT over T14 because of cost/location. They have expectations of biglaw and a certain degree of national mobility. By contrast, most people at SMU probably did not even apply to T14 and are happy as long as they get any job in the Dallas area.

This survey simply measures law students' satisfaction with their school. Of course students at different schools have different expectations, and it is interesting to see which schools lived up to those expectations.

When I clicked, I totally thought the title said "Why don't more people apply and go to Harvard for law school"

They just opened a huge addition to their law school. New courtroom, classrooms, etc. I think it's a good school, and if you network well you can get a decent job coming out of it.

That said, visit Lubbock and see if you like it; because if you can't break into the Dallas market, you're decent job may be in Odessa, Midland, Amarillo, or somewhere else in west Texas.

Current Law Students / Re: I got a puppy.
« on: August 31, 2008, 06:41:00 PM »
I just started my first year and have a dog a little over a year. She makes me get out and exercise and helps me take my mind off of law school stuff. Plus she's cute, cuddly, and fun. Best decision ever.

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