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Current Law Students / Re: JAG - Info wanted!
« on: October 02, 2008, 06:24:35 PM »
I've looked at all the websites. They are helpful, but kind of vague at the same time.

Why Army over AF?

More respectable branch.

Completely retarded advice.

For general quality of life, you want the AF if you want something like a normal life. But JAG is also a bit different from the usual military experience from what I gather.

Now THAT is retarded advice. Who joins the military to have a NORMAL life?

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Law School Admissions / Re: i did something bad..
« on: October 02, 2008, 10:48:20 AM »
At least you've still got a shot at Michigan!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Emory versus Vandy in Atlanta placement
« on: October 02, 2008, 10:46:20 AM »
I have been searching the NALP Directory and realized that Atlanta is really a hotbed for big law firms.  I also found that nearly every single firm recruits at both Vanderbilt and Emory, so my question is this: In Atlanta, which JD would be better to have, Vandy or Emory?  Vandy has a little bit more prestige as well as a slightly higher US News Ranking, but Emory is in Atlanta, which has to mean something.  Any thoughts?

If you are somewhat competent and don't have extensive job history outside of the southeast, you will get plenty of interviews with ATL firms from Emory. I'm sure Vandy is good as well.

I see you got into Duke though. Duke is better. Go there. You will get a job in Atlanta from Duke.

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Current Law Students / Re: JAG - Info wanted!
« on: October 02, 2008, 10:36:51 AM »
I guess it would be helpful to have more specific questions. I'm not a JAG guy, but I've looked into it, so I know a little. Some people here know a lot more.

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Current Law Students / Re: JAG - Info wanted!
« on: October 02, 2008, 10:35:37 AM »
I've looked at all the websites. They are helpful, but kind of vague at the same time.

Why Army over AF?

More respectable branch.

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Current Law Students / Re: JAG - Info wanted!
« on: October 02, 2008, 07:10:29 AM »
So I'm considering doing JAG. Leaning towards AF, but that's based on an hour or two's research. I'm looking for any and all information/advice on the subject. Please chime in.

Each branch's JAG Corps has its own website. They all have recruiting info, etc.

I would guess that googling for that would be quicker and more reliable than this.

Nonetheless, AF is a bad choice. You want to go Army.

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Transferring / Re: how hard is it to visit?
« on: September 28, 2008, 07:06:11 PM »
I thought the Emory didn't allow students to visit elsewhere?

Or was the student visiting Emory?

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Job Search / Re: Are NY firms going to $190K
« on: September 28, 2008, 07:04:12 PM »
Hoboken is just a ferry ride away from downtown manhattan and it is cheaper and more convenient that many parts of Manhattan, and certainly better than the other boroughs.

In what sense?  You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, but this language is fairly strong.  I happen to like Brooklyn much more than any part of Jersey City or Hoboken I've ever been.  (And I was once in a band that played an ode to Hoboken from back when Maxwell's used to have good shows.)

I guess it depends where you are commuting to. But my comment is not related to likeability, i was commenting on convenience and price.

It takes much longer to get to downtown Manhattan from some parts of Queens, for example, than it would from NJ.

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Job Search / Re: Are NY firms going to $190K
« on: September 27, 2008, 08:26:07 PM »
it'd be nice to see some sort raise in NY (at least in NYC) as living in NYC is not cheap. for example, only in NYC do you have to pay a "city tax." city tax, at the 160k base pay rate, comes to some 6-7k per year in additional tax revenue taken out of your pay check. this is not a modest sum. true, you can avoid this tax by living in new jersey, but then you're commuting a semi significant distance and, uh, living in new jersey (which, imho, sort of defeats te purpose of being in NYC in the first place).

False. Hoboken is just a ferry ride away from downtown manhattan and it is cheaper and more convenient that many parts of Manhattan, and certainly better than the other boroughs.

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1) clients are unwilling to subsidize 190 for first years and are grumpy about paying 160 as is, 2) 98% of NYC firms jsut don't have the available capital to legitimize such a move without either firing support staff or lowering your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year pay scales, and 3) the 190k myth is more of a law student driven myth than anything else; very few firms have discussed it in a serious context.

Right. Firms already lose money on first years at 160K, 190 isn't happening in this economy.

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Job Search / Re: Complete Failure
« on: September 22, 2008, 10:16:59 PM »
I went to Rutgers-Camden, graduated with a 3.36(even though not great - thought i'd have something by now) and still waiting on bar results

You prob. won't get many bites until bar results are out.

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