« on: April 02, 2009, 04:20:20 PM »
um this thread is way ahead of its time...not cool brah
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African American Female
BS, Chemistry (3.3 UGPA)
PhD, Pharmacology from Cornell University
Only schools I REALLY want to go to are Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Georgetown. I will also apply to Yale but I know it is a reach. How are my chances for those schools with my PhD on the table, as well?
I'm thinking about health law/policy, intellectual property/patent law.
I read somewhere that all these laid off associates are applying for "public interest" work now. Which had me thinking, if I was some non profit organization would I take one of these laid off associates over the other law students who wanted to do public interest law since the day they left law school?
I am not saying these laid of associates are bad people or anything like that. Just in general, how do you guys feel about situations like that?
Me, personally, if I was some hiring person in public interest field I will probably tell these associates kind of like that Mike Jones song "Back then they didnt want me now Im hot they all on me!!" kind of deal!!
These associates, despite all their accolades are hardly shoo-ins at public interest orgs for the very reasons you outlined. Public interest orgs want people who are dedicated to the cause, and not those who are looking to ride out the recession for a year or so. There was an article on ATL about it recently, in fact.
Hey guys, it's my first post! I just joined this board in hope to get some support/recommendations for law school. So fr, my expectations of support has vastly dropped due to this thread. I was accepted to Thomas Jefferson School of Law and it completely ails me to see so many people scorn upon this school. I hope that all negative feedback from this school is wrong, since it's the only school I've been accepted to so far (I mean, I've gotten rejected to Western State, Whittier Law School, and California Western... shoot). I hope there's other lower tier members in this board who can actually give me some insightful comments and suggestions.
I actually did get that invitation, but since I"m not planning on going to Maryland I'm more than likely not going. Are you going to go? Have you started looking into housing options?
Hey everyone I am contemplating attending Howard next fall because I know they have a lot of great opportunities, a good faculty, and I like D.C. a lot but I wanted to know if anyone had any information on how non-black students chances are at getting interviews with the top firms that come to Howard, if they get summer and full-time opportunities from the big firms, and if they are as successful in general compared to black students being at an historically black school. Any info is well appreciated, thanks!