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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Score Theory
« on: January 01, 2016, 05:33:49 PM »
Although it may be of no surprise, I tend to believe that you must score at least a 165 on the LSAT to "make it". 

Incoming 1Ls / Law Firm 401k
« on: August 01, 2007, 10:16:39 AM »
I was wondering if most v100 law firms double your 401k contributions.  I used to work for a fortune 50 company that did this and benefited greatly.  Does anybody know if law firms do this too?

Choosing the Right Law School / Job Question
« on: June 16, 2007, 01:21:37 PM »
I read a lot about BIGLAW on these forums, but what about the other places to work.  Of course, a 150K salary at BIGLAW would be amazing and it's what I probably will aim for.  But where do the graduates who don't make BIGLAW work, and how much do they earn?  150K is awesome, but even earning 90-100K staight out of law school is pretty darn good.

Incoming 1Ls / copyright advice
« on: June 07, 2007, 04:44:38 PM »
I know this board is for pre-law students who presumably have no legal experience, but what the heck.  I'm looking for some legal advice...

Here's my situation.  I broke up with my rock band a few weeks ago.  I heard news that they were creating a new record with changes to our previous material, so I sent them an email with a coule stipulations regarding the use of my music, like give me credit and what not.  They quickly responded and agreed to them.

But then I sent another email stating I believe it would be a good idea to write down music and lyric credits.  I included a list of the credits and asked them to respond if they agreed or thought changes had to be made.  No one responded to my message.

I called one guy and he said he didn't think they had to write the credits down and assured me they would give me credit.  But then I told him I still wanted him to look over the credits list and respond.  He told me "Yeah, I suppose I could do that". 

It's been a few days and no responses. I'm worried about not receiving credit, despite their verbal assurances .  I want something on paper.

So what do you think should I do?  I have been thinking about getting a lawyer.

Choosing the Right Law School / Los Angeles
« on: May 29, 2007, 05:50:41 PM »
I have a question for all you L.A. people,

Is L.A. a good bike city...don't think i want a car first year, so I am thinking a bike might do.

Choosing the Right Law School / M.B.A. too?
« on: May 15, 2007, 05:30:28 PM »
When would an M.B.A. be good to get with a J.D.?

Law School Admissions / USC Top Ten?
« on: May 15, 2007, 09:56:08 AM »
So who here think's USC has a shot at becoming Top Ten in the near future?  When I went to the Preview Day, it's something the faculty talked about.  Do you think it's more of a marketing ploy to get better students to go there, or do you think its an earnest attempt?

It is curious that Los Angeles, one of the world's great cities, does not have a top ten school.  I think USC has a chance.  They are reducing the class size to sub 200, raking in a lot of alumni financial support, and working on building a new school.

Other than these things, what would it take?

Choosing the Right Law School / USC Preview Day
« on: April 22, 2007, 09:16:17 AM »
I went to USC preview day last Friday and was incredibly impressed with the school.

I had never been to the West Coast before, so I didn't know what to expect.  The school is located on USC's main campus about a mile from the heart of LA.  Even though I heard the surrounding area is ghetto-like, during the day it seemed safe and secure.  I'm sure at night it could get rough, though. 

As for the campus itself, it is extremely beautiful with Spanish inspired architecture, well kept lawns, and bustling USC students.  I could strongly sense what the school means by "The Trojan Family".  Maybe it's because it is played up all the time, making it true by repitition.  but I got the feeling students from all colleges at USC work to instill a sense of comraderie.  I felt part of a select group of talented individuals, which is USC afterall...

The weather during the preview day was cloudy, but they said it was only the second cloudy day of the year.  Apparently, it truly is sunny in southern california all year long.  The average temp in January is 70.  I come from the East Coast, so for me that was a major selling point.

All of the staff and facultly at the preview day were really nice.  That's to be expected since there trying to sell the school, but I got the feeling it was more genuine than other schools I have visited.  The school seems to have a sense of humor,too, embodied by Dean McCaffery, and trickling down to the students.  They talked up the notion that USC law is "fun", and I felt like it is true.  I came across as a really exciting and fun environment in which to live and study.

The law school building is not so pretty, but it's not nearly as bad as some people on this board have described it.

All the current law students at the event were extremely welcoming and easy to talk to.  They unhesitatingly provided personal contact information to me in case I had questions or concerns.

After visiting the school, I am almost 100 percent certain I will go there, even if I get into some "higher ranked" schools.  for example, I'm waiting on Cornell, but you can't beat LA weather and USC's remarkable school spirit.

if anybody has questions, fire away!


Law School Admissions / question....
« on: April 16, 2007, 08:05:30 PM »
so, if i haven't received a word from Cornell yet, and because all of its admitted students days have passed, is it most likely they are rejecting me?


Choosing the Right Law School / USC Housing
« on: April 02, 2007, 08:33:35 PM »
I'm sure this has been discussed before, so I apologize to those who read it again...

But how is on-campus housing for grad students?  I have read that most law students commute, but that does not appeal to me for my first year.   

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