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Current Law Students / Re: Law School Loans
« on: February 15, 2011, 04:51:47 AM »
Other than what I've spent on groceries since my last month's credit card bill, zero.

Oh -- that includes mortgages.

The scholarship does not require a specific GPA, only that I am in the top 33% of my class.
Umm . . . clueless post of the month, strong contender for clueless post of the year.

All 1L classes are curved.  You can calculate exactly what GPA is required in order to be in that "top 33%".

Not only that, but some law schools put all of their "scholarship students" into a single section to compete against one another.  It's sort of like starving rats being thrown into a pen to eat each other.  I don't know if JM is one of those or not, but if so, "Look to your left, look to your right, only one of you will be here next year."

That said, JM-Chicago has some rather unusual stats in general, and seems to be well regarded in patent law.

It's very short and doesn't tell me much about you.  Consider expanding it beyond two words.

Law School Admissions / Re: Igcse Applying for law soon
« on: January 17, 2011, 04:43:19 PM »
You're the first Brit I've ever seen posting here, so don't be surprised if you don't get any answers.  Good luck, though.

Law School Admissions / Re: Late start on app, splitter (176/3.32), help!
« on: January 16, 2011, 11:51:51 PM »
Avoid Boston University.  Trust me on this.

Sure, why not, lots of people are sociopaths.
Excellent board name for this comment!

The beauty of this type of case, and the instant incipient case I have, is that there is no, there can be no, dispute over the factual issues;  those are already known.  It's a straight bench trial.  The only question is one of multiplication (number of occurrences times the dollar-damages per occurrence -- which are conveniently set by statute) to determine damages.

Realistically, these suits are mostly being settled for, roughly, enough for a good Porsche.  After taxes, of course.  Which is fine, I can go for a 944 or a 911.  Just not a ****ing Boxster or a Cayenne.  I mean, seriously, a Boxster?  Might as well drive a ****ing Ford Fiesta.

Current Law Students / Re: Should I persevere?
« on: November 18, 2010, 03:14:46 PM »
So, why did you go to law school in the first place?  Seems stupid.  If you dislike the field so much, drop it.

I have an opportunity to sue the everliving sh1t out of a small business.  I've been a customer of theirs for several years now, I like them, they're good people.  The potential damages are in the $5M range.  If I win, they'll be out of business.

There is no actual physical harm to me or to any other person involved in this case.  The issue is one of legal formalism.  They've violated statute and are open to a suit for having done so.

On the one claw, they're a decent company.  On the other claw, I would very much like a new waterfront vacation property and a Lamborghini.

Should I embrace my inner assho1e?


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Please advise, LSAT 140 and GPA 3.42
« on: November 01, 2010, 01:06:49 PM »
Try to figure out why you're doing badly on the LSAT, work on the problem, and retake.  Otherwise, there's always Golden Gate or Cooley.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BU Law Alum Taking Questions
« on: November 01, 2010, 01:02:43 PM »
Are you embarrassed by the law school's slow sink through the rankings?

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