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General Board / Re: Sealed Bar Exam Results
« on: November 01, 2009, 02:14:27 PM »
Wait, so what happens then?  Do the results get unsealed after the problem gets cleared up, or do you have to retake the bar exam six months later?

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General Board / Re: Patent Bar Review Course
« on: November 01, 2009, 02:06:11 PM »
Skip Omniprep and Patbar. 

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General Board / Re: Law School Threatens to Disturb Dinner
« on: October 25, 2009, 08:47:59 AM »
Meaning what, they sent you a letter saying "please donate so we don't have to call and beg"?

If you're doing well financially, and they helped put you in that position, and they treated you well while you were in school, then send 'em a check, you cheapskate.

I won't donate to my undergrad, and I badmouth them to anyone who asks, because they treated us like *&^%.  My law school is going to get as much help as I can reasonably give back, whether it's hiring from here or donating money.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Realistic Assessment
« on: October 25, 2009, 08:42:12 AM »
Where do people think it is likely I could get money?
I don't know how free schools are going to be with money this year, but with slightly worse stats and last-minute applications everywhere, two cycles ago, I got scholarship offers at every school that accepted me, ranging from around 50% to 85% off retail.

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General Board / Re: Wife of a 1L... I need some perspective
« on: October 23, 2009, 08:45:31 AM »
I'm a dude and agree, your husband is banging this girl.  Start thinking of ways to (legally) screw up his life.
Bad idea, this advice.  No matter what, you destroy your marriage.  If right, you also destroy his future earning potential and hence how much child support you can collect.

Talk to him.  Work it out.

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Also UIUC (currently #21).  Kind to splitters, IMHO, and lots of Texans.

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Law School Applications / Re: Does Early Admissions = No Scholarships?
« on: October 23, 2009, 08:30:32 AM »
From what I understand, you have a BETTER shot at a scholarship when you apply ED.  They haven't run out of money yet, so they can throw it freely at anyone they really want.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Yet another chances thread
« on: August 29, 2009, 01:50:40 PM »
1) Letters of recommendation - I graduated several years ago.  Law is sort of the family business, so I can get LOR's from a sitting judge, head of departments at top firms, well-respected lawyers, etc.  Is that enough, or should I look up old professors?
Are these people for whom you have actually worked, or are they just "character references" of people who know you through your family?

If the latter, skip them.  I can get letters from a few CEOs and high-tech entrepreneurs.  Nobody would care about the letters since they're just people I've hung out with.

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2) My list of schools I would like to attend is big.  Is there any harm in applying to a lot of colleges (10-12+), or should I drop that number down?
The only harm would be to your wallet and your free time.  I applied to that many, but a lot were free applications thanks to a good LSAT.

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3) Assume I get a 170 on the LSAT.  My top school choices would be Georgetown, Duke, Cornell, and SMU.  Following that, Wake-Forest, UNC-Chapel Hill, Penn State, Notre Dame, Boston College, UC-Boulder.

I think all of these are very doable, but I may be mistaken.  Take a look over on lawschoolnumbers.com, and also use the odds calculator that the LSAC makes available on its website.  Both gave me solid information about where I had a shot at getting in.  (In fact, I guess I aimed too low -- but I'm very happy with my school, and wouldn't choose to go anywhere else.)

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Since when is HLS in the top 3?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Native American Law focus?
« on: August 29, 2009, 01:40:19 PM »
From what I recall when I was looking at schools, OU does have one of the better NA law programs.

Are there jobs out there for this specialization.  Seriously! 
Yes, although the degree specialization is not necessary in order to get those jobs.

I've met the tribal counsel (or at least he was at the time) for the Muckleshoot tribe in Washington state.

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