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Law School Admissions / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 15, 2008, 08:53:01 AM »
SLU

Iowa or Loyola-Chicago

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Weighing whether I should apply to GULC
« on: December 14, 2008, 03:18:11 PM »
Def. agree on apps to Cornell and Duke.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Pick one of two...
« on: December 14, 2008, 03:11:30 PM »
NW

Harvard or Stanford?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 11, 2008, 10:46:50 AM »
OMG!!!


IN AT MICHIGAN!!!!


I saw my status checker went to decision and instead of wait for my letter (because I'm nosy), I tried the admitted students site and was able to log in  ;D

Sometimes my gut is right.  Congratulations!

Now, quid pro quo!  Call in some favors with whatever deity you believe in.  I need some good vibes on this take-home final I'm in the midst of. :)

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Job Search / Re: SO Pissed...
« on: December 11, 2008, 12:37:15 AM »
Mac Book's like Bevis and Butthead

It's Beavis, thank you very much.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Darrow Scholarship Invitation
« on: December 10, 2008, 03:34:49 PM »
I got one too.

I <3 Michigan.

Congrats!  I'll pray for your Darrow if you pray for good finals grades here. :)

Is this just a deal for HB, because I'll take a piece of that action?

Hell, don't pray for a Darrow.  Just an acceptance would be sweet.

I have nothing to substantiate it beyond mere gut instinct, but I doubt you'll get YP'ed (and I'm sure you'll be 'so excited, so excited!' when you receive that packet). 

Nevertheless, I'll keep you in my thoughts, though they are likely to get entangled with the mess that is due process soon enough. :/

PS: Additional prayers for my finals success = additional prayers for acceptance and/or Darrow. :)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Darrow Scholarship Invitation
« on: December 10, 2008, 03:29:50 PM »
I got one too.

I <3 Michigan.

Congrats!  I'll pray for your Darrow if you pray for good finals grades here. :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Need advice re Chicago schools
« on: December 05, 2008, 08:08:38 AM »
The poster who just told you to give up made a pretty arrogant and ignorant statement, IMHO.  If you're not looking for big law, realize the law degree will not be the ticket to instant wealth for you but it's something you want to pursue then go do it. 

I tried to include a disclaimer to avoid anyone thinking what I wrote was arrogant or malicious.  It really wasn't said in that tone...and it especially wasn't ignorant.  I don't know about you, but I'm actually (a) a law student who's (b) worked at a large firm and (c) gone through the employment search process (in both Chicago and a more insular, secondary market).  I've got plenty of friends at lower ranked schools and am aware, at least anecdotally, of the differences between schools in employment prospects.

ESPECIALLY in Chicago, jobs from Northern and JMLS are tough to come by.  The OP did say that, eventually, she wanted to hang her own shingle, but only after working for a few years in the private sector.  Which means she'll need to find a job, and unless you are a top dog at either of those schools, it's going to be tough.  Even at K/L/D, you have to be up there in your class, but not quite as high. 

Moreover, if she did get a full ride from either of those schools, be very careful -- I've heard horror stories about JMLS's scholarship requirements.  Either way, all of my original advice applies.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Question About Summer Employment
« on: December 04, 2008, 09:21:01 PM »
Summer jobs for 1L's can be touch and go...and in an economy like this, it's gonna be shaky anywhere.

I'm a 2L and didn't have any problems.  I heard a few stories and did have one friend who wanted a big firm spot and was having trouble landing something out of OCI.  I don't know his grades.  I had numerous callbacks that were after the September bust and still got to choose between Vault firms, and I don't think my story is atypical.  I ended up picking between two of my top choices and didn't hear too many people grumbling about the choices they had.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Michigan Acceptance!!!!!!!!
« on: December 01, 2008, 01:42:49 PM »
The Law Quad is beautiful.

The reading room doubles your reading efficiency.

The underground library is cool (although they need something other than mini-golf green for the flooring...)

Go to Michigan!

Yeah, the astroturf needs to go.  FOUR!

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