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Current Law Students / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: March 06, 2007, 02:37:09 PM »
there are other options, such as:

1. go to a school with generous and dependable LRAP. (which schools are these? i don't know. there wasn't much information out there when i searched for it. but i think equal justice works is working on making this info more public. in general, it seems like harvard, columbia and other top schools have generous LRAP.)

2. go to a school with no LRAP or meager LRAP but don't accumulate too much debt by going to law school, through some combination of cheap tuition, scholarships, and cheap living.

i'm on option 2 - forewent higher-ranking law schools for a generous scholarship and a city with a low cost of living. both these options can help make the ACLU or other public interest law a realistic option straight out of law school.

Current Law Students / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: March 04, 2007, 08:35:28 PM »

the issue is really if the aclu currently represents the interests of everyman or if they instead have been hijacked by extreme left-wing wackos who are totally disconnected from the american mainstream (those people neither of you seem to know anything about...and yes the constitution is only as good as the people it was written to represent...i get a distinct whiff of elitism in what both of you have written)

i suggest you do some introspection to determine where this sense of yours is coming from. it might be interfering with your judgment.

Job Search / Re: I got the public interest job I wanted!
« on: March 04, 2007, 02:55:25 PM »
good for you.

i got a public interest job too, doing legal aid & policy work. the evaluation of applicants was based more on merit than on grades, so i got the job more than a month ago, when grades were not yet available. i've been able to relax while many of my classmates are stressing out about jobs.

Current Law Students / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: March 04, 2007, 02:46:03 PM »
the barometer i like to use is the "rust-belt bar standard".  if i`m shooting the breeze over a couple of pbr`s with good, honest, working folk, and they find something repellent, or wrong, i call that unamerican, i call that contrary to the american way of life.   

how do you select the good, honest working folk?

Nadine Strossman`s "Defending Pornography" is just another example of their extreme viewpoints.


Current Law Students / Re: FL Coastal...
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:23:44 PM »
the only school other than cooley that more or less told me i'd get a scholarship before i even applied. also, the only school with students surfing and sunbathing on their brochure. i'd steer clear unless there were no other options.

Current Law Students / Re: Things you wish you would have known...
« on: February 22, 2007, 06:42:20 PM »
what things do you all wish you would have known going into law school?

legal skills class is much more important than the number of credits suggests.

Current Law Students / Re: Legal Reasoning
« on: February 20, 2007, 07:00:50 PM »
in this system, are there any kinds of reasoning that are not forms of legal reasoning?

Transferring / Re: thoughts
« on: February 17, 2007, 09:04:26 PM »
there's always BC, BU and other schools who i'm sure would love to have you.

Current Law Students / Re: Should I be briefing cases?
« on: February 17, 2007, 06:25:39 PM »
i brief when (i) i'm pretty sure i'll be called on to discuss the case; (ii) i'm too unfocused to just read the case and get it.

Current Law Students / Re: Pretty interesting read... check this out
« on: February 17, 2007, 06:22:14 PM »
okay, you plugged your blog once. fair game. now you've plugged it a second time. i think that's inappropriate.

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