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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Northwestern Visit !!
« on: November 25, 2005, 04:29:07 AM »
I have an off campus interview coming up with Northwestern.  Any ideas on what to expect?

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Why T14
« on: November 25, 2005, 04:22:57 AM »
Can someone explain the T14 to me?  The US News rankings aren't handed down to us from above, so why do we religiously appeal to them.  Maybe I'm just a nutter, but 14 seems like an arbitrary number as well, why not 15?  Is there a LSD conspiracy to undermine Texas and UCLA.  Both are great schools from everything I've heard, maybe not as impressive as HYS when dropped to a young lady over drinks, but within the legal community they carry weight.  The whole tier system is arbitrary as well.  If I were to apply and system it would be to differentiate regional schools and national schools.  Of course this would only matter if you want to work for a large competitive law firm when you graduate, in a big city. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Ill tell you where to go next fall...
« on: November 25, 2005, 04:09:43 AM »
Business School wasnt the point of this thread.... you can replace business school with anything you want... deal crack, paint houses, design hand bags...

  I am a happy successful law student. Like many of you who have responded, I made the decision to matriculate in professional school for the right reasons.

I wrote this thread for my little sister.  She is taking the december LSAT and I have echoed these sentiments to her.  Similarly, I turned her on to this board to use as a resource... much the same way I did when i was a beckoning 1L.

Law Schools are flooded with overachieving applicants who will drain the legal system and continue to perpetrate the stereotypes that chase lawyers much the same way these lawyers chase ambuli (the plural of ambulance).

The first step to a well established career as a lawyer is a well reasoned decision  to enroll in law school...

Justice is blind... so is Stevie Wonder...

C.



.... eff law school, I'm going to deal crack

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I can't resist
« on: November 24, 2005, 11:42:46 AM »
The ranking assigned by US news has no influence upon what you make of yourself outside of law school.  Going to a prestigious school opens doors that arenít open otherwise, but too much is made of getting into the ďtopĒ firms that only look at graduates of top schools.  Getting a JD anywhere puts you on a level playing field with someone from HYS.  Itís possible to succeed (make a good living, or even become ridiculously wealthy if so inclined) with a JD from any school.  Donít worry about pretentious a-holes who put down where you apply.  Youíll have the last laugh when their dream job making 125k at a big city firm turns into a chained to my desk depressing existence.  Moreover 125k doesnít but as much happiness as you might think it does in NYC.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Law School Fashion
« on: November 21, 2005, 10:50:24 AM »
This is a rather stuffy discussion.  Professors aren't the most well groomed people and I think if you want to judge your "colleagues" (come on colleagues is a bit formal isn't it) by what they do or do not wear to class, by all means do so.  I'm currently going to school at a place even stuffier than the ivy league schools and what I wear to class has never been an issue.  I stand by my jeans (i wash them every 3-4 weeks) and a variety of t-shirts.  For formal occasions you know you need to dress up, formal dinners and what not, or interviews if you're in law school.  Do you think 45 year old lawyers enoy dressing up everyday? 

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Hey mates,

Just a little personal experience story for you all.  I think we've all heard that working for a large firm is demanding and not all together a lot of fun.  You have to decide what is important to you, your time, or money.  The important point the original poster made that I think most of us miss out on is that having ownership is so important.  A friend's dad went to University of Missouri Kansas City Law, not sure what the "ranking" is but it can't be high.  He didn't work for a firm, but instead struck out on his own (riskier than working for a firm, but can be more lucrative).  He makes several million a year and sets his own hours (works ~3 days a week).  Working for a large firm and making 125K+ a year is great, but you just have to be aware of the fact that you are really going to WORK, and the dream of equity partner and the "easy" life only comes true for a miniscule percentage of lawyers.  Three years out people don't care where you went to law school they only care about you producing (politics are also involved, but we won't even mention the partner's kids or anything like that) for the firm and if you don't they'll show you the door.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Test center problem
« on: November 16, 2005, 11:48:33 AM »
A proctor accused the guy behind me of being on the wrong section.  She asked for his test and wanted him to leave.  Of course this started a rather heated argument, which was distracting to say the least.  It could have been handled much better.  If they wanted to cancel his score and report the incident they could have just waited till the end of the test and then dealt with it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Got my score...so depressed...
« on: November 16, 2005, 11:16:32 AM »
Wait a year re-take it and go to grad school or do something unique with the extra year.  After you graduate law school you'll be glad you took a gap year anyway.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: hot girls at T14
« on: November 16, 2005, 10:52:43 AM »
If you're looking for good looking girls in top or really any law school I think you'll be disappointed.  Look for the schools with a big undergrad population that has fit girls.  Friends that went to Virginia and Texas were quite pleased with the selection.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Pics of UChicago Campus
« on: November 16, 2005, 09:13:14 AM »
mindthegap76

give a shout out to my friend austin who is a 1L there

you should know him as a kansan who is concerned with his foot wear and haircare

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