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Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 27, 2010, 06:42:47 AM »
So if rankings are based in large part based on the votes of judges, and cooley is spitting out record numbers of lawyers each year flooding the market with them as an increasing percentage of the licensed attorneys and increasing so the standing judges as well, won't the system eventually end up with cooley as #1 simply do to the fact that very soon the vast majority will be cooley grads? The people who cry about wanting to make $160,000 day one tend to be allergic to civil service, cooley grads tend not to have really any other choice according to posters here, so since cooley was created about the same times as the rankings it seems to be all a cooley based conspiracy for global dominance due to a brainwashed society that will buy and/pr kill eachother for whatever $200 shoe a rapping b-ball player wears.

There's not necessarily a direct relationship between # of alumni and # of alumni judges.  Also, I think your assumption about the $160k crowd is wrong.  Plenty of civil service folks started off at the big firms.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« on: December 23, 2010, 06:18:54 AM »
For the record, proper grammar and spelling actually do matter.  If your writing is sloppy, people who are evaluating what you've written will assume, fairly or not, that your research and reasoning are sloppy as well.

Law School Admissions / Re: GPA Question
« on: September 11, 2010, 11:19:03 PM »
I was under the impression that in general, the LSAC gpa was all that mattered.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: It is people like these that give law school a bad name
« on: September 11, 2010, 06:25:11 AM »
Is he jobless because he's a druggie or is he a druggie because he's jobless?  ;)

Substance abuse is, incidentally, a big problem among the lawyer population.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I apply for Law schools with 155 on LSAT?
« on: September 11, 2010, 06:19:30 AM »
With exams, using the fact pattern to identify all issues, and the non-issues as well, is more impoartnat than graamar and some typos?  I find that interesting.  From my understanding, most 1L exmas are closed book, but it opens up typically as you progress to 2L and 3?

The trend at the top schools is for open-book throughout.  All my 1L exams were open book (as far as I can remember).  Keep in mind, however, that due to the time crunch, you rarely look at your materials during the exam.  They're mostly there as a crutch to avoid panic.

Current Law Students / Re: Work Outside of Law School
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:47:34 AM »
Just curious,

How many hours do you think the typical 2L or 3L works during the semester outside of law school (like at a firm or agency)?

I don't know what's typical across all schools, but at my school it was typically zero.  People who worked during the year were the exception.

Current Law Students / Re: credit card debt and entering law school
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:46:34 AM »
You should just rack up tens of thousands in student loans. Most students who go to law school do this and have no financial problems unless you are truly irresponsible.

For the record, this is absolutely horrible advice and probably said in jest.

This is an old thread so I doubt the OP is listening, but just in case anyone comes across it and decides to take it seriously.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Master of Jurisprudence
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:44:38 AM »
Again we said the same thing.

We just disagree on the number.  I think your 60-70% is high.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I apply for Law schools with 155 on LSAT?
« on: September 08, 2010, 04:14:32 AM »
So should I just apply and hoping that my CPA will help me a little, or spend more time to study and retake the LSAT?

CPA won't help you in any noticeable way.  Study and retake.

Law School Admissions / Re: How much of Law School Admissions is GPA
« on: September 08, 2010, 04:12:47 AM »
A 3.23 with a b.a. in bio and a b.s. in chem or a 3.33 with only a b.a. in bio.

Does getting more than one degree matter? Or is it purely a numbers game?

It matters little enough that it probably makes no difference at all.  Certainly not enough to make up for a .10 difference in gpa.

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