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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greetings
« on: May 23, 2012, 08:24:36 AM »
Greetings, Nathan!

BTW, I work as a solicitor in the brothels.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Baby Bar
« on: May 17, 2012, 02:39:02 PM »
I think the biggest problem passing the baby bar is that your are still a baby lawyer

Stopped reading after this.  You're not a lawyer until you've passed the bar.

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2L job search / Re: Do I have to be a US citizen to practice law?
« on: May 17, 2012, 09:27:23 AM »
I am not an American. . . I wonder if being a NYC Bar member is enough to lawfully practice law in NYC or there is a need to have a visa or citizenship.

No, it's not enough.  All non-US citizens must have a work visa or green card to take up "gainful employment" in the US.  The Visa Waiver Program does allow citizens of specific countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for up to 90 days, however, it generally applies only to short-term meetings and conferences in relation to the alien's profession/line of business/employer in their home country, not to most forms of "gainful employment".

If you aren't eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (i.e., you intend to be gainfully employed in the US), you will need an H-1B visa, which requires sponsorship by the company/firm you plan to work for.

Good luck finding legal employment in the US in this economy, and good luck finding a legal employer willing to go through the hassle of sponsoring you.

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The answer is pretty simple, really.

Would you rather work in Louisiana or Massachusetts, and what would you like to do with your JD?

SULC Stats:  (http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/clearinghouse/?school=southern)
33.3% are working in small firms (2-10 attorneys);
20.4% are either unemployed or solo; and
17.4% are working for the (mostly state) government.

NESL Stats:  (http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/clearinghouse/?school=newengland)
At least 20.5% are working in small firms (2-10 attorneys);
At least 20.5% are working in "Business or Industry" (i.e., returned to jobs they were in before going to law school)
At least 18.2% are unemployed or solo; and
At least 8.2% are working for the government.

I understand that you stated that "money is no issue", but, with all due respect , if you're acting rationally, money should always be an issue, no matter how much you have.  Did you get a scholarship, or are you eligible for in-state tuition, at either of the schools?

Good luck.  You'll need it!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: May 12, 2012, 05:05:49 PM »
I am not sure how someone with less than even a BA (or a BA at 2.0) at a 140 LSAT can be "sophisticated"

but if that is what the courts want to tell themselves I guess,

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/03/22/judge-dismisses-suit-against-new-york-law

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: May 12, 2012, 05:04:06 PM »
The government is finally starting to wise up.  We'll see what happens on that end.

-Expand on that.  The Gov in terms of money/loans?  The ABA regulates law schools.  And yes they are maybe wising up. LMU in Knoxville was denied, ofc.

Will post tomorrow on it.  Pretty damn late here.  Bout to go to bed.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: May 12, 2012, 03:48:26 PM »
Their rankings might be weird but if they are so wrong then why don't they get busted for "truth in advertising" laws? Seems like an open shut case if they say they are the 2nd best in nation and "everyone knows" that isn't true.

Why dosn't the govt step if and stop if it is such a horrible lie and everyone knows it? Seems odd.

There are a few suits out there to "test the waters" with respect to falsification of employment numbers.  Cooley won't get in trouble with respect to its rankings because it publishes its ranking methodology and, thus, it can be seen as an opinion based on hard facts (such as the square footage of its law library).  Further, a recent judgment assumes that all prospective law students are "sophisticated consumers" that are capable of treading through the BS spouted by law schools regardless of how false the information those schools provide may be.

As to your second question:  The government is finally starting to wise up.  We'll see what happens on that end.

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General Board / :o)
« on: May 12, 2012, 03:40:36 PM »
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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:34:19 AM »
So then why does everyone act like Cooley is the worst of the worst if they have up to double total employment numbers and the stats of their offical attrition rates is lower than a lot of other schools too? Is there name just more well known like how people diss UOP even though other online schools are a billion times worse?

It probably doesn't help that they rank themselves second best law school in the nation.

Also, to me, it doesn't matter just how bad Cooley is compared to other bad law schools.  It's bad enough to be in the 4th tier.  I would hope that one would never pick a law school on the basis that it isn't the worst law school in the nation?

As I said in post 34, "a turd is still a turd, no matter how much you polish it".  The same holds true for Cooley.  You can compare it to all of the horrible schools as much as you want, but that doesn't make it any better of a choice.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:18:24 PM »
So.....Cooley or Capitol?

BOTH, AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!111!

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