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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:40:56 PM »
Thanks for the warning.  I was just kidding about being sure about ranking high.  But it is fun to me to read casebooks and hornbooks.  People say - do not read them before 1L, you will wear yourself out - it is my favorite hobby now, I actually stopped playing World of Warcraft because I enjoy reading casebooks more, it is like a restful hobby for me.  So I consider it possible that I just might have more success than students who scored 170 on LSAT and for which directing conversation to what textbooks are better means a head cracking boredom.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:34:20 PM »
Gotcha - I am still pending in Duke btw - bad fn sign, but right now my real choices are University of Richmond and College of William and Mary, of which I am planning to pick W&M.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:26:48 PM »
There was no margin but the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 14, 2010, 05:55:09 PM »
Thane,

I understand what you are saying.  I do want to go to law school and become a lawyer.  I have expensive options in T10-T30 range and much less expensive options in T70s.  The bottoms line is that I am looking to get a good legal job upon graduation.  In case I do not get a good legal job I  would like to work in accounting for a while to be able to pay my mortgage and save for my kids' college.  If I go for an average accounting job with JD on my resume, they wil lquestion my commitment for industry and qualification level (they might feel I am hard up for cash and will quit any chance I get).  That is the summary of my dillemma.  I understand that is not easy and might have many alternative solutions.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Part Jewish
« on: February 14, 2010, 08:42:12 AM »
Jewish lawyers are a majority rather than minority in law and have been for many years.  URM means native american, black, latino, pacific islander.  Basically you have to be black, hispanic or come from a tribal New World culture.

I have always wondered though about percentages. E.g., if I am 1/16 Cherokee, would I be a URM?

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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 14, 2010, 12:19:30 AM »
the only reason i am dollar signs is because they will make me independent of silliness (strong euphemism) of the majority mob rule.  The morning I will not have to rely on the judgment of 99% of people who think they know everything but do not know jack will be the best time in my life.  I will definitely make sure to FDIC insure my money to protect it from money managers who think they know what they are talking about.  Thats all.

P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me and won in a landslide thanks to my legal research and writing skills.  Moreover, I love law and enjoy studying it. I foresee the dollar signs invested in law schools likely wasted, but going there anyways.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 13, 2010, 08:23:12 PM »
no it is not, I am sorry I understand you are not fan of numbers but for them it is 180k salary plus 100k on the side= 280k a year while working 30-35 hours a week total and having fun without a boss, sleeping in all the time and spending tons of time with family and enjoying their hobbies. 

PhD in Finance could be pretty good too, but they make 30-50k less on average than people with PhD in Accounting, due to supply and demand - more people feel like doing PhD in Finance will be more lucrative, and they get penalized financially for thinking exactly like the other lemmings...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Suffolk Law Career Prospects
« on: February 13, 2010, 09:30:38 AM »
You will have tough time finding job in Boston with Suffolk degree, even in the DA office.  The market is oversaturated with BC, BU, HU, and NEU grads, and you will be at the bottom pecking order.  I have heard of a SU grad working for 24K a year at SSA. If you want to pay sticker, spend all your earnings on loan payments and live on the street, go for it, but otherwise it would not be a wise decision....

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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 13, 2010, 08:39:47 AM »
I hope it will still be funny when I rank higher than you guys.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 12, 2010, 05:32:48 PM »
I am not a troll from PhD in Accounting Department, but it is not just numbers, it is about economics concepts and ways to trasmit economic events into meaningful financial statements.  One big part of accounting research is business valuation and my accounting professors had a business on the side from which they pulled 100K a year xtra to their college salary. 

And top MBA does not necessarily lead you into Goldman Sachs.  They have 50 top MBAs competing for each position. IB is dead and will be dead for 5-10 more years.  If you are luckyyou will get a consulting job for 110-120K straight out of grad school.

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