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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 12, 2010, 04:50:40 PM »
There is a lot of people with top 10 MBA degrees right now out of a job.  Noone with PhD in Accounting is out of a job, and average annual salary is near 180K. If you do get a top IB job, you will be working 90 hours a week for 150K, while a smart person who went for PhD in Accounting will be chilling on his boat doing nothing, enjoying the stupidity of a majority of people and laughing at you. At my college accounting professors were second highest paid employees after the college president and they barely did anything.  If you would rather run with all the lemmings from the side of a cliff because thats what everyone is doing - go for it...But the chances are you will not get into PhD in Accounting program anyway, so...

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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 12, 2010, 04:33:10 PM »
Cool..thank you.  Does anyone have suggestions about good hornbooks for 1L standard classes?

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Current Law Students / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 12, 2010, 09:20:31 AM »
PhD in Accounting.  As soon as you graduate (from ANY school) you will be looking at about 10 offers, 135K average.  Accounting professors do whatever the hell they want, with their 20 hour workweek.  Or, if you are not averse to being at work from 9 to 5 Mon-Fri you can get a job in the industry for 250K.  I am going to get a JD from top 30 but then at some point I might get PhD in Accounting.  It is 100 times harder to be admitted than say Cornell Law but it is full ride for all plus stipend.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Ridiculous Tuition?
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:05:16 PM »
Unfortunately, a lot of people do not do their homework before going to law school. Most people still have the stereotype in their minds that any lawyer is filthy rich.  Therefore, they are willing to invest 120k to get into the game.  In reality, nowadays lawyer market is quite different from doctor market.  Most lawyers tend to make less money than a self respecting janitor...Many of today's law schools are basically a pyramid scheme, where the students are on the bottom of the pyramid and ABA and school administration are on the top.  As long as these people will be allowed to profit, there will be T4 schools charging 45k a year for tuition.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / UVA Waitlist 2010
« on: February 11, 2010, 08:49:16 PM »
Wanted to start a new thread for UVA Waitlist in current year.

It appears that previously UVA had priority waitlist and general waitlist for both in-state and out-of-state students. I was recently placed on a waitlist (without specifying which kind it is). I am in-state for Virginia. 162/3.94, non-traditional student, great work experience.  The word is apparently that in-state UVA list is pretty unpromising.
Anybody had any comments or experiences?

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Well...we are not going to Thomas Jefferson (even though it has 200% bar passage rate) so you have nothing to worry about, ok?...

Just kidding ;D

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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 11, 2010, 08:35:48 PM »
I know. I guess the bottom line is you cant know how well you will do even if you study your nuts (ovaries) off.  I guess the best any of us can do is push the pedal to the floor and see what happens.

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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 11, 2010, 10:42:15 AM »
Thats true.  I guess I am just going to buy all required 1L textbooks and read them until September.  It is fun, and hopefully it will help.

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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:34:40 AM »
I see, but I think you can pick up a lot on that from the casebook, I dunno.  Maybe you will overstudy, lol.  I have seen previous exams for Civ Procedure from W&M, at least half of the exam is multiple choice.  There is a guy on top-law-schools.com from W&M who says he never touches anything but the class notes and he has 4.0 after first year.

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Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: February 11, 2010, 08:40:48 AM »
Re-reading works magic for me.  After I read a textbook two times I pretty much remember it by heart.  Remember not just words, but understand and can easily apply concepts.  In my business school exams they usually gave us a hypothetical problem and had us apply concepts used in class to the problem.  I got 3.912 in my undergrad.  Arent law school exams pretty much the same (plaintiff A from CA sues defendant B from IL, who brings in third party defendant C from TX; whats the appropriate venue)?  I dont understand why people keep saying that there is no guarantee to get good grades in law school.  Exam questions are objective, they have to be, and if you know your shiit like nobody's business you should get an A.

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