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I didn't think that you are an attorney based on your postings in this thread. I still have my doubts.

Any examples?

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Current Law Students / Re: Retiring Attorney Fields Essay Questions
« on: April 26, 2010, 06:45:49 PM »
Einstein the computer point is moot, you can't use that on the bar. They give you paper or a typewritter, thats your only options.

Uhm, yes, yes you can.

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Pursuing an LLM / Re: GULC or NU for Tax LLM
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:46:43 PM »
The only LLMs worth taking, ever, is tax at NYU or Georgetown.


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I disagree with your points 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. I don't have enough information to assess your claim in point #5.
The OP responded above that the C&F attorney did refuse to comment on some areas as it would be inappropriate.

I really don't feel like turning this into another internet pissing contest. As was clearly indicated by OP in his response, the answers he got from the C&F attorney were largely what I said they would be. No surprise there. He said he couldn't give a personal ruling. Obviously he couldn't, this is done by the committee for natural reasons.

He also said that he couldn't answer some of the questions because that would be inappropriate. Inappropriate and conflict of interest are two different things; surely you know this. Since you made a (false) point of me not being a lawyer, I would assume your claim is that you are. There's really no point speculating what those questions were and why it would be inappropriate to answer, this is a private issue for OP that is none of our business.

That being said, as the nature of an internet forum is to provide information to future readers, not only the OP, it needs to remain said that points 1 through 4 are indisputably correct. Point 5 is correct, but irrelevant to the validity of points 1 through 4, although you tried to impeach me on lack of credibility. Point 6 is a very subjective statement only based on a few posts I've seen from you, so I'll leave that one up to debate.

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I'm happy my wife took my name.  I didn't really consider the overall consequences to society, but it is nice for my immediate family to all have the same last name.

Yes, and any concern she has for wanting to still be associated with her immediate family is of course of no concern at all.

In the words of the great Blackstone; "By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law; that is the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated or consolidated into that of the husband".

It's really romantic isn't it?

(and yes, I realize this topic has been dead for a few days.)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Remembering Test Questions
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:27:00 PM »
I think you are the one that needs to re-read again.

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That's true, I forgot about them. As we all should, 99% of them got their "tribal membership cards" by method of fraud anyway. "Oh, one time in 1949, my grandmother hooked up with a Cherokee!". GTFO.

I do not believe Native Hawaiians are considered in this though.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Go or re-apply
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:20:40 PM »
That's true, my advice is more in the lines of don't go to law school if your only intention is to become a professor, I guess. Sort of like, don't go to a law school if you're only going there to transfer out. Chances are slim.

That being said, I've also had professors who graduated lower ranked schools, so I guess it's all about working for it. At least one of my professors graduated Rutgers Newark, and if you can survive 3 years in Newark, you're pretty damn hardcore in my book.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:18:44 PM »
If the flame war does not stop immediately, this thread will be locked. Personal attacks cross the line.

Yo momma so short you can see her feet on her drivers license!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: cooley in the fall
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:17:38 PM »
Well the implication was that there was some sort of "smack talk" -- but I agree with your revised approach. However, I do disagree with you in regards to firms not considering anyone from 150 schools because of their ranking/prestige. Take Texas Wesleyan, in Ft. Worth, Texas, it is a 4th tier school.  You are telling me that if I were to graduate -- lets say 4th overall in my class -- that Jones Day, Thompson & Knight,  Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins, Fulbright & Jaworski, and Hughes & Luce wouldn't consider me at all?  I have a very hard time agreeing with that.

To be a bit philosophical today; Reality does not care whether you agree with it or not.

And most of those firms are TTTs anyway ;)

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Additionally, my final term at Cooley, I was able to receive academic credit for a full-time and unpaid externship with a firm in my home state.  I never even had to interview for a job because the firm was able to see how sharped my skill set was and how ready I was "out of the box" that they didn't give a damn where I went to law school.  I think it is something that Cooley does mainly because the majority of the students that graduate don't practice in Michigan.  Everyone attorney that I have explained the process to, including my uncle who is a partner at a "BigLaw firm", has claimed that all school should adopt a externship/clinical program like Cooley's.

Funny how none of the "BigLaw firms" actually give a rats ass about that when recruiting people then.

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The great thing is that when you are offering 40/hrs a week of unpaid slave-labor -- you can get your foot into just about any door you can imagine, and for myself, and my close friends that went to Cooley, that is all we needed to get jobs.

No, you really can't. Try getting your foot inside the door at Cravath, SullCrom or the USAO?

Mind you, it's not my argument that the current hiring model (AKA the Cravath model) is a good one, nor a fair one. I simply report what reality is, flawed as it may be.

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