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@stareindecisis, you sound just like my boyfriend; Thanks so much for being honest when the easiest thing to do is stick to a PC response. That goes for everyone, actually.

There's a difference between being politically correct and not living in 1955. I know that makes me sound like an ass, but then again, this is why I tend to try to avoid the south ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone know about the 5 year requirement?
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:55:53 PM »
For the record, CA like all other states has bar requirments. I'm told harder than most.

The CA bar exam is generally considered to be the hardest; their requirements to actually sit for the bar are very lax.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Cooley in the fall
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:51:21 PM »
Not to be an ass, but a paralegal at Wachtell makes more money than 99.95% of all the people who has ever graduated from Cooley.

ok, its all sinking in now. Hey everyone, a PARALEGAL is trying to tell you how to live your lives! :D
Yeah, the bittchy secretary who thinks she's better than the lawyer, that makes sense. Seen that before. Gotta love that.  :P

Paralegal at Wachtell or Cravath or SulCrom. Just as obvious examples. :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: cooley in the fall
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:48:08 PM »
Depends on if you're scared of a courtroom or not. If you are a lawyer and a CPA you can help your clients out of a hell of a lot more pickles then just getting them to the halfway point and passing the buck onto someone else. You can charge a fee that reflects that too. If a CPA tries that, they go to prison

You're starting to make less and less sense for every post you make.

If you have a law degree, but work as an accountant, you cannot go to court. And why the @#!* would anyone want their accountant to go to court anyway? That makes a grand total of zero sense.

Man, I don't mean to be a buzz kill, but you are valuating a law degree at least 20 times more than it's worth.

Mind listing the names of the partners and firms that told you this?  I was concerned that moving back to my home state would be an issue but, generally speaking, no one knows anything about cooley here.  Besides, it has been my experience that firms are more interested the work that you actually do for them.

Cooley's main claim to fame (or infamy) is the publishing of their own rankings, claiming to be the 12th best law school in the country. In fact, if they had the common sense to not do that *&^%, nobody would really give a *&^%, Cooley would be "just another law school" down the rankings. But because they're trying to, quite literally, deceive people into attending their school, they get a horrible reputation.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:45:32 PM »
In my opinion the bar passage rate should be the MAIN issue.

I generally like you, but this suggestion is dumb as shits. The difference in difficulty between the various bar exams are f-ing gigantic. So, no, bar passage rate shouldn't mean jack *&^% until you actually make everyone take the same bar exam.

I'd like to point out (again) that Cooley students have 30% bar pass rate on the California bar. I don't hear you bragging about that.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:38:49 PM »
[snip rest of your post]

I love how you keep bringing up all these nuances, balanced sources of information for us. Seriously, are you this f-ing thick, or are you just a really dedicated troll?

Law School Admissions / Re: 164/3.3
« on: April 19, 2010, 01:27:59 PM »
Everywhere in those citites, except; Harvard, UChi, NYU and Columbia.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 19, 2010, 01:26:40 PM »
If no attorney at your firm had heard about Pepperdine, you should take aim for the door, pack your *&^%, and run as fast as you can.

Transferring / Re: Transfer stats to HLS?
« on: April 19, 2010, 01:26:02 PM »
I'm going to say your chances are pretty good then. But again, make it clear why you want to transfer, that always puts you a head above those who are just looking to climb the rankings.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: cooley in the fall
« on: April 19, 2010, 01:23:16 PM »
You seem to have some unrealistic expectations to the value of just having a law degree. Nobody is going to care about your JD or LLM if you're actually going to be an accountant, it has no effect whether you will be on top or on bottom of the market. It will only be wasted money and time.

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