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Pre-Law in high school / Re: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
« on: February 23, 2011, 09:42:02 PM »
Holy bunnies, a lawstudent wanting to graduate lawschool and be a lawyer?!?!?! DEAR GOD!!!!!!!! ::)

Just because a fish wants to swim dosn't change the fact that the water is still wet either.  :-X

Some people just want to cry no matter what. :'( Don't let me stop you there superstar.  :'(

Lawstudents and lawyers just want to keep people out to lower the competition.

Conveniently, this assumption allows you to keep doing what you wanted to do in the first place.

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Is it any suprise then that their top competitor TimeMagazine wrote an article questioning the rankings system?
How long untill they do the same do you think?
And, if they asked my opinion of some school I know nothing about it Alabama or New Hampshire, I would probably just make a guess based on the previous U.S. News data.

This is why the reputation scores only really make sense for the top 15-20 schools, which as someone pointed out is about how far USNews makes sense.

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:54:18 PM »
No *&^% they don't "plan" to use it, since they don't "plan" to make that little to begin with. BUT if they do,then it's there.
Plus the interest at that point might as well be imaginary since it's forgiven and disapears into thin air at the end of the clock for them anyways.

If you make too much to use the program, then you don't need to bitchabout low income. If you do qualify, then you don't need to bitchabout high repayment. Other way it's fine.

Lawstudents and lawyers just want to keep people out to lower the competition. Stop trying to keep some teen from going to school and just do a better job and you'll be fine. Just don't suck.  :-X :P

Where are you getting your information?  Are you graduating law school in 2011 or staring law school in 2011?
Either way you are straight up wrong.

There are plenty of law jobs out there for 35-45k a year.  The public sector jobs that pay around 55,000 have hundreds of applicants from strong schools.

Your claims about the income based payback are screwed up too.  Even if you do get the opportunity to defer more of your payments, your loans will still accrue interest, and if you ever do start making good money you will have to pay large payments.   


Here is the information on income based repayment  http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/IBRPlan.jsp
it's a good option for those who are in trouble, but very few people should go to law school with plans to utilize this program. 

Even T4 Grads with a 2.05 graduating GPA start out at around $50K, PLUS the Govt has it as income based payback now(if you F'up and make less than $20K the payment is ZERO each month, PLUS after 25 years it's AUTOMATICLY expunged debt!)

So, if you'd prefer to cry and see clothes at the mall, go for it. Just STFU on the way out,  :-X :'(

Law school is not worth the 100K+ debt you will incur and the 30K job prospects you will have later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvARy0lBLE


http://thirdtierreality.blogspot.com/

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General Board / Re: bottom quarter at davis...no debt...what should i do?
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:37:03 PM »
Why transfer? Do you think you will do BETTER at a school that tends to accept people with higher GPA and LSAT scores?

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Acceptances / Re: No Loans vs. The Best Law School I Get Into
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:30:54 PM »
Is it just me, or are there about 4 questions in a constant loop on this site and nothing else? :-\

It's up to you kid, but I'd go the free ride. Others will post with why the opposit is true, and it'll be a copy&paste of the same question asked ever day for the last decade or so.  :P

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
« on: February 23, 2011, 11:08:26 AM »
Even T4 Grads with a 2.05 graduating GPA start out at around $50K, PLUS the Govt has it as income based payback now(if you F'up and make less than $20K the payment is ZERO each month, PLUS after 25 years it's AUTOMATICLY expunged debt!)

So, if you'd prefer to cry and see clothes at the mall, go for it. Just STFU on the way out,  :-X :'(

Law school is not worth the 100K+ debt you will incur and the 30K job prospects you will have later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvARy0lBLE


http://thirdtierreality.blogspot.com/

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General Board / Re: poor lawyers
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:31:38 PM »
flame.

How come I've never met a poor lawyer .. they all seem to be rich .. yet some people here say that many lawyers dont really make much money ??

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Bar Exam / Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Barbri
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:29:17 PM »
you think that the bar examiners would make a wrong question correct just because people marked it that way? ???

I had a good experience with Barbri, but I used another course to supplement.  Bar exams are not curved, but if 75% take Barbri and respond to a certain question in a certain way, it is unlikely that the examiners are going to ignore the response.  In the bar exam, I would rather be with the pack than right.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer from Cooley
« on: February 22, 2011, 03:01:14 PM »
Check with the school, but some give extra status to what they call "legacies" and if your parents BOTH went there, you'd be thatX2.
It might help a lot actually. Worth looking into.

hahaha.. thank you for the advice!! Both of my parents are alumni from Ole Miss, so hopefully that will help.  I noticed on LSN that they only had 3 people transfer in though.. that doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy!

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: How do I get from high school to law?
« on: February 22, 2011, 02:59:14 PM »
If you want a backup degree do what he said. If you want to get a scholarship in lawschool, then don't.

Take easy as hell classes to get as close to a 4.0 as possible. Lawschool won't care what your major was, nor will it increase your ability to take an exam once in it.

Assuming this is a serious question, the answer is that you can't.  Go to college, graduate with the best possible GPA you can (3.8 or better), practice like hell for the LSAT and blow the test away (165 or better), then apply to the best law school you can get into.

hey everyone im 17 and a senior in high school i was wonder what is the first steps that i have to do to become a lawyer straight out of high school so i can get my career started

The only thing I would add is that you should go to the best college possible, and take real courses that interest and actually challenge you rather than a fluff major with easy classes.  If you like science, a science degree is actually the best pre-law degree because it will allow you to take the patent bar in addition to the regular bar exam.

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