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just wondering how many people out there, are in law school, or on their way to law school and dont think they want to actually practice law, like at a firm or whatever.  having a jd obviously affords you alot of opportunities in a number of different fields, so does anyone out there have plans of doing something other than being a practicing attorney? and if so, what are they?

Current Law Students / Elon Law School
« on: June 13, 2006, 12:30:23 PM »
Elon University is starting a new Law School this year.  i havent heard much about it, alot more talk has been focused on Drexel.  and while i think drexel will have a brighter future, i was wondering if anyone is planning on attending Elon or if anyone has heard about the progress of the school.

Current Law Students / Re: How are practice tests made available?
« on: June 13, 2006, 12:15:51 PM »
oh, and also, why have i heard so much talk of 1L's being so scared about their first set of finals because they dont know what to expect.  i can understand anxiety about your first tests and being nervous about how much value is placed on them for your grade, but if sample tests are available, then why is it that people get scarred and say they dont know what to expect, etc.

Current Law Students / Re: How are practice tests made available?
« on: June 13, 2006, 12:14:02 PM »

Why do you think it's strange?


i just think its ttrange because in almost any other setting it might be considered cheating.  like rapunzel said, many of his/her tests have been almost identical to the practice tests.  granted law school tests are different, so its not like you can just memorize answers and come in and ace the test, like you could with some areas of study, but it just seems like to me that professors would want you to prepare for the test in such a way that you would be unable to predict what would be tested.  that way you would have to be knowledgable in all the fields that were covered.

dont get me wrong, i'm not complaining about it.  if schools want to offer tests out then i'm all for it, i'll take every chance available to help me do better in school, but the truth is that i'm just a little surprised by it.

Current Law Students / How are practice tests made available?
« on: June 12, 2006, 08:36:59 AM »
ive read advice to take as many practice tests from your teacher as possible.  how are these tests made available?  do schools stockpile old tests and allow their students to access them?  if so that seems a little strange, almost like encouraging the same actions that fraternities do in undergrad.  granted the tests wont be exactly the same but it still seems a little strange to me.

or am i wrong in thinking that you can access these tests through the schools?  is there another way of gaining this kind of info?

find a job where there arent miserable people doing it.  no matter what it is, someone is always complaining about their job and saying how much their life sucks. 

i'm not asking you guys if there exists a culture of people who would probably be unhappy no matter what they did.  i'm asking if you guys are satisfied with your decision.  do you think you will be happy with your life/career?  are you happy with your life now?  if you could time travel back a year what would u realistically do differently?  would u not go to school?  and do u find yourself sticking with law school simply because you dont think you could pay off your loans if you dont?

so, lots of people have finished 1L now.  hey, lots of people are finishing 2L and 3L now.  so the question to everyone is, are you still glad you decided to go to law school? 

there are countless things you could have been doing this last 1,2, or 3 years so are you happy you decided to spend the time at your respective law school?  also are you happy knowing that you've spent this recent time preparing for a career in law? 

this is not proof at all.  how many firms conduct OCI on campus really doesnt have alot to do w/ the quality of the school.  there are a number of factors. 

by the same way you conducted that cooley is better than roger williams someone could just as easily say that georgetown is better than harvard and gtown is the best school in the country. 

there are so many comparisons you could make from this list that would be innaccurate.  indiana has 19 oci'ing firms, nc central has 37, that in now way means nc central is better. 

different marketplaces.  different expectations of graduates.  more money spent in career development. yada, yada, yada.  there are way too many factors to take into considereation for ranking two schools, than simply oci stats.

Current Law Students / Re: Patent Law Interview Program
« on: April 13, 2006, 10:52:00 AM »
why exactly is there a seperate test for the patent bar but not for other areas of the law?  or am i just being stupid and there are other tests that i just dont know about.

Current Law Students / anyone feel dooped?
« on: April 12, 2006, 10:06:11 PM »
does anyone feel like they were fooled by a law school admitted students day/weekend?  like did u choose your school cause you had a good experience at an admitted students day, and now you wish u had made a different choice.  i dont simply mean, do u wish you hadnt come to law school, but rather, do u think you would have had a better experience at another school, or do u think that the way you have been treated at your school has been unrepresentative of the admited students day you attended. 

basically i just want to know, if u guys think the students days are a sign of the times to come in the school, or if they are just a bunch of smoke and mirrors trying to get students to fork over tuition. 

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