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Current Law Students / living with 3 other people 1L?
« on: April 06, 2006, 07:25:10 AM »
im relocating to philly.  around upenn in unviersity city.  philly isnt too expensive but still more $$ than pittsburgh is, so i'm going to be taking on some roomates.  ive been in contact with a few poeple and im thinking of getting a 4 bedroom place with 3 other 1L law students.  

im pretty laid back about stuff.  do u guys think this is a horrible mistake, or do u think that living with some people that can help me study and be there to help relieve some of the pressures of law school, a new city, and not knowing anyone.  

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Current Law Students / Re: Can't Choose Between Two Boyfriends!
« on: April 06, 2006, 07:18:09 AM »
go with the one with the bigger wang.

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Current Law Students / Re: UNLV - Boyd
« on: April 06, 2006, 07:17:13 AM »
regardless of the ranking.  unlv is probably a good safe school.  its in vegas and if thats what your looking for then thats awesome.  the job market is going to be pretty good there since your the only school.  unlv could be a T4 and it would still be the most dominate school in vegas. 

so if you can deal with the heat and can see yourself in vegas for 5-10 years, unlv is probably a good bet. 


one things for sure.  in sin city, people will always need lawyers.

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Current Law Students / Re: New York Law
« on: April 06, 2006, 07:14:23 AM »
You're not counting time as an opportunity cost.  If you earn a full ride at a T3/4, you could have gone to better school with a more challenging program instead of evading it.  What a waste of time and talent.

If you are an unambitious loser who is interested in law, go be a paralegal.  Don't complain about high standards (which is what I am arguing for).  Law should be the purview of movers and shakers, not a clearinghouse for timid milquetoast clerks who just want to live "comfortably."
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who says one school is more challenging than another?  if anything ive heard about ivy's having inflated grades.  grads have told me, without a doubt the most difficult part of harvard is getting in. 

i know alot of grads from ivy's and top schools all around and the smartest guy ive ever met went to wvu. 

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Current Law Students / Re: New York Law
« on: March 31, 2006, 09:36:09 AM »
i dont understand the argument that so many people make abotu law schools creating unemployable lawyers.  if you look at even T3 and T4 schools they often have employement rates with 9 months of graduation of 80-95%.  that doesnt seem too unemployable to me.  there are also some that are usually not seeking a job or have gone on to some other type of education.  there may be a lot of lawyers out there but there still seems to be a need for a lot more of them.

i would venture to say that most undergraduate institutions these days would be thrilled to have numbers like that. 


people probably just say that cause at some schools the odds of you getting your dream job are slim.  but most people dont get their dream job right out of school.  put in a few years, then apply with some experience behind you, by that time your school wont even matter.

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Current Law Students / Re: how does westlaw work?
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:25:40 PM »
i understand that the number of cases is huge and the accuracy of each case would be vital to a successful free website but the fact of the matter is that cases are out there for anyone to read.  they can easily be published on the internet just like any reference tools. 

as far as i know, cases arent copyrighted so there is no infringement occurring if you post it on the internet and dont charge for it.  so i dont understand why there isnt a quality website out there that is posting this stuff for free.
 

that's basically what sites like findlaw.com arw



then why is westlaw still in business.  there is obviously something that westlaw offers that findlaw.com doesnt.  unless the legal community is filled with the dumbest people in the world and people would pay thousands of dollars to get something they could be getting for free.

im not familar with either of the systems, but it just doesnt make sense to me.  and judging how people havent really answered the question, i take it nobody knows why.

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Current Law Students / Re: New Law School Rankings
« on: March 29, 2006, 02:18:38 PM »
is there a link to the rankings of t3 and t4 schools?

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Current Law Students / Re: how does westlaw work?
« on: March 27, 2006, 10:16:14 PM »
i understand that the number of cases is huge and the accuracy of each case would be vital to a successful free website but the fact of the matter is that cases are out there for anyone to read.  they can easily be published on the internet just like any reference tools. 

as far as i know, cases arent copyrighted so there is no infringement occurring if you post it on the internet and dont charge for it.  so i dont understand why there isnt a quality website out there that is posting this stuff for free.


oh, and the $100 dollars a seach i got off some other post on this board.  it said certain searches cost 63 and others cost 93, then it said there were even more specific searches that could cost over 100 dollars.  it just seems crazy expensive.  i realize the flat rate deal is in effect so it wouldnt really matter, but it also said they renegotiate the price for the flat rate every year based on how much it was used in the previous year(s).  so even with a flat rate people arent allowed to just search their little hearts away, they still have to use discretion, unless of course they have some grudge against their job. 

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Current Law Students / Philly, UPenn Housing
« on: March 27, 2006, 01:25:17 PM »
hey, im going to be relocating to Philadelphia area this year for school.  I'll be in University City and would prefer to be close to the campus areas UPenn and Drexel.  I was wondering if anyone out there has or is also relocating to the University City area and is looking for apartments.  if so could you point me in the right direction of finding good places to live.  or if you have any suggestions of apartment complexes or landlords that dominate the area that are good to work with and provide decent places to live that would be great.

i'm pretty unfamilar with the area so anything will help.

thanks.

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Current Law Students / Re: how does westlaw work?
« on: March 27, 2006, 01:20:17 PM »
how is it possible that west law and lexis are still in business?  doesnt it seem like there would be a company out there that could offer the same service as them for free?  if you look at the online databases that are available now for free im sure that a legal search engine would not be so much larger than them that it would make it impossible to run without charging 100 dollars a search. 

is there some reason for this?  doesnt it just seem like west law or lexis could operate just like any other online database that is free, and just have a few adds on it?  i mean if every lawyer and law student across the country is accessing the site, that is an enourmous amount of people that would be viewing adds. 

obviously my logic is off or there would be a free service, but why is it that there is not?

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