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General Board / Re: Transferring from Santa Clara, any insights?
« on: July 07, 2006, 05:56:07 PM »
I wouldn't even go to SCU unless you could see yourself being happy with getting a JD from there in three years. Everybody not at a T14 holds out at least a small fantasy of being at the top of their class and transfering to a "better" school. But, if you do a little research, you'll see that SCU isn't a bad school; actually as far as average starting salary and employment at graduation they rank really high.

I'm going, I liked the school and surrounding area better than Davis or USF, etc. Sure I also have pipe dreams of transferring, but I treat them like pipe dreams. If I can't (or more likely, decide not to) transfer, I think that I will be just fine at SCU. Bottom line, as many people have said here in many discussion threads: Don't go to a school that you don't want to spend three years at.

In fact, don't go to SCU. The less people there are, the better my class rank will be. And then I can transfer to Boalt (lol  ;D)

General Board / Re: Help! What school should I attend?
« on: July 02, 2006, 11:46:31 AM »
I chose Santa Clara over Davis. I hate the weather in Davis, the campus at SCU is nicer, and the instructors seemed more accessible. Plus, even though Davis is ranked higher, they are both seen as somewhat regional schools, and if I have a choice between working in the Bay and working in the Sac Valley, well there really is no choice. The Bay wins hands down.

But that's just my humble opinion.

General Board / Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:46:34 AM »
No hablo espanol

General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:44:17 AM »

[...] I've been in the Marines, I've worked Construction, and I've worked as a legal assistant at a law firm. I actually like getting up and going to lawschool, [...]

So basically you're a blue collar guy trying to become a white collar one?

Nice sterotyping. Who's to say someone who's "blue collar" can't succeed in law school? Perhaps those who've actually done some manual labor for a living appreciate a desk job more than those who've never appreciated their entitlements.

Isn't there a movie with Tom Cruise in it with this exact plot?

I'm ex-military as well, and I used to work construction; digging trenches for a living will serve to inspire or confine you forever...

General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:40:45 AM »
 It also is enough to comment that the statement regarding the "average person" as intelligent is far from accurate.

I agree, the average person is not intelligent. They are average.

I've worked at a couple of colleges as a computer tech, as well as network support, and most people are dumb as rocks. They still get degrees. The average person (with an IQ of 100) can get a degree. They have to work their ass off. But I've personally seen it happen countless times. Never underestimate the power of the paper and the extra food it will put on the table of a toothless, southern redneck fathermeaning to provide more for his mullet-headed children.

General Board / Re: Classic Summer Associate
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:32:45 AM »
I think we're over analyzing this issue. 99% of will act correctly in this situation. The 1% that don't should be entertainment for the rest of us. I know there is nothing I find funnier than being a little buzzed and seeing someone who can't handle their liqour making an ass out of themselves.

General Board / Re: What's the stafford interest rate?
« on: June 28, 2006, 05:27:50 PM »
As an important addition to the above info, Grad PLUS loans are locked at 8.5% Although some lenders to offer some interest rate reductions or breaks for things like direct deposit and timely payment history.

Along that vein, I'd like to add that if you don't buy Tool's new album (it came out last month) 10,000 Days, the terrorists win.

General Board / Re: Classic Summer Associate
« on: June 28, 2006, 05:15:02 PM »
You have to know whether you're the happy amicable drunk, or an a-hole and adjust accordingly. That guy deserves whatever karma has in store for him.

General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: June 26, 2006, 04:59:55 PM »
I think most people who end up miserable probably would be miserable regardless of their job. Happiness is what I do when I am not working, regardless of how few hours that happens to be.

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