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General Board / Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: December 17, 2006, 01:42:39 PM »
I just sent my info in to volunteer at Legal Aid for some of their brief advice clinics, etc. I am wondering if any other people on the board have done any of this work. If so:

a. Have you found it rewarding or is it something you wouldn't do again?
b. What were the biggest challenges you experienced?
c. Have you found it helped or hurt you in your job search? As in, do you avoid talking about it with firms or do they generally value the experience?

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I'm looking for the most recent editions of Examples and Explanations for Torts and Contracts in good condition. I believe the latest contracts edition was 2004 and torts 2005. Please shoot me a private message if you have these books available for sale.

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General Board / law review v. subject journal
« on: May 15, 2006, 09:51:40 AM »
So I've noticed many of the schools offer not only a law review but also one or several specialized journals "Journal of Dispute Resolution" or "Environmental Law Journal" etc. I wonder if there is a difference in prestige upon graduating. Does being on a specialized journal carry the same weight as law review, or should one stick to the traditional review for the association: GREAT STUDENT to carry through? If so, is it feasible to be on both a specialized journal and the Law Review? I find myself interested in some of these journals, more so than the general journals themselves, but I want to make the best career move possible.  :-[
Thanks in advance for your responses!

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General Board / loans. Private loans, that is.
« on: May 01, 2006, 04:54:55 PM »
Private loans. How easy are they to get? How rigorous are the credit requirements? Do they give them to anyone with a pulse?

I am not a bum or anything but I am worried about basing a decision regarding attendance on funds I am not yet sure I can secure! Anyone have any insight on this kind of stuff?

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Lewis and Clark / attending
« on: April 30, 2006, 01:18:31 PM »
anyone alive in here and planning to attend or attending L& C?

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Willamette / Strengths of Willamette
« on: April 04, 2006, 04:34:56 PM »
are there any current Willamette students out there? I am seriously considering attendance (have already been admitted) and would love to hear your opinions... top 3 great things, worst 3 things about the school? How bad is this curve I hear about and how many people lose scholarships? Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / 1L from Cleveland-Marshall here...
« on: January 31, 2007, 11:47:18 AM »
I remember how frantic I was last year, and just wanted to offer any advice or support I can give to you guys. If you are considering Cleveland-Marshall especially, send me a message and I'll set up a time with you for a visit, or just answer questions you might have. Things I can speak about: Involvement in the SBA Senate, Criminal Law Society, Cleveland Council for World Affairs, writing for The Gavel, and--oh yeah, classes too :)

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I've already withdrawn from Akron, but they offered me a $5000 scholarship today, in case anyone is still hoping for $. I am praying for funds from Lewis & Clark but I don't know if it will happen, though they extended my deposit deadline to allow them to see the situation. Anyone received a recent scholarship from them?

Otherwise it is to Cleveland Marshall on a full ride (thanks to work) that I am bound.

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Where should I go next fall? / where to find starting salary stuff?
« on: May 27, 2006, 11:25:24 AM »
anyone know of a reliable place to find stats about first year starting salaries without having to subscribe to the site? Not a debate on their value, I recognize they are averages and sometimes self reported, etc, but would like to see them.

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If I stay in Ohio and go to school part time at Cleveland Marshall, my work will pay for school and all my books. Additionally I get a big xmas bonus, a raise, and I will then start vesting in my retirement program. Net Value including wages: approximately $+52000

If I move out to Oregon and go to school full time at Lewis & Clark I have to pay all living expenses and tuition with big fat student loans (about half of which are private loans and have higher interest rates. The school is ranked higher, and someday I'd like to live out there. Net Value approximately $-42000

There is a difference of about $94000 in net value.

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