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Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:38:50 PM »
So I just got back from the federal prison here in NYC over in Brooklyn.  I had to meet with a client there. 

While I'm waiting, I'm in the general population visiting room for about 20 minutes, just watching folks come in and meet with their husbands/boyfriends/brothers/etc.  There were probably about 50, 60 people in this big room.

One thing that struck me...these were some of the FINEST women I have ever seen all gathered up in the same place - Federal Prison.  Waiting on their man.  I mean, these were beautiful sisters.   The kind that could have had their pick of any cat.  So then it made me wonder....WHAT are they all doing with these thug thizzles?!?!? 

Makes me sad. :'(

I'm with you on this one. My prediction: finding a sensible (American) black woman is going to be one of the most arduous tasks of my life.
Every black man should watch the film, "Diary of a Tired Black Man."

Now I know that it's not my's not our fault.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Facebook and Law School...
« on: April 13, 2009, 10:14:46 PM »
almost everyone here has a facebook's whatever.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Columbia vs. Chicago ($).....Help!
« on: March 29, 2009, 06:02:58 PM »
I think if entertainment law is the kind of field where you will need to spend time in LS networking your way into a job, rather than getting interviews through OCI, you are probably better off at columbia since you will have physical proximity to a lot of the entertainment firms (I assume NY has a much bigger entertainment law presence than Chicago, but correct me if I am wrong). Unless, however, there is some reason why it would be important to be in NY for law school over Chicago, or there is some very valuable in school network, I would say the difference in general reputation and job opportunities is too small to pass up that amount of money. Also, do entertainment firms pay market for 1st year associates? If not, then that money is all the more useful.
yes, if you're going to a biglaw firm that has a ent dept.  dunno about the straight up ent law boutiques (like selz).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern vs Penn vs NYU
« on: March 29, 2009, 12:29:18 AM »
Northwestern full ride vs. Penn 60k (no need-based aid awarded whatsoever)  vs NYU 37.5k (no need-based aid either)

Which one and why?

It's an uncertain age.  First years with Harvard degrees are getting laid off at Vault 10 law firms.  Keeping debt low is more important than ever.  Go to Northwestern.  Prospects are admittedly not as good as Penn or NYU, but a full ride is worth it in my opinion.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Columbia vs. Chicago ($).....Help!
« on: March 28, 2009, 10:40:53 PM »
My final decision was between these two schools (there's a thread about this somewhere).

As someone who also has an interest in entertainment law, I think being in NYC is a bonus, considering the externships available and the fact that you can start making these important connections as soon as you start school.

Like you, I think that CLS's size is optimal...not too big, not too small.

I doubt CLS will match, but they'd probably give you something (also, CLS hasn't even sent out their financial offers yet...they should be going out soon).

Black Law Students / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: March 23, 2009, 02:29:35 PM »

Law School Admissions / Re: Stanford (or Berkeley) vs. Columbia (Hamilton)
« on: February 18, 2009, 04:35:41 PM »
i've never found cls to be competitive...i'm lazy as @#!* (and so are a few of my friends) and we've all done fine, have jobs, etc etc

Black Law Students / Re: 2008-2009 Black T-14 Acceptances
« on: January 31, 2009, 12:48:59 PM »
CLS admits, feel free to shoot me a PM with Qs and I'll try to be as helpful/informative as possible.

Law School Admissions / Re: COLUMBIA RD ACCEPTANCE!
« on: January 31, 2009, 12:47:34 PM »
So I just joined this thread today because after two months of waiting to hear from Columbia I found myself perusing this sight.  I scored a 171 on my LSAT, have a 3.92 GPA, and lots of activities.  I've been accepted everywhere but Harvard, Columbia, and NYU of the 15 schools I applied to.  Any clue why I haven't heard from any of them yet?  I know my LSAT isn't the highest, but I thought I would have at least heard since my application showed up as Complete on the website back in mid-November. 


Congrats to everyone out there who got in.  I really really want to go visit Columbia but don't want to waste my money before I find out!  Grrrr.....

CLS is slow...I when complete around Thanksgiving and didn't get in until the day after Valentine's

Law School Admissions / Re: COLUMBIA RD ACCEPTANCE!
« on: January 30, 2009, 11:51:41 PM »
I got mine today!!!! I'm so excited and happy! For those who haven't heard yet, keep hoping, mine was post marked January 27th, which is later than that other batch.

I have a question for those who were accepted: On your letter of acceptance, in the last sentence "We look forward with enthusiasm to the pleasure of welcoming you to Columbia Law School" was the word enthusiasm underlined in blue pen? I'm just wondering if that was something special or just standard.

standard...mine was like that 2 years ago :)

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