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Still with Matthies on this one. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Pretty much comes down to survival at this point, at least professional survival. Miss P, you're in NYC. Go down to Court St. and throw a rock and you'll hit about 12 lawyers. I take it the OP is in Dallas, there's gotta be something man. Even in this economy. Hell, when I go to the courthouse in a suit and observe trials a couple of people always come up to me and ask if I'm a lawyer. Surely, with a bar card, you can find something. If the transactional thing isn't working out, you may need to think about a different practice area. It may not be what you want, but it's gotta beat serving up grande mocha fraps with skim milk and no whip. But again, that's just me. I'll be damned if I'm ever on my ass like that. I'll make something happen. But not everybody is that resourceful. Again, do you.

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Meh. I guess. No doubt it sucks. Sometimes you gotta get in where you fit in though. His life at the end of the day. I still say working traffic court is better than what he's doing now. It doesn't mean he'll spend his whole career as a ticket lawyer. But that's just me. Do you, man.

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I am still hesitant to pursue the ID/PI/traffic law route. While beggars can't be choosers, I am pissed that I have to pick between working crappy hours for less than $40K/year or nothing. If I went to a law school that was in the 3rd or 4th tier or graduated in the bottom half of my class, I would expect this scenario. But I went to a repuatable school (albeit not Harvard or even a Vanderbilt), but still a good school. Every time someone tries to tell me "don't worry things will get a better, this is only because of the economy," I want them to call my student loan company and give them that line when I can't make my student loans.

I don't think I am entitled and I'm not trying to be a spoiled brat by not taking ID/PI/traffic or the like. I have been networking at the local bar and alumni association in town and the attorneys at those events highly advised me AGAINST taking those jobs. Even the folks at the OCS at Tulane cautioned me about this route. They all said that I could be "pigeon-holed" into that area of law for the rest of my career. People who go after ID/PI/Traffic are stuck and almost never move up to big law firms or even medium-small practice law firms. Apparently there is a stigma attached to those law jobs and unless you have the entreprenurial know-how to make your practice big, you will be relegated to 2000+ hours/year at $40-50K per year (plus a holiday bonus of a $50 giftcard to Starbucks).

O RLY?

Dude, then don't come on here complaining about how you can't find a damn job. Nobody in the practice gives a @#!* that you went to Tulane or whatever the hell. If you can't find for yourself, how the hell can you expect to fight for your clients? Go be a barista at Starbucks or something. You don't seem to be cut out for law if all you're gonnna do is sit back and whine. Be proactive. Do something for chrissake.

You could start with growing a pair. Sorry to sound so harsh, but that post sent me off the deep end.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 10, 2008, 06:07:09 PM »
property schmoperty...I want my NPR

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 10, 2008, 05:30:09 PM »
For KD and 7S: NPR announced today that it is canceling News & Notes (and Day To Day) for budget reasons.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo!!!!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 08, 2008, 11:28:21 AM »
so...what did i miss?  :D

Cat came in claiming to have a four of a kind and went all in, we called his hand, turns out he was chasing a busted straight to the river so we put him off the table.


LMAO. If dude was legit, he should know we have finals now and don't have time to be correcting his ass. Cat come up in here citing persuasive authority and what not, talkin' bout he trains trial lawyers. Yeah, right buddy. Nice job, Sands.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 06, 2008, 05:56:08 PM »
Seriously. They should have hit that attorney with an 11(c)(2) for filing a frivolous claim in addition to the 12(b)(6).

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 06, 2008, 05:07:28 PM »
No, as law students we've never heard of the Constitution. Thanks a bunch for clearing up the confusion on the electoral college. Never could quite wrap my head around how it works. BTW, what kind of SAT score do you need to get in the electoral college? I might apply once I get my JD.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 06, 2008, 03:38:36 PM »
Gonna be a long 8 years for you, isn't it buddy? Here's a tip: Find another rabbit to chase.

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General Board / Re: hardest first year class? vote here
« on: December 04, 2008, 11:34:04 PM »
Torts is not easy at my school because it's basically a Law and Economics primer.  Actually, that means it's boring, but that's part of what makes it hard.  I couldn't care less about cost-justified precautions and applications of the Hand formula.

I'm convinced that my torts professor jerks off every night to the Hand formula and/or a copy of a Posner opinion.

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