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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: March 10, 2016, 08:54:07 PM »
Superdelegates, Cinnamon, superdelegates.

They are comprised almost entirely of party operatives, and most have spent the last 24 years working for Bill and/or Hillary. They are completely in the bag.

Sanders would have to win something like 75% of the remaining delegates in order to secure the nomination. Not gonna happen.

When he wins a state like Michigan by 2% that's fine, but remember that the delegates are assigned proportionately, so he only gets a few more than her. It's hard to make up the deficit by getting two or three delegates here and there.

I assume your response will ignore the math and include something about Kool-Aid, popcorn, or other tasty snacks.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Teacher-Lawyer
« on: March 09, 2016, 01:50:57 PM »
I know people who have made the change from teacher to lawyer. There are no special requirements, just those that apply to all law school applicants. You won't need a second bachelor's degree. Any BA/BS will do as long as its from an accredited college.

You will need to take the LSAT, and admissions will be based almost entirely on your GPA and LSAT score.

I went into the education field sure that I was going to touch the lives of others and after 5 years of living in poverty and working 60+ hours a week to fulfill all my daily work requirements to benefit the lives of a population that does not care, I have realized that this is not a reality.  If I am going to put in the hard work, and sacrifices my family has had to make, I would like to get something in return.  Teaching offers nothing but negative comments in return for all your hard work. 

Your first few years out of law school won't be very different, except that you may work longer than 60 hours. Seriously, check into the legal job market before you commit to this.

As far as CA vs AZ law schools, pick where you want to live after graduation and focus on law schools in that state. The bar exams are not reciprocal between these states, and it's easier to find employment in the state in which you go law school.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: March 07, 2016, 04:57:08 PM »
It definitely increases the probability that grand jury has been convened. Whether or not she is the target of the investigation is another story.

But yeah, typically immunity is offered when the govt believes that the witness has useful testimony regarding a bigger fish.

It doesn't guarantee that a grand jury has been convened, but it is interesting. The govt is usually pretty stingy with immunity. It would be interesting to know if he got letter immunity or statutory immunity.

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You need to retake the LSAT. Your GPA is good, but with a 144 you are going to have a tough time getting into to any law school in NJ/NY.

Your personal accomplishments and letters of rec are great, but the truth is they don't matter much. Law school admission is based almost entirely on numbers, and the LSAT is the most important of those numbers. I think SH's average LSAT is around 160, so you'd need to bring your score up to at least 150-155 to be competitive. Even then, there's no guarantee.

Another issue is cost. At your age, do you really want to be saddled with 150k+ debt? If you were admitted to SH with a 144, it would almost certainly be at full price. If you can significantly increase your LSAT, however, you may get a scholarship.

I would suggest taking an LSAT prep course, retaking, and applying to other schools, too. Rutgers is public, and probably cheaper.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: March 02, 2016, 10:16:03 AM »
How did bernie do in Colorado, Minnesota, Vermont, and Oklahoma?   Sad, that he lost Massachusetts in a landslide.

He did fine in those states, but so what? There were twelve primaries and Clinton won eight of them. The number of delegates she got from Texas alone practically nullifies Sanders' wins. She will be the nominee.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: February 29, 2016, 01:34:55 PM »
FBI investigations are serious and this criminal investigation has already affected her.

Yes, that must be why she lost so decisively in Nevada and South Carolina. Oh, wait...

Look at the polls, look at the numbers. The only thing that will prevent HRC from becoming President is if the Republicans get their collective shizz together and nominate someone other than Mussolini. That too, seems unlikely.

If Clinton is elected, you will just say, "Oh, there must have been a cover up! I will be here with my popcorn, waiting for the revelations!"

Exactly. I got into a discussion with a guy once who was touting the Paul McCartney-is-Dead conspiracy. When I pointed out that there is no actual evidence to support the claim, he responded "Of course not! They covered it up man!" Logical reasoning at it's finest. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Am I making a mistake with my law school plan?
« on: February 26, 2016, 12:46:32 PM »
I don't really know enough about your situation to offer advice, but here's the thing:

You're what, 19 or 20? There is no huge rush. You have time to decide, time to enjoy college, time to play sports, etc.

170 is a great LSAT score (BTW, is this an actual LSAT score or a prep score?). Getting free tuition at your current school would be great, but with a 170 why not apply to a few dream schools and see what happens? Most won't allow you to enter until you've actually graduated, but again what's the rush?

Also, (and I really mean this) take some time to research the legal market and what lawyers actually do on a day to day basis. You won't be so eager to get started!

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Scorpio:

Don't matriculate at any law school (ABA, CBE, whatever) that you are not prepared to graduate from. You will likely not be able to transfer.

Secondly, Duncanjp's post offers good insight. The CBE schools are, I believe, best suited for working adults who want to change careers. I know plenty of successful attorneys who went this route. They are not partners at O'Melveny, but they are successful practicing lawyers.

I think the CBE route does probably require a greater degree of self-motivation and hustle. You can't necessarily rely on a pedigree, so you've got to make it happen yourself. Most 25 year olds can't do that, which is why I think it's a model best suited for those with more experience.

Take some time to research your local legal market. See what's available, what the competition is like, and who gets hired. Find out what it takes to start a solo practice, talk to graduates of that school. Be realistic and objective in your research.

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ok, what is your lsat score.........its a factor in this

Stop being silly. It's completely irrelevant and you know it. He's a licensed attorney in CA. Are you?

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No, in CA we have lots of successful CBE grads working as DAs, PDs, Main St lawyers, etc. I meet them all the time, it's not that unusual. I don't know if you're in CA or not, but I think people from other states don't quite get the CBE thing. They equate it with unaccredited/online, etc, which it's not.

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