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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: June 06, 2016, 10:36:32 PM »
You're voting for Trump. It's obvious.

Honestly, until you have an actual LSAT score everything is pure speculation. The LSAT is such a huge part of the application that it will totally overshadow stuff like LORs, internships, etc. I don't think you can really assume that you'll score 170 even if you're scoring 165 on practice exams.

That said, if you score 170ish, I would think that you'd have a good shot at many T14 schools. Maybe not HYS, but some others for sure. At this point, just focus on the LSAT.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:40:06 AM »
So if it's Trump vs Clinton, who will you vote for?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Sticker v Duke$
« on: June 02, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »
First of all, these are both great schools and you can't really go wrong with either one. That said, I would be inclined to simply choose the cheaper option. NYC is insanely expensive, and you could very well go way over your predicted cost of attendance.

Both schools will give you a shot at Biglaw, although I assume that Duke is probably better if you want to live in the Southeast.

Aside from cost I would think about where you want to live for three years. NYC and Durham are very, very different places with totally different lifestyles. Also, NYU and Duke are pretty different places. NYU is very liberal, very PC, and Duke is more conservative (or at least more tolerant of conservative views). These are things to consider if you're going to spend three years somewhere.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Disillusioned Associate Attorneys
« on: May 23, 2016, 12:43:03 PM »
Who said it was a wonderful job?

Seriously though, depends on what you do. I know some who are miserable and others who are happy. Most are either miserable or happy depending on what day it is. Just lost an MSJ and the boss is pissed? Unhappy. Just won an acquittal after months of hard work? Very pleased. It's all relative.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: May 19, 2016, 10:58:04 AM »
If you believe there are "minorities" than you have to acknowledge all minorities like Icelandic Americans

Icelandic Americans benefit from Viking Privilege. You're so racist.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: May 18, 2016, 08:35:32 AM »
I'm always suspicious of people who use words like "minorities"...

Irish, welsh and Icelandic people are minorities by the bigoted definition of our "social construct"--minority mentality.

But maintain means well.
She doesn't get that women and Spanish speaking people do like trump as well....strange as some would think.

But trump cant beat Bernie. He will defeat Clinton that's why Republicans want her to be the nominee.


Classic ad hominum fallacy. You guys crack me up. Yes of course, only a closet racist would dare believe that a guy who insults minorities (the term is accurate) and women would do poorly with those demographics.

Latest data: Trump gets 16% of AA votes, 28% of Latinos, and 38% of women. It is literally impossible to win with those numbers.   

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: May 17, 2016, 10:39:33 PM »
That's the math bigots use.......BLM told me.

Sure, blame it on the Bureau of Land Management. 

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: May 16, 2016, 06:33:21 PM »
My statement isn't based on a preconceived notion of how I think women and minorities view Trump, it's based on polling data. The guy is absolutely tanking with both groups, especially women. His numbers are way lower than any previous Republican candidate.

If you have any actual data to refute me, go for it. Otherwise you're just making stuff up.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYLS vs CUNY Law
« on: May 16, 2016, 01:41:36 PM »
I agree with Citylaw, go for the cheapest degree. Your post grad job opportunities are going to be very similar coming out of either school. Additionally, the education you receive will be almost identical at NYLS, CUNY, and most other ABA schools. The real issue here is debt, and how to minimize it.

To be honest, I don't really care what law school I go to, I just want to be making a decent amount of money when I graduate.

Have you looked at the employment stats for each school, average starting salaries, and the general vigor of the NYC legal market? You need to do some research before committing to law school. Hiring is not great, and "decent" paying jobs in a major market like NYC will be very competitive. Doesn't mean you can't get hired, but a decent starting salary is NOT guaranteed. NOt even close.

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