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Job Search / Re: Advice...2L no job.
« on: April 13, 2008, 01:20:21 PM »
At this point you HAVE to get legal experience or else you just wasted your life going to law school.

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Simple answer - T3 graduation is not worth $70-80k of debt unless you are top of the class (which isn't likely statistically speaking).  That being said, don't waste your time..... However, you likely will go anyway and then be whining here next year about how you hate law school and have no job prospects.  It's the nature of these boards.

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Current Law Students / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 13, 2008, 01:17:02 PM »
I agree, I think based on what you have told us, Fordham is the best choice for you.

Thorc: You can permit viewing curse words by changing your options haha.

Durden and Thorc: Maybe we should try studying.... Eh? Ha ha.  Stupid exams.

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Current Law Students / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 13, 2008, 11:18:16 AM »
Agreed with Thorc's above post.  It really becomes a matter of personal choice.  The one thing I will say GW will have over Fordham is that if there is even a remote possibility that you won't practice in NYC. Fordham pulls well in NY, but not in other big markets like DC or CA.  While GW is no Georgetown or any of the other T14's in terms of national reputation, I think it beats out Fordham on a national level.


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Current Law Students / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 12, 2008, 11:42:35 AM »
GULC is a great school, but dude, don't get all high and mighty over it.  It's not as good as you students there like to make it out to be.  Sure, it places better than GW, but it is not miles apart in terms of rep.  GULC is the bottom of the T14, and GW is a decent T20 school (generally speaking).

Also, I don't think looking at overall associates at GW vs. Fordham does much good.  GW has become a top school over the last 10-15 years.  Fordham used to be much better ranked and placed better a decade ago.  However, each year it seems to slip back and forth.  Location can only carry you so far.

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Current Law Students / NALP Directory Question
« on: April 12, 2008, 10:47:57 AM »
What does it mean when there are numbers in parenthesis?  I.E. It will have the number of summer associates for a particular year as 10(2) for 2L's.  Does that mean these folks split the summer?  Does it mean they were 2L's but not graduating until for two more years due to being PT or getting a joint degree?



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Current Law Students / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 12, 2008, 10:38:10 AM »
Go through the entire vault 20, then let me know how it goes.  Also, you have to have much better grades at Fordham I think than you do at GW to get Biglaw.

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Current Law Students / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 12, 2008, 12:33:50 AM »
Hate to break it to you, but GW is the Fordham of DC.  Get over it.
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Hardly big guy.  Maybe you could say that about Catholic, or American, but definitely not GW.


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Current Law Students / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 11, 2008, 11:57:55 PM »
Going down every year?  Fordham's track over the past 4 years has been 33, 32, 25, 27.  So on average about 5 ranks lower than GW, but whether that difference outweighs the location advantages is at the least disputable.

OP also did not specify what she wishes to practice.  Fordham may be reasonably expected to give her much better contacts for small/medium firm, gov't, and public interest work in NYC than GW.  As for large firms, I don't see evidence of their epiphany as you so claim.

Where do you go and where do you base it on?  I see it first hand.  Also, its a well known fact that fordham is a bad school hiding in a metropolis.....

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Current Law Students / Re: Summer starters have an "unique" advantage?
« on: April 11, 2008, 07:17:28 PM »
What kind of summer job do you have as a 1L though peaches?  Getting a summer job, and getting biglaw are drastically different.

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