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2L job search / Re: Advice...2L no job.
« on: April 13, 2008, 10:40:29 PM »
I am a 1L, however, I am waiting to hear back and so far it looks like nothing- but my plan is to volunteer ANYTHINg just to get some legal experience on the resume and im going back to bartending at night- it will pay the bills and keep me afloat this summer while it gives me a better chance at a better job next summer- i would take that advice, volunteer if u have to, get a night job (don't those pay the most anyways) and pray pray pray.  good luck. 

As a 1L, it is not expected that you will have a high paid, or necessarily even paid summer position.  The OP is a 2L and it is do or die at this point.  He needs meaningful legal experience to even have a shot at 3L OCI positions.

Get into a good school, then it is worth your time......  However, regardless, it comes down to these questions: What do you want to do with your life?  Do you want to practice law?  Will you be alright with $75k of debt and a $50k/year job?

General Board / Re: Best Supplement for Con Law
« on: April 13, 2008, 07:34:31 PM »
There is no concise supplement.  Chemeransky's guide is by far the best, AND the longest.  However, it covers both con law I and II.

If you are trying to learn con law a few weeks before an exam..... Well, it's not going to happen.

Here's the thing with T3 students/grads (though I don't think many grads are here).  You will only hear from those that made something of themselves, because lets face it, failures aren't about to post about it on the web.

Also, honestly, if your decision to not go to law school has come about so easily and based on this board, then you shouldn't be going in the first place.  Far too many people go to law school on a whim and then hate it later in life.  If you aren't 100% certain you want to practice law, then you are better off not going, especially if you are considering taking on mounds of debt for unlikely career benefits at a T3.

How did I insult you?  I said you should have gotten into a T1 or decent T2 with your stats unless you had a crappy GPA, which you do not.  I would reapply next year.

I tell it like it is.  A T3 with $75k of debt is a waste.  Also, with your credentials, you can get into somewhere much better.  Howe this is an insult is beyond me......

I saw you say in another thread that you had a 162 on the LSAT.  Take a year off, retake the LSAT and get into a Tier 1 school.

Wait, with a 162 you didn't get into a Tier 1?  You should have.  Furthermore, you should have had well ranked Tier 2's throwing full-rides at you, unless your GPA is horrible.

General Board / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 13, 2008, 04:09:38 PM »
haha, im not studying any more, im just going to wing exams this semester :)  jk, ugh. i hate this part of the year.  I wish the library was more interesting.

You know, it's a shame I don't have the stones to actually do it, but I would love to do just that.  I am still a firm believer that studying has no correlation to exam success based on my past grades.  I often wonder if I paid attention all year, kept up with the reading, and then just went into the exam with a canned outline from the outline bank if I could pull off a decent grade. 

2L job search / Re: Advice...2L no job.
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:20:21 PM »
At this point you HAVE to get legal experience or else you just wasted your life going to law school.

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.

General Board / Re: Help me decide Fordham vs GW vs BU.
« on: April 13, 2008, 03:17:02 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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