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Transferring / Re: Total Wildcard?
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:11:10 PM »
I'm very sorry, but I don't feel comfortable talking about it...  I do have a few affordable T4 safe schools on my list. 

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Transferring / Re: Total Wildcard?
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:29:43 PM »
I was there on a full scholarship.  After I withdrew, the scholarship went.  It's not worth paying $30K+ a year for a T4 school to me. 

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Transferring / Total Wildcard?
« on: April 18, 2010, 06:35:07 PM »
I am in a peculiar situation in my law school career and am looking to transfer.  I recently withdrew from law school during my 2L 2nd semester due to a tragic event in my personal life.  I'm at a T4 school somewhere in the top 25%.  My cumulative GPA is not stellar due to a poor 1st semester GPA (didn't figure out IRAC) but my cumulative GPA improved by 0.4 two semesters later and have made dean's list since.  Wrote-on law review (2nd best casenote), published, and one of my arguments have been quoted by a law professor in a law review article.  I see that people on here from T4 schools are usually in the top 5% when transferring to a T1.  Because of the conflict between my bad class rank vs. strong soft factors, I think it's a wildcard if I shoot for T1.  Any comments on my chances at Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, or maybe a T2 like Georgia State?             

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I second my request.  The school has just been granted full accredidation by the ABA. 

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General Board / Ask Judge for Fewer Work Hours???
« on: September 24, 2009, 01:08:26 AM »
I'm a 2L.  I very recently (3 days ago) landed an internship position with a local circuit court judge.  I am very excited about the opportunity but he has me scheduled for 17 hours a week.  Normally that isn't much of an outside workload for a 2L, but I am also currently working on a law review article for publication and had just been offered a spot on the trial advocacy team.  I can handle writing the article and working the 17 hours a week, but there's no way I would be able to do trial advocacy.  I am thinking about asking him to cut my hours down to around 8 hours a week, but do you think that's a good idea?  Would I offend him?       

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General Board / Re: I have a question about appearance in law school
« on: August 16, 2009, 03:22:37 PM »
Just don't wear a shirt w/ a political/social cause slogan if you don't feel like going into long debates.   ;D

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I would say it's for judicial economy.  The courts are busy enough as they are.  Why retry a case when the rule of law for a set of facts have already been established.  Also the principal of stare decisis dissipates some legal conflicts before they even take form because the parties know what the consequences will be.  So I guess you can say stare decisis decreases the amount of conflict in society on some level.   

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Generally speaking, I would say that is too flashy.  I would stick with black or navy blue suit with a white button up shirt on the inside.  Law is a very conservative profession.  But of course, it would depend on the interviewer.  Rolling the dice on this would probably be unfavorable to you if you don't know anything about the interviewer though.  It's probably safer to assume that he is part of the general rule rather than the exception.   

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General Board / Re: Disappointing grades in this economy = drop out?
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:24:44 AM »
The economy is something that we all wish we have a magic crystal ball and predict what it will do in the future.  With that said, you have 2 more years before you graduate so there's no guarantee the economy will be at the level that it is now.  From my understanding government positions are, generally speaking, not as concerned about your grades and school reputation when compared with private firms. The exception would be the high legal positions with the government like the US Attorney's office.  Your grades can't be horrible but if they are decent, which seems like they are, you'll be fine.  I say the worst year is already over with, don't give up now.   

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I just finished my 1L year.  How does the 2L year compare to the first? 

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