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General Board / Re: Question for law students at Top 50 schools
« on: November 11, 2006, 10:22:12 PM »
Grades are important, but go get yourself published. In the eyes of profs that is the only thing that matters. Set yourself up outside of the curve if your having trouble.
http://wishiwouldhaveknown.blogspot.com/

based on this blog i don't know if i can agree with that

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bizzump

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General Board / Re: Question for law students at Top 50 schools
« on: November 11, 2006, 01:11:34 PM »
I'm at a t20 and competition is murderous. I know a girl who got 98/100 questions correct on her mult. choice torts exam and still only managed an A- on a B+ curve. I think it's a little bit luck, when it comes to mult. choice, and whole lot about who has the best study plan that they can stick to throughout the year.

sheesh!!!!

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General Board / Re: Question for law students at Top 50 schools
« on: November 11, 2006, 07:59:11 AM »
marcusbarnes30 is not a law student at a top 50. Otherwise he/she would know how insignificant GPA/LSAT are in LS.

You are correct sir or maam, butI have never claimed to be. I was merely asking this question as an outsider.

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General Board / Question for law students at Top 50 schools
« on: November 10, 2006, 07:37:37 PM »
Is it me or does this notion of a grading curve seem ridiculous? If you have a student body of magna and summa cum laudes with high test scores why bother with a curve, why not just have a grading scale. Also, what makes one student perform better over the other in law school all things being equal. Limme rephrase that. What makes 2 students with 3.7 gpas and 166 lsats perform differently in law school. Why would there ever be a disparity in performance given the previous UG stats

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I have come to the conclusion that I will not be as prepared as I would have liked for the Dec LSAT. I have been consistently scoring in the high 150s with one score of a 162 on diagnostics.
What t14s and top ranking schools if any do not have a reputation for slamming the door on candidates who take Feb LSATs
Keep in mind that I have an MBA, job experience, great LORs(boston university law faculty & my undergrad university president), A+ Personal Statement but sub par undergrad gpa

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General Board / Intellectual Property
« on: October 25, 2006, 11:27:56 PM »
I have an MBA in finance
and currently work as a project engineer for a development/construction company

is that techinical enough to pursue IP

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General Board / Re: At the end of the day its all about securing a job
« on: October 22, 2006, 03:13:37 PM »

What i really want input on is a worse case scenario.


Well, ok here it is.  Worst case scenario is you wake up one morning and realize that Canada has successfully invaded and is currently occupying whatever city you currently reside in.  The embarrassment of allowing Canada to do this to your city should be devastating enough, but then you look over and see your dog is no longer breathing.  After gathering yourself, you go to the mailbox to check on the status of your applications.  FINALLY A RESPONSE... Thousands of letters sent out have finally produced a result.  The city of xxx is interested in interviewing you for a non-paid public defender position.  YES!!!

As you are dressing yourself for the interview, you realize that prior to passing away, your dog has eaten one of each color sock and shoe and left you with only a bow-tie.  You show up to the interview, discheveled appearance and bow-tie aside, you feel confident.  The job is yours to lose.  You scan the competition in the waiting room.  OK, a crafty vietnam war veteran turned hobo, a monkey, and Peter Gabriel are present.  Sure, Peter Gabriel may have a leg up on you... seeing as how he created the greatest song ever (Sledgehammer), but his work has been worsening as of late.  The others seeminly pose no threat. 

Now you are in the interview.  the first 15 minutes are flawless.  You nail the first 2 questions: 1. Are you alive - Your Response: Yes.  2.  Can you read real good-like?  Your Response: Yes.   This is going great, you think to yourself.  And then it happens...  You forgot that you had a glass of milk last night and are lactose intolerent.  You just Sh&t your pants.  Can I play it off?  Sure, you can blame the barking spider infestation that was recently reported.  How do I account for the smell?  Because you are quick like a rabbit, you come up with the perfect plan.  Deny, Deny, Deny.  "Does it smell funny in here?" You: "No not really."  Interviewer:  "I swear it smells like someone just Sh&t their pants."  You: "Well, the monkey had been flinging Sh&t all over the place outside and Peter Gabriel mentioned that he hadn't showered in a week." 

You did it!  You successfully deflected the accident and impeached your competition in the process.  The rest of the interview goes well.  You leave under the impression that you are king of the world.  A week later you get the call.  "We are sorry to inform you that the Crafty Vietnam War Vet Turned Hobo got the job."  HOW CAN THIS BE??  OMG, I forgot to put some of the blame on the crafty war veteran!!!  He had been hiding in a self-made fox hole he dug just for that occasion. 

Well, you now realize that even the public defender doesn't want you for an unpaid position.  THis, my friend is the worst case scenario.  I hope this helps.   

For offering absolutely know helpful advice, this might be the best damn post i ever read

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General Board / At the end of the day its all about securing a job
« on: October 21, 2006, 09:35:34 PM »
I already know based on my stats I am destined to go to a tier 1 (top15-50) school
What i really want input on is a worse case scenario.
i already possess and mba and 4 years work experience
if place dead center of my class upon graduation will my mba an experience make up for my completely unimpressive performance as a jd

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You seem like you may know even more about this subject then myself.
Isn't it also true that after 2-4 years at a firm (whichever firm it might be ranking high or low in prestige) you can pretty much take on another position as associate or otherwise working for more money and a better quality of life?

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