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Online Law Schools / Re: Waiting for the results of the Baby Bar
« on: August 14, 2011, 06:11:17 PM »
Why Regent?

I hear it's a good school.

Sure, if you're looking for the J in JD to stand for Jesus.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: this sucks..Yale vs. NYU full ride
« on: August 06, 2011, 07:48:47 PM »
Roping the next generation of 0Ls bump!

Current Law Students / Re: open your own practice
« on: August 06, 2011, 10:23:44 AM »
lol this post makes me laught now  ;D  :D

You don't really need a ton of money to start a firm. I think you can open one with something around 10K.

Okay, you're either delusional, being intentionally obtuse, or trolling. In any case, trying to help you further would be pointless.

Current Law Students / Re: open your own practice
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:35:32 PM »
wow you seem to be living in fear.  Just because you think thats going to happen to you it doesn't mean it's going to happen to others.  Step out of that negative mindset. If I ever become a lawyer I will definetly open my own practice. And guess what?  I'll gaurantee that I will be succesfull. The only thing holding me back right now  is that I don't want to pay for it so I'm searching for scholarships to fund most if not all of my education because I hate being in debt for education. Education should be free for everybody but thats another topic altogether.

Here's a quote for everybody to memorize:

"Without a doubt, the most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of other people" --Napoleon Hill   

I actually have no personal investment in whether someone starts a firm, so I'm not sure of where you get the idea that I'm "living in fear" or that I "think thats (sic) going to happen to [me]" since my legal education is done and my career is established. It's not like I'm competing against anyone posting here for jobs or my livelihood, so I have no personal interest other than altruism in dissuading them from making what is likely to be the biggest mistake of their lives, compounded by making an even larger one, like trying to hang a shingle right out of law school. All I can do is try to inform you that you aren't the beautiful and unique snowflake you perceive yourself to be, that when you get into law school there will be a lot of people there who are smarter and will do much better than you will, that the career you create for yourself will likely in no way resemble the one you imagine for yourself at this moment, and that nothing is going to be the way you think it will be. It certainly won't be as easy as you think it will be. I've seen lots of people with your enthusiasm come and go, and when they go, so does the enthusiasm. Almost as a rule. Personally, I hope you're able to hang onto that, and I hope that you're able to make your dream a reality. But I'm not putting any money on it. I don't live in fear; I live in reality.

Current Law Students / Re: open your own practice
« on: August 03, 2011, 07:41:17 PM »
It did, sort of, in the section on crushing debt and IBR. But it definitely answered all of the questions previous to the one about hanging a shingle, making that one moot.

In other words: you're getting ahead of yourself. Think about how many firms and single lawyers already exist in pretty much every town over 11k people in this country. Then think about the failure rate of new businesses. Then think about if you had a legal issue you needed resolved, and if you would want someone established or someone who hasn't been in practice outside the supervision of a "real" lawyer. You're going to be sharking DUI cases that are too poor to pay for an experienced lawyer and make too much for a PD or legal aid. It's going to take a lot of those cases to pay the expenses of running a practice, your regular expenses, malpractice insurance, CLE and your loan payments.

Not necessarily over. Contact the bar association where he wants to practice to find out for certain before dropping a ton of money on a JD that won't do anything for him.

Current Law Students / Re: open your own practice
« on: August 03, 2011, 01:02:55 AM »
I was going to write out a lengthy response to this, but there's nothing you asked that can't be answered by the original posts here with a lot more information than I feel like typing out. And it's all accurate. So, heed the advice or enjoy Pt. Barrow, AK. It's this year's Guam.

Best school you can get into where you can get the best GPA you can. Study whatever subject you are likely to enjoy, since people tend to do better at things that are interesting and enjoyable to them. Take an Intro to Logic course, and if you do well and really grasp the concepts, you shouldn't have to worry much about LSAT prep. Try to take some courses that require you to do a good amount of writing, but other than that, it doesn't really matter.

Where do you want to practice?

Law School Admissions / Re: What should I major in?
« on: July 29, 2011, 12:41:51 PM »
Major in something you enjoy and can do well at while you're in college. Your GPA and your LSAT score are the two most important factors in law school admission, and you're much more likely to get good grades in classes you enjoy. Which law school you go to will determine how much choice you have in where you live and work during and after law school. Also, get a part-time job in undergrad doing work--any kind of work--for a law firm. That will be the biggest help in telling you whether you're in the right place and doing the right thing, and will also be valuable experience when it comes time to apply to law school and for jobs.

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