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« on: July 19, 2011, 06:02:53 PM »
If you want to make a difference and still feel accomplished in your career, get the PhD and do work specifically for victims of abuse. If you go to law school, the closest work that you can do to what you do now is criminal law, but there's no way to guarantee that you're going to have a job at the DA's office where you'll be getting case after case with victims of abuse. In fact, I can guarantee that you won't. You'll get everything, and only the occasional case dealing with victims of abuse, because no one gets to specialize on what kinds of cases they take. What's worse is that once you get to law school, chances are you won't want to practice criminal law. Something else will draw your attention, as it does in the vast majority of cases, and you'll put all thoughts of your current goals behind you.
So, if you want to build upon a career where you can choose who you help based on your strengths and experience, expand on what you're doing now. Law school will only hurt that.
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:56:35 PM »
I'd take ASU because I'm familiar with the area, have local legal contacts and can tolerate the people. I can't say any of those things about the other options.
So why would and wouldn't you pick each of those?
« on: July 05, 2011, 01:03:10 PM »
Yeah, that would sure be nice. I've even considered signing up with one of these outfits that hires people to troll the comments sections on pages like HuffPo. I guess they get pretty good money.
« on: July 05, 2011, 12:07:31 PM »
Totally agreed there, Chuck. In fact, I think I've been able to spot a couple of the paid posters.
« on: July 05, 2011, 12:02:57 PM »
How is it possible that someone passed the bar exam, but cannot find a job? It doesn't make sense. However, I don't believe that she would not have enrolled in law school had she known that some law grads have a hard time finding a job as an attorney. Many people become attorneys (instead of paralegals) because of the prestige. I, myself, feel like an idiot for aiming for a paralegal career. However, I know that paralegals are more employable than attorneys, simply because they make less money while having the same set of skills.This
« on: July 04, 2011, 02:40:28 PM »
I don't. I'm done with all that silliness.
« on: July 04, 2011, 12:35:04 PM »
Just goes to show how small the legal community really is.
People need to come back more often, like daily. This place is being overrun by dbags, and not even the entertaining kind like Xman.
« on: July 04, 2011, 12:23:46 PM »
Are those your best choices?? OMG Retake the LSAT man. Those schools are some of the worst in the nation. Dont wait till you graduate from law school to realize how important school ranking is.
This from a guy whose screen name is AspiringBlackLawyer. Are you really a non-black who aspires to be a black lawyer? I think you mean BlackAspiringLawyer, don't you? Before you insult someone unnecessarily, I think you should make sure your own house is in order, pal.
That wasn't an insulting response. It's entirely accurate. Perhaps not put as tactfully or gently as it could've been, but that doesn't change the veracity of the statements. It wasn't even an insult to the poster; it was an insult to the schools. Those schools are
some of the worst in the nation, and ABL showed faith in the poster's ability to improve by suggesting that he retake it and attend a school that will be of a ranking that will give him an opportunity to actually apply what he learned in law school.
« on: July 04, 2011, 12:13:45 PM »
Taking LSAT in Oct, what do you think I need to make on it...
As high as you can possibly get. Don't shoot for admission, shoot for scholarship money and hopefully lots of it.
...do you think the admissions will take into consideration grad school GPA
No, they won't. Undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are pretty much all that matter unless you've done something spectacular, like cured cancer.
...what is an addedem(maybe spelled it worng)
Addendum. And you should write one to explain the very large disparity between your undergraduate GPA and your graduate GPA. Don't use "apathy" as an excuse; try an approach more like, "I was immature and lacked direction, but matured in the second half of undergrad and did much better--see my graduate GPA? Awesome, huh?!?!"
And if I get a 165 on the LSAT what top 50 school would be splitter friendly
Do a Google search for "law school admissions calculator" and go through those to get an idea of where you'll land with different numbers. But again, don't shoot for a number, shoot for the absolute best you can possibly do.
« on: July 04, 2011, 11:52:24 AM »
I'm a lawyer from India and wanted to know what are the steps I will have to take in order to practice law in CA. I have gotten my Bachelors in LLB from India and practicing as a lawyer in India. Will I have to attend a Law college in USA? or can I just have to take the BAR exam since I'm practicing law in India. I'll really appreciate the replies.
You'll need to complete an LLM program here in the states and pass the appropriate exams to be licensed in the jurisdiction where you want to practice.
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