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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 is how.

I don't. I'm done with all that silliness. :D

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.

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.

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.

Quote 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.

General Board / Re: I'm a International Lawyer. Please HELP
« 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.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio St. vs. U Washington
« on: June 22, 2011, 12:06:06 PM »
If you want to live out here, Yoo-dub will definitely set you up well. In fact, it will set you up better for jobs in Oregon and Washington than your boyfriend's Oregon school (any of them) will set him up for jobs in Washington. Seattle definitely will grow on you over the course of a few years, and Portland is pretty sweet, too. But things get progressively more bleak as you go down the I-5 corridor until you get back to real civilization.

General Board / Re: Aspiring Lawyers: What is the answer to this?
« on: June 21, 2011, 07:11:54 PM »
Talk to the payroll people to see if they can explain it. If anyone here tries to give you legal advice, don't take it and run far, far away.

Have you gotten your book list already? If you're planning on using a commercial outline, it should be keyed to the book you use for the course. Emanuel usually goes with the most commonly used textbooks, so chances are you'll be using them. But you should at least have the authors and titles before you start shopping for them, to make sure you get the right one.

General Board / Re: Nervous About Law School Dress Code
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:53:24 PM »
Seriously. I can recall one guy who was underdressed for a drive-thru coffee joint. The bear paw slippers were a nice touch, though.

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