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Poster v i g i l a n t e:

The posts you reference are in locked threads. While I appreciate you bringing them to my attention, please don't crosspost from a closed thread, especially by necro-posting (posting a new message in a long-dead topic to bring it to the top). If the post that bothers you is in a locked thread, simply ignore it, as it has been dealt with already. If it is in an unlocked but old thread, again, ignore it because there's no sense in digging up a thread that hasn't been posted to for nearly six years to make a point. If the thread is recent and unlocked, simply click Report and complete the form to bring it to the moderators' attention.

Thanks again.

Job Search / Re: Solo Practice
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:30:45 PM »
An important post on this subject:

Quote from: tau
Monthly reminder: If you go to law school, you better be damn sure you want to practice law. And if you graduate law school, you better be damn ready to accept the fact that going solo right off the bat is a very real option. You'll be better off for it. Otherwise, without connections, no one will hire you for non-legal work.

All of you 0Ls waffling on *&^% like "Should I take $15k at a T1 or a full ride at a T2?" should really be considering "Am I going to really want to practice law, especially by myself as a solo without any practical instruction*? Am I going to have what it takes to deal with clients face to face on a daily basis?" It's really a matter of accepting your own ignorance and having the confidence to confront it. These threads have covered the money issues time and time again; it's all there and you can figure that out on your own, so just make up your mind and do what you want. If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't go since the money issue is easy enough to figure out on a personal level.

But harder still is accepting the likely fact that you'll have to either a) actually practice law and handle clients alone without any real, direct guidance, or b) come up with a way to explain a three-year gap in your resume that satisfies the curiosity of corporate recruiters elsewhere.

* Law school will never prepare you for actual practice, I don't care how many clinics you do.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Same School As Undergrad?
« on: April 16, 2012, 10:04:33 AM »
About the only advantage is that you'll have only one school hitting you up for donations, rather than two.

Current Law Students / Re: BAS: Battered associate syndrome
« on: April 08, 2012, 04:07:06 PM »
Stop. Crossposting. From. Closed. Threads.

They are closed for a reason, namely that they are inappropriate. I'm going to start handing out IP bans if you don't stop.

Online Law Schools / Re: Limited Licenses
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:05:59 PM »
Washington state has a Limited Practice Officer program.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Female 0L Thinking of Air Force or Coast Guard JAG
« on: April 05, 2012, 06:49:04 PM »
Only two of the branches use the ASVAB, and that's for OCS only. The General Technical (Arithmetic Reasoning + Word Knowledge + Paragraph Comprehension) score is used to qualify for Army and Marines--110 and 115, respectively. Navy uses the Naval Officer Qualifying Test and the Air Force uses the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test. Note that neither the ASVAB nor the branch-specific qualifying test is necessary for ROTC graduates. But yes, they all use the ASVAB for enlisted personnel.

So, you were both partially correct and partially incorrect. Moving on?

e: Play nice or take it to Haterade.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Too many people are lying
« on: April 04, 2012, 06:27:39 PM »
Yep. Click the poster's name and it shows when they registered.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: go newt go!
« on: March 27, 2012, 02:15:57 AM »
He's not kidding. I tried. I gave up. Best to just know your role.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How can I improve my reading?
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:51:26 PM »
The majority of topics of the reading passages in the LSAT deal with things like history, politics, and physical sciences like geology or cell biology. To strengthen your reading skills, look up articles on a number of topics in those areas online, or buy/borrow from the library magazines that deal with those topics, and practice reading them. But, rather than working on your speed initially, focus on finding the main point of the article, the structure of the article and each paragraph's place in it (supporting or refuting the main point), which are the areas the Reading Comprehension section will test. Once you're getting better at that, start working on your speed, which should have already increased as a result of the other work you've done.

Current Law Students / Re: Jury Nullification
« on: March 26, 2012, 12:12:23 AM »
As an officer of the court, it's a practice I cannot condone or even mention during the performance of my duties.

As a citizen serving on a jury, if faced with a decision to nullify or hand down a decision I felt was unjust, I'd nullify in a heartbeat.

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