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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Finish Paralegal Studies???
« on: January 04, 2008, 07:01:55 AM »
Could be handy when you get disbarred! No seriously, right decision, this would be pointless to you.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Lower ranked boston schools...
« on: January 02, 2008, 10:37:18 AM »
Northeastern is in every aspect a considerably better school than Suffolk. I have no idea wtf the people claiming otherwise are thinking, but the career statistics of each school leaves very little doubt.

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aka the holy grail of being a lawyer

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Of course if you've my deal there's no buy-in - just a 7 year wait...

That's only if you're a non-equity partner.

Not in my case - full equity w/o buy in. We simply split the profits by the number of partners.

Small firm? That would seem pretty exceptional in the BigLaw world

Yes

Any idea what the PPP is for your firm or similar firms?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My Thoughts/Rants - Poll: Double Standards
« on: November 18, 2007, 06:56:59 AM »
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5306943.html

Ebbert worked at a Hooters in San Diego but said wants to become an attorney, and doesn't think posing nude should get in the way of her professional aspirations.


America needs more attorneys that look like this!!

Seems to me America's got sluts enough already.

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Law School Applications / Re: The Art of Asking for Merit Fee Waivers
« on: November 18, 2007, 06:55:09 AM »
Who knows? There's been some very clear cases where people have been rejected from schools based on their info posted on LSN, to what degree they read these forums I can only guess, but the more it's brought to their attention the more interested they will get for example.

The big bad thing about adcoms reading this stuff and LSN is that they might start some very selective yield protection. Anyway, I've had no bad consequences of my presence here or on LSN, but I've talked to several who has and at least on one occasion the LSN information was mentioned explicitly from the adcom he talked to.

You're making me paranoid.  Thanks.

What kind of LSN info could cause a rejection?  That site seems harmless.

And how is this thread "inviting" adcomms over here? 

Mainly in terms of yield protection I expect. You can rank your schools on LSN, and if the adcom finds you and can see that you have clear preferences over their school that you are likely to get into they might ding you to pretty up their stats. I don't know to what degree this happens. I've been exceptionally un-paranoid both here and on LSN, and nothing bad has happened to me because of it. I'd think it's a one in a million chance it'd be used against you.

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Acceptances / Re: Where can I go in SO CAL with a 2.8???
« on: November 18, 2007, 06:42:52 AM »
TM are definitely miles ahead of Kaplan. Best of luck to you.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« on: November 18, 2007, 06:40:48 AM »
e -

Didn't you get a 153 and use your surpeme soft factors to get into NYU? Yet, here you mentioned going from 156 to 178? If you had a 178 on an LSAT, even with a 153 or 156 beforehand, it hardly makes your NYU acceptance noteworthy...

I was accepted with a 156. I retook in June (2007) and scored a 178. That was obviously after my NYU acceptance, and did not affect it. Although I expect they were quite thrilled to be able to report me as a 178 instead of a 156 to USNews.

And yes, apparently the consensus (at least among a couple of people here) seems to be that I'm a flame. Can't really say I give a *&^%.

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Of course if you've my deal there's no buy-in - just a 7 year wait...

That's only if you're a non-equity partner.

Not in my case - full equity w/o buy in. We simply split the profits by the number of partners.

Small firm? That would seem pretty exceptional in the BigLaw world

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Lots of smart people from good schools fail it each year. Look at JFK Jr.

titcar. loads of people fail the bar, it happens. just get it right the second time around

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