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Transferring / Re: Visiting Student Question
« on: February 07, 2009, 09:13:27 PM »
Bump.

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General Board / Re: What was your undergrad major?
« on: August 04, 2007, 08:56:23 PM »
BA in English with a minor in Women's Studies.

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General Board / Re: What do you wanna be when you grow up!
« on: August 04, 2007, 01:03:55 PM »
I have always wanted to work on behalf of children and be a child advocate in some capacity. I am a teacher right now and I can't wait to become a lawyer.

For instance, I would love to be a public defender for children, because I also find criminal law very interesting, and the field melds criminal and juvenile justice law. My school has a juvenile justice clinic that I hope I can be a part of.

And even if I have to take a different job for a few years to pay off loans, I want to be a volunteer Guardian ad litem in the meantime.  :)

Thats good. I wish the benefits were better for lawyers lke us who want to give back in someway, but they're not. They do have loan repayment options though. Im going to definitely try to take advatage of that. Then after i pay my loans back, i want to open my own solo practice someday.


Sounds great. Yeah I definitely want to look into loan repayment programs too, but I have also heard of people who stretch out their loan repayments over many years and pay like $250/month or something so that they can practice the kind of law that they want. There are obvious drawbacks to this, of course. I'll just see how I feel when I get out of school.

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General Board / Re: What do you wanna be when you grow up!
« on: August 04, 2007, 11:26:50 AM »
I have always wanted to work on behalf of children and be a child advocate in some capacity. I am a teacher right now and I can't wait to become a lawyer.

For instance, I would love to be a public defender for children, because I also find criminal law very interesting, and the field melds criminal and juvenile justice law. My school has a juvenile justice clinic that I hope I can be a part of.

And even if I have to take a different job for a few years to pay off loans, I want to be a volunteer Guardian ad litem in the meantime.  :)

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General Board / Re: Textbooks: Used or New
« on: August 04, 2007, 11:19:04 AM »
Good, I feel better about trying to buy my books used.

Here's another question though: On the "Admitted Students" info from my school, it says that class schedules can change right up until orientation, so don't worry about buying your books ahead of time. They said that time will be allotted during Orientation to buy your books.

Is that a standard law school line, designed to get you to buy the books from the bookstore only? That's what I was thinking. I really would like to buy my books used ahead of time.

Thanks.  :)

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General Board / Re: Textbooks: Used or New
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:25:08 PM »
That makes sense to me.

Are there any law students who always buy used books and it has worked out really well for them? Those cheap prices on used books are just so tempting.

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General Board / Re: Any advice for the orientation and the first day?
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:07:26 PM »
tag.

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General Board / Re: Finding Midsized and Small Firms?!?
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:03:51 PM »
tag.

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General Board / Re: Textbooks: Used or New
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:00:45 PM »
TAG.

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General Board / Re: How Realistic is the book One L?
« on: August 01, 2007, 08:14:32 PM »
I didn't find it too similar to my experience, although some elements were there in a much more muted fashion.  There is pressure, much of it is self-induced, and there is competition, but not so much in a man to man (or woman) way.  What I mean by that is that you do care where your class rank is, but it's more like you against the "class rank" list than it is against anyone in particular.  Still, there are plenty of not so nice persons in law school, and you don't have to look particularly hard to find them. 

There was a great quote in a book I read before law school (don't remember which one, sorry) about being the idiot who always raises his hand in class to talk.  It was from some graffiti found in the mens room in one of the classroom buildings, and it went like this, "If you don't know who the class not so nice person is by week 4; it's you!"


Haha...I like that quote. It seems like it would be true. I like the idea of feeling like it is you vs. classrank instead od feeling extremely competitive with individual people. Thanks for the response. :)

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