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3L job search / Re: Applying to the FBI
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:45:42 PM »
I'd get a legal job first. When they were recruiting I thought they said they won't look at your app until you've passed a bar anyways. The last thing you want is to be unemployed in September...while going through the lengthy application process.

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General Board / Re: Yet another CURVE question....
« on: June 02, 2007, 09:17:46 PM »
That's awesome...your school effectively masks your grades for unknowing employers. Everyone in your school will get the benefit of the doubt when they apply out of state, or to an employer not familiar with the school. My school had a mandatory median of 2.7. 1/3 were required to be at or below a 2.3. They basically cannibalize 1/2-2/3 of the class to out of state employers.

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General Board / Re: Women In Law School
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:42:03 PM »
Maturese...you're either delusional or disgruntled. I know at my school, when it comes to interviews, the saying goes "I'd rather be a cute girl...than any guy in the top 10%."

 

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General Board / Re: where do you get summer legal research jobs?
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:34:26 PM »
I would just diligently peruse EAttorney a couple of times a week. You'll notice a bunch of random jobs seem to post right around the end of the semester for small firms. I wasn't selected for a single OCI, but still got a paid gig as the result of being diligent.

I've also heard you can find stuff on law crossing, but I've never used it.

If you're really desperate, you could always just call the local gov't and non-profits, and volunteer your services as a clerk...but, I think I would rather jump off a building and catch my eyelid on a rusty nail than clerk for free. 

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It's pretty easy to buy a house....as long as you do it well before enrollment. The mortgage broker only cares about your past credit/employment history and that you can come up with the down payment....because as soon as he o.k.'s your loan and you close on the house, he punts everything to the bank and you become their problem, not his.

I closed on my house in may before my first semester. It was the best financial move of my life.(I did pay the 20% downpayment to avoid the PMI though, which would've otherwise added about an extra 10% to my mortgage payments) But my monthly living expenses for a new home 2 miles from campus, are roughly equivalent to what most of my classmates pay for a decent 2/3 bdrm apt. There really is no downside either, even if the market crashes, there's always a high demand for rental properties around any major university, and you could just rent the house when you're done with school. 

If your concerned, just pay the $50 fee most brokers charge, and apply for a mortgage. If he rejects you, just see what the reason was, and then apply with another broker and fudge whatever details caused your original ineligibility. From your screen name, I'm assuming you're heading to D.C....if that's the case, you're biggest hurdle will likely be the downpayment, or the commute you'll be forced to live with to find a reasonably priced home.

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General Board / Re: Lexis and Westlaw Points
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:59:33 PM »
Yeah the points rollover and are good until 60 days after graduation.

Enjoy all the plush 1L point opportunities, b/c the instant wins and freebies disappear...the only decent opportunities to accumulate points after the first year are time consuming....i.e. in person training seminars.

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General Board / Re: Lexis and Westlaw Points
« on: April 18, 2006, 03:00:50 PM »
i'm now up to 14000 westlaw and 11000 lexis

...they are worth something....about $10-12 per 1000

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General Board / Re: What the hell are schools in New Orleans doing?
« on: August 30, 2005, 10:05:17 PM »
LSU's classes are cancelled through Labor Day weekend and the football game's postponed....and there's little damage in Baton Rouge. I'm willing to bet it's going to be a while before any school in New Orleans has another class.

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General Board / Re: those little statute symbols
« on: August 30, 2005, 07:16:10 PM »
just go to symbols page in word...and then create a quick key.

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The last thing this country needs are more aba accredited law schools. I think the aba recognizes the over abundance of lawyers produced each year and isn't about to water down the profession even further by accrediting small name schools.

I could see major state schools getting the green flag, ie. umass, delaware, or other states that don't have any public law schools. other than that...who benefits from lincoln, nashville, etc. gaining accreditation?

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