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Socratic Method / Re: Eugene Volokh and The Volokh Conspiracy
« on: December 24, 2006, 02:33:07 PM »
Is the point of this thread that it has no point? Kind of like Seinfeld?

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I am really in favor of Rule 4, "Do not discuss personal experiences. Period." That should be the Eleventh Commandment. And it goes for professors too if they are talking about their wives or kids.

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1L job search / Summer 2007 Judicial Internships: How to Get Them?
« on: December 23, 2006, 01:26:49 PM »
I am a 1L, and was focusing hard on studying through mid-December so I didn't dump a million resumes on judges Dec. 1. The past couple weeks I've sent out about a dozen, based on recommendations from a litigator friend.

But now my school's career office is closed and I have nobody to consult about this process, and I'm looking at all these huge lists of judges with nothing to differentiate them. Is it appropriate/normal to send out like 50-100 letters and resumes? Or would that be really bad? Does anyone have any idea about the ratio of callbacks I might expect?

Any other comments on this process are appreciated... thanks...

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Holy Crap!! Exam Recall
« on: December 23, 2006, 01:11:33 PM »
Two of my four profs had errors on their exams, which were noted before the exams began. I found another error on one exam but it was not major.

I think law school is the ultimate "do as I say, not as I do" phenomenon. Our LR&W prof delights in taking off points for the tiniest of errors, yet she's already made some huge ones herself.

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Tulane's US News numbers are skewed by low reporting (24% or 26% I think) probably due to Katrina, and Tulane grads do not make more than HYS grads (I wish.) You need to look at % reporting their salary numbers to know how to interpret that number.

Yeah, no sh*t? :p

The problem is that while Tulane reports that their 75th percentile makes $135k, everyone at Harvard (25th and 75th (and by inference everyone else) reports $125k. Both reports 2005 numbers, btw. So even with low reporting, if these numbers were real many Tulane graduates would be making more than Harvard grads. As you say this is obviously not the case, and is just creative marketing from Tulane; it just makes little sense why they'd lie about something like that.

No, the problem is that when only 24% of people report, it's likely that mostly the higher-paid people are reporting, therefore you are getting the 75th percentile of only the HIGHLY PAID people. Lower paid people are not that enthused about reporting salary, I'm sure.

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$83k "average" means for every $135k job, there is a $35k job. Ick.



Well, not really.  That's why you use medians instead of averages when looking at salary figures.

Well, the site says "averages", so I have to assume that is what they are using, not medians. I would prefer they use medians, but apparently they did not when they posted those numbers I quoted.

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Tulane's website has these numbers posted:

Percent employed nine months after graduation: 95% of those seeking employment
Average reported starting salary: $83,000 for entire class,  $96,356 for private firms.

http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsabout/index.aspx?id=528&ekmensel=c580fa7b_42_0_528_9

$83k "average" means for every $135k job, there is a $35k job. Ick.

Tulane's US News numbers are skewed by low reporting (24% or 26% I think) probably due to Katrina, and Tulane grads do not make more than HYS grads (I wish.) You need to look at % reporting their salary numbers to know how to interpret that number.


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