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Undergrades would be better served to take some law classes (con law especially) then get to know some attorneys and find out what law is really like.

I was in agreement until you got to this point. Undergrad conlaw gives you a completely distorted picture of what law practice is like (at lest if it's anything like the one I took).

Haha.  Yeah, undergrad law courses don't really portray what the practice of law is like; maybe shadowing attorneys, though.  I think the value of undergrad law courses really depends on the school/professor.  I had a really great undergrad conlaw course.  It was certainly more BLL-focused than law school conlaw, and the exam was not full of issue-spotting hypos, but we had to turn in case briefs, be prepared for cold-calling, write an appellate brief (pretty crappy, but it was IRAC format), and do moot court arguments with local attorneys as judges.

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Bar Exam / Re: Texas Bar Prep Companies
« on: October 22, 2009, 05:21:12 PM »
tag.  I'd like read any comments, as well.

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General Board / Re: Wife of a 1L... I need some perspective
« on: October 21, 2009, 09:20:22 PM »
Is this normal? Am I supposed to support this? Is this what I signed up for?

No. No. No.

There are so many things wrong with your story; I don't know where to begin.

You need to have a talk.  The time your husband is spending doing anything other than going to class and reading is time that he chooses to spend with this other person over you and your child.  This has nothing to do with 1L stress.

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1L job search / Re: 1L Summer Job Timetable
« on: October 20, 2009, 11:06:42 PM »
1.  What is the proper time period to beginning mailing materials to judges for judicial internships?

Some judges will interview you now.  Others will wait until January/February/March. 

If you want to work in the area of your school, I would send letters to judges in that area within the next few weeks.  (EDIT: but the best thing to do is talk to 2Ls/3Ls who have interned for those judges and find out when the best time is to apply)  If you want to interview "back home" or elsewhere over the winter break, I'd send those letters out around Thanksgiving.  Even a lot of judges who don't typically hire until the spring will meet with you in December if you mention in your cover letter that you will be in that area over the break (and if your school is located far away).

2.  I know that NALP firms don't want contact until Dec. 1.  What about non-NALP firms?  Should I still wait until December?  Or earlier?  Or wait until my 1st semester grades come out?

You can apply to non-NALP firms whenever you want.  There's a high likelihood you will only get a firm job if you have stellar grades, so you might as well wait.

But if you are just looking to work for a small firm because you'd like to have some income during the summer, you might consider applying earlier.

If the money from a small firm is not a major concern, you might consider splitting the summer.  You could apply to judges early and then see how grades turn out.  Some judges will allow you to split the summer.  This way, you line up a good internship early but still reserve the possibility of getting a well-paying firm job.

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Law School Applications / Re: too smart for my own good?
« on: October 18, 2009, 09:10:48 AM »
OP...

That's not a good personal statement topic.

How did your LSAT end up?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: anecdotes about texas law schools
« on: October 17, 2009, 12:29:32 PM »
I see that you have put a lot of thoughts into this.  Where school do/will/did you attend?

I'm the Mercer guy with an attitude.  :D

Let's clarify, a Mercer guy with an attitude with a job offer or without a job offer?

 ::)  with.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: anecdotes about texas law schools
« on: October 17, 2009, 11:27:46 AM »
I see that you have put a lot of thoughts into this.  Where school do/will/did you attend?

I'm the Mercer guy with an attitude.  :D

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where can I get in with a 3.5 / 157?
« on: October 17, 2009, 09:40:31 AM »
I'm a 3L at Mercer and happy to answer questions about the school if you have any.  The median GPA/LSAT this year was 3.46 / 156.  With both your numbers above the medians, you probably have a decent shot at a good scholarship.

Do you have an offer?  Do most of you classmates have offers?

If any prospective students want to ask those questions, I'm happy to answer.

But I don't really care to answer your questions again (see http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4017048.msg5286513.html#msg5286513) until you answer

this question

Contract, where are you going to school?

and this question

where are you going to school?

and these questions

I'll third the request to know where you went/go to school.  I think I asked for your "story" in another thread, but no response.  You're done with school, right?  Did you end up doing doc review as a contract attorney (guessing b/c of your username)?

and these questions

Well, what's your story?  What are you doing?


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where can I get in with a 3.5 / 157?
« on: October 17, 2009, 12:55:04 AM »
I'm a 3L at Mercer and happy to answer questions about the school if you have any.  The median GPA/LSAT this year was 3.46 / 156.  With both your numbers above the medians, you probably have a decent shot at a good scholarship.

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What would be your reach schools?

Any school with a 163 or 164 LSAT median.  A school with 165 LSAT median = super reach.

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