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Studying for the LSAT / LSAC Policy Change for June
« on: March 02, 2007, 03:19:57 PM »
No electronic timing devices? Wow, good luck you June testtakers.

Choosing the Right Law School / St. John's $$ or Fordham?
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:29:12 AM »
25k scholarship renewable, contingent on finishing top 1/2 of class (tuition at SJU is 36k).



Incoming 1Ls / Law School Debt
« on: March 01, 2007, 05:55:05 AM »
Is anyone scared by the debt?

Ok, that's an understatement. I'm sure we all are. But is there a reason NOT to be afraid of debt considering most of us are going into lucrative fields?

Gosh, I'm pretty intimidated by 150k+ in loans. Maybe it's because I've never held a real job.

If you have experience with debt you're welcome to comment.

Choosing the Right Law School / Fordham ASW on March 24
« on: February 26, 2007, 09:36:10 AM »
I'll be attending.

Choosing the Right Law School / NYC vs. ATL
« on: February 24, 2007, 02:24:51 PM »
I'm a New Yorker so I feel I may be biased.

There's a saying that goes, "If you can make it in NYC, you can make it anywhere."

A part of me wants to stay, rack the 150K in debt, and take a dare (go to Fordham).

But the other part of me wants to go down to ATL, pay only 30k in debt and go to the University of Georgia.

I'm not Caucasian, mind you, if that helps with this. Where would you go and why?

Law School Admissions / UGA Thread
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:39:23 PM »
Anyone waiting to hear from them?

Law School Admissions / Obsession
« on: February 22, 2007, 08:39:59 AM »
I'm leaning back and forward in my decision making, between prestige and common sense, as I'm considering what school to attend.

When it comes down to it, are people going to care so much about what school you attended or, on a basic level

a) your skill level in your area of expertise
b) the fact that you practice law
c) your people skills


A friend knows someone who graduated from a T2 who is making 500,000-600,000 per year.

It seems like all of us, outside of the T14, are gambling close to 150k on the fact that our school will make the difference in the long-run. Yes, an age-old debate but I'm believing that the latter 3 factors (skill, ability, exp.) matters moreso than the name of the school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Fordham or Emory
« on: February 21, 2007, 12:58:06 PM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Fordham PT Roll Call
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:19:21 AM »
I think I'm in (leaning towards choosing Fordham over the rest).

Incoming 1Ls / Why Biglaw?
« on: February 19, 2007, 12:09:41 PM »
A friend said BigLaw requires Mon-Fri 9a-9p shifts and 9-7p weekend shifts for a total of 80-100 hours per week.

Is the money truly worth it?

Why do people go into BigLaw?

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