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2L job search / Re: Holland and Knight
« on: June 28, 2006, 12:07:36 PM »
A fair assumption. I erred in being vague.

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General Board / Re: What's the stafford interest rate?
« on: June 28, 2006, 12:03:01 PM »
6.8% fixed, up from 5.3% variable last year.

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General Board / Re: So Far
« on: June 25, 2006, 08:32:26 PM »
So if you plan on going bankrupt, don't consolidate?

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Transferring / Re: Law school weight
« on: June 23, 2006, 03:49:59 PM »
You probably have a good shot at most law schools, considering your LSAT and 1L GPA. I think applying to 5 is a good call, maybe 3 top 14, 1 top 25 and 1 top 50.


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Your first post was two words long.

The subject line asked for a list...

since when is it excusable to make broad generalizations about huge groups of people based on what you heard?

It is excusable when it was the OP asked for... a list of all the negative aspects of going to school part time you may have heard or experienced. The questions calls for generalization, since I doubt any there is anyone who has heard enough about every part-time program to make anything other than an overgeneralization.

That being said, if you read my previous post, I was speaking about my experience with evening division students that I know. My opinion was a generalization of the part time students that I have spoken too, not a generalization of all part time students nationally.


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My post was an overbroad generalization and it is a negative. However, correct me if I'm wrong, the original poster asked for all negative aspects of attending law school at night that one may have heard or experienced. I think may post make clear I was speaking of what I heard and experienced. The difference in the type of student who generally attends night school v. the type of student who attends day school may, to some, be a negative. That is not a personal attack on those attending school at night, but a fact that one must consider. The other posters made clear the difference. Someone in an evening program is going to spend a lot of time what a smaller group of students, so it harder to ignore your classmates and study with someone else. The type of classmates may be a factor in deciding which program to pursue, hence the comment. I'm not the one who took this to name calling and acting like an internet tough guy.

On the topic of overbroad generalizations, I have an Affirmative Action Admit kegger to attend, I think they are handing out Aston Martins at this one, so I really must run...

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The students.


Hey there ballbag, at least a good portion of the night students have already proved themselves in the "real" world and many are sucessful in there careers but just looking for the edge that a law degree can give them. The same could be said for Day STudents because there are quite a few that have done nothing but attend school for the past 22 years. In hiring someone fresh out of law school, most employers would love to see some actual work experience instead of a professional student.

Thanks for proving my point. I went through night school throughout undergrad, and I personally know quite a few in law school now. Generally speaking, they all lack the capacity to carry on a conversation without boring the class with there "at my job we do it this way..., that not what its like in the real world..., ohhh the how hard I have it..." stories, as if they on a monopoly on adversity in life. Guess what, no wants to hear your life story every week.

The fact that you have all sorts of real world experience that employers are going to drool over is great, but do me a favor an keep it to your self. If someone were to go around telling everyone that employers are going to love them because they are on law review and or the top ten percent of their class, you would think they are a feminine hygiene product.

Likewise, telling everyone how much money you are making during law school, maxing out your 401(k) and what have you, is about as cool as a trust fund baby bragging about his new 500 CLK. It may you feel good to hear yourself, but everyone else wants to puke. Be proud of you accomplishments, and shut up. 

Moreover, you can be proud of the fact that you raise a family, and work, and go to law school, but keep it to yourself. Everyone has their own problems they need to deal with, be it work, a sick family member, or who knows what. Everyone has problems; most people just don't have the need to tell people everyday.

I know there are people like this in day sections too, it just seems for concentrated and visible at night school.

On a more practical note, the differing schedules for night students out side of school makes it hard to coordinate study time and stuff. (hence my ballbag worthy comment “the students” being the problem). Also, office hours for profs are usually by appointment at night, so you can’t just drop in.

As far as classes, at my brother’s school, the day students usually make up about have the evening classes, because they always offer the major electives at night.

Generally, stuff like career services and the registrar only have one night a week they are open late, which can be a pain.

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The students.

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General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: June 19, 2006, 01:48:01 PM »

Agreed.  Statistically, a large percentage of lawyers are unhappy in the law and regret their decision to go to lawschool.


Statistically, a large percentage of people, regardless of their profession, are probably unhappy with their profession at some point. I doubt job dissatisfaction is a phenomenon of the legal industry.

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General Board / Re: Is law review really worth it?
« on: June 19, 2006, 01:29:26 PM »
I agree with RB, I think you have to be a good technical writer to make LR (no spelling, grammar, citing, formatting, flow, and conciseness problems and it is well thought out) rather than some sort of literary scholar.

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