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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 02:09:10 PM »
The real question is why would anyone go into law in order to make money?  People who are able to get into law schools are probably able to get into business shools, so if your main concern is to make money, why not go into the private sector (ie: banking, investing, etc)?  I never really could understand why someone would want to be miserable and be a glorified paralegal at a corporate job when they could be getting paid more than that straight from college at a top banking firm.

but isnt it a lot harder to be an investment banker?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 02:08:21 PM »
The real question is why would anyone go into law in order to make money?  People who are able to get into law schools are probably able to get into business shools, so if your main concern is to make money, why not go into the private sector (ie: banking, investing, etc)?  I never really could understand why someone would want to be miserable and be a glorified paralegal at a corporate job when they could be getting paid more than that straight from college at a top banking firm.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Take a Course or No?
« on: April 06, 2007, 11:11:57 AM »
do people really hang out at walmart during weekends at UF?

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I got a @#$# 151 on my first diagnostic yesterday. I got up to a 158 2 months ago so this sucks. Can I still get up to the upper 160's from this class?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: April 04, 2007, 09:35:47 PM »
Look on craigslist for rooms and shares under housing. they have a ton a places for rent and new every day, thats where i found my place to live for next year.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Pre 1L summer job
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:08:02 AM »
im sure your 35 act will get you a job at any act prepcourse.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Why Biglaw?
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:02:35 AM »
How much a year would people work 55 hours a week make? Are their salaries above 100k starting?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Why Biglaw?
« on: March 29, 2007, 10:53:32 PM »
People have their reasons.  I work in biglaw because:

1.  The hours are not 80-100 per week.  I average around 55 a week.

2.  The money is good, obviously.

3.  It's a credential.  Working at a well-known firm can lead to jobs that wouldn't otherwise be available.

Some people are also interested in areas of law that are only available in biglaw (or high-level govt. or botigues, both of which often require biglaw experience).

Where do you live? If you dont mind me asking how much money do you make?

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I know that their associates get much more money than most associates at a law firm. I was wondering if you work as an attorney for the PE firms, would their salaries be higher as well? Do they also get the huge bonuses that the associates get? Do they also have a chance to move up he PE firm, or do you have to have a business background? thanks for any responces.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: March 26, 2007, 01:43:58 PM »
You guys should definetly look at the Valencia. They're nice condos that goes for 700-800 a month depending o how many people you room with. Its about a 2 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk to the school. Compared to university village or any other apartments in the area for the price they are nice as hell.

I lived in Valencia for 2 years - stay away at all costs.  Terrible management, overpriced, lots of crime (both in and around the building), and the building, although new, is very poorly constructed.  The only redeeming quality is its proximity to campus.  You can find much better for a lot less money.

Are you serious? I visited it and it way nicer, bigger, and cheaper than university village. If there is a place anywhere near as nice for 700 I would love to see it.

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