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L.L.M. Board / Re: NYU/Georgetown Tax LLM Admissions
« on: April 19, 2009, 04:08:35 PM »
Firms cant have non-patent agents prosecuting, so it closes off that avenue. 

Plus, beyond just IP, bankruptcy and lit are pretty strong right now.  Granted, other associates can be moved over to pick up the work.  However, it isnt economically practical.  They cannot bill these people at their normal rates because of their inexperience, and it isnt feasible to be billing them at lower rates and paying them at higher rates when there are a lot of equally inexperienced attorneys looking for jobs.

All I am saying is that we are not all screwed.

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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: April 19, 2009, 03:58:23 PM »
So, does anyone have an idea of what the Top 5%, 10%, or 15% cutoffs are?  Trying to figure out how poorly I can do on finals before I waste my time studying over here.  Just got an Order of the Coif letter in the mail today saying I have a "significant chance" of being eligible (top 10%), but it did not elaborate any further.

Thanks!

Really?  That is strange.  I was almost positive I was on the upside of top 10% yet no letter... disappointing.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: NYU/Georgetown Tax LLM Admissions
« on: April 19, 2009, 03:56:39 PM »
Its not true.  Certain practice groups are fairly insulated from the economic downturn, yet, many firms deferred all groups.  Not everyone can be out. 

I didn't say everyone.  I said almost every 3L.  Very different.

Almost every is pretty inclusive.  It is not like there are only niche practice groups that are doing well right now.  IP lit and general IP stuff is still going strong.  More than an insignificant number of students are going into this field. Therefore, almost every 3L is an overstatement.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: NYU/Georgetown Tax LLM Admissions
« on: April 17, 2009, 05:45:07 PM »
Its not true.  Certain practice groups are fairly insulated from the economic downturn, yet, many firms deferred all groups.  Not everyone can be out. 

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L.L.M. Board / Re: NYU/Georgetown Tax LLM Admissions
« on: April 17, 2009, 12:04:36 AM »
"Simply put, you defer (or are deferred mandatorily), you're out, unless the economy comes back. One said, and I quote verbatim, 'You should tell your friends that if a firm defers them they should presume they need a new job.'"

http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&mc=6&forum_id=2&PHPSESSID=e9da637215d2daa024b5e457d4221816


almost every firm is deferring your comments make no sense...

OP, they aren't making you do the public interest route?  So lucky.  If mine had given me that option, Id be at NYU next year as well. 

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I feel like I hit on you on LSD back before we went to law school?  Possibly a marriage proposal?  (Harvard?)

Ha!  This is highly unlikely.  But I think I appreciate the thought.

haha, damn... I thought I reconnected :(  There was a lady on LSN that is now a 3L and who had a very similar name to yours (maybe the same, I cannot remember).  


hahahah, we will see :)
Oh, that was me when I was a transexual, but I'm living as a man again now, u can still hit on me though  ;)

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I feel like I hit on you on LSD back before we went to law school?  Possibly a marriage proposal?  (Harvard?)

Ha!  This is highly unlikely.  But I think I appreciate the thought.

haha, damn... I thought I reconnected :(  There was a lady on LSN that is now a 3L and who had a very similar name to yours (maybe the same, I cannot remember). 

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Thank you for the well wishes.  DudeMan and I go way back (so, while I do not defend him, I definitely don't hate him).  I wish everyone happiness in achieving their goals and genuinely try to remain positive on here (with the exception of the discussions concerning what I consider scams (online/unaccredited schools).

I mean them (the well wishes).  I like you.  I just don't understand how you put up with someone who is so consistently demeaning to others.  But anyway, onwards and upwards!

Aww, thank you Miss P :)  I feel like I hit on you on LSD back before we went to law school?  Possibly a marriage proposal?  (Harvard?)

I just genuinely care about everyone, even if they aren't always the nicest people.  I dont meant to blow his character at all, but he has been very supportive and extremely friendly through PM's on here since day one.  So, while his comments aren't always the nicest, I think he is genuinely a nice person.  But, I agree, he can be mean on here.

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I'm sorry to hear that your start date was deferred, and I hope that you keep your job.  I don't have any problem with your career goals.  I do wish you wouldn't defend your buddy TheDudeMan when he calls someone a moron for coming out of UT this year without a job.  You know better, obviously, and you should be willing to tell him so.
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Thank you for the well wishes.  DudeMan and I go way back (so, while I do not defend him, I definitely don't hate him).  I wish everyone happiness in achieving their goals and genuinely try to remain positive on here (with the exception of the discussions concerning what I consider scams (online/unaccredited schools).

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Not bitter, but not entirely happy.  The only thing I wanted going into law school was to work at a big firm when I graduated.  I knew it would be a huge gamble, but I banked on the fact that I would succeed.  Had no back up plan whatsoever.  Anyway, ended up with the grades I needed (top 10% from top 20 school) and the economy tanked.  I have an offer from an amazing firm, but my start date is delayed.  looking at jobs to fill the time gap reminds me how scary the prospect of having the job canceled actually is.  Absolutely no desire to do anything but work for a large firm. 

And, for anyone that might be rude in response to that, it is not because I care about money or am a huge snob, it is just that I need the big firm on my resume to open doors and get me my dream job.

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