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If you want a JD in lieu of a masters why dont you actually get a JD instead of a crappy/expensive piece of paper from a fake school?
I got one or two questions for you. What is the difference in the Faculties of these schools? Do they also give fake instructions?

My post is like three months old.  Im not re-reading this crap so that I can have an enlightened argument with you.  Online schools dont have the quality of professors and dont provide any job opportunities.  Thats it.  Its a scam and people should seriously think twice about signing up for anything like that.  Non-T14 schools are a huge gamble as it is, unaccredited online schools are almost not even a gamble.  They are a virtually guaranteed loss.

Job Search / Re: a godsend or a gimmick
« on: March 14, 2009, 04:54:40 PM »
Guarantee that Dudeman doesn't have a job or a girlfriend.

I think I actually met his girlfriend.  She was really cute.  Maybe I am wrong and it wasnt actually Dudeman, but I am pretty sure Im right.

Current Law Students / Re: Is it ever ok to renege?
« on: March 11, 2009, 01:05:35 PM »
I would have had similar thoughts my first year.  The chances of there not being someone at Job A that knows someone at Job B is extremely slim.  If you irritate the right person, you can seriously screw up your career.  I worked with one attorney that almost every one of my 3L OCI interviews knew.  If I had pissed that girl off, by not doing an assignment, etc., they would have heard about it and I never would have gotten a job.  When you get into the realm of competitive jobs (like a lot of the 1L government jobs are), you get into an even more selective group.  The best government jobs and the best firm jobs contain numerous grads from the same school and way too many people that know each other.

Current Law Students / Re: Is it ever ok to renege?
« on: March 11, 2009, 12:27:23 PM »
@#!* all this gestapo poo. Your career isn't going to be over because you blow off an unpaid gig for a paid one. Call A and tell them what's up and don't let yourself get exploited.


You would be shocked at how incredibly small the legal profession is.  I haven't been to a single interview in the last year where someone didn't know someone that I have worked for. 

Current Law Students / Re: Is it ever ok to renege?
« on: March 10, 2009, 10:07:59 PM »
Go to B, see about getting the job, then think about things.  Many unpaid internships will allow you to split.  If you get accepted at both, see about splitting.

Current Law Students / Re: Summer Housing Thread
« on: March 09, 2009, 10:32:10 PM »
Looking for something in Manhattan, preferably south of Central Park. Willing to pay up to $1500 or so per month.

If you havent already checked, look into NYU's dorms.  They are approximately 1600 a month.  Seems like a lot of the summers go that route.

Current Law Students / Re: Is Law Review worth it?
« on: March 09, 2009, 08:19:44 PM »
When I did the competition, (I didnt make it), I didnt think it was difficult.  It is very high pressure, but like everything else in law school, the work itself isnt bad.  We had a weekend to read 300 pages and write a 6 page paper (3 page case summary, 3 page analysis) and blue book extremely difficult cites.  The blue booking was the only difficult portion.

If you have the option, do law review.  It may suck, but with as many unemployed lawyers as there are right now, you will be fighting for any job regardless of the prestige.  I go to a top 20 law school, and I have so many friends without jobs still and we are set to graduate in 70 days.

Current Law Students / Re: Is Law Review worth it?
« on: March 09, 2009, 02:25:57 PM »
Certain jobs are closed off to you without Law Review.  Its pretty difficult to network your way into a circuit court clerkship.

Transferring / Re: WUSTL OCI
« on: March 06, 2009, 06:34:00 PM »
All I know about WUSTL OCI is that I ran into a bunch of WUSTL kids during callbacks at DC firms (didnt have any in my summer class though, so I dont know if they got jobs at better places or just didnt receive offers). 

Job Search / Re: Pet Friendly Housing in DC?
« on: March 01, 2009, 10:52:28 PM »
yea, 2400 M St is legit.  Dupont south is pretty close to foggy bottom and McPherson (the Flats is about a ten minute walk to the foggy bottom metro. Unfortunately, most of the pet friendly places are a little pricey (approximately 1700 for studios).  While you probably cannot get a short term lease from the management company at either, you may be able to get a sublet off of craigslist.  Also, Nalp puts out an apartment exchange listing service soon (not sure when, I just remember getting some sort of email).

If you have any questions about neighborhoods, etc, ive lived in NW DC for about 3 years now and would be happy to provide any insight I have. 

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