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Transferring / Re: Transfering from cooley any advice
« on: December 17, 2008, 07:42:04 PM »
GW is very transfer friendly.  From my experiences, law schools are pretty random with transfer application acceptances, so you may want to suck it up and pay for as many applications as possible.  In the scheme of things, the extra 50-75 dollars means very little.  Especially if you are looking at paying 60K a year for GW (with living expenses).  That said, make sure the schools will even consider you though before applying.  Schools may limit transfers to students who are still technically 1Ls.  Just something to make sure of first.  Anyway, good luck to you!

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Very ambivalent about an exam.  It was easy, so the curve will be tough, I'm sure.  In that sense, I'm ambivalent.  But I'm also optimistic.

If you are asking, I am sure you are still a 1L.  Hope you did well on your exams!  For me, I knew how I did relative to my potential coming out of my first semester exams.  However, because everything is done on a curve, you cannot tell your first semester how your best compares to everyone else.  After your first semester, you should have a better idea what your grades will be coming out of exams.

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Current Law Students / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 12, 2008, 04:43:52 PM »
I leave my exams the second I finish (if it is multiple choice, I check it over once before submitting).  I like to avoid the lines to submit the exams and all of the nervous chatter about what issues people did and did not spot.  I don't need to hear that.  I left one exam 45 minutes early and got an A+ on it.  Anyway, if people are respectful when they leave, there is no reason why they shouldnt.  I am always quiet on my way out and always do well.  Just focus on the approach you like the best and sit away from the door to avoid distraction if possible (and wear earplugs if you do not already).  Good luck on your remaining exams.

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Current Law Students / Re: NY/NJ Bar
« on: November 10, 2008, 09:21:21 PM »
NY bar results are supposedly going to be released any day now...

i'm somehow both anxious and ambivalent at the same time - i think that maybe i'm just ready for the waiting to be over, one way or another

good luck bro, even though i doubt you failed.

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Job Search / Re: Ropes & Gray Info
« on: November 08, 2008, 12:42:29 AM »
A classmate of mine is going there this summer.  It's very white-shoe, in Boston their Summer class size is 100+ people.  Not as big in NYC, I don't think.

The NY office is definitely not white shoe.  It is very chill (its all Fish & Neave guys who are the least pretentious people I have ever met).

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Current Law Students / Re: Closing costs on buying a home??
« on: October 30, 2008, 10:31:07 PM »
So, they negotiated with the sellers to increase the offer price and have the sellers pick up the closing costs.  The seller was not out any money, and the buyer did not have to pay the closing costs up front. 

FYI - If you do this you are paying interest for 30 years on your closing cost. 

def, but you have more money to put down which may mean a lower interest rate in the end...

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Current Law Students / Re: Closing costs on buying a home??
« on: October 30, 2008, 02:39:11 PM »
I watched a show on tv (which is where I get all of my knowledge on everything from).  Anyway, the couple could barely afford the down payment.  When it came to closing costs, there was no way they could meet the high price.  So, they negotiated with the sellers to increase the offer price and have the sellers pick up the closing costs.  The seller was not out any money, and the buyer did not have to pay the closing costs up front.  Not sure if this is allowed everywhere (I think this was in Virginia) or if your seller will agree to this, but it could possibly keep you from having to pay a lot out of pocket.

Good luck, and you are lucky to be in a market where you can buy for 300K.  So jealous. 

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L Job Search - Dec. 1st
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:56:51 PM »
just send your picture and your resume and you'll be fine. 

(Whatever you do, make sure you have decent cover letters.  Even with good grades, any job that is decent will have tons of applicants.  In addition, if you are applying to jobs back home, wherever home might be, send those first thing with a note saying that you are home for the holidays and would love the opportunity to come interview.  However, make the note a lot more grammatically correct than this post.) 

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Job Search / Re: Clerkship Suitability
« on: October 28, 2008, 04:41:54 PM »
It varies, but it is my understanding that the curve is a 3.25-3.27 curve.  So if you are 3.25-3.27 you are around the median.

So you actually get a number at graduation?  No kidding?  What's the point of that haha?

yea, you get actual numbers at graduation when it has no point.  We got an email concerning judicial clerkships where they said that they will release a better breakdown to us (on a 5% increment) if we apply through OSCAR.  They also give our actual percentage to professors to be used if the professors want to write recommendations.  Its crazy though because even if we use one of these options to find it out, we are prohibited from using our actual ranking for any application at all. 


This hurt me a lot because my GPA is respectable but the GW scholar doesnt really tell employers much.

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Job Search / Re: Clerkship Suitability
« on: October 28, 2008, 07:39:23 AM »
Hahaha, I thought our curve was at a 3.2?  Is it a 3.3?

I would hope he knows his clerkship options, but I figured it was more wishful thinking rather than being a flame.

hahah, and I forgot that we were LSD friends, I retract my negative statements.

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