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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Is Georgetown overrated?
« on: May 08, 2008, 02:56:40 PM »
Short answer: No.

Just because it is the "worst" of the "best" doesn't mean it somehow isn't one of the best law schools in the country. Great School. Great Degree. Great Prospects.

Fox News viewership. In the 2004 election viewers were more likely than moderates, gun-owners, white males, rich people, self-identified republicans *and* conservatives to vote for W.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: May 08, 2008, 12:00:56 PM »

Congrats fellow Gator! I'm probably going to drive up and check out Foxfield and see what the buzz is about, and if it can compete with Fall Saturdays in Gainesville. I kinda doubt it. :)

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Best and Worst Advice
« on: May 03, 2008, 08:30:24 AM »
Another Best, that's already been mentioned several times: Ask for more money!!! The worst they can say is "sorry, no." All other scenarios: free money!

Personally, unless it's for a house, I don't see how 190K is manageable on a starting government salary. If they are all federal loans I can see it working through IBR and the new loan forgiveness program for public sector attorneys, but if a substantial amount of it is private loans you *are* going to be hurting (either quite a bit for the first 10 years, or more likely, under a 30-year payment plan). That being said, either school has good placement into federal jobs, so if you're *SURE* that is what you want you'll probably be better off at W&M and 110K less debt.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How old will you be...
« on: May 01, 2008, 04:26:15 AM »
Weird like "I can't stop fantasizing about Margaret Thatcher in a three way with Sammy Sosa and Pamela Anderson" or weird like "My male private part fell off" ?

lol, loving this thread.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Weird things you've been asked in interviews
« on: April 30, 2008, 10:17:38 AM »
I work in BIGLAW as an analyst. When I interviewed, this is the first part of the conversation:

Office Manager: "[insert my ethnic first name here]?"
Me: "Yes"
Office Manager: [blank stare]
Me: "I am [ethnic first name]."
Office Manager: "I thought you were African?"
Me: "I am from South Africa"
Office Manager: "But you are not black."

It gets better.

I went to interview with a partner, who asked me if I was Jewish. (Which I am) then he asked me what perfume I was wearing.

A week later, another partner (after also asking if I was Jewish) asked me if I was on birth control.


General Off-Topic Board / Re: So Robin Williams. He sucks, huh?
« on: April 30, 2008, 10:12:41 AM »
I'm guessing this thread is in reference to the SVU episode last night, which I didn't think was too bad (the Mrs. Doubtfire voice he used for his alibi was pretty great). Here he is though, distilled down to his essence:

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 155 to 170 in 5 and 1/2 months? Possible?
« on: April 28, 2008, 09:39:39 PM »
I went from 155 diag to a 169, so it's doable. And it doesn't take 5 months, if you can figure out what works for you. I finally found the system that worked for me (a Princeton Review 6 week class), really studied and practiced. The important thing though is to find the methods or approaches that work for you, and build on them through lots and lots of repitition.

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