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Congrats, 1L's on finishing your first semester.  It's good to get that one in the books.

Congrats to my 2L buddies for being halfway done with law school!



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Yes, congrats indeed. And for we 3Ls, how the hell do we still show up?  I have not been this unmotivated since the womb.  I just want to sit in a dark, warm room and wait until someone tells me it is time to leave.

Also, any 1Ls that have Townsend-Gard for Property should send me a message. I may be able to make your semester a lot less painful.

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what's wrong with Suffolk or Northeastern?  they're both in the top 100 in the nation... and in your city!  since you plan on staying in that market, these schools will suit you well.  it's only if you planned on moving to a different state where those schools were not well known that you would have problems getting a job. 
Living apart from your family for so long just is incomprehensible to me when Suffolk and Northeastern are VERY good options.  who knows - you may get $$ from them!
best of luck.

Prestige without family < modesty with family.   

Speak for yourself, poor man.

Ok... I did one month away from family (while looking for a place) and that sucked. I would never do a year, much less 3.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Law school and pregnant?
« on: August 03, 2009, 01:56:29 AM »
I know people who have had children during law school and have managed okay.  But at the very least, I would recommend against having the child during 1L year.

Here is where being the mother matters. A dad could manage starting law school with a new born (though it would be challenging). Being a mother would be tough becuase,unless you have someone else in the house lactating, it is kind of a one woman show. Good luck.

I respectfully disagree with Ninja, though we are both speaking from our own experience. The people with kids in my class are all in the top 1/3. It is actually easier to focus on school for me because of my family.

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what's wrong with Suffolk or Northeastern?  they're both in the top 100 in the nation... and in your city!  since you plan on staying in that market, these schools will suit you well.  it's only if you planned on moving to a different state where those schools were not well known that you would have problems getting a job. 
Living apart from your family for so long just is incomprehensible to me when Suffolk and Northeastern are VERY good options.  who knows - you may get $$ from them!
best of luck.

Prestige without family < modesty with family.   

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Parenting and Law School - Advice Please!
« on: August 03, 2009, 01:43:56 AM »
Can I be a great mom to a 3 year old and be a successful Law student? Anyone have this experience? I am married and will have my husband to help as well.

I started 1L and my daughter was 2. She was in daycare all day, so that wasn't a problem. It is absolutely doable, and I don't think you will have to work 2 as hard. It just means you party 1/2 as much. It's a wash. Having a family keeps you grounded at times when others are about to lose their minds.

Results do vary.

If you aren't deterred by the debt or the economy, don't be deterred by having family responsibilities to balance. If you have a good partnership with your spouse, it will go smoothly.

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Just how hard is it for Tulane Law students to find a job right now?

We are in the same boat as everyone else - so it's pretty tough to find a job right now.  The NOLA market is a bit of a godsend as it isn't struggling as much as other markets, but unfortunately, it's a small market.

That said, there are jobs out there and no student should use the economy to excuse them from trying their damnedest when searching for a job.


I agree with BotBot here. I am already spending 4-5 hours a day on this and feeling a bit hopeless. People need to get on it!

I agree with both. Woe is me resignation isn't doing anything. Adjust your sights and get on it. I networked like crazy and it payed off.  Sometimes it is non-law or back door leads that will give you the most mileage. If anyone is willing to show you some goodwill, go with it.

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Ninja1, why do you recommend Emory and UNC over UC?
Colorado looks like a really solid program from what I've seen, so I'm just wondering what makes you choose the other two.

Big thanks to you guys for helping.


Southern bias and I've been unimpressed by the CU system for some time now.

Its got its issues, if cost was the same I'd pick DU over CU for envrionemtal law any day, but DU is EXEPNSIVE

Tulane is a good balance of overall school and enviro specialty. The clinic is pretty bad ass too.  Your numbers would get you a decent scholly.

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Quick question, anyone ever look at Papillon apartments? It is part of Tulane graduate housing? Any reviews? I can't find anything online that shows pictures of the actual inside.


Don't do it. They are no cheaper than the rental market and someone told me it is very sketchy at night.

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Just how hard is it for Tulane Law students to find a job right now?

I would say it is harder to find a paying job while in school than in the past. A lot of people took government internships and are getting tremendous experience.

Grades will always matter, but I would say, as botbot alluded to in reference to smaller firms, it is more about your personal networking. I networked and got lucky.  More than ever, I think you have to seek out a situation. Do not wait for on campus interviews to save the day. If off-campus programs are any indication, there are not going to be many firms travelling to see us this year. That said, think hard about targeting your efforts. Everyone will be resume dumping the obvious suspects (big firms, clerkships).  See if you can find a log to turn over that few law students have thought of. (i.e. consider approaching small firms and solo practitioners for advice/ summer work). My summer job came about from a simple email to a practitioner to discuss his field of the law.


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Accepted with advanced standing (transfer student) to Tulane and Alabama. I originally placed Bama as my #1 choice b/c I'm automatically on a journal with my grades from my previous school and the low cost of tuition. However, Tulane has a broader reputation but it comes with a huge price tag (60k tuition/expenses). Any thoughts on which route to go?

In this economy, I would go as cheaply as possible. If you don't have any scholarship at Tulane, I would go to Bama. Not that we don't want you, but, it is going to be hard to get a job anyway, might as well save 100k.

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