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« on: June 07, 2007, 10:56:24 AM »
I think I'm going to be at Seton Hall, unless I get off a waiting list closer to home. For those of you who live close or have visited, what's Newark like? Do you know how much rent is going to be, and what areas are the best to live in? I've never been to the area, and I'm living in Europe, so I won't be able to visit, so I need some help
Is anyone else freaking out about how much it costs to go here? How are you going to manage with the $56,000 a year debt!?
« on: June 06, 2007, 11:21:02 AM »
What's the work like? Is it incredibly boring? It's in Alexandria VA right? How do you like it there?
« on: June 06, 2007, 10:14:42 AM »
Why does it matter how or when you got in? All that matters is THAT you got in. No one but you will know you were on the waitlist. But I will completely agree that being tortured on waiting lists with that lingering hope pretty much sucks the life out of you.
No offense, but I think you are just a little bitter about all your waitlists (as am I, so I get it) but hey, I hope you were on one that I'm waiting for, because now there is one less person to compete with!
On the other hand, I think this might be a clever way to get people to withdraw from waiting lists that you are on. If so, then I will say, no proud person would stay on a U of MN or Madison waiting list, so please withdraw now!! haha
« on: June 06, 2007, 04:57:27 AM »
It looks like I could start out at about $47,600, not $62k. That's still not too bad though. I'm a little worried about them wanting people for at least 2 years though. I'm not willing to put off law school for another 2 years. Even 1 is a stretch for me now!
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:21:55 PM »
I have thought about that a little since I have considered patent law because of my technical degree. I had no idea I could make that much money at it. That would be a great way to save some money for school! I am definitely going to check into it. Thanks!!
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:31:54 PM »
I hate to burst your bubble, but it sounds like there are a lot of people on Wisconsin's waitlist.
Don't worry, I know it's a long shot, unfortunately. That's why I'm looking into other options.
Thanks for all the help. I'm definitely going to start checking into some of these sites. I think it was a good point about the idea of senior lawyers thinking of former paralegals as just paralegals. I'd hate to get stuck in that position.
I'm kind of curious what kind of an experience it is to work as a non-lawyer in a firm, like what it makes you think of the legal profession. I just wonder because I always thought I'd like doing research until I worked as a tech in a lab. But just like being a tech isn't like being a PhD student, being a non-lawyer in a firm might not give the best idea of what life as a lawyer is really like. Anyone been a paralegal or something similar in a firm? How did it make you view the legal profession?
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:41:25 PM »
I suggest not trying to obtain a legal job if you're trying to use it as a bump in ls admissions. Id go with oen that pays the most or is most interesting to you AND give you ample time to study for lsats. Paralegal/legal assistant/project assistant jobs are not that exciting or challenging. It is very monotonous.
I wasn't thinking of it too much for the bump in admissions. I think raising my LSAT a few points is what I need more than anything. I already have worked for 2 years, so I don't know if they are going to care too much if I work for another one. I thought it might be a good way to make some connections in the legal world, and I would like to see what it's like to work in the legal field since it's so different from science where I've been working. Is it kind of stupid to think that a paralegal is going to make any good connections that could help in getting a lawyer job after graduating?
On a sort of related note, does anyone know anything about state residency? I know you can't always gain residency after a year in another state, but do you lose your current residency by working somewhere else for a year? Can you end up having no residency state?
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:26:48 PM »
Thanks, I had been trying to figure out how to get past years on there! I was really hoping it would say tons and tons of people get off the list! Looks like we have a tough fight on our hands. Good luck!
« on: June 05, 2007, 11:55:30 AM »
I am having a hard time swallowing the idea of the debt I'd get at Seton Hall at the moment, so I am considering waiting until next year, retaking the LSAT and applying again if I don't get off the U of MN or UW Madison waiting lists. I would want to work in the legal field for a year, but I'm not sure what type of job to get. I have undergrad debt, so I need something that pays fairly well (like $35,000+) just to pay the bills. What legal jobs am I qualified for (undergrad in Genetics, 2 years post college work experience)? What job titles should I be searching for?
« on: June 05, 2007, 09:12:47 AM »
6 of 9 and going crazy!!!