pikey, can you talk about how you came by that job? I assume you didn't just mass-mail the Fortune 500, right?
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A question that I asked earlier, but I don't think I saw an answer to: What does the ABA get out of accrediting more and more schools?A few things. More member schools and more future attorney members, for one. For another, they keep from getting sued by schools that get denied; both the AMA and ABA have faced antitrust lawsuits that have forced them to modify their practices. It would be seriously illegal for the ABA to say, hey, more law schools devalue current lawyers' salaries, therefore no more new schools! And something tells me an organization of lawyers knows that.
For all the people that think tier 4 schools are poo well let me tell you one thing. you are wrong in many ways. Well i agree on one thing you will get a better job right out of law school and yeah you will get in your big law working 80 hrs a week job, and honestly thats what i want to do and that is why i want to transfer to tier 1 school from cooley a tier 4.
However, take for example cooley i will assure one thing a person in the top of his class at cooley will eat any tier 1 graduate alive. cooley creates beasts, they take people that partied, know the street and the rough side of life and turn those party animals into legal beasts; and after all "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." (Robert Frost), they do not know about tiers or any thing as such and all your clients cares about is the money you are going to put in his pockets or simply getting him off clean.
No school makes you work as hard as cooley does and here we don't make law professors, legal analyst or cardozo's we make lawyers that win cases. That is why cooley always ranks on the top in mock trials and competitions. suprised huh!
I dare any of you tier 1,2 student take a cooley test; then you will justify why the attrition rates are high. let me know i'll email you one.
I'm on the top of my class in cooley after the first term and yes i'm transfering out but i know it your school is gonna be a walk in the park for me.
They don't count any classes after your first undergraduate degree is awarded. See here, page 22 (page 24 of the PDF)Correct. Doesn't matter if your school puts it on your UG transcript, the official LSDAS report lists grades by semester, thus any grades listed after your degree was awarded will not be included in the GPA. The only way around this, I would guess, would be if your school gave the credit retroactively for a previous semester, which would only happen in the case of something like replacing an incomplete or finishing an in-progress independent study. Since you didn't mention any unfinished classes, you're stuck with the GPA you've got.
I DO KNOW that any extra grades you can provide as evidence that your low-GPA days are behind you is beneficial to your applications.This is also true. The amount of the benefit, however, is hard to quantify and (I'd guess) would not be worth the amount of work needed for several philosophy classes, unless you'd just be getting the minor because you wanted it and considered any law school admissions benefit to be a bonus.
I worked hard in undergrad to get good grades and studied hard for the LSAT to get my score where it needed to be. EVERYONE wishing to practice law should have to do both as well.
I'll be attending a T10. I want to mass-mail firms in the Midwest in the hopes of landing a summer 1L firm job. how do I start? Which websites are good for picking? What should I be looking for?
Where can I find good resources for re-tooling my resume, and where are some sample cover letters?
I want to do litigation, by the way.
just don't be so sensitive. I am as patriotic as the next guy, thus my concern.
How long do you think it will be, with the continued lack of power and importance the American economy has on the global stage, before local people start being enticed away in droves? Will this happen at all? I think it is very possible without drastic innovation.Umm, where would we go? It's like those people that always threaten to move somewhere else if X politician gets elected... they never follow through because there isn't anywhere else to go. Other countries have problems, too, and while some of their current policies might be more attractive to certain subsets of people, it's pretty hard to justify going elsewhere when, frankly, your quality of life will not noticeably improve. Western Europe, for instance, is generally more expensive than the US, and if the lure is the social welfare system, remember that most people that would consider (or afford) an overseas move aren't exactly in need of a safety net. Gas is certainly no cheaper there, and while the people may be more "socially liberal" than in most of the US, there's not any higher degree of liberty. So why move?