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General Board / Re: ABA Law Student Membership
« on: May 09, 2010, 01:31:53 AM »
Meh, you get a magazine and some other stuff.  You'll need to join later if you want to do moot court or their writing competitions. I wouldn't really join just yet, though.

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My take: The only people who are really hurting to find jobs right now are people who are looking for jobs in biglaw.  I'm at Mercer, and I ended up with 4 summer job offers. 

I'd be careful about equating summer job offers with full time job offers.  Still, good job on that.

Yeah, I realize that, but I also know that at least 2 of the offices hire a ton of their 2L interns, so it's not like there's no translation at all.

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My take: The only people who are really hurting to find jobs right now are people who are looking for jobs in biglaw.  I'm at Mercer, and I ended up with 4 summer job offers.  I have no qualms whatsoever about my job prospects.  Why?  Because I want to prosecute, and it's not one of those uber-competitive fields (DOJ aside).  The point is, you can get a job with a medium-to-small sized firm from just about anywhere.  You won't be making $160k+, but the benefit of a lesser salary is a more interesting job and more free time.  I think it's a worthwhile tradeoff.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Mercer Law 1L taking questions
« on: February 19, 2010, 12:13:00 AM »
Sorry, didn't see this reply.  For me personally, it's between 40 and 60k, but that's because I'm interested in prosecution.  I have no idea what it's like on a school-wide basis.  I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a big firm job. King and Spalding hires a lot of Mercer grads, but they're about it. If you want to work for a smaller office or in a government job, though, Mercer's great.

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Where should I go next fall? / Mercer Law 1L taking questions
« on: February 13, 2010, 08:09:16 PM »
Haldo.  If anybody has any questions for me, either about Mercer or about law school in general, let me know.  I'll do my best to answer them!

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General Board / Re: Grades
« on: February 04, 2010, 08:03:51 AM »
The best I did percentage-wise on a test was 87% on an issue spotter.  I got a 97 for the course.  The worst I did was a 63%, but that was the second-highest in Legal Research.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Finding hypos
« on: October 11, 2009, 08:01:37 AM »
Haldo, all,
    Needing a bit of help with a little problem I'm having.  3 of my 4 professors have no previous exams on file - 1 is entirely new as a law professor, 1 is only filling in for a professor who was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer in July and 1 merely guards past exams with a vengeance not unlike that of Smaug in The Hobbit.  Seriously, there was a huge scandal when, one year, a student finally found one of his past exams and used it...Anyway, obviously, I'm going to need to modify my studying a bit for these 3 classes - I was planning on building my own exams.  However, I've also found that if I write the hypos myself, I obviously know where I'm going with them, so they're not really that useful.  Does anyone have any suggestions for resources where I should be able to find hypos to work on? I specifically need Contracts, Property and Criminal Law.  Also, anybody have any tips on putting together these hypos to make semi-realistic practice exams? I'm interested in both books and online stuff....Thanks in advance for the help!

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General Board / Re: LRW-Is this a real threat?
« on: October 10, 2009, 10:11:52 PM »
At my school, Legal Writing is a 3-hour graded course...people take it very seriously around here.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Sports Law Programs
« on: April 18, 2009, 07:05:42 PM »
Oh, I never said anything about it being due to the economy.  The fact of the matter is, there just aren't that many jobs in the field, no matter when you're looking at it.  I wish we could all be astronauts, but we can't.

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General Board / Re: $99 Florida Bar Application review by a lawyer.
« on: April 18, 2009, 07:04:16 PM »
Personally, I don't know of any out of work attorneys who are good at what they do.  There are plenty of government and nonprofit jobs - they may not pay much, but they're enough to get by on and provide a great quality of life for those who are willing to go without a Lexus. 

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