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Minority Topics / Re: Why is it considered acceptable...
« on: March 03, 2009, 10:20:23 AM »
Matthies, I have two jobs while in undergrad.  I have received and am gratefuul for aid through merit scholarships alone.  I don't expect or want anyone to give me a "leg up" because they take pity on me, but the flipside of that is that I don't feel particularly impressed by anyone who does want that sort of pity.  If you think you can get rich living at 30k per year, then by all means, drop law school and go for it.  That being said, 30k is barely enough to live on in most places, and people still need to eat.

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Minority Topics / Re: Why is it considered acceptable...
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:36:44 AM »
Matthies, I'm not even going to grace that with an honest response.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best law school tote?
« on: March 03, 2009, 12:01:05 AM »
Clearly, you should take a full-on suitcase to  class, along with 2 days worth of clothing, food and rations, so that you can spend extra time in the library (Think it's not open 24 hours?  Think again.)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: West Virginia University
« on: March 02, 2009, 11:48:06 PM »
I'm probably not going to WVU, but I can say that if you're looking at the WV market, it's really the way to go.  It seems that the whole state ended up going there for law school..

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Minority Topics / Re: Why is it considered acceptable...
« on: March 02, 2009, 11:46:59 PM »
Or what about the conditions of Irish-Americans in the 1920s-30s?  We're not so far removed from those days.   The problem is basically one that we have been discussing a lot in my history classes.  Everyone's been screwed over at some point in their history - it's just a question of how severely and how recently. 

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Minority Topics / Re: Why is it considered acceptable...
« on: March 02, 2009, 05:30:09 PM »
Well, my great-great-grandparents were locked into a cycle of poverty in the mines of appalachia due to the predatory practices of the mine companies of the 1920s.  Check out the Matewan Massacre and the events surrounding it - there are plenty of people who are white and not wealthy due to no fault of their own.  My family has worked hard to get where we are today, with me becoming the first member of my family to graduate college this May, and I think that what you have said is a rather far-reaching statement...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seriously....what gives!?!!!
« on: March 02, 2009, 12:23:54 PM »
Matthies has the credited response here.  You can only hire newbies with no real legal experience at 160k for so long before your market starts to crash.  Your clients begin to wonder why they pay exorbitantly for newbies to handle their cases as opposed to having experienced attorneys work on their cases for a fraction of the costs.  

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Well that's interesting...I always thought it was an ABA requirement.  Still, your chances of getting decent scholarships without the JD is fairly low - I would go get the UG degree if you're serious about your legal ambitions.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seriously....what gives!?!!!
« on: March 02, 2009, 06:55:33 AM »
I've worked for two top trial lawyers in my hometown, and both attended Cooley.  If you're looking for a huge firm job, yeah, you need T14 or top 10% of your class.  That being said, most of us aren't looking for a firm job, we want something smaller with better hours.  If that's the case, Drake should be fine.

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There's actually no dilemma.  You HAVE to have the BA in order to attend law school.  The ABA requires it, and even with your LSAT, no school will waive that requirement.   Starting completely over wouldn't help either - you'd dilute your grades, but since they're so old anyway, it probably wouldn't matter.  Just shoot off an addendum showing that you've changed your life since your first undergrad experience, show really strong grades now that you're back in and you're there.

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