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Studying for the LSAT / Re: GMAT after LSAT, anyone here done that?
« on: December 06, 2007, 03:45:19 PM »
This is anecdotal but I know a young lady that took the gmat cold and scored a 680, she later took the lsat cold a received a 141.

My personal experience is that LSAT is the test of all test. Med students will even tell you that while med-school is harder the mcat is actually easier than the lsat.

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What kind of corporate opportunities exist with Upenn in the realm of consulting, banking…etc? I have heard law students option out of firm life and going to work for UBS, McKinsey, Ernst & Young… etc

McKinsey just left recruiting flyers in our mailboxes, inviting us to apply for a recruitment trip to Puerto Rico in February (all expenses paid, of course), so they're definitely looking at Penn Law.  I'd guess that if you're interested in going that route, getting the Wharton certificate (or even a joint MBA) would probably be a good move.

Actually that is one of the reasons I want to go to Penn. I need a good certificate program to corrobuorate my TTT MBA

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What kind of corporate opportunities exist with Upenn in the realm of consulting, banking…etc? I have heard law students option out of firm life and going to work for UBS, McKinsey, Ernst & Young… etc

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: December 04, 2007, 09:55:43 PM »
you know what yall are a bunch of jive turkeys :P

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: December 04, 2007, 06:09:12 PM »
Off topic bruh. But what is your impression of sistuhs up in New York. I have been told that women pretty much call the shots up there when it comes to a mate, as oppose to other cities like dc, atl chicago where the brothers call em'

lol.  Don't we sistahs always "call the shots"?  ;)  What does that mean anyway?  Be the dominate one in the relationship or not 'fraid to holla?

No you don't always call the shots. Please note I am speaking strictly in generality. Do not bombard me with specifics and exceptions to rules.
But basically, in high school and middle school women did the choosing, but in college the paradigm shifted. Additionaly depending on what kind of women you want, in this case Kiesha Korporate, wants a certain type of a man. Having said this, post college the effects of the paradigm shift become manifest. But I was always given the impression that safe haven exist in the form of NEw York city, but I could be wrong

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: December 04, 2007, 02:26:17 PM »
Last night I attended a fundraiser with the NYC elite at Chelsea Piers on the west side of Manhattan.  The purpose of the event was to raise money for a community service organization.  They made it into an auction, so people were bidding on certain prizes and packages, etc.
 
The seats at the table cost $1000 each, so you had to have a G just to be there.  Needless to say, our firm bought a table at the event b/c as good as the cause was, that wasn't going to be coming out of my pocket yet ya'll. I'm still getting on my own two feet over here.
 
Anyway, the event was definitely well attended.  They had, of course, free drinks, nice ritzy dinner of stuff that only rich people eat that can't be pronounced by the average joe (it wasn't nothing but chicken ya'll) and some chocolate layer dessert thingy. 
 
I hung back by the bar until the cocktail hour was done and dinner began. The people at my firm weren't really saying much to me because they all knew each other and I was the only first year associate there from my class.  So I kicked back another jack & coke and decided to go back in there and start up conversation with the folks at my table.  There was only 1 partner from my firm at the table and as soon as I came over and said wsup to folks he came over like "[Burning Sands] right?  Great to see you come out and represent the firm tonight" and introduces me to one of our clients from a software company who was also at the table with us.  I start choppin it up with the client and before I know it, I'm cracking jokes and involving the whole table of associates in our conversation.  After a while I was like Eddie Murphy in Trading Places being asked whether it would be a good idea to go long on a stock. 
 
Didn't really get to meet too many folks outside of our firm, and everytime I did, I had no business card to give them because we just passed the bar and biglaw doesn't give you business cards until you are sworn in and admitted to the bar.  And sad to say, some of the sisters I managed to talk with for like 30 seconds were too busy watching the guys who were bidding in the auction.
 
Speaking of the auction, let me tell you about these New Yorkers man.  THESE cats out here don't play.  I thought we made bread as lawyers...no sir!  We're not even scraping the bottom of the barrel.  We were like the lower working class in the room.  People were bidding $5 thousand, $10 thousand, $15 thousand at a time.  One cat bid $100,000 bucks yo.  I don't know what many of these people did, but they obviously did not work a 9 to 5 for a living.  After asking around, apparently the owner of the Giants was in the house, Lou Dobbs from CNN was in the house, the owner of the NJ Nets was in the house, the owner of the World Trade Center buildings was in the house, etc.  These cats come from OLD money.  They piss on our salaries.
 
I was just happy to have a seat at a table.
 
And to top the night off, I get outside to wait for the car service to take me home, which for us is usually the black Lincoln towncars, but not this night.  No sir. On this night what pulls up to take me home?  None other than a black Mercedes S 430.  I was like Sayyyy Whaaaaat?  I quickly wiped the look off my face and played it off like this was normal.  So for a minute there, I was able to win a minor victory over (some of) the elite NY'ers who were all mostly hopping into Taxi cabs to take them home.  They had old and busted - I had new hottness.  I saw a couple of envious faces and noticed a few ladies who I had tried to introduce myself to earlier in the night who played me to the left but who were now shamelessly watching as I hopped into the Mercedes looking over at me like "wait, who was that guy again and what did he say he did?"  Too late chicas.  I tried to say hello earlier and you played a brother to the left and now I'm out. Peace.
 
 
 
On a follow up note, I just got an e-mail from another partner who wants me to attend yet another bourgeois event this Thursday hosted by a Sports Wear Company who is a client of ours.  They use us for some things but the partner wants them to use us for their other legal needs as well, so since I volunteered to go to last night's thing they're sending me out again I guess.  There will be some pro sports players in the house so it should be interesting.

That's my update for now.

Off topic bruh. But what is your impression of sistuhs up in New York. I have been told that women pretty much call the shots up there when it comes to a mate, as oppose to other cities like dc, atl chicago where the brothers call em'

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Damn shame
« on: December 01, 2007, 05:05:30 PM »
I sat to take LSAT for a second time today in hopes of getting a 2 or 3 point increase. I was oblivious to this the first time I took it, but I noticed that out of the 200 or so people that were spread out amongst 4 different rooms there was exactly 4 Black men including myself  :'(

Of course there were a gang of Sisters. This might have already been said, but we def. need some very aggresive initiatives to recruit Black men to law. The sad thing is I live in DC (chocolate city) I guess that doesn't have anything to do with the price of tea in China

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Full ride Emory or Gtown
« on: November 29, 2007, 01:28:29 AM »
Wow i didn't expect such a definitive response. Any reason?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Full ride Emory or Gtown
« on: November 29, 2007, 12:19:16 AM »
I would have some debt at Gtown, but certainly nothing exceeding $50,000


I have an MBA so I am wondering if that puts me at an advantage to other candidate in the OCI rat race. Thus making me a shoe in for Biglaw. I would mainly want to go to Emory as a change of scenery and avoid the guilt associated with my folks shelling out dough for my education

PS I asked this in another section so don't be offended. I am posing this question here because I merely want a Black perspective.

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Where should I go next fall? / Full ride Emory or Gtown
« on: November 29, 2007, 12:16:28 AM »
I would have some debt at Gtown, but certainly nothing exceeding $50,000


I have an MBA so I am wondering if that puts me at an advantage to other candidates in the OCI rat race. Thus making me a shoe in for Biglaw. I would mainly want to go to Emory as a change of scenery and avoid the guilt associated with my folks shelling out dough for my education


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