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Pursuing an LLM / Re: Is an LLM feasible?
« on: October 26, 2008, 09:54:07 PM »
Here are a few examples of Harvard LL.M.s teaching at 2 different law schools.

Alright, here's one from about 10 years ago.  This prof. seems to be about similarly situated to the OP - T1 law school with law firm experience, then went on to LL.M. and is now teaching.  Click on his C.V. 1996, Harvard LL.M. 
http://www.drexel.edu/law/alex-geisinger.asp

Here's another.http://www.tjsl.edu/faculty_s_berenson

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Pursuing an LLM / Re: Is an LLM feasible?
« on: October 26, 2008, 10:00:54 AM »
None of the schools you listed have LLM programs for non-foreign trained lawyers.  Look at georgetown and nyu for a variety of post-JD LLM programs.  There is also Northwestern and University of Florida if you are interested in tax.  However, none of these but NYU, and to a certain extent Georgetown, will increase your marketability, especially since you already have a big law firm job.

Congratulations.  You're a feminine hygiene product. 

http://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/full_time_fac

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Hi Dear Friends,

Would you like to improve your oral Chinese?

Must... resist... making... juvenile... comment...

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Where do you want to work?  I am sure Buffalo places fine in New York, but if you want to work out in California, McG is your best bet.

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Job Search / Re: What is my best option at this point?
« on: October 03, 2008, 02:20:47 PM »
If you like doing transactional work, Chick-fil-A would be an excellent option for you to explore.  You will handle real business transactions on a daily basis and get to work with actual clients.  Plus, they let their employees eat free chicken nuggets and two cigarette breaks.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Another Tier 3/4 question
« on: September 27, 2008, 02:49:52 PM »
the problem is that a "decent income" working for a small firm is not going to be $70,000 a year in most cases. biglaw pays around $100-160K....the next step down is often to $35,000-50,000 a year. so if you're comfortable earning that salary out of law school, tier 3/4 without loans should be fine.

I don't think this is entirely accurate. The next step down from big law is not making 35-50,000 a year. This may be true for a small firm (10 or less attorneys) because they simply don't have the money for the high salaries. But midsize firms you can easily make between 50-80,000 and still have a life.

I agree with what people are saying for the most part. If you are in a legal market that is not flooded with higher ranked schools AND your school has a good local rep and you want to stay there, take the money and run. Make sure your school has a good rep though. I would not go anywhere that is consistently trashed by others.


I completely agree. I don't know where this rumor started that it was $160,000 or $40,000, but from what I've seen that's very inaccurate. Everyone I know that has gone into non-biglaw private firms has started in the 80's, or 90's.


Take everything you read on this board with a grain of salt.

It's definitely not $160K or $40K.  Some people make under $30K.

You are correct, but just about all of them didn't go to law school.

True.  Some of them went to Cooley.

Subtle anti-Cooley trolling.

Was it subtle?  I need to try harder.

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Current Law Students / Re: Received grade for 1st memo
« on: September 27, 2008, 02:27:18 PM »
I had a similar experience on my first memo 1L year.  I ended up meeting with the prof. enough that I got a better idea of what he was looking for.  My 2nd memo was a big improvement and I ended up with a B for the semester.  It was a big relief after I tanked the first memo.  See if you can get some time with the professor, make sure you take notes of what he/she is looking for.  No reason to panic.  You'll turn it around. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Another Tier 3/4 question
« on: September 17, 2008, 10:30:28 PM »
the problem is that a "decent income" working for a small firm is not going to be $70,000 a year in most cases. biglaw pays around $100-160K....the next step down is often to $35,000-50,000 a year. so if you're comfortable earning that salary out of law school, tier 3/4 without loans should be fine.

I don't think this is entirely accurate. The next step down from big law is not making 35-50,000 a year. This may be true for a small firm (10 or less attorneys) because they simply don't have the money for the high salaries. But midsize firms you can easily make between 50-80,000 and still have a life.

I agree with what people are saying for the most part. If you are in a legal market that is not flooded with higher ranked schools AND your school has a good local rep and you want to stay there, take the money and run. Make sure your school has a good rep though. I would not go anywhere that is consistently trashed by others.


I completely agree. I don't know where this rumor started that it was $160,000 or $40,000, but from what I've seen that's very inaccurate. Everyone I know that has gone into non-biglaw private firms has started in the 80's, or 90's.


Take everything you read on this board with a grain of salt.

It's definitely not $160K or $40K.  Some people make under $30K.

You are correct, but just about all of them didn't go to law school.

True.  Some of them went to Cooley.

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Current Law Students / Re: 4lawschool.com should be shut down!!
« on: September 17, 2008, 05:35:36 PM »
Firefox > Internet Explorer.  I used that site my 1L year, and had no problems.  Coincidentally, I've always used Firefox.

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Job Search / Re: What Are 1L Jobs That PAY? (Besides Firms.)
« on: September 17, 2008, 05:32:36 PM »
I worked for a state judge this last summer (my 1L summer).  I received federal work-study and the judge paid me.  Total compensation was about $6,000 for 9 weeks worth of work @ 40 hours per week. 

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