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« on: October 27, 2008, 04:36:07 PM »
You sure seem to come across as a smug little sh*t quite often on LSD. You're probably a little prick in person too. Wonder why your social life sucks?
« on: October 27, 2008, 01:11:52 PM »
You're a tax attorney? I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed Fed Tax. Going into it, I was dreading the class, but we had a really good prof. who did a great job teaching both the Code and the policies.
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:07:40 PM »
"The Florida market gives almost no advantage to T14 schools. Biglaw, yeah, there is a little leg up there. But from what I've seen, interviewers are more likely to be impressed by kids who know Gator football than those who go to T14s."
A little leg for Biglaw? Gimme a break lol.
Also, $80k is chump change and not worth the cost of law school. You can make that in Government without a law degree....
I've already pointed out that 80K in FL is a lot more than in other states. But let me also note that tuition at UF law, last time I checked, runs under 10K a year for in-state. (And its easy for out-of-state kids to get in-state after a year.) So the "not worth the cost" argument doesn't really hold for many students attending UF/FSU.
Not to mention that you may actually have your weekends off, and be surfing on a Sunday (rather than reading contracts for typos)... Gasp! What fun would that be?
I'd take $80-100k in Florida over $140-160k in New York. It all depends on what you want from you J.D.
« on: October 26, 2008, 11:54:07 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
« on: October 26, 2008, 12:00:54 PM »
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
« on: October 08, 2008, 07:49:27 AM »
Hi Dear Friends,
Would you like to improve your oral Chinese?
Must... resist... making... juvenile... comment...
« on: October 08, 2008, 07:47:52 AM »
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.
« on: October 03, 2008, 04:20:47 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.
« on: September 27, 2008, 04:49:52 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.