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« on: September 27, 2008, 04:27:18 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.
« on: September 18, 2008, 12:30:28 AM »
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.
« on: September 17, 2008, 07:35:36 PM »
Firefox > Internet Explorer. I used that site my 1L year, and had no problems. Coincidentally, I've always used Firefox.
« on: September 17, 2008, 07:32:36 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.
« on: September 12, 2008, 12:53:41 PM »
Yep. Game over. Drop out now.
Obviously its first semester, and you can still pull your grades up...
A good friend of mine started with a 3.1 his first semester. He ended first year with a 3.45 (#16 in our class). Learn from your mistakes. You can absolutely improve on your grades. A lot of people are burnt out second semester and end up dropping off.
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:53:21 AM »
You should find comfort in the fact that Julie will die alone...
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:46:15 AM »
I have more important things to concern myself with, like how much the average jizz-mopper makes per hour.
Julie said its around 8 bucks an hour, but her job was recently given away to an illegal for 4.50.
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:23:58 AM »
Damn Google translator. I had to look up ass, and it spit back donkey. I didn't catch that, LOL, very nice.
That link is great. You can get all their shows through the internet. Of course, that doesn't do you much good in the car...
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:21:13 AM »
Best of luck, and enjoy your next 3 years at YHS.
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:15:11 AM »
I'd do a single mom, but then I'm not picky. I'd just put hot sauce in the condom after I was done with it, in case she got any turkey baster ideas.
Or you could just flush the condom. /shrug
They clog the toilet...