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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Received grade for 1st memo
« 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. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Another Tier 3/4 question
« 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.

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General Board / Re: 4lawschool.com should be shut down!!
« 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.

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1L job search / Re: What Are 1L Jobs That PAY? (Besides Firms.)
« 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. 

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General Board / Re: Law school curve
« 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. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did Cheney screw himself?
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:53:21 AM »
You should find comfort in the fact that Julie will die alone...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did Cheney screw himself?
« 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.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Would you do a single mom?
« 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... 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: It's the title of the forum
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:21:13 AM »
Best of luck, and enjoy your next 3 years at YHS. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Would you do a single mom?
« 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...

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