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Incoming 1Ls / Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« on: December 16, 2007, 09:49:44 PM »
I have been waiting for Apple to release newer laptops for the last several months.  Are you just speculating (like the rest of us) that they will release a newer laptop version or have you read something? 
http://www.macrumors.com/2007/07/10/ultra-thin-and-ultra-light-mac-notebook-in-2007/
http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/13/metallic-macbooks-spotted-on-apple-campus/

My MBP is great, except for the fact that it DOESN'T f-ing RUN EXAMSOFT.

I'll probably upgrade to the newer slimmer model when they announce it in a couple weeks. Supposedly it's only 0.7 inches thick.

It will if you install bootcamp. Plus, by the end of next semester, native OS-X support is coming.

Oingo

Yeah, 200 dollars of vista later, and a 79 dollar leopard upgrade. :(

Plus exam soft crashed in my contracts exam. I lost 3 paragraphs.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« on: December 13, 2007, 06:47:31 PM »
My MBP is great, except for the fact that it DOESN'T f-ing RUN EXAMSOFT.

I'll probably upgrade to the newer slimmer model when they announce it in a couple weeks. Supposedly it's only 0.7 inches thick.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Which florida school?
« on: October 22, 2007, 11:04:05 PM »
The reality of the matter is that top 10% at any Florida school isn't going to guarantee you biglaw. I know plenty of people at UF who say that you may get OCI interviews if you are top 10% but even then the callbacks may be few and far between.

that's likely correct. however it is an absolute fact that the top 10% at florida has a better shot than the top 10% at stetson.

Absolute fact?  Let's look at the July 2007 Bar Results for first time test takers?

The results reflect the passing percentage for first-time takers:

Florida State:  89.0% (146 out of 164 passed)
Stetson:         87.6% (197 out of 225 passed)
Florida:         86.8% (178 out of 205 passed)
FIU:             85.9% (55 out of 64 passed)
Miami:  85.8% (224 out of 261 passed)
Coastal:         84.4% (141 out of 167 passed)
Nova             81.9% (176 out of 215 passed)
Barry            79.1% (68 out of 86 passed)
non-Fla.         75.4% (645 out of 855 passed)
St. Thomas      72.2% (96 out of 133 passed)
FAMU             60.0% (45 out of 75 passed)
Overall 80.4% (1971 out of 2450 passed)


We also received the overall results for the August 2007 MPRE:

FIU              95.5%
Florida 92.4%
Nova             89.0%
Stetson 87.7% (64 out of 73 passed)
Florida State   85.4%
non-Florida     84.8%
Coastal 82.9%
St. Thomas      82.2%
FAMU             79.2%
Barry            76.9%
Miami            74.5%
Overall 85.2%


Looks like FSU & Stetson graduates might be more prepared to actually get jobs then those from UF. 

Merely posting bar passage stats might be one of the worst ways to counter an argument that the top 10% at UF is better off than Stetson.

Absolutely correct. Show me 5 Stetson grads in biglaw. Not saying biglaw is everything, but it's a good bar to set.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Does the Army Pay for Law School?
« on: September 18, 2007, 08:30:54 PM »
if you want to be an idiot fine but keep it to yourself but some people actually come here to be informed and you dont know what the bleep your talking about. i'm a marine corps vet and current law student. anybody wants the real deal on the education benefits PM me, i was the education officer for my battalion. I know about all the programs BOOST, SMART, and the Naval Academy commissioning program (which i took advantage of) and all the rest. caveat, my knowledge is restricted to navy and marine corps. But once again to the first poster JAG is really not the way to go if your ultimate goal is to be a civilian lawyer.


Agreed. But that also comes with the caveat that there is 1 million ways for your command structure, the VA, and DoD to @#!* you out of your benefits if they so choose. All of them.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Does the Army Pay for Law School?
« on: September 17, 2007, 02:27:42 PM »
The military also has programs where they send you to law school and pay for everything in addition to giving you a monthly stipend. In return, you agree to pay them back by serving a set number of years on active duty.

I'm reasonably certain those prgrams stopped quite a while ago, especially considering the fact that the military is trying to seperate lawyers because they're flooded with them.

If you have some kind of source saying this still goes on, I'd be interested to see it.
uh you can go on any military site and look its common term is graduate ROTC

http://www.jagusaf.hq.af.mil/FAQs/doespay.htm

"Does the Air Force pay for law school?

Yes, but only for active duty officers. The Air Force selects a small group of active duty officers who have at least 2 years of service to attend law school paid for by the Air Force. The Air Force does not fund law school for undergraduates or those already in law school. However, if you are selected to participate in the Graduate Law Program (GLP) and you attend a minority institution you may be eligible for the Air Force ROTC HBCU or HSI Type Two scholarship which will pay up to $15,000 of your law school annual tuition."

That's not ROTC.  The Air Force, at least, doesn't pay for law school, unless you're already in service.

Again, if someone has some kind of source saying otherwise, I'd be interested to see it.  But please actually check your source before citing it.




first of all check your tone. second of all i didn't think that i needed to explain that if you want a military benefit you have to join the military duh. which is why i advise against it for law school. second my service the USMC will pay for you to go to law school. they will send you to law school pay you at your current rank and then you serve for a set number of years. if your not a veteran or currently serving dont post random articles k thanks.  ROTC is a program that puts you through UG or graduate school pays for everything in exchange for commission upon graduation. so check your facts because i am an ROTC graduate so i know what im talking about

Saying "I'm an ROTC graduate so I know what im talking about" is like saying "I"m retarded so I'm smart." Most ROTC graduates can't find their ass with a compass. You probably know this. There is a reason why ROTC cadidiots are looked down on, and cherry 2LT fresh out of ROTC should not even open their mouth until after their first deployment/spur ride/ranger school.

I'm not saying that's you. You may be the smartest ROTC person ever. You may have been prior service and then gone ROTC. But that's not the norm in ROTC. Most ROTC graduates are kids who did 4 years of college and NALC or LDP or whatever they call it now, and think that makes them an expert on the military. It's no different from JROTC kids who think they know about the army because they took classes on it in high school, or that kid that goes to basic and comes back as a split-op with his ranger cut high and tight and ultra high speed, telling everyone he knows all about the military and is super hooah.

expertise comes with experience. That comes with time. Once again, I'm not saying that's not you. I'm saying that for a good 80-90% of ROTC grads, that's not THEM.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Does the Army Pay for Law School?
« on: September 16, 2007, 09:18:02 PM »
From a strict economic perspective, joining to the military just to pay for school doesn't make sense. Unless you're going to be enrolling at a weak law school, where your career options will be limited and a large debt load unmanageable, you'd be better off taking out loans and working at a large firm for a few years to pay them off. It's just faster that way.



Assuming they can get into a big law firm. $60,000 of GI Bill money, plus base pay or drill pay and benefits helps a lot towards knocking out some of that principal on the loan.

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While extreme, there is a good amount of truth to OP post... Im 3 weeks in and I already hate law school.

Then drop the @#!* out and save yourself the time and money, either that or own up to the fact that youre a female dog.

Sounds like someone forgot to take their midol.

Oh you want to get in on some too asshat?  Play your cards right and you'll be taking my virtual foot upside your face.

Please, quit stroking your e-penis. I was an infantryman in Iraq. Threats from an internet tough guy don't really get my male private part hard.

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While extreme, there is a good amount of truth to OP post... Im 3 weeks in and I already hate law school.

Then drop the @#!* out and save yourself the time and money, either that or own up to the fact that youre a female dog.

Sounds like someone forgot to take their midol.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: JAG OPPORTUNITIES
« on: September 12, 2007, 08:36:31 AM »
There's a guy on facebook, Adam Hughes, who is a JAG recruiter offering ROTC scholarships for JAG at GULC.....you might want to talk to him.

Another thing: Don't ever listen to advice about what life is like in the military from someone who was never in the military. That guy who said you should join the marines is a f-ing moron. If you go USMC, you have a relatively decent chance of being pulled off of JAG and being put in command of an infantry platoon. It's happened to a friend of mine who was a finance officer.

Currently the army is not paying as high bonuses for JAG as the Navy is. I'm not really sure why Navy needs more JAGs but they do, and they have direct commission programs available for JAGs starting in any year of law school (obviously 1L and 2L are the easiest years to get in) that offer accelerated promotion rates to O-3.

I was in the army for 5 years, attached at one point to a marine corps division for 3 months. If you want to know what life is like in the military, PM me and I'll let you know.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FIU
« on: September 12, 2007, 08:31:39 AM »
Let us also just say that if you don't have a goddamn clue what you're talking about it's probably best not to respond to the topic.   ::)


q.e.d.

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