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Eh...Suffolk just dropped to 4th tier, and I cant find any positive stories of people coming out.

Roger Williams actually has a ripoffreport.com listing.  Right now law school is just such an iffy investment at this point.  You should really really consider in-state options if at all possible (including deferring a year).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Just a thought on law school...
« on: January 27, 2009, 02:24:14 PM »
Everyone is taking a 3 year vacation because they cant find a job.  I think I'll work all the same.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Zombie Apocalypse
« on: January 27, 2009, 02:16:50 PM »
Indeed, nowadays you can afford a couple of fills, lay the gas can out, and then shoot a car, which of course will result in hordez of zombiez running through the flames.

Hope that a hunter doesnt snag you though.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Zombie Apocalypse
« on: January 27, 2009, 02:05:42 PM »
Every few months I come back and check on this thread.

With Left 4 Dead out, I'm surprised noone has noted the use of red plastic gasoline tanks as a deterrent to the undead.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 146/ 3.96 .Where can I apply ?
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:33:43 PM »
If thats what your at, why not just go to CUNY, save massive money, and have the same career prospects as the insanely expensive private schools in the greater new york metro area already listed?

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Law School Applications / Re: For those considering law school next year
« on: October 26, 2008, 08:25:45 PM »
Why does this concern people considering law school next year? If you're entering fall 2009 then you wont be interviewing for 2L jobs until fall 2010 when the economy should be on the upswing. If the economy is still going down in 2 years whether or not you can land a nice paying gig will be the least of your problems.

They can get out right now with 0 debt and nothing but a faint tugging of "what could have been" 10 years down the line.  If your a 3l right now your probably screwed anyways...

I mean for heavens sakes, GW is suggesting people find a back up.  The comments are quite eye opening as well.

And if your top 20... i dunno, it just seems like a bad time to leave your job for a 3 year vacation.  ffs dont listen to me, do your own research on the market.  Im just some guy on the internet clearly embittered by my attempt at getting into law school.


Above the law on OCI cancellations....  NYU OCI cancellations are quite shocking.
http://abovethelaw.com/2008/08/more_on_on-campus_interview_ca.php


edit:  look at the front page of atl

for the benefit of the lazy:


So far we have received letters from the following law schools urging students to accept their offers prior to the NALP deadline: Northwestern, NYU, Columbia, UPenn, UT, Michigan, and even Hofstra. The message from career services departments all across the nation is that firms are oversubscribed, and that some firms are rescinding offers. Sit on multiple offers at your own risk.

Late Friday evening, Harvard Law School -- which just completed their extremely late fly-out week process -- decided to enter the fray. From an email sent out to all interviewing students:

    Important Information about Responding to Offers

    You may have heard reports that some firms have rescinded offers to students because their summer programs were full. While some firms have rescinded offers, the vast majority of firms have not engaged in that practice and have no intention to do so. Use good judgment and take the time you need to make an informed decision. Keep in mind that some firms' summer programs are filling up more quickly than others. If you have any concerns about whether an offer will be held open or any other issues, we suggest that you call the hiring partner or recruiting director so that you are making decisions based on fact.

    If you are able to make your decision before the expiration of the 45-day period, we encourage you to do so. Law firms will appreciate your prompt response and so will your classmates who may be in a position to receive an offer from an employer that you have turned down.

Comparing HLS to everybody else after the jump.

Most of the information we've received suggests that HLS students should be the most concerned about oversubscribed summer programs due to their late starting interviewing process. But this letter doesn't put students' feet to the fire like other OCS departments have suggested.

The tenor of other OCS letters (and our coverage) has been "Accept. Now. You Idiots!" But HLS is suggesting a very restrained approach. They are telling people to take all the time they need and to make their decision before the 45-day NALP guideline if possible.

What are they thinking? In comparison to how other schools are handling fall recruiting, HLS OCS seems to falling back on the legendary HLS hubris that makes students and alumni reviled around the world.

"You believe that you are special. That somehow the rules do not apply to you."

We'll see if HLS is right. We'll see if firms will hold spots open long enough for HLS students to take their sweet time.

How many Harvard students does it take to screw in a light-bulb? Just one. He holds the bulb up and the world revolves around him.

We'll see.

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Law School Applications / For those considering law school next year
« on: October 26, 2008, 03:30:22 PM »
Its starting to look very bad indeed... the ABA is suggesting that most 3Ls have non legal back up plans.

http://www.abajournal.com/weekly/new_law_grads_urged_to_have_backup_plans/#comments


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Law School Applications / Re: Apply with current LSAT/ G.P.A.??
« on: October 26, 2008, 12:27:02 PM »
ask that here...

www.jdunderground.com

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Zombie Apocalypse
« on: September 12, 2008, 12:21:07 AM »
Bump because there seems to be some new zombie games coming out, and also to remind you of the apocalypse.

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See my LSN.  I suspect its at very best a completely irrelevant soft factor.

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