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General Board / Re: 1L Drama
« on: October 17, 2008, 01:14:15 PM »
Eh, it's an ok question.  I quickly learned that a lot of people on this board giving studying tips also had crap grades when I saw them posting on the job hunt side.

I dunno karma prevents me from talking out of my ass as much as it does judging where others fallout in the rankings before I even took my first semester of law exams. But hey that just me.  Besides when has never having had  a legal job stoped anyone on this board from telling others how they should get one and what they will be doing there? 

your bitterness towards the people on this board is astounding considering how much time you spend here.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Received grade for 1st memo
« on: September 27, 2008, 05:46:39 PM »
LOL at graded legal writing and your inability to apply the IRAC method.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: International Law
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:05:05 PM »
Does anybody know which schools have good international law?  I've gotten these from different rankings:

George Washington

Does anybody know any others?  Are there any T3 schools that are known for international law?  I've heard McGeorge is good, and I suspect George Mason should be right up there as well.

wtf is international law?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Just got off Vandy's waitlist
« on: July 23, 2008, 10:39:41 AM »
Hey, I'll be at W&L in the fall. Vanderbilt is no doubt the better school. Placement wise, it is much stronger. The top 1/3 of either school will have the same job prospects, but biglaw firms go deeper at Vanderbilt.

Cost of Living is extremely high at Vandy, so you'll be 90K more in debt with Vandy. If you don't mind working in DC or Charlotte, I would definitely go to W&L, it places extremely well in these places. It also places pretty decent in NYC.

The numbers for W&L private practice seems quite low. One reason, you probably know, is self selection. W&L is notorious for having students who would rather a take a comfortable job in Charlotte for 100K as opposed to being payed 160K in NYC. Also, W&L has 19% clerkship, and these students are usually pretty high in class rank, and could have received 145K somewhere.

If I were you, I would choose W&L for the southeast with the limited debt, but if you want to go to Chicago, or the Midwest, the 90K at Vandy would be worth it.

Charlotte pays between 130 and 160.

wtf?  Schools have deadlines to have this stuff in, and they're really more recommendations than hard cutoffs.  Just wait until you've got a good idea where you want to go (or have narrowed it down to 2 or 3 schools), and start putting this stuff together in march or so.  It's not really that big of a deal.

General Board / Re: Acceptable Salary to Debt Ratio
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:54:50 AM »
Disclaimer:  I don't pretend to really know much about how much debt you'll be able to manage or whatever.

I'm just coming up with a scenario in which you could possibly pay back your debt quickly.

If you take home 80K, you'll roughly be left with 50K after taxes (right?). So, that's about 4K a month.

Assuming, you're in LA, and you have a roommate, etc.  You could be looking at spending in the ballpark of 1K for rent, utilities, parking.  And then, about another 500 - 1K for miscellaneous expenses (insurance, hobbies, ??).  If you can somehow manage to save 2K - 2.5K a month, you'll be able to save from 24K - 30K per year.

Figure out how much of that you'll want to use to payback debt and how much to put into savings. 

Also, but, when you're thinking about purchasing a home, you may also be married and have a double income (this is really why people get married, haha).

no way you lose 40% in taxes.  I'd say 20 - 25% tops. 

Unsubtle John McCain trolling.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Same old 165 story: need advice!
« on: July 17, 2008, 04:03:41 PM »
Maybe you just aren't meant to do any better.  Sometimes you just have to accept the hand you're dealt.

Thanks guys. Your support means a lot to me. I don't really hang out with an intelltectual group of people and I'm the first person from my family to graduate from college. This is one of the only places I can talk to people going through the same thing as me and can understand feeling a sting of *only* getting into the 92nd percentile.

Anyway... off to the bar.  :-\

Seriously, so you're not going to ask her?

The wait is over... 165  :(

I know it's a great score but way out of where I was practicing. The worst part is I was VERY confident I got a great score by how easy the test was. Oh well, October it is.

So you're not proposing then, huh?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORES ARE OUT
« on: July 03, 2008, 02:32:08 PM »
180 = 99 to 101
179 = 98 to 98
187 -----
177 = 97 to 97
176 = 96 to 96
175 = 95 to 95
174 -----
173 = 94 to 94
172 = 93 to 93
171 = 92 to 92
170 = 91 to 91

f-ing difficult scale.

I love my life.

Well... I screwed your girlfriend.

And your GPA screams "Try-hard striver feminine hygiene product."

I guess to each his own...

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