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Incoming 1Ls / Stafford Loans and Loans in general
« on: March 29, 2008, 05:51:11 PM »
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-If you are an in-state resident for one of the schools, let me know which oneAlaska So.... None
-If your parents are paying for a % of your law school, explain that.  Be sure to include whether or not you care about your parent's spending excess money.No Assistance forthcoming, 36k in the hole from undergrad
-Let me know what you are like socially and what type things you enjoy Friendly and social but past my paryting days, very outdoorsy, into winter sports, nature photography etc.
-Where you want to practice, and what kind of law you want to practice Want to practice in Chicago, Minneapolis or Milwaukee areas.  Want to go the clerkship route, weigh my options, and either take a job or hang a sign based on financial considerations.
-Any other notably relevant information Skadden partner in the family(unspoken expectations). Fiancee that is very against the long hours/big money route. Idea of being a small town lawyer does not disgust me. Oh and I have never lived anywhere that wasn't either in the mountains or on the ocean.

I know you said you are done decider and I see the request are stacking up, but any sage advice is welcome, thanks

I'm not Decider, but I would recommend if you want to work in Milwakee go to Marquette. They have strong ties there. But try to get off the Wisconsin waitlist. That would open up opportunities in all the cities you listed.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which order to read these books?
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:32:24 PM »
I thought PLS was pretty helpful.  Mainly the prepping part.  However, it is pretty pointless to do before law school in my opinion.  I would just take the advice on getting the supplements and do them during the semester.  That is what I did and ended up #1 in my class after first semester.

Nice job. #1 at any law school, from T14 to Cooley is a major accomplishment. Would you say the study aids in PLS helped you achieve that feat or was it more just hard work and innate intelligence? I realize that the answer is probably both, but any insight into excelling during 1L is always appreciated on this board  ;D

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which order to read these books?
« on: March 24, 2008, 09:56:51 PM »
Get Planet Law School 2 but skip straight to chapter 16 where he talks about prepping. You can get it for like ten bucks used on amazon. When people say that certain profs 'teach a subject differently' this almost always means they cover certain topics in more depth and others not at all. And chances are you will need to know those topics for the bar anyway. If you don't want to prep (and I understand why you might not) the study aids he mentions for prep are staples of law school anyway. E&Es are the most popular primers used for example, and he recommends them. A lot of law students who are anti-PLS use many of the study aids he recommends. I'd also venture to say critics aren't put off by his ideas on how to approach law school but rather his pessimistic attitude. By skipping to Ch 16 you will avoid the potential 'Debbie Downer' part of the book.

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Hopefully I've gotten mine in before the deadline  :)

LSN: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=lishi

Debating between Fordham, Wake Forest and USF

-If you are an in-state resident for one of the schools, let me know which one Doesn't matter for any of the schools
-If your parents are paying for a % of your law school, explain that.  Be sure to include whether or not you care about your parent's spending excess money. Parents will pay for my housing and bills no matter where I go. If I go to USF they will pay the rest of the tuition for USF. If I go to Fordham they will pay for as much as they can, but I'll still have at least $20,000 in debt a year.
-Let me know what you are like socially and what type things you enjoy Easy going can make friends anywhere, not afraid to move some place by myself and pretty independent.
-Where you want to practice, and what kind of law you want to practice (possible options include biglaw, midlaw, small firm law, public interest, clerking, government and business) I know I eventually want to practice in SF (my family is from the Bay Area) after I graduate, but I'm completely ok with working where I graduate law school from to build my resume. Biglaw is only for me if I have loans to pay off, other than that I'm happy with a mid-size job. Just really want/need to make at least $70K or $80K when I graduate.
-Any other notably relevant information I'm scared of going into debt. I've had some people tell me it's best to go to USF because of the networking opportunities (and my family has more connections in the Bay Area), but I'm become a rankings whore since reading forums. I really just want to go someplace where I'll get a good job and be happy.

If your family's connections in the Bay are strong, then it wouldn't hurt as much to go to Fordham. Keep in mind it's like a 70 spot drop in the rankings. Regional school is one thing, but sometimes the opportunities are just really good elsewhere.

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Incoming 1Ls / Debunking (or affirming) the 'regional schools' myth
« on: March 21, 2008, 05:40:24 PM »
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Choosing the Right Law School / Ohio State
« on: March 16, 2008, 05:18:34 PM »
Anybody care to discuss the OSU Moritz College of Law? It appears to be one of the least discussed T1 school on this board.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / THE Ohio State University
« on: March 11, 2008, 05:33:01 PM »
I realized there isn't a thread this year about The OSU Moritz College of Law. The program has been climbing up in the US News Rankings each year since the huge donation a few years back and from what I've read on older threads (using the search function) students tend to enjoy the school. I'm waiting for some other schools to get back to me, but if I only receive rejections from this point on I will probably go to OSU. Anyone else thinking of going there, or have anything they want to say about the school?

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Studying for the LSAT / My crazy journey to the LSAT this Saturday
« on: September 25, 2007, 11:30:38 PM »
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