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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 05:43:19 PM »
I like how much smaller "defendant" is than "See"

That's the whole problem, right?  I could write a page of insightful, coherent and pretty-looking sentences in half an hour.  Not so much, though, when I have to spend twenty minutes on West every time I put a noun next to a verb.

I guess I'm preaching to the choir on this one.  Seriously, lawyers should be able to make *&^% up.

That looks miserable.

I hate Civ Pro.

I love Civ Pro, and still find this completely miserable.  Protip: when you pick a topic, make it random as @#!* ("The Effects of the Patriot Act on Informed Consent for HPV Vaccinations in the Global Warming Context: An International Comparative Perspective").  Living in fear of surprise preemption is a bad way to go through life.

(As an alternative: refuse to develop a discernible thesis.  All things considered, I'm probably safe--there's nothing to preempt.)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 02:36:43 PM »
hoping you can't plead enough evidence to make your claim plausible! :D

Pleading sufficiency is the bane of my existence, in every way imaginable.

eta, the wordle of the 37 pages I wrote this weekend: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1312193/iqbal

good news: only 33 pages to go.

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Affirmative Action / Re: Howard University: lol funny idea
« on: November 08, 2009, 06:44:49 AM »
yo Ninja, do you know a Professor Burch?

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General Board / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 08, 2009, 02:45:22 AM »
No idea.  I think it got too low.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 02:44:52 AM »
Law school steals your soul and makes you decidedly less funny.

That is all.

Sounds about right.

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General Board / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 07, 2009, 05:51:48 PM »
Define "average school."  If you're talking about anything below t14 ITE, that's when you need to be worried about getting "overlooked in the job market" entirely.

FTFY.

I mean, fair enough.  But if he really only wants shitlaw, most of T1 should be okay.

Edited to add: Again, you have to reallllly want to be a lawyer to justify resigning yourself to huge debt and a crappy salary.  If that doesn't sound like a good time, then yes, you shouldn't go to a school outside of the top 10 or so.

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General Board / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 06, 2009, 09:43:28 PM »
Define "average school."  If you're talking about Tier 3/4 (which is below average, but whatever), that's when you need to be worried about getting "overlooked in the job market" entirely.

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General Board / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:36:38 PM »
If you just want to be a lawyer, most any school will do.  There's an emphasis placed on the top schools because they feed into the big (high-paying) firms; if you don't want to do that, and are comfortable paying off student loans on a much lower salary, then you really don't need to worry about the bias toward top schools.

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Law School Applications / Re: Risk of Employer Contact
« on: November 05, 2009, 09:44:16 AM »
The proper course of action is letting your employer know that you're applying to law school and that you may or may not go next year. You'll make a decision in the spring.


I see where you're coming from, but--unless it was the secretiveness that got the other guy canned, which doesn't sound like the case--OP shouldn't risk his damn job.

You don't tell your firm, "Hey, I've actually been talking to some headhunters, and I may or may not be leaving for a different job next year."  There's no moral duty with this sort of thing.

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Law School Applications / Re: Risk of Employer Contact
« on: November 05, 2009, 03:54:41 AM »
It only happens if something on your resume is INCREDIBLY fishy--so fishy that the adcomm isn't content to simply ding you for it, but wants to have confirmation of the fishiness so it'll make an even better story for their friends.

In other words, it's not happening.  Don't worry about it.

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