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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 12:36:43 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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yo Ninja, do you know a Professor Burch?

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Current Law Students / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 08, 2009, 12:45:22 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, 12:44:52 AM »
Law school steals your soul and makes you decidedly less funny.

That is all.

Sounds about right.

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Current Law Students / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 07, 2009, 03:51:48 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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Current Law Students / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:43:28 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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Current Law Students / Re: Law school only for elites??
« on: November 06, 2009, 05:36:38 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 Admissions / Re: Risk of Employer Contact
« on: November 05, 2009, 07:44:16 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 Admissions / Re: Risk of Employer Contact
« on: November 05, 2009, 01:54:41 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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I can't speak directly to that--I'm sure somebody else would have more info.  But I'll say that literally every school has an ADR curriculum, so, all things considered, you're best off going to the best school you get into.  Also, watch out for negotiations & ADR courses that are embedded in a business law curriculum--there are courses that aren't delimited by specific areas of law.

Again, somebody else could probably better speak to specific programs.

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