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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:24:32 PM »
Quote from: Pardon Johnny Cash. link=topic=4012610.msg5368597#msg5368597
I was wondering/thinking this a week ago and looked at the monthly stats.  However, it looks like the site's still depressed considering relative stats from a year ago and two years ago.

eta:  Anyone notice that many of the new posters applying this cycle are less of the LSD-traditional T14/25 strivers and more of the T2 regional applicants?

Yeah, it certainly would take more time to get things back to '07 levels.  It'd be very difficult for us to catch back up to the other forum.  I guess that's obvious.

And yes, the T2 ratio is at an all-time high.  I'd bet traffic from that crowd has been consistent--not a demographic that you're going to lose to "top law schools." 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:05:29 PM »
Is traffic up now that the site's been serviced?  Seems that way to me.

All sorts of stuff's working correctly--good *&^%.

The question is whether you want to work at that firm after graduation.  If not, the judicial internship could be better for your resume.  Were I in your shoes, I'd recognize that getting a job out of (wherever you're at school--Hofstra?) probably isn't easy, so I'd be doing everything in my power to seal things up with the small firm.

In the end, if your grades are poor, the connection to the firm would be more important than the state-level internship.  Even a District Court internship wouldn't make up for bad grades, whereas the strong connection might.

All things considered, I'd see if I could split.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.50/166
« on: November 03, 2009, 01:16:37 PM »
Slim at UT out at GULC.

According to this calculator, he's got a 12% shot at GU.  It's worth a shot.  The odds at Cornell are better.

Shouldn't put much faith in that calculator.  The better resource is LSN.  It shows that you've got an extremely slim shot at Texas,, and that you're dead in the water at GULC,

Keep in mind that the numbers for both schools (and for every school) trend upwards on a yearly basis--look for greater than normal jumps this cycle, what with the job market.

Target places like Notre Dame and Emory.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Notre Dame vs. Emory
« on: November 03, 2009, 06:39:04 AM »
Just my own impressions (as an Emory guy):

Notre Dame does better outside of the Southeast as a general matter; Emory wins in that region, and probably in New York City.  Unless Notre Dame has a connection I don't know about, I'd say that Emory's edge is significant in Florida (South, and Central--both do a good deal of recruiting here).

Neither of the two schools are having much luck with placement in this economy, though.  Good luck with your decision.

As far as which directions they're headed in--Leiter, who does the numeric quality of students ranking, had Emory ten spots behind ND in 2007, 6 spots behind in '08, then put Emory 3 spots ahead of ND in '09.  I don't know exactly how meaningful that sort of metric is, but the basic implication is that Emory is making a huge push (via scholarships) to climb in the rankings, and it's generally succeeding.  (I can't speak to Notre Dame's trends/strategy, but I don't get the impression that they're going to start falling in the rankings--good school.)

Job Search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:48:13 PM »

General Off-Topic Board / Re: MAS: Don't Disturb the Sexy
« on: June 21, 2008, 07:05:22 AM »
I'm thinking about blowing off writing my graduation thank you notes for another few days.  How will that affect my chances at T14?

you're screwed.  i'd retake your graduation.

I miss us.

Studying for the LSAT / Stop me if you've heard this one before...
« on: December 22, 2007, 02:43:50 AM »


General Off-Topic Board / The Surge Is Working
« on: December 02, 2007, 11:17:02 AM »

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