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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What about government jobs?
« on: April 03, 2008, 08:47:26 AM »
Is there any reason to believe DOJ attorneys make any more than other attorneys in the federal government?

I'd doubt it-there are websites you can check, but my bet is that the staff counsel for House/Senate committees probably make more and/or get better benefits. I think I saw somewhere that the average salary for committee counsel was around $80-90 a year plus bonuses, and they may also get split salaries-some may come from a member's office. Senior staff on the Hill get treated pretty well, from what I've seen.

Of course, they also have much less job security than the average DOJ attorney. 

Are the Princeton Review ranking worth the electrons they're transmitted over?  I'm not talking about the "317 best schools" or the superlatives like "Most likely to join the peace corps" crap, but the rankings like selectivity, academic experience, career, etc.  I like their system a bit better than U.S. News' ranking system, but I have concerns about the legitimacy of Princeton's ratings. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: OSU or Temple ($$$$)?
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »
Unless you're a football fan, I'd go with Temple.  In fact, even if you're a fan, I'd still take Temple.  Student tickets @ OSU are fecaly

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Visiting Case
« on: March 31, 2008, 02:51:51 PM »
I agree--I am still waiting to hear from Case [go figure] but it remains one of my top choices....Im not sure I have a slight chance of being admitted if at all

I called Case this morning to check my status; whoever answered told me that they're still admitting people and probably won't have the class filled until May.  The application deadline isn't even until April 2 according to an email I got from them.  It's pretty annoying, especially since I've already heard back from other, higher ranked schools that I applied to on the same day, and gotten scholarship offers from them.  I can't understand why it's taking so long, since I'm in their bracket number wise, and have good LORs.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: twice arrested, now what?
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:33:43 PM »
People have become lawyers with DUI's and other much worse things than this.  Is disorderly conduct really that much of a problem?

The way it was explained to me by a couple of folks who help with the character reviews is that drugs & alcohol aren't considered serious moral issues, and are pretty common in the profession.  The larceny thing is a bigger problem because it raises questions about ethics and since attorneys often have to hold valuables/money/whatever in trust for clients, it raises concerns about whether they'll embezzle.  As one attorney put it, you can drive drunk, get into an accident, and seriously injure someone and you'll get a suspension, but if you steal or do something sex related, you'll get disbarred. 

Spam on message boards is even more annoying than spam emails.  at least spam emails you can delete and block.

Thanks Cosmo.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« on: March 25, 2008, 08:55:15 PM »
Can someone with a better monitor than me tell me whether that's Cincinnati or UCONN at 52?  All I can see is a Ublur of Cblur. 

^Yeah, I've read a couple of sites that say the same thing.  Supposedly they send out fee waivers for people whose numbers are just under their cutoff or whatever, then use that to fill the waitlist/boost their selectivity for rankings. 

Hopefully that's a load of BS and they admit a bunch of people from the wait list, but I'm not sure.

Miami is not public.


As for the OP, did you look at the cost of living in the regions?  Columbus is a lot cheaper place than Miami or NYC to live in for three years.  Not sure about how it compares with W&M. 

Ohio State is a very easy place to get in-state tuition for 2L and 3L. They have pretty straight froward instructions on their website.

Yeah, you pretty much need to have a pulse to get in-state rates after your 1st year.  If you're married and your spouse works, you automatically get the in-state rate your first year, too.

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