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Really, there are literally hundrds of threads on this topic.

Are there any good threads on salaries/income 5+ years out from law school?  I made peanuts coming out of UG, but I doubled my salary in 5 years.  This graph would be much more depressing if 10 years out the ones making $40k were not yet making $50k. 

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: MJ OR KOBE?
« on: May 07, 2008, 09:26:57 AM »
We all know that while Jordan may not have had an inside presence, he had the best supporting cast....Any nba analyst or specialist will tell you that.  From armstrong to pippen, to ron harper, to kucoc, to paxson, to rodman..Jordan hands down had the best supporting casts. Hats off to the bulls GM back than.....

I do believe he had a good supporting cast with some years much better than others.  However, when he had his best team (Pippen & Rodman), he didn't just win a title - he set the record for regular season wins. 

This year Kobe finally has a good supporting cast.  I would consider it equal or greater to several of Jordan's teams. 

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: MJ OR KOBE?
« on: May 06, 2008, 04:50:58 PM »
It is too early to tell for Kobe.  From an athletic/skills standpoint, I don't see him being vastly different than Jordan.  The ability to win championships is the difference between the two now.  Kobe still has 8-10 years left to catch up in that category, so lets not dump on him too soon. 

Other issues:

- Jordan took essentially 2 years off for baseball.  Had he stayed in the league, I think he could have cemented his place in this argument with 8+ consecutive rings.  I don't know if he could have done that, but it needs to be considered.  Let Kobe take 2 years off to play another sport and see how many rings he ends up with.

- While we may currently have some taller, more athletic players in the NBA, I don't know if the overall level of competition has been as good as times in the past.  I will say that the level of competition is definitely on the upswing, but it's hard finding players now who could make the original Dream Team.  Sure, we've got 7 footers shooting 3's - wait - really think about that.  WTF is a 7 footer doing shooting a 3 to begin with?  I don't know if this is a positive sign or a sign that there aren't enough quality post players in the NBA.  I don't doubt that we might have some better ways to train, diet, etc., but the system in our country that produces players is inferior to what we had 20 years ago.  Excellent athletes are pumped through college quickly (if at all) and then put on the court with less basketball knowledge.  Note how the USA is getting burned in international competition (there are other reasons for this as well).

Georgia State / Re: Class of 2011
« on: May 05, 2008, 05:10:40 PM »
While looking at Facebook, I realized I was an odd man out.  I guess I am a Class of 2012, since I am starting the PT program there this fall.   :'(

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: GSU/Atlanta Discussion
« on: May 02, 2008, 11:03:59 PM »
Any updates on the expected need issue?  I'm listed the same way.  I intend to apply for in-state tuition anyway, but it would be nice if it were already done.

General Board / Re: Possible to study for the GMATs during 1L summer?
« on: April 21, 2008, 12:18:04 PM »
Figuring out how much time you will have is one part of the equation.  Figuring out how much time you might need is another.  The verbal section of the GMAT is similar to the LSAT, but not quite as hard, IMO.  It likely will not take as much time to prep for the GMAT verbal section if you prepped thoroughly for the LSAT. 

The GMAT quantitative section will likely have wider variance in how law students need to prepare for it.  If you are comfortable with math, it might not take too long to prep for.  If you can't remember how to factor, it will be a longer process.  The only real hitch is the data sufficiency question type.  Everything else should seem pretty familiar from other standardized tests.

I mention all of this, because it may take you a few hours to prep for the GMAT or several weeks of nightly study. 

Georgia State / Re: Class of 2011
« on: April 07, 2008, 02:47:07 PM »
My seat deposit is in the mail.  I'm moving to the area in June.

Georgia State / Re: Class of 2011
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:33:36 PM »
Has anyone heard anything about when accepted student day is?

I assume you got the card about the event on April 9th.  I will unfortunately not be able to attend due to work. 

Also, my employer is transferring me to our Atlanta office.  Once I clear up residency issues, I will send in my seat deposit for the part-time program. 

Georgia State / Re: Class of 2011
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:54:09 AM »
Penny, the wording seems dire, but the experiences I have seen posted online seem to indicate that in-state can be achieved after a year.  The suggestion was to move there by July (I think) of your first year, so that everything will have time to process before August of your second year. 

The other option is the out-of-state tuition waivers.  Anybody have any idea who to contact about those and/or how easily/often they're given out?

Georgia State / Re: Class of 2011
« on: February 25, 2008, 12:54:12 PM »
Hey connelley, how are you? So are you 100% on GSU or still waiting on more decisions? I sent my deposit in the other day, figured I may as well. UGA is too far and Emory is too much$ so either way I'm at GSU.

99%.  It would take a massive scholarship offer from Charleston, which is highly unlikely.  I'm also clearing up issues related to my job before turning in my seat deposit.  As of now, the plan will be to attend GSU. 

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