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« on: September 23, 2008, 06:33:43 PM »
yeah, i know a guy who won the lottery too.
I'm not talking about 1 or 2 people, I'm talking about 95% of customers I've had in the last 5 years that are lawyers. Most of them have told me that after your first job no one asks what should you go to, it's all about your reputation in the area.
I recently ran into someone who graduated several years ago from my current school (T50, I think). She did not do so hot (bottom third I believe). She is having a terrible time finding a secure, well paying job. The current market sure isn't helping. What surprised me is that even seven years out, with a decent employment record, she still gets asked about her class rank. I think this stuff can follow you a lot longer than I had ever anticipated.
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:28:28 PM »
I applied and was waitlisted in our hometown (also a t14, for all the whores out there. Didn't get it. Got in late at a great school, but my move came about 10 days after the SO (of 4 years) had to leave for a 6 week business trip to Europe and the Middle East. nOt much time to discuss, and he was so stressed about the trip i really didn't see the point in adding to that. We really don't have any idea what we are going to do long term, and are just letting it evolve.
While it is utterly sucktastic to not have him here, there is a big upside. I have very little time as it is, and if he was here I would want to spend more time hanging out instead of doing law/ job related stuff. I'm out of the house at 6:30-7:30 most mornings and don't get home until late. I would be very tempted to bag stuff on a regular basis and play hookey with him if the possibility existed.
Why all the pressure to decide what you are doing immediately? Apply where you want to go, see where you get in and figure the rest out in a no-stress way after that.
« on: September 21, 2008, 08:01:31 PM »
I just read that column. It was, as always, awesome.
BTW, if you haven't read the New Yorker article on Cindy McCain, it is a don't miss. Just came out.
« on: September 18, 2008, 08:29:26 PM »
« on: September 18, 2008, 12:14:30 AM »
Crunk Petrol Palin, reporting for duty!
« on: September 13, 2008, 06:25:43 PM »
OMG, I hate Contracts. Great professor though.
Lovin' Crim and Torts. Meh on Civ Pro (mostly hoping my classmates zip it up so we can get through some of the material).
LRW: most boring class, but I enjoy the process of LRW.
« on: September 13, 2008, 02:41:22 PM »
I went and looked at the circumstances in the case mentioned in the article. It was against a deadbeat dad, and required him to prove he could financially support more kids. Hence, it did not violate his right to have kids (at least that was the rationale the appeals court and the state supreme court endorsed), it just limited that right.
This situation is very different. Her right to bodily autonomy is completely infringed for ten years. How in the world do you think this could possibly be constitutional? Of course abuse and neglect are absolutely horrible and damaging, but violating rights has never been an acceptable solution to ugly social problems.
Shades of Buck v. Bell.
« on: September 12, 2008, 12:37:33 AM »
It is that bad. I knew several people who went there during the abysmal bar pass period. Not only did none of them pass the bar the first TWO times they took it, one ended up taking it many, many times. Maybe all my friends are idiots (they're not) but they all hate it, and only one currently has a legal job.
They do all have crushing debt though.BTW, they all went there because they just HAD to be in San Francisco. All of them say that if they could go back and do it over again, they would relocate to Mars for a better chance upon graduation.
Don't feel bad asking a school anything. Schools that don't suck can give you an honest and proud answer that you can check. Schools that should be shut down will try and avoid the question, or blow sunshine up your ass, or give you numbers that do not correspond to reality. This is a huge financial commitment you thinking of undertaking, one that could really make your life a living hell if you aren't extremely careful.
« on: September 12, 2008, 12:26:40 AM »
The problem with your case is that you didn't really rely on the scholarship offer.
Also, learn how to spell "because." It will come in useful during law school
Lies! I totally use cos in briefs and motions all the time, example:
I. I CAN HAZ SUMMERY JUDGEMNTS?
Judge my clients is teh innocents! No issues of trialable fact cos he did not do it. Rule for me and we can b BFF. Kthxbi
LOLCat English is the preferred style here in our courts.
LOL! This post is hilarious!!!!
Bump for the sake of lolcat lawyers everywhere!
« on: September 11, 2008, 11:24:00 PM »
And I really, really hope that the people who are asking about who will take care of the kids do so in all of the threads from fathers who are considering going back to school.
It's 2008 people.
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