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General Board / Re: maybe some law students can give me some advice
« on: April 24, 2008, 08:05:01 PM »
Doc Review? I'm sorry, but I don't think you know what you're talking about. BLS may not place all that well in biglaw in NYC but there are definitely other options. Just because they are "notorious" for inflating job stats does not mean that you will end up doing doc review.

I personally say go to the higher ranked of the two schools, but don't listen to people trash talking any T2 simply because they got into, and are probably not yet even attending a T1. I'm in the NY market and my understanding is that BLS is a well respected school in the area, if you can manage to not totally screw up while you are there you will be fine. As for big law top 10% is probably accurate. Just because there are several schools ahead of brooklyn in NY doesn't mean you can't get a job, after all NY is the biggest law market in the country.

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General Board / Re: NYC Summer Housing
« on: March 03, 2008, 09:18:58 PM »
I'd say just keep looking at sublets on sites like craigslist, as college kids leave town for the summer they may post them on there. You can look into areas like queens or hoboken too - they are an easy to commute to the city, and generally cheaper

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yes, there are d-bags everywhere. However if you want to avoid them you can, or you can just tune them out when they speak. Lots of people think they are better than you if they do really well, these tend to be the same people who say stuff like "oh, that professor's allowed to be arrogant, didn't you know he was on Havard Law Review."

I think d-bags flock to law school because d-bags are generally all about money, and they thing law school leads to that.

Just my opinion, but I'm guess you didn't see many of those kids you are talking about at the public interest career fair. 

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I'm sure you can do this, however from what older friends tell me, it seems that legal employers are pretty easily freaked out by this kind of stuff. Don't ask me why, I'd love to do the same thing, but it may show them a lack of committment or something like that. Anyways, a bunch of people here are probably gonna get all high and mighty on you about asking this question. I say talk to some employers and see how they feel about it, because you don't want to jeopordize your career after going through all the bull of school.

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General Board / Writing Comp...how worth it?
« on: April 09, 2008, 09:13:29 PM »
Basically I don't have a shot at making Law Review...grades just aren't high enough. However I feel that I may be able to make one of my school's secondary journals. The problem is that I have a big conflict with the writing competition...anyways, it is possible for me to still compete. But if I only have a shot and one of the secondary journals how worth it would it be to break my neck that week to complete the competition?

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I don't mean to be a jerk but...are you serious with this question?
I guess i'll answer that most of your law school books will about the same or possibly more than a 5LB laptop...im currently on a relatively old hp and it probably weighs about that. I really dont think you should have any issues unless you have some sort of severe back problems. but anyway. my bag will sometimes weigh a lot more than that on days where i have a lot of classes. i refuse to use the law school lockers so i carry that around all day with no problem.

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General Board / Re: New Public Interest Lawyer Taking Questions
« on: April 02, 2008, 08:40:18 PM »
I am only asking this for curiosity its not based on anything i've heard:

It seems like since PI jobs are lower paying that so older lawyers might get out of it and go into something else...is this true?

Does the pay get much better over time?

Maybe you can't answer these if you've only been doing it for a short time. but thanks anyway

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General Board / Re: I don't type quickly...am I screwed?
« on: March 31, 2008, 05:25:34 PM »
you don't need to be able to type at all. i do type in class and on exams, but next year I think I am going to switch to the old pen and paper. The people who take traditional style notes seem to pay attention better than everyone else. As for the exams, you may want to make sure you dont make a lot of mistakes typing, otherwise people seem to get by just fine writing the exams. Though, for something like torts where you are writing pretty much constantly on the exam, the computer was definitly nice to have. Either way, your typing skills shouldn't make or break your law school career.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer acceptance/rejection rate statistics?
« on: March 24, 2008, 08:56:01 AM »
the aba releases stats on this, i think i saw them posted on the yahoo transfer apps group message board, otherwise i dont know exactly how to find them

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General Board / Re: Whites Need Not Apply
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:43:54 PM »
at my school i'm pretty sure you GLBT are diverse. everyone but white heterosexuals are diverse, unless they happen to look white, in which case, despite their background they are still white (Excluding glbt).

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