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General Board / Re: Pronunciation of Legal Terms
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:41:00 PM »
Agreed, I've never heard a teacher scold a student for not using a complex legal term, however I have seen students get embarassed when they pronounce a legal term completely incorrect and the professor has to correct them.

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General Board / Re: Advice on how to be a good S.O. to a law student!
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:58:35 PM »
Make sure you don't make him feel bad when he can't make time for you because he has too much work to do. Also, don't take it the wrong way if he sometimes chooses to see his buddies instead of make the trip to see you, sometimes I just like to go have beers with my friends instead of see my girlfriend whenever i have a bit of free time. It's not a relationship killer, me and my girlfriend have done well so far. Is it hard? yes, very. But i'm really glad to have someone who I can see who takes me completely out of the law school environment

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Law Firms / Re: T3 hope
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:28:15 PM »
you also need to take into account the fact that your career counselors are paid money to make your school look better. They are not supposed to encourage you to transfer because it makes your school look worse. My guess is those schools get at least some NY biglaw firms, but there is also a few decent sized firms in jersey anyway, and jersey city, which is only a ferry ride from NYC anyway

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General Board / DOI jobs
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:19:13 PM »
Not sure if i should be asking this question here or the transfers, but whatever...

Currently top 1/3 at a tier 2 in NY, and I'm wondering what my best shot at possibly getting a Dept. of the Interior job when I graduate would be...I don't know about how competitive positions like this are, but I do know that they are mostly based in the Northwest/oregon...
Anyway,does it make sense for me to stay in NY?
If so should I try to transfer up, and with my rank is that even possible?
Or does it make more sense for me to lateral transfer or possibly transfer up to somewhere in the northwest?
Does anyone have any insight to getting into the DOI jobs?

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Transferring / Re: Beginner's questions
« on: February 20, 2008, 09:14:50 AM »
1. Going to a school with a higher grading curve isn't going to help you at all, when you transfer, schools look at your class rank, and from my understanding, very little else. a 3.3 at one school and a 3.0 at another can both mean that you are at the middle of the class. As for it being cheaper, I guess thats a consideration for you.

Further, don't count on transferring - going to another good law school is only going to help you get in to vandy if you perform very well in your first year. Nothing is a sure thing, the kids with the best lsat scores at my school aren't currently ranked at the top of the class, and vice versa...its kind of a crapshoot

2. As far as I know most schools only look at first year CLASS RANK, journals and extracurriculars play a role to some extent as well. Some schools look at whether or not you would have been competitive in admissions to begin with.


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General Board / Re: Document Review
« on: February 07, 2008, 09:24:09 PM »
anyone got a link to blogs about first couple years in biglaw? prob not the same kind of conditions, but it would be interesting to read

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Hours of studying???
« on: February 06, 2008, 07:45:05 PM »
i usually study 20-22 hours per day. 18 per day on weekends.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Civil Procedure
« on: February 05, 2008, 05:17:40 PM »
Totally agree, I read glannon's cover to cover and disregarded most of what my teacher said, and ended up doing really well.  glannons is the sh1t.

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General Board / Re: curious
« on: February 03, 2008, 02:40:31 PM »
seen a few pretty decent schools with a joint degree program matched with an MA in English...seems interesting though I don't know how beneficial it could be...seems like it might not be the best investment of time, but thats completely unfounded.

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General Board / curious
« on: February 02, 2008, 10:35:31 PM »
Anyone here pursuing a JD/masters in something other than business?
What kind?
What do you expect it to do for you?

-writing a memo and bored

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