« on: August 11, 2010, 01:29:21 AM »
Finished my summer job at the end of July and I start school on September 1. I'm actually kind of excited!
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e-discovery and facebook, interesting, I'm intrigued about what type of a case (other than a serious criminal one) would have lawyers going to the effort of subpoenaing stuff from and demanding stuff from FB. e-discovery and investigations are very complicated and expensive to conduct. It would have to be one hell of a nasty/messy divorce with lots of assets at stake for it to be a relationship based case rather than a biz related case.
Interesting news story about Facebook and philanderers getting caught because of it:
Facebook Betrayal? Wife Discovers Husband's Second Wedding Online
The story blows me away. I mean common, dude gets married secretly while already married and they post wedding pics on facebook and 1st wife see's them (probably cuz of a mutual FB friend and she finds them while waiting for hubby to come home from a 'business trip') and she takes him back. I can't decide who is the bigger idiot in that situation.
Hello all! I'm on my way to dc for an interview!
PS- my friend was supposed to start at her firm in January. Yesterday they called to tell her she was starting in October. I thought some people might enjoy that bit of happy legal market news
The first thing that is wrong is that you picked stats for the toughest admissions season in the last several decades. The second thing that is wrong is that you are severely discounting OP's three stellar years and one bad year. The third ting that is wrong is that you and others are severly discounting the strength of applicant's college and your distorted concept that only HYP get a boost. OP does have a legit but not good shot at HYS if OP goes to a respectable school. Even taking the HYS discussion off the table you are still undeniably wrong about the chances of the hypothetical student getting into CCN. In no place have I gone off table since the original post was also about chances at a top 10 where you replied OP should be targeting MVP rather than schools ranked above....WRONG
I won't count on any 0L, current student, or lawyer to concede their point so I suppose this exercise is pointless.
If you really go to HYS then I am amazed.
Hypothetical student has a very good shot at all of CCN. There is no debating that.
Where did you go to law school and what were your numbers? I don't want to go through all your posts to find them. I'm not taking it personally at all. I just think you are wrong and have a very negative view that does not reflect reality.
Let me ask you one question that should clear it all up for everyone.
How good of a chance at CCN do you think of the following hypothetical person?
Columbia undergrad/3.5 with 3.9 sophomore through senior years/173 LSAT/some work experience?
Keep in mind I stated from the beginning that undergraduate school will matter a lot and we don't know which school OP went to.
I don't know your background but you are still being too harsh. You are the type of person I hope never ends up on an admissions board. 3.5 from a quality school and a 173 LSAT already gives a great but not automatic shot at CCN. It is amusing that you equate quality school with HYP. A 3.5 from any of the Ivy League schools and other comparable schools and a 173 LSAT makes a very good numbers app. Adding the fact that the OP only ruined one year and has a 3.98 the rest of the years makes his chances at HLS much greater if quality of college is decent to good.
You are right that there is not anything exceptional in OP's soft factors that he wrote in the original post, so Y is out and chances are slim at S. OP still has reasonable shot at H and should apply thinking he has a legitimate shot.