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General Board / MPRE
« on: March 01, 2011, 06:37:41 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm taking the MPRE on Saturday.  How many hours do you think I need to study?  The state where I'm taking the bar requires an 85.   Thanks

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General Board / Re: Quick MPRE Question
« on: January 15, 2011, 10:29:18 AM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

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General Board / Quick MPRE Question
« on: January 10, 2011, 02:56:53 AM »
Hi everyone:

For those who have already taken the MPRE, is there a lot of time pressure?

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General Board / Re: Suing your law school?
« on: November 09, 2010, 03:46:46 PM »
Bigs,

This will be the last thing I write on here, so you can (and I'm sure you will take the opportunity) have the last word.  First of all, I attend one of the law schools tied for 34rd in the country.  Ranking in the middle of my class at one of those schools is far from mediocre.  You attend Golden Gate University, which cannot even be considered mediocre - it is a bad school.  The law employment crisis would immediately be over if the ABA shut down sub-par diploma mill schools such as yours, but that of course will never happen. 

You state that all students at ABA approved law schools were at the top of their class in college, but according to the numbers you made available you were not near the top of your college class. 

I know my comments seem extremely mean, but thinking that you (coming from a tier 4 school, with a very average lsat score, and horrible writing skills) have as much of a right as me to a job is itself a form of entitlement.   

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General Board / Re: Suing your law school?
« on: November 09, 2010, 02:17:31 PM »
Bigs5068,

Although you make a couple of good points, your reasoning is very flawed.  Although I don't want to spend a lot of time pulling apart what you wrote (since I have a lot of work to do), let me just make a brief point:

Many law students, such as myself, do not feel entitled to a six figure job after law school.  However, as someone who graduated at the top of my college class, and currently attends a top 50 law school (ranking in the middle of my very competitive class), I do feel entitled to A JOB after law school.  Let me make that very clear:  I would be extremely happy with something like a state government job paying $40-50k a year.  When people in my position have difficulty finding such employment, there really is a problem. 

Granted, no school wants to be the only one publishing accurate employment information, but there must be some regulation of the employment numbers put out by various schools.  As you point out, it is true that certain groups are trying to reveal how biased these published numbers are, but not enough people are aware of these organizations.  There really has to be some regulation coming from the top - such as the ABA. 

Your assertion that people are being lazy complainers falls flat when the reality is that very good students are sending out tons of applications and getting rejected from jobs that pay very low salaries.     

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General Board / Re: Suing your law school?
« on: November 07, 2010, 07:20:10 PM »
I must disagree with bigs5068.  The real problem is not unrealistic expectations of law students (or a sense of entitlement), but rather the lack of accurate information put out by law schools regarding employment numbers.  There are tons of 0L's flocking to law schools because of the inflated job numbers put out by law schools, and for there to be any market equilibrium, this information must be more accurate.  I would be interested in hearing an intelligent argument that law schools are not scamming people out of money.   

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General Board / Avoiding Burnout
« on: September 20, 2010, 02:57:32 PM »
What do you guys do to avoid burning out during the year?  I'm at a point where I'm worried this is happening to me.  Thanks for your advice

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General Board / Work Outside of Law School
« on: September 08, 2010, 02:31:46 PM »
Just curious,

How many hours do you think the typical 2L or 3L works during the semester outside of law school (like at a firm or agency)?

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L.L.M. Board / Re: How competative are Tax LLM programs to get into?
« on: August 28, 2010, 08:28:01 PM »
Hello,

I'm also curious about how difficult it will be for me to get into a good LLM tax program.  I have slightly sub-par grades, but at Ohio State University (ranked 30-35 in the nation depending on the year).  My advisor, who used to teach in the Northwestern LLM program, surprised me when she said that since I come from a respected law school, I should not have that much difficulty getting into a very good program.  Do you guys agree?

Also, when do most people apply to these tax LLM programs?  I'm curious because if I try to apply before this year is over, will they ask for my 3L fall grades? 

I really appreciate any feedback anyone has.   

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General Board / 2L Summer Reflection
« on: May 18, 2010, 04:41:35 PM »
This week I started working for a small firm (for my 2L summer), and although I have done fairly well at a top-50 school, I really do not feel like law school has prepared me for actual legal practice.  Does anyone sympathize?     

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