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Current Law Students / Re: Why is Cooley Law so despised?
« on: September 21, 2008, 02:24:43 PM »
What about lawyers who just want to help robots and animals?  Do you despise them too Cooleykid?  Or what about the lawyers who just want to save the Earth and trees?  Should they not be lawyers?

For shame Cooleykid, with your anthropocentric view of morality.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Another Tier 3/4 question
« on: September 21, 2008, 02:13:18 PM »
If you don't go to a "name brand" school, then you have to work hard at selling yourself.  After all, why should someone hire you when they can hire the last place finisher at Cornell?  When new clients walk in, they can point at that sheepskin from Cornell and the clients are excited.  They don't know that homeslice was the bottom of the pack.

I think the people who are at the bottom of the earnings list are those who don't "get" this concept.  Work hard in law school, join organizations that boost your visibility, and get out there and earn a job.  For instance, after 1L, why would you work at a restaurant when you could get a volunteer internship at some public interest group and get actual substantive legal experience.  Still, at my school, I know several people who spent their 1L summer working at Cold Stone.  So now, they're playing catch up with the kids from better schools, AND the kids from my school who now have real legal experience. 

So, just from my rough observations, I think that's where a lot of those super-low earning people come from.

Current Law Students / Re: YAARRRRRR
« on: September 19, 2008, 11:47:54 AM »
I always get at least one person pointing that out during talk like a pirate day.
Notice, it is not Internet Post Like a Pirate Day.  So if you talk to me, I'll go all Pirate n' stuff.  But, typing on the internet is outside the scope of Pirate day.

I would imagine that most Pirates would not be very computer savvy. 

Current Law Students / Re: YAARRRRRR
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:19:03 AM »
When they have International Talk Like a Ninja day, then we can have this discussion.

Current Law Students / YAARRRRRR
« on: September 19, 2008, 09:41:31 AM »
Avast mateys!  Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  I challenge each and every one of you to work at least two lines of piratical dialog into yer day!

Current Law Students / Re: 3rd year transfers?
« on: September 08, 2008, 01:47:56 PM »
But then you lose the benefit of the shiny new top tier degree.

Visiting "up" might not help much.  But a lateral visit to the area of the nation you want to work certainly can benefit you.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Reach +Target + Safety = Profit!??!
« on: September 05, 2008, 08:23:28 PM »
Maybe it is just that I know a lot more about the top schools, but I think once you get below about 165 on the LSAT, it gets much harder to determine what schools are good fits for each category for you. There are just so many more people with your score, and so many more schools whose 25 and 75 you fit between.  Basically, check out the rankings, and see whose 25 and 75 you fit between. That is all anyone here can really go on anyway. Your choice of where to apply will probably more heavily be influenced by reigon.

Good reply, better avatar.

Current Law Students / Re: I got a puppy.
« on: September 01, 2008, 12:03:00 PM »
I just started 1L in absolutely-no-pets-whatsoever campus housing, and it's killing me not being able to have a dog. I'm seriously considering looking for a place elsewhere in the city next year because I want one so badly. Those of you who have pets, are you able to find the time with all of your other obligations?

I'd advise waiting until 1L is over.  I waited until after my first year so that I had a schedule I could work with, and knew how much time I needed for school.  During 1L it's not so much that you won't have enough time, it's more that you won't know when you have time or whether you're doing enough at school until after you get grades.  I wouldn't risk hurting your GPA for a dog right now, when you can just wait 9 months and get a dog later with no worries about time management.

A friend of mine during 1L transferred to Tulane.  I wonder what she'll do if Tulane gets flooded out.

Sorry to hear it.  Just remember 90% of law students finish outside of the top 10%.

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