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I am of the opinion that you can't have too many law schools, or new lawyers.  If people really want to practice law, let them.  I think the CA method of letting everyone try and letting the bar sort it out works well.  I think it's better to have more failed lawyers, than to limit the number of people who can practice.

The alternative, in my mind, would be to switch to a solicitor/barrister system.  We've got paralegals who do so much legal work as is, that might not be a horrible idea.  But as long as we define the "practice of law" the way we do, and require licensing under a unified bar, I think that the more the merrier.

Current Law Students / Re: Are EC's/Journal really Important?
« on: April 28, 2009, 01:08:34 PM »
It's worth it.  Some employers really like people with journal experience.  It will help you with citations and can help you with writing.

At the absolute low end it's in the "can't hurt could only help" category.  On the top end, as between two identical resumes, one with any journal is better than one with no journal, right?

Current Law Students / Re: RAP question
« on: April 26, 2009, 03:45:58 PM »
You have to ask your professor if they count artificial reproductive technology first.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: San Diego Living?
« on: April 25, 2009, 01:30:22 PM »
Honestly, I want to be within 2 miles from school (preferably even 1 mile), especially if I'm not going to have a car.  So it looks like I will be limited to the neighborhoods of Hillcrest, Old Town, Mission Hills, Midtown, USD's campus.  Sound about right?


Current Law Students / Re: Are you happy with your choice?
« on: April 25, 2009, 01:23:33 PM »
I am unhappy that I took the lower-ranked school with the in-state tuition (essentially a 17k/year scholarship.)

I am remedying that situation by transferring to the highest school I can get in to ;D

Out of curiosity, what was the rankings differential between your top school, and the school you chose?  And where are you projecting you can transfer to?

Current Law Students / Re: "preparing" for law school
« on: April 23, 2009, 11:10:20 PM »
Lol I will definetly keep this in mind! I hope San Diego has a Mens Warehouse.....

It does, but it also has a Brooks Brother's outlet by the Mexican border.  Seriously, I think next year I'll hold a lunchtime event about dressing up.

"Well Suited For the Practice of Law"

Current Law Students / Re: "preparing" for law school
« on: April 23, 2009, 10:27:53 PM »
You wanna know what you 0Ls really need to learn how to do?  You all need to learn how to dress.  I swear to god that most of you kids are clueless about how to wear a suit, or even a blazer or sports coat.

So, yeah, learn how to dress ya freakin' hippies.
Also take up tobacco pipe smoking.  That will set you apart in a good way.

Yeah.  Chapman has been the only legit game in the OC for a while.  No more.  Our friend Erwin will see to that.

Outside of the OC you've got San Diego to the south, with three schools, and then to the north is Los Angeles with schools like USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola etc etc etc.

Is it a bad school?  No, of course not.  Would I personally go there?  No, I don't see a strong niche for it anymore.  I could be wrong in my assessment, but yeah, I wouldn't go to Chapman.

Current Law Students / Re: Are you happy with your choice?
« on: April 23, 2009, 09:08:17 PM »
Matthies is clearly drunk.  I love my school.  But Yale?  C'mon, J. Press n' Bulldogs.  Harvard, no thanks, but Yale?

Current Law Students / Re: Are you happy with your choice?
« on: April 23, 2009, 06:06:11 PM »
Hmm, it's supposed to show up to everyone.  I'll think of something.

Alright, I think that shoulda fixed it.

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