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Current Law Students / Re: Is law school making you lose more hair?
« on: April 20, 2009, 07:59:25 PM »
And does Rogaine actually work?

Stress can contribute to hair loss.  Rogaine does work.

Law School is not making me lose my hair.  I don't stress out that much.

The longer I spend in law school, the more I realize how meaningless these rankings really are.

But that's just me.

The only people who care are 0Ls

Tail waggin' the dog.  Because they care so much, everyone else has to care a little.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: WTF Rankings
« on: April 20, 2009, 09:00:58 AM »
I think that San Diego's leap was pretty impressive.  I wonder if their part time program factored in there. 

What I think is really interesting is that since these use the 2007 Bar Results, USD's bar passage rate will go up for the next rankings, I wonder if they'll manage to crack 50s.

I also think it's interesting that in this day and age, we've still got such a huge lag on bar results for the rankings.

Yeah, makes me glad for my town.  I hope my friends there keep their SA and BigLaw gigs.

If these are legit, then way to go U San Diego!

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone Else Worried about OCI?
« on: April 19, 2009, 07:07:49 PM »
Same place I got my "associates cost money for 3 years" statistic, that sorta thing is primarily anecdotal, and often repeated.  There have been some studies showing that between salary, bonus, perks, benefits, office space, and training costs, an associate "costs" more than they can recoup for the firm in billable hours.

And to be honest, when I said "statistic" I should have really said "commonly held belief with some support from ABA Law Firm Management Articles".

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: GPA - 25% median question
« on: April 19, 2009, 06:41:40 PM »
That wouldn't make any statistical sense, because without the lowest number, you can't build a gaussian curve and discover what the 25% and 75% are.

So, I'm going to stab at this and say "false"

Current Law Students / Re: Summer before first year
« on: April 19, 2009, 06:40:17 PM »

What legal writing book do you recommend?

J. Scalia & Garner's book is pretty good.
Aldisert's is pretty good.

Shapo's book is kinda the standard from what I can gather.

Current Law Students / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 19, 2009, 06:27:03 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I'm not too tech savvy, I didn't realize those specs were so basic. I will check with my school about using my macbook before I buy a new laptop. Thanks again.

BootCamp lets you run windows on a mac.

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