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Law School Applications / Sports and Entertainment Law?
« on: October 10, 2004, 02:08:40 AM »
Does anyone have any thoughts/info about this type of practice? Is it the same thing as Sports Agents and Celebrity Agents, or does it have to do with sports leagues and collective bargaining agreements etc and more general things like that?

Also, how realistic is it to get into this field? Do a lot of firms around the country hire these kinds of lawyers? If so, what is the pay like compared to other kinds of lawyers?

Any info would be very helpful. Thanks.

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OK I'm back, asking another dumb rookie question. Please help me out though.

If I graduate from a lower tier 1 school (70's-90's), what would I need to do to get a high starting salary of about 115-125k ish? Is this even possible? Do I have to finish in the top 10 of the class? 20?

Thanks for any help. And again, I'm sorry if this question is annoying or stupid. Help a man out...

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Law School Applications / How many hours do starting lawyers usually work?
« on: September 26, 2004, 03:01:03 AM »
Hi, is it really true that lawyers work very long hours when they are first starting out? Like 70-80 or so? Or are some of you guys just putting it out of proportion? How many hours should I expect to work per week starting out if I want to work for a private firm making about 100-125k ish?

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Studying for the LSAT / What are the 65th and 70th percentiles on the LSAT?
« on: September 25, 2004, 09:17:01 PM »
Hey, could anyone please tell me what scores are the 65th and 70th percentiles usually on the LSAT? And how hard is it to obtain at least a 65th percentile?

Thanks!

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Hey guys, I am interested in law in general (but I am not incredibly passionate about the profession as a whole) and I definitely like the earning potential of a lawyer. The thing is, I can't see myself being a lawyer for more than 10 years. Basically, my career dreams are to become a sports agent and own a successfull business on the side. I figure since I'm somewhat interested in law, then becoming a lawyer and getting a large salary for a few years would open up the possibility of obtaining my future career goals.

A lot of sports agents have JD's so that is definitely a plus for me. However, I know it is really hard to become a succesful sports agent with a high earning. It is a long shot. I figure I will have a solid job as a lawyer if that dream doesn't come through. And as far as the business is concerned, I would earn the money needed to start it by being a lawyer.

What it comes down to though is that I am seriously not that interested in actually practicing law. However, I just see it as the only realistic way of obtaining my dreams. My BA in Psychology won't get me crap and I can't find any other jobs that fit my goals so perfectly.

What are your thoughts? Should I continue with this plan or am I running into a dead end here?

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Law School Applications / Please Answer My 2 Questions
« on: September 25, 2004, 12:27:28 AM »
OK I'm a newbie with all of this so please answer my 2 rather dumb questions. ANy info would be appreciated.

1) I understand that law firms often recruit the top students at each law school. However, my question is, if a person gets a JD by just getting a 2.0 (and obviously doesn't get recruited right after graduation) - wouldn't that person still have the same opportunity to find a job in a respectible firm? I am assuming that law school grades and achievements don't show up on resumes so why does it matter how well a person does in law school as long as they graduate?

2) What are the chances of going to a law school like the University of Washington (or another lower tier 1 school) in the West and ending up working in a city like Atlanta, Miami, or Honolulu?

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Where should I go next fall? / Is this a wow-factor or just ridiculous?
« on: September 23, 2004, 09:31:32 PM »
Hey, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I have a rather weird situation and could use some advice. I'm interesting in applying to law school next year. The thing is, I am only a freshman at my university but pretty much already have junior status. Basically, I will be graduating after my sophomore year as a psych major, probably with honors. I am not a prodigy by any means - I was just smart enough to take CC classes (and do very well in them) while I was in high school and during the summers.

I currently have a 3.62 overall GPA (with A's in difficult classes like Statistics, Physics, English, and Calculus and Analytical Geometry) and I expect to have about a 3.5 by the time I'm done with this year. I expect to get a pretty good LSAT score, but probably not anywhere near amazing.  I am just assuming this and I haven't actually done much research on the LSAT. I also have solid EC's and will get solid recommendations.

I am looking to apply to some mid-major schools and probably one top school ED, possibly Notre Dame. Basically, I don't feel it would benefit me in any way to be a double, or even tripple major. Basically, I figure there's no point to hang around my university and pay such a high tuition when I already can get my degree in 2 years.

Am I completely over my head or does this sound reasonable?

Thanks.

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