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Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 11:47:13 PM »
well, look at it this way JD...give it maybe 28 more posts and you'll understand everything  ;)

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Transferring / Re: Transferring: Class Rank
« on: January 17, 2006, 11:18:37 PM »
well said. i was imagining a jump from a tier 1 to a tier 2, or something substantial like that. i could almost picture the look on the adcoms faces as they admitted the student from the higher ranked school.

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Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 11:14:18 PM »
It's been a while and I'm not 100% sure when people started dropping off.  If I'd have to guess, I'd say once school started for everyone at that time, Fall 2004, people started dropping off either that semester or the next, Spring 2005. I'm guessing the reason is either school got in the way or after a while, message boards get kind of old. 

If you look at Downy's profile, he logged in last on September 14, 2005, Fall 2005, so I guess he's still around.  But i'd have to say it was way earlier than that, when the bulk of the cat fighting came to quick death. 

I noticed you are at Michigan?  If I remember correctly, I thought that is where Downy is?

wow. good info. i love talking to those that know the history of this board.

actually, i'm not at michigan. i attended undergrad at michigan state. now i'm a 1L at GW.

and if i remember correctly, downy was at minnesota. i believe that's what he said on a few of his posts.

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Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 10:27:19 PM »
zemog, when would you say the "downy" period ended? i was a lurker for a long time when he and his cohorts were here, but then all of a sudden they seem to be gone. any idea?

and has downy himself shown his face around here recently?

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Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 10:00:38 PM »
make about, i'd say, 29 more posts and you'll probably figure it out...but i'm just throwing a random number out there.

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Transferring / Re: Transferring: Class Rank
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:57:59 PM »
what about transferring from a tier 1 to a top-of-tier 2 school?  How well would you have to do? any ideas?

so you're actually transferring down tiers?

i guess i would have to say top half. someone proposed on a thread somewhere that even if you are transferring down (or within tiers) that you should at least be within the top half of your class; the reasoning being that law schools don't really want a "mediocre" student, even if you're transferring down. this seems to make sense.

yeah, it does. but wouldn't it also make sense for a school to want someone from a higher ranked school, just so they could say things like, "look who transferred here"? i would be willing to bet that some schools would take a transfer down from the top 80%.

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if you had to take a year off just to concentrate on the transfer process, it would still be worth it. that goes for any T14, imho.

if it's a T25, it's a tad riskier. if it's the rest of tier 1, it might be too risky.

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how high within tier 1?

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Current Law Students / Re: I don't understand the appeal of "big law"
« on: January 17, 2006, 08:56:42 PM »
about how many hours/week do biglaw attorneys have to attend social events?

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Current Law Students / Re: I don't understand the appeal of "big law"
« on: January 17, 2006, 06:57:53 PM »
according to a post from xoxohth (which references a website to which i have no access), the average weekly hours at biglaw are more like 60. i take no responsibility for the correctness of the source, but it is in line with what people seem to say around that site, and they're all obsessed with biglaw.

so, 60 hours/week for $125K to start, with probably a $15K bonus a year (am i wrong about this bonus??). so it's 60 hours/week for $140K. that seems pretty decent to me. i can't think of many other fields in which you can get a job for that much, even if you worked that many hours.

even if you were only to work 40 hours, in biglaw pay, it would stil be about $95K.

even if you figured the extra 20 hours as over-time (time and a half), it's still about $80K.

at the least, it's twice as much as my friends coming out of undergrad are making, and even for many with MAs.

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