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Current Law Students / do lawyers get secretaries...
« on: January 18, 2006, 11:28:09 PM »
in "biglaw" and "midlaw"? honestly, i'm not too concerned about this kind of "prestige" thing (if you can even call concern over having a secretary that), but my friend today was telling me that lawyers in most firms get them.

maybe it's a stupid question, but is this true? if so, i suppose i've just never thought about it. and also if so, at a firm with 50-100 lawyers, why is it necessary?

Transferring / Re: Transferring from Catholic to another DC area school
« on: January 18, 2006, 02:56:40 PM »
I just got my first semester grades.  I don't know my ranking yet, but my gpa is a 2.96.  Does anybody know whether or not it would likely be fruitful to apply to transfer to American or UMD?  I'd also like to try for GULC, GW and GMU, but I doubt I would have a chance there.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


i think you really need to know your rank. can't a 2.96 mean two very different things at two different schools?

Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 18, 2006, 12:06:20 AM »
well, i don't know if this is your case, but quite a few people tend to confuse those northern midwest states with one another. when i tell anyone in DC i'm from michigan i swear they think i lived in an igloo or something.

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  ;)

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.

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.

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?

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.

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%.

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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