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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Saying NO to biglaw, alternatives?
« on: February 02, 2005, 04:17:59 PM »
Assuming you're billing 75% of the hours you work... 80 hours a week is 60 billable hours.  Figure 48 weeks a year (2 weeks vacation, 2 weeks misc holidays) and that's 2,880 a year.

How many BigLaw firms have people billing 2,880 a year?  I was under the impression that most firms have a "target" of 2000 or so, and that the studs did around 2,400.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 02, 2005, 01:57:04 PM »
so agent, what have you been doing in LA prior to law school?

I guess i am not that attached either, but there is something nice about mountains, and being able to go outside to run everyday since it barely rains or snows.   while I am not an elitest, it is kinda fun having SOOOO much happening in the arts- galleries all over, great bands coming into town on a regular basis.  Even all the RESTAURANTS. there is good food from just about every part of the world here, and when i think of wisc., i think fat white people eating cheeseburgers everyday. I need to visit in order to get that stereotype out of my head.

ALthough i think madison would be fun too, afterall, i havent seen snow in forever, and changing seasons would be nice.  I am not opposed to the idea of being surrounded by intelligent people either. 

I guess i want to keep my options open is all.  I dont like the idea of having to stay ANYWHERE after school.  everybody makes it seem soooo permanent

Well, I came out here for film school and have spent the past few years trying to get that going... but I've decided that I'm done with the whole thing.  The film industry isn't what it was 10 years ago... or even 5 for that matter. 

As for missing the city?  The restaurants are what I'm going to miss the most.  My GF is a major foodie, so I've been everywhere there is to go.  I like being able to hit up some Korean BBQ in a dingy place in K-town any time I want.

However, I hear Madison's food and such is pretty solid.  It is constantly rated as one of the best places to live in the country... so I can't imagine they live off of Burger King alone.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 02, 2005, 12:39:16 PM »
so most of you plan on staying there?

anyone else wanting to go back to california to work?


I'm assuming I'll end up in and around whereever it is I go to school.  I'm not so married to California that I need to stay here.  Insanely expensive, for one thing.  A small, tiny, one story house around here is at LEAST 600K, for God's sake.  A million in a really nice neighborhood.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 02, 2005, 08:26:43 AM »
Called Admissions this morning.  According to the woman I spoke to, there are Admission weekend things on March 4th and 5th, and also April 8th and 9th.  As far as the $$ goes, she said that they wait for a small commitment before they start really talking about it.  She said there's a letter that goes out, basically asking if you're still interested and are seriously considering the school.  After checking "yes" on that guy, they come with the $$$.


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 01, 2005, 07:11:00 PM »
well, i talked to admissions and they said with my work experience (i have been at the Los Angeles DA's office amongst other things in the public interest area) that I could expect something.  supposedly- they LOVE LA people too. I think it has to do with spreading the seed, ie, cali kids go to madison, come back, have good things to say about the school, and when they are in the position to hire, then madison will have more connections. 

I am sure that the diversity plays a role on top of the networking, but all in all, they really seem to want ya to go there.  Really- the admissions office KNOWS me.  they remember me!  who can say that for ANY california school?!   

Yeah, I remember them being INSANELY nice when I called them a while back.  I'll start poking around about $$ when I call them.  I could definitly see myself going there... but paying 26K a year while the locals pay 9K will make it a little tough to swallow.


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 01, 2005, 06:55:46 PM »
Madison is looking like the best option.  I think i am getting a good-sized scholarship, and i will still be able to have a rockin' education without putting myself into $150,000 debt.

Oh... and why do you think you're getting a scholorship?  Have you heard anything about that yet?  My numbers are comparable to yours (162, 3.57) and I have yet to hear anything.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 01, 2005, 06:52:57 PM »
well. first of all, madison is a highly ranked school, the admissions staff seems unnaturally NICE....

I am still secretly hoping someone at one of the UC's will pity me and give me a ton of money so i can stay in-state:)

I'm a California guy (by way of Michigan... but I've been in LA for 7 years), and I'm currently in basically the EXACT same place you are in terms of price vs. Cali schools, etc. etc.  Right now, Madison is looking really good.

As for the admit day, I definitly want to head out that way in March, but the first weekend might not work with my schedule.  I'm going to call Wisc tomorrow and see exactly what's going on that weekend, and what some other options might be.


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: January 28, 2005, 02:36:26 PM »
I've heard rumors of an admissions weekend sort of thing happening soon... but not in any official sort of way.  Anybody hear anything about that?

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Loyola - Chicago (PT)!!
« on: January 27, 2005, 04:02:41 PM »
I forgot to add - did they mention any merit $ during your conversation?

Thanks.

Stats: LSAT 162, LSDAS GPA 3.57. 

And she actually left a voicemail... so it was pretty vague.  "Hey, you're in, way to go... we're sending you stuff."...  that sort of thing.   So... no clue on the $$ issue.

Good luck w/ the Feb LSAT!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Loyola - Chicago (PT)!!
« on: January 27, 2005, 03:53:13 PM »
I just got the phone call for full-time acceptance.   :)

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