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Denials / Re: First Ding, Rejected at Boalt
« on: February 07, 2005, 10:42:45 PM »
Right there with you.  Got the ding today.

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Acceptances / Re: UConn Acceptance!
« on: February 07, 2005, 10:35:05 PM »
Got in today.  :-)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 03, 2005, 04:34:10 PM »
You pegged me right!  Now answer the question  :D

Cannibalisitic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.
 ;D

Can't you see it though?  Everybody's always talking about how NICE the place is...  there has to be some downside.  And the people are SO friendly... they must be hiding something.

Bum Bum BUUUUUUUUUM!


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 03, 2005, 04:02:14 PM »
Which begs the question...what's a CHUDS?

Not a horror movie fan, I see.   :D 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 03, 2005, 12:30:40 PM »
The Madison area seems like a nice cross of urban culture with nice, accessible suburban living, which is ideal for me. 
Someone please correct my impressions of Madison if need be!

That pretty much sums it up... except for the C.H.U.D.S.   The horrible, terrible C.H.U.D.S.  ;)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Saying NO to biglaw, alternatives?
« on: February 02, 2005, 06:43:27 PM »
you'll probably bill around 2/3 of your time .... not 3/4. so that's 2560 hours. the other thing to keep in mind is that the problem with firm work is that it's unpredictable. there will be time where you're doing nothing and spending your days on discussion boards, and other weeks where you bill 60 hours and work 80.

I think 2/3 sounds a little extreme based on what I've read.  Let's split the difference and say 70%.   ;)  Which would give us 2688... still a hell of a lot.

However, I do completely agree with you on the unpredictability of it.  There will definitly be the occasional insane 80 hour+ week.  I think that's to be expected, and perfectly reasonable.  It's the idea of doing that EVERY week that terrifies people. I personally have no problem with averaging 65-70 hours a week... but averaging 80 would be a bit much.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Saying NO to biglaw, alternatives?
« on: February 02, 2005, 06:17:59 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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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 02, 2005, 03:57:04 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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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 02, 2005, 02:39:16 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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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 02, 2005, 10:26:43 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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