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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Thoughts on Schools
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:08:46 PM »
Are you talking to me?  I'm not against all HBCUs.  I sometimes recommend that people go to Howard if they can't get into a t14.  My recommendation above was just a general one against going to law school if those are your options and you can't improve your LSAT.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:06:07 PM »
Interesting, especially in light of the leaked Simpson documents.  But clients don't seriously think that just b/c 1st and 2d years aren't put on matters that they won't be charged for them, right?  Someone has to pay...either directly or through higher rates.

How big is your legal department?  How much interaction do you have with the GC/other corporate execs??

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 11, 2009, 09:43:19 PM »
Seems to be a bit dead around here

As a doornail.  I find oil and gas law interesting.  For posterity: How do you like being in-house?  Did you also summer at your current employer?    Is most of your work contractual in nature?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Thoughts on Schools
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:28:05 AM »
I wouldn't recommend any of those, but of course, that depends on your LSAT.

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You should be a URM, and I think you have a good shot at all of those.  H down is pretty much guaranteed.  Nice chances at Y and S if your essays are good.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« on: November 25, 2009, 08:27:15 PM »
I'm not sure that Chicago is preferable over UVA or, especially, Michigan for those things.  The Chicago market is probably saturated with Chicago grads, so going elsewhere might actually put you at an advantage if you want to end up there.  But OK.

In general terms, my numbers were 3.8+, 170s.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« on: November 25, 2009, 06:27:29 AM »
No, I graduated from YLS in 2008.

The problem with your plan is that you applied to HLS rather late, so you might hear from Chicago before you hear from HLS...and you'd be screwed.  What is it about Chicago that you like so much?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« on: November 24, 2009, 09:09:17 PM »
It's possible.  You withdraw that ED app from Chi yet?

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Sadly, no.  Others have taken Japanese and succeeded.

That said, I think you have a shot at CCN.  Might as well apply to H too.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Advice for a Freshman.
« on: November 18, 2009, 06:22:40 AM »
Don't take any "pre-law" classes (except maybe a poli sci constitutional law class).  Experiment with a variety of different courses until you find a subject that really interests you.  Major in that.  Take classes that will improve your writing skills.  Get involved in meaningful extracurriculars (not the "pre-law" club), especially those that provide leadership opportunities (which you should seize).  Study abroad.  Consider other career choices.  Form good relationships with profs.  Again, consider other career choices (including grad school).  If, by the beginning of your junior year, you're still convinced you want to go to law school, then study like hell for the LSAT and aim to break 170 within the year.  Work on an amazing, thought-provoking, non-cliched personal statement.  Have everything done by the end of the summer following your junior year.  Apply as soon as schools start accepting apps.  Choose Yale, Harvard, or Stanford over money.  Otherwise, take the money.  Don't do any "pre-law" program over the summer.  Take it easy and relax.

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