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Studying and Exam Taking / Quick!! LEEWS or Law School Confidential??
« on: July 27, 2004, 01:18:25 PM »
How do they compare?

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Hello evening students who are entering their 2L @ C-M?

Please pass along any tips you have.  Exactly how difficult was it for you to manage work, school and perhaps family?  What sacrifices did you make?  What was the hardest part of it all for you?

More importantly, were you relatively successful and what did it take?

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General Board / POST GRAD WORRIES
« on: July 08, 2004, 08:44:26 PM »
TALKING WITH A FELLOW 1L I LEARNED THAT TO EARN THE BIG BUCKS YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR A FIRM AND PUT IN AT LEAST 10 HOURS A DAY AND THAT ANY JOB THAT REQUIRES A REGULAR 40 HOUR WORKWEEK WON'T PAY MORE THAN AROUND $40,000-50,000

ALBEIT WAY PREMATURE, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN A WELL-PAYING JOB (AT LEAST $70,000) AND NOT HAVING TO WORK MORE THAN 8 TO 10 HOURS A DAY. 

I HEAR THAT JUDICIAL CLERKS/STAFF ATTORNEYS ARE GOOD CAREER STARTER JOBS THAT ARE NOT AS TIME- :-\DEMANDING AS LAW FIRMS, BUT OF COURSE DON'T PAY NEARLY AS WELL.

CAN ANYWAY TALK ABOUT HOW A PERSON CAN EARN A GOOD LIVING AND STILL BE HOME NO LATER THAN 7P?  OR IS THAT TOO UNREALISTIC IN THE EARLY STAGES OF A LAW CAREER?

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General Board / LS ranking (tier?)
« on: July 07, 2004, 02:14:13 PM »
I'll be a 1L this fall.  I'm going to Cleveland-Marshall.  Because of my circumstances
(FT job, husband, kids) it was my only option (Case Western, a more prestigious LS, doesn't offer a PT/evening program)

Just FYI, I'm not concerned about how well I'll do because of the school's ranking because I'm confident in my abilities and I personally know several very successful alumni and we have a few prestigious Alumni.   Anyway, I'm just curious about where C-M ranks.  How can I find out? or does anyone know?

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Where should I go next fall? / What are the strengths of a law school?
« on: March 18, 2005, 03:04:02 PM »
Is there a good place online to find out what are the strengths of a law school. For example, I'm looking to find out which law schools are strong in Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Immigration, and Business Law. How do I find that info for the schools I'm interested in?

Thanks.

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Where should I go next fall? / UT vs. GW
« on: March 18, 2005, 02:49:05 PM »
Hi All. I'm trying to decide between GW and UT and am leaning towards GW for personal reasons. I know why UT is better:
1. Ranking: #15 vs. #20
2. Location and Weather
3. Cost
But would I be crazy going to GW to be near my family, finally settle down after moving around every couple of years since college, and maybe even look for a mate?

I'm thinking I'd probably rank in the middle of the class and I know that UT gets jobs for the top ten percent but that everyone else has to fend for themselves. I'm thinkin' that I'd rather already live in GW and start networking there and that I'll be able to get a good job that way. Any thoughts?

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Where should I go next fall? / Catholic w/$$ or GW
« on: March 08, 2005, 11:22:44 AM »
I received a letter from Catholic Law in D.C. that they would give me $12,500 a year in scholarship money if I go there. That would bring my cost of living and school expenses down to about 30K a year. If I go to GW, I'll pay around 40K a year. Note: I plan to live at home all 3 years. The question is, do you think that the savings is worthwhile if I go to a school that is ranked in the 80s vs. one that is ranked 20th. Any opinions/advice would be welcome!

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