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brooks1, trust me, I know what you're saying.  I hate their website, and honestly I really think it should be updated.  One of the drawbacks to Memphis Law is that the facilities are outdated.  There is talk about moving the whole school to downtown Memphis in one of the old buildings downtown, providing better access to the legal community, etc.  I would visit the city if I were you.  I have lived in Memphis off/on for 10 years and it is highly regarded in this city as a school that churns out excellent lawyers.  Plus, it's dirt cheap!

I assume you're talking to the person who started this thread.. but just case you talkin' to ME, I don't know where I'd go.  If I had my absolute choice of law schools (assuming a 180/4.0 and perfect app) I have to say I'm not sure I'd go to Harvard or Yale.  I think I'd choose a school in an area I'd like to live that gives me a full ride.  That's the sweetest deal I can think of!



FWIW, today I received an invitation to apply to VLS via email, stating that they are still accepting apps for the fall and waiving app fees.  I think you're ok.  Best of luck!

I got my email acceptance today too.  Best of luck--maybe we'll see each other in the fall!

Can I smack all of you right now? haha..

All of you have been accepted into really prestigious schools.  Do you really think it's going to matter in 10 years whether you went to Columbia, Harvard or Yale?  Honestly, get a grip!


General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tolkien: Yea or Nay?
« on: March 06, 2005, 02:05:12 PM »
I know what you're saying.  I read about 8 of the Jordan books and I began to see why people were criticizing them: no direction, no character development, etc.  I finally just gave up.

Hey, I can read and analyze literature like the best of them too--and that's all well and good--but there is a certain satisfaction that comes from reading about worlds that aren't real!  Call it escapism if you wish, but isn't every work of fiction an escape?  Isn't every book designed to pull you outside of yourself for a few moments?


General Off-Topic Board / Tolkien: Yea or Nay?
« on: March 05, 2005, 09:06:59 PM »
I'm just interested in hearing from people on this board on something--ANYTHING--non- law school related!

Studying for the LSAT / Memphis testing center?
« on: February 12, 2005, 08:37:41 PM »
Hey all,

Just curious to know if anyone on here tested @ U of M today?  Would be interesting to know!


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Has anyone thought of not doing law?
« on: January 31, 2005, 10:02:00 AM »
I have to agree with plumbert here.. as a former classical musician, you'd think that job would be 'fun' and 'cool' and 'interesting' but something I learned quickly: it's a business, kid.  I think that, after having invested myself in something that was supposed to be 'fulfilling', I realized that I didn't necessarily have to be fulfilled by my *work* to be fulfilled as a *person*.  I think it would be wise to consider that just because you don't feel personally fulfilled by a job doesn't mean you can't enjoy it.

I have worked in law firms, worked in in-house counsel offices, etc.  And yeah, they're right.  Long hours, lots of dedication, etc. (although I will argue that I knew attorneys at large firms that worked 9-5:30 every day and came in maybe 2-3 hours on the weekends and their billable time was fine--as I observed, the work load and hours have a lot to do with the practice area).

But honestly, there was a vast range of opinions regarding the profession.  Yes, some hated it, but others really enjoyed it.  I think attitude and optimism have everything to do with it!

PS - I sort of have to laugh at the attys that whine about working 45 hrs a week.  As a musician I was scrambling around all the time for gigs, practicing, teaching, etc., and wasted a whole lot more than 45 hours a week in pursuit of trying to pay my rent!

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