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Current Law Students / Re: "Getting to Maybe"
« on: April 24, 2006, 02:05:16 PM »
So maybe it would work well in the context of IRAC by helping you spot the issues and navigate rules to the point that you can make brief of what the argument in the case could look like. Here, you would be able to find out what is likely to happen or what the conclusion is in terms of the main issues.

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Current Law Students / Re: how long take your guys to prepare LSAT
« on: April 19, 2006, 11:42:35 PM »
What's interesting about me is that the only school I really saw myself at was Wyoming. Sure I had dreams of SU,UM,Case and Northeastern, but Wyoming was the only practical choice. Knowing this, I only prepared for Wyoming and got a 156, which was better than the 153 I was aiming for. I think if I was serious about CUB or UD, I could have pulled off a 162 or 163. I only knew about The LSAT since about the May before I took it and didn't figure out how it worked until August or September and then I stopped studying in January.  :-\ However, I guess if I can get into the 70s%tile @ Wyoming, it won't matter because I am only really interested in Denver and I can always get an LLM.

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Job Search / Re: Biglaw jobs
« on: April 16, 2006, 11:34:11 PM »
I am thinking I could get Big Law in Denver if I land top 25%(top 20 students) (Holland and Hart) or top 40% with an LLM.

What is considered big,middle,small and micro law and the subsequent salaries?
                               
I am thinking: 2-12 under 45k (anyone can be)
               13-50 45-70K   (at least middle in class for small school, T3/4)
               50-150 70-100K (Top quarter for T3/4, top half for T2 and T1)
               150< 100K-14kK (You have to be from a local law school and Order of the Coif or at least in middle of class of T14 or from HYS)

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Current Law Students / Re: Abortion
« on: April 12, 2006, 08:11:32 PM »
You know, after seeing all of those pictures, it only makes my pro-choice beliefs stronger.  whoever posts *&^% like that is a f**cked up whacko.

I could very well post some pictures of a woman performing an abortion on herself with a coat hanger, or a drunken delisenced doctor performing a third trimester abortion.  THOSE WOULD BE THE RESULTS OF BANNING ABORTION. 

Yep...back alley abortions will become a practice in this country if abortion is outlawed. 14-year old girls, who are still babies themselves, will be forced to either keep the child, or become an incubator for the state and suffer lifelong psychological damage once she gives the kid up for adoption. Or how about the 18 year old girl who becomes pregnant and doesnt know about it, yet goes on spring break...spends a whole week drinking and doing recreational drugs, only to find out that she's pregnant, and will be forced to take care of a child that will likely have fetal alcohol syndrome, brain damage, or a multitude of other problems. Or even more compelling, how about the woman in South Dakota who gets raped and becomes pregnant, yet has to bring the child to term...that child will eventually ask who his/her mom and dad are, and why he/she wasn't wanted...and once he's old enough to do the research on his own, he/she will find out that he wasn't just your "run of the mill" child given up for an adoption...but that his or her conception was the result of one of life's most brutal and heinous crimes.
Rather than trying to instill their own sense of morality on everyone else, do any of these bible thumpers ever think about what's best for the child to be? We can't even take care of the children WE ALREADY HAVE in this country. First off, I don't know much about adoption law, but I know it's a long and drawn out process. Children are constantly bounced from orphanage to orphanage, and foster home to foster home. For some children it works out fine, yet for others, they have to live with the psychological effects of (a) not having a family (b) wondering why their parents didn't want them (c) not living normal lives. Now take the number of children who already don't have homes, and add tens of thousands of unwanted kids to that list. The whole "Bill Gates was an unwanted child" argument has no freakin merit whatsoever. For every one unwanted child who turns out to be ok, there are thousands that aren't so lucky.
It's ironic...the same people in support of banning abortion are the same people who want to uphold the "traditional family", who don't want to pay for welfare or healthcare for the poor, and who want tax cuts. The practical results of abortion would include a significanly higher proportion of single parent households and a greater strain on our economy. But hey...all of this is worth it, as long as the religious right can sleep well knowing they imposed their f**ked up sense of morality on everyone else.

Hey, I guess it makes people good to know that someone with a gun and handcuffs has to do what they say.

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Current Law Students / Re: Abortion
« on: April 12, 2006, 07:11:37 PM »
You know, after seeing all of those pictures, it only makes my pro-choice beliefs stronger.  whoever posts *&^% like that is a f**cked up whacko.

I could very well post some pictures of a woman performing an abortion on herself with a coat hanger, or a drunken delisenced doctor performing a third trimester abortion.  THOSE WOULD BE THE RESULTS OF BANNING ABORTION. 

A lot of these people are mentally ill. By yelling at them, you encourage them.

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Current Law Students / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 12, 2006, 01:22:37 PM »
Yeah. Even popular culture reflects this. In the movie, the Firm, the best law graduate in the country was making only 96,000, AFTER selling his soul.(A  good student from an average school like myself should be able to make that much if they work really hard in law school for the Holland and Hart interviews the top quarter at my school). Also, other information supports this. Average lawyers from my school were making like 30,000 in the private sector, now the average is 58,000 when about 30 of the 36 lawyers reported their salaries. I would say that new associate salaries have doubled in the last 5 years.

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Current Law Students / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 11, 2006, 11:37:20 PM »
yeah, so. Must students report their salaries.

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Current Law Students / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 11, 2006, 06:38:14 PM »
How come my school has a 25th to 75th of 33 to 88, then? and its TTT though Denver and Colorado are about the same.

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Job Search / Re: What should i do?
« on: April 10, 2006, 06:15:39 PM »
blah blah blah

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Current Law Students / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 10, 2006, 05:50:21 PM »
All I really want to do is to make like 60 or 70 out of law school...I wonder if I can do that coming out of a TTT. I have a family so I just can't accept anyone under 55k.

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