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Law School Applications / Re: In at NYU!
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:41:46 PM »
Congrats!  You are all well on your way to becoming d-bags like me!


Law School Applications / Re:
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:39:45 PM »
I would love to see a site other than xoxo and LSD, because I think someone is making a ton of cash off these sites (and I prefer free sites that don't censor posts) but spamming isn't the way to do it!

Law School Applications / Re: Why do people "fudge numbers" on LSN
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:37:16 PM »
Most people like to be jerks on the internet, and therefore are worried that admissions officers are going to figure out who they are.  In reality, the only time this occurs is when someone's conduct online is so egregious that people start thinking, "someone should tell their admitted schools about this crap"

(Like people posting about lying on applications, drugs, etc)

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: scholarship interview attire
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:34:33 PM »
For any interview, wear a suit.  Period.  Who cares whether you look like a tool to the students - you aren't trying to impress them!

1L jobs run the gamut.  Depends on whether it is a big firm, mid-size firm, small firm, public interest employer, legal services provider, legal clinic, etc. 

For big firms, they will have you write memos just like the 2Ls do. Most other places will have you do more variety.  You should read Law School Confidential and talk to some current law students about this Tetris.

There are bids on a few of these already, but the Law School Confidential (which I consider a must read) is still nice and cheap.  :) 

For those who are worried that you won't be able to repay your student loans unless you take a high paying Biglaw job, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act will save you (kind of)

Passed this fall, the CCRAA provides that you can use an Income Based Repayment scheme to repay your federal loans (Stafford, GradPlus) at only 15% of your discretionary income over the poverty level.  It also provides loan forgiveness for public interest lawyers after 10 years.

For an IBR (Income Based Repayment) calculatory, go to

For more info on the CCRAA, go to

Go to fastweb and try doing some google searches.  This is kind of a specific request.  Also, check into the MS Society.  I found some societies for the deaf that were offering scholarships to children of deaf parents (my mom is deaf). 

Good luck to you!

Thanks for the clarification Melvin.  Jeez...I stopped here to say hi and don't recognize a soul anymore!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Becoming a prosecutor?
« on: December 28, 2007, 05:04:01 PM »
The debt issue shouldn't be that bad if you plan on keeping that job for 10 years.  Check out the information on the College Cost Reducation and Access Act of 2007 (Passed this fall) which provides for loan forgiveness for prosecutors after 10 years. The Equal Justice Works website has a ton of info on this.

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