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The LSAT is generally a good predictor for how well you will do your first year in law school, i.e. whether you'll flunk out or not.  It's not a very good predictor of much else.  Of course you take a person with a good LSAT, they are more likely to go to a better school that will prepare them for the Bar and having gotten a good LSAT score (most likely through studying) they are more likely to be better test takers and to prepare more for the bar.  But I don't think that makes the LSAT a good predictor for who will pass the Bar, more that the sort of person that does well on the LSAT is likely to do well at other things too (I'm talking generally, don't yell at me if you got a low sore, they're mountains of exceptions to the rule).

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Are the promises true?
« on: April 13, 2005, 10:06:45 PM »
To be honest I haven't heard of any lawyers fresh out of law school working 40 - 50 hours a week.  Even established lawyers work really long lawyers, unless your doing something a little less traditional and are willing to take a pay cut (which to be honest I probably will one day).

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: April 13, 2005, 01:47:56 PM »
the bag is beautiful!  law school books are heavy, though . . . do you really want all that weight on one shoulder? 

Well I didn't want a backpack (and if worse comes to worse I have one I can use), but I intend to unbind my books and am not positive I'll be bringing my laptop.  I really didn't want the backpack so I figure this is a good compromise.

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I'm only going to law school to meet a hot woman who will pay the bills :)

Can you cook?

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I've heard a lot of people reccomending commerical class outlines.  Are they really worth it?  And where do you get them? Cost?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: April 12, 2005, 09:14:09 PM »
I just bought this bag on ebay as my law school/laptop bag compromise.  Huge, but I think cute.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6759623150&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

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With a free ride I'd take it especially since your going into PI.  I wouldn't consider Tulane hugely better than American and especially not for PI.  Also I am biased as I am going to American.

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Yeah I drove across country once and swore never to do it again.  I think I'm going to ship my car to NJ (where my dad is) and then sell everything and buy new stuff in DC at IKEA.  My current stuff is pretty big right now so I may not even be able to use it wherever i end up living.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: April 12, 2005, 01:43:42 AM »
What I'm thinking is a sleeve for my laptop (although I'm not yet positive I'll actually use it for class) and then a big sort of funky cute tote bag ala jcrew, but not actually this one because I'm not into it, but that idea.

http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/multiProduct.jhtml?ids=prod64382751,prod64394751,prod64492751,prod69596751,prod69591751

Ahh now the search for the ultimate cute funky, massively huge, tote bag.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: American or Loyola?
« on: April 12, 2005, 01:20:26 AM »
I actually asked the admissions guy about coming back to California and he basically said if you graduate and then suddenly decide you want a job in CA it won't be that easy, but if you build contacts and look for jobs way in advance it's definitely doable and there are apparently a pretty decent chunk of alums in CA.  I know it may be BS on their part, but it sounds about right to me, it won't be like CA are going to be knocking down your door to give you a job, but if you go looking you'll find something.  The other thing you have to realize to (and me also) is that if you live there and go to school chances are you may not want to leave all that behind after 3 years, which is good and bad.

Loyola is in the shadow of USC and UCLA, but its also #3 in the world's largest legal market, that isn't bad, you'll get a job and most likely a good one.  Also I was told on the tour that Loyola has more alums as partners in LA firms than either UCLA or USC.  If your #1 concern is getting a high paying job out of law school I think Loyola can do that for you, but that's not saying that American won't get you a good job too, it's just Loyola is basically geared towards that and American is a lot more diverse, but the majority of its students still go into private practice.

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