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Current Law Students / Re: Things you wish you would have known...
« on: February 24, 2007, 07:16:41 PM »
I wish I would have known windows backgammon was so damned addicting before comming to law school.  Although it made for a great way to get through property.

Online Law Schools / Re: Stop Hiding behind your ABA school...
« on: February 23, 2007, 06:25:52 AM »
I am actually curious. I don't know anything about these DL schools. So I went to a couple of their websites (Concord, Taft & Abraham Lincoln popped up on Google first). I must admit that I was shocked to see that the tuition was so high. Concord is almost $9k per year ($36k for all 4yrs). Abraham Lincoln is $6,750. Taft was more reasonable at $5,400 per year. Still, at the low end, you are shelling out $21k for the four years.

I'm sure this is due to my own myopic view of schooling, but what exactly does that get you? You don't have a law library. You don't have law journals or a moot court team. You don't have clubs or interest groups or special guest speakers. Or do you? I assume you have classes of some sort? Are you able to ask questions or is it just a lecture? Do they use the Socratic method? Do you chat with the professor and other students? How does it work? I mean, why not just go out and buy a dozen casebooks, read them from cover to cover and take the Baby Bar and the Bar on your own? Does a J.D. after your name from one of these schools really carry enough weight to justify spending $20k on it?

My understanding is that while you may come out of these schools with little or no understanding of the law, you are well rested because of DL schools' emphasis on "nap time" and are one hell of a finger painter. 

Transferring / Re: Chances of transferring - T4 currently top 30%
« on: February 22, 2007, 07:53:28 PM »

I am in the top 10% in 2 of my classes including LRW. 

uhh,  who wants to break the news that "top 10% in a class" isn't a stat??

Current Law Students / Re: Who here f#$#@#g! hates law school right now
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:13:41 AM »
I'm at a tier 2, and I can say at times its stressful, but I dont hate it. HOWEVER,  I have begun to depise 90% of my classmates, but that's really just because I'm around them constantly and their voices/mannerisms have begun to get to me. haha.

I'd say just push on, everyone has a day like this regardless of what they do

Is anyone else out there in a situation like me where 90% of their classmates are genuinely good people who will help you out when you need that help?  I find that a huge group of my old 1L section still attends entire section parties and we all generally get along.  Is this an anamoly?

Current Law Students / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: February 21, 2007, 07:32:27 AM »
show me on the doll where your uncle Jeb touched you


- p.s. To the OP, once you get on this side of the board... no one really cares where you got accepted/accepted with $$/etc.

Here's some bull: my school's law review just changed the requirements for next year's write-on so that you're required to enter the writing competition even if you will grade on to the journal. They're just waiting to reelease the names of the grade-ons until the write-on competition is over and you've tried to write on. Since I am just on the edge of grading on, this is CRAP!

Writing on builds character.

Current Law Students / Re: Attendance- How strict are your professors?
« on: February 19, 2007, 03:52:20 PM »
i wouldn't worry about what they are doing, they're the ones who will have gapping holes in their notes

Or the ones grading on to Law Review.

Yes the write-on sux. Yes, the first year of cite-checking/writing requirement/etc. is horrible.  But, after completing these requirements you get a shot at being an editor for the journal - which is awesome.  You get to actually have say in the direction the Journal will take and get course credit and a nice little stipend for your troubles. 

Plus, it makes for a great "conversation piece" in an interviewing situation.  Employers always ask "So I see you are writing a comment about..." which is a nice way to get a dialogue going.  I say, go for it. 

Current Law Students / Re: I'm so glad I didn't go to law school
« on: February 19, 2007, 01:27:48 PM »
I think we've shamed the OP to the point where he will never return.

Current Law Students / Re: I'm so glad I didn't go to law school
« on: February 19, 2007, 11:44:39 AM »
since you "crashed under the pressure of the lsat" i would like to suggest the more truthful screen name of I_could_not_have_been_you.


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