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Law School Admissions / Re: Chances in Top 14
« on: July 11, 2006, 08:04:12 AM »
I agree with that. You'll have good changes at the lower range of the Top14 the Top8 might be a little bit of stretch but with a good personal statement you could get in..

Choosing the Right Law School / HELP! Berkeley vs. Northwestern
« on: June 13, 2006, 04:56:25 PM »
I just got into Northwestern off the waitlist. I am set to go to berkeley after a one year deferral. Should I go to Northwestern over Berkeley? My instinct is that Berkeley is a better school. I want to work in DC after law school (if that makes a difference)


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L Advice
« on: May 24, 2006, 07:26:45 AM »
This post has been really useful! Another question:

I'm deferring from law school for a year. When should I start preparing? I bought a few E&E's to read up on the course that I think will give me problems and have been working through them slowly. Anything else I should be doing? Should I wait until much much closer to the time to do anything?


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Paralegal
« on: May 08, 2006, 06:44:45 PM »
Big NYC firms pay 35,000 as a base. You can easily double your salary. I know paralegals that broke 100K with alot of overtime. Most I know make in the 50s/60/70s

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Paralegal
« on: May 08, 2006, 12:32:56 PM »
I work at a top NYC law firm as a paralegal. I think that it can be a good learning experience. Its like language immerson. You are expected to have a certain grasp of the legal process.

I don't think it particularly helps to get into law school but I have heard it may help getting a job after. I have a friend who worked at Cravath and was on law review at Penn. When she applied for jobs they spent a lot of time asking about her paralegaling experience. It showed them that she knew what she was getting herself into and that she could handle the environment (and she wouldn't mind doing grunt work).

Paralegal work can be pretty mindless at times so do some extra academic stuff to keep your brain active.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan or Berkeley???
« on: May 06, 2006, 04:48:03 AM »
I disagree with everyone else. The whole point of the NATIONAL schools is that their degrees take you anywhere. So if you go to either Berk or Michigan you could work in the Northeast. Statistically less people work at the firms in NYC than a Columbia or Harvard but that is because more people work closer to where they went to school.

I work at a top 5 firm in NYC and have spoken to lawyers who went to Berkeley(because that is where I am going) and they say the firm actually tries really hard to get Berkeley stuents but a lot of them want to stay in California so they only can get three or four a year. The same goes with Michigan. You would be fine in NYC/Boston coming from those schools. Much better than from BC. Look at the salary range and employment rates listed on Usnews. Only 71 percent employed at graduation at BC (compared to a 97/96 percent rate for the top schools) thats a significant difference. Also, all the top schools the range is 125-125( whether thats manipulated or not is another question) while BCs is like 80-125, which means where you place in the class plays a SIGNIFICANT difference in where you work.

Now money always changes the equation. But I would avoid choosing BC over Michigan or Berkeley because you think you would place better in the Northeast. I bet you a Michigan Student or a Berkeley student would have an easier time than all but the TOP BC students.

the answer clearly is B.

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