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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« on: November 29, 2007, 12:45:49 PM »
Your perception of finance is wrong on many levels.

I love when you write these one-line posts telling other people they're wrong.  So helpful.

Well, you're wrong.  You think that finance professionals simply add and subtract using excel.  That's an ignorant thing to say, so what would you expect my response to be?  Do you want me to walk this thread through some basic finance skills that finance professionals know and use on a regular basis that go beyond adding and subtracting on excel?  Quite frankly, unless you like finance, that would be quite boring.  So by keeping it concise and just pointing out the error of your post, I accomplished the same thing.

You don't see me in here ripping people who were history or polysci majors, yet you feel like you know it all about something you probably have zero exposure to.

I'm also trying to figure out where all of these "one-line posts telling people they are wrong" are.  I don't even have that many posts on this forum.  And most of the ones I do have discuss what law school is actually like, the current job market, and the different alternatives out there to big law. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« on: November 29, 2007, 12:32:30 PM »
Most of the business majors I know couldn't write their way out of a paper bag.  But since they learn how to add and subtract using Excel, they get all the "good" jobs.  I would hate to be a finance monkey.

I have really good opportunity for advancement at this job, but unfortunately it's the most mind-numbingly boring sh*t I could possibly imagine.  Probably a lot like law.
Your perception of finance is wrong on many levels.

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Law School Applications / Re: Criminal addendum - How specific on dates?
« on: November 29, 2007, 09:20:17 AM »
Get all of the specifics (including copies of the citations, plea, etc) b/c you will eventually need them for C&F.

EDIT: I also think you are underestimating "how minor" these infractions are.  Two of them will not reflect well on you.  It will probably not be determinative at all schools, but I'd guess you won't get into a school or two you otherwise would have.

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Assuming you're planning on staying in Chicago after graduation, and assuming you're not concerned about a specialty field (IP for Kent, child & family for Loyola, etc), then just apply to all 3 and go with which ever one offers you the most money. They all place pretty close in the Chicago region, so if you are near the top at any of the 3 schools, you'll be fine.

I wouldn't agree with this 100%.  DePaul is currently a step behind Loyola and Kent.  Between Loyola and Kent, it depends.  A some mentioned, it's a no-brainer if you want to do child/family law.  Loyola has a great program in that area.  I'd also say our tax program is better than Kent's.  Loyola generally is considered to have a stronger alumni network, but I think that is evening out now that Kent has been good for a solid amount of time.

The one thing that annoyed me about Kent when I applied was their scholarship conditions.  I also know people at Kent who lost HUGE money after 1L b/c they give out more scholarships than possible to keep.

If you couldn't tell, I go to Loyola.  Both Loyola and Kent are fine options depending on your preferences.

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No that's pretty lame.  I generally study more than the average person - I had a 3.91 GPA in undergrad.

I think it just depends on the person.  I know people who spend hours studying, yet are not anywhere near the top of the class.  I work hard when needed, but put in less time than most.  I'm not doing so bad.  Just find a method that works for you and go with it.  Don't be persuaded there is a certain way to go about law school.  Everyone has their own take, develop yours and go with it!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Outlining?
« on: November 27, 2007, 01:30:03 PM »
You learn as you go.  Youll get old outlines; you basically just mix what they have with any insight you can add to the topic and then add anything that theirs is missing.

Im about at exam time... and theres really no way to study without an outline... your casebooks will be too bulky and the important issues will be hidden... you wont have time to go back over casebooks when you're cramming.

I've studied plenty without outlining.  It really depends on the class.

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I'm going to try and balance things out - but I need to study more than the average person, and I work my butt off in school, so I'm not in lala land when it comes to what I'm expecting in law school.

My only advice is not to do work just b/c you feel you need to.  I work hard, but I don't go overboard.  I always get the feeling that many of my classmates are doing things just so they can say they spent X hours studying. 

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My husband gets SO BORED when I'm doing law school prep - applications and LSAT studying (ie locking myself up in the spare room).

I'm scared about what he'll do when I'm in law school itself.


Law school really isn't that bad, unless you want it to be.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.  Then again, I rpobably spend less time on law school than my average classmate.

I know what kind of student I will be... I will never see him...

Ah, then I feel bad for the two of you!  Everyone does law school differently, but I hate to see my friends who spend every waking moment in the library.  Seems so depressing.

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My husband gets SO BORED when I'm doing law school prep - applications and LSAT studying (ie locking myself up in the spare room).

I'm scared about what he'll do when I'm in law school itself.


Law school really isn't that bad, unless you want it to be.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.  Then again, I rpobably spend less time on law school than my average classmate.

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Law School Applications / Re: Sealed records
« on: November 27, 2007, 12:29:05 AM »
I don't know, dude.  But chances are pretty good that a state bar association can, and part of passing the bar's C&F is them doing a thorough background check and comparing that check to your LS application (yep, they keep it on file).  So lying about anything that's on any record is extremely ill advised.

How do you know the bar does that?

They do.  Character and fitness is a real pain.  Especially if you're in Illinois.  Next year they supposedly will start asking for DNA samples from applicants.

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