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Suffolk / Suffolk 0L's unite!
« on: April 21, 2006, 07:42:52 AM »
I sent Suffolk my deposit a few weeks ago and I'm excited.  So the application process is over, my finances are pretty much all set - I'm all fired up with nothing to do.  I'm dying to know what our schedule will be like because I'd really like to get a PT job, even if it is just pouring coffee - but I can't do that without a schedule.  Aside from a confirmation email, Suffolk hasn't sent me anything since I sent them my deposit.  I'm sure they're busy with the admissions process, but that doesn't mean I have patience. 

Anybody else who's starting Suffolk in the fall, check in here.

Current Law Students / Re: caught for plagiarism at my school
« on: March 01, 2006, 08:41:13 AM »
On the other hand, you may be precluded from practicing law, but not gettting a J.D.. It's a useful degree, and you may never have to disclose any of this to a non-legal sector employer. Plus, if you have the degree you may be able to sit for the bar sometime way out in the future.

Best of luck to you.

This seems to make the most sense to me.  Id do some reasearch and see what kind of career you can forge with a JD.  If it looks even remotely promising to you, I'd stick it out.  I assume you've already paid for 1/3 of your legal education, so if you quit now, that money is wasted.  If you cough up the other 2/3, worst case scenario is you get some non-lawyer JD job, best case scenario is you're admitted to the bar. 

Current Law Students / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 17, 2006, 10:22:26 AM »
I smell a troll . . .

For a clueless soon to be 1L, are there any subjects where it is unimportant to have the most up-to-date suppliment?  For example, would an E&E for Civil Procedures from the mid to late 90's be as good as the most recent edition? 

I was scoring 167, the AC died during a heat wave. I got a 161, still good, but not what i wanted....

that is a "serious bummer" :(
It would be interesting to know how others in that testing room did compared to their practice tests.

I got a 154 on my diagnostic.  I took the Kaplan course, and by the end, I was testing consistently in the 165-167 range; I even got a 171 on one practice test that had a very forgiving scale.  Test day I was confident and I thought I did great.  I was fairly stunned to see I got a 161.  When I reviewed my test I saw that I blew an entire logic game (simple game, but I missed a rule or something) and that cost me 5-6 points. 

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: June 13, 2006, 07:09:53 AM »
I'll be 33 when we start in September.  I'm married with two little girls.

I'm going full time and I'm looking forward to spending time with 22 year olds.  In a lot of ways, my age and work/life experience will give me an edge over them and I'd much rather feel like the old guy with the edge than to feel like I was the same as everybody else and have to worry about where to get an edge.  And besides, young people aren't so bad.  Of course they can be annoying, but they've also got a lot of energy and they're attractive - better than hanging out at a nursing home, or your typical office for that matter.

Do firms really take moot court seriously?  Honestly, I don't see much of a difference between moot court and drama club. 

Make the fact that you droped out of dental school work in your favor, tell them in the PS that something that happend in dental school prompted an epiphany and you realized that you really wanted to go to law school.

No, getting sued is NOT a good reason to drop out of dental school and think Law School.

Who said anything about getting sued?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How old is too old to begin law school?
« on: May 31, 2006, 07:08:11 AM »

personally the main things i would be wary about beyond simply 'fitting in' in law school would be how i would take being at a firm and having peers who were superior to me.  I'd see it as a difficult work situation if i had superiors who were 5-10 years younger than me at the firm with significantly less real world experience - but perhaps my views will change over the next decade.

This is really weak.  Why would you care about the age of your "superiors".  If you've got a hang-up with that, I'd say it is going to be a problem for you at some point, regardless of your age when you enter law school.

I know for IL and many other states you can see the exact questions on the websites. If you disclose everything and display a level of cantor on your application, you will not have any problems(assuming you are not ken lay,or the creator of "bum fights").

So now we have to be able to sing?  Are they gonna make us dance too?

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