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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by TimothySeiler on March 07, 2017, 08:59:58 AM »
Good Morning All,

I realized I never closed this thread, and I wanted to express appreciation for everyone's reasoned thoughts.

I have decided that I will be going to FSU. Now I just have to bide my time till August... So close and yet so far away...
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on March 07, 2017, 08:08:38 AM »
95914

Come on Nancy Pelosi....

Kelly Ann Conway is a Republican. 

Cedric's double entendre regarding her being on her knees on the sofa at the oval office cannot be sexist because

Sexism doesnt count when it affects Republicans.
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 4?
« Last post by Maintain FL 350 on March 06, 2017, 11:09:26 AM »
I agree with Loki, location is everything.

Two additional points:

When you say that T4 is all you can "manage", are we talking about geographic and/or time restraints (perhaps you need a part time program?), or are we talking very low GPA/LSAT.

If it is the latter reason, and depending on just HOW low your numbers are, you may want to step back for a minute and rethink law school. There are T4s that will accept someone with a 148, and I think those applicants might want to rethink their decision. If you have a 155 and the only school nearby is a T4, well, that's a different story.

Second point is regarding solo practice. I don't know if you have any experience with a solo practice, but it is VERY difficult to set up shop straight out of law school without at least some prior experience. You should try to get hired at a firm or govt office first. 
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 4?
« Last post by loki13 on March 06, 2017, 09:59:57 AM »
I am looking at some Tier 4 schools since that is all I can manage. I have heard some negative, some positive. If I am not looking at going to big law firms and just aspire to my own private practice, am I still at a disadvantage? Some people have tried to discourage me completely while an attorney I know said it really doesn't matter what school you go to, depending on your expectations.

There is no easy answer, here. Or, as any attorney would say, "It depends."

Let's take three "Tier 4" schools (I don't know if they are all Tier 4 currently, but generally have been): UMaine, Suffolk, and Florida Coastal.

These are three very different schools. All of them are "tier 4" in the sense that the applicant pool tends to have lower scores (uGPA + LSAT), they don't have great placements (BigLaw, good firms), and they aren't well-respected nationally.

But they are also very different-
UMaine is the only law school in Maine, and the state law school. If you want to practice in Maine, if you want to be a Maine attorney ... well, it's a fine choice. Maine does have some transplant attorneys (highly ranked New England law schools), but there is nothing wrong with going to State U if you want to practice in that state.

Suffolk is fine if you want to take a job in Boston- not a white shoe job, but one of the other legal jobs in the Boston market (PD, prosecutor, government, smaller firm, etc.).

Florida Coastal, on the other hand, is "classic" Tier 4. For profit, low standards, and competing in an oversaturated legal market. There are 11 law schools in Florida, and it might be the worst. That said, you can still pass the bar, or transfer, or do well out of Florida Coastal!

It's just probabilities. Tier 4 schools give you fewer options. And you have to do better at a Tier 4 school to get an equivalent position than you would at a higher-tier school; your competition might be less, but there is far less margin for error.

As practicing on your own- all you have to do is pass the bar. It is certainly doable, but most people struggle in solo practice without a few reps or some connections.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on March 04, 2017, 06:55:07 AM »
can’t be blamed.

2. Now, how ’bout that revolution? Sarandon was right there, too. OK, “revolution” may be too strong a word. But she is correct in saying that Trump’s presidency has woken up people in a way that never would have happened if Clinton had won. The popular retort to this is: Oh, but Clinton would have been much better than Trump. So there would have been no need for revolution! Therein lies the crux of the liberal con.
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Choosing the Right Law School / Tier 4?
« Last post by dbdbdb on March 03, 2017, 04:43:38 PM »
I am looking at some Tier 4 schools since that is all I can manage. I have heard some negative, some positive. If I am not looking at going to big law firms and just aspire to my own private practice, am I still at a disadvantage? Some people have tried to discourage me completely while an attorney I know said it really doesn't matter what school you go to, depending on your expectations.
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Law School Admissions / Two schools want to interview me: is this a good sign?
« Last post by dbdbdb on March 03, 2017, 04:25:32 PM »
Excuse me if this is a dumb question, but I am new to the process and not sure if I should be excited or not? One school wants to interview me by phone and one school in-person. Just wanted to know if it's a good sign or is this common? Thank you!
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Choosing the Right Law School / Choosing the Best Law School
« Last post by WilsonRon on March 03, 2017, 02:41:09 PM »
If you are a student who wants to become a lawyer in the future and are looking for a law school for that then there are a few things that you need to keep in mind before you opt for a school. The important thing that you need to remember is that best law school for one student is not necessarily the best law school for some other student. Students need to look at several things before they make a choice.



One of the most important factor in this situation is the location and the cost. A student needs to see each school keeping in mind these two factors. If a student is young and is not married then he can probably move to some other place or town and enroll in a school there. In this manner these students can attend schools that have won awards and are among the best in their category. Write My Assignment for Me kind of services also help such law students.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on March 03, 2017, 08:49:16 AM »
Here are the facts.
Democratic party had four old redskinned wrinkly old men and one redfaced old lady running for potus.
All of European immigrants
Screaming that they are supporting brown, black, female, rainbow, immigrant people.

Then on the Republican side we had 17 candidates who had 1 black man, 2 Latinos, and one middle aged female running...

This party was running on changing the economy for everyone.  Not only women, gay people and some ethnicities.

A serious visceral difference....

Looks like the Republican party is the party of diversity because at the core it is the importance of the individual....not the group.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on March 03, 2017, 07:28:48 AM »
95352...

Democrats.....not smart people...do not read this😉....because you are in denial/anger stage of coping with loss and it may piss you off.

.....barack Obama said I have a pen and a phone.

....oldfellah harry Reid, got rid of the filibuster....

Now Republicans and trump are taking advantage of this.

So, suck it up.


.....democrats believe that with utilization of the (highly biased and inaccurate) new York times, Washington post, Newsweek, CNN, NBC for example to attack the laser beam focus on immigration
.

For all trumps clumsiness and abrasive talk he is bringing about immigration regulation that is sorely needed....

White people. (ill write in words that bigoted clintonistas can understand) have been coming here with a travel visa for decades---making money and then overstaying their visas......fact.

But the democratic party does not talk about this....they see open borders as a way to MAKE more money for the government...

The crux....more registered democrats coming from anywhere but Europe is ok.

Europe has settled in the USA since its formation....other countries have had their troubles getting accepted throughout America's history.

Irish Italian need not apply----this was the bigoted greeting in shop windows and periodicals in the 1800s up till the next century...

So.....immigrant shake down is old news.

The gravy train will now have a cap on it....regulation which died in the senate under bush Jr. Is now going to be addressed...

Democrats only say they fight for black and brown people and immigrants because they want them to vote Democrat....period end if story.

So the racism purported is real and messy just like the bigoted democratic party was before Republicans and Johnson lit a fire under other democrats asses.

The democratic party had been the party of money since they supported slavery.

The democrats want everyone who wants to come here to see that they are the party of black, red, brown, yellow, green, rainbow people......they focus on the bigoted difference in an individual and mark it against a party which focuses on the individual----now I am not going to get into the many problems of the Republican party---especially the bigots who judge people because of religion but the democrats problem is worse and totally racist.

Identity politics is exposed for the bigotry it heightens....and trump will/is coming down heavy with serious immigration policy.

The democratic party has been trying to use reverse-racism with regard to people who come here from non European countries....feigning support for humans in favor of voter membership.....

Some of us see this.

This country was built on immigrants but they are individuals.....not brown, black, Muslim or Buddhist....

And immigrants will continue to build this country but democrats must now go along with Republicans to fix our immigration system

And it cannot be tabled.....

I'm hoping there are a lot of immigrants who see things from a libertarian point of view....not a let me get free.stuff point of view--- because there are legitimate people who need free stuff----our legal citizens who are poor or disabled.

But stop draining on the battery of the USA and get legitimate fairly....get in line. Work hard, pay taxes, and care!

Immigration regulation---- democrats should love regulation....is here!!!!

Democrats will now have a cap on the amount of people they can try to manipulate into voting for their klan of "identity" politics.....but god forbid if you are a conservative whitey from Yorkshire England.....they do not want you.
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