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 on: August 12, 2014, 05:45:50 PM 
Started by ShonMI - Last post by kckeisel
There are plenty of opportunities out there! You just need to keep looking. The key is to find a position that you will be happy with! Take a look at this article. I thought it was helpful!

http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/900042544/25-Reasons-Why-Most-Attorneys-Go-Crazy-And-What-to-Do-About-It/

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 on: August 12, 2014, 05:39:43 PM 
Started by ace52387 - Last post by kckeisel
Just make sure that you will be happy with your career once you decide to change. Read this article. There are many attorneys that are unhappy with their positions. Just make sure that it is worth it!

http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/900042544/25-Reasons-Why-Most-Attorneys-Go-Crazy-And-What-to-Do-About-It/

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 on: August 12, 2014, 05:35:44 PM 
Started by sollicitus - Last post by kckeisel
It still amazes me how many people complain about the number of jobs that there are available out there or how unhappy they are at their current position! I read this article the other day and found it very interesting! Why not keep looking for something that you can be happy with both personally and financially. There are plenty of opportunities out there if you look!

http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/900042544/25-Reasons-Why-Most-Attorneys-Go-Crazy-And-What-to-Do-About-It/

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 on: August 12, 2014, 03:50:11 PM 
Started by mithankania - Last post by atomics
Where to start with the LSAT?
Take a free diagnostic test and see how you do. You'll then know what to expect and how much work you'll need to put into your studying to do well. Make sure you take the test timed. Timing is practically everything.
Here's a free preptest to try: http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/jd-docs/sampleptjune.pdf

Is the LSAT the only factor in admissions
No, but it's one of the most important factors. Your past academic records like your GPA matter a lot too. Your personal achievements and successes may add to the picture but less so. You should realize that the LSAT is taken by all future law students so it makes comparing students and their academic intelligence easier for the admissions department. The idea is; performing well on the LSAT shows you're well suited for the study of law.




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 on: August 12, 2014, 11:06:14 AM 
Started by jwhite997 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
I've never even heard of a JSM.

There are a slew of LL.M and non-LL.M legal grad degrees now (M.A. in Law, M.S., some funky doctorates). Other than an LL.M in Taxation or Natural Resources I'm not sure that any of them are worth the tuition.

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 on: August 12, 2014, 11:05:19 AM 
Started by jwhite997 - Last post by NewlyMinted
This guy doesn't have an LLM.
huh, then it was for sure different back then

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 on: August 12, 2014, 12:33:00 AM 
Started by jwhite997 - Last post by jwhite997
This guy doesn't have an LLM.

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 on: August 11, 2014, 11:34:20 PM 
Started by jwhite997 - Last post by NewlyMinted
JSM tends to require an LLM already done to get in it

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 on: August 11, 2014, 11:17:12 PM 
Started by jwhite997 - Last post by jwhite997
The JSM degree at Stanford is geared towards international attorneys looking to practice a specialized type of law in the U.S., according to Stanford's website (https://www.law.stanford.edu/degrees/advanced). If that is so, why does this US-grad JD have a JSM: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/94903-ca-michael-marowitz-300049.html. Was a JSM much easier to obtain than LLM in 1981? Was his obtaining a JSM just so that he could have a T14 school on his CV?

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 on: August 11, 2014, 07:51:28 PM 
Started by Camo2015 - Last post by Citylaw
161 LSAT and 3.99 GPA are solid.

Remember 161 LSAT puts you in the top 20% of LSAT Test takers, which is not a stupid group. Anyone taking the LSAT is a college graduate that is motivated enough to attend law school and has the fortitude to actually take the test.

As you go down the law school path realize there is a 90% chance you will not be in the top 10% of your class and a 99% chance you will not be in the top 1%. Everyone in law school is smart, hard-working, motivated, with solid backgrounds similar to yours. Everyone on the first day really believes they will be number one just as everyone thinks they can do better on the LSAT. However, if everyone could score 175-180 on the LSAT getting into Harvard would not be much of an accomplishment.

Again, you have some impressive credentials and there is a strong likelihood you  can get into Baylor. If your goal is to go into JAG you can certainly accomplish that from any school with your prior military experience and a J.D.

Good luck as you pursue a legal education.

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