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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Sticker v Duke$
« Last post by sharka on June 06, 2016, 12:33:27 AM »
I'm a current law student and I agree with what the others have said. My 2 cents is that minimizing debt should be a sizable consideration when you have the option to choose between two such high caliber schools. I would add that where you feel comfortable is really important too because the stress of law school is big enough as is. So living in a place you would enjoy for three years is pretty important!
Job Search / 3L Job Search
« Last post by sharka on June 06, 2016, 12:31:17 AM »
Hi guys!

With the advice and help of you wonderful people, I finished my 2L year successfully! Working my summer position in-house and now starting to think about 3L Post Grad job search. Any advice or approach to it? I realize in-house doesn't yield to job offer like summer associate positions would.

Thanks all!
Job Search / Re: 2L Summer & Post-Grad Employment Search & Alternatives
« Last post by sharka on June 06, 2016, 12:29:01 AM »
Thanks! So I'm getting my grades slowly and surely, but I'm pretty sure I passed all my classes (B+, A-, CR, CR). I ended up using my C/NC on one of the classes.
Law School Admissions / 3.4 UGPA AA Male. What are my chances people???
« Last post by eli_1812 on June 05, 2016, 11:23:56 PM »
3.4 UGPA from big VA state school (#156, Top 100 Public, not exactly prestigious). Practice testing at about 165 LSAT, though expected to be at or near 170 by test day in 3 months. Parents are African immigrants. VA resident. President and founder of a club at big state school. Numerous other positions held in other activities. A few awards and scholarships. Positive trend in UGPA (Dean's list last 4 semesters).Low UGPA due to being in a STEM major (School of Engineering) first year and a half. Internship at the Supreme Court of Virginia. No substantial work experience other than that. Outstanding LORs.
Not willing to go anywhere at sticker (would make an exception for HYS) due to concerns about debt. What are my chances at each of the t-14s?/what LSAT would I need at each?
UC Berkeley (Boalt)
And which ones are likely to give me scholarship $$$ (worth it to ED at Northwestern?)
Thanks in advance! :)
General Off-Topic Board / Re: A day in the life of a law school student
« Last post by tamarasherwood on June 04, 2016, 01:15:42 AM »
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Sticker v Duke$
« Last post by Citylaw on June 02, 2016, 03:30:17 PM »
If your sole goal really is to go into JAG then accumulate as little debt as possible.  However, I think very few people stick with the original law school plan, so be wary of that.

Then assuming everything else is the same any law student should consider location, cost, personal feelings about the school and last at least U.S. News Rankings.

Obviously New York and North Carolina are two very different places, additionally NYU and Duke are two very different schools.  If your in to college basketball and living in a College town for three years Duke will be awesome! 

If your into going to Broadway plays, shows, Central Park, etc NYU will be awesome. 

I personally would like the Duke experience, but I love basketball you may hate it.  Therefore, always remember that choosing a law school is a highly personal choice, and random people on the internet should not be the basis of a life altering decision.

Your clearly very intelligent to have been admitted into both schools so do not overthink it to much.

If I was you, which I am not I would choose the cheaper cost of living, scholarship, and less stressful environment of North Carolina, particularly if you really are planning on going into JAG, because they will assign you a location so your connections in law school will not matter that much.

This is also a good article on how to choose a law school. 

Good luck on this decision and congrats on your acceptances!
Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by Maintain FL 350 on June 02, 2016, 11:40:06 AM »
So if it's Trump vs Clinton, who will you vote for?
Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Sticker v Duke$
« Last post by Maintain FL 350 on June 02, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »
First of all, these are both great schools and you can't really go wrong with either one. That said, I would be inclined to simply choose the cheaper option. NYC is insanely expensive, and you could very well go way over your predicted cost of attendance.

Both schools will give you a shot at Biglaw, although I assume that Duke is probably better if you want to live in the Southeast.

Aside from cost I would think about where you want to live for three years. NYC and Durham are very, very different places with totally different lifestyles. Also, NYU and Duke are pretty different places. NYU is very liberal, very PC, and Duke is more conservative (or at least more tolerant of conservative views). These are things to consider if you're going to spend three years somewhere.
Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on June 02, 2016, 08:24:13 AM »
Prediction: Bernie wins california by 10%  and bernie wins new jersey by 1 or 2 percent--NJ will be close but a victory nonetheless for Bernie.

FBI interrogation next week--Wednesday or Thursday for Mrs. Hillary.😉

Blue corn popcorn bag........yummy!!!

Yum yum yum
Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on June 02, 2016, 08:19:20 AM »
If you believe there are "minorities" than you have to acknowledge all minorities like Icelandic Americans

Icelandic Americans benefit from Viking Privilege. You're so racist.


Do you see how your friend Hillary Clinton is about to be indicted?

You, maintain are at that point where you have lost the argument.

Using words like "minority" as you did erroded your credibility-- its a bigoted term.

I think the facts and evidence regarding Hillary Clinton's impending collapse will sufficiently keep you out of the conversation.

Do let me know when you decide to support Bernie sanders and we will then be united!!!

Good luck to you.
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