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General Off-Topic Board / Who would you hire?
« Last post by Maintain FL 350 on January 26, 2016, 06:03:14 PM »
Had lunch with a group of attorneys today, and this hypothetical came up (as it has before).

Lets say you were in charge of hiring a new associate. Who would you be more inclined to interview: a T14 grad ranked in the middle of the pack, or a T3-T4 valedictorian?

Our group was pretty academically diverse. We had T14 grads, T4 grads, and everything in between. Interestingly, the T4 grads seemed more likely to hire the T14 grad and the T14 guys were like "No way, take the higher ranked grad!".

One guy (a T14 grad) summed it up like this (I'm paraphrasing): the average T14 student and the T4 valedictorian are probably more or less intellectually equivalent. The difference is that the valedictorian works harder, and will probably be a more productive employee.   

I realize that there are many variables, but I think I agree with his assessment. It's far more competitive to get into a top school, but once you're there is it really that much more difficult to get average passing grades?
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Job Search / Re: 2L Summer & Post-Grad Employment Search & Alternatives
« Last post by sharka on January 25, 2016, 11:40:10 PM »
That's a fair point on graduating early and its flaws. Incidentally, I did take two summer classes in 1L summer but that was so I can have room to do clinics in 3L year. It never occurred to me to graduate early.
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Job Search / Re: 2L Summer & Post-Grad Employment Search & Alternatives
« Last post by sharka on January 25, 2016, 11:38:59 PM »
Hi Citylaw,

Absolutely. I am definitely freaking out and to a much larger scale than I would have ever thought. If we went back a year or two ago,  I would have bet that I would never freak out like this. But here I am freaking out. I'm reaching out to local firms and seeing if I can get some experience for sure, but its reassuring to know that jobs will come down the road.

I would love to play! But important question is, do I have to be any good or are the teams more for fun? I definitely play hard, but my shooting is pretty bad. More of a defense player. I can definitely talk to people and see if there is a Hastings team interested in playing. In case there isn't, do you guys take pick up players?

And yea the Hastings gym is not pretty. How's the USF gym? I haven't been up there.
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone want to talk to a stressed out person?
« Last post by Citylaw on January 25, 2016, 04:59:07 PM »
Excellent suggest MacGuffin.

It is a bummer this board is so dead, but at least when a topic comes up there is some rational response and it does fall into the mess that those sites offer.
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone want to talk to a stressed out person?
« Last post by MacGuffin on January 25, 2016, 04:44:45 PM »
not sure if this fool knows what a "climax" (of any kind) is............

but if you WANT to be a knucklehead, here are a few places you'd fit in GREAT:

http://xoxohth.com/

and if you DARE.........
http://www.jdunderground.com/dome
http://jdjunkyard.forumatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=115
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone want to talk to a stressed out person?
« Last post by loki13 on January 25, 2016, 08:40:29 AM »
I'm just f-ing around. I'm actually a lawyer myself, and I was stressed about biglaw bull. Biglaw really is a hellhole. You make money, but not really, because you don't make *real* money, the government takes half, an in exchange for making a good salary for a lawyer the firm gets to mess with you. Problem is it's the same thing in government and other firms. Law sucks.

Lying again. Of course, this is from someone whose best rejoinder, so far, is "You're unlikely to be President." You're neither a good liar, nor a good troll. No wonder you're stressed. Seriously, if you can't even troll well, what good are you?
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by MacGuffin on January 24, 2016, 10:27:55 PM »
Will the democrats push Biden into the race and/or will there be a brokered convention?  Uncle al?? Anyone?

No, at this point Clinton is almost guaranteed the nomination. Sanders can win Iowa and New Hampshire, but that appears to be it. Clinton has a very commanding lead in just about every other primary. She will easily get enough delegates.

There is no push for Biden, certainly not for Gore. A brokered convention? Why? If Clinton has enough delegates, and the DNC wants her anyway, why would there be a brokered convention?

As far as orange jumpsuits, I'll believe it when I see it. We've heard this about Clinton a hundred times before. Some looming scandal is going to take her down. Never happens. Remember how the Benghazi hearings were supposed to be some kind of bombshell? Nobody cared. The House Republicans care about this stuff way more than the general public does.

The question isn't whether Sanders can get the nomination, the question is whether Clinton can win nationally.

Clinton v Trump/Cruz, I think she strolls to the White House no problem. Clinton v Rubio, however, and I think she gets nervous.

This is the irony about this race. Despite the huge electoral vote advantage she has going into the race Clinton is a vulnerable candidate, especially in swing states. The Republicans may very well hand her the keys to the WH simply because they can't seem to nominate a reasonable candidate. Amazing what has happened to that party.

Amusing assessment.   Good luck with your hillary theory--though you may want to check out the Sheldon Silver story to see how a "I'll believe it when I see it" theory evolves. 

Rubio will probably win this thing.
Uncle Al? They already have an "uncle" of their own last I checked...................... .......and he straight up KILLED a guy last week
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on January 24, 2016, 10:14:04 PM »
Will the democrats push Biden into the race and/or will there be a brokered convention?  Uncle al?? Anyone?

No, at this point Clinton is almost guaranteed the nomination. Sanders can win Iowa and New Hampshire, but that appears to be it. Clinton has a very commanding lead in just about every other primary. She will easily get enough delegates.

There is no push for Biden, certainly not for Gore. A brokered convention? Why? If Clinton has enough delegates, and the DNC wants her anyway, why would there be a brokered convention?

As far as orange jumpsuits, I'll believe it when I see it. We've heard this about Clinton a hundred times before. Some looming scandal is going to take her down. Never happens. Remember how the Benghazi hearings were supposed to be some kind of bombshell? Nobody cared. The House Republicans care about this stuff way more than the general public does.

The question isn't whether Sanders can get the nomination, the question is whether Clinton can win nationally.

Clinton v Trump/Cruz, I think she strolls to the White House no problem. Clinton v Rubio, however, and I think she gets nervous.

This is the irony about this race. Despite the huge electoral vote advantage she has going into the race Clinton is a vulnerable candidate, especially in swing states. The Republicans may very well hand her the keys to the WH simply because they can't seem to nominate a reasonable candidate. Amazing what has happened to that party.

Amusing assessment.   Good luck with your hillary theory--though you may want to check out the Sheldon Silver story to see how a "I'll believe it when I see it" theory evolves. 

Rubio will probably win this thing. 
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone want to talk to a stressed out person?
« Last post by bluecushion on January 23, 2016, 06:26:41 PM »
I'm just f-ing around. I'm actually a lawyer myself, and I was stressed about biglaw bull. Biglaw really is a hellhole. You make money, but not really, because you don't make *real* money, the government takes half, an in exchange for making a good salary for a lawyer the firm gets to mess with you. Problem is it's the same thing in government and other firms. Law sucks.

So then you ADMIT that you LIED about EVERYTHING you said up until this point
-that just makes you MORE of troll, not less

Dunn Dunn dunnnnnn

What a dramatic climax to this thread. Or you're an obtuse feminine hygiene product. One of those
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone want to talk to a stressed out person?
« Last post by MacGuffin on January 23, 2016, 05:52:52 PM »
I'm just f-ing around. I'm actually a lawyer myself, and I was stressed about biglaw bull. Biglaw really is a hellhole. You make money, but not really, because you don't make *real* money, the government takes half, an in exchange for making a good salary for a lawyer the firm gets to mess with you. Problem is it's the same thing in government and other firms. Law sucks.

So then you ADMIT that you LIED about EVERYTHING you said up until this point
-that just makes you MORE of troll, not less
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