How competitive are Boalt students? They typically seem far less "gunner"-ish than other schools despite Boalt's high national standing.Also, how is the international law program?
What do you plan on focusing on over there? How strong is tax law there? How often do people kick it? Where do you all normally go? 9i went fir ug...) That's it...lemme know!
Hey Ruskie - Are there many Russians in the Berkeley/San Fran area? Where do you hang out (if there is sufficient time to unwind)? Do you think there is ANY possibility for a USF student to transfer into Boalt? Either way, are legal job openings in the norcal area bountiful enough so that USF or Santa Clara grads will have little trouble finding work? (The employment stats of the two schools seem artificially high for T3s).
Does Boalt take a good number of transfers from other UC schools (Hastings, Davis, etc). or do you never see or hear about that? A more random question... do you feel that its significantly easier to get into Boalt if you're instate or is it about the same difficulty? Is it the same for Hastings or Davis? Sorry if my questions have already been asked... I feel like no one really has an answer to these or everyone just has their own opinions.Thank you so SOO SOOOO much!! And congrats on being a Boalt student!!!
Quote from: IvanTrbl on February 15, 2006, 05:03:50 PMHey Ruskie - Are there many Russians in the Berkeley/San Fran area? Where do you hang out (if there is sufficient time to unwind)? Do you think there is ANY possibility for a USF student to transfer into Boalt? Either way, are legal job openings in the norcal area bountiful enough so that USF or Santa Clara grads will have little trouble finding work? (The employment stats of the two schools seem artificially high for T3s). I don't think there are many Russians in the East Bay, but there are plenty in SF. I go at least twice a month down to Geary Ave, where there are tons of Russian stores, bakeries, cafes, etc. It's the most Russian stuff I have ever seen in one place in the US.I try to hang out with friends outside of law school, but I think that's an approach that works for me and may not work for other people. I do it because I have a tendency to stress law school even when I am in a purely social setting with law students, and I prefer to unwind with people who do other things and have other topics of conversation. I attend Bar Reviews and the formals occasionally, but for me it's necessary to get out of my Boalt circle occasionally. SF is a VERY tough market right now. In fact, this year's OCI results seem to indicate the people had an easier time getting jobs in NYC, DC, Chicago and LA than they did in SF. If you want to work in SF I would advise you NOT to attend USF, Golden Gate, Hastings, etc. These people line up behind Stanford and Boalt grads for jobs in the Bay Area, and these jobs are not easy to land. I have a buddy at Hastings who is top of his class and on Law Review and he was *lucky* to get a job in a small firm in Sacramento...as a 2L!!! His case is not unusual. From what I understand, most Hastings grads actually get jobs after graduation rather than through their second summer offers. I am not sure what, besides the ranking of the school and the relatively tough job market in the Bay Area accounts for this, but do a search for Hastings on the resume section of craigslist.com and you will see what I am talking about. Yes, tehre are brand new layers who are Hastings grads trying to find jobs through craiglist!Transferring is an option. I can't tell you about specific numbers or probabilities, but I know we accepted about 30 transfer students this year and more than one of them was from USF. It's possible, but I think it's dangerous to attend a school with the belief that you will definitely be at the top of the class. Hastings and USF kids may have a hard time getting jobs, but they work at least twice as hard as we do and no matter what your LSAT score is, don't expect those top grades to come easily. Those kids know more law than we do.
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