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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 21, 2008, 07:28:31 PM »
Well of those two, definitely Pace.  Florida Coastal keeps emailing me offering me scholarships - I NEVER APPLIED THERE.  What does that tell you?

Pace is a fairly new school and not that highly ranked.  But it does have an extensive environmental program.  I got into higher-ranked schools so I am not going there, but I would have been ok with it.  It's a nice campus and the students seem to be fairly happy.


I am about to start law school part-time in August, but I have worked at a 400+ attorney law firm for the past 5 years.  While gender, age, and attractiveness affect any job application process (and differently at law firms), it's hard to guarantee a general trend, or one that is very different from other lines of work.  A hot 25 year old blonde woman is going to have an easier time in life in general that a chubby 33 year old guy.  Such is life. 

Yes, it does seem that attractive women are hired to be associates due to their looks* and the fact that it is fairly certain the young lady will be married off, breeding, and easier to push out of the partner track in 5-7 years.  But that doesn't mean that that is the only factor or even always a positive factor in employment decisions.  Talk to the female attorneys in their 40s and 50s...they often have a very different view on hiring young, perky, definitely-going-to-be-moms-first female associates.  Many of these older ladies feel they had to fight harder than their male counterparts to get where they are now, and seeing young women today not realize whose shoulders they are standing on causes friction.  Besides this, most businesses, including law firms, honestly do want to make money, and while some will get hired based on their looks/availability, for the most part you will get hired on who you know or what you can do MUCH before your looks. 

With the wedding band thing...I think that is appropriate for about any job interview.  They cannot ask you whether you are married or not, and wearing a ring is a near certain answer to that question.  I have taken my ring off (I'm a dude) for interviews when I thought it would matter at all.  It's none of their business at that point.  

I understand and accept that hot, young women will have a hiring edge.  As a guy, I will never be a hot, young woman.  My question is whether being 31 during OCI will put me at a significant disadvantage (or searching any other way for a job) compared to other guys in my class.  Are they allowed to ask your age in any way?

So in the south there's more midlaw?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:40:06 PM »
How bout Rutgers-Camden placement in the Philly area?  How does it compare to Temple and Nova?  I am actually kicking myself for not applyinh to Villanova - according to LSN - I'd have a good shot of getting in.

How will Drexel affect all of this - not much until it's finally accredited?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn or BC
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:35:52 PM »
That's a tough one.  But BC has top half with a shot at Biglaw, BLS just top 15% or so.

Rutgers-Camden is also lower than Villanova and Temple also, with similar numbers on GPA and LSAT.  I'm worried they seem to be placing worse than other similar T2 schools.  The clerkship % could have a little to do with it, but I'm not sure how much.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you find sexy about girls?
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:18:33 AM »
My goodness, this is getting sappy.  Let's just face it, we'd like a 140 IQ but she has to look hot in a bikini first.   ;)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sexiest Male Celebrities
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:16:03 AM »
None of these girls had any originality.  They all picked like the same standard five people.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you find sexy about girls?
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:58:48 AM »
Actually Julie, lots of guys mentioned intelligence, which shocks me.

For me, confident, feminine, and in good shape.  Girls that don't think of adopting the worst traits of men as "liberating".

According to NLJ250 placement, it's about 14% vs. 9%.  I thought Newark was in a more competitive market and so would be lower; also, Newark has slightly lower LSAT numbers.  Anybody know why this is?

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