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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT in October..Miami area?
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:42:04 PM »
Law school just won't do that for you. It's not going to give you that kind of contact with the people you want to help--victims rights advocates will get that, if you get a job as a prosecutor. If you want to help people, go into counseling. That will at least allow you to choose your clients and work with them directly to really help them. Working as an attorney isn't about the client or making things better, it's about solving problems strictly in a legal sense. Plumbers get more interaction with their clients than lawyers do.


Anyone seen this fun Cooley thing yet?  It's chock full of lulz.

I wish I could be surprised by that article. But in all honesty, if I were selected for a jury in a trial with Cooley as a litigant, I'd have to walk away. I just couldn't be objective. Worse still, I think it would be very difficult for anyone who did more than a moment's homework in applying to law school to be objective. Cooley has managed to obtain a reputation that is nearly impossible to defame because it can't be made much worse than it is already.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT in October..Miami area?
« on: July 19, 2011, 03:02:53 PM »
If you want to make a difference and still feel accomplished in your career, get the PhD and do work specifically for victims of abuse. If you go to law school, the closest work that you can do to what you do now is criminal law, but there's no way to guarantee that you're going to have a job at the DA's office where you'll be getting case after case with victims of abuse. In fact, I can guarantee that you won't. You'll get everything, and only the occasional case dealing with victims of abuse, because no one gets to specialize on what kinds of cases they take. What's worse is that once you get to law school, chances are you won't want to practice criminal law. Something else will draw your attention, as it does in the vast majority of cases, and you'll put all thoughts of your current goals behind you.

So, if you want to build upon a career where you can choose who you help based on your strengths and experience, expand on what you're doing now. Law school will only hurt that.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Utah v. ASU v. Florida
« on: July 14, 2011, 05:56:35 PM »
I'd take ASU because I'm familiar with the area, have local legal contacts and can tolerate the people. I can't say any of those things about the other options.

So why would and wouldn't you pick each of those?

Yeah, that would sure be nice. I've even considered signing up with one of these outfits that hires people to troll the comments sections on pages like HuffPo. I guess they get pretty good money.

Totally agreed there, Chuck. In fact, I think I've been able to spot a couple of the paid posters.

How is it possible that someone passed the bar exam, but cannot find a job?  It doesn't make sense.  However, I don't believe that she would not have enrolled in law school had she known that some law grads have a hard time finding a job as an attorney.  Many people become attorneys (instead of paralegals) because of the prestige.  I, myself, feel like an idiot for aiming for a paralegal career.  However,  I know that paralegals are more employable than attorneys, simply because they make less money while having the same set of skills.

This is how.

Black Law Students / Re: I need some good advise......
« on: July 04, 2011, 11:40:28 AM »
I don't. I'm done with all that silliness. :D

Just goes to show how small the legal community really is.

People need to come back more often, like daily. This place is being overrun by dbags, and not even the entertaining kind like Xman.

Are those your best choices?? OMG  Retake the LSAT man. Those schools are some of the worst in the nation. Dont wait till you graduate from law school to realize how important school ranking is.

This from a guy whose screen name is AspiringBlackLawyer. Are you really a non-black who aspires to be a black lawyer? I think you mean BlackAspiringLawyer, don't you? Before you insult someone unnecessarily, I think you should make sure your own house is in order, pal.

That wasn't an insulting response. It's entirely accurate. Perhaps not put as tactfully or gently as it could've been, but that doesn't change the veracity of the statements. It wasn't even an insult to the poster; it was an insult to the schools. Those schools are some of the worst in the nation, and ABL showed faith in the poster's ability to improve by suggesting that he retake it and attend a school that will be of a ranking that will give him an opportunity to actually apply what he learned in law school.

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