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Incoming 1Ls / Re: ''Getting to Maybe'' or Law School Confidential''
« on: February 19, 2009, 09:22:50 PM »
LSC could be read as negative, I guess, but I prefer to think of it as being a bit more realistic.  Sure, it tells you that it's going to be a ton of work, but, will be.  I liked LSC when I read it, I think it got me in the right mentality going into my application cycle and I plan to read it again before I arrive at law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is it too late to get scholarships?
« on: February 19, 2009, 08:33:51 PM »
You might get a few offers, but....I would encourage you to wait until next year, regardless.  The reason that I say this is not so much because you'll get better offers (you will), but because it sounds like you are making this decision in haste.  Deciding that you want to go to law school less than a year before graduating undergrad, in my decision, is far too quickly - law school is something that needs to be kept in mind early on, or else you simply won't be ready when the classes come at you.   You won't have the same level of commitment to your decision that your fellow students will have.  Basically, my advice is to think hard about why you want to go to law school, maybe work a year as a paralegal, then come back....

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: AAAAAHHH!! Mercer v. Case? CHOICES?!
« on: February 19, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »
Same deal at Mercer, though - no required GPA.

Choosing the Right Law School / AAAAAHHH!! Mercer v. Case? CHOICES?!
« on: February 19, 2009, 03:07:19 PM »
   So, I'm all set to go to Mercer next year, when I open my inbox and get an offer from Case Western Reserve...Shockingly enough, they're offering me 22k per year, renewable without a GPA requirement.  I already have a full ride offer from Mercer, and am interviewing for their Woodruff Scholarship (an extra 5k per year) next week.

My goals:
   My three possible end goals are to become a legislator, a judge or a law professor.  Each of these would be considered well after law school - most likely about 10-15 years after practicing.  Initially, I would like to work in either Internet/IP law or as a criminal prosecutor.  I do have a billable hour limit - I'd really rather not work for a biglaw firm.  What would YOU do?

Current Law Students / Re: Get Paid $2 For Every Case Brief You Send Us
« on: February 19, 2009, 07:32:04 AM »
Agreed with the more than 2$ thing...

   Are you accepting submissions from pre-law students?  'Cause that's what you're probably going to get most of by posting on here...

   What cases exactly are you looking for?  It's hard to start work on this without an idea of which cases you consider to be landmark and which cases you need.

   How do I know that this isn't a scam?  Has anyone else sent stuff to this site?  No offense, but you're operating out of a Gmail account....

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why does everyone hate a gunner?
« on: February 19, 2009, 07:27:39 AM »
Basically, the problem that I'm facing, though, is this....Generally speaking, in undergrad, I've tended to ask a lot of questions, and I feel that it's really helped my understanding of things...Basically, asking questions is the way that I learn.  I try to keep it relevant, and try to keep it to a minimum...But there are a lot of times where the professor makes a logical leap that doesn't quite make sense to me, and I get the feeling that a lot of other students don't understand it either.  My concern is that I'll be faced with a choice - either go without understanding the material and get a bad grade or be seen as a gunner and completely alienate my peers.  Any thoughts?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Schools who suck at giving visits
« on: February 09, 2009, 03:18:47 PM »
Yeah, I had the opposite experience when I visited Mercer - they seemed really excited to have me over, actually...Same with U of Tenn.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Advice on which law school to attend.
« on: February 09, 2009, 10:43:56 AM »
I looked at Liberty as well, as I come from a Christian school...But I have to say the same thing about both it and Regent: Avoid them.  Honestly, neither of these schools are really respected - if you want to be taken seriously in law, I would recommend going to ONU.  

Of course, there is a certain subset that does tend to hire grads from these schools...If biglaw, teaching or judicial spots aren't important to you and you just want a JD, then Liberty may be the thing for you.

Quite frankly, some students go into law because they want to go into law, not because they want to make millions as a "biglaw" attorney.  Personally, I find the idea of working in a legal sweatshop to be a horrible one, and am willing to accept a fairly average salary starting out.  If students took this approach and were no longer so focused on getting these giant firm jobs, then it is probable that most of the issues that you describe would not be a problem.  Yes, there are few biglaw jobs out there.  There are jobs, however.  They just aren't paying 100k+ starting out.

Sorry, I lost my internet for a month or so there...long story that involves a stupid landlord and moving...Anyway, I'm going to try to get this caught back up today or so.


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