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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: October 30, 2007, 03:29:46 PM »
How do the W&L undergrads feel about about being back in Lex for law school?

Law School Admissions / Re: Online Application Status Check
« on: October 30, 2007, 03:20:04 PM »
Link for UTexas?


The only exception to this would be a good school that does not grade inflate.  There are a few good schools that do not grade inflate (overwhelming majority do grade inflate), such as UChicago and William and Mary.  If you happen to go to one of those schools, you do need to choose your courses carefully. 

Blatant W&M troll.  Or maybe subtle W&L troll?

FYI - I do know what I'm talking about.  I work at a BIGLAW firm and a member of my immediate family is a prosecutor (in/around Atlanta, no less).  I'm just saying that for availability of jobs, etc. it's best to go to the best school you can.  And telling people otherwise isn't fair.  There are a limited number of prosecutor jobs (just like any other type of job), and going to a mediocre school and hoping to 'settle' for this type of work isn't the answer.  Obviously, to each his own.  But all CRAZY CAPITALIZATION and ******ed out BULLSH*TS aside, the best advice is to go to the best school you can get into, or the best school in the region (city, state, etc) where you want to work.  There is no substitute for an excellent education, at any price.  Good schools will have LRAPs that will allow you to go be a prosecutor - if you wish - and still have the pedigree and opportunities to do other things (should you, god forbid, want to work in MnA or securities).

gclemen... I appreciate what you're trying to say, but who are you actually trying to convince?  Your numbers don't give you a chance at t14 - which is fine - but just because you can't go there doesn't mean that you should tell other people not to.  As for the allure of BigLaw: It's about learning from the best out there, availing yourself to a myriad of exit options, working with the best clients on interesting cases (and building relationships with those clients), and making good money doing so.  Don't be bitter and jealous because some people are willing to pay for an excellent education and look to be the best they can at what they want to do.  HTH

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgia State vs. Emory
« on: October 25, 2007, 05:09:56 PM »
t14: 1-14
15-25: 15-25
t1: 26-50
t2: 51-100
t3/t4: NOT RANKED.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgia State vs. Emory
« on: October 25, 2007, 06:28:30 AM »
Are you a GA resident?  How about UGA?  Athens is an awesome place, and it's sort of a middle ground between the two; that is, ATL firms will go deeper in the class than GA State, but there probably won't be the opportunities in other markets like there is at Emory (they get some good NYC OCIs).  I'm looking at these schools as well (not so much Ga State, but I know someone who went PT and had a good experience), and I'm from the area...

Choosing the Right Law School / George Washington... Only IP?
« on: October 23, 2007, 10:34:27 AM »
I know this school is ranked relatively highly, is in a good location, and places well... but is it true that it's sort of IP-only?  I'm not really at all interested in that practice area, but I think my numbers give me a good shot (and maybe even a little $?).  Should I not consider it?

Law School Admissions / Re: Age range
« on: October 17, 2007, 06:57:32 PM »
UVA's incoming class includes someone who's 17... now THAT's diverse...

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Law School - Personal Statement
« on: October 16, 2007, 01:47:23 PM »
Sign me up.  You don't happen to give lessons though, do you?  Not a whole lot of surfing here on the east coast.  Seriously though, I am considering USC and UCLA (happened to get a fee waiver from them).  You in law school there or still an undergrad?  I'm 170/3.3 (with no 'i was surfing all day' excuse for an addendum...)

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