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Law Schools - Where and Why?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by El Argentino, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    That has to be one of the stupidest things i have ever heard.
     
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  2. godofcoffee

    godofcoffee Senior member

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    Really? This actually seems very reasonable to me. What's the problem?
     
  3. sns23

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    Dropping out of law school half way just because OCI did not produce a job (which they do not for most people). Especially dumb when you have a full tuition scholarship and can get a degree for the cost of living. Then again, the original could be stupid and have a bad GPA (below 3.5)
     
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  5. godofcoffee

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    I wouldn't have gone to law school if biglaw were unlikely; and, as far as I know, biglaw is virtually impossible except through OCI. If he doesn't want to be a small-town lawyer, what's wrong with getting out early and saving himself the opportunity cost/pain of law school? That's assuming that he can't get a clerkship (which he probably can't if he can't get a biglaw job) and he doesn't want to do something lower key; also assuming that he doesn't love law school.

    In other news, I just finished the bluebook test at my school and have never been less optimistic about the structure of the profession.
     
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  6. bartleby929

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    Yep. I'm still pretty young so I don't need to do it for 1.5 more years if I'm not going to get paid well enough. People who are not in law school really do not understand how rough the legal market is. I love law school but I think practicing is reaaaalllyyyy different from reading cases.
     
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    I just got an e-mail from the new president of our LS alumni association. One of the things she did (naturally) was hit us up for donations. She mentioned this sobering statistic: in the decade since she (and I) graduated from law school, the tuition has more than quadrupled (from $11K per year to $46K per year).

    I was stunned. I always thought that my school was a relative bargain in the law school world. Not any more.
     
  9. El Argentino

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    PM if necessary - where'd you go?
     
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    Every school has gone up like crazy.
     
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    :facepalm: ughhh.. don't remind me.
     
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    UC Davis.
     
  13. ConcernedParent

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    Anybody have advice on prepping for the LSAT? I have 4 months to go and just started studying. Took 3 practice tests already, went -0-2 on RC, -1-3 on LR and.... -6-10 on LG :embar: (never finish...).
     
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    I absolutely sucked at logic games. With enough practice, you can get to -0 or -1 consistently. Do you have any prep material? The Logic Game Bible is pretty solid.
     
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    I was a beast at logic games but awful at everything else. Just keep practicing them. However, I do feel you either get them or dont.
     
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    I've taken every test from 9 -63 .... and have many of the old tests in PDF. I did some tutoring in my days while studying ... there is a method to everything on the LSAT. I studied it maniacally, taking a timed practice test every day for 2 weeks before my actual test, among other things. It's all patterns, recognition and execution. Needless to say I got results.... PM me if you (anyone) have questions.
     
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    Time is the main enemy in the test. None of the questions you encounter are "hard" - they're all answerable, but it's getting it done in 35 minutes that puts pressure on your brain. LG is just as learnable as any other section of the test. I remember the first time I hit an entire section at only -1 and wanted to jump up in the library and scream like a maniac. Practice, practice, practice, but also don't overload yourself. Give your brain time to rest.
     
  18. Ambulance Chaser

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    The best advice I can give is not to go to law school.

    If you must go and take the LSAT, buy a lot of tests that were previously given and take them under test circumstances.
     
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    True. There are only a few ways to get a decent job upon graduation.

    1. Finish top 5% of the class, and even then you have a 50/50 chance of landing a decent job
    2. Have an incredibly close family member with a lot of pull at a firm.
    3. Be a double or triple minority. (black, female, etc)
     
  20. ConcernedParent

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    Yes I've been going over the LG Bible... Also have a LR Bible, official prep and "10 LSAT tests".

    KidNickels: will PM you.
     
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