Current URM students taking Q's

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby 20121109 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:09 am

tkgrrett wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:There's something about Jarrett's posts I really dislike.

On another note, I'm more than happy to answer any questions. I know I've only been in school for a little while but I think I have some wisdom to share <3


You wanna yay or nay my latest PS before I send it out to the big H?


Send it my way, tk :)

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Jarrett » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:37 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:There's something about Jarrett's posts I really dislike.

On another note, I'm more than happy to answer any questions. I know I've only been in school for a little while but I think I have some wisdom to share <3


What is it that you don't like gaia? anyway I just wanted to get an opinion from other TLS users.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:50 pm

*poke*

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Thirteen » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:04 pm

Kohinoor wrote:*poke*


How was OCI at your school for URMs, and for the class as a whole?

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Thirteen wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:*poke*


How was OCI at your school for URMs, and for the class as a whole?

not great and pretty bad respectively.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby YCrevolution » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:47 am

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:26 am

YCrevolution wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:*poke*


How was OCI at your school for URMs, and for the class as a whole?

not great and pretty bad respectively.

Seconded.

Respective to what? ITE? Previous OCIs? Other T14s?

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:53 am

lol. Respective to the order the questions were posed.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby JazzOne » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:58 am

bk1 wrote:lol. Respective to the order the questions were posed.

lol

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:04 pm

JazzOne wrote:
bk1 wrote:lol. Respective to the order the questions were posed.

lol


RC fail. That's what happens when I browse TLS on my phone.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:12 pm

Tiva wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
bk1 wrote:lol. Respective to the order the questions were posed.

lol


RC fail. That's what happens when I browse TLS on my phone.

Happens to the best of us. :)

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby jgloster » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:47 am

I would like to ask, how racist are law school students (if this hasn't been asked already). Are they anything like the people on this board?

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:49 am

jgloster wrote:I would like to ask, how racist are law school students (if this hasn't been asked already). Are they anything like the people on this board?


Law students are the biggest anti-Semites this side of Iran.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Thirteen » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:46 am

jgloster wrote:I would like to ask, how racist are law school students (if this hasn't been asked already). Are they anything like the people on this board?


I'm a 1L at a school in Texas, and I have yet to encounter overt or subtle racism. I hang with everyone during the day at school and on the weekends, and couldn't be having a better time (other than legal writing, haha). For me, it hasn't been an issue at all.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby EbonyEsq » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:55 am

Question for 1Ls/2Ls etc: Are you of the opinion that US law school degrees are worth its weight in gold? Is it worth the debt knowing how oversaturated the current US legal market? Knowing this fact, why did you still decide to attend law school ?


As a side note I'm still looking at applying to US law schools but am also considering taking the UK route which will cost me considerably less. I currently work in BIGLAW and find it peculiar that more and more first year associates and lateral hires are of British/Australian/Canadian persuasion. In some instances firms pay these associates to attend law school in the UK...with stipend and an offer upon completion of their studies. Yet, US law students have to take out major debt for the same position??? :| :| :| :| :| :|

Yeah, I don't get it. Perhaps the Europeans know something that we (Americans) don't.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:02 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:Question for 1Ls/2Ls etc: Are you of the opinion that US law school degrees are worth its weight in gold? Is it worth the debt knowing how oversaturated the current US legal market? Knowing this fact, why did you still decide to attend law school ?


As a side note I'm still looking at applying to US law schools but am also considering taking the UK route which will cost me considerably less. I currently work in BIGLAW and find it peculiar that more and more first year associates and lateral hires are of British/Australian/Canadian persuasion. In some instances firms pay these associates to attend law school in the UK...with stipend and an offer upon completion of their studies. Yet, US law students have to take out major debt for the same position??? :| :| :| :| :| :|

Yeah, I don't get it. Perhaps the Europeans know something that we (Americans) don't.

It's worth it if you run the numbers and it's worth it. There is no blanket answer. How much debt would you incur? Considering your school, wWhat is your best and worst case scenario upon graduation and the probability of each?

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:03 pm

jgloster wrote:I would like to ask, how racist are law school students (if this hasn't been asked already). Are they anything like the people on this board?

Some are, most aren't. As in life, so in law school.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby EbonyEsq » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:16 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:Question for 1Ls/2Ls etc: Are you of the opinion that US law school degrees are worth its weight in gold? Is it worth the debt knowing how oversaturated the current US legal market? Knowing this fact, why did you still decide to attend law school ?


As a side note I'm still looking at applying to US law schools but am also considering taking the UK route which will cost me considerably less. I currently work in BIGLAW and find it peculiar that more and more first year associates and lateral hires are of British/Australian/Canadian persuasion. In some instances firms pay these associates to attend law school in the UK...with stipend and an offer upon completion of their studies. Yet, US law students have to take out major debt for the same position??? :| :| :| :| :| :|

Yeah, I don't get it. Perhaps the Europeans know something that we (Americans) don't.

It's worth it if you run the numbers and it's worth it. There is no blanket answer. How much debt would you incur? Considering your school, wWhat is your best and worst case scenario upon graduation and the probability of each?


Girl, I ain't applied yet. Applying next cycle. Best case scenario is being offered a decent amount of scholarships/grants so I won't graduate with much debt. I hate debt. Hate it because once you have it its usually only one way presented to get out of the hole: BIGLAW.

And BIGLAW life is another hole in and of itself.


So its fair to assume you weighed the pros and cons before taking the leap and decided LS was still the best option for you?

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby JazzOne » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:34 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:Question for 1Ls/2Ls etc: Are you of the opinion that US law school degrees are worth its weight in gold? Is it worth the debt knowing how oversaturated the current US legal market? Knowing this fact, why did you still decide to attend law school ?


As a side note I'm still looking at applying to US law schools but am also considering taking the UK route which will cost me considerably less. I currently work in BIGLAW and find it peculiar that more and more first year associates and lateral hires are of British/Australian/Canadian persuasion. In some instances firms pay these associates to attend law school in the UK...with stipend and an offer upon completion of their studies. Yet, US law students have to take out major debt for the same position??? :| :| :| :| :| :|

Yeah, I don't get it. Perhaps the Europeans know something that we (Americans) don't.

If I had known in advance that I would get the offer I got at OCI, I would still have decided to go to law school. If I only knew how hard it was to find work in this field, I would not have gone.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:21 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:Question for 1Ls/2Ls etc: Are you of the opinion that US law school degrees are worth its weight in gold? Is it worth the debt knowing how oversaturated the current US legal market? Knowing this fact, why did you still decide to attend law school ?


As a side note I'm still looking at applying to US law schools but am also considering taking the UK route which will cost me considerably less. I currently work in BIGLAW and find it peculiar that more and more first year associates and lateral hires are of British/Australian/Canadian persuasion. In some instances firms pay these associates to attend law school in the UK...with stipend and an offer upon completion of their studies. Yet, US law students have to take out major debt for the same position??? :| :| :| :| :| :|

Yeah, I don't get it. Perhaps the Europeans know something that we (Americans) don't.

It's worth it if you run the numbers and it's worth it. There is no blanket answer. How much debt would you incur? Considering your school, wWhat is your best and worst case scenario upon graduation and the probability of each?


Girl, I ain't applied yet. Applying next cycle. Best case scenario is being offered a decent amount of scholarships/grants so I won't graduate with much debt. I hate debt. Hate it because once you have it its usually only one way presented to get out of the hole: BIGLAW.

And BIGLAW life is another hole in and of itself.


So its fair to assume you weighed the pros and cons before taking the leap and decided LS was still the best option for you?

Yeah, but I've always been the type to make my decisions with Excel open and some decision tables and spreadsheets running.

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:30 pm

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:28 am

le bump for Q's

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby whattheheck » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:51 pm

Kohinoor wrote:le bump for Q's



It's been said to obtain outlines from 2L's prior to the beginning of the school year once you find out who your professor's are but how does one go about do this? Is it something that you simply ask for or is money always involved?

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:58 pm

whattheheck wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:le bump for Q's



It's been said to obtain outlines from 2L's prior to the beginning of the school year once you find out who your professor's are but how does one go about do this? Is it something that you simply ask for or is money always involved?

Money is (almost?) never involved. You can either tap an available public outline bank, get an outline from somebody you know (most common route), or get the outline reserves for an organization you're in (law review being the most prominent example).

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Re: Current URM students taking Q's

Postby whattheheck » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:39 pm

I am currently aiming for Fordham. But I will also be applying for Brooklyn, St.Johns or Cardozo. Would you choose a full scholarship from a Tier 2 regional school or sticker price at a Tier 1 school?




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