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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:33 pm

tier 3

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:34 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:tier 3


DUI defense?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:35 pm

bjsesq wrote:Not necessarily true, my prepubescent friend. Many large PD's offices aren't necessarily all that interested in high grades as long as you display interest in their type of work from the beginning of lawl school and take classes which indicate your desire to practice in that area. (This isn't true for all, just for some.)



If the dude is taking out a lot of debt though, which I'm guessing he

1. is
2. is about to get his scholly yanked

he better REALLY want to practice law and he better hustle his ass off. Otherwise gtfo now.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:36 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Not necessarily true, my prepubescent friend. Many large PD's offices aren't necessarily all that interested in high grades as long as you display interest in their type of work from the beginning of lawl school and take classes which indicate your desire to practice in that area. (This isn't true for all, just for some.)



If the dude is taking out a lot of debt though, which I'm guessing he

1. is
2. is about to get his scholly yanked

he better REALLY want to practice law and he better hustle his ass off. Otherwise gtfo now.

That is reasonable advice.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:37 pm

bjsesq wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Not necessarily true, my prepubescent friend. Many large PD's offices aren't necessarily all that interested in high grades as long as you display interest in their type of work from the beginning of lawl school and take classes which indicate your desire to practice in that area. (This isn't true for all, just for some.)



If the dude is taking out a lot of debt though, which I'm guessing he

1. is
2. is about to get his scholly yanked

he better REALLY want to practice law and he better hustle his ass off. Otherwise gtfo now.

That is reasonable advice.

should i try to pull up my grades this semester or just leave?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby td6624 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:38 pm

if you can't get tuition back at this point then there's really no reason to leave right now.

if you can.... well then i dunno.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:40 pm

Where is the curve set? 3.0?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby gwuorbust » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:41 pm

I'd say it comes down to an analysis of continued cost vs. expected returns. If your dropping 50k a year for lawl school for bottom % of a t3, and you do not have anything in mind, you may be paying a lot of money to do DUI making 50k. It also depends on what other options you have. Is there some other kind of job you can go back to? or is your other option sit in your parents basement while you consider how bad you f'ed up lawl school?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:41 pm

sure around there

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:41 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Not necessarily true, my prepubescent friend. Many large PD's offices aren't necessarily all that interested in high grades as long as you display interest in their type of work from the beginning of lawl school and take classes which indicate your desire to practice in that area. (This isn't true for all, just for some.)



If the dude is taking out a lot of debt though, which I'm guessing he

1. is
2. is about to get his scholly yanked

he better REALLY want to practice law and he better hustle his ass off. Otherwise gtfo now.

That is reasonable advice.

should i try to pull up my grades this semester or just leave?

If I finished at or below median anywhere but a T14 I would seriously probably consider jetting, especially if paying full sticker.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:42 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Not necessarily true, my prepubescent friend. Many large PD's offices aren't necessarily all that interested in high grades as long as you display interest in their type of work from the beginning of lawl school and take classes which indicate your desire to practice in that area. (This isn't true for all, just for some.)



If the dude is taking out a lot of debt though, which I'm guessing he

1. is
2. is about to get his scholly yanked

he better REALLY want to practice law and he better hustle his ass off. Otherwise gtfo now.

That is reasonable advice.

should i try to pull up my grades this semester or just leave?

Well, there are a couple of questions. If you've answered these before, my bad.

1) What are your goals for legal practice? Would you be happy practicing in other areas?
2) School ranking?
3) Median score at school and your score?
4) Generally, I would give people the advice to stick it out for another semester if they are hovering around median or a bit below. Too far below, and I'd tell you to bail if you have specific goals in which grades matter (read as most of hte legal profession.)

It goes without saying, however, you should get advice from as many sources as possible and weigh your options using your own common sense.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:42 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:should i try to pull up my grades this semester or just leave?



Similar to what BJ said before, at this point your grades probably aren't even your biggest factor. I mean if you're gonna stay, yeah of course pull them up as much as you can. But right now you want to figure out if this is really worth it to you, and if it is, that's fine, but you have to be ready to network your ass off and try to find some way to make sure that you can end up with a decent job at the end of this. Because honestly from a pure economic perspective, it's probably the wrong choice to stay.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:44 pm

1L grade drop shouldn't be when you are thinking about what happens when you do below median.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:45 pm

Well, there are a couple of questions. If you've answered these before, my bad.

1) What are your goals for legal practice? Would you be happy practicing in other areas?
2) School ranking?
3) Median score at school and your score?
4) Generally, I would give people the advice to stick it out for another semester if they are hovering around median or a bit below. Too far below, and I'd tell you to bail if you have specific goals in which grades matter (read as most of hte legal profession.)

It goes without saying, however, you should get advice from as many sources as possible and weigh your options using your own common sense.


1.) no idea --- a salaried job? start my own shop?
2.) Tier 3
3.) 3.0 avg my avg 2.8ish

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:45 pm

Desert Fox wrote:1L grade drop shouldn't be when you are thinking about what happens when you do below median.

tcr.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:46 pm

3.0-4.0 - Patent Litigation
2.5-3 - Post office

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:48 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:
Well, there are a couple of questions. If you've answered these before, my bad.

1) What are your goals for legal practice? Would you be happy practicing in other areas?
2) School ranking?
3) Median score at school and your score?
4) Generally, I would give people the advice to stick it out for another semester if they are hovering around median or a bit below. Too far below, and I'd tell you to bail if you have specific goals in which grades matter (read as most of hte legal profession.)

It goes without saying, however, you should get advice from as many sources as possible and weigh your options using your own common sense.


1.) no idea --- a salaried job? start my own shop?
2.) Tier 3
3.) 3.0 avg my avg 2.8ish

I'll echo what H20 said. I think dropping out might be a bit extreme at this point, but you have got to start networking and, while you're at it, start figuring out what went wrong and what you can do to improve. As far as starting your own shop- not a good idea. Unless you have some sort of clientele established by the time you leave law school, you are gambling with a high risk of accruing significantly more debt without the means to pay it off. Insolvency sucks. Don't do it.

If you are having second thoughts about whether legal practice is right for you, get out now.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:52 pm

Desert Fox wrote:3.0-4.0 - Patent Litigation
2.5-3 - Post office



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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby uwb09 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:3.0-4.0 - Patent Litigation
2.5-3 - Post office

hmm, was just there this morning, should've dropped off my summer internship application, now i'm gonna have to lower my standards to the golden arches

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Where is the tier 3 and how much are you paying?

edit: Judging from your post history, I'd guess NY or Florida. Below median at a Florida or New York TTT is a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad place to be. Hell you're in for a tough tough fight at median at any school in NY not named NYU/Columbia.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby phonepro » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:08 pm

All grades are in.

Writing: A
Crim: A-
Torts: B+
Civ Pro: B+

Should I be happy? I can't decide. Im okay with civ pro, b/c i hated it so much I didnt do any work till the end. But B+ in torts, not so happy.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:10 pm

NU should have them tonight, tomorrow at the very latest.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:NU should have them tonight, tomorrow at the very latest.

Well, at least we know what everyone will be doing tonight during this breathtakingly stupid "Lawyer as a Problem Solver" thing.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:15 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:NU should have them tonight, tomorrow at the very latest.

Well, at least we know what everyone will be doing tonight during this breathtakingly stupid "Lawyer as a Problem Solver" thing.


I plan on getting shitfaced with HGL.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:NU should have them tonight, tomorrow at the very latest.

Well, at least we know what everyone will be doing tonight during this breathtakingly stupid "Lawyer as a Problem Solver" thing.


I plan on getting shitfaced with HGL.

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