Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

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collegegirl91
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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby collegegirl91 » Thu May 27, 2010 8:39 pm

Hey

Do you know anything about the Brooklyn Law School-International Business Law fellowship? Qualifications/Credentials to be accepted?

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby dreman510 » Sun May 30, 2010 9:06 pm

collegegirl91 wrote:Hey

Do you know anything about the Brooklyn Law School-International Business Law fellowship? Qualifications/Credentials to be accepted?

Nope sorry

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby loklinspirit126 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:26 am

what is 1L @bls like? i read from the school website that 1Ls take four classes: tort, civil procedure, criminal law and legal writing. is that the same for everyone? how often do classes meet? how long is each session?

also, what about workload? say the average amount of reading and time spent studying outside class?

are study groups popular? do u usually prepare case briefs or go over reading assignments with classmates beforehand?

is the final grade totally based on the final exam? or do you get graded on test or participation?


thank you for your time in advance!

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby dreman510 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:50 pm

loklinspirit126 wrote:what is 1L @bls like? i read from the school website that 1Ls take four classes: tort, civil procedure, criminal law and legal writing. is that the same for everyone? how often do classes meet? how long is each session?

also, what about workload? say the average amount of reading and time spent studying outside class?

are study groups popular? do u usually prepare case briefs or go over reading assignments with classmates beforehand?

is the final grade totally based on the final exam? or do you get graded on test or participation?


thank you for your time in advance!

All FT 1L's take the standard classes-torts, civpro, crimlaw, conlaw, property, K's and legal writing-each session depends on the class credit hours

There is nio average amount of reading-some people spend 1 hr a day, others 4, since everyone has different approaches. I didnt brief or read cases, just case briefs.
Finals are based completely on final exams (except for legal writing), although profs say participation can bump you up half a grade. However, that will likely never work out since there is a curve anyway.

In general, BLS 1L is probably like any other standard 1L class

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby snowpeach06 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:38 pm

I assumed, because of location, that BLS students have a ton of fun and lead fairly active social lives. Is this true?

What is the hipster:not hipster ratio being so near Williamsburg?

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:32 pm

So how many firms are on the BLS OCI list this year?

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:02 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:I assumed, because of location, that BLS students have a ton of fun and lead fairly active social lives. Is this true?

What is the hipster:not hipster ratio being so near Williamsburg?


I can answer this one. It's not that close to Williamsburg. I mean it's not geographically that far, but it's far enough that people who want to live in/near Williamsburg will not live there. However, the neighborhoods around the school have a certain maturing hipster/hipster parent contingent.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby Stringer6 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:38 am

hey, dreman. my numbers are 165/3.53. what kind of $ do you think i'll get, if any?

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby nealric » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:05 am

So how many firms are on the BLS OCI list this year?


NALP shows about 30.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby nol607 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:30 am

How challenging is it to get an ADA job in Manhattan out of BLS (or Cardozo)? Thanks.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby blsingindisguise » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:35 am

nealric wrote:
So how many firms are on the BLS OCI list this year?


NALP shows about 30.



Wow, that's terrible. I think that's less than half of last year, which was already a huge drop.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby dreman510 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:17 am

Stringer6 wrote:hey, dreman. my numbers are 165/3.53. what kind of $ do you think i'll get, if any?

Hey, I cant answer for sure, since I know they havent been as generous this year, but I would assume in the $30-40K range, per year

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby dreman510 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:17 am

nealric wrote:
So how many firms are on the BLS OCI list this year?


NALP shows about 30.

About 55-60

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby dreman510 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:18 am

nol607 wrote:How challenging is it to get an ADA job in Manhattan out of BLS (or Cardozo)? Thanks.

Extremely. ADA in Manhattan has always been extremely sought after, as many Harvard, Columbia etc grads pursue that route when interested in PI. BLS historically places well in the ADA in Brooklyn

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby Stringer6 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:05 am

thanks, dreman

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:38 pm

dreman510 wrote:
nealric wrote:
So how many firms are on the BLS OCI list this year?


NALP shows about 30.

About 55-60


Better, although I think it's still lower than last year (maybe 80?)

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby AssociateX » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:25 pm

I am new here, found this board from JDU which I am a regular on...I graduated from Bklyn a few years ago and now work as staff counsel at a mid sized law firm in midtown. I spent my 1L summer as a judicial intern for a federal judge in SDNY and 2L summer at the US Attorneys office in SDNY. I worked part time for 2 small firms in 2L and 3L...my first law firm job was secured in late August after I graduated and paid a pathetic 30k/year...now I make more money but to be honest it's still under 100k. My flaw was a low class rank and not passing the bar exam until several attempts...

I dont see hofstra, st johns, or Cardozo to be worse or better law schools. After Fordham, most law firms regard these local NYC schools the same..

Any other questions, feel free to ask...

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby reasonable_man » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:30 pm

AssociateX wrote:I am new here, found this board from JDU which I am a regular on...I graduated from Bklyn a few years ago and now work as staff counsel at a mid sized law firm in midtown. I spent my 1L summer as a judicial intern for a federal judge in SDNY and 2L summer at the US Attorneys office in SDNY. I worked part time for 2 small firms in 2L and 3L...my first law firm job was secured in late August after I graduated and paid a pathetic 30k/year...now I make more money but to be honest it's still under 100k. My flaw was a low class rank and not passing the bar exam until several attempts...

I dont see hofstra, st johns, or Cardozo to be worse or better law schools. After Fordham, most law firms regard these local NYC schools the same..

Any other questions, feel free to ask...



Welcome.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby Gatorbull84 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:11 pm

I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:24 pm

Gatorbull84 wrote:I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?



If by IP Law you mean instant poverty law (for BLS graduates that is), then yes BLS is a great choice.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby Gatorbull84 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:36 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?



If by IP Law you mean instant poverty law (for BLS graduates that is), then yes BLS is a great choice.



Is Brooklyn Law really that bad?

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby ligirl » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:33 pm

Gatorbull84 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?



If by IP Law you mean instant poverty law (for BLS graduates that is), then yes BLS is a great choice.



Is Brooklyn Law really that bad?


No.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby blsingindisguise » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:55 am

Gatorbull84 wrote:I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?


No. The reality is that IP law is a "sexy" field in which there is extra-heavy competition for jobs. People from BLS make careers in it, but it's not common or easy, and if you don't have top grades it's unlikely you'll break into it out of school (fuck, even if you do it's unlikely).

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby reasonable_man » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:25 pm

Gatorbull84 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?



If by IP Law you mean instant poverty law (for BLS graduates that is), then yes BLS is a great choice.



Is Brooklyn Law really that bad?


Yes. It really is that bad.

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Re: Brooklyn 1L Taking Questions...

Postby reasonable_man » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:26 pm

ligirl wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I applied to Brooklyn and a few other schools and I have not been accepted to any yet so this is probably pre-mature, but would you consider Brooklyn a good choice for someone who is interested in IP law?



If by IP Law you mean instant poverty law (for BLS graduates that is), then yes BLS is a great choice.



Is Brooklyn Law really that bad?


No.


How would you know and upon what are you basing your opinion?




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