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Old 01-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #31
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My aunt stays at home with her kids... she passed the bar and still can't get good work..

The whole job market is flooded with lawyers who are qualified who can't latch on somewhere, just something to think about.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #32
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A legal education is a wonderful thing...particularly if you are from a wealthy family who can pay your way through law school. As a previous poster mentioned, if you are going to go 150,000 in debt...don't do it. The legal market is saturated and will be for years. Your friends will be 3-4 years ahead of you in earnings and job status. It is, generally speaking, a very stressful job with the economic rewards not in line with what they used to be. Most attorneys that I know spend their days trying to figure out a way to do something different.....I know....I'm one of them.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #33
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i'm a lawyer, graduated in 2008.

here's my advice to you.

don't go. don't blow 150k for law school tuition. this profession sucks and is just not worth it in my opinion. its saturated, jobless, and limited.

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I second this. although Im not in as much debt. The profession is truly saturated. Find another way to slice bread unless you have reason to be a lawyer.

Federal prosector is a great job...your friend has done very well. Also, remember its a hard gig to land. One of my best friends just got in through DOJ Honors and he was the first in 25 years from my law school.

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:12 PM   #34
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My brother is at Osgoode in Toronto. Got offers from a bunch of law firms to work during the summer. He's in his 2nd year. But then again, his average is insane.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:22 AM   #35
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Damn. Have fun with that. Can you get any type of financial aid (scholarships?) with a B average? I don't think I'd ever go to law school unless most of it's paid for.

Well I should be able to pull in an A- (80%+) in my final 2 years of school so it won't be that bad. But yeah, it'll be tough!
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:06 AM   #36
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My cousin became a lawyer 3 years ago and his starting pay at the law firm was 180k+bonus, I believe he graduated top 15% of his class at Tulane (Average Law School).
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:29 AM   #37
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Well I should be able to pull in an A- (80%+) in my final 2 years of school so it won't be that bad. But yeah, it'll be tough!

An ~80% is an A- at your university?
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:10 AM   #38
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I have questions; lets talk anything law school.

I'm planning on going to law school; my first year was pretty bad (Around a C/C+) but by the end of this year, I should be at an overall average of B-. For my final two years, I'm pretty sure I can pull in a B+ and potentially get the A- average, realistically. That would probably move my overall average to a B/B+ and I don't think it's enough for law school, per say.

I know in Canada there are a few schools that look at your final 2 years in university instead of your CGPA/overall mark so I'm staying hopeful that I can pull in a good LSAT. At the least, I hope to attend a shitty law school where I can get my law degree from; don't care if it's in the middle of no where (Both States and Canada).

Questions:

Who got in and with what marks (School marks and LSAT)?

What school?

What did they take into consideration?

When did you take your LSAT and how many times?

Is there a big reputation circle among law schools? Is there schools that are actually looked down upon, to the point where if you put it on your resume they won't consider you legitimately?

Did you find a JOB?!?!

Please add anything you wish, I'm in the complete and udder learning stages right now.



get your GPA around 3.0 and it should be OK.

unis like it when you show improvement, so you have set yourself up for that.

choose summer jobs related to law, or intern for free at a firm. experience and showing an interest is invaluable.

if your marks are so-so you gotta ace those LSATs. So buy the new testing books each year when they come out and do them right up till your time to write. when you do write the test do the latest series of books right before you do the test so it is all fresh in your mind.

first year of law school is usually around 200 pages of reading per day. Start reading A LOT so you can handle this. Reading is like jogging, once you get good at it, it is easy, but a mediocre student will be overwhelmed if he/she goes into law school unprepared.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:28 AM   #39
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i'm a lawyer, graduated in 2008.

here's my advice to you.

don't go. don't blow 150k for law school tuition. this profession sucks and is just not worth it in my opinion. its saturated, jobless, and limited.

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I wouldn't put your bar on ISH. just sayin
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:06 PM   #40
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An ~80% is an A- at your university?

80-84% is an A- at my school. What's it like at yours?
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #41
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I wouldn't put your bar on ISH. just sayin

its public record.

who cares.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #42
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80-84% is an A- at my school. What's it like at yours?

90-93% at my school.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:36 PM   #43
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its public record.

who cares.
bar #'s require you to have update info like your current phone # right? can i call you for legal advice when i need it. jk i know we are in different states.

congrats man, being an attorney is tough, i use to work with a lot of them...they would work long hours, always stressed.

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:48 PM   #44
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80-84% is an A- at my school. What's it like at yours?

90-92/93%.
Is that before or after a curve?
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #45
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90-92/93%.
Is that before or after a curve?

Before or after a curve? That's just what it is. If I get 84% and there is no curve, I get an A-. If I get a bump from 84% to 85% then I get an A. Does that clear anything up, because I don't think I understand the question, lol.
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