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Prospects for UK law grad in the US?

I currently attend a top 2 law school in the UK (no prize for guessing which), and am interested in working in the US after I graduate. While I am aware that I will be eligible to take the bar exam in NY and California with a degree from a common law jurisdiction, would my prospects of landing a law firm gig be appreciably augmented if I go for an LLM (or perhaps even a JD) at a US law school? [more inside]
posted by AtavisticApple on Jun 25, 2014 - 4 answers

What is the most effective way to study in law school?

I've been given lots of conflicting advice about how one should approach the study of law. While I know the hoary old advice that one should do whatever works best for oneself holds true, I hope that the collective wisdom of former law students has more insight to offer than that! [more inside]
posted by AtavisticApple on May 25, 2014 - 18 answers

Tips for oral arguments in moot court?

So I've been selected to participate in a major moot court at my law school (to be judged by a member of the Court of Appeal), but I'm totally clueless about oral arguments (I was selected on the basis of my written brief). Does anyone have any practical tips to share with a first-time mooter? I've been told to speak slowly and answer all questions directly, but are there any non-obvious things that I should be doing/aware of as well? What would be the best way to pivot questions back to the main theme of my case? Any help/advice welcome!
posted by AtavisticApple on May 1, 2014 - 16 answers

How bad is the job market for lawyers (especially with T6 degrees)?

Peaking probably 2 or 3 years ago, tales of employment doom for lawyers were everywhere across the internet, with various stories of newly-minted graduates who were $150-200k in debt and either jobless, or working at 40-60k/year jobs where they could never pay back their debt. I remember reading predictions that this wasn't merely a usual and temporary fluctuation, but was a sign of a permanent contraction in the legal job market. I was speaking with an acquaintance who recently graduated from Harvard Law School, who told me that in her opinion, the negativity was overblown, and everyone that she knew in her graduating class had either a job or a fellowship without too much difficulty. This got me wondering whether the situation now is still as bleak as it was a couple of years ago - for lawyers generally, but especially for lawyers from top schools. Are lawyers generally still in such difficult straits in terms of finding a job? [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Jan 30, 2014 - 29 answers

Science + law = profit?

Scientist interested in transitioning from the lab into a legal advisory position. Advice? Cautionary tales? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Thanks for the horse, now show me the teeth.

I'm a law student who has received an offer to clerk for a reasonably well ranked local firm. At what point can I ask how much they pay their associates? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2013 - 5 answers

First rule: no lawyer jokes

Help me brainstorm some "thoughtful questions" to ask at a law school networking event. Difficulty: it starts in 3 hours. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Keeping post-J.D. hopelessness at bay?

I graduated from law school this month. I got great grades, and have a good job lined up that will keep me busy for three years after the bar exam and before entering law firm life. The problem is that I'm the new cliche: I have accumulated close to $250,000 in educational debt through undergrad and grad school and I don't want to be a lawyer. At all. Blizzard to follow. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on May 26, 2013 - 30 answers

History of Christianity(focus on Britain) for law degree.Where to start?

Hi. I was wondering if anyone here could help to recommend resources for a complete beginner to better understand the history of Christianity, etc so I may have a deeper, more contextualised understanding of british history and politics. Some stuff I'd like to know better are: [more inside]
posted by ethelwulf on Jan 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Legal Writing and Advocacy

Hi , I was wondering if any mefiers could help advise me on potentially choosing a certain module for my llb (undergraduate law) option. I was thinking of choosing the legal writing and advocacy option, but I am not sure. Has anyone any idea of what is usually expected in a module such as this? It strikes me as an option very similar that provided in American law schools. How are these usually assessed? The naive bone in me is entertaining the prospect of a slightly less harsh marking criteria compared to the substantive core modules I shall be studying as well; but I could be wrong. My course book mentions the break down of the module as follows: Legal Writing and Advocacy: - Reflective Learning Journal (40%) - Response to Consultation Document (30%) - Oral Presentation 1 - (15%) - Oral Presentation 2 - (15%) [more inside]
posted by thespiritroom on May 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Should I go to law school?

Should I go to law school? I'm leaning towards no, but maybe you all can see something I can't. [more inside]
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on May 8, 2012 - 36 answers

This 'Being a Lawyer' Thing

Are you counsel at a legal aid office? Or maybe you're an assistant district attorney? Practicing lawyers in general, but especially those outside of biglaw practice, I'd like for you to tell me about your career, or your day-to-day, etc. [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Help a 2L pick a law firm

I am a second-year law student choosing between a few law firms to work at next summer and, fingers crossed, after I graduate, and would love any feedback that the law-folk (and other esteemed AskMe contributors with relevant life experience) may be able to offer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Special snowflake thinks she can go to law school

I still want to be a human rights lawyer. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Jul 28, 2011 - 24 answers

Chemistry + law = ?

I'm considering going to law school. I have BSs in chemistry and biochemistry. If I went, I'd like to end up practicing in an area where my scientific education is useful. Other than patent law, in what legal specialties would my background be helpful? [more inside]
posted by Gregor Samsa on Jun 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Not just for sniffing

How do I use a highlighter? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Mar 27, 2011 - 29 answers

In the absence of a good prof, how can I teach myself legal research & writing?

Good resources online for learning legal writing, research, and citation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me study critical race theory!

I am interested in studying Critical Race Theory. Where should I go to law school? [more inside]
posted by lunit on Mar 11, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me become a good LSAT tutor.

I recently applied for a position as a pro-bono LSAT tutor, unfortunately I wrote my LSAT three years ago and I have no tutoring experience. Help? [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I work in IP?

[LawFilter]Should I not indicate to employers that I'm interested in Intellectual property? [more inside]
posted by Kifer85 on Aug 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Risk-aversion shows I'm qualified, right?

Should I take out a full load of student loans to attend a top-6 law school right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 - 28 answers

Pre-law school books?

What books should I buy while applying to law school? I want to decide which school and area of concentration are best for me, and learn more about the law school experience as well. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Jan 6, 2009 - 22 answers

Can I take a J.D. abroad, or should I not bother coming back to get one?

Can I export my law degree from the USA? If not, where else should I consider going to law school? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

But there's no such thing as international law!

If you had to write a paper on something related to international law, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by ailouros08 on Aug 29, 2008 - 24 answers

How to effectively teach law students legal research and writing?

How to effectively teach law students legal research and writing? [more inside]
posted by jagalt on Aug 1, 2008 - 24 answers

Doomed to a life of law-temp jobs?

It's now past the middle of my post-2L summer, and I have yet to find any kind of law-related job for the summer. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 13 answers

What the hell is BIGLAW?

I'm a law student trying to figure out if BIGLAW, with all the big letters, is something worth pursuing. [more inside]
posted by ecab on Jun 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Should I retake the LSAT?

Should I retake the LSAT? What's the worst that could happen? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jun 17, 2008 - 15 answers

What non-Boston law schools should I consider if I want to work in Boston after graduation?

Law School Filter: What non-Boston schools should I consider if I want to work in Boston after graduation? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on May 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Girls like you don't become lawyers.

Questions about character and fitness standards for bar admission. Are they going to let me be a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2008 - 33 answers

Am I too old for the law?

Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Mar 24, 2008 - 19 answers

Bar Application: Disclosure of High School Incident?

I am applying to take a state bar exam. The application asks "Have you ever been reprimanded, sanctioned, disciplined or suspended or expelled from a college, university, or law school?" I was kicked out of a summer "pre-college" program at a major university while I was in high school. Does this need to be disclosed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2008 - 21 answers

LSATs during freshman year?

Taking the LSAT Freshman year? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Feb 29, 2008 - 22 answers

...because no one is going to pay me to study. Temp or part-time?

Temp work 101: Is temp work just a part-time job on my own terms? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jan 29, 2008 - 7 answers

If I were a lawyer, I would do...what, exactly?

What exactly would one do as a lawyer with a background in international law (specifically human rights, refugees issues, things of that nature)? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Jan 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Reality bites.

[Law Job Filter] I don't have a lot of options, help me pick the one that is the least likely to ruin my career and make me default on my loans! [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Dec 9, 2007 - 23 answers

Two roads diverged in a wood...

Law Filter: Transactional vs Litigation. How to choose? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Dec 2, 2007 - 18 answers

Algebraic retard -- no law school 4 u?

Algebra moron -- wants to go to law school? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Nov 26, 2007 - 18 answers

Are time-outs allowed?

LawSchool Filter: From an admissions standpoint does it matter what job I have for the 1yr+ between graduation and law school? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Nov 6, 2007 - 19 answers

...but what do you actually do?

Law/ Lawyer Filter: I've decided on Law School, but am trying to decide which area of law to focus on once I get there. [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 30, 2007 - 24 answers

Law school, really?

I would like to know more about law school and being a lawyer. [more inside]
posted by 517 on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

Send me to a law school?

Law Schools. Cardozo or Brooklyn? Must decide by tomorrow, and really I am still (somehow) not sure. I'm leaning, but I want to query the hive mind before I commit. [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Jun 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Should one disclose personal information in a law school application personal statement?

For a student of mine: Is it a good idea or a bad idea, on a law school application, to disclose past drug use and rehabilitation, sexual orientation, and family issues to explain why one has a problematic academic history? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 26, 2006 - 27 answers

What US law schools have programs in either torture or refugee law?

What US law schools have programs in international law related to either torture or refugees? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me decide how best to utilize 1-3 years between college and law school.

Law school admissions: help me decide how to best utilize 1-3 years between college and law school. [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Aug 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Boston Law School Filter

Tell me about law schools in Boston. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on May 10, 2006 - 13 answers

How to move to reduced hours?

LawSchool/Work Filter: I'm a 1L part time night student at a solid (read: top 60 US) school. How do I propose I move from full time to 3 day a week part time contractor? [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on Oct 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Law School?

Should I apply to law school? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Feb 22, 2005 - 44 answers

LSAT Scores

What was your LSAT score?
posted by the fire you left me on Aug 9, 2004 - 33 answers

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