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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
5. Never see your family again!!!!!!!

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1940 on: September 13, 2017, 09:25:30 PM »
I commuted from Lakewood to Penn and I know of a few others that did. Mixed results.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1941 on: September 13, 2017, 09:39:04 PM »
Why is commuting to school any different then to a job? Many ppl commute to NYC/ pa from Lakewood
Because Law School often requires many hours of studying after and before school. So commuting can hurt those results.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1942 on: September 13, 2017, 10:11:05 PM »
Because Law School often requires many hours of studying after and before school. So commuting can hurt those results.

This is true.  And first year law school is intense.

Still, I can't help but chuckle at law students who think their situation is hard, when the only hard thing about law school is what after you graduate.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1943 on: September 18, 2017, 11:16:45 PM »
Quote from: shiframeir on Today at 09:41:22 AM
coming from yeshiva i had no idea how good penn is, esp for real corporate law (they have a few great corp law profs and a good dept with a great setup with regular access to the Delaware justices for lots of special symposiums etc which is a treat). but of course living in ny vs Lakewood philly is a consideration for frum peeps esp with family/wanting to date.Do you know guys who commuted? Is it realistic?
I commuted from Monsey to LIC for a year. Wife and two kids. Not easy.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1944 on: September 19, 2017, 02:25:19 PM »
This is true.  And first year law school is intense.

Still, I can't help but chuckle at law students who think their situation is hard, when the only hard thing about law school is what after you graduate.
Different type of intense. I commute over an hour every morning to work, and while I definitely don't love it, I do it, but would have never done it while in 1L.

People do it, but I wouldn't recommend living in Lakewood if you're in Penn. Live in Lower Merion, it's actually a really nice community and anyone that lives there loves it.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1945 on: September 19, 2017, 05:41:49 PM »
Just started CLS commuting from lakewood, and my grades are still in the top 5% of the class... ;)
What does this mean? It's September, so you don't have grades yet. Further, CLS doesn't publish rankings.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1946 on: September 19, 2017, 05:43:32 PM »
What does this mean? It's September, so you don't have grades yet. Further, CLS doesn't publish rankings.
Hence the wink I assume
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1947 on: October 11, 2017, 02:51:13 PM »
Any advice on preferred test center locations from the NJ area? Temple vs Seton Hall? I've seen some people writing about terrible experiences at some locations due to tiny desks or being ridiculously late...?

Found this site simugator.com but it doesn't have Seton Hall, and seems to be a bit different because the reviewers are not for Shabbos test...Found this wiki with pretty bad reviews of Seton Hall.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1948 on: October 15, 2017, 12:32:55 AM »
I took in Mercer, but not on Shabbos. Was fine.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1949 on: October 25, 2017, 02:53:35 PM »
went to a JLSA lunch and noticed few "frum" girls. is it impossible for "frum" (i.e. beis yaakov/planning to marry a black hatter) girls to go through law school and then big law successfully? seems its hard enough being a mom or frum, but with 2 strikes its just not worth it?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1950 on: October 25, 2017, 02:58:58 PM »
went to a JLSA lunch and noticed few "frum" girls. is it impossible for "frum" (i.e. beis yaakov/planning to marry a black hatter) girls to go through law school and then big law successfully? seems its hard enough being a mom or frum, but with 2 strikes its just not worth it?

Seems like you can count the "sheitels in biglaw" on one hand.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1951 on: October 25, 2017, 03:04:06 PM »
went to a JLSA lunch and noticed few "frum" girls. is it impossible for "frum" (i.e. beis yaakov/planning to marry a black hatter) girls to go through law school and then big law successfully? seems its hard enough being a mom or frum, but with 2 strikes its just not worth it?
JLSA of which school?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1952 on: October 25, 2017, 04:29:04 PM »
Seems like you can count the "sheitels in biglaw" on one hand.
  At Davis Polk, their first female partner was also an orthodox woman. She's retired now, living in Bnei Brak and London. https://www.davispolk.com/professionals/lydia-kess/

There are two more associates I know at the firm in New York, both wear sheitels.


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Re: Law School
« Reply #1953 on: October 25, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
Sorry to go a drop OT but I worked once w a shaital at a big4 audit.. she didn't last through April (erev pesach)...

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1954 on: October 25, 2017, 06:11:02 PM »
Sorry to go a drop OT but I worked once w a shaital at a big4 audit.. she didn't last through April (erev pesach)...
quite relevant. kinda sad.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1955 on: October 25, 2017, 06:12:57 PM »
quite relevant. kinda sad.

Y sad?  Nobody should have to work my hours, but as between me and my wife,  we're sure glad it's me

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1956 on: October 25, 2017, 06:14:52 PM »
Y sad?  Nobody should have to work my hours, but as between me and my wife,  we're sure glad it's me
i have the same perspective, but you would think there are certain women who are geared to the work and are forced to miss out because it just isnt practical. similar to my issue with not being an R&B superstar.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1957 on: October 25, 2017, 06:20:50 PM »
i have the same perspective, but you would think there are certain women who are geared to the work and are forced to miss out because it just isnt practical. similar to my issue with not being an R&B superstar.

Is it sad you can't be an r and b superstar?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1958 on: October 25, 2017, 06:24:04 PM »
This is a famous argument when it comes to the gender wage gap. Men are willing to sacrifice more overall for higher paying positions.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1959 on: October 25, 2017, 06:48:14 PM »
Is it sad you can't be an r and b superstar?
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This is a famous argument when it comes to the gender wage gap. Men are willing to sacrifice more overall for higher paying positions.
many times only because they are lucky to have superhero wives who run a house and sometimes work too at a decreased pay level... we are all just counting the days til we retire.