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Current Law Students / Re: law school preview vs. bar bri
« on: April 08, 2004, 12:56:02 PM »
in my opinion, a waste of money.

but if your parents have a lot of money, and are offering to pay for these kind of things, go for it.

Job Search / Re: What are our options?
« on: April 08, 2004, 12:33:20 PM »
I'm interning at a local non-profit doing immigration/asylum law (for free) and waiting tables to pay rent and save up for next year.

Job Search / Re: summer before law school
« on: April 08, 2004, 12:31:28 PM »
so for the summer before your 1L year, do whatever the hell you feel like doing (or need to do to earn $$)... it doesn't really matter..

as for summer after 1L I was told (by attorneys, 2 and 3L's, and career services) to take even an upaid legal job rather than do nothing law related... which is what i am doing, legal intern 3 days a week, waiting tables ever other available hour...  :-\

Current Law Students / Re: Experiences at UCLA, Hastings, and NYU
« on: April 06, 2004, 08:53:13 PM »
what do you want to do-- type of law, firm or not, etc?
where do you want to practice?
What are the aid packages you got from each?

 ::) hs.

Current Law Students / Re: What to expect
« on: April 06, 2004, 08:52:01 PM »
is CDR your CivPro?

fall i had torts, CivPro, Property, Contracts, and LRW
this semester i have CivPro, Property, Contracts, LRW, ConLaw, and Crim.

last semester i worked pt as well (10-15 hours a week) but i quit in january, not because of the time, but cause it was psyching me out and giving me stress that was effecting my performance, and even though i did well last fall... i want to do better this spring, especially since my exams count for more of a %age in my yearlong classes.

what type of school do you attend RP? (tier, location, size, environment, etc)
my reading load is comparable, however due to my insane bookwormishness (nice word make up there, huh?) when i was a kid, i read at a faster pace than my friends at school, so maybe that is what decreases my study time. also, about 3 weeks before exams (i.e. now) i get more intense and do 7-10 hour library days about 3-4 days a week... and a week before i am there at least 7 hours every day.... to each his own, a lot of my friends don't go "exam ocd-ish" like they say i do.

what type of school do you attend RP? (tier, location, size, environment, etc)... my reading load is about the same give or take 5 pages in any give class, but i would nto doubt that your school is more competitive than my current school.

night  ;),

Current Law Students / Re: Am I Ever gonna get in?? Please help!
« on: April 04, 2004, 08:38:48 PM »
i apologize b/c i don't know much about any of the schools you listed... but, in terms of their 25th-75th percentiles for gpa/lsat where do you stand?

also when did you apply?

as for the waitlists- don't hold your breath... most schools have priority waitlists now, and IF they take anyone, they take from that pool first. have you been in contact with the schools that waitlisted you? are any of them your first choice? if so, write/call and tell them. maybe try to get in contact with a dean or something. i have heard that can help, just to reinforce your interest and dedication to that school...

good luck

Current Law Students / Re: BU ranked 23; BC ranked 29. Booyah!
« on: April 04, 2004, 08:24:17 PM »
oh, my BU post got deleted   :'(  I guess that is what happens when the moderator goes there, huh?

ces't la vie.

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Admission Chances
« on: April 04, 2004, 08:22:58 PM »
oh, and could you flush out your discrimination argument-- i don't think i am seeing exactly what you mean, you said in another post something about sueing if you don't get in (based on discrimination) and i am interested in knowing what the premise would be for such a suit.

thank you

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Admission Chances
« on: April 04, 2004, 08:21:20 PM »
 :o I am also curious whom you spoke with... And as the last poster said, most students do not go to law school right out of college-- the average age of a law student is 26.

As for graduate programs v law school, it does depend. i mean, if you are getting your Ph.D. in russian linguistics or molecular biology or cold fusion... then yeah-- that is probably harder than law school. And i certainly do not mean offense to you or any other grad student of a psych/education/normal liberal arts track... but i live in boston-- there are lots of law students, and lots of grad students (and lots of undergrads)... and i know a lot of them and many professors of a number of topics as well, i certainly do not expect people to be surprized that i would say yes, law school is more difficult than most liberal arts based graduate programs. if you want to go to law school, then i think you need to speak with more people, because it seems that your perceptions about the work load, the content, the professors, the environment, the grading, and a number of other issues related to law school are a little off kilter...

also, you seem very negative about professors and why they are doing what they do-- maybe this is a reflection of your personal experience with teaching, but i would never think that any of my professors do what they do because "they couldn't hack it out in the legal world" as you implied. i think my professors love the law--- they are academics, they like to inquire and investigate rather than apply, it is a preference, not a testament to their "failure" as you may have it. some people go to law school because they want to teach law and have no interest in BIGLAW or whathave you. i hope that if you do attend law school that you are able to change this view you have, because at this point it seems like you see law school as a means to an end. some of us actually like law school, we actually love the law and all that comes with it... for you to diminish those motivations is bordering on insulting...

i hope this didn't sound like a flame (i really am not attacking you) I just am concerned with the information you have been given and the perspective that has left you with...

best wishes

Current Law Students / Re: Serious Problem
« on: April 04, 2004, 08:08:48 PM »
I agree with Aongus (sp?) about the logic games, when the day comes either you will get them, or you won't and there will be no bs'ing to save your score. also, as for studying, this isn't like some college exam... the LSAT is something you can study for -- however you have to realize that when you take a practice exam that you will likely still score somewhere around that number give or take 10 (yes 10) points. I.e. don't get a 145 on your first practice test and expect to roll out a 174 come test day. I did okay on the LSAT (164) but from my experience, and from talking to many other law students (i am a 1L now) i am of the total belief that the LSAT has a lot to do with your psyche. I do disagree with Ohio regarding the LSAT though-- it is not necessarily cause-effect with repect to how you might do in law school, but i do think there is a correlation...

I guess it depends how hard those schools you mentioned are to get into... i am assuming they are 3rd/4th tiers, you have to know the schools well, i mean some schools weigh LSAT more than GPA and vice versa. maybe you should check out the BC grid-- i don't think i have it anymore, but if you ask around or google it i am sure someone will help you get a hold of it. It is a LSAT/GPA grid related to chances of admission and specific schools.

good luck!   ;)

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