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Arkansas - Little Rock / Anyone else apply to UofA and UALR for 2011?
« on: November 08, 2010, 11:49:28 PM »
I did and if so, what is your gpa/lsats?

Mine are 3.02 and 158

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / University of Arkansas and UALR-BOWEN
« on: November 05, 2010, 11:09:52 PM »
Can anyone give me some more information about these two schools? I am trying to decide which to attend, everyone around here says they are virtually interchangable...

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Where should I go next fall? / 158 LSAT and 3.07 GPA...
« on: November 05, 2010, 10:57:27 PM »
What list of schools, particularly in the south, can you give me??

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I was 16 years old, free of worries and free of responsibility.  When my little brother and I heard the news, I knew that freedom was a time of the past.  Our idol, our hero, our dad was gone forever.  The times of me coasting through life without a real responsibility in the world would never return.  I was the new idol and hero of my eleven year old brother and the rock my mother would have to lean on and I could not and would not let them down.  Ever since that fatal tragedy struck our family, I accepted and relished the role of leadership and responsibility.  I have been leading my little brother and assisting my mother every day since that cold wintery night and will bring those valuable qualities to the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.   
   This misfortune allowed me to develop essential leadership skills at an early age.  I love being a leader, solving problems, and helping those in need in whatever role I can.  These traits burn deep inside of me and I strongly believe that becoming a lawyer will allow me to lead and assist others through countless venues.  Becoming a lawyer has been a goal of mine for 5 years now and I intend on doing anything I have to do to make this dream become a reality.  I am very determined and ambitious and believe that I can be a valuable piece to the 2011 class at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. 
   I have led others in many different ways throughout the past couple of years.  I have organized a monthly cleanup of a local animal shelter in Little Rock, through my fraternity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  I was elected Vice President of my pledge class in 2007 and after becoming a member, was elected as the social chair and intramural sports chair.  As social chair, I organized numerous social events that greatly increased social interest among the campus, which enlarged our yearly pledge class numbers by 25%.  During the summer of 2007, I participated in a ‘Vacation Bible School’ at a local church by teaching youth classes and acting out many roles in various skits and plays.  I greatly enjoyed leading and assisting the youth at the church throughout the week.  I participated in remodeling and landscape work on homes for the elderly at my church in Vilonia.  This was a great experience that I value deeply, assisting those in need.  Also, I prepared a local highway cleanup effort with my church through my hometown of Vilonia.  We had over 15 people pick up trash and clean up along Highway 64 in Vilonia.  These are just a few examples of me using my leadership skills in ways that assist other people and I believe that the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law can help me improve upon these skills in ways that can prove to be very beneficial to local communities as well as people needing assistance of any kind.  Also, it is my strong belief that if given the opportunity to attend UALR, I will put forth more than enough effort that is required of me and will exceed expectations through hard work and motivation. 
   The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law greatly interests me, because Little Rock is a remarkable city and I have future career goals of practicing law in the private sector in Little Rock.  Although, the private sector is my eventual goal, I would love to work in public interest law for a while here in Little Rock.  I truly believe that UALR can help me develop my leadership skills in ways that can greatly assist the public interest of Little Rock.  Another goal of mine, if given the chance, is to be very active in many different student organizations.  The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law has an extraordinary writing program and it would be an honor to be able to be involved in the school’s Law Review.  Also, it would be an honor to be a part of the Christian Legal Society, Federalist Society, and the Bowen Athletic Department.  I could bring intellectual and ethical ideas to any student organization and would thrive to be as involved as possible.
   In conclusion, since the unfortunate night that I was thrust into becoming a real leader, I have realized that leading, solving problems, and helping others is something I want to do forever.  I strongly believe that this experience helped mold the person I am today and that I can continue to grow at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.  I would be able lead, provide assistance, and solve problems for the 2011 entering student class.  Also, I would be involved and provide leadership for numerous student organizations.  Gaining admittance to this school would propel a dream of mine into a reality and would not be taken for granted. 

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General Board / Need HELP from you future Lawyers!
« on: December 17, 2008, 10:52:03 AM »
I am NOT asking for legal advice, but only asking if I was in the wrong, becuase I know we're not supposed to ask for legal advice. Ok here's the situation: Last weekend here in Arkansas, me and a lot of friends were drinking inside of one of their apartments. A girl accidentally hit the fire alarm lever and some cops came up there and arrested me for public intox! I NEVER left the apartment, I was inside, not in public! Also, I am only 19 and almost all of us were under 21. He gave me a breathlizer and said that I did not blow hard enough so he cited me with Obstruction of Justice and arrested me for that and PI. Thanks for your opinions!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: When should I take the LSAT?
« on: December 12, 2008, 09:03:16 PM »
June 2010. If you don't like the score you get back in July, study for the last month or two of summer and retake in the fall of 2010. Make sure to get your applications in by the end of the fall semester.

Start studying about 6 months - 1 year before you plan on taking the test, and whip your studying into a frenzy (a) during winter break of Dec '09-Jan '10 and (b) as soon as school gets out in May '10.

I appreciate the help guys

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help! When should I take the LSAT?
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:18:55 PM »
Feb. 2010. I've long suspected that the Feb. LSAT always has the weakest takers, you'll have your applications ready to go out the minute you can submit them, and you can retake in June and Oct. if needed.

Thanks, man. Also, I am looking hard into Florida State, I see you have the Seminole logo there. Anything you can tell me about it?

Good man, and good choice.

I can tell you anything you want to know, just ask. In general, it's a great school with great opportunities, excellent professors, and a wonderful social scene. The weather is great. You'll work fairly hard, but you'll learn a ton. The university itself is great. I pay out of state at the moment and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Well, I am from Arkansas and am currently going to UG here, but I have always wanted to go to either Law or Graduate school at UF of FSU. I am a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, so I have a lot of connections at FSU. How is the Florida Bar, and is FSU also a prestigous Tax school like UF and Miami?

The FL bar is ok, but be prepared for a lot of states to not waive you in if you passed the FL bar. We don't waive in people (most of the time), and so the other states reciprocate. But, that being said, it doesn't seem THAT bad.

FSU doesn't really have a dedicated tax program the way UF and UM do, but you can take plenty of tax classes here. You'll still have to go to UF or UM if you're looking for an LLM in tax.

Appreciate it bro, I'm not interested in tax that much, was just wondering. Also, how is Tallahassee compared to Gainesville, from a night life, quality of life standpoint?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help! When should I take the LSAT?
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:02:51 PM »
Feb. 2010. I've long suspected that the Feb. LSAT always has the weakest takers, you'll have your applications ready to go out the minute you can submit them, and you can retake in June and Oct. if needed.

Thanks, man. Also, I am looking hard into Florida State, I see you have the Seminole logo there. Anything you can tell me about it?

Good man, and good choice.

I can tell you anything you want to know, just ask. In general, it's a great school with great opportunities, excellent professors, and a wonderful social scene. The weather is great. You'll work fairly hard, but you'll learn a ton. The university itself is great. I pay out of state at the moment and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Well, I am from Arkansas and am currently going to UG here, but I have always wanted to go to either Law or Graduate school at UF of FSU. I am a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, so I have a lot of connections at FSU. How is the Florida Bar, and is FSU also a prestigous Tax school like UF and Miami?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Help! When should I take the LSAT?
« on: December 12, 2008, 05:49:32 PM »
Feb. 2010. I've long suspected that the Feb. LSAT always has the weakest takers, you'll have your applications ready to go out the minute you can submit them, and you can retake in June and Oct. if needed.

Thanks, man. Also, I am looking hard into Florida State, I see you have the Seminole logo there. Anything you can tell me about it?

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Studying for the LSAT / Help! When should I take the LSAT?
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:47:57 PM »
I am currently in the middle of my UG Sophomore year, when should I take the LSAT if I'm wanting to go straight to Law School the fall after I graduate in Spring of 2011?

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