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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: capital university law school?
« on: April 11, 2007, 05:45:50 PM »
The fact that your stats are higher than the median means you will probably do pretty well there.

no.  that is wrong.  *resists urge tto start yelling*

Feel free to yell if you want.  I am not basing this on a general theory of how LSAT/GPA matches up with law school success.  I am basing this on where my husband's friends at that school scored and where they ended up at the end of it.  There was a very strong correlation at Capital.  Take that for what it's worth.  Obviously, it's not a guarantee by any stretch of the imagination. 

By the way, if you can make it work, OSU should be your choice because it leaves you more options in the long run.  But if you are staying in Columbus anyway and absolutely cannot go FT, Capital is not the end of the world. 

I know some people on this board don't understand this, but sometimes part-time/hometown is really the only feasible option for a situation.  And if it is, and you're staying in Columbus, you have a pretty good chance of not getting screwed over.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: capital university law school?
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:37:03 PM »
My husband went to Capital.  If you want to stay in Columbus and you do well (top 25%, preferably top 10%) you will be fine graduating from Capital.  They have a strong alumni base in the area.  The fact that your stats are higher than the median means you will probably do pretty well there.  The night program is looked upon favorably in the region by many of the big firms.  Do well, get on Law Review and do all that wonderful stuff you should do anywhere you go and you'll be fine.  Plus hopefully you got some scholarship money out of it which may help.

If you want to leave Columbus at some point, I don't think I'd offer the same advice.  We have personal experience in this area and it's very hard to find work if you are moving away from the majority of the alumni.

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Don't just wait a year.  Wait at least two.  I don't think one year off buys you much more maturity than you had as an UG in the eyes of adcomms.  You need two or three years at least before you are really separated from UG.  Plus, then you will also have the bonus of showing that you have successfully lived as a member of society out on your own for a few years and managed to behave yourself a little better than in the dorms.   ;)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Resume Format -- looking for affirmation here!
« on: September 01, 2006, 01:17:10 PM »
I worked at a firm and almost every resume I saw for applicants there was from a Microsoft template.  I modified one and used that.

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I spoke with an adcomm rep from Michigan last year at a law school fair.  I asked if the optional essays were truly optional.  She looked me square in the eye and said "no."  True to her word, I did one essay (not the "why Mich") and got waitlisted (well after I'd withdrawn myapp though).   

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How about this - schools that have an index number probably make more of the numbers than the soft factors, at least for the initial cut?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Employment Addendum
« on: August 31, 2006, 06:25:32 PM »
I've been out for four years.  I used my switch as the topic of my PS (but my PS covered a lot of ground, not just the switch).  It worked out fine for me. 

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Ask them soon because it takes them a while to write the letters and don't be afraid to give them a draft of your PS instead of your final (so long as you know you aren't going to switch topics).  They just need a general idea of what you're going to say, how you're going to say it, and whether you're accentuating anything in particular. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New USNEWS ranking
« on: August 31, 2006, 06:17:07 PM »
They come out at the beginning of April every year or thereabouts, generally after most of the application season is over.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LG Speed Increase
« on: August 31, 2006, 06:14:50 PM »
Not sudoku.  It's actually logic games where you put an "x" in the grid if something can't be true and narrow it down to figure out what it true.  Click on the link and try one.  Some of them are pretty difficult and after you do the initial run-through of the clues, you have to start processing two or three different logical steps to make a mark.  It's good to internalize them and get them faster.  It's not a direct transfer of skills because the setup is mental but it sure worked for me.  I aced my games section.

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