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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle Law School opinion
« on: March 01, 2010, 07:49:27 PM »
I live in Olympia and work at the capitol. Almost all the attorneys I know that work for the legislature went to SU. They all speak very highly of it. If you are looking to stay in WA and work public interest I bet it would be a pretty safe bet.

Brigham Young / Re: Is BYU a Feeder School?
« on: January 15, 2010, 07:45:52 PM »
Thanks Devo. That's pretty much why I posted this, so somebody would tell me that. Pathetic yes but, I was in need of a self-esteem booster that day. Thank you!

Brigham Young / Re: Is BYU a Feeder School?
« on: January 08, 2010, 11:27:06 PM »
I would not think that under-grad location would matter too much either.  I thought that was kind of the point of the LSAT to even the playing field for colleges and make it easier to judge them all equally.

The only thing that makes me feel otherwise is looking at the lists of some of the 1 tier schools of where their students did their undergrads.  The top ranked law schools usually come from top ranked under-grad schools.  That is probably because those people really did receive a better education and are better prepared for the LSAT but I was just wondering if anybody had any opinions on that.
BYU is unique in that it receives far fewer applicants(and likewise selects fewer candidates) then other similarly ranked schools due to the "Mormon factor"  I would like to know the opinion of somebody that has actually attended BYU law. Are there many BYU-I graduates there? My emails to the admissions office have not been returned as readily as I hoped.
No I am not a "pre-law" major. Is that what you're asking? Does such a thing even exist? I'm a poly sci guy.

Job Search / Re: Interesting article...must read!
« on: January 07, 2010, 08:33:47 PM »
Thumbs up to the writer of this article

Choosing the Right Law School / Anybody Interested in Lobbying?
« on: January 06, 2010, 11:03:33 PM »
I have always thought being a lobbyist would be an interesting career (I seem to be attracted to sleezy jobs: lawyer, lobbyist, politician, assasin etc.) From what I have researched getting a law degree seems like a good starter on doing that.  I read that once people graduate from law school a lot of people  1) Practice BIGLAW or start their own practice and become filthy rich, become a politician, and then use their connections to become lobbyists 2) Work as government attorney, make connections, and become a lobbyist or 3) Straight out of law school go right into a lobbying firm. Do grunt work for a couple of years until they make the right connections and then move up in the company or start lobbying solo.

Is anybody else interested in lobbying and if so how do they plan on doing it?  Any good ideas for what law schools would be best to attend? I assume one in the D.C area would be the most effective...

Brigham Young / Is BYU a Feeder School?
« on: January 04, 2010, 03:18:21 PM »
Hi, I am a pre-law student at BYU-Idaho. I plan on graduating with about a 3.75 and (fingers crossed) a 165 LSAT. My question is will going to a lower rank under-grad school decerase my chances of getting into the BYU law school.  I assume because most of the law students at BYU are mormon it is probably a big feeder school.  In the mormon community BYU-Idaho is often looked down on as a school for people that "couldn't get in at provo."  That is not the case for all of us. I could transfer to Provo but I would have to re-take come classes and my GPA would probably take a hit. Is it worth it? Any advice would be great. Thanks.

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