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U of Toledo / Re: thinking of Toledo 2010 any help?
« on: September 14, 2010, 04:50:42 PM »
Fantastic advice, ilovelawtoo, for your valuable and tangible advice.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  I welcome any other 'online law school mentors' including yourself if you think of anything else.  I'll be sure to write back and let you know how things are progressing this year.

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U of Toledo / Re: thinking of Toledo 2010 any help?
« on: September 03, 2010, 12:17:04 PM »
I sincerely appreciate the open comments and advice from everyone - however brutal.  I am a 1L today at UT and have to admit what I'm reading in the posts are scaring the heck out of me.  I just wish I didn't love law so much...  All - please don't stop comments/suggestions as I need all the advice I can get.

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U of Toledo / Re: thinking of Toledo 2010 any help?
« on: June 12, 2010, 12:16:08 AM »
I appreciate your honesty, 1256, and sadly must agree with you.  I'm just sick knowing I couldn't get into Tier 1 schools.  The thought did cross my mind about doing well to transfer out which will probably be my plan.  A former boyfriend, business major, probably said it best:  In law, the school name on the diploma is probably the most important deciding factor when it comes to employment or opening doors.  That said, my passion is law and I'll continue pursuit of the degree.  I never want to look back and think I didn't go to law school because I couldn't get into a Tier 1 school.  Let's face it - the magic formula of the Admissions Officers for LSAT/GPA/Personal Statements show this is the category of school that best fits me.  (However, when I look at the stats of Tier 1 admitted students with far lower LSAT and/or GPAs than me, I wonder what the heck these schools were thinking turning me down and admitting them - but that's a whole other story!)

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U of Toledo / Re: thinking of Toledo 2010 any help?
« on: June 08, 2010, 04:45:33 PM »
Toledo no longer accepts Transitional students beginning 2010-2011; I called UT Office of Admissions and asked direct.  Its one of the reasons why I decided to attend (along with very low tuition and small class size).  Another perk is the inexpensive cost of living.  So, if you plan on working hard, graduating with little debt, and not working for a big firm, UT will be just fine.  Don't worry about the rank of the school because it has far more to do with what you do with your degree after you graduate.  (Not all successful or financially rich people graduated from top law schools if that matters to you.  Some didn't even go to college!)  Our future is up to us to plan - not the school we graduated from.  We just have to work harder than the T14 graduates initially, but it will be worth it in the end and we may even pass some by along the way!

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General Board / Doors open more graduating from Toledo or MSU?
« on: March 22, 2010, 02:01:13 PM »
Would my job prospects be better graduating from Toledo or MSU for working in the Midwest? (I will be paying full price for both; still have Indiana-Indy pending and a few others, but can't wait because seat deposits are due very soon).

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Acceptances / Better job opps in Midwest - U of Toledo or MSU?
« on: March 22, 2010, 12:11:59 PM »
I need to decide between two equally ranked schools: Toledo and Michigan State. I want to work in Midwest and wondering which school will open more doors outside of their state!

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Catholic University of America / How did you like Catholic?
« on: March 13, 2010, 03:59:18 PM »
I just got waitlisted at Catholic U and wondered how you liked the school - and nearby living quarters.  Its pretty far from where I want to practice which is in the mid-west, but higher ranked than the other schools who already accepted me (Toledo, Cleveland, MSU 155/3.4). Any info about the school, job prospects afterward, or housing would be appreciated!

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Would a year make a difference in getting into a better law school?  I'm ready to graduate and go straight into law school (155/3.4).  Most of my Accepts were from my Tier 3 schools (no surprise), and a couple Tier 2s; few pending l;ow Tier 1's. 

Think I should work on improving my LSAT and just wait another year to hopefully get into better schools?  I took the test twice and only improved a few points, but admit I didn't study or practice much for it.  Huge mistake, I know, and am paying for it now - but need your advice:  wait a year for law school and try to improve my LSAT or accept my score as is and accept what I have and attend Fall 2010 with the lower ranked schools?

It tears me up thinking I'll have all this debt from a Tier 3 yet I definetely don't want to wait a year if there is a possibility I'll be in the same situation!  <I can take harsh criticism and appreciate any straight forward opinion you have - even gentle words>

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Check out this website that will provide a lot of your answers:  lawschoolnumbers.com; click on 'schools' Go to 'Applicants' and 'Graphs' and find great info on where people applied, if they got accepted, $$, and more. If you put your cursor over a dot on the graph, it will bring up the profile of the person on the graph.  BTW - great LSAT score!! 

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Still hoping for a Tier 1 to accept me, but already got offers from from Toledo, Cleveland, Ohio Northern, waitlisted by Michigan State and deferred by Wayne and Akron. The Tier 1s pending told me they'll have an answer in May, but the accepted schools want a seat deposit earlier. Any I should seriously consider - or stay away from? Please help!

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