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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UNLV vs Rutgers-Camden vs LSU?
« on: March 19, 2009, 09:37:36 PM »
Hi All,

Been accepted to Rutgers-Camden, LSU, and UNLV, each with a scholarship so that tuition costs are practically the same across all. For background, I'm an east coaster, but could see myself living in Vegas for quite a while post-graduation, and potentially Baton Rouge too. Would definitely live in the schools location for at least a few years post-grad, but probably coming back to the east coast/mid-atlantic/new england area eventually.

I have my own list of pros and cons for each school, but would love to hear what you guys think of these three choices. Where would you pick and why?

Thanks!

...no longer a "hopeful"...I'll be a 1L somewhere in 09!

If you want to position yourself with a decent chance to work on the East Coast, you should go to Rutgers.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL or University of Minnesota
« on: March 19, 2009, 09:29:47 PM »
Minn does not place into chicago.  Not to mention, it's really, really, reallyl really extra cold in MN.  If given the choice, I'd pick wustl in a heart beat.


WUSTL. It places better in nearly every market except for MPLS. WUSTL also has a semi-national presence whereas Minnesota is very regional. Lastly, the law school buildings and campus at WUSTL are beautiful. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Goldman Sachs
« on: February 26, 2009, 09:19:57 AM »
How much would an undergrad internship, and hopefully a few years of experience, at Goldman Sachs help my chances of getting into Harvard/Columbia/NYU Law?

It's a nice soft factor, but it won't help a great deal. If your LSAT is not adequate, it won't matter at all.

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Law School Applications / Re: Effect of no GPA?
« on: February 26, 2009, 09:17:23 AM »
I imagine Maryland is playing yield protect. A 168 would put you well above their 75th percentile. If you really wanted to go there, you should email them to express your interest in attending.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« on: February 11, 2009, 11:12:09 PM »
As for American, the campus was nice (and HUGE). It just had a better feel to me.

American's law school is a free-standing building which is located away from the campus.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU vs Fordham
« on: February 10, 2009, 09:04:45 PM »
BU.  It's cheaper, better, and is slightly more transferable than Fordham.  Also, it doesn't seem to be as cutthroat..

This is pretty accurate. I would also be concerned about the severe downturn in the NYC BigLaw market. Fordham doesn't travel outside NYC, so the contracting NYC market could pose a real problem for Fordham students.

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Hi Everyone:: :-*

Any advice would be much apperciated.

I graduated in May 2006 with a B.S. in English and Political Science from a moderately small school in Texas.

I have a 2.89 GPA and a 151 LSAT score.

That being said, I also have a lot of political experience and interesting jobs under my belt. I work for a lawyer now, and I am finally 100% sure that I want to go to law school.

I'm not too interested in working for a big firm. I'd just like to get my law degree and work for the government or something.

Are these schools realistic?:
And if any of these schools "unstable", please let me know!
Also, would applying to part-time programs help my chances?
I'm totally fine with going to a part time program.

Atlanta's John Marshall
Florida Coastal
New England School of Law
New York Law School
St. Mary's
Southern Illinois
Regent Law
Texas Wesleyan **
Washburn
Western New England
Loyola University New Orleans

** maybe first choice.

You might want to consider re-taking the LSAT to bump up your score.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: ASU vs SMU
« on: June 07, 2008, 11:18:40 PM »
I think this has to largely come down to where you'd rather practice.

TITCR. SMU does well in Dallas and ASU does well in Phoenix. You must ask yourself an important question: steers or cactus?  :D

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Law School Applications / Re: Transferring
« on: June 07, 2008, 11:16:59 PM »
How difficult (or impossible) would it be to transfer from a tier 2 part-time program to a full-time or part-time division at a T20?

There is also a transfer section on LSD.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL (25k/yr) vs. Vandy
« on: June 07, 2008, 11:15:24 PM »
I would choose WUSTL 100%. With no money, Vandy would be the easy choice. But when you add 75k(!!), WUSTL is really hard to turn down.

I'm also not a huge fan of Nashville.

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