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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC$, W&M, Fordham P/T, or Rutgers$?
« on: February 20, 2008, 02:52:53 PM »
My numbers: GPA 2.9 LSAT 166

I'm not exactly sure what field of law I wish to enter, but I want to frequently go to the courthouse, so I'd like to be a litigator of some sort. I somehow got into UIUC with a $10k scholorship, and I hear the education is amazing, so right now I'm leaning towards attending school there. I am from the NYC area, so this would be a big life change, but I am willing to do it for the education. Money is a concern, and if I choose UIUC, I'm planning on paying in-state tuition during my 2L and 3L year. Is this difficult? My other options are W&M with no money, Fordham P/T, which seems tremdously expensive, and Rutgers Newark with in-state tuition and $8k, making total tuition $10k. I could also live at home, something I would not do in the other options. I'd heard that you should always go to the best school you got into, but in my case, that involves moving to another state, something I am willing to do. What's the best option for a hopeful successful litigator?

URM?

Scholarship with a 2.9 GPA and a median LSAT? Has to be.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 098
« on: February 20, 2008, 02:51:32 PM »
He accused Confused of calling him poor becuase he's an Arab.  There wasn't a single word mentioned in the thread about race prior to that, and I'm not sure how anyone would have even figured out he was Arab.  It was ridiculous.

I have been PMing him with daily reminders that he was not prestigious due to being Arab. Cut him some slack.

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I was in a pretty similar situation back when I was applying.

I think Kent-PT is the right option. I have a few friends who went PT at DePaul and they had no trouble moving up to full time. Obviously Kent may be different, but probably not significantly.

JMLS would be a mistake.

A bigger mistake is relying on any assumption that T2 Kent Students will a more worthy adversary than T4 JMLS. Don't think that simply because USNWR has Kent > JMLS, that the student quality is that significantly different. UGPA and LSAT only have some much predictive effect and law exam grading can be incredibly arbitrary.
I'm at a T25 and we have transfers that came from T4s, T3s, and T2s. There are plenty of them that must have been Top 20% or better that their 1L school, and are also Top 20% or better here.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Arrogant UIUC 2L Answering Questions!
« on: February 17, 2008, 03:42:38 PM »
Bump for those still hanging out on the "hold"

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / 2009 US News: Fordham > Iowa
« on: February 17, 2008, 03:41:39 PM »
Fordham's numbers are simply much stronger than Iowa; Fordham has been trending strongly upward while Iowa has been stagnant for years. I think Fordham will be the only big mover in the next 3 years.

Feel free to discuss, but you heard it here first.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Best T25 Nickname
« on: April 10, 2007, 02:37:58 PM »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish!
Oh wait, they aren't T-25 anymore. hahahahahahhahahahah.

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I'm relatively new to LSD, but I think Regent's University Law School is deserving of some hate.  Pat Robertson's T4 law school has placed 150 in the federal government since Bush was inaugurated.  I doubt T14's have a better rate of placement.

The current attorney pleading the fifth amendment in the attorney firings investigations is also a Regent's grad.

I guess all those wanting to be conservative hack attorneys schilling for Karl Rove have great options at Regent's though, if that's your thing.

I'm sure the whole fundamentalist whacko Christian thing helps a whole lot with placement in the Bush administration.
It's also easier to get your White House Counsels to sign off on your policies when they  have that Regent emphasis on faith rather than that T-14 emphasis on logic and reason.

Let's see if any of those Regent grads are retained with any non-born again POTUS.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best. Law Firm Bio Pic. Ever.
« on: April 10, 2007, 12:19:41 PM »
I wonder if he was told that his picture was being taken down by the IT people.

Hey guys, why isn't my picture up on my profile anymore? Am I being fired or something?
No...not exactly.
What then?
Well, your profile has received 100,000 hits in 20 days.
It is because I am such a good lawyer?
No...it's because you look like the camera-man was porking your wife the moment the picture was taken. And you look a bit like Vigo from Ghostbusters II.
Oh.


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I have read more "WTF? Iowa" and "Why Iowa" and "What's the deal with Iowa" threads than I can remember. Not sure if it qualifies as hate, really, but more like skepticism. People seem to hate it because they think it doesn't deserve to be ranked higher than their schools, which usually have higher LSAT scores.

That qualifies as HATERATION....

Add to that list, BYU

CoxlessPair loves hating on the Mormons

So should I conclude that I am personally responsible for nearly 50% of all the law schools getting a raw deal on this board?

Iowa and BYU suck. Sue me.

I'd say closer to 35%

Journeyman, I am dumbfounded as to how you got into IU and W&L with your numbers. 155 LSAT and you applied to Vanderbilt? Honestly?

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