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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Second Thoughts.
« on: May 22, 2009, 02:55:13 PM »
Just some advice from a guy who was you a year ago.  I was in a similar situation last year around this time; I was in at a decent law school (no money though) and all of the sudden I just started having second thoughts about the time commitment and cost/benefit ratio.  So I went the same path you did, started studying for the GMAT and GRE.  I got in with money at a top 25 business school (which was wayyyy easier) and finally was comfortable with the cost/benefit (way higher starting salary to loan ratio than law school, not to mention the extra year).  I accepted the B-school offer and sacrificed my seat deposit at the law school. 

Classes began and I began to realize that I forgot one important thing.. learning business (especially in a t25 environment) was literally torture.  I eventually withdrew as I could not stand to go to my classes anymore and I refused to spend the rest of my life doing something that I could not tolerate.  I emailed the good old law school and explained my situation and they let me back in for this fall (this time with money!).

The moral of the story is that we all have opportunities and quantitatively law school is not always your best bet (rarely it is).  However this isn't about cost/benefit, this is about the next 30 years of your professional life.  Get out there and borrow a few first year textbooks for law, mba, psychology, whatever you may be interested in and really read them.  This will give you a great idea of what is in store for you in the fall and you may realize law is completely boring and foreign (like business was for me) or you may (like myself) finally see what you WANT to do.  This path, the one you want and are stimulated by, will be the one that is a success for you.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UB Law this Fall 09'
« on: May 20, 2009, 11:15:40 AM »
I am and there is one other person I have seen on this board... MissUnderstood or something like that?  I am living in Rochester and commuting though.  Let me know if you you have any questions or what not as I know the area pretty good and don't forget to join our facebook group; there are lot's of 2 and 3L's there helping us 0'Ls out with questions.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: JD/MSW at UB Law
« on: April 23, 2009, 07:41:07 PM »
I am a MSW student right now at another Upstate School and I am leaving the program in the Fall for UB Law :)  So I will see you in Buffalo, don't forget to join our facebook group!

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Hey guys, what is the average, (not June) of time that it takes between update and score release?  Any ideas?

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Oh how I have waited so long for these festivities!

Mine is filled, and we shall all soon know whether we are to be doomed to be 6 figure ballers or government employees (or *gasp* ..contract workers)... wooohoooooooooo!

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Viv,

Me too!  Loving it, do you go to a SUNY school?

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Personal Statement / So what about 11 font size, will it be noticed?
« on: October 01, 2007, 05:29:03 PM »
I was just wondering if it is ok to go with 11 font instead of 12, does this differ from school to school?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Predict Your Score
« on: September 30, 2007, 11:44:59 PM »
158-165

probably 163

If you see my practice range it is just too bad, but the LG got me good, and I guessed on at least 6, which means I am actually in danger of hitting my all time low of the first practice test I ever took, but hey who knows.

prediction
LR- 3-6
RC- 0-3
LG- 6-10

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Studying for the LSAT / What is the best place for Post-mortem
« on: September 29, 2007, 03:44:50 PM »
Not that I want to subject myself to that illegal torture, but if someone did, which site is the best place?

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Hello all again,

I was here a few months back, did the whole crazy prep thing for months up to the test, and choked and canceled under the pressure that I had built up for myself.  Now I am back in the saddle tom. and now I have a much better outlook.  Before I was going in as 170 or bust, and my whole life is riding on this day mentality, not soooo good.  So here is my advice, Dont CARE so much you can't think, I for instance had LG first and was so nervous I never started my timer, not cool. SOOO RELLLAAXXX, at least try to, and good luck, ill be there with ya stoned out of my mind on xanax.  hehe JK!

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