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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Nicest Campus in T14?
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:08:47 AM »
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Pookie, you should see the bathrooms at Rice. Sad.

Not fair. Depends on what residential college you draw.

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Shiner.  This is Texas.

Good call.

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Law School Applications / Re: Importance of LSAT
« on: July 01, 2007, 05:09:33 AM »
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so you'll need at least 163 regardless of what prestigious quealifications you have?

So, first off, congrats, as those are some amazing accomplishments. But despite that, law school adcomms are looking at your numbers, almost exclusively, from what I understand. Your great soft factors can come into play when they are looking at offering a spot to you v. another candidate with equal numbers, but echoing what others have said, regardless of what you have achieved, a candidate with a less extensive resume with better numbers will stand a better chance of being admitted. 

As for a set number, it depends on what school in the t14 you choose to target and your GPA; I would suggest checking out LSN for a better idea of your target numbers for a particular school. As you'll be able to see from the graphs, it almost always comes down to the numbers, although there is the rare exception. Best of luck!

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LSAT horror stories / Re: You know... that guy that you almost pity.
« on: June 30, 2007, 09:02:00 PM »
No reason to rub it in. Let it go.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How would you fix Iraq?
« on: June 25, 2007, 04:29:10 PM »
How? With a wrench and some WD-40.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: yes or no to facebook
« on: June 25, 2007, 01:35:34 PM »
I'm fairly judicious with my FB page, to the point where if there's a picture that may even look questionable to an employer, I untag it (of course, it doesn't hurt that my aunt has access to FB, which kinda forces my hand). Deleting it wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea, but another suggestion is to dial up the privacy settings, so that only your friends have access to your page at all.

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Law School Applications / Re: How much does WE help?
« on: June 25, 2007, 01:27:56 PM »
A couple thoughts on the matter...

1) As previously mentioned, Northwestern loves people with WE, almost to the point of taking people with WE exclusively. If I remember correctly, the number was 92% of admits last year had previous WE.
2) And the reason why I am delaying my application to law school...if you apply straight out of undergrad, your resume and choices after law school will be limited, in a sense. I may be off-base here, so someone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Coming straight out of UG to law school, with no true WE, your resume, probably besides the odd summer internship, college accomplishments, student gov't exp, etc. is relatively bare in regards to real-world experience. And as such,  coming out of law school, it will be expected that you practice. If you choose not to do so and want to apply for a job outside of practice, while your law degree will be very helpful and impressive, one would think that the employer would either take a) the candidate with previous experience in the field or b) the candidate with previous experience in the field and the law degree, as opposed to someone with just the law degree. So, at least in my view, putting off applying for a year or two wouldn't necessarily be a terrible idea. You could take the time to do something you truly enjoy that isn't necessarily high-paying that you wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to pursue (and after law school, may not be such a great idea...there are loans to be paid), mature a little bit, and build up your resume in order to open up a greater number of options after law school besides practicing behind at a BIGLAW firm.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist song of the day
« on: June 22, 2007, 04:06:27 PM »
Classy.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist song of the day
« on: June 22, 2007, 11:50:20 AM »
I'm too lazy to post the lyrics, but I would argue that there's no more appropriate song for  the waitlist (or for all-nighters) than Queen's Under Pressure.

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Law School Applications / Re: Those who are aiming for Sept. LSAT..
« on: June 20, 2007, 12:45:32 PM »
I've started asking for LORs and I'm well into prepping for the LSAT, but at the most, I have a vague idea of what I'll be writing about for my PS. As far as my target law schools are concerned, I'm looking that the schools that are compatible with the range of my practice LSATs and UGPA.

But it's June. Put the PS down, and pass the margarita.

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