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Choosing the Right Law School / ($) UK vs. ($$) Houston
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:36:30 AM »
So my cycle appears to be over, while I am waitlisted at Emory and W&L I will be putting in my seat fee later this week and am a little torn.

At UK, my alma mater, I have been offered a 4k per year 'diversity' scholarship contingent upon retaining a 2.0.

At Houston I have been offered 10k per year, contingent upon retaining a 2.9.

I'm familiar with UK, love the town, hate the weather, and have tons of memories (god and bad) of the school and place as a whole. The scholarship is alright, considering tuition isn't too expensive, and I will have in-state.

Houston is offering a lot more, but I'm worried that the requirement is too high, or that it may be something they offer a lot of knowing that a lot of people, statistically, will have to lose it. I'll have to pay out of state but I may be able to get in state after a year (my father has lived in Texas for over 22 years now) fairly easily.

I am mostly interested in IT (and Santa Clara never responded, their loss I suppose), intellectual property or copyright law (Digital Rights Management and all that nice fuzzy new stuff) and would like to practice in a smaller area than the biggies (Chicago, NYC, LA etc) though that may be infeasible for copyright law, I really don't know.


So the long and short of it is, what would *you* recommend?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: December 07, 2007, 10:21:27 AM »
163! (Forgot to guess one one, shoulda been a 164  ::) )

LSN Stalking Time!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 09, 2007, 10:28:03 AM »
(My guess percentage change of getting accepted)

U.Miami- 98%
U.Florida- 85%
FSU- 95%
Emory- 60%
Tulane- 90%
Dickenson (penn state)- 90%
BU- 62%
BC- 62%
Rutgers- 70%
Wake Forest- 80%
Fordham- 61%

I say add Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt and Washington and Lee to that list. As for what school is the best from those I'd say Fordham, BC, BU or Emory depending on where in America you are!

As you see, I see you sweeping that whole list you put up there with maybe a waitlist or two but no rejections. So... expand your list :)

If you take my spot at W&L I will hunt you down, just so we're clear.

What URM status, btw. It makes a difference. (Say NA and you can ignore any percentages)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 09, 2007, 10:26:46 AM »
Thanks for the advice, heres a list of schools I want to apply to, which do I have a chance at (3.7, 160)

Dickenson (penn state)
Wake Forest

Which schools at my level would you say carry the best NAME?

Similar boat as me so I can offer some insight (we'll have the same adm. index at a lot of places)

Wake Forest, FSU, Miami, and Tulane should be locks. UF is a little harder, but they don't give much money anyways and if you're out of state I'd steer clear (makes me sad too). Emory should be a target, you have a lower LSAT but a nice GPA and URM status will bump you up (you'll be competing with me though, grrr) I can't speculate on the others I've done no research on them. Doubtless someone will chime in about Fordham soon.



Ahh, comments sections...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 167, 3.84 URM. Help with my list?
« on: November 08, 2007, 07:19:33 AM »
It's hip, it's hip, it's hip to be brown


Incoming 1Ls / Re: What's the Singles Scene like in Law School?
« on: November 08, 2007, 07:09:31 AM »
Just wanting to lay that down, since IQ has been mentioned more than once. It's all we have but it's worthless, good times.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What's the Singles Scene like in Law School?
« on: November 08, 2007, 06:46:42 AM »
This is not bragging, but I want to say something about Mensa in general and their ceiling. They exist solely because people want to feel like they are somehow special or better than someone else. Now, a lot of groups are like this and I would say it is a very common trait in people. Everyone wants to be unique, which is silly because you can't help but be unique, and far too many people want to feel like they are better than others (or already do and are just looking for independent verification of what they've suspected all along)

I, personally, have broken the 140 on my IQ tests since I started receiving them (every school I've went to seems to want to run them, or request that my mother get it done... they also asked my mother to get me a CAT scan, so tha says about how much they know about medicine or psychology in general) but that doesn't mean anything, hell lookit my numbers  ::)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What's the Singles Scene like in Law School?
« on: November 07, 2007, 08:39:16 PM »
As a Psych major and someone's who's been through that several times (on both sides of the desk), it's not really worth a damn. IQ just gives you a static number, but doesn't say much about your ability to use it or optimize it.

'scuse the annoyance, but we hear to much about this day in and day out  :-X

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What's the Singles Scene like in Law School?
« on: November 06, 2007, 02:23:03 PM »
Sometimes there's very much of a sense of fulfillment from the mere fact that your partner can "keep up with" you.

My position, exactly.

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