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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA vs. W&M vs. GMU
« on: May 08, 2009, 12:39:02 PM »
W&M wouldn't be a bad deal. I know a guy who went there over Duke. Although I strongly suspect he had a full ride or close to it. I agree with most of the previous posters: UVa is your best choice. You'll be 60k more in debt, but the opportunities will be well worth it. Plus you won't have the 'what if' worries of being at the bottom of the class at UVa like you would at W&M. The safety net is much larger. If you really want to go to W&M, you should go visit (yes, in person) and talk to to the dean of admissions and see what he/she can do for you. Say you really want to go there (and why), but that UVa is too hard to pass up unless they can up the offer.

Lastly, GMU shouldn't even be in the picture. It's a respectable school, but the other two schools are much better options. Cost of living would probably come close to making up the difference between W&M and GMU anyway.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory v. Fordham v. BU
« on: May 07, 2009, 02:45:24 PM »
Atlanta, Boston, New York. Pick One.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Illinois 1L - Ask away
« on: April 20, 2009, 08:34:57 PM »
How diverse would you say the law school is? ie. Racially, geographically, socially...ect.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: laugh at tea parties!
« on: April 15, 2009, 07:17:24 PM »
This basically sums it up...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA vs. W&M vs. GMU
« on: April 15, 2009, 07:13:49 PM »
Go to UVA. GMU shouldn't even be an option. W&M would be of consideration only if they gave you a full-ride. So, go to UVA.

It could be for several reasons. Thus, call LSAC


I have an option to attend Southwestern School of Law, I'm a Junior in College, and They are allowing me to start on a 3 year plan, that would give me my BA,MA & J.D. in negotiation, conflict resolution & peace keeping.I'm currently declared as a business major, I'd personally like to major in Economics or Entreprenuership/Finance.

In the time I would spend trying to obtain a BA, MA & J.D, I could graduate with a degree in Economics, and go to a decent Business School, here or overseas, and be done with in 3 years.

My line of work has been Commercial & Industrial Real Estate, I'm extremely good at negotiating in writing, and verbally. I write my own contracts, LOI's, Binding & Non Binding. Of course, I'm no where near the accurary of a trained attorney, but my contracts are solid.

I'm having problems deciding on what would best for my future. As an attorney; selling businesses & commercial properties, how can a law degree help me to increase my strategic way of operating and running my own business, while mainting profitability.    

One of the things I like about becoming an attorney, is that I'll know the law. The Cons, is that I don't want to work as an associate for anyone if and when I do graduate; and be dragged to a 40 hour job, that will turn to 60-80 hours a week.

MBA, It would be my Safest thing I can do to double or tripple my income.

Do any of you guy's regret going to law school. I've heard some friends say they wish they Would Have attended business school instead, too much debt vs. little pay. Let's face it. 60K starting is crappy.

Any Ideas, Please Share.


Only go to law school if you want to Practice Law. If that is not your #1 interest, then you should probably look elsewhere.

Law School Admissions / Re: Looking for some advice.
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:59:49 PM »

Law School Admissions / Re: are grades of AP courses considered?
« on: March 27, 2009, 05:49:16 AM »

Law School Admissions / Re: 150/3.8 - Chances at Depaul?
« on: March 14, 2009, 04:46:09 PM »
Depual's  25/75's are (158 - 162)( 3.04 - 3.62). So you may want to consider retaking the LSAT and applying next cycle if that's an option. However, there are some 150 admits on LSN (, but there are very few and they are each URM's. With your GPA, I would certainly retake the LSAT and shot for a 160+.

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