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News Discussion / Re: It is called law school, not lawyer school
« on: August 09, 2008, 07:00:38 PM »
JD = Juris Doctor not Doctorate

You could have fooled Northwestern:

Or Loyola Chicago:

Or Baker Botts:

Maybe their partners are lying about their partners law degree? Maybe they are just confused?  ??? ???

Where should I go next fall? / Re: High GPA, Low LSAT
« on: July 29, 2008, 11:22:55 PM »
Now who's bickering? ;D

Hook, line and sinker?  ??? ;D :D ;) :)

How did a question about outlining software turn into a political pun thread?  :o

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 165 LSAT- retake?
« on: July 29, 2008, 07:03:22 PM »
thanks for the replies.  I am thinking I might just retake and try my hardest to get into Georgetown.  Any tips on studying if you have already gone through most of the practice tests already?  How would I get over the 168 hump?

Study hard, but you are at a point where every question counts. In these instances, a couple of correct guesses can be the difference between 168 and 165, which is where there are bands and deviations.  :-\

Where should I go next fall? / Re: High GPA, Low LSAT
« on: July 29, 2008, 07:00:36 PM »
well, at least i got you guys to stop bickering like little kids.

dont hate me just because my powers of persuasion are better than yours ;)

I don't try to persuade. I identify an issue, then apply relevant rules, then apply and finally conclude. Facts are my friends. When facts and rules are properly applied you don't have to persuade. You will learn how to do this in the fall.  :)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: High GPA, Low LSAT
« on: July 29, 2008, 02:16:37 PM »
grow up. you guys havent helped the OP come to a reasonable decision because you've been too busy fighting between yourselves.

Don't hate us because we're beautiful.

That is right, she should hate us because we got into a better LS.  ;D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 169 / 3.63 - retake?
« on: July 29, 2008, 02:15:55 PM »
I think you may have a decent shot at Boalt. Your GPA is only .01 under their 25-75%, and your LSAT is 2 points over their median. That is about as good as it can get for a splitter.

Good luck!

The problem with Boalt is that 1) they're idiosyncratic with their admissions, and actually pretty hard to get into on a % basis.  They're also very GPA focused, as noted, so if you don't have a 3.8, it's usually tough going, regardless of LSAT. 

He should still apply, of course, but I think he'd actually have better odds at CCN, not to mention the other 14 schools.

They are very GPA based? So they don't accept people inside of their 25-75%? That does not make sense. The OP is .01 off of the 25-75%.

Anyway, the statement that Berkeley is GPA based is incorrect. Here is the Berkeley admissions index:

xLSAT - 0.871    
xGPA -  23.487     
Constant - 8.474
Total - 259.202
GPA% - 37.47%

The GPA% is 37.47, and even with the constant removed the GPA% is still less than 50%.  :o

Anytime either of your numbers is below the 25%, you're pretty much in trouble, unless your other number is off the charts.  This is especially true for Boalt, which appears to like to keep their GPA up around 3.8.  (And it's relatively easy to find high GPA's, of course.) 

This is what I mean by GPA focused -- while they may still weigh LSAT more heavily overall, they focus on GPA more than the other T14s, aside from HYS.

Factor in the fact that they're hard to get into anyway, on a percentage basis, and you can see why he'd have better odds at the other 7-14 schools, which focus more on LSAT. 

Doesn't mean he shouldn't apply, just means he probably has better odds at other schools.

I agree. Being a splitter is not good at Florida International, much less Boalt. With that being said, the OP is not a splitter by much. Missing the 25% by .01 is a statistical fluke.

If the OP wants to go to Boalt I would suggest writing a bang up PS, an addendum about why he/she is a perfect match Boalt, use targeted LORs and that the OP will have a decent shot.

Well I guess for me, how I dress is very much an expression of my personality interests and a suit on something like this is just a bit basic and ordinary.

Don't bother applying to BigLaw.

Any suggestions?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYLS v. Pace
« on: July 29, 2008, 03:09:38 AM »
Take cooking classes at La Cordon Bleu. You will end up with less debt and better job prospects.

Good luck.

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