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Law School Admissions / Re: Am I making a mistake with my law school plan?
« on: February 27, 2016, 07:50:03 PM »
With that LSAT/GPA combo and your age here is my advice:

1. Get a minor or double major in something
2. compete that extra year
3. HAVE FUN
4. Send out apps in October of the next year when you want to apply

 You will be in at all the top schools in the country with a good shot at Stanford, a coinflip's chance at Harvard, and a strong reach to Yale(there was no data on MyLSN to show if people with your stats get into Yale).

P.S. most people would kill to have been in your position at 19(including me)

Good luck!!!!!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chosing a School
« on: February 09, 2016, 03:47:56 PM »
Hi guys,

Thank you for all the useful advise you have given. Originally, I had the same thought as most of you. Chapman for free sounds great and that is what I wanted.

After reviewing their 2014 handbook I found that, "All courses required to be taken by full-time students in the first year are subject to a 2.8 maximum median" and after 1L "For all other courses, the mandatory maximum median grade is 3.0" which is not something I want to be subject to. 48,000 in tuition a year would force me to drop out.

For that reason I am going to try to negotiate the stipulation with Chapman, but if they don't budge I can't think of any reason to take that deal.

Also, in 2014 they took away or reduced 70 scholarships, but in 2015 only 39. 39 still seems insane to me, but is this a good sign?

Lastly, I would like to live and work in the mid-atlantic, actually more like Philly even though there's probably to much competition to land there from PSU. Realistically what placement look like from Penn state to Philly or the rest of PA, NJ, DC, MD?

Penn State does not have a profile on LST which is where I have been going for all of my employment research. Is there anywhere else I can go to find out more about Penn State's employment?

Thanks!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Choosing a School
« on: February 08, 2016, 08:01:56 PM »
Hi all,
I'm having a real struggle deciding what to do.

So I'm in at:

-Chapman - 40k/year(2.9 GPA)
-Loyola Chicago - 20k/year(No GPA Conditions)
-DePaul - 24k/year(No GPA Conditions)
-Syracuse - 35k/year(2.8 GPA)
-Seattle U - 18k/year(upper 50% of class)
-Drexel - 25k/year(2.9GPA)
-Penn State Law - 40k/year(No GPA)

Waitlisted @ University of San Diego & Temple

I have strong ties to Orange County and I can live with my parents if I attend Chapman so that will cost next to nothing, but I have heard that Chapman puts all of their scholarship students in one section and lets them battle it out? Is this true? Is Chapman worth when it will cost me 8k/year to get my JD?

Also, I really like the idea of going to DePaul or Loyola Chicago because I love the city and would be okay leaving the west coast to live and work there. But the question is... Is DePaul or Loyola Chicago worth it at the $120k ill be paying?

Also, I do like Penn State's offer, but what is the deal with them? It is two schools now and apparently I applied to the lesser of the two because I did not apply to Dickinson?

I am open to attending any of the schools listed and I understand the regional implications of all of these schools and I am absolutely ok with it. I really just want to make the right choice.

Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks

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