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General Board / Re: The crock that is the law school scholarship
« on: July 29, 2009, 04:57:23 AM »
No, there's nothing wrong with it. A scholarship is not a "reward" but an enticement. Quit with your sense of entitlement. If you did well enough, and your scholly receiving peers did poorly enough, that you believe it would be justified to take their scholarship and give it to you, you'll probably end up with a better job in the end, making the $120k difference more or less a moot point (and if you went to a good enough school where biglaw goes deep into the class, then it's on you since you prob should have been able to get a scholarship at a lower, but more or less respectable, school). The scholarship folks also made a choice, usually forgoing a better ranked school--they should also be compensated to a certain extent for that.

And why should they be compensated? Because it's their superior stats (completely irrelevant to legal skills) that, in the end, will boost the ranking of your law school, giving you bragging rights (FWIW) and probably a brighter prospects of employment.

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Law School Rankings / what's with Washington and Lee?
« on: April 11, 2007, 07:23:01 AM »
so why is it that W&L seems to have been dropping in the rankings consistently in the past few years? is this an alarming sign of times to come?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BC or W&L?
« on: August 27, 2005, 03:08:27 AM »
They are very different schools, and many people get accepted to both.  It really depends on the experience you want in law school.  Career wise you will not have vastly dissimiliar prospects.

yeah as such i wanted to know which one ppl would choose and for what reasons

do you think they have similar career prospects? bc does have a significantly higher median salary, which would be the only factor that would make me swoon that way. i've made my choice with W&L long ago and am pretty happy with it, but just wanted to see where other folks were.

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Where should I go next fall? / BC or W&L?
« on: August 27, 2005, 02:51:47 AM »
which would you choose? why?


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: ;aw school environments
« on: August 27, 2005, 02:50:34 AM »
so which T1 schools don't rank?

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Wait List / deleted
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:15:28 AM »
silly forum rules ::)

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Acceptances / Re: deferring
« on: May 02, 2005, 01:04:30 PM »
i got my law school to defer my enrollment for 2 years. but now it turns out i might have to defer 3 years.
1) has anyone ever gotten, or heard of people getting, 3 year deferrals?
2) would it be wise at all to defer 3 years? or would i be better off reapplying after 3 years?

Not to be nosy but why would you want such a long deferment?


army

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL or W&L with money?
« on: May 02, 2005, 06:31:21 AM »


Ya, but Lex makes Hanover look like Tokyo. And sh*t...why can't Dartmouth have a law school...I liked that place.


is Lexington REALLY that small? i can't imagine any place being smaller than hanover....

and yeah, me too, i'd love to be here for 3 more years. for a school whose most boasted alumnus is a lawyer, Daniel Webster, it's ironic that it shouldn't have a law school....

even if dartmouth law school ends up being a 2nd tier. i'd gladly choose to come here.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL or W&L with money?
« on: May 02, 2005, 03:39:27 AM »
I really liked the small school atmosphere at W&L and the honor code system of moral uprightness. I also really hated the small town atmosphere of Lexington and the stale nature of many of the student body. Buuuuuut, I guess its a tossup. Right now I'm in at WashU and in at W&L...so i'm totally deciding on environmental factors to make the final choice.


i rather love the small town atmosphere and the stale nature of the student body. hah. town doesn't get any smaller than hanover, NH (pop. apx. 7000) and small schools will tend to have stale student bodies....

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Miami or year off?
« on: May 02, 2005, 03:27:09 AM »
Compromise.  Take a year off and spend it in Miami.   ;)

how confident are you in excelling in miami and how ready are you to bust your ass the first year?

in the year off, your GPA is not going to rise any much more, and statistically, it is likely that any rise in your LSAT will make a significant difference.

if you take the year off and get your apps complete as early as possible, it is rather likely you could get into baylor or SMU. but there's also something to be said for kickin ass at miami and transferring to your school of choice. plus you get to chill in MIAMI for a year. and you also do not waste that year of your life in the limbo.

i mean, either way, it seems to be a personal choice, either way, it seems to require a bit of sacrifice and willingness to work hard.

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