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Where should I go next fall? / dozo/irvine/gw
« on: March 04, 2009, 08:34:17 PM »
which school would you choose?  cardozo and uci are both full rides while gw is probably close to sticker, which is hard to justify given that i'm looking towards public interest or government work.  cardozo has unique programs that interest me and i'd also like to go to nyc.  irvine seems like it might ultimately have a higher rank, plus better faculty, but seems like it might not have the best programs right now.  i'm also from california, so that should be considered.  gw has far and away the best rep of all three.  thoughts?

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I've always wondered this.  I've never been able to find scholarships for kids raised by one parent, nor any indication that this situation is considered some sort of disadvantaged or minority-worthy status.  Which is odd, because I can say from personal experience that it is very tough and makes a lot of things in life a little bit harder.

Thoughts?

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Where should I go next fall? / higher ranking vs specific program interest
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:32:37 PM »
oops!  i think i posted this over in the wrong forum - apologies.  now in the correct spot, some responses would be greatly appreciated.

so i just graduated from a lower-tier uc in june and am prepping for the lsats to apply for next fall.  with a gpa of 3.4 and an lsat score looking to be 165-175 (fingers crossed, but ill probably land somewhere around 170) im feeling just out of the running for a top 20 school and am now wondering, should i go for the highest ranked school i can get into or take a lower ranked school that feels like a better fit for me?  specifically i am looking heavily at lewis and clark- i love the area and the programs it offers seem awesome to me- indian law, public interest law, animal law, and a top ranked environmental law program all seem major pluses, but a low national ranking makes me think twice.  id love to get into a top school like cornell or ut austin, and feel like if i send out enough apps i might break into a top 30 school.  basically, should i go for the ranking and take the rep of a big name school or take my chances at my safety school even if i get into those higher ranked programs?  and, a follow up question, assuming a good lsat score, lets say 3.4/175, what would be my odds at the top schools in the country?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / high rankings vs special interests
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:12:08 PM »
so i just graduated from a lower-tier uc in june and am prepping for the lsats to apply for next fall.  with a gpa of 3.4 and an lsat score looking to be 165-175 (fingers crossed, but ill probably land somewhere around 170) im feeling just out of the running for a top 20 school and am now wondering, should i go for the highest ranked school i can get into or take a lower ranked school that feels like a better fit for me?  specifically i am looking heavily at lewis and clark- i love the area and the programs it offers seem awesome to me- indian law, public interest law and a top ranked environmental law program all seem major pluses, but a low national ranking makes me think twice.  id love to get into a top school like cornell or ut austin, and feel like if i send out enough apps i might break into a top 30 school.  basically, should i go for the ranking and take the rep of a big name school or take my chances at my safety school even if i get into those higher ranked programs?  and, a follow up question, assuming a good lsat score, lets say 3.4/175, what would be my odds at the top schools in the country?

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