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General Board / Is law school worth it?- Freaked Out!
« on: February 19, 2010, 05:40:17 PM »
I am pondering whether or not to enroll in law school this fall. I have been reading a number of horror stories on a blog called "Exposing the Law School Scam" which claims that the job market is overly saturated, that the demand for legal jobs is actually shrinking, and that even graduates from top schools are being forced to take insultingly low salaries (I saw one posting on Craigslist in NYC that offered $15/hr. to an "experienced litigator") or even having to wait tables since they are unable find any work. This seems like a nightmare when one has to consider taking on a debt load that approaches $100k. I would love to hear people's thoughts, especially recent graduates and 2/3L's who are preparing to enter (hopefully) the workforce. On a personal note, I have been accepted at four law schools- LSU, Ole Miss, Rutgers Camden, and Hofstra, and have been waitlisted at George Mason and American. Should I press on or choose a different career path? Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Law School Applications / WAKE UP BABIES WE JUST CAME OUT!
« on: February 28, 2009, 04:53:52 AM »
154 on my first try, not too disappointed. How we feelin'?????????

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / White Applicants to Howard Law?
« on: January 24, 2009, 12:57:46 AM »
I know that technically schools cannot discriminate based on race, but do any of you Howard students or alumni know what the chances are that a "minority" like me will be given a fair shot at getting in? Or, more generally speaking, the ratio of black to white students in the school? I have a 4.0 GPA from LSU and I am going to sit for the LSAT next month. Based on the index calculator, (reliable?) it seems that I would be a shoe-in if I make anything over a 150 on the LSAT. But would admissions take into account the fact that I am not black when they review my application? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

-Byron

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