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Where should I go next fall? / Best school to work in RI?
« on: May 04, 2009, 04:25:51 PM »
I know Roger Williams is in Rhode Island but would one of the Boston schools be a better choice if I wanted to work in RI? My Numbers are 156/3.59 so I would go to either Suffolk or NESL. Any thoughts?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:21:30 PM »
Just wondering if people think Suffolk is getting the shaft in the new rankings. The school has been slowly increasing the median LSAT and GPA, but now they drop down to 4th tier? If one were just looking at the new rankings alone, one would think Suffolk is now equal with NESL and Roger Williams. Anyone else think this years rankings are looking weird?

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Law School Applications / Reapplying
« on: April 14, 2009, 08:26:12 PM »
Hey everyone, I applied and got accepted to schools that I wanted to go to for this coming year but I can't attend this year due to unforeseen financial issues. Next year these issues should be resolved but if I apply to the same schools should I write a new personal statement or keep the one I have? Thanks.

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Where should I go next fall? / Pace law
« on: April 01, 2009, 12:31:31 AM »
Is pace worth going to for environmental law? US News constantly ranks them in the top 3 for environmental law. I was wondering if it is worth going to for environmental law and if graduates can get jobs in this area of law. Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / 156 LSAT...Retake?
« on: March 28, 2009, 07:57:29 PM »
Hey everyone. I took the June test and got a 156. I applied and got accepted to numerous T3 schools (some with generous scholarships) and one T2 school. However, when I was studying for and actually took the LSAT I was still in undergrad and working full time. I graduated in Dec. and wonder if you think I should retake the LSAT since I would have more time to study for it now that I am out of school. I took Testmasters as a prep course and improved from an initial diagnostic score of 142 to 156. Any thoughts?

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Stetson is the "best" school I got accepted to but I didn't get a scholarship. Is it worth going at full price?

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Where should I go next fall? / Drake, Albany or Stetson?
« on: March 09, 2009, 07:04:56 PM »
Hey everyone. I narrowed my choice down to these three schools. All three will cost around the same when scholarships are taken into account (give or take $5,000/ year). So what do you think?

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Where should I go next fall? / Seriously....what gives!?!!!
« on: March 02, 2009, 02:28:32 AM »
Alright, I have been wanting to go to law school for the last few years of my undergrad. I took the LSAT, applied to 9 schools, and got accepted into every school I applied to. While none of them are top 50 (a few T2's and some T3's with $$$) I was really excited about law school. However, reading all these posts saying "You wont get a job coming out of anything below T14" makes me second guess my choice of going to law school. I just can't see how the legal market can be THAT horrible. I have a few friends who graduated law school back in 06' and all of them have meaningful jobs (one went to Southwestern here in LA, a T4, and makes close to six figures). They all tell me that the hype about not finding a job is just that...hype. Yet, they all graduated 3 years ago. Two work in government and the one who went to Southwestern says his firm isn't hiring right now but its only a response to the economy being slow and not an accurate reflection of the legal field. However, all these posts and articles being posted point to the contrary.These posts are really discouraging! Seriously, I'm starting to think I should get an MBA instead of a JD to open up more job opportunities. I would really love to be a lawyer (working for the DA is my goal) and I am thinking of attending Drake because they offered me a decent scholarship and seem to have good employment prospects. But even with the scholarship, including my undergrad loans, I would be graduating with roughly $110,000 of debt. Any thoughts on this whole situation of "not finding a job"?

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Where should I go next fall? / Stetson at full price?
« on: February 23, 2009, 03:03:11 AM »
I know stetson is at the upper end of the T-2 schools, but what do you guys think about stetsons job prospects? I didn't get a scholarship so i would be graduating with roughly $135,000 of debt upon graduation. Is stetson worth it? Any insights?

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Where should I go next fall? / Suffolk at full price?
« on: February 21, 2009, 02:02:10 AM »
Would it be worth paying full price at suffolk ( currently hovering around $38,000/ year) or am I crazy to even consider it? I would really like to go to Boston and didn't get into Northeastern. I also got accepted at NESL with a $12,000/ year scholarship but I don't know if that school is worth it. Any insights?

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