« on: March 05, 2010, 03:09:13 PM »
I read one class saying that all their instructors had scored at the 99th percentile or high. I scored at the 98th. Can I be an instructor anywhere? How do I go about doing it?
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« on: January 10, 2010, 02:24:50 PM »
I saw this morning that male private part Cheney's daughter Liz has a JD from the University of Chicago. When she applied in 1993 how important was her famous father (he had been secretary of defense). I'm sure law schools look at that because people related to powerful politicians are likely to become important and bring interest and revenue to the school.
How famous does your mom or dad have to be for it to matter? President? Senator? And are kids supposed to slip into the personal statement that their parents are important. ("During the Gulf War, I was impressed by my father's...)
« on: December 30, 2009, 04:31:36 AM »
What's your alternative? Everybody gets guaranteed a job after law school that pays the exact same amount? Or how about instead of LSAT scores and GPAs everybody gets to spend a weekend fishing with every single admissions counselor?
After high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do so I went to community college full-time for three and a half years while working. I then transferred to a state school. I graduated after three years there.
My grades were never bad. I ended up with a 3.8 GPA at the CC and 3.63 at the state school. LSAC only counted the 3.63 as part of my GPA. I did very well on the LSAT.
Is having so many years of undergrad work going to help or hurt? On one hand it makes me look shiftless, but on the other hand I've heard people complaining that their transcripts are too thin and I certainly don't have that problem.
I didn't really explain it in my essay, but I just pointed out that I worked during that time and talked about my job.
I hear people saying that in this economy there are no jobs for people from anywhere besides Stanford/Yale/Harvard. Is this an exaggeration? How many from Michigan, Northwestern, Chicago and the rest are still getting 6 figure jobs straight out of law school?
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