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Law School Admissions / _
« on: October 10, 2006, 02:23:04 PM »

Choosing the Right Law School / _
« on: September 18, 2006, 10:14:54 AM »

I am thinking about applying to UChicago this fall. After law school, I want to work in Dallas at one of the larger firms (Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins, etc.). I have a few questions about Chicago and I would appreciate any answers.

1) I know that UT is the school of choice for Texas law firms. But I also know that the large firms make a lot of hires from the top-14 schools. I wonder if those firms have more stringent hiring criteria for UT than for a school like Chicago, where the student body is obviously more...endowed. I couldn't find anything on this through the NALP directory or elsewhere online. Basically, finishing in the top X% of the class at Chicago would seem to mean more than doing so at UT. What would I need to do at Chicago for a good Texas big law job, and how might that compare to what I would need to do at UT?

2) I have a wife and 7 year old son. The boy needs some space...some quality friends...a good school...and a park to play in. Perhaps we would have to live in the suburbs, with me commuting each day. Does anyone know if that would truly be feasible during 1L at a program like Chicago's?

3) Seriously, is 1L at Chicago that bad? The experience seems to get blown up. Maybe a lot of the complaining is from people who went straight from undergrad to law school. I have worked in a professional job for several years, putting in many 60+ hour weeks. I'm expecting law school to be like my job in terms of responsibility and time.

4 Do most people get well paying law-related jobs after 1L at Chicago? I could always spend the summer doing accounting (my current profession). I'm just wondering if I'll have to.

Thanks for any help. I know that's a lot.

For me, personally, the most difficult game I've encountered was the second game on preptest #30 (Dec 1999). This game involves 6 people leaving messages on an answering machine. Itís undefined, no variables are placed, and there are no not laws. Man, this one gave me a ton of fits. Of course, I understand it now. I checked out the ultimate setups guide. There still is not much to work with in setup, though. Maybe some of you guys found this one easy. It sure doesnít play to my strengths, though.

Another game that gave me fits was the advanced and intermediate textbooks game from preptest 3X in 2000 or 2001. Setup on that one was difficult.

Those games from the late Ď90s and early new millennium are freaking rough. No wonder the scoring scales were in the -12 to -16 range for a 170.

Studying for the LSAT / October 2003 (prep test #41) - Bizarre...
« on: May 27, 2006, 09:48:22 PM »
Well, I just got done taking the October 2003 LSAT. I missed no questions in the two LR sections and the RC section. I missed 17 questions (out of 24) in the LG section. I am shocked. Is there a known problem with the answer key for this one? Talk about demoralizing. I checked a few of my answers, and I simply can't see how they are incorrect. I used to miss about 10-12 questions in the LG section before I did the LG bible...but I never missed 70% of the questions. I did guess on a few Qs b/c I ran out of time, so I think a reasonable estimate of my score is -4 or -5. Damn.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / WL
« on: April 03, 2006, 09:34:20 PM »

Law School Admissions / n/m
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:07:49 AM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / n/m
« on: March 29, 2006, 08:34:19 AM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / n/m
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:48:37 AM »

Law School Admissions / n/m
« on: March 02, 2006, 07:36:05 AM »

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