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Incoming 1Ls / Why seeking top tier?
« on: November 20, 2010, 09:49:45 AM »

"Thirteen attorney litigation firm seeks full-time associate with 2-4 years litigation experience, top tier undergraduate and law school education, as well as journal or clerkship experience. Familiarity with Connecticut state court legal practice is preferred but not required."

I was reading the above the blog, when on the side of the article a job advertisement was listed (exact text above).

This brought me to question a point in the ad about the firm seeking a top tier law school graduate (and undergrad as well). From what I have heard through academic, blogs, media, personal knowledge, etc is that a great deal of "top tier" law schools produce large numbers of non-practicing attorneys. Sometimes these schools are referred to as elite institutions for producing so many graduates that do not actually practice law but instead pursue academic/business/other opportunities.

So, the question is why would a firm that practices law on a regular basis seek a lawyer from a category of law schools that is known for greatly producing lawyers that do not practice law?

Im starting law school in the fall at an ABA accredited law school, but Im curious about taking online courses in the summers and transferring them into my normal school to save on tuition. I think this could work.. comments? Thanks!

Canadian Law Students / practicing in Canada ?
« on: May 16, 2010, 12:32:35 PM »
Hi! I'm going to be starting as a 1L at Cooley law school at the ann arbor campus, and I am curious about practicing in Canada & what is required for people working on their US JD degree?  Especially, since the school I will be going to is in a border state ( Michigan).


Law School Admissions / Southern U Law center
« on: April 07, 2010, 11:52:04 AM »
So, I applied to Southern in early february and I'm still waiting. Which looking at it distantly most schools do take 6-8 weeks, but Southern seems to be especially slow. They also do not take LSAC fee waivers, checks, or credit cards for app fees (stone age much?).

... But, its cheap, I surely should get in with a 149 and its close to new orleans. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how long it typically takes to receive a decision from Southern? And other people's experiences?

Thanks & good luck with your apps everyone!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Widener Waitlist
« on: April 02, 2010, 01:30:51 PM »
I was just waitlisted at Widener, and its the best option I have so far. I'm honestly thrilled about the option & would like to know how likely it is to get into widener off the waitlist? How has it been historically? The school site says 250-350 people are generally waitlisted there. I also have selected that I am open to go to either campus and full or part time.

Thanks for suggestions & if anyone else is waitlisted or attending there it would be nice to talk.

Law School Admissions / where to apply?
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:15:01 AM »
2.25/149 .. rejected already at barry, oklahoma city, st thomas, memphis, and hamline. I'm completely open to going anywhere for law school. I majored in political science as an undergrad. Also open to non-aba schools with federal student aid- I've applied to UMASS and JFK in berkeley already. And yes.. I'm waiting on cooley.  Any suggestions of possible schools are appreciated. Good luck to all of you with your applications.

Incoming 1Ls / cooley in the fall
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:09:57 AM »
I also am awaiting a decision.. since early february when my file was complete. I'm in the range to get a 25% scholarship based on the lsat so hopefully should come soon. I'm also planning on the ann arbor campus.

Incoming 1Ls / Cooley in the fall
« on: January 23, 2010, 07:54:17 PM »
Anybody planning to or considering Cooley in fall 2010? Which campus are you looking at? Have you visited?

*Please no trash talking the school, just people who seriously are or considering it.

Law School Admissions / Fee waivers
« on: December 31, 2009, 10:36:38 PM »
I took the dec 09 lsat and haven't  received any fee waiver emails since the score has been released. I'm wondering when they will be coming?

Law School Admissions / 149, 2.5
« on: December 30, 2009, 06:27:16 PM »

I just got my december lsat score.. 149, 2.5 and 3.0+ in all Political Science major courses.. also a minor in human rights. I have years of experience in nonprofit,activism, and political campaigns as well as a rising gpa trend. Great extracurricular experience and LORs.. everything is pretty good minus the gpa. I'm not looking to go to a top school (obviously), and im not interested in big law or anything corporate... small firm or public interest focused is preferred for after graduation.

Thus far, I've applied to barry, hamline pt, and cooley pt. I'm in Florida and plan on doing St Thomas and FAMU as well. I'm looking for other schools to apply to- open to all areas except the deep south.

I've viewed this site before, and please only responses suggesting schools to apply to please. I am aware of my average lsat score and subpar gpa, and yes I still plan to be a lawyer.

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