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General Board / Paging stillundecided
« on: July 12, 2004, 12:11:10 AM »
Stillundecided, you can believe what you want. I already stated that I was not trying to be rude. Honestly, your post did sound like it could be a prank. I don't know anyone who is interested in law who does not know the answers to the basic questions that you asked. And, some people don't have a life and enjoy posting fake questions on boards like this.  I had no way of knowing that you had attempted to contact your advisor or had done any research. I am not the only one who replied to your post who suggested you research these questions on your own. It appeared that we all assumed that you had not done your research. Also, I had no way of knowing that you planned to pursue a bachler's degree in nursing. You can become a nurse with only an associates degree, and I assumed that this is what you planned to do based on your reference to community college.  And, contrary to your belief, I think quite a bit of nurses. My mom has been a nurse for 30 years, but she would say that her career requires less research and analytic skills than a career in law.  But in the end, believe what you want. You can assume that I was purposefully trying to be rude. You can assume that nursing requires the same amount of research and analytic skills as law. You can assume anything you want. Good luck.



"ASU girl you dont need to be so rude..

What do you mean pranks?...someone must not have a life to have a prank like this, and as far as me seeking out informatin for myself I do do that,Ive emailed the advisor but they're on vacation and got an auto response that they will get back to me whenever they are available. Thats why I thought I would be able to find clear and correct information coming from people who have experienced what I am looking for or are experiencing it now, didnt know I was going to run into someone so arrogant as yourself.

But thanks for assuming that I have no initiative or interest, choosing a career is  HUGE deal for me right now...Every website I go to is not very clear on their information, not to mention I've been told numerous different things about all kinds of careers by other people to come to find out it isnt true.

Nursing also involves research and analytic skills, in fact it takes a whole team of CNA's, RN's, NP's, and doctors to take care of patients. But thanks for acting like nursing was easier, and I do plan on going four years to get my BSN in nursing then going further to become a NP.

God help you ASU girl when a client needs help, im sure they wont be asking questions in a scientific manner. You cant even help someone with a simple answer without being rude, how are you going to help someone in court when they need help from you>?...heh

Oh and next time your ill, go to a lawyer to help you get better...because obviously nursing fields just arent good enough."

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Where should I go next fall? / Advice for Future 1Ls!
« on: September 26, 2004, 06:44:19 PM »
Hi everyone, I used this board a lot prior to attending law school.  It is a fantastic resource. With that said, I have some advice that would have been helpful prior to attending law school.

1. The Examples & Explanations serious, which is published by Aspen, is a great resource for info on Civil Procedure and Contracts.  Prior to reading for class, read the chapter on the subject you'll be covering. 

2. Also, start outlining immediately. Outlining can be extremely time consuming and if you don't begin right away, you'll pay for it later.  If you're too confused to begin outlining on day 1, hold off a maximum of 2 weeks.  The easiest class to begin outlining is Torts. The subject is fairly straightforward and easily devides into topics (i.e. Intentional Torts - Battery, Assault, etc).  Ask 2 and 3Ls for their old outlines.

3. Read the section in Law School Confidential on book briefing.  It has great tips for color coding, although you might want to modify it a tad. I chose to use green for facts, pink for procedural posture and conclusion, blue for the rule, yellow for analysis, and orange for precedent.  Also, I chose to pencil in the issue.

That's it for now. Good luck deciding where to attend law school. I'm at University of Arizona and I love it. Everyone is super laid back and friendly and most importantly it is not overly competitive (no book stealers, etc).

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Where should I go next fall? / University of AZ or Loyola?
« on: April 26, 2004, 03:13:06 PM »
UA is ranked 43 and Loyola is 59 (I believe). UA will cost about $5-7k/year after grants and scholarships, plus Tucson is a super cheap place to live.  Loyola has offered me nothing, but I want to practice law in Los Angeles.  Where should I attend (and where would you attend)? These are my final two choices.

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Where should I go next fall? / What was your LSAT score?
« on: April 23, 2004, 06:38:42 PM »
Thanks for voting!

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Where should I go next fall? / Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
« on: April 23, 2004, 04:39:27 PM »
Can anyone give me some insider inforamation on this school? How are the faculty, students, etc... Is it a very cut throaght environment (i.e. do people share outlines or not, do they hide books, etc)? Are the faulty helpful and accessable?  Does the dean typically know who the students are?  Is career services very helpful? What is the general impression of Loyola by LA firms? Thanks!

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Before I applied to schools EVERYONE was emphasizing how hard it is to get law school scholarships, but I received scholarships to half the schools I applied to. What does everyone else think? Did you receive scholarships? Also, post your UGPA and LSAT score along with your reply. Thanks!

Me: UGPA-3.72, LSAT-161

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Thanks for voting!

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I need help deciding where to attend law school! I know, I know, I need to decide this on my own, but a little advice couldn't hurt??? Ok so here goes... I've been accepted to:

Ave Maria (MI)- received full tuition scholarship
University of AZ-haven't heard about finacial aid yet
Northeastern (MA)- received half tuition scholarship
Southwestern (CA)- received half tuition scholarship
Loyola (CA)- no scholarship, but I'm in the process of petitioning the dean for $$$

Now a little bit of background...I am going to practice public interest law in Los Angeles upon graduation. $$$ is a factor. I don't want to take out so many student loans that I will be unable to pay them with a public interest job. Also, location is a factor. I want to be able to find a job in LA after I graduate.

What do you think???? Thanks!


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