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Where should I go next fall? / Catholic vs. St. John's
« on: May 25, 2007, 07:09:32 AM »
My decision for next fall is down to The Catholic University of America or St. John's. I eventually would like to do corporate law and do not know where I would rather practice, New York or Washington. I worked in DC last summer and have a few decent connections in the DC area which could lead to future opportunities. I am however concerned that St. John's would provide a better education in terms of a corporate law-related curriculum than would Catholic. So, which is a better choice for a person who would eventually like to practice corporate law in either DC or New York keeping in mind that St. John's would be better (In my opinion) based on course work and Catholic would be better based on my connections in the DC area? Which is more important in the long run?

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Where should I go next fall? / GMU Law...puzzled by their numbers
« on: December 01, 2006, 01:02:46 PM »
I am looking on U.S News at the numbers for George Mason University. This school seems to have a much wider 25/75 than most schools. GPA is 3.15-3.83. LSAT is 158-166. Why such a wide spectrum? I have applied their ED with less-than-stellar numbers, but with the help of the former Chairman of GMU Law Alumni Association.

Their website lists "George Mason University affiliation" as one of the factors considered in the admissions process. Could this explain the greater range, and frankly low 25ths for both GPA and LSAT considering it is ranked quite highly (37)? Virginia residency is not considered admissions, so what else could be the explaination?

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Where should I go next fall? / U of Miami career prospects
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:51:05 PM »
What are the career prospects like for University of Maimi Law School grads in Miami? Also, what kind of career prospects do UMiami grads have elsewhere?

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Where should I go next fall? / Chances at George Mason
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:35:16 PM »
3.45 GPA (median 3.61), 157 LSAT (25 to 75 = 158-166), one of my recommenders is almuni and has been active with the Law school. Chances?

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Where should I go next fall? / Brooklyn Law School Early Decision
« on: October 28, 2006, 01:16:17 PM »
3.45 GPA and 157 LSAT, good soft factors. Do I have a chance at BLS through Early Decision?

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Where should I go next fall? / Chances at American
« on: October 25, 2006, 08:33:13 PM »
3.45 GPA (slightly above their 50th percentile), 157 LSAT (one below 25th percentile) plus family member is an alumnist (if this matters at all). Good personal statment, good references and a good resume. What are my chances at American University Washington College of Law

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Where should I go next fall? / Chances at following schools
« on: October 18, 2006, 01:39:06 PM »
I have a 3.45 Canadian GPA. (LSAC reported 3.06 but I wrote an addendum explaining the discrepancy) and was scoring mid 160s on LSAT practice tests until I finally overcame my games problem. I took only one practice test after relearning my games strategy and I got a 169. I think my real LSAT will be 166-169 because I was pretty confidant that I did about as well as usual on LR and RC, and found the LG section quite easy. What are my chances at the following schools with these marks, a strong personal statment, original diversity statement, strong LORs (including one who is very well respected at Cornell Law) and a pretty good resume?

Cornell
Georgetown
George Washington
Fordham
UNC - Chapel Hill (out of state)
American
George Mason
Brooklyn Law School

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Law School Applications / How far can a GPA addendum really go?
« on: October 15, 2006, 11:01:28 AM »
I have a legitimiate reason for writing a GPA addundum (LSAC misrepresented by Quebec grades), but far can can an addendum really go? Will adcomms really give much weight to an addendum even if it is well reasoned and true? Or will the LSAC-reported GPA always be their main gauge of GPA?

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Where should I go next fall? / UNC Chapel Hill...out-of-state
« on: October 14, 2006, 05:02:47 PM »
I see that 75% of seats are reserved for North Carolina residents. With that said, what kind of GPA/LSAT does a non-resident need to be compettive at UNC Chapel Hill?

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Where should I go next fall? / UNC's reputation in DC?
« on: October 14, 2006, 10:40:08 AM »
How is UNC Chapel Hill's reputation among DC law firms?

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