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Transferring / OH please oh please help- t3 to t2
« on: November 15, 2006, 08:46:44 PM »
Ok, here's the deal.  I want to stay in Cleveland, due to things like family, boyfriend, etc.  We have 2 great schools.  We have Case Western, ranked #51 and Cleveland Marshall, a tier3.  However, CSU is on the rise, they are improving for sure.  As far as bar passage rates, CSU was 84% and Case was 86%. Not to shabby. Plus CSU had more grades (150 to case's 90) and their percentage went up about 9%, and this class wasn't even the class that they really began imprelemnting their stategy to up their reputation.  Basically, I am curious if it's worth it?  Top of the class at rising t3 with great regional reputation (I want to stay here anyway) or #51 with similar everything except ranking, and twice the tuition.  Case is seriously up there in terms of tuition- 35k a year.  CSU is 15k and I will have scholarship money factored in too.  Thoughts?

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Cleveland State / Job Prospects
« on: November 13, 2006, 10:42:42 AM »
OK- here's my concern!  I want a big law firm job.  I love Jones Day, I just can't help it.  I like CSU a lot, but wonder if with that goal I might have a better shot if I attend Case?  Can anyone give any info on where CSU grads end up working?  And if I will need to be in the top of the class to get the big firm job?

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Cleveland State / Scholarships!!!
« on: November 07, 2006, 11:59:23 AM »
Hello everyone!  I really, really want to attend CSU starting 2007.  I just applied, and am curious if anyone could give me some insight into scholarships from them?  My stats:

GPA 3.71 (degree 3.94, Lake Erie College)
LSAT  146 (ooops, last year) 156 (yay for taking higher score!)

Please let me know your thoughts!  Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / darned 25%...
« on: November 20, 2006, 01:38:20 PM »
I asked this elsewhere, but thought I'd try this thread.  I am applying to Case, here are the #'s:

ME          CASE
3.71        3.57 (75%)
156         157 (25%)- 161 (75%)

Thank god they take the higher score...I also have 3 years at a law firm, an internship with the public defender's office and a 3.94 degree gpa.
What are my chances?  I'm considering retaking the LSAT.  Yes, I know it's in 2 weeks, but I think if I work my ass off I could do it.

Chances?  Opinions?  Thoughts?

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Law School Applications / Oh boy- what's a girl to do!!!
« on: November 20, 2006, 11:07:35 AM »
Ok, so here's the story.  I have a 3.71 gpa, (3.94 degree if that would possibly matter) and my LSAT scores are 146 last Sept.(oops, really just didn't study enough- or at all it seems- I already kicked myself in the ass for that one) and a 156 this Sept.  Now, I was practicing low 160's.  I haven't even touched an LSAT book since the test.  I did, however, register for December because I wasn't sure if I wanted to retake to give myself a better chance at Case Western.  Their 25% LSAT is a 157, so I am literally right below it (they take the highest, thank god!)...my gpa though is above their 75% which is a 3.57.  So here's my standings:

ME             Case
3.71           3.57 (75%)
156            157 (25%)- 161 (75%)

Now the twist...I just recently decided to go with CSU because they said I should get $ and it's a good school.  So I decided not to retake the LSAT, although I did not cancel it yet.  I thought aid at case would be completely out of the question.  But today I received an email from my advisor at my very small private college with an ok reputation, not the best, that there is a 1/2 tuition (50k!)scholarship at case that a woman left that gives preference to my college grads.  Now, I literally am probably the only person applying to Case this year.  Many students are from out of state and it's so small that hardly no one applies to law school anyways.  So basically, she tells me that if I'm admitted it should be mine.

So now the LSAT is in 2 weeks, I'm going to KY to see my family Thurs-Sun. so not studying then and I just don't know if I'll be ready to retake the LSAT.  Now, even though they take the highest, if I score lower that will look bad.  Even if I score the same it will look like I hit my glass ceiling.  So what do I do?  According to LSAT I have a 30-40% chance of admission to Case.  Should I be happy with my score and just apply?  Or retake the LSAT?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Free Visits
« on: November 19, 2006, 02:30:40 PM »
I read somewhere on LSD a few weeks ago that some schools offer free admitted students visiting days?  I think they just reimburse you up to a certain amount.  Anyone ever heard of this or know any schools that do so?

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Law School Applications / Bargaining for scholarships
« on: November 15, 2006, 08:14:53 PM »
Ok, I see on here all the time that people try to get more scholarship money from their top choice based upon what other schools have offered.  How do I do this?!  This could be the best thing since sliced bread.  Does it actually work?! :o

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Any t3 schools on the edge of t2?
« on: November 12, 2006, 05:07:12 PM »
Any you can think of- preferably in Ohio!  And any idea how to know how t3's rank against other t3's?

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Law School Applications / Transfering law schools
« on: November 12, 2006, 04:24:50 PM »
anyone know about the process for transfering to a law school?  As far as what they look at, what gpa they would want from law school, how much weight is given to LSAT and undergrad grades?

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Law School Applications / LSAC gpa/lsat likelihood
« on: November 07, 2006, 09:17:50 AM »
OK- how does the LSAC likelihood calculator work?  I mean, what is considered a target, safety, and reach by percentage?

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