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Current Law Students / Rankings/Transfer...
« on: January 14, 2006, 12:16:04 PM »
I recently found out I was #3 out of 155 in my first year class, which is the top 2%. I go to John Marshall in Atlanta, which has only been ABA provisionally accredited for a year.

I wanted to get on this board and see if anyone had some advice on if I will be able to transfer, and if so, what tier or quality school would consider me. #3 is good, but after all, this school isn't exactly Harvard.I know transfering is highly competitive. I want to try to get into Georgia State, but I know their retention rate is high.

If anyone has info/ideas about schools and their retention rates, etc, it's much appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / LSU, this is seriously funny...
« on: March 23, 2005, 05:52:15 PM »
ok so I've been ding donged at 5 schools, still waiting on 4 more (LSU, Mercer, Michigan St., Albany)

Mind you i sent off my applications in the middle of January. LSU requests my report back then too. haven't heard a thing from them, I was starting to wonder if they knew I existed still. Yesterday, out of the blue, I get an email from LSU admissions office that says "file complete". The email read something like "your file is now complete...blah blah, expect to hear from us between April and June"....?!!?

Are they just behind on their *&^%? I mean whats goin on, i applied two months ago, and ya'll are just now saying I'm complete? It's funny b/c I have no shot there whatsoever, with a 150 and a 3.13. So I basically took the email as a rejection.

Anyone like my chances at Albany?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Loyola NO
« on: March 23, 2005, 05:29:29 PM »
150, 3.13....nope

That's right, I'm using LSD to announce that I, within one week of being complete, got accepted to the newly provisionally accredited John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. I know you Yale and Harvard acceptees will scoff at this waste of a post, but hey, I'm goin to law school.

They've been accredited for exactly a month, and they've been around since the apparently this place is finally starting to get its act together. Their bar passage rate has jumped to 80%, and the new Dean there seems to know what he is doing.

Without starting the age old debate about accrediation, the tier system, and rankings, does anyone have any input about going to this school? It's now in the same boat as District of Columbia, St. Thomas, Appalachian St. next year they'll be in the official ABA guide. I mean albeit these schools pale in comparison to many others, accrediation has gotta mean something, right?

What are the chances of transferring out of this place? I'm deciding whether or not to wait a year and retake the LSAT, or jump right in and start law school at this place, since they're accredited now. I'm still waiting on Albany, but chances are it will be a dinger. I'm 150 with a 3.13, economics major about to graduate, 22 years old in Atlanta.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Albany's AAMPLE Program
« on: March 15, 2005, 12:31:04 AM »
Does anyone know exactly what the hell's going on with this? It's been two months since I was complete, and I still haven't gotten anything but that damn tease of a fincancial aid packet...

I know for a fact that they SHOULD offer me AAMPLE, b/c people with lower LSAT's than mine (150) are being offered it. If they offer it to me, I'm gonna do it. Only thing is that I know a deposit is due soon and as each day goes by, the more and more I think that they have made a tradional accept/reject/waitlist decision on me.

Does anyone know the exact date the deposit is due? Plus, when the actual online courses start? I mean what am I supposed to think? The longer I don't hear anything, should I feel like there's a better chance I've gotten accepted or waitlisted? Seems like if AAMPLE was in my future, I'd know about it by now, right? Maybe something will come by the end of the week, who knows...

Any feedback is appreciated.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Penn State-Dickinson can suck it
« on: March 12, 2005, 10:03:19 AM »
150, 3.13, DING!!

I'm very surprised, and let me tell you why. I know my LSAT blows ass, but my good friend who is a 1L there now, she took the LSAT twice, 143 and a 149, and got in last year. I really thought I had a good shot, considering the strength of my file. But oh well man, life goes on.

Get this though, how do you interpret this line?? (and by the way, this was actually a pretty nice rejection letter):

"If you wish to discuss your candidacy, future options here or with other law schools don't hesitate to contact me."

WTF!? Letter of reconsideration maybe? I mean *&^%, did they just feel bad about not leaving it somewhat open-ended? Did anyone else get this in their rejection letter, is it generic? Go figure.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Rejected at Samford
« on: February 28, 2005, 03:29:26 PM »
150, 3.14...waitin on 8 more schools, but I think I know whats comin, October LSAT here i come baby...

Choosing the Right Law School / in need of reality check...
« on: January 28, 2005, 04:32:07 PM »
if anyone out there is bored and wants to throw in their 2 cents, feel free...i've been having a nervous breakdown on whether or not i'm going to law school in August, plan b here i come... :-\

150 LSAT, 3.14 GPA (3.3), Business Economics (BBA), Georgia State

President, Interfraternity Council, Dean's List, some community service, boring white guy...
2 letters, one from econ teacher and one from medical malpractice attorney

Safeties (or at least i thought): California Western, Albany, Loyola New Orleans

Maybes: Michigan State, Samford, Penn State

Hell Freezes Over: Georgia State, Mercer, LSU

I'm thinkin about applying to Suffolk, Cleveland State, and Stetson....but I really don't want to go somewhere just to go to law school. My goal is to not have to take the LSAT again. However, I can foresee 9 dings in my future, in which case I'll retake in October. Someone, anyone let me know what you think...


Studying for the LSAT / Timer Issues
« on: September 02, 2004, 05:56:05 PM »
Ok i bought the radio shack timer...does anyone know EXACTLY what to cut to disable the speaker? is it the little black thing or the double spring thingy...i dont wanna break it...


Studying for the LSAT / LR Challenge...
« on: August 25, 2004, 10:05:43 PM »
I wanna see if anyone can see themselves making this mistake too and empathize with my idiocracy:

In a yearlong study, half the participants were given a sample kit to use at home for measuring the cholesterol level of their blood. They reduced their cholesterol levels on average 15 percent more than did participants without the kit. Participants were selected at random from among people with dangerously high cholesterol levels.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to explain the study's finding?
B. Participants with the kit were more likely to avoid foods that lower cholesterol level.

E. Participants using the kit reported that each reading reinforced their efforts to reduce their colesterol levels.

Yeah I put B. I thought it said foods WITH, WITH, WITH lower cholesterol, not THAT. Moreover,  I read the question as saying avoiding foods with higher colesterol. I saw AVOID and said, oh ok, avoiding food is good when you have high cholesterol. I mean I can't believe I carelessly overlooked this one. What an idiot...

Moral of story: Read carefully man. When you're trying to fly through a section one little grammatical mishap or misread can bend you over. Just looking out for the good of the group. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth baby.

Bush 04

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