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Choosing the Right Law School / Best top 30 transfer schools?
« on: July 18, 2007, 02:55:50 PM »
Just curious...Does anyone have any info on how a 1L who does very well first year (top 10-15 %) fares at a transfer to a t14 school?  I've heard that Harvard or NYU is near impossible, as they look at LSAT scores, even though you've already completed your 1L.

Anyone know which ones are more likely to give transfers a chance?  At top 10% in a tier 3, does it even matter?

I have limited computer knowledge and will be purchasing my first laptop within the next month for my 1L.  I like the idea that with MACS I'd be less inclined to catch a computer virus, yet I think that the PC would obviously be more compatible.  Any thoughts?

Any advantages/drawbacks for either for law students?

Choosing the Right Law School / Albany Law 2010 thread
« on: June 07, 2007, 10:01:13 AM »
Any other folks starting their 1L at ALS this August?  Heard good things? Bad? How has the apartment hunt in the state capitol been for you?

Some thoughts on my end:

1.  The students I spoke to all said they had a good experience there, but didn't care for the administration.

2. I went to the school on Tuesday, and there were a lot of students there cramming for bar review.  All looked as though their heads were about to pop.

3.  the apartments around the law school area are inexpensive, but many are decrepit, esp. around Lark Street.

4.  You don't get to pick your section/professor for other schools do this?

5.  You seem to need to be in the top 20% at least to get a job in NYC.

6.  The school hosted Alan Dershowitz as well as Ralph Nader last year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Suffolk or Albany?
« on: April 02, 2007, 09:35:15 AM »
This is assuming I can get off the Suffolk waitlist...

Both are good schools that have a good network in their respective areas.  Both cost roughly the same (Albany 37K v. Suffolk 35K).  Both have great clinical programs, good moot court/trial ad programs.  Both are in the capitols of their respective states.  Both have offered me no $$$...  Both have a fair chance of reaching T2 within three years.

1.  Albany has a WAY lower COL than Boston, yet Suffolk is nearer to my hometown (Providence), should I choose to move back there at some point.

2. Albany's LRAP program is a bit more generous than Suffolk's.

3. Suffolk grads do excellent in RI (many judges, current AG, etc...)...wait, so does Albany...

Any thoughts?

The vast majority of attorneys I talk to state that after your first job or two in the region that you graduated from (assuming you didn't go to a T14), you're more or less geographically transferable...

This makes sense, since the lawyers that I've spoken to all work in the southern New England Area, and yet many went to schools as far away as Depaul, Case Western, Vermont, Albany, St. John's, etc.

Could this mean that as pre-One-L's we're whiping ourselves up into a frenzy that may or may not be justified?

Choosing the Right Law School / anybody else as scared of debt as me?
« on: March 20, 2007, 02:23:37 PM »
Estimate at Albany:

Tuitionx 3:  114,000
COL x 3: 45K

A cool 160K...for a ten-year loan, that's about 2200 bucks a month in payments.

Anyone else completely horrified about their debt prospects?

Choosing the Right Law School / I'm not getting in anyhwere
« on: February 24, 2007, 09:14:49 PM »
I've applied to ten schools

U. Wisconsin
Loyola Chicago (rejected)
Depaul (rejected)
St. John's
Rutgers Newark
John Marshall
New York Law

I am 30.  I did terribly on my first degree (2.1) from 2000.  I went into the workforce, re-entered school in 2004 or a 2nd bachelor's degree in Poli Sci, have earned a 3.6, along with internships, community sevice, and work at a non-profit for an immigration attorney.

my lsat is 155.

Yet the more I'm told, schools simply don't care about who I am NOW.  They're just gonna look at who I was ten years ago, and base their decision on that.  I always regarded Albany, Sufolk, JMLS, and NYLS as safeties, but upon further reflection I don't think that I stand a chance at any of them.

I've indicated to all above schools that I'm willing to go PT if neccesary, but even then, i don't know.

I'm sending out last-minute apps to Pace, NESL, and RWU just to be sure I'll go somewhere...


It's too bad... I'd kill to attend Albany.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Georgetown part-time blues
« on: February 19, 2007, 05:19:26 PM »
I've been frankly kicking myself that I didn't consider applying to GULC's part-time division.  I saw a site that said that their median LSAT for PT is only 160, for which I am somewhat(?) competitive...I figure that if you do well, you could transfer up to FT next year.  Besides, it may be worth the extra year in terms of the school's reputation and job opportunities.

Hello.  I see that St. John's offers the option of acceptance in their PT program if rejected for FT (for some).  Does any of the other schools I've applied to also do this?

New York Law School
Rutgers Newark
Loyola Chicago
U Wisconsin (not sure if they have PT, actually)
John Marshall (Chicago)

Any info would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

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