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General Board / Legal Market in 5 years
« on: August 28, 2009, 05:44:03 PM »
Hey, I've always wanted be a lawyer, I've done internships and it's only increased my desire. I've also never had ridiculous dreams about big law, all I've wanted to be is a public defender in Cook County (or anywhere really). Unfortunately, the news I've been hearing lately has really been killing me. I'm 1.5 years from graduating from college, and I'm 5 years away from graduating law school. I currently have a 3.95 GPA and I've been practicing in the mid to high 160s. I know I won't get top14, but I should have a good shot at top 30, at the very least. I've always been a hard worker, but that doesn't mean anything I guess. The recession hit, times got hard, but I always counted on things improving in the legal field in 5 years. Now, though, people keep telling me the opposite. I'm honestly unsure of what to do, and I was wondering if you guys had any views on how the legal field will be in 5 years?

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Where should I go next fall? / How is Georgia Law?
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:26:12 PM »
I'm thinking about going there since it's pretty well ranked, good price, and has a good reputation from what people have told me, but I want more info. How are its career prospects? Do people coming out of Georgia Law actually get paid a decent amount (70,000+?). How is the location of the school. I wouldn't mind working in Atlanta (actually sort of like the idea) but does it have any national reach? I'm thinking between Georgia and Bloomington, but I'm not sure which one to go to, any help? Any first hand experience?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Studying for the LSAT / When did LG section get easier?
« on: June 25, 2009, 11:41:12 AM »
People always say that the LG section in newer LSAT tests are easier, does anyone know when this change took place? I want to start studying on Preptests with harder LG sections, but I'm not sure what the cutoff point is.

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Where should I go next fall? / Are internships necessary?
« on: November 25, 2008, 01:29:37 AM »
I did some hours for a non=profit public law group but I was wondering if doing an internship was considered a "must" to get into some good law schools? Thanks for the help.

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Where should I go next fall? / Stupid question about LSAC GPA
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:47:07 PM »
So, is this GPA used by law schools or do they mainly just look at the GPA that comes on your transcript from your undergrad? The reason why I ask is because I converted my GPA into an LSAC GPA and it was a bit higher. So I'm just wondering which one will actually be taken into consideration.

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Studying for the LSAT / What to study after SuperPrep?
« on: July 30, 2008, 01:19:44 AM »
I just got done with the SuperPrep, I got a 168, 169, 168 on the tests. My main problems were with the LG sections (consistently getting around five wrong, not finishing on time, had some trouble setting up the problems). Followed by the LR section, though nowhere near as bad as LG. These tests are a bit old though and I've heard that the LG section has gotten easier since then. I was eyeing the newest 10 actual LSAT tests book but what about the bibles?

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Pre-Law in high school / Loyola University Chicago or UIUC?????
« on: March 26, 2007, 09:16:32 PM »
I am stuck between two options of UIUC and Loyola. I know that based on rankings Loyola isn't even in the same league as UIUC. But I'm getting a merit scholarship at Loyola that will make it almost $12,000 cheaper than Illinois each year (Once total costs are figured out). Plus, it's really close to my home and I've realized that Law Schools (for the most part) don't seem to really care where you go for your bachelor's as long as it is respectable and you manage a high GPA/LSAT. Also, I visited UIUC and really didn't like the atmosphere or the town at all.

As far as their respective Law Schools. UIUC's is almost top 25 now but my research shows that, here in Chicago (where I want to work), law firms hire MANY students from Loyola. Honestly, though, my plan right now is to go to Loyola for undergrad and then go to UIUC for law. What do you guys think?

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