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General Board / Grading Curves and Academic Dismissal
« on: May 04, 2007, 03:56:29 AM »
I am going to be entering my first year of law school next year but I am worried. When I read about some of these grading curves it scared me. For example, no less than 10% must get lower than a C. Does that mean that 10% of your classmates fail? Is it really that rigid? This might be an extreme example, but how likely is it to be academically dismissed? 10% can be hefty if classes are small.

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Oh Canada! / Going to the US, need HELP !!!!
« on: June 01, 2007, 02:31:45 AM »
I have been rejected from the top Ontario schools, and I am waiting on some other ones. However, I doubt that I will get in. By the way, I have no interest in going to school outside of Ontario, only applied to Dalhousie. I have also applied to American law schools and I got into some top third tier schools and some low second tier schools. More importantly I have been accepted to the JD/LLB program in Detroit Mercy/Windsor. Currently my goal is to come back home and practice in Canada. I dont know what I should do. Should I go to a better school, get a JD and if I want, go through the NCA (which I have limited knowledge about), which might take an extra year. Or should I just do the JD/LLB program? I am worried about the job prospects, due to Detriot's low rank (tier 4).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Vermont Law School, need info
« on: May 17, 2007, 02:28:21 AM »
Applying to Vermont Law School has just been very good experience. They treat you well, respond promptly and with care. I am truly impressed. However, I know very little about the area, and the school. I view it as a top third tier school, with a great environmental program (something which may be useful in the future but I am not that interested in). What is their grading curve like? I am from a big city, but I dont mind living in a small town. Although some entertainment would be great, just so I dont go crazy. If anyone can provide me with a feel for the school and the surrounding area, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Wayne State
« on: May 01, 2007, 01:46:52 PM »
I am competitive for third tier and low second tier, but I thought Wayne State was one of the better third tier schools, but I guess I was wrong. Just wondering why Wayne State dropped to fourth tier, do they really belong there? Are you buying that their employment rates are actually 90% and not 60%, as reported (something about non-respondents)? History shows that they did in fact have much higher rates. Any info on the school in general would be appreciated.

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