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General Board / How do you know if withdrawing is the right decision?
« on: October 12, 2008, 06:37:34 PM »
I'm considering leaving law school. I realize that nobody can make this decision for me... which is why I won't dump all the details on this board seeking advice. Instead, I'd like to know if others were in the same situation, and what was the moment when you were sure that you wanted to leave? Are you glad you did? And logistically, does it make more sense to finish the semester or leave now? (My success has nothing to do with my choice, so knowing my grades is not a factor). Thanks.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Shocking rumor about Texas Tech
« on: March 26, 2008, 12:29:04 PM »
I spoke to a TT alum (UG) who said "TT's law school is in the toilet and they are at risk of losing accreditation".

We all know they are sub-par (Tier 3 status), but can a T3 school REALLY be at risk of losing accreditation. Wouldn't they have slipped to T4 if this were true?

Discuss.

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Non-Traditional Students / Single life and law school
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:23:47 PM »
I just went to an ASW. Everyone there was 22. While I'm not going to law school to meet men, I had hoped that I'd at least bump into 1 schmuck every now and again to take me out for coffee!!! Now I'm faced with the possibility of no dating for 3 years. I'm seriously bummed about this...

Anyone else share my concern?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / SMU ASW?
« on: February 29, 2008, 09:49:45 PM »
Does anyone know the remaining ASW dates for SMU?

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Where should I go next fall? / Help me pick a school~
« on: February 27, 2008, 03:19:03 PM »
My acceptances:

Baylor
Tulane
Texas Tech (w/$$)
South Texas (w/$$$)
Texas Wesleyan (w/$$$)
St. Mary's (w/$$$)

I'm on the waitlist at Notre Dame and am pretty sure I have no shot at getting in. I still have 4 pending apps (2 way out of my league, plus SMU and Houston). Let's assume I do not get in to either SMU or Houston. I have 2 offers from decent-good schools that will both cost me over 100k and 4 offers from below average schools that are relatively cheap (24k-38k total debt assuming I can keep my scholarships, 42k-68k if I lose it). I ultimately want to practice in Dallas, Austin or Houston, but would be willing to take my first job in a small town to gain experience for a few years.

Somebody told me to take Baylor over Tulane, since I want to practice in Texas, but there are things Tulane can offer me that Baylor cannot. 1) Study abroad in Europe... it's something I never got to do in UG and I was really looking forward to in law school. 2) I'm viewing law school as a new chapter in my life, and being such, REALLY want a new and different environment. I did my UG at Baylor. I've run the 'bear trail' a thousand times. I've worked out at the "slick". I've gotten a "Milky Way" at Common Grounds. Apart from the academic stuff, I'll have no new memories. It's like I'm living my life over again. But, I have heard that they offer superior training for litigators (which is what I want to be)... Sigh-- I'm torn.

As for the T3 and T4s... am I crazy for considering them? South Texas, for example, places pretty well in Houston. I could live with my parents for free and only graduate with a marginal debt. Is this really such a bad plan?

Finally, if I do get accepted to SMU &/or Houston, would these offers trump your prior advice-- how so?

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Where should I go next fall? / How does deferment work
« on: February 05, 2008, 06:27:30 PM »
If I decide circa June/July to put off law school for a year, can I apply for a deferment at my top choice at that time? What are the chances that it'll be approved? And, if it's denied, do I still have the option of attending as scheduled or does the act of applying somehow forfeit my seat? Has anyone done this and if so, how did it work out?

(if there is another post that addresses this issue, I apologize-- please direct me there).

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Denials / Oklahoma
« on: February 03, 2008, 09:44:59 PM »
Rejection from OU... 158/3.8, TX resident. Wasn't jazzed about living in Norman anyway, but still-- what a sting~

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Where should I go next fall? / "you never know unless you try"
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:44:30 PM »
Am I the only one that keeps hearing that and feels compelled to apply to schools out of my range "just to see"?

And if not, is there a support group for this sort of thing...

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Where should I go next fall? / Need more reach schools- Suggestions
« on: December 21, 2007, 12:39:15 PM »
3.88 degree; 3.79 LSDAS; 158 LSAT

My pre-score apps include:
Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, UVA, Baylor, SMU, Houston, Oklahoma, Colorado, William & Mary, and several T3/T4 "safeties".

Of the above-named schools, I'm thinking I'll only get 3-4 offers... I'm looking to add another 1 - 3 schools that I have a decent shot at. Any suggestions? I've heard good things about Tulane, but I know some of the laws in LA are different than in other states... is that a problem when it comes to passing another state's bar?

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Studying for the LSAT / We're all too honest
« on: December 20, 2007, 05:23:06 PM »
Isn't it interesting how only 1 dumb-a$$ has posted an "I got my score" flame thread? What's more interesting... I kinda wish somebody else would throw it up-- even if it's untrue. This day has been so anticlimactic.

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