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No trolling here.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. US News rankings are arbitrary and overrated. So called "tiers" mean nothing in the real world, and there are some very excellent Tier 3 law schools out there.

Take the Cecil C Humphrey's law school at the University of Memphis. I live in Memphis, and I can comfortably say that the almost all of the city's most successful lawyers graduated from there. That's not to say that a Memphis graduate will go on to be the next Supreme Court Justice, but who cares? They do very well in their region and state on all levels - and I'm sure could do equally well nationally.

So stop this better tier war and go to a law school that is practical for YOU. Quit taking so much consideration in some journal's rankings and decide for yourself.


And I don't care who agrees with me!

Incoming 1Ls / federal prosecutors
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:49:22 PM »
How does one apply for this job and how does it compare in selection/salary/benefits/etc to state prosecutors?

Incoming 1Ls / 3 strike rule unconstitutional?
« on: September 14, 2005, 08:03:19 PM »
I know it exists in CA and maybe other places, but I think the 3 strikes rule is grosely unconstitutional. I remember reading on the news about a year ago, a man was sentenced to jail for life because he spit on a cop (3rd strike). I posted how outrageous this was at the forums but those right winged idiots thought he deserved to be put in jail for life. Your opinions on the 3 strike rule?

Incoming 1Ls / chiashu?
« on: August 30, 2005, 07:50:01 PM »
What happened to it? I know this has probably been asked before, and I noticed it's been down a while.

Incoming 1Ls / District Attorney's office
« on: August 26, 2005, 06:49:03 PM »
I was wondering why I haven't seen anybody on these boards interested in working for the DA's office. I'm just going to guess none of you want a government salary, but let's not forget that being a lawyer isn't all about the money.

I was also wondering how selective most DA offices are, and why most people work for the DA's office when there is only one District Attorney per county.

All the smart people I know tell me that this mean the picture is the man's son. But I still don't understand. Can somebody explain this to me? This is not from the LSAT but it is a logic problem that I'm sure many of you are good at.

Law School Admissions / median gpas ------- lsac gpa or ugpa?
« on: July 15, 2005, 12:04:08 AM »
When law schools say their median/25th percentile/75th percentile GPA is a certain number, is this the students' GPA as calculated by LSAC or their real undergraduate GPA?

Law School Admissions / Boston College vs Boston U
« on: July 10, 2005, 01:06:10 AM »
Personally I think the usnews rankings of the top law schools are pretty arbitrary and I don't swear by them by any means. But, Boston U is ranked a 7 places ahead of Boston College, yet is seemingly (a lot) easier to get accepted to (according to the 2004 trends and the almighty chiashu). Why is this?

Should I really feel sorry for you because you're an URM? Honestly. You have the same brain as anybody else don't you? Or are you admitting you're not as good? AA hurts applicants because in reality it's saying "you're black/hispanic/poor/etc therefore you need this little boost in order to get in." Not to mention the fact that for every person who gets in undeservingly from AA, there is another person who deserved it more who was denied in order to make room for you.

If I were black, I would hate AA more than I already do.

Law School Admissions / Third Tier Law schools aren't bad
« on: March 11, 2005, 10:15:28 PM »
I don't understand why people look down so much on Third Tier law schools. First of all, I know a lot of people who attend third tier law schools who could have done better, but chose not to for whatever reason (location, cost, etc.) Take the Cecil C Humphrey's School of law at the University of Memphis. Now I think I can talk about this since I am a freshman at this hellhole university. Anyway, the law school isn't that bad but it is considered tier 3. The national placement rate for last year was nearly 99%. That is 10 points above the national average. So tell me why Tier 3 is bad.

I would also like to point out that the U of M's state bar passage rate actually beats Tennessee and Vanderbilt (don't ask me how) And according to this site, it is ranked #25 is highest bar passage rate nation wide.

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