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General Off-Topic Board / apples or oranges?
« on: August 16, 2004, 09:59:53 PM »
apples or orange? and if so, which kind? i'll go with granny smith.

Canadian Law Students / metric system?
« on: August 14, 2004, 11:50:49 AM »
I am thinking of practicing law in Canada, but I fear the metric system.  When I drive down the highway and see 100 km/h signs, I hit the gas to go 100 mph and get pulled over every time.  When I see that gas is 89 cents a "litre," I get excited and start filling up the tank, and then realize something is not right.

Law School Admissions / How many lawyers does it take to...?
« on: March 09, 2004, 05:46:10 PM »
I've heard a lot of lawyer jokes already, even though I haven't even started law school yet.  I can't wait to hear more when I actually have a job as an attorney.  When people find out I'm going to law school, I hear either "oh I know such and such, he/she is a lawyer and he hates it" or "oh I know such and such, he/she is a lawyer and is also filthy rich." People ask me what type of law I am going into and I say "I don't know yet." They then proceed to tell me not to be one of those "bad lawyers that represent rapists and murderers in court."  Other pre-law school college students I know yearn to know my LSAT score.  They then tell me how they will study really hard for the test and go to a top 20 school.  I talk to them a few weeks later, and they've decided to get an MBA or a degree in accounting.  So has anyone heard from any law schools yet?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / waitlist frustration thread
« on: March 01, 2004, 02:57:27 PM »
To anyone else in limbo:
Please feel free to add primal screams.  Thanks.

Law School Admissions / Application Received Confirmation?
« on: February 28, 2004, 01:22:27 PM »
Does anyone know if some schools don't send a confirmation letter regarding the receipt of your complete application? I've either received a letter or an email from most schools I've applied to, stating that my application was received in full.  But then there are a few schools I haven't heard anything from.  Is it normal for some schools not to send a confirmation letter of some sort?  Or did my mailman run off with the application fee checks, and buy a trip to the Bahamas?

Choosing the Right Law School / Us News Mafioso?
« on: February 28, 2004, 10:06:37 AM »
I hate to be the newbie asking questions which have probably been asked and answered a hundred times before, but I was curious about the highly touted and almost equally disliked US News rankings. How do they collect data and who does it?  Do they just gather graduation placement statistics, average applicant LSAT scores and GPAs, student to teacher ratios, and then plug the data into some type of formula?  It almost seems like a sort of BCS system for college football, which has little rhyme or reason, unless you are a computer or statistician.  What's the motivation for US News to have a ranking every year showing that NYU, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, USC are the top ranked law schools every year?  Just wondering if anyone has some insight regarding this matter.

Incoming 1Ls / Undergrad School Clout?
« on: February 27, 2004, 02:44:04 PM »
How much weight does your undergrad school really carry in the admissions proccess?  Would someone on an admissions committee honestly look at someone who got a 2.8 from Difficult-vard and someone who got a 4.0 from Beeswax State, and then select the Difficult-vard grad?  I'm sure there are many factors besides GPA such as majors, LSAT score, personal statements, etc., but does anyone have an idea how much the reputation of your alma mater matters? 

go beeswax state!

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