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Law School Admissions / Re: 163/3.75 -- Where can I go?
« on: October 20, 2007, 12:08:19 AM »
No where good with that LSAT.  Retake in December

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Law School Admissions / Re: Need advice...
« on: October 20, 2007, 12:07:45 AM »
Almost no chance at HLS.  Targets would be Penn and below.  Please don't apply to my school.

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Incoming 1Ls / UIUC Admitted Students Day
« on: February 15, 2007, 12:19:41 PM »
Anyone going tomorrow?

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Choosing the Right Law School / USC and $$$
« on: April 29, 2006, 06:09:29 PM »
For everyone else in at USC, how did you find out about scholarship $$$?  Was it included in your acceptance packet?  I just got in, and was wondering, because the only scholarship info was the application for scholarships.  Since they haven't made an initial money offer, does this probably mean that I won't be receiving any?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Filipinos on this board?
« on: March 24, 2006, 11:23:59 AM »
I grew up in Chicago and NYC, but most of the family is in the bay...fremont and union city (where else?!)  I'm trying to decide between schools on both coasts and Chicago, although I do see myself settling in the Bay eventually....just not necessarily right after LS.  I figure that since I will probably be out there for a looong time once I get there, I should try living somewhere else first.  Plus cost of housing out there is a bit intimidating. 

Fenstrex, what part of Chi are you from?  What's your front-runner right now for schools?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Filipinos on this board?
« on: March 24, 2006, 07:51:43 AM »
Word.  Flip here too.  How's your cycle been so far?

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Law School Admissions / Lateral to DOJ?
« on: March 07, 2006, 09:23:56 AM »
Does anyone know how difficult it is to lateral from private practice to DOJ?  I know that it's pretty competitive to get a job straight outta school via DOJ Honors; however, I'm interested in working at a firm for a few years to pay off loans, and eventually moving over to DOJ.  Just wanted to get a sense of where and what type of people that lateral over come from...i.e. biglaw, clerks, etc.  Is it still extremely competitive to land a DOJ job after working for a few years?

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Getting from to Loyola from Ogilvie or Union Station will be a stretch.  Assuming that you get in on time, it takes five minutes to get off the train and actually out of the station.  After that, it's about a 10 minute walk to the red line washington/monroe stations.  Assuming again that the subway is on time, there is usually anywhere from a 5-10 minute wait, maybe less during rush-hour, it takes another 10 minutes to the Chicago stop.  Loyola is pretty close to that stop, and it should take you five minutes or less from there.  So, overall, I would say that the fastest you could get there would be 20-25 minutes, but reasonably it will take anywhere between 25-35.  If you don't mind arriving 5-10 minutes late, then it shoud be alright.  If you absolutely HAVE to be there at 6, I would say that it's not likely.

However, Kent is pretty close to both Ogilvie and Union station...a five minute walk from each. 

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Props to the other BIG 4 jumpers on LSD.  I'm currently a manager at Deloitte, and have decided to head off to law school.  I started my career at Mckinsey, and took a hiatus to from the corporate world for a while, but many of my peers who started out with me are now lawyers or in law school.  Just about every one of them are glad that they did...mainly for the career opportunities that having a JD presents.  Most of them have decided not to pursue a tax related law career, even with CPA's, but I think that is mainly a consequence of their own personal preferences.  One thing that they have been telling me is that having consulting/BIG 4 experience has helped them tremendously when getting jobs after LS.  Even though some went to T2 or TTT schools, they have managed to get jobs at Biglaw firms.  One thing that firms like, is that working at a BIG 4 has given you plenty of experience in a client service field.  It definitely puts you a leg up on your LS peers that have either gone straight from UG or from other non-related fields.  

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Law School Admissions / Re: Filed my FAFSA, received my SAR, what next?
« on: February 07, 2006, 11:54:11 AM »
Pancho,
   Thanks, but do we wait until the schools request this information?  I don't recall seeing any school's that ask for this outright, prior to acceptance, or in any of my acceptance packets.

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