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Law School Applications / Re: HELP ME PLS!!! 2.65gpa 158lsat
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:41:40 PM »
From what I've seen, you should have a great chance of getting into University of Baltimore. It seems to me like they're just short of an "open door" policy.

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Law School Applications / Re: Noob question about LSAC GPA
« on: October 28, 2008, 03:59:19 PM »
Yes on the community college grades. I'm a little iffier on study abroad. I think it will be, if you studied through a program sponsored by an American institution. If you studied at a foreign institution, it will only be counted if you were there for at least 1 year.

Thanks! That's definitely good news.

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Law School Applications / Noob question about LSAC GPA
« on: October 28, 2008, 11:58:32 AM »
I searched around and I think I have an answer, but I would really appreciate clarification. I have taken classes at community college and studied abroad, will the grades I received be factored into my GPA? Thanks in advance for any responses.

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General Board / Re: Petition for readmission - help?
« on: October 22, 2008, 12:22:28 AM »
I am not trying to be a jerk about things...but seriously. You applied to Cooley, and flunked out of the law school you were in. What makes you this confident that you were "meant to be a lawyer"?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 22, 2008, 12:15:12 AM »
What atmosphere are you talking about?  People are fine.  Nobody is ripping pages out of books.  I think the more likely explanation is that people are self-delusional about their school.  They want to believe very badly that, somehow, their school is special.  Well, I think they're largely the same, and that people at top schools have all the less reason to act competitive.  Michigan, NYU, Chicago, Stanford, BC, Vandy, UCLA . . . I've never heard a student from any of these schools complain about the faculty or the competition; and I know people from all of the aforementioned.

Moreover, Harvard Law is not competitive.  Anywhere where people merely have to get dressed and go to class in order to obtain excellent career prospects is not competitive.

And this part is only true if you don't sleep in pajamas!

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General Board / Re: Petition for readmission - help?
« on: October 21, 2008, 05:39:32 PM »
tou-che

it's touche. it's french. it's used in fencing when one fencer manages to "touch" the other with his foil, epee or sabre.

twoshay.

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General Board / Re: Petition for readmission - help?
« on: October 21, 2008, 04:44:28 PM »
Oh and 3LEMan, where do you go to law school? You make fun of the T4 so well...you sound like a T2/T3 with a major self esteem issue.

I go to GW, and in all honesty, if I had had to pay full-price here I wouldn't have gone.  I opted for GW over a top 10 because it saved me substantial sums of money. 

Also, if you read my posts, I don't have a problem with lower ranked schools, they just aren't worth the cost. 

Finally, your situation was different.  You had a moral screw up as a youth.  The OP failed out of law school, and a crappy one at that........

How do you know how good my law school is exactly?

GW is a great school.  According to LSAC, zero 1st years were academically dismissed.  You should know that my school has the highest dismissal rate in the state I live in.  From what I can tell, the school has a policy in place designed to shed about 10% of each entering class.

Can you lay the @#!* off of me and get on with your life, or are you required now to throw a shot my way to prove how big your cock is?

Cooley?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 20, 2008, 10:39:29 PM »
Boston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way?

It's Jesuit by foundation--and the only substantive meaning of this from my experience is the type of environment it promotes. There are a few professors around with a Jesuit background who sometimes integrate issues of morality in teaching legal principles, which can be a huge asset because it really reminds law students of the higher philosophical underpinnings of morality and law. Also, for being a very highly ranked law school, I find the atmosphere to be incredibly cooperative, as opposed to cutthroat competitiveness that you find at other closely ranked schools. A lot of people find an attraction in a school that can guarantee you THE BEST job opportunities in the legal profession while not putting you through a dog-eat-dog environment during law school. It's pretty unique in that respect. I took a 1L law course (at T12 school) while an undergrad, and can personally attest to the difference in atmosphere. Everything from the way students behave toward each other, to the interpersonal relationships between students and faculty.

Thanks for your response. Boston College is my top choice, but I have little experience with private universities and wanted to make sure there wasn't a crucifix in every classroom and the day started with prayer.  ;)


/sigh

The ultimate shame of the Jesuit institutions...

Some day they will return to the Church...


???

Sorry, but I want to learn about the law. Not have a religion shoved down my throat. If I wanted that I'd go to BYU.


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Law School Applications / Re: Would I make a good candidate for Yale?
« on: October 20, 2008, 06:14:10 PM »
In fact, Florida Coastal produces more qualified JDs per year than Princeton does. Princeton! Not to mention Brown!

If you weren't so sexist I'd find this comment really funny.

If you weren't such a self-hating feminazi, I'd say thanks.

Side note: anyone read Zillions as a kid?

Zillions! I remember that. It was kind of like scholastic news but for slightly older kids.

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Law School Applications / Re: Would I make a good candidate for Yale?
« on: October 20, 2008, 03:17:44 PM »
OP: You say that you've been bored and unchallenged in every school you've ever attended, therefore ready for an ivy league school. Yet, you have not even completed a bachelor's degree. Are you seriously saying that because you were bored in elementary school, middle school, and high school that that is somehow an indication of your readiness to pursue an ivy league law school?  :D

PS: I see that you chose your biochem major because of past personal experience. At what point did you decide that biochem was no longer your passion, but instead you needed an ivy league law degree to fulfill your life? Also, before anyone jumps in and says this doesn't matter...I don't care that it doesn't matter. I am just curious about the thought process that takes you from biochemistry to ivy league law. It's fascinating.

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