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General Board / Re: Cleveland State University
« on: March 28, 2007, 08:14:04 PM »
Students at CSU (with good grades) can work anywhere they want in the Cleveland area. The alumni base is large and they take care of their own. Outside of Northeast Ohio, I'm not sure they place very well.

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General Board / Re: casearc program vs. ohio state
« on: March 26, 2007, 10:02:38 PM »
There seems to be a consensus that ohio state is a better law school than case western.  Why is this?

because this is what a magazine has told us to think.
osu has a higher ranking and better nationwide name recognition.
osu probably has more firms recruiting on campus.

I am trying to decide b/w the two schools. Even if osu is the better school would i be better off going to case ie: greater chance to make law review?

conventional wisdom says to go to the best school you can get into.
it also says never to assume it will be easier to do well at a lower ranked school.
assume you will do average at either school. which would give you the better options? the higher ranked school.

now, with that out of the way, osu and case aren't too far apart. looking them up on nalp, case has 95 OCI employers and osu has 108 (realizing that nalp is never 100% accurate, they are approximately the same). other factors very well might push one over the other. would you rather be in columbus or cleveland? does one of the schools have better professors or course options in an area of law that interests you?

I go to CASE Law, and totally agree with Ron. I was accepted to both, and chose to be in Cleveland cause thats where my family is. Also consider that OSU is approx. 1/3 the cost (if you are in state)

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General Board / Re: MS WORD QUESTION
« on: July 25, 2006, 12:27:17 PM »
All you have to to is hightlight the text, right click on it and choose "insert hyperlink". The window that pops up will allow you to insert a weblink or a link to another document on your computer. The only thing is, that link (to a file on your computer) wont work if you send it elsewhere. Hope this helps.

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Case Western Reserve / Re: Attending Case Fall 2006
« on: April 27, 2006, 10:02:00 AM »
I will see everyone there in the fall as well. I am also a Cleveland native, but have spent the last year living and working in DC. I am very excited to come back and start down a new path.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone else who just might not go?
« on: March 28, 2006, 10:55:19 PM »
im about 75% to wait till next cycle. Have an opportunity to get published in a couple academic journals, so i think im going to do that.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone from D.C. or went to GW?
« on: March 28, 2006, 10:04:13 PM »
Any place in the district that costs less than 2500 per month is bound to be a bit old/dirty/used (Thats a bit of an stretch, but not much). Seriously though, I dont think it will matter much in the end. The Foggy Bottom/GW area is really nice and very close to Dupont and Georgetown. You will definetly enjoy your time here, I know a have. It was a HUGE change of pace moving from Cleveland. Though i dont know too much about GW specifically, feel free to PM/email me any questions you may have about living in DC.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: anyone from D.C. or went to GW?
« on: March 28, 2006, 09:51:31 PM »
I dont think you can really go wrong in most places around GW/foggy bottom. Try to get the one closest to the metro. Have you spent a great deal of time in DC?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tell me what you think....
« on: March 26, 2006, 12:59:31 PM »
Seems like a risk to retake the LSAT. You may not do a lot better than you did the first time. And unless you do a lot better, I don't think it would help all that much.

If you like Case, then you should go to Case now. No point in making yourself a better law school applicant if you're in at a school that you'd be happy going to.

Im pretty sure i could do a lot better on the LSAT. Like i said, my first score was almost like taking it blind. I did like 2 practice tests to see if i could do "good enough", which was admittedly stupid. And its not that I wouldnt be happy at Case, but i would be happier at a T14.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tell me what you think....
« on: March 25, 2006, 03:25:28 PM »
Publication can help, no doubt.  If you combine publication with a higher LSAT score, you'd probably be looking at a whole new set of schools.  Depends on what you're looking for; depends on what you want to do with a law degree.  I think most people would recommend that you wait til next year... study and retake the LSAT... co-author the prestigious paper... and then go to LS.

THE Ohio State University my ass. WTF.  Those OSU people and their THE.

Those are pretty much my thoughts on the subject as well. I was thinking about taking a LSAT class or something to get my score up. Last time i took the lsat it was on a whim and i hadnt really studied at all. Im pretty sure i could get my score up substantially. Anyway, thanks for the help/confirmation of what i was thinking. Oh, and because you mentioned it, i want to go into anti-trust or M&A law (not sure if i want to do gov't or private though).

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Where should I go next fall? / Tell me what you think....
« on: March 25, 2006, 01:34:12 PM »
Im pretty sure of what im gunna do, but why not ask all the smart people on LSD. So my choices are....

1. Stay at the FTC because i have been given the opportunity to co-author a paper in international anti-trust (what kind of advantage do schools give you if you are published?), study harder and take the LSAT again, re-apply next cycle.

OR

2. Take the money that Case Western has given me and get on with my law school education.

What would you do????

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