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Choosing the Right Law School / Northwestern without work experience?
« on: November 10, 2008, 08:10:11 AM »
So it seems NU really likes work experience. Just wondering if anyone thinks there is a chance for 3.3/170, ehhh softs, no work experience, small state school?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Logic Games "learnable"???
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:28:40 AM »
I was TERRIBLE when I started them. After doing problem after problem for about two weeks, now I can't get enough of them. I actually had a DREAM the other night about logic games. I find myself only wanting to study this part of the test and neglecting the other parts because I like them so much now. Every set I do I get maybe 1 wrong.

How is using an illness as a PS topic looked upon? I have yet to start it, but I feel it might set me apart slightly from the pack. I mainly want to focus on the positive side of it and how it made me change but I'm afraid it might read like the illness is what changed me, and not my ambition to change. I am in no way using this topic to address bad freshman grades, etc.

Law School Admissions / Too late to apply?
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:47:49 AM »
Like most of you, I myself am in the middle of applications, except mine are for graduate school, not law school. About two years ago I started thinking about law school, looking over a LSAT prep book, and decided I didn't want to do it. Now in my final year of undergrad I'm applying to masters programs and had this desire of going to law school come back. For the past few months I've tried to get it out of my head, but I finally ended up taking a practice test with Kaplan and with no studying or looking at a prep book in years scored a 158. I want to go to law school! I think with some studying I could bring up my score a bit higher.

My problem is that I feel I've put so much work into my grad school applications (seeking letters of rec, portfolio designing, etc) that I can't let that go either. I've given myself a deadline of Thanksgiving to wrap up my grad school applications, and then at that time if I still have a desire to try law school, I'll go for it. I'm just afraid by giving grad school my 100% commitment until Thanksgiving, I'll be giving law school half of that...and making admission into such program much more difficult.

So, finally, my questions.
The schools I've looked at (Rutgers, Chicago-Kent, Loyola Chicago) -- all have March/April deadlines. I planned to take the LSAT in February. Am I wasting my time and money in applying so late in the game? Is it worth it? Should I just see how I feel after my grad applications are out of my hair, and if I still feel law school is something I want I can wait until next year to apply so I can give it my all?

Sorry for a ramble, I just needed to talk/ask someone besides my boyfriend and sister.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Rate Chicago Law Schoools?
« on: October 26, 2008, 07:34:43 AM »
Every thread I've read about the Chicago law schools contains conflicting information. Someone says a Kent grad is better off than a Loyola grad while someone says a DePaul grad has a slight edge on a Loyola grad. Though we all know the 1 & 2 schools are nw and uofc..where do the rest of the schools fall? Mainly concerned with job prospects in Chicago after graduation.

I just got accepted to Rutgers the other day and want to find a place to live somewhere around Hoboken... anybody else in the same boat?


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rutgers - Newark
« on: March 09, 2006, 08:10:44 AM »
I will be attending Rutgers-Newark as well. Not in NJ right now, but am looking. So far, the nicest place I have seen was Montclair. I am thinking about living in that area... possible Berkeley Heights, but have not visited there yet.

As far as commuting goes, I understand that the train system is a pretty good one. Perhaps it's worth it to look into that before finding an apartment.

Good luck everyone! I'm definately very excited :)

Montclair is definitely nice, right next to Bloomfield, with a little town between them called Glen Ridge, so you might also want to check out there also.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn or Rutgers-Newark
« on: March 08, 2006, 05:23:21 PM »
I understand why law students in the tri state area strive to work in NYC, but I think a lot of people forget about the city of Newark itself. It's definitely a place to consider working, I think. There are several firms that are top notch, and I have family members that have left NYC law firms to work for those in Newark. Just something to think about, I guess.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rutgers - Newark
« on: March 08, 2006, 04:59:18 PM »
Hoboken rent is pretty outrageous, even with a roommate. Jersey City isn't as bad, but there are certain areas where the rent is just as bad as Hoboken.

As for neighboring towns of Newark that are perfectly safe and you don't have to worry about - Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley, Clifton. Towns across the Passaic river (but still extremely easy to get to Rutgers Newark from) - Kearny, North Arlington, Lyndhurst. All have reasonable rent unlike Hoboken and parts of Jersey City.

78 runs at the southern end of Newark, so those towns.. Union (which is a bit more urban than the following towns, but not like Newark), Springfield, New Providnce, Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains.

These towns are a lot more "town'ish" than those I listed above. Every town I've listed is perfectly safe to live in, but the ones off 78 are more suburban, I suppose.

I don't know how much I'd recommend towns off of 78. I mean, they are nice and perfectly fine, but the morning commute, anywhere in North Jersey, is really terrible. Which is why I recommend any of the towns I listed earlier, as they're all local, and you don't even need to get on a highway to get to Newark, unless you wanted to.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA: Finished with Admitting?
« on: March 06, 2006, 03:12:17 PM »
She says no email at all -- nothing. Also, app was submitted 12/30.

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