Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - ILoveDogs

Pages: [1]
1
Acceptances / Cornell or job?
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:48:48 AM »
My options are

Cornell Law School- I have 5k in debt from undergrad. I will be getting a external scholly for 30k a year. But other then that it'll be loan time. I don't have much interest in BigLaw especially long term as I would love to do criminal law or actually help people. But I also don't want to be scrapping by all my life with 120k+ debt following me. Quite frankly I now I will be probably be near the bottom of the class so BigLaw might not be an option either.

My other option is a 34k job with good benefits(federal) and potential to make 65k after 8-10 years.

Other factors are that I currently live with parents and would like to get out and be independent asap(psycho mommy). I don't like the prospect of 100k+ debt staring me down as major debt scares me. Nevertheless it is hard to say no to an ivy league JD.

An advice, tips, insights would be appreciated, thanks!



2
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Unlv or Hawaii
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:24:33 AM »
Personally I would go with Hawaii as it might get tough trying to break into the market with a UNLV degree. Maybe try and get residency by moving there first and working for a year but that is also risky as Hawaii is expensive. But if Hawaii is where you want to be then go! Best of luck!

3
Thanks for the help, sorry about the delayed thank you haha.

4
Well I'm no expert so don't quote me or anything, but it is my understanding that if you do well on the LSAT and GPA is good,  your major isn't a huge deal. I am not sure on how the other factors will come into play for you. But I don't think a graphic design major will hold you back. Hope this has been helpful.

5
158 LSAT, 3.2 GPA
Native American with paperwork to prove
Business MGMT major
Went to George Fox University, (small Quaker school in Oregon, regarded as a good regional school, but certainly not anything spectacular on national scope)
Decent recommendations letters from some professors

I would really like to go to American as it seems like a place I would really love and DC attracts me very much.

Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance

6
Studying for the LSAT / Re: should I change my test date to october?
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:40:46 PM »
Personally I'd take it, worst thing is you cancel it and retake, then come next time you'll know what its like. 

7
Where should I go next fall? / What schools am I looking at?
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:24:20 PM »
LSAT- 158 
GPA- 3.2

George Fox University (small Quaker school in Oregon)
Business Management Major
I'll be graduating fall 2013, and applying for fall 2014

Extracurricular- not much, just some volunteer work and intramural sports lol, I might go overseas this summer and do some stuff this summer though.
Letters of Rec- nothing special, some professors and former businessmen, I might be able to get one from a former CFO of a major tech company as he's the brother of the dean of the Business department at my school, but I'm not going to bank on it.

I am 1/4 Native American and enrolled with a tribe and have documentation to prove it, if that helps at all.

Basically I'm wondering what are my best options? I would prefer somewhere upper midwest, east coast, or southwest, but I am not deadeset on any geographic area. Basically my main concern is getting a decent job when I graduate.

Thanks for any help! Let me know if you need me to clarify anything.

Pages: [1]