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Transferring / Transferring from Northeastern
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:27:17 PM »
Does anyone know the likelyhood of tranferring from Northeastern into any of the top tier schools, given the fact that they don't give out letter grades?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: High PT -> Lower Official LSAT Score
« on: March 02, 2007, 10:01:04 PM »
I did significantly better on my numereous PT's...some people (myself included) simply choke up during standardized tests, and don't do as well as their natural ability would otherwise allow.  The LSAT in particular is as much about performance as it is about raw skill. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: What is So Awful About Cooley?
« on: February 28, 2007, 02:47:18 PM »
The ranking system explains a sounds pretty ludicrous.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: What is So Awful About Cooley?
« on: February 28, 2007, 02:31:03 PM »

Flame on

I assure you, this is not a flame.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / What is So Awful About Cooley?
« on: February 28, 2007, 02:16:08 PM »
I am curious: people on this board often make Cooley the butt of their jokes. What specifically about Cooley makes it so horrible, other than the fact that it is a forth tier school? Why is Cooley the worst of the worst?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: lsat dreams already beginning
« on: February 26, 2007, 02:54:13 PM »
I had this weird dream that instead of one LSAT, I got to take two on the same day. LSAC would disregard the lower of the two scores. I was elated, because I intuitively knew that I kicked ass the second time round. Then I woke up, and I was sad that this was only a dream.  :(

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Need Good Advice
« on: February 25, 2007, 03:12:10 PM »
Everybody is different, but the only thing that helped me was taking the actual practice tests. Regardless of your method, you should get your hands on one or two of these guys; they are published by LSAC.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Religion as a factor?
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:37:28 PM »

BUT, as I was writing this post I looked at BYU.  This is in their admissions policy.

"Each applicant must also establish through the recommendation of his or her bishop, branch president, or mission president; a religious leader of another faith; or a judge of a court of general jurisdiction that he or she will live in accordance with the BYU Honor Code. Registration signifies a student's willingness to live according to these standards."

very interesting

From what I understand, there are numbereous schools that were founded by a particular religion, but currently accept students without regard to their faith. Notable examples would be Boston College (Jesuit), Georgetown (Jesuit), Cardozo (Jewish), ect.  BYU, Pepperdine, and Regent are currently run with an emphasis on faith, thus the recommendation mentioned above or questions regarding faith (non-optional) would not be out of place.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Why So Many Jews At Cardozo?
« on: February 19, 2007, 10:13:34 PM »
Yeshivais Hebrew for "educational institution", and I would assume that as part of Yeshiva U., that Cardozo is at least historically affiliated with the Jewish faith.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Pace University?
« on: February 19, 2007, 09:45:22 PM »
I have applied to Pace Law, and right now it is my top choice amongst a handful of Tier 3 schools that make up my "safety" list. Their well reputed Environmental Ligtigation Clinic is the highlight of the JD program, and I believe that it is ranked # 1 or 2 in by U.S. News and Business Weekly. I have heard overall good reviews of the faculty, and the program is supposedly fairly rigorous. Many Pace grads get jobs with big firms in the Westcherster area, but I am not sure about the prospects of getting a job in NY city, where I am sure the market is much more competative. I would imagine the school's evironemtal litigation program funnels a lot of students into that field, but I don't have the stats on hand. Overall, I have heard, Pace is a solid choice for those who might not get admitted to a Top 100 school. I would like to hear more about the program myself.....

By the way, I know for a fact that Pace gives out lots of scholarhsip money because they are very well funded.

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