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Black Law Students / Re: Introduce yourself to BLSD
« on: June 29, 2007, 03:33:09 AM »
Girljuno Here. I am:

1) 27 years-old
2) Have a B.S. in film from Boston U and a M.A. in English from VCU
3) I am attending University of Richmond School of Law in the fall and I am excited.

Anyway I love this site. I especially love this board and I wish everyone much luck.

Incoming 1Ls / University of Richmond Class of 2010
« on: May 04, 2007, 06:56:24 AM »
Hi All:

Anyone committed to UR yet?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: graduate school- Does it help?
« on: March 29, 2007, 07:36:31 AM »
I didn't go to graduate school(MA in English Lit) with the intent of using that degree to get into law school. It was during my second semester of the two year program that I decided that whatever I wanted out of life had nothing to do with the degree that I was currently pursuing. But I thought I did so horrible in undergrad that I had better show my future admission committees what I could do. It worked along with a decent LSAT score. If you just graduated from college I would take that time to take a few classes and figure out if law school is really for me and the good grades that you had better get will only enhance your application. Also try to get interviews.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone going to University of Richmond Fall 2007?
« on: March 20, 2007, 12:25:13 PM »
To Journeyman:

I am sick of the whining on the site but I overlook that because sometimes I come across the rare kid on this site who is less interested about a schools ranking and more interested in what kind of education I can receive at the school. Or even how did I feel when I went to the school for a tour. I get frustrated by the thought that the bottom line is the almighty dollar instead of what a person can do with the legal education that they receive in order to benefit society. Don't harp on the yale and harvard comparision so much because my point is that you have you should stop stressing. This is my second time applying to law school. And the first time I did not get into any. I would have killed to have amassed the selection that you have. Anyway my hope is that you listen to yourself and don't buy into the hype that is on this board. What school can offer you the education that you want instead of the job.


Sorry for the comments regarding W&L but when I visited the school I got a distinctive conservative vibe. Not that there is anything wrong with that....This personal experience is coupled with the various comments I have heard from current students. Anyway no offense intended. But as a pretty liberal person it was just not my slice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone going to University of Richmond Fall 2007?
« on: March 20, 2007, 11:30:05 AM »
Journeyman I am sorry that you feel that it is so hard. I however am not in the position to sympathize. Please...basically are you republican or do you feel that you will like being surrounded by republicans. If you will then go to Washington and Lee. Or here is a better solution visit the schools. I know, I know you have no money or the like. But come off it. It is a easy decision. You just pick. Look the reason I say that I am not in a position to sympathize is because I am not the type of person who asks for help. I really just don't get it. I am the ultimate decider(Bush reference) in my life. I picked my undergrad out of 8 schools. It was in boston and I went to the school unseen and I was happy. Make the decision either based on the money or just which area you think you would like the best. Washington and Lee is country Richmond is city. Stop the whining because that is how it comes across.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone going to University of Richmond Fall 2007?
« on: March 20, 2007, 09:43:16 AM »
Amen to most of what you said Jen. I do get the fact that this site is informative. But I keep thinking about my cousin who went to CUNY. Now if I had to pick a school based on academics and environment it would be either CUNY or Howard. The professors are cool and very intelligent. But a lot of people on this board would scoff at the school and the students. That sucks. I mean I really feel bad for the Cooley kids because they are judged before they even speak. Anyway where else are you applying? I only applied to two schools so my drama is pretty much ova.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone going to University of Richmond Fall 2007?
« on: March 20, 2007, 09:21:10 AM »
Thanks Jen.... the thing that I hate about this site is the Catch 22 that I experience every time I visit it. I of course want to connect with like-minded law school focused individuals. but instead I get bombarded with kids who have so many options but have the audacity to whine about them. If I have to read "I got into harvard but they are only giving me $20,000 opposed to Yale who is giving me a full ride" one more freaking time. And this is not jealousy talking. I have always done well in my own life and I wish others well too. But I have a problem with the narcisistic rantings that permeate this board. Chill...if you were lucky enough to get into the school you wanted the first time then just enjoy it. As my mom always says if you are afraid of debt you will be afraid until the day you die. And for anyone who is coming to not even think of coming up to me and asking me what I got on my exam or anything akin to that. I am going to law school to work hard but not to compete with every jerk wad who feels that they have to compensate because they really wanted to be a doctore but couldn't get into med school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone going to University of Richmond Fall 2007?
« on: March 20, 2007, 08:48:52 AM »
Wow. What I don't get is that so many people have such a hard time deciding once they have been accepted. If you don't want to practice in Va then don't go to UR. Pick a school near where you eventually want to work. The formula is that simple. My mom's lawyer friend is a graduate of UR and he works for a big(quiet old skool and old money) law firm in Richmond. He told me when I first started applying to figure out where I wanted to be and pick my law school accordingly. That way during the three years you learn the area and get ready for the bar in that area. It really is not that difficult. Now if money is your issue then you are going to have to make some tough calls. For instance I got a pretty decent scholarship at a school in DC but I got into UR. I have not received my letter but I am banking on the fact that I will get no money. But what is important to me is being near my family. So I will bite the financial bullet and enjoy my time at Richmond. And a word to the wise regarding rankings. I have visited several schools throughout the years. Schools that range from Harvard to Cuny Law(NYC). They all teach you the same stuff. It seems to me that higher ranked they are the biggest pricks they have in attendance. Richmond to me is a good combination of "old money" and a little humble pie. Most students don't try to act like they are too big for their britches.

Incoming 1Ls / Anyone going to University of Richmond Fall 2007?
« on: March 16, 2007, 08:00:57 AM »
I am.  :)

The Pros are that it is literally down the street, the campus is pretty to look at and it has a good rep in Richmond(where I want to work).

So join me if you are going to UR.

Black Law Students / Re: Is It Worth It?
« on: March 15, 2007, 02:50:19 PM »
Yes it is worth it. The first time I took the LSAT I scored a 145 and I applied to 8 schools and got roasted. I felt so bad. So I got extra proactive. I targeted the school that I wanted the most(Univeristy of Richmond). It is right down the street from me. I then took the kaplan(the class was a waste but the materials were invaluable). Some girl in the class told me how some chick with a 148 interviewed with someone on admissions and got in. So I emailed the dean and asked for some time to talk. We had a face to face and I basically kept in touch with her every step. When I increased my score to 156 I emailed to let her know. A month after that I emailed her again letting her know of my continued interest. One day I panicked. I said there has to be some other school that I could get into that I would feel proud to attend. So at 1 am on a january morning I sent in my application to Howard. I got in and was elated. I had pretty much given up on richmond until yesterday. Man when I got the call from the dean I was elated. I don't know what kind of law I want to practice and I don't know where this degree will take me but you can do so much with a law degree. I have two cousins with law degrees and they don't practice traditioanl lawyering but they are happy with where the degree has taken them. So now that you are in do not second guess your perserverance. Just do the dang thing.

Undergrad GPA: 2.8
Grad GPA: 3.5
LSAT: 145 and 156

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