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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cal Western Sholarship
« on: March 18, 2008, 11:10:55 AM »
First year, they cover everything
Second and Third year they cover half, assuming you're over a certain GPA
If you fall below, they start reducing the amount.

I did find out that if you do really really well, they'll increase it to a full ride for all three years.

Hey, Cal Western has a really strong criminal law focus, they have an area of concentration in it (which I guess is like a major).

But yeah, outside of the top tier, you're looking to be at a regional school.  So, study where you want to practice.  Because your internship opportunities at the T4 schools will be local only, so you'll get experience there and presumably job offers.

So if you want to work in California, arguably your decision is made for you.
Likewise with New York.

Take a video of the chapel and the cathedral at mass.

Depending on how your school allocates credits, you should be looking right around the 15/16 mark give or take.
Most people can petition to take more in their second year.
1L is a tradition and an institution.  Every school wants everyone 1L to go through the same rite of passage.

Also, for the record, California Western ($$$$) for the win.

Law School Admissions / Re: Amend and Disclose?
« on: March 16, 2008, 06:51:43 PM »
I agree with Lime.

If the implication is that you worked during school, then that is less than honest.  And that should be rectified.
Most schools will appreciate your ethics more than a few months of work experience.

Publication is the surest path to Professorship.
Graduating from a prestige school is right up there in importance.
Having an advanced degree, LL.M, SDJ, Ph.D, M.A. (in a very specific field) will help too.

Being top at a lower ranked will help you more than being middle of the road at a middle ranked (T2) school.
Now, if you're comparing top at a low school with middle of the road at one of the elite schools, that's a different story.

One thing to consider, the lower the ranking, the more "Regional" the school will be.  So if you decided to be #1 at a Tier 4, make sure you're comfortable practicing in that area of the country.

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