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Current Law Students / Re: Should I take an Logic course? Yes or No?
« on: April 02, 2005, 07:51:22 AM »
I took Intro. to Logic & Critical Thinking (which sound like the equivalents of your courses).  I believe that Logic was more relevant to the LSAT, altough everything I learned in Critical Thinking was covered, to some extent, in Logic.  If you're able to I would recommend taking both, but if not Logic would be your best bet.  The problems solved in a reasining/thinking course are not as applicable to the logic games.  Logic will help you to hone the basic skills that allow you to increase your speed in the Games.  I wish I could've taken these courses closer to the test date b/c they'd have help (I took both over 2 years before the LSAT).
At my school, the course was just listed as "logic" or "elementary logic."  But if you read the course description, it would mention symbolic logic in the description.  So look for that.  The course will probably be offered in the Philosophy department.

At my university, they also offer a course entitled "Practical Reasoning," which is also a logic course, but it's different from the symbolic logic - sort of prior to symbolic logic logic - they only do a little of symbolic logic towards the end. However, in that course there's a lot of problem solving, very much like the ones on the logic part of the LSAT.  I never took that course, but people who have, told me that it was extremely helpful in preparing for the LSAT.  So keep an eye out for something like that at your school too.

Choosing the Right Law School / Akron vs. Capital
« on: May 18, 2005, 02:29:39 PM »
I was all set to move to Columbus to attend Capital ($11,000 per yr scholarship).  I can move in w/ my best friend, and my cousin is an attorney there, so I was really looking forward to it.  However, I just recieved a full tuition scholarship from University of Akron.  Should I change my plans this late?  Capital is in a better job market, but Akron is ranked higher.  Columbus is a better place to live, but Akron means NO TUITION.  What would you do???

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: lots of $ at Capital
« on: May 03, 2005, 04:52:46 PM »
I was torn between Capital and Cleveland State until I visted the schools.  Capital only gave me $11,000, but I am going to attend.  I really liked the school.  I guess it really doesn't matter if you are going to transfer, but I would take into considertion where you'd rather be if you aren't accepted as a transfer student.  Not only do they still weigh heavily on your LSAT and UGPA, but if you don't end up in at least the top 10% (really more like 5%) of your class it will really hurt your chances.  I considered that option, but after questioning the schools I wanted to transfer to on their policies I decided it probably would be a waste of my time to apply.  I'm going to work on graduating as high in my class as possible so that I'll get a good job.  After that it'll be easier to move about to different areas.

OK, this may sound a little silly, but I'm asking anyway... I'm from the South, and all of the schools I have applied to are in the North. I applied to schools in the North because a) they fit what I am looking for and are in my LSAT and GPA range and b) I applied late, so I missed many of the deadlines for schools near me. I am cool with going to school in the North (I think), but I have a few questions. I have never even traveled up North, so I have no idea what to expect... except that it is cold. And I know restaurants do not have sweet tea (gasp!), but I can make my own tea of course. My questions may sound silly, but I'm really curious. Am I going to be freezing the entire school year? I mean, does it get relatively warm at least in like April or so? Silly question, but there are people who like country music up there, right?? I love going to country dance clubs too... but would it be likely I would find one in the North? I'm sorry if these are generalizations - I am completely ignorant about what life is like in the North! So, to those of you who live in the North or are familiar with it, what is life like there? Will it be difficult for a girl born and raised in the South to adjust?

wow. that's hilarious. in a really, really unbelievable way. you should try and do a little research on average temperatures for these places.

i'm sorta in the same place as you right now. a southern girl going up north and considering ohio for law school. maybe not southern per se...i'm from texas and have been accepted to ohio state but ultimately decided not to go because:

1. it's the midwest. flat, prarieland in the middle of nowhere.
2. it's too cold.
3. it's too white. i guess that wouldn't be a problem for you since you're white, but since i'm not white, i decided that ohio isn't concerned with diversity enough for me to actually attend.

and just bring the tea with you. geeze.
Huh? Ohio State is in Columbus, which is one of the largest cities in the midwest, not quite Chicago but its rapidly expanding.  Sure its surrounded by rural areas, but its hardly in the middle of nowhere.  apparently you've never been there.  Yeah, its cold/chilly for 6 months out of the year, but the seasons are really nice and the summers are hot.  We even go to the beach in bikinis and not winter coats! And as far as the race issue, once again you are obviously unfamiliar with Columbus. I don't know what race you are, but Ohio State is a huge school in the middle of the state capital and I'm SURE you'd find your peers in large quantities. Not trying to disuade you from attending elsewhere, but your reasons for discounting OSU are unfounded incorrect assumptions.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Suggestions NEEDED
« on: April 17, 2005, 07:42:43 PM »
I visited Capital on April 16 for an event they held for admitted students.  Prior to my visit I was contemplating Michigan State, Cleveland State, and Capital. After my visit I chose Capital.  I'm from Northeast Ohio, and while I like Cleveland, Columbus is infinitely better (in my opinion anyway!).  I know a few lawyers in from Columbus who've told me that Columbus law firms have an extreme preference for OSU and Capital grads.  They've also said that CSU, Toledo, Dayton, and Ohio Northern grads apply in large quantities, but only the very top few (like top 5 in the class)will have their first job in Columbus.  Anyway... I love the city and the school was great.  The new Dean is very nice and motivated (he came from Cleveland State), the students and faculty were friendly and seemed very intelligent and professional.  The setting of the school itself was also professional, not only is the building modern and in a great location, but its off-campus environment seems more conducive to the study of law and less keg party.  I know Capital is rather pricey, but (w/ my scholarship) I think its worth it.   


Does that indicate that Cleveland State is "greater than" Capital?  If so, that is my major hang up... I know Cleveland is ranked higher, but Columbus is a better place to live and seek employment, isn't it? ???

Which one would you choose?  MSU- no $, Cleveland no $ (yet- they said its still possible) but in state tuition, Capital $11,000 pr yr.  I sent in the deposit to Capital only, am I making a mistake?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Blow to the ego...Toledo
« on: March 31, 2005, 08:05:54 PM »
If it were not for the fact that tuition @ MSU is over 20k per year I would be attending, but w/out a scholarship the 1 tier difference just isn't worth it. Its too bad b/c I would've really liked to go to MSU, especially b/c I like their international law program.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Capital - Scholars Day
« on: March 31, 2005, 07:58:16 PM »
I'll be going too.  I sent my deposit in a few days ago, and provided nothing disappointing occurs during my visit I'll be attending.

Wonder if they'll change their mind and offer you full time after people start to withdraw. I don't know if schools actually do that, but I know a LOT of people who are declining admission, my self included (and none of us even live in Michigan). Perhaps they're anticipating that they'll fill most of the full time slots. My friend was also admitted to the conditional program last week(but full-time)and she'll be decling (to take advantage of in state tuition). So anywayz.. good luck!

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