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I too was waitlisted at GA State with a 2.9 and 160. I know I'm borderline and applying at the deadline 3/15 didn't help too much either. As a GA resident you really can't beat a $5,000 a year legal education. Anyways, I'm headed to Mercer, but if I get the call from GA State I believe I will have to do some last minute relocating. If not, then I'll be more than happy at Mercer for at least a year. Good luck with everything.

I gather you will be seeking work in Atlanta with your JD from Mercer (unless you transfer).  So, what's the outlook for job prospects?  Are you concerned about competition against grads from UG and GA State?  Just wondered, though I hear very good things about Mercer.

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Well good luck to you! I'm sure you'll do wonderfully where ever you end up! My wife went to FSU and grew up in Tallahassee, it is a nice place.

FSU would definitely work for me!  Lots of competition to get into these schools nowadays.  GA State now has an acceptance rate of around 16%.  That's lower than UG!  Anyway, good luck to you, too.  Who knows?  I may see you at Samford some day. :)

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Not a clue yet.  But looking in AL, FL, and GA. 

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Well, how do you feel about going to Cumberland?  What are the prospects there, in particular, would you be able to take the degree back to Atlanta and work?

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No, but my situation is a bit unusual I think. My GPA is 3.57 and LSAT score is 158

Wow, has GA State raised the bar that much?  I used to live in Atlanta and never remembered that school being so hard to get into!

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Law School Applications / Re: OT: Whats in your cd player right now?
« on: July 24, 2004, 09:01:31 PM »
springsteen and u2.

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at some places, no doubt.  now there would be an interesting area of research...finding the most hawkish law schools. ;)

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wow you think it's that strong?  i had only the notion that military is a "supplemental" type item that is seen as a positive.  but, i have no quantifiable or even anecdotal evidence that it is as strong as you suggest.  i hope so tho. ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: Patent Bar
« on: June 11, 2004, 04:34:45 PM »
thanks slick. ;D

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: LSC -- Any books for NT students?
« on: June 11, 2004, 12:56:23 PM »
yeah, i was talking about The Complete Law School Companion.  looked interesting to me on amazon...but somebody said since it was published in 1992, it came off as a bit outdated.  i donno.  as for pls...i read it...liked it quite a bit as far as the substantive material goes (tho i doubt i will follow all the guidance).  but, the author's rant on the pedagogy(!) was a teeeny bit overboard. ;D

PLS II?  I read a hundred pages, read a lot of postings on the PLS yahoo group, and traded a number of emails with the author.  I think it is a waste of time.  The list of law 'primers' may be useful, but you don't have to buy the book to get that.


The Complete Law School Companion?  I just got it yesterday.  I like it so far.  It's positive and easy to read.  First 30 pages I great.


hey jeffjoe-  how did you like the book?  do we buy it?  :o

If you're wondering if any pay attentions to your posting, I do.  I just ordered this book on half.com.  Thanks for the reference.

I read "The Complete Law School Companion: How to Excel at America's Most Demanding Post Graduate Curriculum" by Jeff Deaver and thought it was better than Law School Confidential and PLS II.  Deaver went to Fordham Law PT as a Non Traditional while working as a journalist.  This book is not solely for the part time adult student, but was written by one - so he has some understanding for what he calls the "swing shift."



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