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Transferring / How Hard To Transfer to T14?
« on: August 03, 2005, 11:06:18 PM »
How hard would it be to transfer to Boalt? I would really like to go to Boalt, but they're GPA whores and my GPA is not impressive. My LSAT is more that strong enough to get in to a good school, so if I were to go to say UC-Hastings, how hard would it be to transfer to Boalt after 1L?

Generally to get into a T14 school (other than Harvard, Stanford, Yale which would be impossible) I will need to be top 10% at a tier 1 school and be on law review? Is that how it will work?

Studying for the LSAT / June '05 LSAT
« on: August 24, 2005, 06:44:13 PM »
Could someone please email a pdf of the June '05 LSAT?

Thanks a lot.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: University of Minnesota?
« on: August 17, 2005, 02:17:34 PM »
At this point it increasingly looks like Minnesota is right near the top of my list. Really looks like a great school for me. If I could establish Manitoba residency it would also mean that I probably wouldn't need as high paying a job because tuition would be so much lower.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: University of Minnesota?
« on: August 17, 2005, 12:51:17 PM »
The clerking aspect would be great, but as an international student I can't imagine that I would be eligible for a clerkship.

Salary is going to be important just because of the fact that I will have to pay off huge loans. Eventually I would like to get in to academia, and I understand that Minnesota has a good reputation in that regard. Is that correct?

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: University of Minnesota?
« on: August 16, 2005, 10:35:03 PM »
The more I find out about it, the more I like. The only figure that has me the slightest bit apprehensive is the 25-75 salary range. However, I'm guessing it is because so many stay in Minnesota. Or at least that's what I'm hoping.

Is it possible to come out of UMN with one of the big 125k jobs?

Also, does anyone know about the reciprocity agreement with the province of Manitoba? How hard will they make me work to establish residency in Manitoba?

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: University of Minnesota?
« on: August 16, 2005, 09:14:20 PM »
It is ranked 19th according to USNWR and has always been a top 25 school according to the publication. Given that, I'd say it's a good school.

I have lots of reasons for them to look beyond numbers. I have WE, I'm an international applicant and I have incredible amounts of ECs. I also worked full-time through college. The main reason for my poor GPA is also first year, it's significantly higher since then.

I've seen several people mention that Michigan takes a more holistic approach to applications, but I'm wondering if any other schools are known to base their decisions on the whole app rather than just numbers.

I have excellent LORs, strong soft factors and what I (and several profs who have read it) consider to be a very strong PS. However, my stats (3.1 and 161/170) aren't very impressive.

I know Georgetown, NW and Cornell look at your highest LSAT and I'll be applying there as well. However, Cornell doesn't seem to like GPAs below 3.3 at all (which sucks considering it would be my second choice). Any others in the top 14 that I should be playing close attention to?

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: University of Minnesota?
« on: August 12, 2005, 10:24:58 PM »
Beeline do you know how much they focus on public interest law? Do you know anything about the tuition deal with the Province of Manitoba? How hard to I have to work to establish residency in Manitoba? If I work there next summer would that be enough? Any idea how cut-throat the school is? Does it have a reputation as Liberal or Conservative?

Those would be my questions for now, probably more later...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Average or Highest LSAT
« on: August 12, 2005, 02:07:12 PM »

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