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Ave Maria / Re: How Catholic is Catholic?
« on: July 29, 2004, 01:35:36 AM »

I lean towards the Panahi side. I've been told that I'm old fashioned. I beleive that we should make progress, be diverse, be open minded (to the extent that we may be extremely conservative if need be), and try as many things as we can in our lives. I mainly beleive in seeing the good in what people do.

I like how conservatives beleive strongly in definite morals. I think that there is a lot of value in that kind of discipline.

I visited Ave Maria earlier this week and the school is really neat. The main differences I noticed between AveMaria and my almamater (University of Texas: EE) that the building is newer. The people are friendly and sophisticated, as are the people all over Ann Arbor. I was genuinely impressed.

Ave Maria / Re: How Catholic is Catholic?
« on: June 30, 2004, 12:44:30 PM »

I am going to Ave Maria, and I am not a Catholic. I do agree with Catholicism. However, I lean more towards the science side of understanding.

General Board / Re: Bad Grades, Great LSAT
« on: May 26, 2004, 01:01:36 PM »
I am in your situation.

I have a 2.47 UGPA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. I graduated in 2000. I made a 171 on the LSAT. My experience has been that I got into a lot of lower tier schools with nice scholarships, and was denied from all the higher ranked schools. Some of the schools (Berkeley) solicited me to reapply as a transfer after my first year. I am wait listed at Santa Clara and George Mason right now. If you look at the top-ten schools, they don't admit many (1-2) people with GPAs like ours. I recommend going to the LSAC ( and to get a look at last years stats versus this years. I think the trend is tougher admissions, but RuskieGirl got into Berkeley, maybee they say to themselves "she could have not studied for the LSAT;..... and look at her GPA". I think that law schools want to see potential and ability. Your weakness right now looks like it is ability, how can you prove that you have ability? ask yourself.

Ave Maria / What do you think of Ave MAria
« on: May 20, 2004, 11:24:30 AM »
I just want to see what other students think of the school. Post if you have an opinion.

Ave Maria / Re: Anyone going to Ave Maria?
« on: May 20, 2004, 11:21:02 AM »
I am going to Ave Maria on a full-tuition scholarship. I want to practice IP law. I had a 2.47 UGPA in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and a 171 on the LSAT. I have 3 years of experience as an engineer working for Motorola and General Dynamics Robotic Systems. you can see more about me at Don't mind the circle-guy thing, its under construction.

Ave Maria / Nyone going to Ave Maria?
« on: May 20, 2004, 10:56:59 AM »
I hear that Ave Maria would be ranked in the top 45 if the ranking was based on the rigor of admissions, and that the student body LSAT and GPAs place it in the top 20%.
Ave Maria
Everyone seems to say that the school is very conservative. But I think it is conservative on topics like abortion and marriage, in which really it would be easy to argue any side. Moving on. They have the distinguished professor Bork on tenure, the backing of Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia.

They are answering to a higher calling, based on Natural Law and morality, truth, and the Catholic intellectual tradition. I have read that "they are the darling of the conservative underground" however, I doubt that they see it that way as they have been pretty public about what they aim to do.

The school is located in beautiful Ann Arbor, once a top rated place to live. I have seen rankings that place them in the top 100 schools out now. The school is only three years old so there are limited clubs and organizations to join. I suppose that I would like to start an intellectual property society chapter there. I have taken a look at the student body that is currently attending, and they look like bright people.

U of Toledo / Re: Hello?
« on: May 20, 2004, 12:08:58 AM »
I might go. I got a full ride. But I'm apprehensive. Why are you going?

Transferring / Re: HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: May 20, 2004, 12:00:17 AM »
That article sounds like good information. The fact that they rarely offer scholarships to transfers has a big impact on my plans. It sounds like not many people try to transfer, and that if you have a good reason and are capable you have a good shot.

Thanks for linking to it!


I would like to know too. I am going to Ave Maria. I want to transfer after the second year to a Berkeley, Stanford, or some other top ten school.
I wonder what can I expect?
Will my 2nd tier first year hurt my chances?
with a 4.0?

Depaul / Re: goin to Depaul
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:28:03 PM »
I was accepted to DePaul. I like the Intellectual Property push by the school, but for now I am going to Ave Maria. I think DePaul sounds like a good school. I would consider going there much more if I had received a full Scholarship.

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