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good question

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General Board / Re: Did anyone think LEEWs was a waste of money?
« on: April 30, 2005, 08:35:08 PM »
Alright - I guess I'm going to have to get it too...

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General Board / Re: law school depression
« on: April 27, 2005, 10:43:53 PM »
tagging this thread

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Transferring / Re: transfer by tier
« on: April 27, 2005, 08:48:27 PM »
Any reason why you want to transfer??? Are you at Suffolk?? Is it easy??

I am in a similar situation to you.  My numbers are 3.82/155:
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=BAFF213

I was kind of shocked that I got rejected at Northeastern, especially considering I was wait listed at UConn and William and Mary.

I'm not at Suffolk, I'm at UMass Amherst, though I recently put my deposit down at Suffolk.

I guess the reason for my desire to go to a top school is the same as everyone elses (prestige, job opportunities, $, etc.). I also am pretty disappointed with my LSAT score and I know I could have done better.  I want to retake the LSAT and reapply next year but I also want to go straight in, so I will probably just go straight in and hope to transfer.

Is it easy??

As I said, I'm not at Suffolk, but I doubt it's easy.  It was recently ranked as one of the top 10 most competitive law schools in the country (#4):
http://www.princetonreview.com/law/research/rankings/rankingDetails.asp?TopicID=4

What is your opinion of Northeastern??

Northeastern seems good.  I probably would have put my seat deposit down there rather than Suffolk if I had gotten in - mostly just based on ranking though.  However, I plan on working in Boston and I really don't think there is much of a difference in the repututation of the two schools, at least in the Boston area.

Also, check out these two threads that I started on Suffolk:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,31504.0.html

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,32187.0.html

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1L job search / Re: Where do you stand with your job search?
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:28:29 PM »
You working in Tampa?

I will be working at a corporate law firm with about 30 lawyers. I am also happy about returning to and working in my home town.

Congrats!  I feel the same way.  When I first left for law school, I never thought I would want to return home for work, but now I couldn't be happier.  The only thing that sucks about my summer job is that I will be living at home and will have to commute about 40 minutes each way to work.

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Transferring / Re: transfer by tier
« on: April 25, 2005, 10:35:08 PM »
If I go to Suffolk and place in the top 10% of my class in 1L, do I have a shot at a top 30 school like BC?  Suffolk's Tier 4 but it has a good rep in Boston, and it's highly competitive.  I'm assuming I could transfer up to a good school in Boston, but it would be less likely for a school outside of Boston.

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General Board / Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« on: April 25, 2005, 10:32:33 PM »
good advice

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General Board / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: April 25, 2005, 08:16:13 PM »
tag

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Connecticut / Re: No one has anything to say about UConn???
« on: April 24, 2005, 11:14:12 PM »
What are your numbers?

were you on the wait list, or just hadn't heard yet?

I was on the WL for FT Day, but I already had known that I had gotten in the PT Evening Division. 



Have you all looked into housing already?  I can't head up to poke around campus for another 2-3 weekends, but I saw some good spots listed already on craigslist.com.

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Suffolk / Re: Any Suffolk Students out there?
« on: April 24, 2005, 11:45:44 AM »
I recently put my seat deposit down at Suffolk and would like to hear any feedback about it or know if anyone else is attending. I will also put in my two cents on this question posed above:

Suffolk is generally well-regarded in the Boston area. However, its reputation does not really carry anywhere outside of Boston.  So, if you plan on working in CA, for example, your job prospects will be limited unless you place in the top 10% of the class.  If you plan on working in Boston, you should have ample (decent) job opportunities in the Boston area, as long as you do reasonably well at the school.

It is true that you are next in line after BC, BU, and possibly Northeastern when trying to get a job out of Suffolk. On the other hand, there are Suffolk alumni in top positions all over the Boston area, and top firms/employers recruit from Suffolk regularly (they will most likely be looking for the top students).  As a result, Suffolk is very competitive (or at least it is known to be, I don't know the truth of this yet).

It really depends on what your goal is (i.e. where do you want to work upon graduation).  If you want to go for the "prestigious" large firm job, you do have that opportunity, but it won't be as easy to get one as if you were at the other schools in the city.  If you want to work for the government, I'd assume that would be easier (e.g. the DA's office).

In addition, I'd like to add that I was very impressed by Suffolk's facilities - they were extremely nice.  I know this is not everything, but there is an argument to be made that you will essentially be living at the law school you chose because you are spending so much time there.  I think this is true and I want to have a nice, comfortable (and even aesthetically-pleasing), environment/facilities/atmosphere in which to learn the law.  I think this type of atmosphere will help to facilitate my learning to some extent and to at least make it a more enjoyable experience.

What are the job prospects like at Suffolk?  It was one of my first acceptances, but I have not considered it because the way the prelaw board makes it sound, it is competing with so many other schools for the Boston market that there are few jobs left.

Can you demystify this for me?

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