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Wow... so now US NEWS is going to rank PT law programs?? wow... that is going to make it even harder on incomming students. PT evening programs were great b/c they would allow admissions to select students who they personally thought would be a good fit for the school even if they had lower than normal incoming stats. So they would put them in the pt program, this way they would duck the US NEWS rankings... now since there are PT rankings they can not duck them anymore.
   I don't think it will make that much a differnce in how prospective students select schools, b/c most students will go by the original rankings of the school, which i think may carry more weight overall than the PT ranking. Especially if a student decides to move into full time after their first year. In the end, i think all these rankings are getting rediculous!! lol soon they will start ranking the bathroom stalls and water foutains!! lol

Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 06, 2009, 02:25:24 PM »
Wow this seems like such a long time ago! Perfect time to start law school with this economy... Hopefully you will all by pass it while in school. Being a graduating 3L can be terrifying for some this year. I wish you all good luck... I am glad I attended law school. The information I have learned has been both interesting and useful. - Ciao

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.1/163
« on: December 30, 2008, 04:41:03 PM »

Yo Matthies....long time no talk!! How are things going with you?!! U graduating this year?? I hopefully am!! Happy New Year!!

Yea 3 credits left, glad to be done, you lking Villanova?

3??!! wow! that is great! I got a full 15 left but remember I started out Part time and to make it up, i studied abroad for 6 credits plus I took 18 credits last Spring. haha I like Nova a lot. It is good to be back home. My hometown is only 10min away from Villanova. I'm currently interviewing around hoping something will pan out, I may also go back to get an LL.M part time b/c I want to work too. Do you know where you want to practice and in what??

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.1/163
« on: December 30, 2008, 02:06:37 PM »
wow... I wish I had your LSAT... 3/4 years ago, i would have given you my 3.6 GPA just for some of your LSAT!! haha anyway... I would shoot higher if I was you... It is a world of LSATS out there... Although you GPA does hurt a little, you can explain it off in an addendum discussing the theory that you started college wanting to be a Doctor, but after taking Chem and Bio, you realized it was not truly your passion....

hummm... now your schools... (which I have extensive knowledge about... I applied to just about everyone, and am currently a visiting 3L at Villanova)

 * Duquesne University----You are a definite plus scholarship.. so if you looking for a ride, this school will hook you up.
    * Florida State University--- You should get in
    * George Mason University---You may get in... You may get waitlisted first
    * Loyola Marymount University--- You should get into the school...
    * Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden--- You will get in.
    * Stetson University--- You definitely will get in, plus $$$
    * Temple University (Beasley)--- You should get into the school
    * University of Florida---- You may get in but may not also... close call
    * Villanova University--- You should get in to the school

Solid numbers!! Go for it... Also add Pitt Law like the above poster, and more schools like U of Miami, Drexel would hook you up too.

Yo Matthies....long time no talk!! How are things going with you?!! U graduating this year?? I hopefully am!! Happy New Year!!

General Board / Re: getting f's in law school...
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:58:24 AM »
I go to a good school where in a past property exam a professor gave *4* D's.  So i definitely tihnk its possible...

but do you really think you'll be *less* employable with f's on your transcript then without a law degree?

Probably not...especially if they're all the same term and you can give a good sympathetic explanation. 

   Wow 4 D's at Georgetown??!! Wow.. I guess that is why my professor has no problems telling the class that he has actually failed someone before and hands out lower than C's like Candy...haha (he is a Georgetown alumni)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I Screwed Up
« on: December 06, 2008, 12:13:44 PM »
Do not jump out the window. I'm sorry to hear what happened to you this morning. It happens, fight on. My recomendation is call the schools to see how long they accept LSAT scores. If they will accept your February score in March, then apply anyway... Worst case senario is that you do not get into those schools, but have a solid score whereas if you use that score to apply for next year's cycle you can get accepted. Each year is different, so just b/c you didn't  get accepted this year does not mean you won't next year, especially if you fall within that schools' range of scores. If you didn't get in, ask if it was b/c you applied late and if you would have had a better chance to get in if you applied early.

Also you need to ask yourself if you would go to a lower ranked school. A 164 would get you into some solid high Tier 2's like ohhh Villanova, Indylaw and Temple, you may even still have a shot at the schools you applied to, Seton Hall, Rutgers especially...
 Like I said call the school and ask them... of course it would be better to wait till next year to be first on the admission list, but if you really want to start next fall, just apply... and take the exam and see what happens. Don't expect to get in this b/c when you do... it will be that much sweeter.. Good luck... I'm graduating this year!! YEAAAA! 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on Villanova
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:44:03 PM »
Yeah, I live in Michigan, but I'm not staying here. I lived in NY for 11 years so I could live in the Great Lakes region or move east, I like them both. I like Chicago, Indy, Cleveland, Philly, I've spent time in all of them and I could live in any of them. Basically, I'm going to try my luck and Indiana-B and UW-Madison, and after that I'll see who makes me the better offer, Case, Nova, Pitt, Idy etc. and go there. Or, at least that's my plan at the moment.   

Sounds like a great plan... Good luck with your LSAT results... I'm sure you did fine.. Let me know if you have any more questions about either Villanova or IUINDY.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on Villanova
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:00:25 PM »
Thanks for the info. I see that you are from IU-Indy originally, what's it like there?

Indiana is great!! I see you are from the Midwest. Do you plan on working the midwest?? Thenyou should really try to go to a midwest school.
  Indylaw is the ONLY law school in Indianapolis, it has a monopoly on the city, if you were from Indy and or wanted to move there INDYLAW should be your top choice. haha
   The school is brandnew, and the facilities are great. They give out decent scholarships also! It is doing better and bettter each year. The only reason I left was b/c I'm an east coaster and wanted to work in philly. You will notice that it is easier to go to a school in the midwest if you are from out of state b/c 1. they want to nationalize their rep and 2. the east coast cities are saturated with law schools and lawyers and law students who want to live nad work in the east coast.
  So.. From your list of schools, if you want to live and work in the midwest you should choose a midwest school. If you want to stay in MI, then you should go to a MI school. We have a decent amount of MI students at INDY, but most are from IN & ILL.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on Villanova
« on: October 07, 2008, 01:41:54 PM »
I like Villanova. I am a 3L visiting student here. I went to law school for my first two years in Indiana, but am from eastern PA philly area. I am glad I came back and chose to come here instead of Temple. Temple although is cheaper would be more burdonsome on me since I would have to live in the city. Don't get me wrong I like the city, just not the part where Temple is. If I want to go to the city, i can take the train straight from villanova. It is not far at all. Villanova is only around 10miles or so from the city and there is no hassel in taking the train.

I predict that the school is going to do a lot better in the next year or so. It is buiding a brand new building and that alone is going to attract more people to the school. Once the school is fully built, Villanova will have the newest and most up to date facilities.
  Their numbers have grown stronger each year with this year's average incomming LSAT being 162. Students from ALL over the country and from good schools come here. We have students from Harvard, Yale, Penn undergrads. Also the alumni is really really strong. If you want to work in corporate philly Villanova is a great choice to make. Temple is known as the litigation school and Villanova the corporate law school. Villanova has a tax program that is renowned. The name of the school as a whole I think carries more weight also, I guess that is b/c it is private. It also is known for its good baball team. haha
   Students live all over, they live near the school in Delaware County, or in the city and take the train or a neighboring county. Also 70% of the class at Villanova are from out of state, so that shows how well renouned the school is nationally.
   Also there is private parking for law students which is a huge plus for me, since my law school in Indiana would make us fight with the undergrad for spots.
   Seriously there are just too many school in the philly area, with drexel popping up. But among the top schools in the area will be Villanova. The east coast is an incredible place to practice, there are so many opportunties here. IF you can get into Villanova, you will have some great opportunites. There are Villanova grads from all over. Visiting this school for my final year and comming back home has done nothing but helped me, I'm able to network where I plan on working and attend all the the villanova career job fair functions. I'm just glad this is my last year of all this text book *&^%. haha
    If your from PA and want to stay in philly, it is logical to choose temple for the instate tution. Other than that, I would choose Villanova for every other reason. I just think the name carries more weight over all nationally than temple does.
     Good luck to you ALL this cycle. :)

Law School Applications / Re: serious misdemeanors
« on: August 14, 2008, 07:56:14 PM »
I'd have to agree with the apprendice girl (too bad she isn't at Villanova anymore..haha) ...Anyway write a short addendum... I see tons of students with records in law schools. And those are the student that actually do share.. i'm sure there are others my class that don't talk about their past offenses. Explain it, and show remorse and change.

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