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Hey!! I feel your pain trust me! My numbers were bad 3 years ago (check out my old school lsn profile)
  I got into both program.. U can do both, sign up for cooley, and do the ammple program, if you don't get into ammple, you start cooley...
   Other schools you apply to are on my list from my lsn profile, you should apply to all the ones I got into. Do not give up! Cooley can open the doors to a law degree the rest of up to you once you enter those doors.
   I interviewed with an attorney who went to cooley, he now makes close to a million a year and has a very sucessful personal injury firm.
   Also cooley has like 40 people transfer out... You can be one of those 40 to tranfer to alocation that is better for you. I moved to Indiana for two years! I am not a midwesterner! This year I got published by a law review, and  I am now visiting Villanova for my last year and starting this May (1 week after I graduate from my J.D program) i'm getting my LL.M in trial advocacy at Temple Law... You can do it! I did it! You just have to fight! I wish you the best.. Don't let the haters on here get you down!
   GO FOR IT!!! hit me up if you got questions! good luck!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American or Villanova?
« on: January 17, 2009, 09:39:01 AM »
If you want to work in Philly go to Villanova, if you want to work in D.C go to American. Both schools have a solid alumni network, I can only say how strong Villanova has b/c i'm currently there. I'm sure American has a strong one in D.C though... Villanova has a strong collegial environment, i'v been to two bbal games this year so far! haha
   But in the end... you decide where you want to practice. If you were going to boston, you may want to try a boston school, but if not, Nova "may" be better b/c it is closer.
  Also you may want to check out the schools IP programs. That could help aid your decison also. First Location, second IP programs.
      Good luck.. they are both great choices to have!

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 Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 06, 2009, 11:25:24 AM »
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

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.1/163
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:41:03 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??

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.1/163
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:06:37 AM »
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!!

Current Law Students / Re: getting f's in law school...
« on: December 19, 2008, 09:58:24 PM »
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, 09:13:44 AM »
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! 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Thoughts on Villanova
« on: October 08, 2008, 01:44:03 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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Thoughts on Villanova
« on: October 08, 2008, 01:00:25 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.

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