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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: South Carolina ASD....
« on: March 23, 2007, 09:23:14 AM »
Has anyone seen South Carolina and Mercer?

I would love some sort of compare and contrast on the two schools.  I feel like the only reason to go to Mercer over South Carolina is the rating, but if the facilities at South Carolina are just...ok, it gives me something to think about.

I still think given my situation I would lean toward South Carolina for law school, but there really is just a dearth of information available on LSD which bothers me just a tad.

My dad was planning on getting near Columbia, and he said the city and the campus was absolutely beautiful.  That is a lot more positive than what I have heard about Macon, GA where Mercer is.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: South Carolina ASD....
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:46:35 PM »
Really?

I would have guessed if a state had only one law school they would have some pretty impressive facilities.  If I got in its between this and Mercer...I wonder if Mercer has more impressive facilities.

Mercer is rated higher, but honestly...the difference between 87 and 97 can't be that big of a deal.

Thanks for the info on South Carolina!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: under age car rental fees?
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:13:25 PM »
I just rented a car from enterprise and it was something like $15 a day, you can book on orbitz, which may help.

BTW...I rented a cobalt...I think it drove more like a turd sandwich more than a regular turd...it would have a hard time beating a rascal up any hill...

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: South Carolina ASD....
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:06:03 PM »
Why don't we hear much about South Carolina.  I haven't gotten anything from South Carolina yet, but I'm hoping to get in, I also got into Miami, but honestly...it's Miami...not my cup of tea.

Anyone have any information on South Carolina, such as first hand experience?

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Master of the Custodial Arts...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Add a number
« on: December 19, 2006, 04:39:03 PM »
Niner

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Just something to keep in mind for those looking to apply to top14 because of the drop in apps; they don't experience the same drop in apps that other schools see.  Last year I remember being excited that apps were down, but remember reading somewhere that it really doesn't affect the top14 all that much and their standards stay pretty consistent.  It's the other 170+ schools that see the real effects of a decrease in applications.  It is true what people are saying about the economy as applies to not only law school, grad schools in general experience increases in applications when the economy is bad, and vice versa.

As far as the new LSAT policy, how many people have you talked to that even know about the rule, I have personally had to tell just about everyone I knew about this because they had no clue that it was happening.  So more to the point, they just found out...how many people really are going to take the LSAT in February.  The February test is essentially useless as most applicants get responses back from schools before they even get scores back from the test.  The only people it helps is when you are placed on a waitlist.

Last note, how many of you would actually take the LSAT again?  I know most people are never happy with their scores, but decide that they never want to put themselves through that stress again...something everyone here can understand!  According to Deloggio only 18% of people retake the LSAT a second time and then I think I remember reading only 4% take it a third time.

This is a perfect time to apply to schools for LSD'ers as we knew about the rule and the changes well before the general public, and many of us have been able to take advantage of it by taking the October and December exams to increase our previous scores.

Apps are down, no one really knew about the new LSAC rule till it was too late, and the economy is good.  It is the best time in quite a few years to be an applicant to law school.


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Law School Applications / Re: Length of resume for applications?
« on: October 04, 2005, 05:05:33 PM »
Unless you have had graduate school it really should stay to one page.  It's well past time to lose the jobs that have no relevance from high school like...mowed neighbors lawn.  The other way to keep it down to a page is to include references on a seperate page and put something along the lines of "will provide references upon request..." on the bottom of the resume.  Then when you actually do go to the interview just make sure to bring a copy or two of your references just incase they do ask for it.  This is completely opinion, but some see more than one page as a waste of time and someone who really does not know how to make a resume.  Like I said there are exceptions...graduate school...EXTENSIVE experience in the field...blah blah blah.

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