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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which laptops are people buying for fall 2008?
« on: August 09, 2008, 08:36:23 AM »
i just dropped $1100 on a Sony VAIO.  anybody have experience with sony?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Don't sweat it, just go
« on: July 29, 2008, 08:35:38 AM »
people on this board generally seem to concentrate on starting salaries and not what salaries are like 5 or 10 years down the road. by then, the name on your degree matters less, your reputation as a lawyer will count more.

Unfortunately, the bank isn't going to wait for 5 or 10 years before they start wanting their $3000/month loan payments.

Such is the virtue of going to a low tuition public school

NCCU Law '11

What is it?

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.08 GPA/145 LSAT
« on: July 25, 2008, 06:15:39 AM »
nobody answered my question  :( what's a flame?

Somebody who makes sh*t up and posts it because he knows it'll get people fired up.  It often involves so called "lower tier" schools in one fashion or another.  So since I'm attending one of those schools, I try to be on the lookout.

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.08 GPA/145 LSAT
« on: July 23, 2008, 06:26:40 AM »
What makes you think that this is a flame?

Oh come on...

sorry if you're not one, but you gotta admit, it meets the criteria

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.08 GPA/145 LSAT
« on: July 22, 2008, 01:31:31 PM »
Do I smell a flame here?...

That's the median.  The highest of 2006 was 110K, but I don't think one should go to Law School for the money anyway, and especially not to a non-tier 1 with a history of placement in public-government-small firm employment

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.08 GPA/145 LSAT
« on: July 22, 2008, 01:01:43 PM »
Hello all: Based on my GPA/LSAT score where do I have a legitimate chance of being admitted. Just to give some background info about me. I am an African American male who once lived in a homeless shelter and grew up poor. Thanks for any assistance you can provide me.

You're background and stats look tailor-made for the NCCU School of Law.  #1 rated "best value in legal education" by National Jurist and Prelaw Magazine ;D

You'll need to show demonstrable interest in community service to get in with your #'s, but they love "pull yourself up by your bootstrap" stories.

Might want to rethink the Hummer though.  The median starting salary for NCCU grads (the 80% who actually got jobs 9 months post grad) is only about 55K a year

good luck

Oh c'mon!  keep ur chin up, 156 isn't bad.  what is that, like 60th percentile.  Your GPA's high.  What about soft skills?  Work exp?  community service (that wasn't court-ordered :)?

cast a wide net, think outside Ohio if you can.  Write a smokin' good PS.  You'll be surprised what schools you get into (I was, and I had similar #'s to you, with lower GPA)and I bet you'll come up with scholarships at a Toledo-type school or 2.  (Toledo's a good school, BTW).

And with the cost, there's LRAP if you're into PI work

Current Law Students / Re: 1L summer??
« on: June 25, 2008, 10:01:28 AM »
thank you guys for the replies, very appreciated. here's a little more info:

The program is at the Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca. .mx/

Yes, it appears to have affiliations with many undergrad spanish departments in the states.  But one of the programs they have is Spanish for American legal professionals. 

Among other things I'm very interested in PI/immigration/Mexican Law, so I really want to make the most of this, I definitely do not look at it as "play" time, although I do think it would be fun.  I live in a place with quite a burgeoning hispanic population, also

Current Law Students / 1L summer??
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:01:59 AM »
I'm looking into an intensive Spanish immersion for lawyers program in Mexico for my 1L summer. 

general thoughts?

I have a very basic grasp of Spanish, but I'd really like to be functional if not fluent.  For law students and grads out there: 

too big of a sacrifice not to pursue a more conventional internship for my 1L summer?

advice/thoughts appreciated

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