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Law School Applications / Double Major
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:47:35 PM »
Another soft question....

How do schools look at double majors?  I will be graduating with both a B.A. and a B.S.  Is this only another soft, or when adcoms are looking at GPA will this be a factor? 

I had a couple questions on how various law schools will view these activities.

I have recently been accepted into a Congressional Fellowship program, and everything sounds like it will be pretty exciting and worthwhile experience while I am in D.C.  What I was wondering is, how is this E.C. viewed by law schools.  I know it is just a soft, but I could imagine that schools in D.C. get this kind of stuff all the time.  Would midwest schools or schools out west value this experience more? less?

Also I have been interning with a firm in chicago for the past three summers.  I have worked about 4 months each time, and have logged in more meaningful minutes every time I have come back.  Do schools only value this as another soft?  Or will some see this as legitimate work experience.  Technically I have worked for over a year for this firm, just not in one lump sum.  How will they view this?  Thanks the help and input!

Studying for the LSAT / Congressional Fellowship
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:12:54 PM »
I was recently accepted into a Congressional Fellowship Program through my school.  Everything sounds awesome, and I am ready to get out to D.C. for a few months starting in September.

I will be working with a senate commitee, and I just wanted to know what this brings to the table for various law schools.  I understand it will only be another soft factor, but does it hold any clout at different schools?  I could imagine that many D.C. area law schools get these kind of e.c.'s all the time, but being from the midwest, would schools in the chicago area value this more? less?  Thanks for any help.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Environmental Law - Where to Go?
« on: July 01, 2008, 04:00:23 PM »
Would it be better for someone to attend a school like Vermont or Oregon, or a top tier school if they were intent on studying enviro law. 

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BOD Round 1 Results
« on: June 27, 2008, 11:43:43 AM »
No love for DePaul law school either i See

Law School Applications / How many apps is too much?
« on: June 18, 2008, 03:12:52 PM »
It seems that some people get carried away with the number of schools they apply to.  Ten seems reasonable, maybe a few more, but when someone is applying to more than 16, 17 schools, that seems rediculous. 

As you apply to more schools I would think that the quality of apps would go down. Granted, it does get easier to apply the more apps you do. Also, applying to 16+ schools tells me that the person has not really determined what they want out of law school.  I would think that out of that relatively large number of schools, at least two or three are significantly different as far as atmosphere, curriculum, specialty, location, etc.


Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Illinois Law Schools
« on: June 02, 2008, 11:18:25 AM »
I would not consider ND, otherwise you have to consider UMICH, Madison, Wash U, Iowa, just does not work for me. 

Granted ND is the closest of all of those, Madison and Iowa are only a couple hours away from the Chicago area.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Illinois Law Schools
« on: June 01, 2008, 08:01:24 PM »
Kidding aside:

U Chi - Still gets the number one bid, even though Hyde Park just does not cut it for me.
NU - Maybe on the rise, and a definite elite school that welcomes all with work experience.

UIUC - Not an elite, but pretty close.  Have to deal with living in Urbana-Champaign for three years though
Loyola - In front of Kent, career services do an excellent job placing students, and just as good alumni network.
Kent - Glad it is not connected with the main campus
DePaul - Still can get into some big time chicago firms with a DePaul degree

John Marshall - Have got to work hard, but the job prospects are there.  Plenty of students who do well in the first year, end up at NU/UC.
NIU - Gets the nod over SIUC simply because of proximity to Chicago.
SIUC - Smoke em if yah got em.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Top Environmental Law Schools
« on: May 29, 2008, 12:13:48 PM »
Thanks for the help,

I think I will have to apply to a range of schools, as I do not have the knowledge of enviro law to commit myself to an "enviro only" school just yet. 

Where should I go next fall? / Top Environmental Law Schools
« on: May 27, 2008, 02:47:25 PM »
If I am interested in practicing Enviro Law, but it appears that my numbers should get me into into some top 20 if not T14 law schools, would I be wise to consider schools such as Vermont, Oregon, Utah, when applying? Also, what are other top enviro progams? What do they consider when a school is designated as having a top program?

Thanks for the help!

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