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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BOD Round 1 Results
« on: June 27, 2008, 08:43:43 AM »
No love for DePaul law school either i See

Law School Admissions / How many apps is too much?
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:12:52 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.


Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Illinois Law Schools
« on: June 02, 2008, 08:18:25 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.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Illinois Law Schools
« on: June 01, 2008, 05:01:24 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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top Environmental Law Schools
« on: May 29, 2008, 09:13:48 AM »
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. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Top Environmental Law Schools
« on: May 27, 2008, 11:47:25 AM »
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!

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.76/168
« on: May 22, 2008, 11:35:19 AM »
UC Berk or Michigan? What do you guys think?  I'd like to here everyone's opinion ranging from career prospects, to campus feel, atmosphere, etc....

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.76/168
« on: May 18, 2008, 05:11:02 PM »
Alright Thanks

Law School Admissions / LOR's help needed...
« on: May 14, 2008, 03:34:22 PM »
So how did you guys handle LOR's for multiple schools.  For example I will be applying to about 8-12 schools, and the average number of recomendations seems to be 2.  How many recomenders did you guys use, and did you vary them from school to school?

 This seems to be the part where there is a lot of lag time in getting it done and turned in, so I just wanted to know the best approach.  I probably have 3 profs., maybe 4 who could write a significant LOR, so should I use them all, or focus on 2 that will write more generic letters to all schools?

Thanks for your input.

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.76/168
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:06:42 AM »
I have a question about UMICH.  I applied there as an undergrad and was waitlisted.  Would law schools take this into account in any way, shape, or form when evaluating my law school app(in a negative or positive light)?  Thanks.

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