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That link I posted also shows the precentage of each class that clerked after  3L.  I don't think it differentiates between state and federal programs.  I'm interning in Federal court now and the judges I've asked here say they pick clerks based on their resume, GPA, and writing sample, what school they went to is often not a factor unless they hadn't heard of it.  The federal judiciary is filled with judges from every school and so they understand that not every good applicant went to HYorS. In fact, the judge I work for now went to Stetson.  That being said, the numbers show that a larger precentage of students from prestige schools land clerkships. 
Cool. Thanks for the advise. I'd really like to see something specifically geared towards federal, but what was really helpful.

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Studying for the LSAT / Timed v. Untimed Tests
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:22:42 PM »
Ok so I've read both Bibles and am now finished with summer classes (thank God!). Well I'm getting some contradictory advise about LSAT studying. Should I do mostly timed or untimed test? I realize that there needs to be some sort of balance, but some posters here give me the idea that its better to do MOSTLY untimed tests.  Any advise would be great.  :)

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Does anybody know a good place to look at clerkship prospects? That really is my dream post-grad job. Specifically, I'd like to see something that shows what school place where i.e. Chi places approximately x many clerks in y circuit court in a given year. Thanks.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&L 1L Taking Questions
« on: July 16, 2008, 09:27:12 PM »
*bump* to an awesome thread.
I know W%L is in the mountain, what are the hiking trails like? Is it Lex the type of place you can start hiking and go on for miles?
Also, I'm looking for a good idea on clerkship opportunities post-ls. Do you know what clerkships are like on the federal level? Any good CoA clerkships?

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Law School Admissions / Re: applying to law school
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:17:37 PM »
But what about my transcript?
In October it will not be complete. It will only be complete in May. So when should I send in the application in order to be admitted for September?
You just send in the incomplete transcript. It's just like undergrad: you give the school your transcript through your junior year. If you're waitlisted or something, you can send an updated one with fall grades. Then, give your final transcript to the school you accept.

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Hi,
didn't read the entire thread but I'm curious about the quarter system at UoC. Do you find it annoying or beneficial? I'm going to a quarter UG and I don't particularly like the way the schedule works. Do you find yourself wishing for a semester school?

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Law School Admissions / Re: repeat course: speceial circumstance
« on: July 08, 2008, 03:21:47 PM »
From what I understand, LSAC counts both grades from repeat courses. But my circumstance is a bit weird. Freshman year I took 1st year latin and got strait As. Well, there was a schedualing conflict the following fall and I ended up not taking Latin all that year. When I signed up for 200-level latin my junior year, I realized I forgot everything. So I went back retook my 100-level classes (getting all As again). So my question is, will i now have 2 years' worth of As on my LSDAS GPA? I'm also wondering if I should talk to my school at all because they're being very strange with the whole calculating the repeat into my GPA thing, or does that not matter to LSDAS at all?
1. I honestly didn't think of it
2. From what it looks like the repeat is actualy helping me GPAwise so it's win-win

As far as I know, as long as your school has it on your transcript as a grade, it counts.  Why didn't you audit it? 

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Law School Admissions / repeat course: speceial circumstance
« on: July 08, 2008, 03:04:52 PM »
From what I understand, LSAC counts both grades from repeat courses. But my circumstance is a bit weird. Freshman year I took 1st year latin and got strait As. Well, there was a schedualing conflict the following fall and I ended up not taking Latin all that year. When I signed up for 200-level latin my junior year, I realized I forgot everything. So I went back retook my 100-level classes (getting all As again). So my question is, will i now have 2 years' worth of As on my LSDAS GPA? I'm also wondering if I should talk to my school at all because they're being very strange with the whole calculating the repeat into my GPA thing, or does that not matter to LSDAS at all?

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Law School Admissions / Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« on: July 08, 2008, 02:56:08 PM »
JeNeSaisLaw, thank you so much for making that clear.  But would taking CC classes negatively influence my admissions process? Would adcom look at me and say "This kid clearly was trying to inflate his gpa so lets put him in the bottom of the stack." or would they not care at all? Should I write an addendum explaining my interest in art as a reason for taking summer classes?

Thanks alot.

absolutely not. its fine if you want to take the cc classes. law schools dont care. writting an addendum will hurt you because it will make them wonder why you REALLY took the classes. Grade boosting is much worse if you make it obvious that you did it.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 08, 2008, 02:48:37 PM »
ignore it, Julie's a bit strange...

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