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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Same undergrad and law school?
« on: December 27, 2008, 07:29:54 PM »
Thanks to those of you who posted helpful comments.  Since I'm really not sure where I would like to live after graduating, it's difficult for me to make my decision based solely on location.  That's why I was asking if going to a (to avoid any future rants I will say higher-ranked rather than better) school would be better for me.  Although the impression I get from reading other posts is that schools ranked below T-14 and above #50 all give you about the same chance of finding a job outside that area. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Same undergrad and law school?
« on: December 21, 2008, 06:56:25 PM »
I'm sure this question has been asked several times on this forum before - but I'm being lazy and asking it for myself.  Feel free to point me in the direction of any previous posts...   How terrible is it to get your undergraduate and law degrees from the same institution?  I graduated from the University of Florida, and was accepted to the law school as well.  I have also been accepted to much better schools (Iowa for example)and hope to be accepted to several other higher-ranked schools, but staying here in Gainesville and going to UF would save me, I believe the correct term would be, "oodles" of money, not to mention all the stresses of moving, etc.  However, I don't want to limit myself in terms of job prospects by getting my degree from the same school, not to mention a lower-ranked school.  Does the higher rank and different school outweigh the amount of money I would save?

Law School Admissions / Resume
« on: July 23, 2008, 05:31:23 PM »
I have a lot of different jobs that I worked while in college (5), and I'm wondering how many of them I should put on my resume to include with my applications. One of the jobs is my current one, and I have been working there since June 2006 (bank teller manager).  The others include: 1. a clothing store from Nov. '05 - June '06, 2. Subway from Aug '03 - May '04 and from April '05 - Oct. '05 (yes I worked there at two different times), 3. A restaurant from Aug. '04 - Dec. '04, and 4. I was a tennis instructor at a country club only during the summers from June '02 - Aug. '04.  I actually do have more jobs, but they are definitely not worth listing.  In addition, I worked in a psychology laboratory from Sept. '05 until May '07. I started college in '03 and graduated in '07.  Sorry if that was too much information, I just want you to understand that the jobs I have to list are not great, and have nothing to do with law.  Should I list all of them to show that I did work during my entire undergraduate career, or should I simply list the last three jobs?  I'm not sure if it's better to make sure they know I always worked while I was in school, even if the jobs were not so glamorous, or to make my resume nice and neat, and only highlight the last few jobs and my volunteer work in the psych lab.  Also, I really don't have many extracurriculars, I played for the univ. tennis club all four years, and was in a national honor fraternity.  Not sure if I should list these either since they will be on the application.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Law School Admissions / Re: Fall 2009 Applications?
« on: May 31, 2008, 08:58:30 PM »
They really don't make anything available before then? - darn.  Thanks for the answer though!

Law School Admissions / Fall 2009 Applications?
« on: May 31, 2008, 08:18:17 PM »
Can anyone give me a hint as to when the Fall 2009 applications will be made available on LSAC?

Thanks everyone - I've got a better feel now for transferring. The first impression I got from some people I talked to was that transferring was a pretty common/easy thing.  But if it's more of a long shot, then my idea is pretty much crap.  I highly doubt I will be getting into any T14 schools with my numbers (my undergrad was at Univ. of Florida by the way), so my dilemma will most likely end up being deciding between a higher-ranked (non T14) T1 with no money vs. a lower-ranked T1 or T2 that will give me some money.  I guess I will just have to wait and see where I'm accepted, and then I can join the "Which school should I pick??" discussions on this forum.  :)

I am planning to apply to law schools for the Fall 2009 class, and I'd like some other opinions on a thought of mine.  I have a 3.78 GPA and I got a 162 on the LSAT - both are okay, but not outstanding.  I have gotten many emails and pamphlets about how I may qualify for scholarships at less prestigious schools, as I'm sure everyone on here has.  I have been wondering if it may be worth it to take a scholarship at at worse school for my first year if I don't get into a great school outright, do very well, and then attempt to transfer to a better school for the next two years.  This would save me a lot of money, but I'm not sure if this would at all help me to get into a better school in the end.  Has anybody tried this at all or have any thoughts on the idea? 

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