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Law School Admissions / Re: Best in state
« on: June 26, 2008, 08:06:14 AM »
But I do hear they have a heck of a space law program...

Princeton is a festering TTT in decline.

copey- really funny story.  If anyone beats that, well bravo to you.

Law School Admissions / Re: Asking for application fee waivers?
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:33:16 AM »
I am interested in this as well because since I only have 2 real primary choices I am looking at, I probably won't apply to too many more unless it doesn't cost me anything.  I know that if you are eligible for the LSAT fee waiver then you also are eligible for an application fee waiver at U of Kentucky.  Anyone who knows more about this, please let us know.

Law School Admissions / Re: Best in state
« on: June 25, 2008, 07:04:43 AM »
Just realized I accidentally double posted this thread... let's just use this one and let the other one sink.

Law School Admissions / Best in state
« on: June 25, 2008, 06:14:24 AM »
This is similar to my other thread (your top 5), but it is different enough that it deserves its own thread.  This is a way for us to kind of expand our perceptional horizon- what you do is this: list the top 3/4/however many schools in your state and rank them.  Don't rank them by US News or Leiter or anything like that.  Rank them as you see them- definately take into account factors such as price, quality, and general perception throughout the state.  Many people are indicating that they have a national preference- it is important that we know a school's perception within that school's state.

I'll start, and since my state only has three law schools, that is all I will look at.

State: Kentucky

1. University of Kentucky
Most lawyers I know have a degree from UK.  Blame it on the size, blame it on the basketball team, blame it on whatever you want- UK means more than any other school here in Kentucky.  While it is the most expensive of the 3 law schools (not by much), it really seems that you get the most bang for your buck here.

2. University of Louisville
Barely- U of L was almost third.  Louisville's a really nice city too- lots of culture and tradition, and a really good pie shop.  It's just that, when you go to Louisville, most people in the state assume that it is because you can't get into UK.  Is it fair?  Probably not... but anywhere outside of Louisville (and maybe inside as well), a UK degree will beat a U of L degree.

3. Northern Kentucky University
This is an odd ball school.  I don't know a whole lot about the actual academics of the school, but I do know that they have a bad reputation within the state, so I imagine they have no reputation outside of the state.  Also, the campus is a mess... really ugly place that is nicknamed the "concrete jungle".  There is a plus, and it is a pretty huge one- the median LSAT is very low, and NKU is very generous.  In fact, around a third of the students there are receiving full rides.

Now it is your turn- list your state.  If your state has already been listed, list it anyway; different opinions are both accepted and encouraged.

Law School Admissions / Re: Your Top Five
« on: June 24, 2008, 03:34:58 PM »
Kinda lame that you go to EKU, Eastern- haha, just joking... I know so many people that go to Eastern, and I really think the two schools run parallel to each other in a lot of ways (Eastern and Western I mean).

Hopefully we will both reach our goals (I am hoping for upper-160s) and we may end up being in the same class at UK.

I would suggest the prison, but the lighting is not quite up to par with typical LSAT suggestions.  Instead, I would recommend a bank that is getting ready to be robbed- everyone is generally unprepared and has no idea what to do and by the end, most everyone will have thrown their hands up in helplessness.

Law School Admissions / Re: a very non-traditional student
« on: June 24, 2008, 08:53:31 AM »
Take this for what its worth because I am just making a pretty uninformed guess, but what I seem to be noticing is that admissions at most bigger colleges have a very liberal bend to them- in other words, any diversity you can bring to the table seems to work as a positive in their eyes.  So..... if I had to guess, I doubt they will hold it against you- just pretty it up and make it sound like a situation where you have had to overcome something (which you have it sounds like).

Law School Admissions / Re: Your Top Five
« on: June 24, 2008, 08:49:36 AM »
I find it very interesting to see how some of the posters have a very geographical inclination (like myself) while others are the opposite and don't seem to mind moving.  Just a comment- I'm glad that everyone seems to be enjoying this thread.

Law School Admissions / Your Top Five
« on: June 23, 2008, 06:39:00 PM »
A lot of us on here are at kind of a stand still, either awaiting acceptance, awaiting August classes, or awaiting (dreading?) the all-powerful LSAT scores.  This is a way for us to learn more about each other and kill time.

Here's what you do- list your undergrad university, then list your top five schools.  Don't list your dream schools- list what is currently your realistic top five list with an explanation of why it is where it is.  I'll go first.

Undergrad: Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)

Top Five:

1. U of Kentucky- best school in the state, very affordable, I think I can pull down some good scholarships

2. Vanderbilt U- best school in area, I love Nashville/ Bowling Green area, places well everywhere, probably too expensive without some great aid

3. Duke U- great reputation, beautiful area, very selective and way outside of my budget, a little (lot) far from home

4. U of Louisville- close to home, nice city that I could see myself in, not a great reputation, inferior to UK

5. Northern Kentucky U- very cheap, could probably get a full ride plus big big money, lousy school, terrible campus

Hopefully this will catch on and we can learn a little more about each other.

edit: I knew they were VU and DU... just forgot :-\

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