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I'll echo the post above... there is a lot to be said for being debt-free.

Law School Admissions / Re: When do LSATs go stale?
« on: April 10, 2009, 04:54:47 AM »
When you don't fasten the seal tight enough.  ;D

EDIT: Re-read your post, and it looks as though you were asking not when an LSAT doesn't count anymore, but rather would it look bad if you took time off but kept the old score.  I doubt that it would- they will still report the numbers, so it shouldn't matter to the school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: LSU (free) v. Tulane ($20k)
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:41:19 AM »
I would consider going to LSU over Tulane if the both would cost the same... LSU has much more name recognition (granted, this is partially due to sports performance).

BTW, botbot, I checked out your site today, and I approve.  Very cool.

Law School Admissions / Re: Joint Degrees - M.A. in Philosophy
« on: April 06, 2009, 10:31:25 AM »
Different schools have different options.  A typical JD/MA program consists of four years, three of which are dedicated to law and one of which is dedicated to whatever the joint degree is.  That one year can usually either be completed either your first or second year- in other words, the last two years will pretty much always be your 2L and 3L years.  It makes more sense to get the odd year out of the way first... that way, you will know your section for the entire 3 law years and not be a year behind everyone that you know.

Just out of curiosity, what interests you about this particular joint degree program?  I can see the benefits of a JD/ MBA, but I honestly cannot see any advantage a lawyer may have from picking up a graduate degree in Philosophy.  I am not trying to give you a hard time at all- I'm just curious as to the benefit this degree would offer.

I'm rude?  Maybe...

Still, you wouldn't go to a political message board and start up a thread over who should be the starting QB for the Broncos... it is a fine question, but the board wouldn't be the right audience to answer it.  By the very definition of this board's title (Soon-to-be 1Ls), we have not yet begun law school.

I apologize for the tone of my earlier post... but the headings are there for a reason.

You are either:

A) On the wrong board- there is a board for current 1Ls.  This is not it.


B) A confused pre-gunner who has not taken heed to the constant "you can't prepare for law school" advice administered by... well everyone.

If the answer is A, you can go back to the main LSD page and get re-directed.  If the answer is B... well, I just hope I never have a class with you.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Kentucky, class of 2012
« on: April 05, 2009, 06:30:36 PM »
I grew up about 2 hours south of Lexington... it is a cool town that most people who visit seem to like.  People from big cities seem to think it is small, but, to me, it is pretty large (my hometown= 6,000 people).  The campus is nicer than average, but not as nice as some others in Kentucky (my alma mater, WKU, is considerably better looking).  The law school isn't very aeshetically pleasing, but it does have somewhat of a charm to it. 

As far as a UK degree... it is the best in Kentucky.  In fact, there are few schools (maybe none except Harvard and Yale) that are more highly respected in the state of Kentucky.  That may sound like hyperbole (and it may be a bit of a stretch), but a UK degree opens a lot of doors within Kentucky.  As far as outside the state- I wouldn't know.  What I do know is this- Kentucky gets a bad national reputation for being a state full of under-educated hicks, but you shouldn't knock Kentucky until you give it a fair shake.  I love it here.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Kentucky, class of 2012
« on: April 05, 2009, 05:33:13 PM »
I'm guessing from the way you worded your post that you aren't from Kentucky... have you visited the campus?

Incoming 1Ls / University of Kentucky, class of 2012
« on: April 04, 2009, 08:52:25 AM »
With this thread, I will reserve the unique distinction of having created the "Class of 2012" thread for two different schools.  Nonetheless, I have noticed University of Kentucky Law School getting quite a bit of discussion on these boards the past few days, and I don't think there is an official UK thread yet.

Anyone who has committed to or is strongly leading toward going to UK this August, this thread is for you (us).  Maybe we can get to know each other a little before classes actually start.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Class of 2012 Job Prospects and the Economy
« on: April 04, 2009, 06:16:01 AM »
They're hopeless, Hopeless.  ;)

Realistically, job prospects for 2012 are impossible to know right now... if the downward economic trend continues, prospects will not be as good as if the economy improves.  Ultimately, there will always be at least some demand for attorneys... however the demand isn't guaranteed to be in an area that will pay 6 figures on the New York skyline.

Debt is always a gamble... six-figure debt in this economy is an all-in gamble.

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