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No love for tigers... waitlisted as well.  I'll ride the Kentucky ride for a little longer.

I digress... UK shows plenty of love for Tigers.  You just have to have a few 30+ winning seasons... ask Cal.

I <3 Trev


Lucas, I thought you were going to Vandy and already got a place in Nashville ???

Was, did, all that changed.  I'll post again explaining it later, but ultimately it came down to money and where I wanted to practice.  And the place I had in Nashville... was terrible.  No love lost.

For what its worth, thatrev, I enjoy your posts on LSD... I'm sure you will land at a good school.

Trev, I don't think you'd fit in at Kentucky anyways, they're pretty hospitable and friendly people.

If I got accepted, I would 95% chance attend.  I like Missouri, but truth is UK is by far the best feasable opportunity for me.  I've just heard horror stories of people NOT qualifying for in state rates after the first year, which would be tough to swallow.  Lucas, it sounds like you have an awesome opportunity at UK with the scholarship, so if I get in I will definately be riding your coat tails...ahem... I mean, forming a study group with you.

Don't they say it is an even playing field from Day 1?   ;)

I don't know about what you guys should expect or when you should expect it... but, assuming you guys do get accepted, will you go to UK?  I have committed there, and I'm trying to get to know some potential classmates before classes start.

Law School Admissions / Re: D in Calculus...major problem?
« on: March 27, 2009, 06:18:14 PM »

I really don't think I'm a 3.48 student.  6/8 semesters I've been a 3.7 student, and it would have been 7/8 if I'd not been a moron and taken calculus and 8/8 if I hadn't turned into a worthless scumbag my second semester freshman year.  Advice?

My advice is quit making excuses.  Not to sound like a jerk, but your GPA is what it is... all of the could haves and should haves in the world aren't going to raise it up one bit.  Just roll with it... if you have a high enough LSAT, you'll be fine anyway.

Just out of morbid curiosity, what on earth possessed you to "prove yourself" by taking the most-failed class offered when it wasn't even required?  I could go throw myself on a bed of spikes to prove I am tough... but I'll only end up bleeding.   ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is the debt worth it?
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:39:10 AM »
I will post my opinion before this thread becomes an overwhelming TTT-bashing party.  Most people will say that it is definitely not worth it to go into six-figure debt for a third-/ fourth-tier school.

I am debt-averse, and the idea of being even tens of thousands of dollars in debt scares me to death.  My priorities are different than a lot of peoples, and, because of this, I have chosen to go to a lower ranked school in an area I want to practice at.  Instead of going into debt, I will actually be receiving a stipend to attend.

That being said, if you truly want to be an attorney, it is important that you develop your own priorities.  Everything you posted in your response suggests that, for me, La Verne would be a no-brainer in your situation.  However, others will say something completely different.  It ultimately comes down to what you want to go to law school for.

From someone who grew up in Kentucky, I can say with quite a bit of assurance that either one will do well in Louisville.  That being said, I believe that UK does quite a bit better outside of Louisville (but still within Kentucky).  Both schools carry a very good reputation within the state, and, either way, I think you would be well-served in Louisville with a degree from one of those two.

Edit- I never answered your question.  My guess is that UK does slightly better, but I have no way to back this up... I know of plenty of successful lawyers from both schools.

Law School Admissions / Re: Woodruff Scholarship- Emory
« on: February 25, 2009, 03:08:11 PM »
They didn't say... but I just kind of got the vibe that it was going to be a mass (?) sending out... all out at one time.  Don't quote me though.

Law School Admissions / Re: Woodruff Scholarship- Emory
« on: February 25, 2009, 11:43:57 AM »
Called Emory today... was kindly informed that Emory takes part in absolutely no scholarship matching or negotiations.  This is after being redirected around the entire campus (including the undergraduate admissions department), and leaving a voice mail that wasn't returned.  To say the least, Emory did not impress me today.

For those of you interested, Emory is planning on notifying all Woodruff finalists that they are finalists this week.

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