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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fall '09 Chances
« on: August 06, 2008, 08:47:12 AM »
Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you must pick a different career path because you can't get into T1/T2.  It's frustrating that 80% of the people here speak like the only jobs worth putting in your 3 years of law school for are big law.  If you have a deep interest in the law and it is your goal, do it.  Your gpa is fairly decent.  My advice is to go where you want to practice and network to find a career you can enjoy.  That will help you more than anything.

If people couldn't get jobs they enjoyed at a T3 or T4 schools, they would not exist.  It's not the end all.

Hi All,

I have three professors I want to get LOR from.  I sent an email to two who I am very close with (and gave me specific instruction to come to them if I need anything when applying to law school) asking if they had time this summer to look at my PS.  At that time I was planning on asking them for a LOR.

One of the professors is in Mexico until late August.  I want to apply to some schools right away in September.  Would it be tacky to email saying "I hate asking you this over email, but I was hoping to apply early Sept" yada yada? 


Law School Admissions / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: July 24, 2008, 06:48:48 AM »
does anyone know how high above the median lsat range one typically needs to be to get a fee waiver?  or is it kind of hit or miss? 

Thanks for the advice.  I am planning on going into public interest.  Again, if anyone is willing to read, I would greatly appreciate it.

Choosing the Right Law School / UCLA Public Interest Program
« on: July 22, 2008, 07:15:25 AM »
Does anyone know any info on UCLA's public interest program?  How well do graduates from the program place outside California (am not really interested in living there, most likely in midwest)?  Also, does anyone know how difficult it is to get in?  What kind of LSAT and GPA would one need?


Hi all.  I know everyone does this, but I am bored at work trying to push through my personal statement.  I have a 165/3.91 and am hoping that my thorough history of extra-curriculars, great letters of rec, and ps can give me the edge at schools like Washington U in STL.

I'm writing about my experience as an intern at a Domestic Violence legal clinic.  Is that the best way to go?  If you are willing to read my draft and give comments, let me know!

Please help!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: new england school of law
« on: July 09, 2008, 12:39:58 PM »
Half of that bar is bad...

Unless I had a full ride, I wouldn't go, and even then, still probably not.

Even if the school is decent (reports vary wildly on this point), it's competing in an over saturated market against some of the best schools in the country.

See the chart:

What does that mean?  Is the info in the graphs  not accurate?  If so, how?

I've been looking at different websites talking about getting into the best school you can vs. taking a scholarship.  I'm not interested in going into a large firm and making a bunch of money.  My dream is to probably get a judicial clerkship after graduation and going into criminal prosecution, or some variant of that.  Here is the long/short list of schools I am currently looking to apply to.

U of Iowa
U of M
Loyola Chicago
Chicago Kent
U of Colorado
Washington U (STL)
Notre Dame
Boston College

Maybe throw in a long shot of Duke or Michigan.  Would it be smart to go to a lower ranked school in Chicago and have a lot of work options and get a good scholarship, or just do what the majority does and go to the best law school I can?  Thanks.

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