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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: New US News Rankings...
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:20:20 PM »
um this thread is way ahead of its time...not cool brah

hahahaha this was too funny, man I hope something like that happens to the know it all gunner that is going to be in my class lol, that is what he gets for trying to be an ass..


you are a feminine hygiene product bag haha, I definately did not expect that lol..whats funnier is the guy that kept doing it and reporting back the link didnt work haha

African American Female
BS, Chemistry (3.3 UGPA)
PhD, Pharmacology from Cornell University
LSAT: 172

Only schools I REALLY want to go to are Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Georgetown. I will also apply to Yale but I know it is a reach. How are my chances for those schools with my PhD on the table, as well?

I'm thinking about health law/policy, intellectual property/patent law.

Well wherever you end up at, its an impressive resume right there lol

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:12:11 PM »
I read somewhere that all these laid off associates are applying for "public interest" work now. Which had me thinking, if I was some non profit organization would I take one of these laid off associates over the other law students who wanted to do public interest law since the day they left law school?

I am not saying these laid of associates are bad people or anything like that. Just in general, how do you guys feel about situations like that?

Me, personally, if I was some hiring person in public interest field I will probably tell these associates kind of like that Mike Jones song "Back then they didnt want me now Im hot they all on me!!" kind of deal!!

These associates, despite all their accolades are hardly shoo-ins at public interest orgs for the very reasons you outlined. Public interest orgs want people who are dedicated to the cause, and not those who are looking to ride out the recession for a year or so. There was an article on ATL about it recently, in fact.

Well hope they saved up those big checks from the slave firm lol..I feel weird about starting law school this fall when the career is at its lowest point in a while..I read somewhere a partner stating that it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. When do yall think things will even out again, at the latest?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: third tier toilet Ranking
« on: March 29, 2009, 11:03:54 PM »
Hey guys, it's my first post! I just joined this board in hope to get some support/recommendations for law school. So fr, my expectations of support has vastly dropped due to this thread. I was accepted to Thomas Jefferson School of Law and it completely ails me to see so many people scorn upon this school. I hope that all negative feedback from this school is wrong, since it's the only school I've been accepted to so far (I mean, I've gotten rejected to Western State, Whittier Law School, and California Western... shoot). I hope there's other lower tier members in this board who can actually give me some insightful comments and suggestions.

hey to each his own, do whats best for you and what makes sense to you. Everyone (well amost everyone) is a reject at some school, and a superstar at another school (numbers wise). Just be sure to listen to people who actually know what they are talking about, and take everything on here with a grain of salt..(most people on here are 0Ls, so its like the blind leading the blind most of the time).

From personal experience I have a friend who is at Cooley in 08 and as a transfer has been accepted to several Top 50 school, granted he was like top 5% or 10% of his class I think. I am not saying these lower ranked schools are good or bad. Obviously you must know what you getting yourself into and know what consequences (good or bad) they bring. I am just saying take your career plans (region of practice, speciality, and etc) and your finance situation (scholarships, grants, and etc) into account and do what you got to do to get where you going. MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION BASED ON FROM INFORMATION YOU GATHERED FROM CREDIABLE SOURCES!!!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Need advice
« on: March 26, 2009, 05:47:00 PM »
No doubt it will give you a boost, especially with your personal statement. But without knowing what your LSAT scores are, you can really know too much about your prospect. You have a good gpa and a good personal story, which will get you over the hump against those with similar numbers. So it depends on your LSAT score what range of "similar numbers" you are working with. Until you get your LSAT scores back, you have no way of knowing where you stand!!!

Get that 4.0 you mentioned and do your best on the Lsat, then you can go from there!!

Good luck!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Howard or Maryland?
« on: March 26, 2009, 03:22:02 PM »
I actually did get that invitation, but since I"m not planning on going to Maryland I'm more than likely not going. Are you going to go? Have you started looking into housing options?

Yea thats what I thought too but I still signed up for it since I havent posted my seat deposit yet, you never know anything can happen in these next 10-15 days lol..but yea I think I am going to go and check it out, worse case scenerio, I might get some networking going on.

I started for a little bit and talked to the dean. He actually advised that I wait till "someone makes howard class of 2012" facebook group and then trying to work it out from there lol..but the places I saw were pretty expensive. Especially the one across from the law school was running around 1200 1300 a month..there were some around 800 900 range but they were further down the city. Not too far though!!.

Have you?

Hey everyone I am contemplating attending Howard next fall because I know they have a lot of great opportunities, a good faculty, and I like D.C. a lot but I wanted to know if anyone had any information on how non-black students chances are at getting interviews with the top firms that come to Howard, if they get summer and full-time opportunities from the big firms, and if they are as successful in general compared to black students being at an historically black school. Any info is well appreciated, thanks!

Your best bet will be to talk to the career service at Howard or better yet if you go on facebook and search for Howard School of Law, there are several Howard Student groups and alumni groups. You can look on there and ask the non minority Howard Law school students so you can hear it from the horse mouth to back up whatever you find out from the career service. I have talked to many Howard Law students/alumni by simply going through the group. They were all very helpful and did not mind the fact I randomely hit them up on facebook.

I am a URM, However I am interested in knowing how these non-minorities attending Howard are faring. My feeling is they have opportunites just the same but I dont have any facutal knowledge to back that up with. So update us and what you find out. Good luck!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Howard or Maryland?
« on: March 25, 2009, 10:31:07 PM »
I thought you was already in lol, anyways

Congrats miss!!!

by the way did you get that RSVP thing for Maryland admitted students session thing taking place at some law firm in DC on April 1st?

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