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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Whats possible
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:30:29 AM »
i agree with the PP.  you have a good chance pretty much anywhere.

especially because you graduated from the best undergraduate institution in the world.   ;D

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of San Diego..part time
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:26:33 AM »
NOTE: the minimum I am willing to accept on my first real law job would be 70k


hahahahahahaahahahahahahahaah a.  no offense, but that is silly.   

also to the person who quoted average starting salaries...just wanted to clear that up for those of us who are interested in working in the public sector.

average starting salary for an assistant DA is 45,769.  in san diego it is more like 65,000.  where i live (dallas) it is 56,000.

average starting salary for a public defender is 44,660.


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fall '09 Chances
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:13:42 AM »
www.lawschoolnumbers.com or go to the LSAC website and plug in your LSAT and GPA. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Why am I not progressing with self-study?
« on: July 31, 2008, 09:25:00 AM »
no, Lindbergh is an expert in everything.  especially affirmative action.  duh.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PREPARATION CLASSES: WORTH THE BUCKS$$$?
« on: July 30, 2008, 02:48:52 PM »
i found the kaplan course very valuable.  my intructor was smart and a very high scorer (178+).  she gave us a lot of insight into the test (and the application process in general) and talking with her made me a lot more comfortable on test day.  i felt like i had the "inside information" so i was more confident.  confidence is important, so in that respect it was very useful.

but....you have to study outside of class A LOT.  the course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills (very important for those of us who aren't naturals at logic games, for example) and practice with a lot of timed tests and quizzes.  but that won't help much if you don't study outside of class.  i took 60+ hours of vacation time from work to study, studied all weekend, every weekend, etc.  that was the most valuable part of my practice.


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i think personal happiness is more important than ranking.  go where you are happy overall, not just happy with the ranking and the prestige.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 30, 2008, 08:52:25 AM »
what a surprise, we have dallas 30 thousand dollar millionaire name-droppers on this board.  i think it is common knowledge that generally, if you want to work in dallas SMU is your best bet.  i work in the legal field in dallas and rarely meet anyone who went to baylor.  UT and SMU are the best two law schools in texas.

not to mention the fact that no one wants to live in waco. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vandy vs Texas HELP
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:38:16 AM »
texas, because it's better.  :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: My List of Apps... Thoughts?
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:35:58 AM »
yeah you should apply to some lower ranked schools if you want $$.  probably not going to get it from any of the schools off your list, imo.

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realistically, if you study enough you could get a 175+.  my score went up ten points when i took a prep course.  logic games are the easiest section to improve on.  since that is your weakness you should be able to up your score a lot.  take a prep course if you can, or buy some books.

as for schools....there are a lot of web sites that calculate your likelihood of getting into a school based on your LSAT and GPA.  i would look at those.  one of them is on the lsac site, i believe.

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