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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Don't sweat it, just go II
« on: July 30, 2008, 01:07:15 PM »
my favorite comment in the thread was The only law grads with substantial job security are T14 grads, and even there it's not guaranteed, no matter how hard you work.  question: what is "substantial job security?" normally job security is a term used to describe the likelihood one has of keeping a job one has already secured.  i think what the poster was trying to say is "the only law grads with a substantial chance of getting a job are T14 grads," which is also not true.

in certain job markets, there are schools that are preferred that are not T14 schools.  for example, in Dallas, SMU is a preferred school by many employers.  SMU is not a top forteen school.  a student who graduates in a decent rank from SMU is going to get a job in the Dallas legal community.  fact.  UT is another school that Dallas firms love to hire from.  UT is not a T14 school. 

if the poster was referring to "job security" as the term is actually defined, plenty of graduates from all sorts of schools have job security.  county jobs and state jobs are the DEFINITION of job security, and you do not need to go to a T14 school to work for the district attorney's office in many communities.

seriously, most of you need to get real jobs and get out of academia before you have any working idea of what the real world entails.  very few of you will actually get into the schools you think are necessary for success, and even fewer of you will secure the BIGLAW jobs you (think you) are wanting.  this board cracks me up to no end.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 30, 2008, 10:52:25 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. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Vandy vs Texas HELP
« on: July 24, 2008, 09:38:16 AM »
texas, because it's better.  :)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: My List of Apps... Thoughts?
« on: July 24, 2008, 09:35:58 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.

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.

Personal Statement / Re: why?
« on: July 16, 2008, 10:45:31 AM »
the people i will ask to critique my essay won't be from this message board.  i thought i made that relatively obvious.

snarky, yes.  judgemental, sometimes.

Personal Statement / Re: why?
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:15:41 PM »
the only reason it is not totally absurd is the reason listed above.  knowing how it comes off to a stranger is valuable.

nothing wrong with a little debate.  you might want to reconsider law school if someone stating an opinion you don't agree with bothers you.

Personal Statement / Re: why?
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:07:10 PM »
i'm genuinely curious.  and also a little concerned, because even though you do get to know people on a message board, you don't really know them. 

Personal Statement / Re: why?
« on: July 15, 2008, 05:59:48 PM »
i think the people i will be sending my personal statements to probably have a better idea than your average undergrad, is all i'm saying.  for example, a 45 year old attorney who went to my target school might judge something to be trite and immature sounding.  a 21 year old college senior might not. 

Personal Statement / Re: why?
« on: July 15, 2008, 05:54:35 PM »
good advice from bad advice regardless of the source? yes.  but how exactly does someone else who is applying to law school really know what admissions people are looking for in a personal statement?  aside from reading the same stuff i do? 

and i'm guessing the vast majority of people who post here are just offense, but not really experts in anything.

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