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General Board / BARBRI Rep
« on: August 22, 2009, 03:03:19 PM »
Just wondering what everyone's opinion is on becoming a BARBRI Rep during 1L. Is it worth one hour a week for three years for the free course and study aids, or should I just shell out the money for the BARBRI course?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Cooley: one of the greats
« on: August 16, 2009, 12:22:10 PM »
Check out these rankings which are derived from a complex algorithm which depends entirely on my own personal opinion:

1.           Tulane
2(Tie).  All other law schools

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It depends on how prepared you are for the September LSAT. Taking the September LSAT will give you better opportunities at obtaining scholarships, but those opportunities are lost if you are unprepared for the test and score lower than you may have if you wait until December. If you feel you are scoring consistently on practice tests and that further study will not result in an increased score, then take the September test. If you feel that additional studying will result in a higher score, then I suggest waiting until December.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: URM/3.95/162 Can I get into TEXAS?
« on: July 05, 2009, 09:02:02 AM »
Looking at LSN, Texas accepted a few URM applicants with numbers lower than yours. This doesn't necessarily mean that you will be accepted, but it definitely warrants an application. If you raised your LSAT a couple points I would say you'd be in with money.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: advice please
« on: July 03, 2009, 07:32:09 PM »
I would say that you should only get the certificate in paralegal studies if it something that truly fascinates you. Otherwise, you are better served sticking to your current plan and getting the highest GPA that you can. A small increase in GPA will have more effect on your admission chances than the fact that you received a certificate in paralegal studies.

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It ultimately comes down to where you want to practice. Even if you get off the waitlist at KU, it does not appear that they place very well in Nebraksa. If you want to practice in Kansas, I think KU is obviously your first choice. I would caution taking on too much debt, but if you want to ultimately practice in Nebraska, Nebraska would be your better choice.

Nebraska may be your best bet anyway because you stated that you do not want to live in Topeka, and you do not want to be stuck living in a place you detest, especially during law school.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Law School resume for Stay at home mom
« on: June 16, 2009, 10:32:58 AM »
Hi Everyone,
                        I am a stay at home mom planning to start Law school in the fall of 2010.  I wondered if anyone has any advise to give me about how to state it (full time mom) in my resume for Law School?   I would appreciate your help very much.

I would create an addendum to the resume. Most schools will want you to explain gaps in education or employment. I wouldn't recommend doing this, but I would be interested to see how ADCOMS would respond if an applicant listed "Stay-At-Home Mother" under employment on their resume. A lot of the more progressive institutions recognize the sacrifices individuals make when they leave the labor force to provide care.

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I would also choose Loyola over Pepperdine, FWIW.

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Law School Applications / Re: Overwhelmed...
« on: June 16, 2009, 10:09:47 AM »
Law School Confidential has a section about the application process, although I have not read it, so I cannot speak to it's accuracy.

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Law School Applications / Re: Advice
« on: June 13, 2009, 12:07:00 PM »
There is always hope, just maybe not for law school. It depends on how low your LSAT and GPA are.

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