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Current Law Students / Re: Being Pregnant During the Bar
« on: November 05, 2009, 04:22:17 PM »
Um, I think that was just an attempt at humor.

I personally think that correcting the spelling error was the proper thing to do. Clearly the OP did not know how to spell Columbia and he spelled it wrong three times. Such a mistake would be a kiss of death if replicated on an application.

I agree that spelling is important. Unfortunately the guy trying to be a smart-ass left himself wide open to attacks because of his ignorance of geography and his misuse of a comma. His snideness coupled with his mistakes makes him look like a jerk unqualified to criticize people. Maybe he will check his own writing before trying to get a laugh pointing out the errors in others'.

I assume you are interested in COLUMBIA University and not COLOMBIA as in Central, America.    :-\
Also,it's Central America. No comma. It's not Central, America. I laugh because you try to criticize someone else and look like an ass in the process.

You should see a tab that says "new topic." That's what you're looking for.

Job Search / Re: Studying for the BAR, huge DEBT, no JOB, WHAT DO DO?
« on: November 04, 2009, 04:16:24 PM »
Taking the bar in CA would not obligate you to a damn thing. Do you really have two options here?

I'd love to see all these cooley bashers see how far they could get if they attended cooley.

  My guess is they wouldn't get very far, and that's why people don't want to go there. That is, if you mean how far in life can one get after ls...

please i mean how far they would get while at cooley not afterwards. What you do afterwards has more to do with the ground work you lay more than anything else.

  I was just trying to be clever...but in all sincerity, I support someone's desire to study no matter at what institution the studying is done. As you said, I don't really know a lot about cooley other than the received wisdom

It is seen all the time by adcomms, and they tend not to be impressed. I have to second what joeyporsche said:you should pick a major that entails a good deal of reading. And writing, for that matter. This runs the gamut, I suppose, and thus is not a very detailed response. What are your interests? You want excellent grades, so you might want to pick something that will keep your attention and allow you to work in earnest.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who's in for February 2010?
« on: November 03, 2009, 02:21:41 PM »
Don't feed that maw, son...

Law School Admissions / Re: Am I Dillusional- Do I have a shot?
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:39:02 AM »
JonnySeed--I will give you one particular example in which a t 20 school is much better than a school in the 20-50 range. The University of Texas-Austin is ranked (I'm estimating within a close range error) 16th or 17th in the nation by USNWR. Look at the other schools in the state of Texas. The next ranked school is Southern Methodist University at something in the high 40's or low 50's. After that are Houston and Baylor. These are the four ranked schools of Texas. UT is without a doubt the most prestigious one in the state, and, while argument exists about the national reputation of this school, job prospects generally run across a wider range of opportunities for its graduates. From there, reputations become more regional although statistically speaking all of these schools do place in a decent number of other states.
Of course this argument only follows if you equate "better" with most prestigious" and "wider range of job opportunities."

Job Search / Re: Studying for the BAR, huge DEBT, no JOB, WHAT DO DO?
« on: November 03, 2009, 06:38:43 AM »
Joey's a regular ball of sunshine, isn't he?  ;)

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