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Law School Admissions / Re: MBA, 3.0, What CA Law Schools Will Accept Me?
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:25:46 PM »
what is a good score to aim at?

 The highest possible one you can get, regardless of what your GPA is.

lol Excellent!

Law School Admissions / Re: Most overrated T14?
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:05:40 PM »
With clerkships, for example, you'd expect HLS' percentage of students getting clerkships to be somewhat lower than YLS simply because of HLS' class size, but HLS' total number of clerkships still beats that of YLS (it's unreasonable to expect HLS to have a significantly higher number of clerkships than yls just because of class size).  With a large student body you expect to see a greater divergence of interests.
Explain why.

Somewhere in Africa a child is wearing a shirt emblazoned with "Patriots - Superbowl Champs '09."

Current Law Students / Re: OMG so many suicidal lawyers out there!
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:55:05 PM »
The job market is brutal for people at the top, middle and bottom of their class.  JDUnderground is actually a fairly realistic picture of what life is like for those who didn't go to a T14 school (or even some of those who went to a T14 but were at the bottom of the class). 

There just aren't jobs out there.  A friend of mine is searching for jobs in a state in which precisely six -- yes, just 6 -- attorney jobs have been posted in the past two weeks in the largest city's newspaper.  (The metro area this newspaper covers has about 750,000 residents.)

So, when you have only 6 legal openings and 3 or 4 law schools in the state... well, you do the math.  It's not pretty.
   I love how so many posters to lsd think that there is one job market that stretches from coast to coast. People, any statistician, social scientist or economist worth his weight in dirt will tell you how misleading it is to draw conclusions from aggregate data (or, in this particualar case, from qualitative data) with the assumption that said data has a direct relationship to any and every particular case. Just for the sake of furthering the discussion, which state are you talking about, Luziana?

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...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where can I get in with a 3.5 / 157?
« on: October 18, 2009, 10:12:31 PM »
You'd have a decent shot at Texas Tech. Sure, it's not Harvard, but you just asked where you might get in. Also, St. Mary's and South Texas. However, these are fairly pricey private schools ( roughly 26 g) and mostly have regional opportunities.

Law School Admissions / Re: School help
« on: October 16, 2009, 05:46:29 PM »
I don't see any numbers.

So, will they email and put it on the site at the same time or will they do one before the other.  I want to know the absolute instant it comes right then.  If I wasn't so poor I'd pay some kid to continually check my email all day.
I can't speak to whether a post or an email comes first, but I can offer my anecdotal evidence. As I too wanted desperately to know my score, I would check my email and my lsac account upon waking up each morning for work, which was around 7 a.m.. I did the same on the morning that it arrived, and after I got the email, which lists both lsat score and percentile, I went directly to my lsac account via link to check the details. I'm pretty sure but not certain that all of those pdf files giving you additional information were available at that time. Hope you guys get what you want

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: anecdotes about texas law schools
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:42:49 PM »
 That average SMU students don't place well is somewhat of a surprise to me, though "placing well" is a relative term, I guess. What I like about SMU (aside from academic considerations) is that it would give me an opportunity to stay in North Texas while at the same time allowing me to live somewhere with a few more, shall we say, activities to pursue.
 I'm interested in Baylor because of its reputation for rigor and its small class size. Also, I am one of those weirdos who wouldnt mind living in Waco. My hometown is about that size, and the culture is the same, so it wouldn't be a great change for me.

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