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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Think Twice
« on: October 11, 2009, 09:18:30 PM »
Message to all posters who try to dissuade people from going to law school: Mind your own business. Just because you did badly in ls and couldnt get a job or because you can't wrap your head around the fact that some people simply want to be lawyers regardless of the salary, don't go around trying to plant fear in people. Will all graduates get jobs? No. Do all lawyers make six figures? No. But let me ask you a question. Have you ever done manual labor? I'm serious. Have you ever earned your bread and the bread of your family by sweating and toiling for someone else while earning absolutely no respect? If you had you might shut the @#!* up. I say this because for many people law school is a means of getting a better job, not necessarily a high-paying job. I know my line of reasoning here is a bit suspect, but I don't really care. My main point is that it is easy to get online and bash people's aspirations and try to use fear against them, but it is not so easy to attempt to understand the complex motivations people have for attending law school. You all assume it's just about money. That's not always the case. Go to Hell.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: texas law schools
« on: October 11, 2009, 05:48:59 PM »
 Thanks for the words of encouragement. Yeah, I don't think I'm UT material, at least not in terms of numbers. I'm really only applying there on the "You never know" principle. Are you looking at any Texas schools yourself?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / texas law schools
« on: October 11, 2009, 04:48:45 PM »
 Hey guys. I am starting this thread in the hopes that those of us in this community who are trying to attend law school in Texas might discuss the ins and outs with one another. To start, I have a 3.49 GPA and a 162 LSAT (June '09). I'm applying to all the schools in Texas except Texas Southern and Texas Wesleyan, and my first choice is the law center in Houston. I feel like I've got a decent chance of getting in there, but we'll just have to wait to see. Any Texans or Texas school hopefuls out there?

Bump. I too am trying to decide between these two schools. Or rather, I am applying to both and am not sure what I will do if I get accepted at both.

Choosing the Right Law School / anecdotes about texas law schools
« on: October 11, 2009, 03:05:05 PM »
 Does anybody have one? I've done plenty of research concerning the schools' numbers and programs, and I was curious to see if the members of this site who have gone to a school in Texas might have something interesting to say. There are 9 law schools in Texas, so someone who posts here is bound to be a student in Texas...

I don't want to be a jerk, but the content of your statement isn't the only thing being judged, and you have several common comma errors that I noticed right off the bat.  Considering the importance of the document, you should really go over the grammar with a fine-toothed comb

So say I have a friend with this really weird rash on his genitals...

Instead of seeing this as a bad sign, you should think of it as a great opportunity to shape the content of her letter to your liking. Just say what you would want someone else to say for you and make sure the grammar is good and then give it to her and see what happens. Also, it's great that you have a solid rec from your boss, but try and get another academic rec if possible. Of course, if you can't, it's not the end of the world. It will work out.

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