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Recommendations / Re: Are letters from politicos bad?
« on: August 04, 2009, 09:34:16 PM »
I had a Congressman write one of mine, and I know of several other people who did too. There is nothing unethical or wrong with it whatsoever. What you need to think about is whether the Congressman will be familiar enough with you and your work to write a good letter for you. I don't think letters from non-elite level politicians are uncommon in the law school game.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Last Second Decision Any Advice
« on: July 29, 2009, 10:38:01 PM »
I don't know anything about Golded Gate, but I can say 100% do not go to MSU Law. Whether you should go to Golden Gate now or whether you should retake the LSAT and apply again this fall, I'm not qualified to say. But they both are vastly better options than going to MSU given your circumstances.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need help deciding
« on: July 28, 2009, 03:21:01 PM »
After fall grades come out you send an updated copy to LSAC just like you did the first time, then LSAC sends an updated copy to the schools you have applied to.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need help deciding
« on: July 28, 2009, 02:30:38 PM »
Does being a double major (Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy (James Madison) and History). Do anything?

Sadly no. The only thing that really matters are hard numbers. It sucks, but its true. If you are up against someone with sim numbers then and only then do soft factors matter. Law schools worship at the feet of the USNWR Rankings God. gpa, lsat. thats what matters.

Also, A lot of schools will not have responded by the end of december when your fall grades come in. Showing a great semester and getting your overall gpa above three will only help you.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need help deciding
« on: July 28, 2009, 01:25:08 PM »
Study hard for the lsat, there is an ocean of difference between a 160 and a 165 in terms of admission. Also, make sure you perform really well this semester and get that gpa above 3. 

Check out this website: http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/?page_id=11

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Focus your apps on schools where your LSAT is at or above their 75th and you'll probably have several options.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seattle U ($) vs Gonzaga ($$$)
« on: July 23, 2009, 08:16:09 AM »

At a low ranked school, networking for jobs is very important, and that's going to be rough in an area like Spokane where there isn't a decent sized legal market.


This would be my biggest concern, SU gives you a chance to netowrk, clerk w/o mving and even work PT 3L all to get your foot in the door. Spokan just seems really small and your only way out is OCI or move after you gradute and do everything you could have done at SU while you were in school to get a job.

This and Seattle is one of the best cities in the country.

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Not totally related, but if you can get the 45K job the new Federal Loan Repayment option makes life a lot easier.

A few friends who just graduated from ugrad with me are heading to Kent, Depaul and Loyola. They looked in to it more than I have, but they each reached the conclusion that KDL will all put you in the same place after graduation. But, I recall them, and I think offers on this forum too, saying that each school had a different feel - seemed to attract different kinds of students.

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Camden NJ? LOL. Penn State it is. :)

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