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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU vs. Suffolk
« on: June 19, 2009, 11:03:40 AM »
If you want to live in Boston or in the Northeast after Law School you should go to Suffolk. IU-B is good school, on the rise, but it won't open doors for you in Boston or NE. If you go to IU-B you will have a good chance of ending up in the Midwest, i.e. Chicago, Indianapolis, etc. and from what I have heard the near south, Louisville, Cincinnati etc. IU-B is a better school no doubt, but the money from Suffolk is good. Decide where you would rather live and go to school based on that, IMO.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: May 28, 2009, 02:58:59 PM »
I would avoid unless your social and political persuasions dovetail very closely with those of the administration.

I think unless the above then there are other law schools that have similar admissions requirements and employment prospects that do not come with the stigma that a Liberty degree does. Honestly, a lot of regular folks, people who are not anti-religous, are really freaked about by Liberty and Pat Robertson. Make sure that's an association that want people to make about you for the rest of your career. Only you know whether you're comfortble with that.

Current Law Students / Re: How would SCOTUS actually react?
« on: May 24, 2009, 07:42:39 PM »
I love it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Illinois or Florida?
« on: May 19, 2009, 09:36:30 AM »
UF 18K v. UIUC 120K. I'd take Florida in this case. Have you let UIUC know about the cost difference of your choices? Maybe they can find you some money, you won't know until you ask. 

Is Rutgers in-state or out? If it were me, I would take Rutgers, but only if you're ok with working in the Philly area when you're done.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Maine of Suffolk?
« on: May 18, 2009, 07:41:08 PM »
Would you be happy living the rest of your life, or at least for quite a while, in Maine, or would you prefer to be in Boston?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Second Thoughts.
« on: May 17, 2009, 08:49:53 AM »
I'm in a similar position. I'm really struggling with whether or not to attend law school this fall. I'm in at a school a like a lot, but it's very expensive. I've thought about retaking the LSAT, or changing my focus and studying for the GMAT and getting an MBA. I have a few decent job offers, nothing amazing but I could pay the bills, I just finished ugrad so there isn't a family involved for me. 

It seems like it's a lot easier to get in to top business schools than law schools. I'm concerned about the legal market too, and my ability to pay down 100K in loans. I'm on one waitlist that would make things a lot easier. I think if you do it tactfully and respectfully you might be able to withdraw and then reapply in the future, but I would write them a letter about why you're withdrawing explaining everything.   

Law School Admissions / Re: first two years?
« on: May 15, 2009, 04:57:39 AM »
Well, law schools do look at trends in your grades, but the only thing that really matters is your overall GPA because that is what they have to report.

If you don't get off the wait list sit this year out and reapply to OSU early in the cycle. Make it clear to them now, and again in the fall if needed, that they are your top choice.

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