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Law School Applications / Re: Soft Factors for Law School
« on: November 05, 2008, 03:26:30 PM »
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Right now, I am in the process of starting a non-profit organization geared at helping children of incarcerated parents because my parents are currently serving time in jail since I was 15 years old.

Focus on making this a success - this is the kind of thing law schools eat up.  Don't do anything else.

Law schools will be surprisingly uninterested in your other experience.

x2. This is your ticket to Yale.

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http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/ballot.measures/

Based on these ballot measures, I think Nebraska is the most backward. They decided to ban any affirmative action. Now, while I do believe that some states like California, New York, and even Michigan, can afford these types of measures, Nebraska can't - It's dominantly suburban Christian male whites. White males in Nebraska do not face the same equality challenges as blacks and females. Besides, Andy Roddick is from Nebraska and this mofo hasn't won a tournament since Mandy Moore became famous. Colorado is on a verge of same fate, but it seems like their version of affirmative action is at the moment leaning towards No.


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Law School Applications / Re: Rank your priorities
« on: November 04, 2008, 03:17:38 PM »
Everyone uses a formula to determine what schools to apply to and, ultimately, what school to attend... most of us don't really realize we are doing it though; we rank stuff in our minds and this decides what schools appeal to us.  This has to be the case... look at LSN and you will see numbers twins with virtually no overlap in schools applied to.  While we are all waiting (and waiting, and waiting...) to receive those elusive acceptances and scholarships, this will be something to pass the time.

Here's what you do- rank your top 5 (or 3, or 20) priorities... it will be interesting to see whether peoples' priorities are similar, or if they vary widely.  My top 5 priorities are:

1. Finances: Being a newly-wed, I feel like it is important to make a decision that will not only place me at a good school, but also at one that is economically feasible.

2. Prestige: I think we all have to admit, prestige matters.  Take even candidates, one with a top 20 ranked degree, and one with a mid-70s ranked degree- the top school gets the nudge, more often than not.

3. Location: My wife and I go home a lot, so I think it is very important that I am within driving distance of my hometown.  Also, I want to go to law school in a town I wouldn't care to live in.

4. Employment/ Placement: Some may have this higher, but I think that if you place well at a high-quality reputable school, you will get a job.  Still, it seems that some schools place better than others, particularly within certain regions.

5. U.S. News Rankings: This is something that could kind of get clumped with prestige, but I think of it separately.  Whether or not you agree with U.S. News Rankings, they are still there.  You can either fight the system, or you can use it to your advantage.


Again, this is entirely for fun... lots of us are going crazy waiting, and this is an excuse to play around on LSD. 8)

1) Employment

2) Tuition

3) Prestige + ranking

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Law School Applications / Transcript question.
« on: November 04, 2008, 03:16:49 PM »
I sent in my transcript as soon as I graduated UG. I just got a letter from my UG verifying my completion of a degree and that it will now reflect on my transcripts. This means that I sent in the transcript to LSAC too soon and although it will have all the classes, it will not have official degree earned note. Should I order another transcript?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Best Damn RC Thread
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:12:02 PM »
bump for yall

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Not trying to be a male private part, but what'd you expect?

E-mail: "Hey, hook me up.  I want to apply to your school for free."

Next Day Response:  "SURE!  Go right ahead!"

I applaud your effort though.

Some ppl don't have much choice. I did fish out a couple though.

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so if u need one, apply for one on the lsac page asap. it takes a while. I've only been successful at 1 out of 20 schools via email.

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There is good chance that male private part Cheney is going to go to prison.

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