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Missouri - Kansas City / Re: Dean Sunni Drops The Ball and USNWR Ranking
« on: December 03, 2008, 07:38:05 PM »
I realize that this was written a while ago, but I figured I would give my two cents on it anyway.

Being a sophomore at Mizzou and someone looking to practice in-state, I have given consideration to all of the law schools in the state of Missouri.  Its true that UMKC Law is the lowest on the totem pole when compared to SLU Law, Mizzou Law, and WashU Law.  But isn't it also true that the major law firms in both St. Louis and Kansas City look favorably upon a UMKC Law graduate as long as they performed well?

Now of course I realize that a UMKC Law graduate would probably find it hard to land a job out of the state, since it is a regional school.

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(blueskies).  I am not asking for leniency, rather I am inquiring about how adcoms view different majors when considering applicants for admission.

comotellamas, I did not put "difficult" in quotations to mitigate its effect.  I put "difficult" in quotations to express a notion that is generally agreed upon.  For example, while some opinions may contrast, I think the majority of people would agree that Electrical Engineering is a more difficult major (GPA wise and course-content wise) than Women's & Gender Studies.

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O rly?

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Hey everyone,

I just wanted to know what your opinions were on whether or not certain majors are given more leniency GPA-wise in the application process.  Notice that this is different from the age-old question "are certain majors (political science, etc) given preference?"

How, pray tell, is it different? It's pretty much the same obnoxious question seeking validation.


It may be an obnoxious question, but it is one that I have yet to see asked.  Being a science major myself I was curious.  Therefore, I decided to seek an answer (or rather an opinion).

I am not, I repeat, NOT seeking validation or trying to feel any better about my chances, as I am currently sitting on a 3.96...the fruits of studying a major one truly enjoys.

As far as how the schools would weigh descrepencies between majors if this were the case, I have no idea as to a method.  I'm not on an adcom.  I simply meant that it would make sense if they did.  But if not, whatever.

Thanks for your responses.

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Hey everyone,

I just wanted to know what your opinions were on whether or not certain majors are given more leniency GPA-wise in the application process.  Notice that this is different from the age-old question "are certain majors (political science, etc) given preference?"

For example, do some/most schools look more favorably upon a 3.5 engineering gpa as compared to a 3.5 humanities gpa?

I am a biology major myself and I am simply curious, as I have no idea one way or the other...though from an objective point of view it would seem only logical to me to weight some majors differently.

Thanks

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 03, 2008, 01:21:31 PM »
I guess while we are on the topic of money, could anyone tell me if they base scholarship awards on income, or soley on minority or LSAT/gpa status?

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 03, 2008, 12:58:00 AM »
Yeah I had considered taking a prep course for that very reason.  I've noticed that SLU, being a private institution, is pretty big on scholarships if you apply early and have an above-average LSAT.  Perhaps I can raise it 4 or 5 points.

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 08:13:34 PM »
Oh, I did not know this.  I assumed IP and Patents went hand-in-hand. 

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 08:02:05 PM »
Kasm, do you have a science degree?  If so, which one and what would you like to do with it in the area of law?  I've consistently heard that IP is a growing and lucrative field.  I've always enjoyed the sciences myself, so it only makes sense to me to try and incorporate it in some fashion with the practice of law...if law is indeed the path I choose.

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 05:51:28 PM »
My apologies if I sounded a little short with you, kasm.  No harm done.  I have no doubts in my mind it will probably take well into my 30s to finish paying off a SLU education

On another note, I find myself agreeing with OldCraig for a change.  And as far as whether or not I'll get the chance to roast a Harvard graduate in the court of law, well, lets consider that my motivation to do well in school  ;)

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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 05:15:49 PM »
First, Kasm, if you had actually read my entire statement, I made it pretty clear that I would be living at home while attending SLU Law.

Secondly, Kasm, it is true that doctors eventually pay off their loans but don't overlook the fact that this usually takes until their late 30s to early 40s to do so.  Even successful surgeons (often the highest compensated physicians) stay poor into their early 30s while they complete their 5 to 7-year residencies (once again, making $40,000 - $45,000 a year working 80 hours per week).  I assure you my figures about medical school are correct.  This is something I have researched extensively.

Secondly, Dudeman, I don't care about Yale or Harvard so please don't bring them into this discussion.  If you did your homework like I have done and checked the websites of the major firms in STL you will notice a trend in the law schools that their attorneys attended.  And suffice it to say that a very significant portion of them came from regional schools in Missouri...NOT Ivy League.  I know full-well that I would be looking for a job in the midwest (KC or STL), not New York City. 

So spare me the whole "top 10 law school rhetoric."  I'm sure they are far superior in every way to SLU Law.  Great. Point made.  I don't care.  Next.

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