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Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 02:01:59 PM »
OldCraig, your point has been made.  However, allow me to try and put this into perspective for you by taking into account the fact that I am also a premedical student (though I am leaning more toward law everyday).  If money was the main factor in my decisions, then I would be even more insane for being prepared to drop $200,000 on a 4-year medical education and spending the next 5 years of my residency making $40,000 a year working 80 hours per week.

You want to talk about spinning a wheel of fate?  Soak that in for a second or two..........ok good.

However, not only is that not "criminal," but it's the conscious decision of most informed medical students today, as medical educations are typically MUCH more expensive than even the most prestigious law educations.  Moreover, their scholarships are even rarer to come by than law scholarships.

That kind of makes a 3-year $94,000 Law school debt seem less drastic by comparison, doesn't it? (provided I don't raise my LSAT and get $0 in scholarships).

I think it is also worth noting that I live within reasonable driving distance of SLU, so room-and-board expenses are covered provided I stay at home for the duration of my law school education.

In my humble opinion I believe there are several law firms in St. Louis that would have no problem hiring a well-performing SLU Law graduate specializing in Intellectual Property, so let's try not to worry about job security/salary for the time being.  But you can call me "criminal" for assuming this.

I guess that just leaves the original question which I inquired about: "will I get in?," and it appears to have been answered.  Thank you.

Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:47:19 AM »
duly noted, breadwinner

Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 02, 2008, 09:36:50 AM »
I probably wouldn't go to school at WashU Law if you paid me (ok...maybe if you paid me).  I'm sure its a great school but so far just about every student/alumnus I've encountered from there thinks he's better than everyone else...and quite frankly that makes me lose a deal of respect for the lot.  Though I'm sure there are some good people out there.

I was born and raised in St. Louis, so this is most definately where I would plan to practice law.  I am well aware of the big law firms we have, and I've been to their websites...they seem to have no problem whatsoever in making a big portion of their attorney base SLU Law alumns and University of Missouri-Columbia (where I currently attend) Law alumns.

OldCraig, it might shatter your ego to know that a large midwest-based law firm with offices in STL and KC, Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC, hires and staffs several more UMKC Law grads than they do WashU Law grads.

Also what I find interesting is that Polsinelli himself attended UMKC Law.  But thats a Tier 2 School!  Oh my, heaven forbid!

Once, again...I am a sophomore with plenty of time on my hands to raise the LSAT

Lastly, with my biology undergrad I would plan on focusing on Intellectual Property as an attorney.  I understand that there is currently a huge market for IP and I was wondering if this would make me more valuable/attractive to a potential employer?

Thanks for your feedback.  Even you OldCraig.


Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 01, 2008, 09:24:52 PM »
thanks, I appreciate it

Saint Louis U / Re: Chances of admission
« on: November 01, 2008, 07:01:16 PM »
Being a sophomore, I have plenty of time on my hands to retake the LSAT and possibly raise it a couple points. 

According to their official website, the middle 50% of accepted students had a gpa ranging from 3.24-3.79 and an LSAT from 154-159.  So I ask you, Craig, how are my numbers "poor?"

Thanks for the links, breadwinner, they definately give me something to reference in the future.  According to lawschoolnumbers, it appears that the only people who are rejected are those with a gpa below 3.2 and/or an LSAT below 154

Saint Louis U / Chances of admission
« on: November 01, 2008, 12:23:47 PM »
hey everyone,

I'm currently a sophomore biology major at Mizzou and have recently taken an interest in SLU Law.  I was just wondering what you all think my odds of admission are with a 3.46 gpa and a 155 LSAT.

My extracurriculars/volunteer experiences are:
1. Master Treasurer of my Residence Hall
2. Volunteer Crisis Worker for the Mid-Missouri Crisis Line
3. "Homes for the Homeless" mission trip for my local church
4. MU Rifle/Pistol team
5. Some volunteer work at a St. Louis hospital

In addition I am aniticipating a couple of very nice letters of recommendation, so take that into account.

Any and all feedback would be nice!  Thanks!

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