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Acceptances / Re: Top 20 or full scholarship?
« on: February 22, 2006, 12:42:56 PM »
okay, i didnt read through this entire thread so this may have been said already. If so, i am sorry. Anyway, my opinion is that if you are sure you want to practice in a certain (geographic) region then it is not nearly as important to attend the "better" school (as long as you do well at the lower ranked school). I am close friends with a judge (in Ohio) and a few lawyers at Jones Day (cleveland) who all went to a T3 school. However, that T3 was in Northeast Ohio and was well respected in the area. I have asked them this same question and they all agree that ranking is well over rated as long as you are near the top of your class(those are the words of a managing partner at Jones Day).

thats a pretty big if though.  sort of like 'you will get into a t14 as long as you have a 3.0 and break 170 on the lsat.'  the majority of people who try to be in the top 5% of anything like this will not. 

I understand what you are saying, but i am just trying to get the point across that you dont have to go to a 1st tier school to get the job you want. I think this board (not everyone) is obsessed with rankings, and that bothers me.

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Acceptances / Re: Top 20 or full scholarship?
« on: February 22, 2006, 12:40:16 PM »
What's LRAP?

If you go into a public interest/government job, your school will probably have LRAP that will help you pay off your loans.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program.... intended to create the incentive to do public interest work. Will pay off a portion of your loans as long as you are working in public interest/government

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Acceptances / Re: Top 20 or full scholarship?
« on: February 22, 2006, 08:36:46 AM »
okay, i didnt read through this entire thread so this may have been said already. If so, i am sorry. Anyway, my opinion is that if you are sure you want to practice in a certain (geographic) region then it is not nearly as important to attend the "better" school (as long as you do well at the lower ranked school). I am close friends with a judge (in Ohio) and a few lawyers at Jones Day (cleveland) who all went to a T3 school. However, that T3 was in Northeast Ohio and was well respected in the area. I have asked them this same question and they all agree that ranking is well over rated as long as you are near the top of your class(those are the words of a managing partner at Jones Day).

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I will be buying a house in the city that Im going to school (most likely columbus) and then renovating/decorating for a while till school starts. I dont have any interest in "mentally preparing" for school. I want to give my mind a nice long break before 1L starts.

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Personal Statement / Re: Scholarship essay!
« on: February 11, 2006, 01:45:28 PM »
They didnt give you a topic to write on? I thought most of the time they gave you like a quote and then asked you to write about it or something.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Ohio State -- Moritz Scholarship
« on: February 11, 2006, 01:37:17 PM »
i have been looking for those numbers for a while now and all i can find is a document from OSU that says Mortiz recipients have LSAT scores in the 95% (median).
I wish i had more info, but its hard to find.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What is the WORST physical pain
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:42:18 PM »
i tore my bicepts tendon and watched my bicept fall down to my elbow. (imagine a really big rope drawn tight.... now picture it being cut and unraveling really fast.... now picture that inside your arm)

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That sounds like something that would happen at Coastal Carolina University. I went there for one year (00-01). The business school was so inept, I had no choice but to transfer. (to be fair, i heard that they have since made some sweeping changes and vastly improved)

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You just hate the word because it has "hetero" in it.


so you are saying that he would prefer homoskedasticity (which is also a word)

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It's just that if I see the word "heteroskedasticity" one more time, I swear I'll gag...

Good thing you dont work with me, you would be dry heaving all day long.

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