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Where should I go next fall? / Goodbye from LawDog!
« on: May 07, 2009, 08:55:08 PM »
It has been really fun people, but I gotta go. I have too much to do over the next month, including moving to the east coast, prepping for the LSAT (doing so to get more $$ and get off waitlist at many people's dream school), getting ready for my internship in NY, and doing Law Preview...normal stuff I guess.

bl825, get your stuff together. I will probably wind up creaming you in court some day... ;) ;D

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BTW bl825, it seems that at least one other URM matches me in numbers (actually a significantly lower GPA) and admits. Not much different from me: In at Columbia, UVA, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, Fordham, Illinois, GWU and Duke. Waitlisted at Harvard, Yale and Chicago, and waitlisted then rejected at Berkeley and Stanford. Rejected outright at Michigan and NYU (NYU still averages LSAT's, so that's probably why). Still waiting on Penn and GULC. Gee, whadayaknow? Does CLS with a 3.58 GPA still look impossible?  ;)

You seem to be missing the point, which is that in spite of your uncanny ability to guess where I'm headed in the fall, I'm skeptical about anything you post about yourself.

As am I. I thought you were going to Tulane or something?

You thought I was headed to Tulane? or bl825?

I have never claimed that I was going to Tulane. My numbers would certainly have gotten me in there (with a full scholarship, no less), as is the case with almost any school in the country, really. Tulane would have to offer me a lot more than the full scholarship I would certainly have gotten in order to get me there. I hate the dirty-south and would never want to live there. I am strictly urban, northern, cosmo. The only exceptions are the southwest (i.e., Cali) or the Southeast. Someone accused me of going to Tulane b/c of my passioned arguments about the school. But I have made the same arguments for Fordham, Kent, Howard and a lot more schools. So I must be going to those, too.  ;)


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BTW bl825, it seems that at least one other URM matches me in numbers (actually a significantly lower GPA) and admits. Not much different from me: In at Columbia, UVA, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, Fordham, Illinois, GWU and Duke. Waitlisted at Harvard, Yale and Chicago, and waitlisted then rejected at Berkeley and Stanford. Rejected outright at Michigan and NYU (NYU still averages LSAT's, so that's probably why). Still waiting on Penn and GULC. Gee, whadayaknow? Does CLS with a 3.58 GPA still look impossible?  ;)

You seem to be missing the point, which is that in spite of your uncanny ability to guess where I'm headed in the fall, I'm skeptical about anything you post about yourself.

Who cares whether you believe something or not? It really doesn't matter, does it? You might be some clueless undergrad playing games for all we know. It doesn't matter, and i have absolutely nothing to prove to YOU.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Loyola v. Chicago-Kent ($)
« on: May 07, 2009, 12:41:28 AM »
So I just got accepted to Loyola Chicago (off the waitlist) and Chicago Kent with the seemingly popular contingent scholarship (10k/yr with a 3.25 or 6k yr flat). Loyola is offering no money thus far.  How do the two compare? Kent is higher in ratings, but I'm sure Loyola has advantages that I don't know about.  Does anyone have any useful information? I'm looking towards a career in public interest law or possibly lobbying (specifically for women's rights).  Would also like to clerk.

Kent is better, all around.  I believe a lot of people in Chicago think Kent is underrated.  That school produces excellent, hard-nosed attorneys.  I would choose Kent w/o the money.  Considering you are getting money at Kent makes the decision a no-brainier, frankly.

Congrats.

I completely agree...no contest. I have visited Kent and sat in on their classes. I also did much research on the school, as it was one of my "safeties". Kent is almost as good as Illinois, if people in Chicago are to be believed. I liked it...certainly felt like a top-30 school to me. The instructors are fantastic and the staff is really cool.

In comparison to Loyola, Kent's building is much nicer and the location is cooler. After all, Loyola is just a few blocks from NU. Do you really want to spend three years looking at and envying the snotrags from NU Law, eating lunch at the same McDonald's with them?  lol. Also, Loyola doesn't tell you that the building is kiddieland. That's right, undergrads take classes in the building, and it gets loud. It just isn't the environment you want to be in. At Kent, you feel like you are working at a law firm instead of going to school. The classrooms are nice, the location is right by the Chicago River and Union Station. Kent has the pimpest moot court room ever!

Look, if you can't get into Chicago, NU or Illinois (or Notre Dame, which is, geographically, a lot closer to Chicago than most people realize), you go to Kent; it's that simple.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 2006 LSAT problems
« on: May 06, 2009, 11:36:46 PM »
When confronting specific LSAT questions directly, it is usual protocol to post the actual question and choices. Just a heads-up...you'll get answers much faster.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: African American Female
« on: May 06, 2009, 12:52:14 PM »
I agree with "Ninja1" and "That One", you are going to need to apply early and try to get a LSAT score of 160. I also graduated with a 3.0 gpa and scored a 155 on my LSAT, and i can tell you it really is a struggle.don't forget that your LSAC gpa might have you dropping about .3 points bringing you down to about a 2.7gpa. APPLY EARLY AND AIM FOR 160+.

So my advice of 165 doesn't cover it? 

Your advice prattles on entirely too long for anyone to read it. Conciseness is the key.

On a semi-related note, I'm starting to think you're actually just some computer script that's being put through a Turing Test.

Script? lol. Yes, 'tis long, but that's why we have printers. ;) If she wants to follow the advice she should not leave it online. She should print it out and keep it with her. 

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With your GPA, you should be able to go TTT or T2. And just think of what would happen if you did a good six months of intensive LSAT work and your score came up 10-15 points. With a 163, you're looking at possible first-tier (top-50)...or at possibly high second-tier. That's a big difference. With better planning, i.e., LOR's, essays, resume, etc, you might be able to swing a top 40. Plus, keep in mind that people with 2.9 have gotten into schools like Duke if their LSAT's were at 168+. You have a 3.3 Cum and 3.7 Major GPA. Don't waste that on a T4, especially one that won't even give you a scholarship, which you might be currently qualified for at that level. 148 puts you at about the 50th%, so your score isn't even THAT bad. It's just not tHAT good, either.

Avoid St. Thomas or any T4

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,3004393.290.html


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Chapman over Southwestern to work in LA? 

No.

Read Qualification Below: "Entertainment Biz". Southwestern is good for that and a few other things. And Chapman can get you to L.A. But one should consider UCI will create a bunch of new competition.

That's really a tough choice. All three are decent. All three have flaws.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYU vs NU??? Which one?
« on: May 06, 2009, 02:55:49 AM »
Thanks guys. I ended up choosing NYU since they offered a scholarship ;D which NU would not match  :-\.



Good pick!

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