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You should be fine; I know an individual who scored a 156 and was admitted into HLS. Keep your head up, nobody in LSD is on any admissions commitee.

That's true. I know that has happened quite a few times. But man, I am still trippin' about how you read me my rights earlier. But it's all good. You are a stand up G, I can respect that.  ;)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: T3 & T4 Rankings?
« on: May 01, 2009, 02:34:44 AM »
The relevance of these rankings to your future career is doubtful.

Very true...

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: T3 & T4 Rankings?
« on: May 01, 2009, 02:25:18 AM »
Albany, Chapman, Howard, NYLS, Syracuse, Vermont, Pacific, William Mitchell, Southwestern, Wayne State...just remember those names...

Yeah... that's not it at all.

Here's the accident from last year, 4 items down:

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2008/03/index.html

lol. Like I said...Albany, Chapman, Howard, NYLS, Syracuse, Vermont, Pacific, William Mitchell, Southwestern, Wayne State...just remember those names...


This makes less than 0 sense.

Don't blame ME. All I did was submit the names of the best TTT schools I knew. That other stuff is worthless. The lower you go in the rankings, the more volatile they are...subject to changes with minor adjustments in methodology/metrics.

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Get a lottery ticket. You got screwed. You are now primed for a lotto win. When things like this happen, look out, something good is right around the corner. Get a lotto ticket. And when you win, send me half of the winnings.  ;)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: San Diego Living?
« on: May 01, 2009, 02:06:57 AM »
Mira Mesa or Scripps Ranch lol. Or Miramar, not far from USIU and the Naval Base, where Top Gun was filmed. Lots of Rattlesnakes in those hills, though. lol. Naw. Just kidding. Go for La Mesa...

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Not sure if anyone has bothered to point this out yet, but perhaps Iowa's good national reach is due in part to their high ranking that causes people to go there and then bail back home (or wherever) when they realize they don't want to live in Iowa until they die.

 +1 That happens at other schools, too.

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I would say Kent because I like the possibility of getting a 3.0 and still keeping at least 5,000.  Plus, I do think that Kent is a little better then DePaul

I second this.   

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2010 Graduate Poli Sci

URM - mom from sierra leone, west africa/ dad jamaican with portugese descent (never met father)
will be first college grad in family. 

3.0-3.1 GPA at graduation if I maintain current pace of straight A's. (Upward Trend-two straight years of all A's. 0.73 GPA after freshman year)

167 LSAT - Shooting for 171-172 on retake

Compelling Personal Statement and LOR's.  Former gang member/been stabbed in torsow/ scars to prove it. Not proud of it, just stating the facts.  Left gang and decided to attend college at 22 yrs. old after best friend was sentenced to 18 years in prison (fed time-no parole).  REALLY turned my life around

Started a youth mentorship program here in Atlanta....My Brother's Keeper which links underprivileged black males with black male college students.

I'm shooting for T-14. HYS and other top of the heap schools etc.

What are my chances?


There's a lot of shooting in this thread.

lol.

It speaks volumes of you clowns' character in regard to denigrating the OP. This brotha' is shooting to do somthing positive for his community in lieu of the previous polar choice. The whole act of concieving an idea in your mind is akin to shooting for a thing, at one point we have all shot for a thing, and will continue to shoot. Talk about unconscionable. And law dog you should know better considering the fact that you're a black man; you of all people should know much kudos the OP deserves for turning his life around. I apologize for you (LawDog) on behalf of all black people.

I appreciate you supporting the OP, but don't you think you are being a bit too sensitive? Come on man, you know good and well I am down. You aren't counting me in that group, are you? I advised him to push forward. If I was a hater, I wouldn't have done that. And if I did not say it before, I am extremely proud of him for turning his life around. My bad for not saying that up front...I thought it was redundant b/c of my advice.

It was just a joke, and if Steve Harvey, Jamie Fox and Chris Rock can joke about aspects of gang bangin', it should not be that big of a deal. But I'll say this, everyone does need to give OP his due respect.I wish my cousins would have realized that they, too, could have been lawyers.

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2010 Graduate Poli Sci

URM - mom from sierra leone, west africa/ dad jamaican with portugese descent (never met father)
will be first college grad in family. 

3.0-3.1 GPA at graduation if I maintain current pace of straight A's. (Upward Trend-two straight years of all A's. 0.73 GPA after freshman year)

167 LSAT - Shooting for 171-172 on retake

Compelling Personal Statement and LOR's.  Former gang member/been stabbed in torsow/ scars to prove it. Not proud of it, just stating the facts.  Left gang and decided to attend college at 22 yrs. old after best friend was sentenced to 18 years in prison (fed time-no parole).  REALLY turned my life around

Started a youth mentorship program here in Atlanta....My Brother's Keeper which links underprivileged black males with black male college students.

I'm shooting for T-14. HYS and other top of the heap schools etc.

What are my chances?


If you have any convictions/run ins with the law, be upfront about them.  Law Schools tend to favor URM's and if you can write a compelling essay and back it up with the numbers (which look pretty decent), you will get into law school.  Take a shot - there is no harm in applying to HYS etc.
Good luck.  It's nice to see it when someone turns their challenging life into something positive!

Correction...law schools tend to "seek out QUALIFIED URM's", especially those with good stories. Being a URM in itself guarantees nothing.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC vs Fordham
« on: April 30, 2009, 03:46:39 PM »
I am choosing between UIUC and Fordham, both are ranked #27.  I can see myself practicing law in either Chicago or New York.  I received some $ from UIUC, but not sure for Fordham.  Money will certainly be a factor in my decision.

I am torn between the big city vs. the collegiate feel of a big ten campus.  Thoughts?

With your emphasis on the money factor, remember that New York is going to be WAY more expensive for cost of living than Champaign is. Once you find out your financial aid status from Fordham, calculate what COL is going to run you for three years also and estimate your total debt.

Statistically you're a bit more likely to land in big law out of Fordham if that's your goal, but both place decently.

I'd pick Illinois if Fordham doesn't throw a lot more money at you than UIUC did.

Ranked #27...on what? That's one ranking...USNWR. Forget rankings. These are two top-notch schools. UIUC is great, as is Fordham. And remember, UIUC gives u the best of both worlds. You can go to Chicago on weekends.

So your argument is that the rankings, which say the two schools are basically the same, are meaningless because the two schools are basically the same?

Call me crazy, but, yes! This sounds like a paradox, but it isn't. Consider them similar, not b/c of their similar rankings, but b/c of what the schools provide in terms of programs, employment opportunities, "prestige" (which I will concede is tied to, gulp, USNWR rankings) and quality of education. And remember, I cited one specific ranking to ignore...USNWR. When two schools are that close, go with the money (to a degree) and the heart.

I like both schools.

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