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Law School Admissions / Unsolicited mailings
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:14:59 PM »
I'm not sure that this is the appropriate place to ask this, but I didn't know where else to put it.  Anyway, I just received an unsolicited mailer from U of Minnesota.  Anyway, the reason I'm asking is because my LSAC #'s aren't that good.  My LSAC GPA is 2.38 (although my current GPA is a 3.67 and the bad grades are from ten years ago) and my LSAT is only a 152.  So why would they have selected me from the Candidate Referral Service and "invited" me to apply?  My #'s are way below the standards, according to the LSAC.

Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Those Ivy people will probably say that they can spell it any darn way they want because their the ivy leagues and you're not, or something equally as pompous.  Then again, President Bush went to Yale and Harvard and he's an ESL student if I ever saw one.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Albany Law School
« on: November 09, 2005, 06:18:07 PM »
I just got home from visiting Albany.  All I can say is WOW!!!  What a class act that school is.  I had visited Widener before and, while it was OK, Albany blew it out of the water.  I got to sit in on a Civil Procedure class and the prof. was awesome too.  I actually knew a bit of the material from one of my undergrad classes, so that was encouraging.  I actually got lost once I got off of the NY Thruway, but I called the Admissions Office and they stayed on the phone with me till I got to the school...Who does that?

Anyway, I don't need a T14 or even a T100 school, not that that is an issue with my #'s.  If I can finagle my way into ALS, then I'm done with this whole application process.

Anyone want to see pics, let me know.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Why is Cooley always made fun of?
« on: November 09, 2005, 06:13:15 PM »
If I may be permitted a moment of insensitivity, one thing I've noticed about Cooley's viewbook is how ugly the people in there are. Granted, no one's perfect, and law students can be somewhat pasty-looking after spending hours under fluorescent lights studying, but the people at Cooley are FUGLY. If those are the people they're putting in the viewbook to promote the school, imagine how ugly everyone else is.

On the plus side, ugly chicks are easy, if you're into that kind of stuff.

On that topic, have you seen Syracuse's viewbook?  Very nice talent in that publication, I have to say.  Thank God they don't make you go to the board to do math problems in law school.  I'd fail for sure. :P

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Why is Cooley always made fun of?
« on: November 09, 2005, 06:11:21 PM »

you go to URI?  ;)

No, Stockton College in New Jersey.  I think he has an inferiority complex regarding our school, even though its consistently ranked as one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the country.  He's been there since the beginning, when they didn't have grades and were a big tree-hugger school.  Then again, our school's mean LSAT is like a 140-145, so maybe he has a point.

I am a law enforcement officer in Southern New Jersey.  I am 31 and will be 32 and married very soon.  I've always wanted to go to law school, but got derailed by immaturity during my first stint at undergrad.  My soon to be wife, having her MBA, has told me to get into the best school I can and that shw would move anywhere.  We have no kids so it shouldnt be that bad.

Good Luck to everyone on the board

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Why is Cooley always made fun of?
« on: November 09, 2005, 02:06:43 AM »
I agree.  For example, my school's pre-law advisor is always pimping Roger Williams on us.  The problem is that they're barely accredited at this point.  Its a shame, no one has the heart to tell the senile old coot, though.

As far as weather goes, having spent a few years in awesome San Diego, I can say that is is definitely beautiful pretty much every day of the year (except that two week period in January when it rains constantly).  Having said that, it soon became very, very boring.  Plus, Christmas in California just isnt Christmas.  Surfing before Christmas dinner just didn't seem right.

For fun, again having lived on both coasts, I'd have to go Northeast, just because everything is encapsulated within those big cities.  For example, If you're in New York and its 2am, you're 3 minutes from anything you could imagine that you'd want to do.  Plus, you don't have to hop on the freeway to do it.

For me, personally, my passion is politics.  I love the strategy and intrigue that go along with it.  I'm going to law school because I want to get into politics as an elected person.  Therefore, for me, the most fun would be to go to law school in a state capital or Washington.  It is why I am applying to Albany, Maine, Suffolk and IU-Indianapolis and Catholic.  They're the best schools, in my areas of choice, that my numbers might get me into (3.71/152).

So, to answer the general question, the concept of "most fun" I would think would depend upon your interests.  If you are a club hopper, then obviously LA, NY, Chicago or any other big city is your best bet.  If you like hiking and other outdoorsy type stuff, then any New England School would do (also works if you like to ski).  If sports is your thing, Chicago, NY, Boston, Philly would probably be for you.

Thanks for allowing me to ramble.  I have to get a handle on the whole "conciseness" thing.

Law School Admissions / Re: complete
« on: November 08, 2005, 06:51:45 PM »
I got an unsolicited mailing from Rutgers today and an invitation to participate in a chat for Quinnipiac...Is this good?

Thanks for the input

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