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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What area of law do you want to pursue?
« on: March 05, 2009, 07:29:46 PM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What area of law do you want to pursue?
« on: March 04, 2009, 04:22:22 PM »
I'm interested in family law.  :D

Well, I applied to UH and South Texas, but I'm still waiting to hear back from both.  I'm not from Texas, but I plan to relocate to Houston ASAP.  I don't know too much about South Texas, but I applied anyway, because it can't hurt, right?  Thank you for the information.  :)

I have a feeling we don't have too many people from Houston on this board. hehe

Do you have the option to go to UT or UH. Those would be the best schools if you want to practice in the Houston area.

If you don't have that option, South Texas isn't as terrible as most people automatically say. It would be harder for you coming out, but in 10 years, no one will care that you went there.

My personal anecdote is that I know a VERY successful judge in the Dallas area that went to South Texas. She is probably the most successrful person I know with a law degree. She made it work. Of course, she is the exception, not the rule.

Choosing the Right Law School / Can't find a discussion on this one...
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:07:32 AM »
What do you guys think of the South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX? 

I know that's it's a tier 4 school, but it seems to have a pretty good reputation compared to other tier 4 schools, at least in the Houston area.  Do you think it's a viable option for a person that wants to stay in the Houston area after graduation? 
I appreciate everyone's advice, but I really want to learn about the school. 

I'm afraid this will turn into a "don't worry about the details of that school. It's a T4, and that's all you need to know. Go to a T1."

But honestly, any info would be appreciated.

Thank you guys so much in advance!  :)

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: challenge to urm's
« on: February 28, 2009, 11:20:01 AM »
I challenge all urm's to leave their race/ethnicity blank.  This way we will finally have a cycle where only the deserving get in.  As for the argument that urm status has put you at a disadvantage I point out that your aren't attending poorly funded city schools, you are attending colleges, which for the most part have amazing resources and funding.  The only urm's that should mark their status are those who have actually been slaves.  It is time that everyone should be judged on their merits and not on a rascist policy like AA.  Although I feel my challenge is just I am sure it will not be accepted, to many people are ok with acception handouts.

Why is it that you are railing against Affirmative Action and not against "Legacies" in the admissions process?

HAHA! Amen!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is it worth it??
« on: February 27, 2009, 06:16:22 PM »
If you have to stay in the top 10% to keep your money I wouldnt even consider it when deciding between the two schools. You have a 90% chance of not having it the following year.

I love, love, LOVE your Obama picture!  :D

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