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That's some very red hair there.

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What does "bl825" stand for and how come you're the 825th one?

Somali pirates are totally cool.  I have to confess, though, that the Disney pirates are the sh*t.  I'd so much rather see them hijacking freighters around the horn of Africa than a bunch of Mogadishu jerkoffs.

No offense to you Steve, if you happen to be from the big M or somehting.

I thought you were supposed to be telling me things about me?

Not all the time, only when it's appropriate.  Now it's appropriate for you to let all of us know what you've done with the other 824 bl's.  I sense foul play.

I'm kind of inappropriate, unfortunately.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Goodbye from LawDog!
« on: May 07, 2009, 08:07:10 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

LOL.  Best of luck, LawDog.  I mean that.  :)

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Well there's also the opposite effect: people are lazier and more burnt out, so they don't work as hard.  :)

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So far: 5.  Up too early, need coffee, didn't sleep well.

Sucks.  :(

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Sounds about right, though you left out the part where you make fun of me for being T4-bound.

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Considering that we occasionally debate this topic, I figured we might as well just have a topic for what everyone thinks of as the best law schools that are perpetually ranked in the T3 and T4, or pretty close to it. Give reasons if you want, don't if you don't. Let's have some fun. I'll start:

In nothing besides alphabetical order:

Albany, Arkansas-Fayetteville, Franklin Pierce, North Dakota, Ole Miss (probably the best on my list), Stetson, Syracuse, and Texas Tech.

University of Arkansas and University of Mississippi are at a different category away from Tier 3 and especially Tier 4, because of their frequent appearance at the top 100 and their low cost. 

Hence why I figure them to be two of the better, yet lower ranked schools.

dude, are you presently attending FSU law school?  what is that saying about stones and glass houses?

This would make a lot more sense if he were bashing these schools, which does not seem to be the case.

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What does "bl825" stand for and how come you're the 825th one?

Somali pirates are totally cool.  I have to confess, though, that the Disney pirates are the sh*t.  I'd so much rather see them hijacking freighters around the horn of Africa than a bunch of Mogadishu jerkoffs.

No offense to you Steve, if you happen to be from the big M or somehting.

I thought you were supposed to be telling me things about me?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Suggest schools which fit my profile?
« on: May 04, 2009, 09:43:33 PM »
I'm new to this and would like advice on where I should apply, since I only decided to apply to law school on a whim. I've been getting non-stop inquiries about it from friends and parents, and I don't even know where to start. Obviously I know I shouldn't finalize my list until I take the LSAT score, but I want to be able to plan ahead somewhat.

Non-URM with a 3.6 at Georgetown University, majoring in Government with a minor in a non-native non-western language (something I'm really proud of and I think sets me apart). I'm taking the June LSAT with a predicted score ~170 (I've taken three full-length test-prep-company diagnostic tests with my scores being 170, 175, and 176, so who knows how it's actually gonna turn out).

My dream schools would be Georgetown, UChicago, Northwestern, or Cornell -- is it even worth it to bother applying to these places since my GPA isn't that great? Should I aim lower? Does it matter that I'm coming from a hyper-competitive undergraduate background instead of getting a 3.9 at StateU? My dad wants me to apply to HLS, but isn't that a total pipe dream?

Although people say that "you might as well apply!" I really don't want to go through the whole process of blanketing every top-14 school if it's only going to stress me out. I'd like to find some matches (WashU?) and a few reaches. Can you help me?

No sense in talking about the list in too much detail, but with a 3.6/170, Georgetown/Northwestern/Cornell should be well within reach.  Chicago might be a little outside your window, but would still definitely be worth applying to. 

Good luck!  :)
BL

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Wow, that was quick.
I hate to play the "personal anecdotal experience" card, but I never saw things work that way in practice.  Where I used to work, the senior offshore staff spent a year in the U.S. first before going back to India or Southeast Asia, in no small part to defuse the "how can these folks in a Third-World country know what they're doing?" argument, just as you said.  However, I don't think it ever came up with a potential customer.  People were willing to chance that the offshore help was, if not as good, at least good enough.  Even people that expressed dismay that good-paying American jobs (eventually including mine) were going overseas still signed on the dotted line when they saw the enormous price difference.  American engineers just can't compete with someone making $4/hour.  (In reality, it turned out that the offshore work almost never was good enough, and it had nothing to do a lack of exposure to American business practices).
Just because someone is in a foreign country doesn't mean he or she couldn't become an expert on American laws.  I suppose even courtroom action could get outsourced, if teleconferencing equipment could be used.
I've heard that even a lot of medical work is now getting done overseas.  X-ray analysis, for example, is often sent out to someone in Asia before being sent back here.

Okay, fair enough.  I guess given enough time and open access, there might be overseas lawyers who develop enough expertise with American law, courts to effectively compete with even partners at American firms.

Maybe the power lawyers will eventually make it possible to outsource everything except what they do.  ;)

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