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I <3 my iPhone.  I totally recommend it.  :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Suggest schools which fit my profile?
« on: May 04, 2009, 11:43:33 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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The link between violence and interstate commerce is SO dicey! If it didn't work in Lopez it shouldn't work in Morrison. :P

Morrison was decided wrong!

I need a drink.  :(

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We're fixing to get into a fight about the Violence Against Women Act - stay tuned.

It's clearly a regulation relating to interstate commerce.  I don't know what YOU'RE talking about.  :P

No really, I can stay non-political.  I swear.

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HEY!

Guess what has two thumbs and finished the first year of law school today?




Just in time for poop talk.

Congratulations!  :)

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Sure.

You know what I think? YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS b/c you are going to Cal Western or somewhere like that.

Now you're yelling at me for agreeing with you.

No, just getting even for below...that stuff about credited answer...look at the minority threads and see who has gotten into T14's.

Oh don't be so sensitive.  If it makes you feel any better, I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING you say, not just school-related stuff.  ;)

And if it makes you feel any better, I don't really think you will be at Cooley. Maybe Santa Clara or somewhere. I honestly do not care. It doesn't matter b/c I don't lose anything either way. I hid my schools on LSN b/c everyone found out that Yale waitlisted me and I was getting a ton of e-mails. That's why you couldn't view my schools. Plus, I never go to the site and I don't want to have to edit all the time. But if I crack it open right now, you will see that it matches everything i have been telling you guys for months. 

I really couldn't care less to be honest.  I put little stock in LSN.

And third time's the charm.  Santa Clara it is.  Hope you're happy.

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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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Lindy's story sounds like an FML.

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Sure.

You know what I think? YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS b/c you are going to Cal Western or somewhere like that.

Now you're yelling at me for agreeing with you.

No, just getting even for below...that stuff about credited answer...look at the minority threads and see who has gotten into T14's.

Oh don't be so sensitive.  If it makes you feel any better, I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING you say, not just school-related stuff.  ;)

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You know good and well that I am right. You are deep in flame territory, b/c you are saying essentially what I am saying. Ask anyone what a 2.9 GPA means for someone's admission, and they will ask, "Can you get it up to 3.0?" That's the first thing anyone thinks. You are str8 flamin'.

I don't even remember what we were arguing at this point.

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