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Another consideration for non-Mormons going to BYU is to remeber that if you go there you will always be thought of as a Mormon. If you have BYU on your resume everyone is going to think you are Mormon, which may be a bad thing depending on personal preference. There should also be a HUGE distinction made between BYU Mormons and other Mormons. When you think of the lame, brownie baking, PG movie watching, in by 10:00 Mormons, you're thinking of BYU Mormons. Or if you think of bleached hair, shell necklace and Abercrombie wearing, jeep driving, spoiled cake boys and ditzy, blond, stuck-up spoiled girls. You're thinking of BYU Mormons.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Need a little help. 3.05 / 162
« on: January 13, 2006, 11:58:08 AM »
Thanks for the advice everyone. I know that Emory and ND are long shots, but I was a missionary in Atlanta and I'm hoping that Emory might like that a little bit, but I doubt it. Thanks for the advice on Minnesotta, I'm going to have to look at them more closely. Although I don't like the idea of being a "Golden Gopher" or whatever they are.

I disagree about BYU having a better reputation in Salt Lake City than the U of U. My friend had a meeting with Dean Wirthlin of BYU two months ago and he said that Utah's proximity gives it an advantage to BYU as most Utah grads stay in Salt Lake and the networking is much better. Many BYU grads stay south of Salt Lake or go out of state as opportunities are much better due to BYU's church connections. Dean Wirthlin also admitted that Utah is known for having a stronger faculty, as BYU has difficulties attracting non-LDS professors. As for attending BYU, I'm an active member of the LDS church, and even I wouldn't even think about going to school in Provo. Just driving through it makes my stomach turn. It's ultra-conservative and incredibly snobbish. But the University of Utah would be a great place for any out of state student. Then again I am a Utah grad, so I'm somewhat biased.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Need a little help. 3.05 / 162
« on: January 11, 2006, 09:10:13 AM »
Thanks for the help, and congratulations on your baby as well. I checked out Chiashu and I don't know if I trust it. LSAC seems to be a little bit more legitimate for some reason. But anyways, thanks again and good luck.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Need a little help. 3.05 / 162
« on: January 10, 2006, 08:52:31 PM »
What other schools have you heard from, or which ones are you applying to?

Choosing the Right Law School / Need a little help. 3.05 / 162
« on: January 10, 2006, 08:39:21 PM »
Wonderin' what my chances are. I'm applying this weekend and I haven't narrowed it down yet. I know some are a stretch, but why not?

-Indiana (Bloomington)
-Notre Dame

Worked 30 hours/week during school, majored in Finance, and currently working as a paralegal with awesome experience. PS is strong (about becoming a father recently). Optional essay on 2 years of missionary service with a lot of leadership experience(LDS, you better reconotice). The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Iowa, Eric Andersen, told me that Iowa loves LDS missionaries, and that they send him to the law school fairs in Utah to recruit them through his church connections. Rather strange, but if it helps me I love it. Any feedback on my chances at these schools would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: paralegal jobs
« on: November 20, 2005, 01:44:25 PM »
I had a year between my graduation and next fall to burn, and I also wanted to get some legal experience. I went to all of the attorneys that I knew and asked if they knew of anyone that needed any help. One of them got me a job with his brother in law who is a sole practitioner, who refers to me as his paralegal, although I have no certificate or training. I've been able to acquire some great experience in drafting demand letters, mediation and arbitration statements, interrogatories, etc., as well as setting up various corporations. It's been great to actually get a little bit of experience so that I know that I can practice law and enjoy it prior to spending $100,000 on law school. You may want to ask around to see if anyone needs any help, or even cold contact attorneys and tell them that you would like to work for them for a few months. Just tell them that you don't care how much you get paid, just as long as you get some good experience. That way they get some cheap labor and you get what you want.

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