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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pace v. NYLS (deposit due soon!!)
« on: March 10, 2006, 08:45:56 PM »
Does Pace have a library?  That might be one advantage over NYLS......

haha i thought you were talking about schools...i was like, "wake, denver, utah...texas?"  

Anyway, being in state usually helps for state schools, especially state school that have to have a certain number of in-state residents (most of the southern schools, etc)  Sometimes it doesn't matter, like with the cali schools, and very rarely, it hurts (minn.)

Going to School X for undergrad might also help or hurt depending on the school - if they are really looking for diversity, it could hurt..if you did well (or made some connections) it could help.  It also might not matter.

If you ask about specific schools, someone here can probably let you know if being in-state/undergrad/living down the street will help you out or not.

Either way, they will all be small factors (except possibly for residency).  Things like LSAT/GPA/WE/ECs will all top living across the street from a particular school.

Have you called to check up on your file - like, has it been reviewed yet at all?  If people that have applied way after you have gotten decisions, maybe your app is stuck somewhere at the bottom of a pile, or has some mistaken hold or flag on it - you might want to check.  Just saying that because someone earlier this week applied to a school in October, and called last week to see what was taking so long, and admissions basically said that they misplaced his file or something, ooops!  If they have reviewed it, it could mean that
a) you have been dinged and they are waiting to send them out all at once
b) you have been unoficially deffered
c) they are waiting to see who else applied by the deadline to make a decision
d) they are impressed with your soft factors but want to see if anyone has better ones
e) get the point

There is no way to know, so you really have no other options but to sit tight and wait.

Best of luck, and try not to go too crazy waiting for a decision.....

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Arkansas-Fayeteville...
« on: March 10, 2006, 12:56:26 PM »
LSU places alright in Houston, not sure about Dallas, but I would kind of doubt it.  Ole Miss places will in MS and Memphis, and alright in the rest of Tennessee, as well as Birmingham.  From what I have heard from friends, it is pretty hard to get a job outside of Arkansas if you go to UofA.

If you want to work in New Orleans, LSU is your best bet by far, or think about Loyola N.O, although it is really expensive and I don't know how well they are doing - Tulane is rebounding well, but Loyola (as a smaller and less well-know school) might have more problems.  New Orleans might still be a shaky legal market for a while - the courts are back, but many of the firms have moved to Baton Rouge or Houston.   If you want to work in Dallas, really try to look into the Texas school, as I have heard the Texas legal markets can be hard to break into if you go to school outside of Texas.  Maybe think about SMU PT, or TX Tech, St. Mary's.....I would not plan on going from Ole Miss or Arkansas to Texas - it is possible, it will just be an uphill struggle (although I would suspect slightly easier from Ole Miss, and easier still from LSU)

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Arkansas-Fayeteville...
« on: March 10, 2006, 12:41:17 PM »
I am going to preface what I this by saying that I have only been to Fayetteville a few times, but I do know a few people that go to school there.

Fayetteville is really beautiful!  UofA is considered a great law school for lawyers in Arkansas, although it is a very regional school - I think you would have to do really well go go out of state right after you graduate, but if you like Arkansas, you are golden. They do float between tier 2 and 3, where Ole Miss usually sits at the bottom of Tier 2, so there is not a lot of difference - I wouldn't worry so much about the rankings, as they are both very regional schools.  Fayetteville is probably ranked lower because their incoming LSAT scores are lower - I don't know if there is any difference in quality of education (although Ole Miss definatly likes to think so).  If you want to work in Arkansas, so to Fayetteville, if you want to work in Mississippi or Memphis, go to Ole Miss.  I personally would rather live in Oxford than Fay. but that is just my opinion - Oxford is more "southern" and a big SEC school, while Fayetteville is kind of set in the mountains, and has a bit of a different feel to it - I would visit if I were chosing between the two.

UofA will probably keep bouncing between the tiers, but I honestly do not think it matters - IT IS A REGIONAL SCHOOL!  Don't buy into the rankings when you are looking at regional tier 2 school A and regional tier 3 school B.  Go where you want to practice.  Ole Miss is a bit harder to get into, I think, and will be renovating the law center soon, so that might boost their rankings, I am not sure.

If I had to chose between the two school, I would go with Ole Miss, I am an undergrad here and really love it, but if you want to work in either of these areas, you can't go wrong with either school.  If you have any specific questions about Ole Miss, I will do my best to answer them!

Best of luck with your decision!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Arkansas-Fayeteville...
« on: March 10, 2006, 12:23:29 PM »
What's Fayetteville like?  Pretty

Are there all holy-roller baptists there? Yep

How are the ladies there?  Southern

Why did it drop from Tier 2 to 3?  Low LSAT scores

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Liberal v. Conservative
« on: March 08, 2006, 08:26:18 PM »
wow there are a lot of conservatives on here....

I am liberal....very very liberal.  And from Mississippi.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Should I do this?
« on: March 08, 2006, 04:56:44 PM »
I did this exact same thing, and got accepted - don't know if the letter helped, but it definatly didn't hurt.

I'll pm you mine so you can see how I started it.

Kirstin would you mind PM me the beginning of yours as well? I am now considering sending a LOC as well. Thank you!

I PMed you - hope it helps you out a bit!

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