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Transferring / Re: Rutgers-Camden v. Ohio St and Fordham
« on: May 25, 2009, 03:38:14 PM »
I think the NYC law schools are way overpriced. I thought about attending a certain school located in NYC, however due to the higher than average tuition plus crazy living expenses, I gave up. My recommendation for NYC schools is not to attend a school unless you are certain it does bring better job prospects in the long run. Then it would be worth the investment.
Good luck


Transferring / transfer, writing sample?
« on: May 25, 2009, 11:53:53 AM »
Hello everyone,

In a transfer application process, has anyone ever tried to submit a writing sample? (ie a law school essay written for a particular class, for example, constitutional law). It's the type of writing sample that you submit to a potential employer? I would like to know because I want to enhance my application and show the admin committee my writing ability and my ability to analyze a legal issue. Thanks. I look forward to your responses.


Job Search / anyone not doing anything law related in 1L summer?
« on: May 15, 2009, 04:51:07 PM »
just wondering. i just went back to my old technical job. anyone in the same boat?

Hello everyone
I would like to know what are the chances of transferring from a T3 in the Northeast(with a reputable IP program)to any school in the 40's-80's (US news ranking). I have an advanced degree in the hard sciences. However, because of the harsh B curve at the school,there are very few As given in the school.  What are the chances of getting into a higher ranked school if you're in the middle of the pack? I'm sitting in the middle of the pack now mostly due to an awful torts grade where I got a C- (3 credit course)
Is there anyway to rescue this? I just wrote my finals and i'm waiting for those final grades.
If there is anyone that can provide advice, i'd appreciate it.

Rene Descartes

Current Law Students / Re: Con-law "Substantive due process "
« on: May 11, 2009, 03:48:15 PM »
in my con law studies, i never liked SDP that much as I thought there were too many value judgements in there. It's a tug of war between liberals and conservatives ..what it all comes down to...
I liked how O'Connor wrote her opinions, not taking any particular side. She was always right in the middle.

I think this is like comparing apples to oranges.
I know some very bright law students who are terrified of numbers and hate math with a passion. I also know bright scientists and engineers who cannot write, have bad grammar and spelling.

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