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Well at first I let myself get a little excited over the fact that they thought enough of me to send me a waiver (yes I realize this is a very small thing, but it made me smile).  When it was schools that my numbers are compatible in, I found it believable that they would really want me to apply and eventually attend.  But last week I got a letter from Northwestern praising my score, which I don't even think is in their 25th percentile.  When a school like this offers me a fee waiver I'm very skeptical.  I'm retaking the lsat in june or october though.  I feel like I can do better.  When its time to apply I guess I'll still apply to the free ones.

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General Board / Re: Why does everyone think 1L is so hard?
« on: April 08, 2010, 10:50:49 PM »
So umm what school do you go to?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Do these schools want to deny me?
« on: April 08, 2010, 05:23:58 PM »
So I've been getting a ton of fee waivers, some of which have been from schools where my numbers aren't incredily compatible.  Do you suppose the schools just want me to apply so they can't get app. #'s up?  Perhaps they already know I will be denied and are using me so that they can claim to to be more competitive or exlcusive?

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I haven't heard of a school only taking the 1st score.  From what I hear there are quite a few schools that take the highest score.  From my understanding schools that don't just take the highest, typically average all scores together.  Anyway the only true way to determine if you need more than 2mos. is to go ahead and take a prep test (try one of the Actual tests) & see how you do. Eventhough you may not be able to enroll in a prep course yet, you could probably buy a LSAT prep book and start studying on your own until you have time for the course.

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General Board / Re: HELP get me out of my lease!
« on: March 29, 2010, 08:38:03 PM »
Well let me know how this goes for you. I'm desperately trying to get out of my lease also, but I refuse to pay $2000 to do so.  Legal advice is not necessary, but if anyone can speak on personal experience I'm sure both the OP and myself would greatly appreciate it.

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This is probably somewhat irrelevant, but I completely understand how you feel about the english and philosophy papers.  I had this 1 english professor early on in my undergraduate career who always wanted us to look beyond the text to further analyze the author's purpose. I know it dosen't sound so bad, but he once spent 2 whole class periods explaining why some fictional character in a novel had to be homosexual, eventhough in a candid interview the author denied it.  What the hell? I would much rather write about things grounded in facts or evidence, not that ridiculous bull! So that was my experience with both philosophy and english. I hate them both passionately!

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General Board / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: March 03, 2010, 10:02:34 PM »
Ok now lets play nice you guys........LMAO   ;D

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Only $100? And how much are you going to make off this book again?  I smell a rip off.........don't give in fellow LSDers!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: GSU
« on: February 27, 2010, 04:02:51 PM »
This isn't really pertaining to your question, but did you apply to emory? Because they are considerably higher ranked & your numbers are definitely good enough for them.  If u didn't why not?  If so, I'm suspecting that this would be your top choice in the area, opposed to GSU.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Nova Law School- Any good??
« on: February 20, 2010, 05:42:17 PM »
thanks for your response

i think you would be right if a person wants a job in big law being stuck in a library for 80 hours a week.

Not me i want to work in the public defenders office or da's office so im sure most graduates of those four schools would not want to work in local government for 30-40k a year but i would to get the experience for a few years then open up a office.

I reject the notion that one would not be successful unless they go to the "top four" schools in florda. I have a friend that goes to famu and interns for a lawyer that practices criminal law in orlando and graduated from barry. He makes 250k a year handling violation of probation and other criminal cases.

your right in the sense that going to those top 4 schools would give an individual a leg up in corporate law. But really lets be honest none of the schools in the southeast is no yale. I think for me the best route to go is to find the most cost effective school with a good bar pass rate so i have no debt. I have another friend that graduated from hofsta has 120k in debt and has not found a job after 9 months.

You are completely clueless. You said you don't want to stuck in a library 80 hours a week.. well the truth is in horrible schools you actually have to study more because everyone is competitive as hell. Most of them realize they have to be at the top of the class to get any jobs at all after graduation. The rest are trying to be at the top because they are trying to transfer. If you think going to a low rated school means you don't have to study as much you're going to end up dropping out.

You also might want to do research on public service jobs. They are NOT full of third tier law grads. Believe it or not there are tons of students at top tier law schools who are trying to be DA's. A lot of the times public service jobs that pay 40k a year are just as competitive as big law jobs.

Your example of a Barry grad is an exception. Terrell Owens went to Tennessee Chattanooga for football, I guess that means other football players from that school can expect to be in the NFL right?

I so love the T.O. example!  Its so ridiculous how some people tend to hang their dreams on being another exeption to the rule when statistically there's a better chance that they'd be struck by lightening.

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