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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Full time student, full time employed, need to take LSAT in 2 months! Help?« on: December 26, 2009, 02:41:23 PM »
So how did the scores go trudawg?
« on: December 26, 2009, 04:33:47 AM »
Isis *wink* (no homo) hey yourself Rattler!
Far as the question on what schools, I was told having a WIDE selection of schools from all levels of selectivity (dream schools down to "everybody gets in here" schools)...so my choices range from top 10s like yale, harvard. and cornell (whose 25th percentile UG gpa i am above, so I am in their middle 50% range, unlike the others), good ones like Georgetown, average ones like American and mercer and ones that are strong regionally like UMiami and Georgia State, and others like Howard (although I don't want to go to another HBCU for law, just because I thought a different experience might be good for my health.
I know the name brand schools always look good when it's time to impress future clients, but i wonder if a solo is the end goal how much that really matters, cause with lawyers aren't people either going for the one with the lowest fees and best customer service...or the one all their friends and family use?
For practical experience I was thinking being a state attorney would be a good way to get experience, get some loans excused, and get exposure/make contacts.
If all these lofty plans go up in smoke due to a bad lsat etc...then hey, I go where I am accepted that is convenient and make the best of that, because I know people that went to what i believe are t3 or 4 schools and are doing quite well...it gets very hard though, trying to decipher how much of the name brand snobbery applies to what I will face as I go about MY plans for my legal future...and how much of it is only for those trying to get in with big corporate law firms.
I also see a lot of doom and gloom predicted about too many lawyers on the job market...but as I really intend to do law for the specific purpose of not being forever looking a job but instead making my own...and since the fields i am interested in have an endless supply of clients (immigration and family law)...I am really feeling like a lot of what i am reading just does not apply to me.
Not sure what board this would go on, but I wanted to share this story of how sometimes good deeds pay off
Sounds almost like my "accidental" receipt of a full scholarship to my undergrad! I thought it was an award ceremony as in a plaque to hang on the wall...but we drove the 1.5 hours since we were invited and just had that feeling we should go.
turned out they were SCHOLARSHIP awards and i got a full one.
Love those GOOOOD surprises!
And to think I nearly didn't show up!
Don't go to FAMU. Just don't. It's arguably the worst law school in Florida.
I see your points...I don't know what the appeal is with FAMU if one does not live in orlando but I went to FAMU for undergrad (only because they gave me a full scholarship, cause I had actually never heard of them before that)...but just for me personally it could be ranked higher than Harvard I've had enough of the folks in the foote-hilyer administration building. The school has great programs and I like everything else, and much like FSU, the parties are wicked...but I'm ready to deal with a school who delivers financial aid before I'm on the verge of being homeless. lol.
Not really sure how the OP plans to manage...I know my old OB/GYN and his wife sent their kids back home while they were in med school...but this is common for us folks for the Caribbean...split up for a few years to cement a solid future for all the rest of years.
I am definitely pondering sending my younger one back home to start school. If she stays up here and goes public she is forced to start in the year she turns 6. That is bothering the hell out of me.
Because you are right people are going to need time outside of being in class to research, do homework, participate in what's going on in law school, aba conferences and other networking opportunities...
But somehow I doubt OP has that kind of option to consider. I haven't finalized anything yet but I hope she's planning on going into public service or solo if she goes to FAM. And most of the folks i saw in state gov't in Tally were UF and FSU grads...their alumni network is like a million strong. lol.
« on: October 29, 2009, 10:09:06 PM »
I once knew a girl who was so wrapped up in elitism and rankings she got into NYU, Columbia, Stanford and Harvard, but got dinged at Yale and based on that 1 ding decided not to go to law school at all.
1. I love that screen name you have...says so much in 3 words.
2. OMG BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAA...s o what is this genius doing now?
« on: October 29, 2009, 08:11:10 PM »
As a black female with dreads (I understand the gender bias for women with dreads) I am all for black men keeping their hair neat and professional. In order for the powers that be to be tolerant of other cultures, it may require black men with dreads to refuse to cut them if that's not their desire. I know a couple of my good friends who cut their dreads for a job they ended up hating anyway, and it was evident from the outset. If an employer has a problem with your hair during the interview process, best believe that's only the tip of the ice berg. That employer may STILL discriminate against you until you realize it wasn't ur dreads at all, its just the culture of that job does not embrace the diversity they may be advertising.dreads and gay rights are being compared now? hairstyle vs. sexual preference?
discrimination based on hairstyle is not prohibited by law. Law offices don't rush to hire brilliant white kids with neon blue mohawks either. And law is one of the most conservative fields out there...there are always exceptions to the rule, but the rule remains...
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: 1L Attrition Rates : Beg the ABA to do away with ALL these CESSPOOLS« on: October 29, 2009, 01:09:40 PM »
From Paul L. Caron, TaxProf Blog:
As I read somewhere else...it is actually to these schools' CREDIT that they kick people out at a higher rate than the top schools...because it proves, if youthink about it, that they ARE teaching the same law at the same quality as the upper schools...the upper schools are just more SELECTIVE and only let people in who they are MORE than reasonably sure can cut it.
These schools are not poorer in the material taught, they are poorer in SELECTIVITY. So whereas if i am admitted to harvard i can pretty much be reinforced in the idea that i WILL graduate and pass the bar because the VAAAST majority of their admits do just that...admittance to cooley or wherever still leaves me big doubts on finishing because they routinely let people in who can't actually make it through law school and can't pass the bar.
Think about it...a less selective school, if they are teaching what harvard is teaching, SHOULD have a much higher dropout rate!
« on: October 29, 2009, 12:42:40 PM »
Thank you Global Moderator!
Read the entire LSAC site as well...it can really answer a lot of questions.
« on: October 29, 2009, 12:41:50 PM »
It's rather hard to give you a definitive answer re: number of preptests to take. I've heard/read high scorers taking as few as 5, and as many as 50. Myself, I took probably 25, and I scored a 173.
your first raw practice test before studying, what did you get?
And how frequently did you take the 25-30 before the lsat? once a week? or...?