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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Schools for Conservatives
« on: December 04, 2005, 05:52:23 PM »
Thanks.  I try to be a sensible ideologue.

L19

Me too, though I'm on the other side.   ;)

And that is precisely why we are able to get along so amicably, albeit electronically!

LOL.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Your Reasons for Choosing x-Law School
« on: December 04, 2005, 05:51:35 PM »
What are y'alls top three reasons for choosing the law schools that you desire most?

In order of importance, I considered:

1. Geographic Location -- I had to be on the East Coast.  The further South, the better.

2. Prestige -- Given location, I'll probably sign with the best school that accepts me.  Regardless of $.

3.  Strength in program -- The better the cours offerings, faculty, and clinics in my presently preferred program will also sway me.

Runners up: Weather, Financial Aid package, Reputation for laid-back and fun community, Reputation for hot girls (sorry, being truthful lol).

And you all?


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Schools for Conservatives
« on: December 04, 2005, 05:46:36 PM »
The best.  But I will be the first to admit that there is some intrinsic value in bitching and moaning.  We can't all be Reagan-esque optimists (or we'll miss the massive deficit right under our noses!).

Well said!

Thanks.  I try to be a sensible ideologue.

L19

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Choosing the Right Law School / Money v. Happiness: Choosing a School
« on: December 04, 2005, 05:43:23 PM »
Because I got lucky and got this decent UG scholarship, I am guaranteed full-tuition for the entire 3 years at Northwestern Law (should I get in).  Sounds great, right?  The catch: I don't want to go to NU!

I don't want to be in Chicago; I don't have a business-focus. I have no work experience.  I'd much rather go somewhere else.  But hey, almost anywhere else and I'll have to pay tons of money (although I don't care that much). 

What would y'all do, given a choice between a decent school you disliked for free and a comparable school you loved with a weak financial aid package?

Ah, the joys of the law school application process.

L19

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Schools for Conservatives
« on: December 04, 2005, 05:18:20 PM »
I would also agree that many conservatives stay out of academia because they feel it is hostile to their views and they do not think it is a worthwhile pursuit (in terms of changing the country -- they'd rather do that in other venues, i.e. private sector, government).

L19

Yeah. Say what you will about us libs, but we're really good at sitting around and complaining.

The best.  But I will be the first to admit that there is some intrinsic value in bitching and moaning.  We can't all be Reagan-esque optimists (or we'll miss the massive deficit right under our noses!).

L19

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Yeah, I started a "Sponsor-An-App" program; my uncle who lived by DC paid for G'town.  My aunts in SC paid for Emory, Vandy, and Duke.  Everyone else, who have no idea that I have no chance at HYS, paid for those.  It wasn't a bad idea, but most of them haven't paid up yet.

L19

Maybe I will go door to door to cover my application fees when I apply.  Pledge drives are always fun too.  I could book a half hour slot on public television to generate some financial support. 

Whatever works!!!  I sure as hell don't have $60-80 x 11 on hand in application fees to be throwing away -- especially when 5 of the 11 are reaches!!

L19

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Schools for Conservatives
« on: December 04, 2005, 03:37:30 PM »
I wouldn't want to sacrifice academic quality or prestige for a conservative-friendly atmosphere.  Although I was raised in a very religious household, I'm more of a conservative for philosophical reasons.  Libertarian probably wouldn't bother me much.  I heard what most of you have heard about UVA and Chicago; consequently, both are in my top 5 dream choices.  I would also agree that many conservatives stay out of academia because they feel it is hostile to their views and they do not think it is a worthwhile pursuit (in terms of changing the country -- they'd rather do that in other venues, i.e. private sector, government).

L19

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Yeah, I started a "Sponsor-An-App" program; my uncle who lived by DC paid for G'town.  My aunts in SC paid for Emory, Vandy, and Duke.  Everyone else, who have no idea that I have no chance at HYS, paid for those.  It wasn't a bad idea, but most of them haven't paid up yet.

L19

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I did 13 with 2 fee waivers.  It was 10 at one point but promises of help with fees from family and friends upped the total.  The hlep hasn't come, and I'm broke!  But I don't regret it (yet, because I haven't been accepted anywhere).  But as soon as that UVA acceptance comes I'm going to feel like an a$$.  They're my number one choice, and I have a lot of signs pointing towards an acceptance (either that or I'm delusional).

L19

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Law School Admissions / Re: What's your undergrad school's average LSAT?
« on: December 03, 2005, 08:43:21 PM »
City College of New York -- CUNY

GPA mean -- 3.12  Me -- 3.54

LSAT mean -- 145  Me -- 163

L19


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