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Law School Applications / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 28, 2010, 06:53:48 PM »
I disagree though it depends a lot on quality of college.  OP's overall gpa of 3.5 is solid and gpa of 3.98 since screwing up is stellar.  H takes a few people like OP every year and S less so and Y even less so.  Only chance at Y is if college is good with good softs.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: July 28, 2010, 05:28:08 PM »
Answer: Yes

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I wrote a long rant on a random internet forum.  It is kind of sad I spent that much time writing it and it is even sadder for someone to be upset about grammar on a random website.

Honestly, none of the interns are idiots they were all smart enough to get through the first year of law school. My point was that the FCSL student was the one everyone was most impressed with. He wrote his motions well and ended up winning a lot of them.  The fact that he went to FCSL did not matter, the substance of his motions were good and the attorneys liked that. THE END.

I stopped reading after you misspelled 'too' as 'to' the second time.  Your impression that Berkley is the correct spelling also tickles me.

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Law School Applications / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 28, 2010, 04:43:08 PM »
apply to Michigan too.  You should get money from there.

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Law School Applications / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 28, 2010, 04:41:14 PM »
My LSAT score is a 173.  MY GPA for my entire undergraduate career will be a 3.5. I went to school (college) from 2000-2001 and was simply not interested in education.  I dropped out.  I went back in 2007 and have recevied all A's short of 1 A- (my graduating GPA will be a 3.98)

I volunteer with the local county courthouse and have interned at a law office as well.

My question is what are my chances for a top 10 school?  I will write an addendum explaining my progression.

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Your chances at a top 10 are high.  Your chances at H and S are decent to good.  Your chances at Y could be fair depending on where you went to college and your softs.  H will forgive you for that one year if your undergraduate college is good or decent.....have seen it happen before.

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I really think a hiring attorney absent big law would be more concerned with more than an alma matter.  In the Bay Area there are about a million law schools and I interact with other 1L's at my internship and I would say that it varies a lot by the person not the school.  There are a lot of Hastings people at my internship there are some that I think are idiots, others I think are awesome, and one that I think is smart, but the person is a an absolute a-hole.  There are three Berkley people two are cool, but one is so quiet I couldn't tell you if she was a genius or a retard. She simply does not talk to anyone and maybe she is a genius and doing well I have no idea, but I would not want her to argue in court for me that is for sure, even if she does go to Berkley. Maybe she is a great writer, but she is just to shy.

There are few Santa Clara and USF people they are fine. However, far and away the best intern out of everyone goes to Florida Coastal he gets the most responsibility and has won a lot of the motions he was written. I can't say anyone has had the success rate he has.  I really in all honestly believe everything in life is related to your performance not your school. It certainly helps to go to a good school and I am sure that quiet Berkley girl will get some opportunities, but I would be terrified to have her represent me in a trial. I know there a lot of great Berkley attorneys, but her as an individual would probably be to shy to object to anything if she was in litigation. Painful shyness is not something your LSAT or GPA displays, but it would certainly affect your ability to be a good attorney.

Again there is no doubt that to some people school name is everything and it helps and I would much rather be at Stanford than GGU. However, if I ever pass the bar and become a lawyer I will look at a lot more than the name of someone's school if I have to make a hiring decision.  I have met a lot of awesome people that go to great schools as well as a lot of duds from great schools. I have met idiots that go to bad bad schools and really awesome people that go to bad schools. I am referring to undergrad right now by the way and I just think for the majority of people that personality, actual performance, and hard word would be more important for your success in any field opposed to your pedigree.

The perfect example of that is sports again. How many #1 draft picks have been terrible and how many people picked 52 or 200th have been hall of famers. The answer is a lot.  Again being a number one pick opens more doors at first, but if you can't do the job it is real noticeable and you end up like Jamarcus Russel on the street in three years.  His Pedigree was great LSU in regards to football is like Harvard in regards to law school. He led them to a champsionshiop and had good numbers in college. He was a terrible NFL quarterback though and he is gone now. His college accomplishments don't help him at all. Tom Brady picked #223 I think had to bust his ass to get noticed, but he did it and is possibly the greatest quarterback of all time. Same thing with Brett Favre and I could go on a long list of people in sports nobody expected anything from that flourished and people drafted #1 that were terrible Kwame Brown, Michael Olowkandi etc.

check your writing before you call anyone an idiot.

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Law School Applications / Re: On being a former escort...
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:54:22 PM »
The ladies at the law school you end up at will be lucky to have an experienced gentleman such as you.  :-*

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Law School Applications / Michigan Law Ranking
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:24:47 AM »
After researching the school more and its history I have much more respect for Michigan Law, although before researching thoroughly I didn't feel it deserved its reputation.  But I wonder why the school's ranking has steadily declined from third in 1987 to ninth in 2010.  The school's lsat and gpa medians are clearly lower than schools like Columbia but why has the school been unable to attract the talent to stay as a top 5 school? 

Who has the latest usnews rankings and can tell me the percentage employed at graduation and the percentage employed 9 months after graduation?  I have an old rankings mag that puts Michigan at a dismal 93% at graduation and 98% 9 months out.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Remembering Test Questions
« on: April 23, 2010, 02:11:38 PM »
So, re-reading text makes you remember it better?

Yeah, everyone else is like that.

read post again.

It's not about re-reading to memorize it like in a history class, it's that after doing a test once, and then going back to it a couple months later, I still remember the question exactly, even if I can't recite it off the top of my head.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for Top Scorers
« on: April 23, 2010, 01:22:11 AM »
I scored a 181, what do you want to know?

That's totally awesome.

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