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Law School Applications / Re: BEWARE THE LAW SCHOOL SCAM, LEMMINGS!
« on: April 16, 2010, 08:17:23 AM »
I don't know if firms will go back to the $160,000 starting salaries.

For the record, plenty of firms are still paying this as their starting salary.  Granted, only a small percentage of law school graduates will get jobs at these firms.

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Many people in many fields are having a hard time finding jobs no matter what the pedigree or field. 

On the other hand, many of those fields don't involve $200k of student loans.  That's probably the more important point.

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So, you get Lathamed, and suddenly everyone going to law school is making a terrible blunder? Right.

I don't think she's necessarily saying that.  Just trying to add a grain of salt.  Nothing wrong with that.

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I'm going to make myself unpopular here and say that the answer might very well be yes.  I don't think that your physics background matters very much.  What schools want are people who will come in and boost their statistics.  The 4.0 in basket weaving will probably trump the 2.0 in physics.  It is also a terrible idea to go to school based on the assumption that you will transfer somewhere better.  Everybody's trying to do that, but not everyone can do it.

That having been said, it might still be worth it to study hard for the LSAT and at least see how you do.  Lots of people have been able to raise their score significantly through practice.  A high LSAT score can compensate for a bad GPA.  To a point, anyway.

I disagree... Your degree background in physics does matter. It definitely trumps my 4.0 in basket weaving! The fact that your LSDAS GPA is going to be low can be explained with an addendum to your application. What law schools want are people who will come in and succeed.

That said... work on that LSAT. If you need to invest a couple thousand in a prep program, DO IT! The difference between a 158 and a 168 is a lot of scholarship money and a guaranteed second look at your application.

There are excellent T3 Schools out there and most T2's will allow you to transfer after the first year if you can stay in the top of your class. We had a couple go to Cooley for a year then transfer in after being turned down.

Your undergrad degree in physics makes you a good candidate for patent law... an excellent area with a great need. Most undergrad degrees are not in a science-based field so few qualify to even go into that area.

Just a thought or two for you. Nothing about law school is easy... they make it like that on purpose. Show them you are prepared to dig in and excel in your application and they will see this dedication will carry over to your law career.

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All good information, but CUNY is not an option. Currently I have received admissions to Pace(full-time) and NYLS(part-time). What it will come down to is which will be the less expensive. I think for me, being able to cut the room & board cost in half, NYLS is looking more enticing.
Among Pace, NYLS, and CUNY, CUNY is definitely the best value.

I enjoy different areas of law: (ie):Corporate, Intellectual property, Environment, etc.

What exactly does this mean?  ???


My purpose was to demonstrate my direction. One that does not involve public interest. I feel by attending an institution with a foundation of public interest, i would be hindering my ultimate direction. 

Well since you said it's not an option, it's a moot point.  That having been said, I think probably a far greater hindrance would be a significantly larger debt load.

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Among Pace, NYLS, and CUNY, CUNY is definitely the best value.

I enjoy different areas of law: (ie):Corporate, Intellectual property, Environment, etc.

What exactly does this mean?  ???

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 27, 2010, 08:05:41 AM »
yes, but most law schools, e.g. UVA, have a grade inflation table for all accredited UG colleges in the US, which helps them adjust every applicant's UGPA to a single measure.

That would help UVA figure out what an applicant's class rank was, but it wouldn't let them standardize all applicants from different schools.  It they had a table showing that 3.3 was median at Princeton and 2.7 was median at [State] State University, they wouldn't necessarily adjust it to find that the 3.3 applicant from Princeton and the 2.7 applicant from [State] State were comparable.  Median, or top 20%, or top 5%, might require very different levels of performance at two different schools.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: T1 non T20 Law Schools - Worth it?
« on: February 21, 2010, 10:24:09 AM »
But there are times when the ability to come up with solutions quickly is important.  You don't always have control over your own timeframe unless you're the judge or something.

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General Board / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 21, 2010, 10:20:45 AM »
Lol, I know it is funny and does not mean anything but being able to self-represent yourself in a court of law and avoid paying 4K thanks to one's legal research and writing skills is pleasant nonetheless

I was actually pointing out how you said that the lawsuits were filed against you, which means that you were the defendant that the judge pretty much told "to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back."

Funny goof.  :)

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General Board / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: February 16, 2010, 11:32:03 PM »
P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me...

...the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.

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