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Law School Admissions / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 30, 2010, 04:43:51 AM »
That being said, I was planning on peppering basically all the top T-14 schools. 

I think this is the right way to go.  Maybe it's best to leave it at that.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 29, 2010, 03:36:49 AM »
Undergraduate school matters a lot. 

What's your basis for saying this?

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Law School Admissions / Re: 173 LSAT, question with my GPA
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:18:46 PM »
I don't think undergrad school matters all that much.

HYS are worth applying to, though I think they're reaches.

CCN are high targets.

I don't think grade trend counts for all that much.  And 3.5 isn't great for law school.  Jamie Stringer's assessment isn't particularly harsh from what I can tell.

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Most people don't want to work in Big Law. Some do, but not everybody. You actually did say one thing that had a correct statment in it if you go to Cooley you probably won't work in Big Law. No matter what law school you go to the odds of Big Law are low.  However, the majority of legal jobs are not Big Law and Cooley Grads I am sure do in fine in non big-law situations. Again take the LSAT and step foot in a law school clasroom or at least hold a job for a day that pays you something.

The bolded is incorrect.  However, that doesn't change the larger point that Biglaw is not the only goal a person can have in mind when going to law school.

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Online Law Schools / Re: ABA has a monopoly on Law Schools.
« on: July 24, 2010, 07:00:24 AM »
I don't see how the ABA has lasted as long as it has by dictating what legal education should or shouldn't be.

Well the answer to this is that the people who make the decisions are generally on the same page as the ABA. 

Also, you throw around the term "elitist" as if it automatically wins you your argument.  It does not.

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pretty sure is an opinion, beyond that would be a fact.

short of actually doing a full on cross country survey, all anyone (including you) can do is give guesses and their own opinions based on the facts they have available to them. I gave other layman in semi-simular situations, you just gave "I dont think they would".

Actually, I don't believe I expressed an opinion one way or the other.  And short of doing some kind of survey, I don't think people should say they're "pretty sure" of what laymen think in general.

"Pretty sure" suggests that you know something rather than that you think something.

Though at this point it appears we agree in concept, and we're just arguing over terminology.

I never understood why anyone cared about lay perception of law schools, anyway.

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Too many big words.  Pinnacle, for example.

that's not really a big word   ???

It's bigger than it needs to be.  :)

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Too many big words.  Pinnacle, for example.

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The odds are most clients you get in the real world will have absolutely no idea if a school is highly ranked or not.

Depends what kind of law you're practicing.  If you're at a big firm where most of your clients are large corporations, then you're probably dealing with their GC's, who generally have an idea as to how highly schools are regarded (though not necessarily ranked).

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short of actually doing a full on cross country survey, all anyone (including you) can do is give guesses and their own opinions based on the facts they have available to them. I gave other layman in semi-simular situations, you just gave "I dont think they would".

Actually, I don't believe I expressed an opinion one way or the other.  And short of doing some kind of survey, I don't think people should say they're "pretty sure" of what laymen think in general.

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