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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 28, 2010, 07:29:12 PM »
I have heard some terrible things about Roger Williams, mainly that the professors take an advesarial position against the students and that admin. is terrible.  I've also heard that the quality of education is poor and students are generally more miserable there than other law schools.  Can anyone speak to this? Or is this just sour grapes from passive-aggresive RWU students who have filled the blog-o-sphere with bad things?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 25, 2010, 08:49:33 AM »
If I weren't confident why would I even be doing this? I find it odd that many people attend law school, especially on this sight, with an extremely negative attitude.  Confidence, not cockiness, is key to success in law. At the end of the day, there is a legitimate shot, more so than at a higher ranked school, for me to make either law review or moot court at either of these schools.  I am already at ONU Law for a summer starter program (not conditional admission) where I'm taking Civ Pro and Crim Law over the entire summer which makes my course-load lighter in the fall and spring.
I took the LSAT twice--same score even after a review class.  I have heard that taking it a 3rd time is not wise.  That being said, here I stand...
 
PS: thank you to all for giving your advice thus far.  I REALLY appreciate!!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 25, 2010, 01:21:11 AM »
yes, at both. Living expenses at ONU are less (thats the closer to 50k in debt) and RWU living is more expensive (closer to 60k in debt) I have an MA froma top tier program with a very high GPA (I know they don't count for admissions) but also a decent GPA from a good school.  LSAT was bad (148)  ONU seems like a better all around school--students seem happier and the school seems like it is more conducive a better over-all experience.  Roger Williams is geographically closer to NJ-- maybe more alum?? I have heard horror stories about RWU though. I know these two schools aren't top tier but I am confident that I will be able to land a decent job in public interest law and eventually private practice.  I actually think ONU might have an edge over RWU but not sure?? I want to know which school would afford me a better education to achieve that end.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 24, 2010, 10:14:36 PM »
the same for both, roughly 50-60 grand for three years

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 24, 2010, 06:43:45 PM »
I agree.  I am under no illusion that beginning at one place and planning on leaving is a smart idea and that is not my number one intention. It is in the back of my mind,  but the purpose of my question was which school would provide me with the best possible education, especially for what I want to do. Transfers aside, my goal is to become an attorney and would like to make the right choice considering my options.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 23, 2010, 06:39:33 PM »
Which school would carry more weight if/when I would transfer to another T3 in the NY area (Pace, Touro, NYLS, CUNY)  I have heard from good sources that a 3.0 or top 30% would suffice to make a lateral move into one of these schools.

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Where should I go next fall? / Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 22, 2010, 06:19:39 PM »
I am deciding between ONU Law vs Roger Williams Law.  I want to get a job at an Assistant Prosecutor in NJ after graduation.  Although Ohio Northern is a T3, ranked higher than RWU T4,  it has absolutely no name recognition on the east coast.

Any suggestions would be very helpful as the July 1 dead-line is coming quickly!

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Acceptances / ONU/Widener TAP/ DetroitMercy Suggestions??
« on: March 29, 2010, 10:29:52 AM »
Hello interested advice-givers.

I was accepted into ONU Law summer starter, Widener TAP and U Detroit Mercy.  Still waiting to hear from Touro, Roger Williams, Dayton.  Of the schools I was accepted, which would be the best place to either spend three years OR transfer back to a NY area school-- Rutgers-N, Seton Hall, NYLS, Hofstra, or Pace. 
I have a 3.4 UGPA from a competitive undergrad and finishing my MA in legal history with a 3.6 GGPA. Hoping that I can stay w/i the meaty part of the curve 1L. As like life, no promises.  Here is my pro/con list.

Widener Harrisburg TAP- no promise of admission (although I am somewhat confident I can hold a 2.3 over the month-long period) but there is no credit given to successful participants.  Plus, crushing Widener curve might squash transfer hopes.
ONU/summer starter-- 8 credit over the summer program with impressive placement among class rank leaders/law review. Yet, Ada, Ohio long way from NY Metro area for job prospects if transfer doesn't pan out. Not a trail admission program.
U Detroit Mercy--location, location, location.  But, outright offer of fall admission a plus along with cheap housing and determined admin. to improve school.   Curve a some what generous 2.8, not too bad for T4 but if transfer falls through, DETROIT FOR THREE YEARS?!?

Anyone who can offer candid advice would be much appreciated.  I know these are bottom bottom schools, but I want to give this a shot and have confidence in my ability. 

Thanks in advance

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Wait List / ONU/Widener TAP/ DetroitMercy Suggestions??
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:22:57 PM »
Hello interested advice-givers.

I was accepted into ONU Law summer starter, Widener TAP and U Detroit Mercy.  Still waiting to hear from Touro, Roger Williams, Dayton.  Of the schools I was accepted, which would be the best place to either spend three years OR transfer back to a NY area school-- Rutgers-N, Seton Hall, NYLS, Hofstra, or Pace. 
I have a 3.4 UGPA from a competitive undergrad and finishing my MA in legal history with a 3.6 GGPA. Hoping that I can stay w/i the meaty part of the curve 1L. As like life, no promises.  Here is my pro/con list.

Widener Harrisburg TAP- no promise of admission (although I am somewhat confident I can hold a 2.3 over the month-long period) but there is no credit given to successful participants.  Plus, crushing Widener curve might squash transfer hopes.
ONU/summer starter-- 8 credit over the summer program with impressive placement among class rank leaders/law review. Yet, Ada, Ohio long way from NY Metro area for job prospects if transfer doesn't pan out. Not a trail admission program.
U Detroit Mercy--location, location, location.  But, outright offer of fall admission a plus along with cheap housing and determined admin. to improve school.   Curve a some what generous 2.8, not too bad for T4 but if transfer falls through, DETROIT FOR THREE YEARS?!?

Anyone who can offer candid advice would be much appreciated.  I know these are bottom bottom schools, but I want to give this a shot and have confidence in my ability. 

Thanks in advance

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