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Michigan State U / Re: Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: March 06, 2006, 06:00:33 PM »
Who is planning on attending the Newly Admitted Students Open House this month?  I'm planning on attending.  Might be nice to meet up with a few fellow peers...

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My situation is probably a bit different than yours but I have my degree from Oxford & I returned to the US about 3 yrs ago...I believe most European degrees are highly regarded & I had no problem having my marks translated to the US equivalents.  However, most consideration is given to your lsat score...as such, really prepare for it.  You should register with lsac.org as soon as possible--you will find nearly all of the information you need on their site.  I was able to take my lsat here in the States but I think you should be able to register to take the exam at an administering site in the UK.  If you have an exceptional score, you will qualify for various scholarships--depending on the school, you could possibly even get full tuition paid.  Alternatively, you should be able to take out a personal loan depending on your credit in the UK--I know that Barclays was prepared to provide me with a loan to pay for my tuition if it came to that.  Student VISAs are not that difficult to obtain, particularly if you are highly desired (lsat score/degree marks).  Hopefully, I've answered most of your questions but please feel free to email me.  Best of luck!

P.S.  Are you planning to practise in the States or the UK?  I know of several people that have US law degrees & work at a London firm...just curious.

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Michigan State U / Re: Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: February 03, 2006, 07:20:20 PM »
Thanks for your post.  Did you also visit Wayne & Toledo?  If so, please share your thoughts.  I am waiting to hear about $$$ too.  Although, I've read several posts throughout this board that one shouldn't pick their lawschool based on money or rankings alone<--appears to be a bit of a controversy

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Transferring / Re: Number 1 at T4: Where can I get in?
« on: February 03, 2006, 07:07:29 PM »

Of course no one knows, the point of this board is to get people's advice.  Why the hell are you on this board if you don't beleive anyone's advice is pertinent?
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Wow...there really are stupid people on here.  I'm sorry I don't recall making a blanket statement that all of the advice given on this board was irrelevant...only that someone claiming to be #1 at a T4 is asking  "Duh...can I transfer to a better school?"  Give me a break...

 

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Transferring / Re: Number 1 at T4: Where can I get in?
« on: January 31, 2006, 10:52:16 PM »
I don't understand why so many people post threads like this one...who truly knows where you can get in other than than the admissions committee???  From the posts I've read on here, most people don't really have a clue.  All you can do is apply--give it your best shot & hope that the admissions board finds favor with your app.  You can ask people's opinion all day long but what is that going to tell you???  You will never know unless you try...who cares what anyone else thinks.  Just do it...& best of luck!

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Michigan State U / Re: Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: January 31, 2006, 10:32:38 PM »
My first impressions were very good.  I met with the dean of the law school & was very pleased with his vision of the school.  I toured the classrooms, courtroom, campus & library...nothing put me off.  I was impressed.  The classrooms are well equipped, the handful of profs I met with were very approachable, the campus is beautiful, the library is well organized & quiet (& had a good number of students studying), the courtroom is very high tech & modern.

I went up for another visit 2 weeks ago & this time really spent some time just observing.  My first impressions stick...I also like that it is part of the big ten schools.

Coming from Florida, Michigan winters will take some getting used to...but I actually like the snow & I am originally from AZ.

Best of luck with the rest of your applications. 

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Michigan State U / Re: Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: January 02, 2006, 08:56:20 PM »
It has been a tough decision & I have yet to send in my seat deposit but I am fairly sure that I will be choosing MSU.  State's/DCL standards have risen every year both years that they have been affiliated with each other, their IP program is ranked in the top 20 (US News), the Dean & other faculty have impressed me as well as the campus & classrooms.  Wayne just seems to be highly disorganized...the atmosphere was so different than MSU's.  I just have a better feel for MSU but I'm not sure if the above statements are what I should be basing my decision on.  I've heard that Wayne has a stronger alumni base & as I do intend on staying in the general area perhaps this should carry more weight. 

How did you decide to attend Wayne?  I would really appreciate your input.  Thanks in advance.

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Michigan State U / Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: December 26, 2005, 06:33:27 PM »
I am hoping to get some dialogue going with any other 1Ls attending MSU Law this coming year.  I will be continuing to work full time as a biochemist in Ann Arbor & applied to all of the 'commutable' part time programs.  I have been accepted to UT, Wayne State & MSU...and I have been most impressed with MSU.  I really have a good feeling about their program in spite of what I have read on this site.  So any other fellow peers out there?

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Wayne State / How does Wayne compare to MSU & Toledo?
« on: December 21, 2005, 10:44:23 PM »
Because I need to stay in the southern Michigan area & had originally planned on working full-time through law school, I applied to MSU, Wayne & Toledo...& have been accepted to all three.  I have a very good feel for MSU & their IP program--but then I've been told that Wayne has a strong alumni base if I plan on staying in the area (which I do)...and I've heard both good & bad when it comes to Toledo (& MSU).  How are the rest of you making the decision on where to go?

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General Board / Re: Section Placement - Who Else Got Shafted?
« on: December 19, 2005, 09:03:44 PM »
This is good to know...I've been seriously taking into account the difference in tuition & the money offered in trying to make my decision on where to send my deposit.  I wonder how honest the admissions staff are when asked about this?

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