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General Board / Re: Cold Feet
« on: September 13, 2011, 11:54:11 PM »
What?  Sorry... I stopped reading after "She."

She did 8)  FalconJimmy is most certainly not an ^$$hole. And he is extremely articulate and intelligent. Okay, enough drool. He's also a tad on the pompous side, whereas you, Hamilton, are completely pompous. See the difference?

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Transferring / Re: Cooley Student Seeking Transfer
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:26:34 PM »
You've got a decent GPA.  I would suggest first identifying where YOU want to be, then look at the higher tier law schools in that area.

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Law School Applications / Re: Appalling GPA, what are my chances
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:11:20 PM »
Not goint to law school could be the biggest blessing of your life - it is not a bad thing.  When you look at cost of tuition and abysmal employment stats, why go to law school in the first place?

well you already proved yourself a self rightous lier.

No suprise you had such a bad GPA. I bet it's all a conspiracy with the staff out to get you too.

Enjoy Bgrad school. That is where you are destined to end up. Better start preping for the GMAT. :P

I am flexible in that I will go anywhere that will take me!

I am indeed studying my balls off for this test.

I am planning on applying to CUNY, suny buffalo, pace, touro, hofstra, and some other non-ny schools.

I would be thrilled to get into any of them.  It will give me a shot to transfer to a better school later on.

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General Board / Re: Cold Feet
« on: September 12, 2011, 08:11:37 AM »
2 things:

1. Do not know why Interalia wants to bag on Falcon - he is one of the few people who gives well-articulated and intellectually sound advice.  Heck, he will probably have too much class to respond to her baseless statements. You absolutely should consider his advice.

2. You go to law school primarily for 1 reason - you know that you really want to be a lawyer and practice law.  If you do not fit this category, then why waste the time and treasure?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: people v ireland
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:50:35 PM »
I think you might get a response to a question that starts with "I am having trouble understanding this element of the courts reasoning..."  As written, this post reads like "do my research, reading, and interpretation for me then post it" which I presume is not your intent...

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Socratic Method / Re: Legal Reasoning
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:45:38 AM »
Wasn't he a forward for the Edmonton Oilers back in the day?

Friedrich Nietzsche called the State a cold monster.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When to start studying?
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:43:11 AM »
Never forget that GPA is HUGE when the goal is to get into a top law school - which Falcon is right, that should be your goal.  If you take a meaningful, but more difficult path in college, that means you are going to have to keep your eye on the ball, never let up, and churn out the best grades possible.  In the end it will all pay off.

FalconJimmy - I read in an earlier post that everyone should read your posts twice. I can see why he said that, I want to thank you and everyone who replied to this thread for taking the time to help me. I think the plan is going to be to get the degree in accounting first, even if it requires a Masters. I am blessed enough to have my education paid for so I might as well do what I can to make the best out of it. I am only 18, so I have a lot of time to think about getting my JD. Which as of right now, I will. I'm still keeping an open mind about everything, who knows, maybe I'll end up going  tomedical! (Not in my agenda what-so-ever!).

Best Regards,
Matt

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When to start studying?
« on: September 06, 2011, 01:03:47 PM »
I do not think getting the CPA is a bad idea.  For law school, major does not matter, its GPA that does; however, rather than put all of your eggs in one basket (i.e. law/law school), I like the idea of having a marketable major that you can use if law does not work out.

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Law School Applications / Re: In a panic, seeking advice!!
« on: September 01, 2011, 09:54:47 AM »
I will be blunt for the sake of clarity.  First off, nowhere in your post do you indicate that being a lawyer is a lifelong dream, or that you have always wanted to go to law school (if you had, you probably would not be in this situation).  If your decision to go to law school is fairly recent because it seems like the thing to do for lack of anything better - forget it, walk away now, do not screw yourself up financially.  If you MUST go to law school (I would seriously reconsider this decision - see other threads on why) get into whatever ABA T4 school you can.  ACE everything your first year, then transfer to a T1, or high T2.  If, after the first year at the T4, you cannot transfer out you need to think very seriously about pulling the rip cord and saving your financial and professional future.  Heck, if you find yourself struggling and not acing everything after the first semester, rethink your decision.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Worse than your craziest nightmare
« on: September 01, 2011, 09:38:52 AM »
I think these are excellent guidelines.  Would add a few:
6. You are aware that student loan debt is non-dischargable
7. You have fully vetted your decision to attend law school and being a lawyer is truly a dream.
8. You have not arrived at the decision to go to law school because it seems like the thing to do.

Go to law school if one of the following applies to you.

1: You get into a T14 or similar and you have decent networking abilities
2: You get a full-tuition scholarship to a non-T14 that will last for three years
3: You have a guaranteed job waiting for you
4.  You will graduate law school with less than $35,000 debt through some other means  (Most likely one-year salary will be more than this)
5.  You have a proven passion for legal work and you get into the best school in your region and you don't mind being poor.

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