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Depends on the school. Where you get more flexibility with numbers, you make up for in experience. If you are doing it just to get into a school you wouldn't qualify for ordinarily, and you don't have the experience to back it up, you are generally in for a tough battle.

But this is a generalization, and I am sure there are schools out there where it is much easier to get into the PT program.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Inspiration for Law School
« on: April 28, 2004, 10:45:20 AM »
So, I can top any apparent stupidity on this thread.

What originally inspired me to go to LS? The movie A Few Good Men. That's right. The whole scene at the end between Tom and Jack just gives me shivers. I must've watched the movie a couple hundred times -- starting when I was in my early teens. So, anytime I start to feel like this isn't where I am supposed to be, I'll just take a break and watch the movie.

D.C. and CNN also are motivating forces for me.

The journal idea is a good one, I'm just terrible about keeping up with that stuff.

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Law School Applications / Re: Ronald Reagan School of Law
« on: April 28, 2004, 10:40:48 AM »
Well, it could be good news, for those who want to go into academia. That's a huge amount of new jobs that would be added in the field, in comparison to what that job market is like right now.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Books on Law School
« on: April 28, 2004, 08:35:27 AM »
I've heard from a bunch of students at UVa that the book "One L", written by a Harvard grad, is a great picture of what it is really like to be in law school.


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Law School Applications / Re: U of Pittsburgh
« on: April 27, 2004, 06:01:25 PM »
I would think that depends on what field you will enter. I've always heard that having a science/engineering background makes you a desirable candidate for IP law, which is a cushy area to begin practicing.

I could be wrong. He could've just been lucky. He was pretty confident that he would get the position, though, and he had no connections to the corporation when he applied.

Then again, this economy might be part of the problem. A year or two makes a big difference.

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Law School Applications / Re: American U. acceptance email
« on: April 27, 2004, 05:07:02 PM »
I'm hoping I am accepted, but I feel like it I will be lucky if I get waitlisted since it is so late now.

I've heard nothing but great things about the school. From the campus to their clinics, they seem to have a well-designed atmosphere for legal study.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Law School Applications / Re: American U. acceptance email
« on: April 27, 2004, 02:33:38 PM »
Has anyone recently heard anything from American? It took them forever to complete my application, which has got me a little nervous about my chances.

Any part-timers out there? My stats are near the 2003 75% range for the American PT program, but it's so late in the process and such a difficult year that I am worried.

Also, what are your opinions about this school? The more I talk with others about the school, the more and more I like it ...

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Law School Applications / Re: U of Pittsburgh
« on: April 27, 2004, 02:26:14 PM »
My brother-in-law recently graduated from there. He was an average student -- there was nothing stellar about his law school years. Now he has a 6 figure salary and is working for a large corporation that is also paying his mortgage. I wouldn't underestimate UPitt.

Anyone apply at Pittsburgh?  I'm a while away from law school, but i'm just trying to gauge how tough some of these places are to get into.


Thanks


I recommend that you apply to another school. I talked with a student that got her degree from there and she says students are not finding jobs.

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I am not attending, but my brother-in-law did. He is doing very, very well now, so I think the school must be pretty great. Seriously, he was an average student, and he landed a dream job without connections or anything. UPitt and the city itself are a great place to start out.

I have been to the area, and it is definitely an interesting place. There are the different ethnic neighborhoods that add to the culture of the city and provide wonderful attractions for your "downtime," if you are lucky enough to have any.

Oh, and let's not forget the fact that Mister Rogers actually lived there.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 02:14:25 PM »
LS Confidential seems to advocate full-briefing at first, and then just making brief-like notations in your reading as soon as you think you're ready, doesn't it? Isn't that the highlighting method?

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