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Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 26, 2012, 01:07:26 PM »
Indeed. Make sure to kill the toxoplasmosis.

Don't listen to this dic.k.  Or me, really, for that matter. 

Are you dealing with felonies or misdemeanors?  Felonies aren't an out right bar in most states, but still not good.

Is law out of the question? Probably no.  Finish your undergrad degree and go from there.  DUIs are very common.  I doubt there is a grad school in the country where someone doesn't have a DUI. Trafficking? Eww, I don't know about that one. You will have to disclose all this likely, regardless of the dispo.

How long are you on probation?  That may be a problem, but not a bar.  There is a law student at Tulane that is on parole from a murder conviction. Point is, it can be done. 

You posted this in a bad spot.  Try the other boards, there are a few (in applications, I think) that address this- and guess what, DUIs are involved. There are a few that discuss felonies too.

Your high school numbers are irrelevant. Don't plan on a 160 necessarily, if you can then great, but 160 is a good score- you haven't even seen how you do in college yet.  Take logic and math.   

A little better editing can't prevent attacks from fools like the above.  If you do end up in law you will deal with people like this all the time.  We call them Butters- so insecure they lash out.  GL. Just focus on undergrad for now. This bridge is years down the road.

Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 26, 2012, 12:19:40 PM »
Fine line between love and hate.  Love always underneath. I love brave squirrels, for example.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NY Law vs. Hofstra Law
« on: May 26, 2012, 11:48:56 AM »
Cooley and NYLS were in the suits along with like a dozen schools that should not have been listed (well known schools that are fine), by a NY firm. Tommy J was a different and the spawning suit, and I think dismissed as well.

The suit somehow fragmented the firm, then their cases were dismissed.  An obvious failed venture and big opps.

Not so sure about having to retake the LSAT and wait a year.  With doing absolutely no research on Hofstra whatsoever, I'd pick there. :)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: mittster: satan?
« on: May 26, 2012, 11:37:23 AM »
Dunno how some poor white, Christian, heterosexual men living in a 1975 trailer eating mac and cheese for dinner every night compare to rich, black, Jewish, homosexual women living in a plush NYC apartment eating sushi and steak (best surf and turf ever) in the analogy.

Mitt tried beer and cigarettes once when he was a teenager- of course he's the All Powerful Dark Lord and Master of the Universe and a real American as well.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greetings
« on: May 26, 2012, 11:25:47 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Just over it...
« on: May 26, 2012, 11:05:09 AM »
Have good financial resources? Its a douch.y move, somewhat, but pay the seat deposit at SW and wait Chapman out.  loose the money if you get into Chapman. Go to SW if you do not.  You have time to play with housing near SW because you can commute the first few weeks.

Check lawschoolnumbers to see if you have a likelihood at getting off the wl. 

Did Chapman say not to contact them?  Some schools do that.  If they did, then don't.  Don't send an LOCI (I know you already did, but..). Don't call if they told you not to.  Email, usually, usually doesn't piss anyone off. 

To me, a campus being nice or pretty has nothing to do with anything.  Please don't make such a big decision based on superfluous crap like that.  In those ways open houses do more harm then good- a campus tour, a 2 minute conversation with a faculty member and a student- blah, how nice are the bathrooms? Is there a putting green?

Relax, regardless something will work out for you. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NY Law vs. Hofstra Law
« on: May 26, 2012, 10:44:58 AM »
Hofstra has an okay rep as far as I know, NYLS doesn't, yet I've met a successful NYLS grad.  Aren't both insanely expensive, though?

Roald is right, yet again :), you need to particular out each school.  Money? Location? Practice? Alum base? Job rate? Attrition? Bar pass?

I do know NYLS was sued, along with Cooley, by grads who couldn't find jobs.  Dismissed, though I think. Just a sign that the job chances might be tough coming out of NYLS. 

I think NYLS has high attrition too, but not sure.  I know it looks like I prefer Hofstra, but I don't know too much about that school.  I would say that NYLS is risky, however.     

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: UMass Law
« on: May 26, 2012, 10:08:02 AM »
Yeah, I didn't think accreditation would be their problem. Administratively, UMass knows what they're doing. More along the lines of SNESL's not so great legacy and the reception in the area.

The school is right, its silly for a state the size of Mass not to have a state school, but the legal market in Mass is crazy competitive.  Will their market be RI or CT? Or will grads filter into Boston, where there are too many law schools already?  The south coast isn't populous enough to support a law school.

Law School Admissions / Re: Go to Cooley, or retake LSAT??
« on: May 26, 2012, 09:41:36 AM »
Nah, the attrition is mostly forced via a harsh curve. Some transfers and people who just leave, but mostly forced. 

I didn't bother to look up Cooley's actual numbers, but I know Wiedner has a %47 attrition and Cooley has a worse rep than Wiedner.

That's the annoying fallacy of the LSAT- in reality it doesn't predict what it is supposed to very well (none of the standardized test do, not a single one), but it looks that way because people who get a good LSAT go to schools that retain their students and people that get a low LSAT go to many schools that kick out tons.  Hence, the appearance via policy, not data, that the LSAT does what its supposed to. Its all very stupid, but its the way it is.

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