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« on: August 22, 2012, 08:44:18 PM »
I do not think that you will see much upside from earning another degree as a way of mitigating a low undergrad GPA. Most of those who have applied with a graduate degree under their belts report that their application cycle went nearly as expected based on UGPA and LSAT.
My suggestion would be to but in extra effort on the LSAT and do what you can to ensure the best score that you can pull from the test, then give it a go.
« on: August 22, 2012, 08:38:51 PM »
You guys make me laugh.You are snobs.Did any one of you guys graduate from a first tier law school. Did any one graduate from an ABA BRICK AND MORTAR SCHOOL.HARVARD ANY ONE MAYBE YALE ,NO WAY, I KNOW YOU HAVE NOT..TAFT CONCORD YES .Those schools do not mean any thing..Yes ALOT OF MONEY SPENT.IF ANY ONE OF YOU WERE ON law review i would love to chat.You make make beleve you are EXPERTS BY WHO..Passing a BAR FROM A NO MAME NON ABA SCHOOL SHOULD NOT MAKE YOU AND ELITESS..Get over your selfs..RON A.. BBA -MBA PS..THESE SCHOOLS LIKE MASL EXCEPT ANY ONE AND DO NOT REQUIRE THE LSAT...
Is your keyboard broken?
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:44:10 PM »
Good luck on your journey.
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:09:07 PM »
One never knows until the fat lady sings, but from the sounds of things this year is shaping up to be a good year for applicants.
Good luck with your cycle.
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:06:41 PM »
The common condenses seems to be that GPA matters FAR more than degree for admissions into law school.
As a general rule of thumb, math, science and engineering programs are often thought to be more difficult to maintain a top GPA compared to 'softer' fields. This is not to say that one should not pursue such fields, but you should be aware that failing to maintain a strong GPA could seriously hurt your chances at admission to a top law school.
With this in mind, when choosing a tougher path through undergrad, select a field that you have a passion for. Hopefully this will provide you with the motivation necessary to stay on top of your coursework, helping to keep your GPA in a range that will give you a shot at the schools that you are interested in.
« on: August 19, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »
hi ,i have seen many posts from people like you down grading any one trying to get ahead through on line education .Have you ever tried it and what schools did you graduate? RON A. BBA-MBA
Education is an odd thing, especially when it comes to the professional gains one can make from earning a degree. Its value is not solely determined by what you learn as a student, a large part of the value is how your education is perceived by others. I am not saying this is fair, I am just saying that this is how it is.
Online education will eventually come to the field of law in a big way, but it is not here yet. Until such time as the ABA accredits an online program, allowing its graduates to sit for the Bar it is going to remain ugly for online law programs. The increasing acceptance of online education in other fields will help apply pressure to the ABA, but they will hold for some time to come. Already we have major schools that offer degrees to be earned fully or mostly online, including Columbia, Stanford, & Harvard. I myself have earned a Masters degree from the Harvard (specifically a Masters of Liberal Arts in Information Technology from the Extension School at Harvard University). I completed 75% of my course work online.
As someone who is looking at possibly going back to school to earn a JD, I would love to see a reasonable online option to be available. Unfortunately that option does not seem to exist, and is unlikely to exist in the timeframe that I am interested in.
« on: August 05, 2012, 10:33:05 AM »
Hard to imagine anyone with such spotty credentials passing law school..
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
« on: July 29, 2012, 11:21:56 PM »
Short answer is that it is hard to say. The general consensus is that las schools are very numbers focused, and you are what would be considered a splitter. Your LSAT score is obviously great and that will help a lot, your GPA is good for someone who actually took difficult courses, but the competition you will be facing for entry have mostly focused on basket weaving and/or other worthless stuff, and many will have very nice GPAs despite having little to no useful knowledge or skills.
Recent stories have discussed a reduction of applicants to law schools, and assuming that this trend continues, it will likely help you and anyone else considering heading to law school.
Your papers, leadership roles and graduate degree will generally be considered soft factors, that could help, but it does not seem to bend the curve very far. In normal times, splitters are hard to predict, but these do not appear to be normal times. I would suggest applying broadly to those places that you are interested in, I strong suspect that you will be able to find multiple acceptances in the top 20. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say that Northwestern, Georgetown, & George Washington would all show up as acceptances. As you drift down the scale some, I would fully expect that scholarship offers will be made, and some may well be considerable, but once again being a splitter will make your cycle hard to predict.
If you have not already done so I would suggest taking a look at:
Law School Predictorhttp://www.lawschoolpredictor.com
Law School Numbershttp://www.lawschoolnumbers.com
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:49:12 PM »
Well, my father's college may have no relevance to this thread, but, in terms of admission to Harvard, it does. See, this is from Harvard's website:
"Are a student's chances of admission enhanced if a relative has attended Harvard?
The application process is the same for all candidates. Among a group of similarly distinguished applicants, the daughters and sons of College alumni/ae may receive an additional look. "
That does not change the fact that neither of the two schools at Harvard that offer bachelors degrees will grant admissions to someone who already holds such a degree. There are numerous graduate programs, that range from being exedingly difficult to gain entry into, to those that are fairly accessible.
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