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Choosing the Right Law School / Scholarships....subtle negotiation
« on: October 05, 2010, 12:21:31 AM »
Does anyone have any success stories about negotiating higher scholarships?  In other words, playing one
LS against the other?

Just wondering.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: top law school vs national law school
« on: October 05, 2010, 12:15:39 AM »

I respectfully disagree with you.  I live here in Florida and work within the legal community.  A&M's rep is pretty bad.  The key is to realize that it is what it is.  I think you are correct in that many folks get into A&M on less than stellar stats, do well, then transfer.  I know if I were AA and attending A&M, I would shoot for admission to Howard.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: top law school vs national law school
« on: October 04, 2010, 10:04:30 PM »
Don't leave my home state of Florida out.

FAMU: Go Rattlers!

LOL.  FAMU (Florida A & M) is indeed a HBCU, but FAMU law has a simply horrible reputation.  They let in folks that really shouldn't GO to law school (i.e. 130 LSATs/2.0 GPAs), have a monstrous attrition rate (go figure!), and a downright terrible Bar passage rate. They should invent Tier 6 just for A&M.

Howard is indeed highly respectable.  Although, were I a sharp AA guy or gal, the hell with a HBCU.  I'd ride the URM train to Cambridge or New Haven.

Just my two cents.

Law School Admissions / Re: Is a 1.0 - 2.0 GPA too low?
« on: October 04, 2010, 07:01:41 PM »

Now I see what my plan is:

I will simply tell LSAC that I graduated from the University of Zamunda (along with Eddie Murphy).

YALE, here I come!

Bigs, why not just simplify?
It all boils down to the fact that many folks just have an entitlement mentality.

We can't change them. 

Law School Admissions / Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:51:48 PM »
I dream of applying for a gopher office position at YLS.
I believe that is as close as I will get, LOL

Good luck, Marcus!


Mr. Messinger made good on his offer to send me his book, Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold.   It is simply outstanding!  We military vets like it pared of any B.S., right?  Thane gives rock solid advice that just makes sense.

Of particular note is how he frames just how different our study methodology must be in order to be successful in law school.  I always wondered why I heard about students who were tops in undergrad, and subsequently crashed and burned in law school.  After reading the book, you will know why.



After you converse with LadyJ, I'd like to know if I can ask you a few offline questions about the clerkship experience...

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Military
« on: October 03, 2010, 04:53:40 PM »
Active USAF here, 7 years in with 3 more to go and then a big decision on whether to do 20 or go guard/reserves and head into Law School.

You should be making that decision now.  Please take advantage of the great officer programs that the USAF has to offer before you leave 10 years on the table.  Be sure to consider another service or stay reserves if you can.  Don't let all that time go to waste.

AGREED.  Don't let that time go to waste.  I am a retired CWO4 who is quite happy to collect VA Ch. 33 along with a nice retirement check...

Job Search / Re: Getting a Job with the Federal government
« on: October 03, 2010, 04:49:17 PM »
There has to come a point when the coddling stops and the real world sets in, and I am not sure we should seek to postpone that point further than we already have.

Morten and Thane,


We do have the benefit of hindsight in this discussion.  I think SOME sort of mandatory national service wouldn't be a bad idea.

We should STOP THE CODDLING much earlier in the educational process, maybe even in the home.  Not EVRYONE is a winner.  Yes, Johnny, there really ARE people who lose!  This is a part of LIFE.  We do a disservice to our youth by instilling in them a mountain of unrealistic expectations.

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