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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: chances at Howard Law
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:58:44 AM »
Dang kid, I know lawyers don't need to know math, but please tell me you know the difference between two numbers.
160-x=not 160.

Plus its a ceiling not a floor. If you show up with that you MIGHT get in (still slim to none in all reality) but be going up against an entire nation of people who believe the earth will open up and swallow their very souls if they don't gain admission, and they will be legacies who's daddies and grandaddies went there.  (If you are Ted Kennedy you can lie, cheat, get a 2.0 and be aces) but otherwise you will be up against those shoeins(who you can never beat, get over it) and the regualr joes and janes who all have 170-180 and a solid 4.0(since they all cheated and attended schools with extended GPA scales).

There you go.

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Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:54:53 AM »
So in about a decade or so when all the powdered whigs die off and are replaced by cooley grads, THEN it will be a T1, gotcha.  ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: Sub-par semester...
« on: December 28, 2010, 12:13:27 AM »
GPA and LSAT matter.

W's don't show up in either. Yes they are on the transciprt. No one cares though. Don't sweat it.

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Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 28, 2010, 12:11:49 AM »
so you honestly believe that 100% of the judges polled by USNews come from those three schools then. That's what your trying to say?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Military
« on: December 28, 2010, 12:09:32 AM »
So Chief, I take it that you plan to collect a pension before enrolling? If so that should help make it so that you don't need to take out any loans to cover expenses not covered by GIBill.

Not all of us are officers making big bank.  I am enlisted and making a lot closer to typical PD pay.  With my retirement I should be fairly comfortable.

As I have gotten older 2 or 3 years doesn't seem as long as it used to and it means I won't have any regrets about my GPA.  I will have everything ready, without the risk that a kid right out of college is going to have to take.  Honestly, I think most law students would do well to start preparing that soon.

I'd like to add that not all officers are making big bank.  Contrast these positions with their civilian counterparts and you'll soon realize the disparity.  You know that military service has never been about the money anyway.

I agree that age puts things more into perspective.  I will not enter LS until the 2016 cycle at the age of 41.  When I consider that I will spend at least three of the next five years deployed, returning from deployment, and training to deploy, that time does not seem all that far off.  Besides perspective, you have to keep a long term goal in mind to make it through the difficult times.  LSD provides a great forum for keeping these goals in focus.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Military
« on: December 28, 2010, 12:07:35 AM »
so you "forgot" to use the trojan huh? Yeah, me too...... 8)

WOOHOO!!!

Back on this site after the "trojan downloader" debacle.

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Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 27, 2010, 07:20:59 PM »
Cooley has room for growth(and it is growing) but people seem to forget just how many are practicing all across the nation and even yes as judges and elected officals. Even if conspiracy nutjobs wanted to believe that only the top percentile of cooleys class was the ones doing so, that number is ever rising. Do the math.

I agree cooley is a fine school. So is Concord in my book(but they're off the grid as far as USNews is concerned)

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Recommendations / Re: LSAC takes 3 weeks to process LOR?
« on: December 27, 2010, 12:53:23 PM »
Think thats fun? Wait for lawschool where it takes up to 6 weeks to get your grades!

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Recommendations / Re: LOR Questions
« on: December 27, 2010, 12:51:37 PM »
LSAC keeps them all on record for you. Some lawschools want an extra copy sent to them as well, but most want it straight from your LSDAS file. If you don't have one yet, contact LSAC to create one. They can store 4 LOR's for you and let you pick which ones to send to which school.

As for LOR's you "can" use a boss, but I'd only do it if in a legal career field or if you didnt have any better options. Teachers are always a good choice, especially in any prelaw courses if you took any(although prelaw dosnt help prep for lawschool in reality, it does look good for LOR's)
Also, you need an offical sheet from LSAC or they won't accept it, so get that. Then have the recommender send their letter to you and you send it in to LSAC. You could have them send it directly, but that way you can see what  they wrote in case you want them to make changes to it first.

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Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 27, 2010, 12:27:45 PM »
I remember people saying simular remarks about the shift from a mostly white nation to mostly not.
Look around, where you live now cracka'?  :-X

Yout got probably right.  You deserve a round of applause hahaha

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