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Law School Admissions / Re: 2.7 undergrad GPA 3.4 MS and 3.7 PhD LSAT 142
« on: December 21, 2010, 07:52:17 AM »
Nothing wrong with getting the JD, BUT you express an interest in IP, interesting thing is that lawschool does NOT repeat NOT allow you get licensed to practice in patent law, it just dosn't.

BUT, ironicly even a BA in a science field without a single day in lawschool DOES qualify you to take the patent bar, you'd just have to call yourself a "Patent Agent" without the JD. Those called "Patent Attorneys" have both degrees but do the exact same job for their clients. I'd start with the degree you have and be an agent in IP, if you like it then you could stop right there. If you did that and then wanted to other areas of law you can always get the JD latter too. Have you considered being a patent agent during the week and a part time lawstudent on weekends?

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I respect the idea of getting it done faster, but why is it "not possible"?
Are you in exile?

not possible, plus I want to practice here and be done with it in 3 years, not 6.

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what have your practice scores been so far? Those aren't a promise of a simular score on the real exam, but a good place to start. How may practice ones have you done? What is your average score range? You can normally get a newer used one from a used book store for pretty cheap.

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Have you considered getting your degree and license down there and then transfer into the US? You'd have to check with the ABA, but they allow that for a lot of degrees in other nations especially if licensed before you try to transfer to the states.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Just took my first LSAT Practice
« on: December 20, 2010, 04:27:03 PM »
You'll probally be ok, but that practice test sounds dusty as hell, it might not "hurt" you, but it won't hurt you in an even better way to go to the used book store and buy a dirtcheap lightly used lsat prep book for ten bucks which is only one or two years old. Thats my advise.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 2.7 undergrad GPA 3.4 MS and 3.7 PhD LSAT 142
« on: December 20, 2010, 04:24:17 PM »
Am I reading this right, you have a phd and still want to go to lawschool? What was your PHD in and why can't you use that as a career?

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If thats true why do even IVY league grads keep showing up on the news crying about how they can't find work and how college "betrayed" them?

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  t1 dosn't mean jack as far as "Guarenteed job", no such thing exists.

No, you are pretty much guaranteed a job if you go to Yale as long as you don't have a serious personality disorder.

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Do you even understand what you just wrote? #9 and #90 are the same damn thing. Thats like comparing ugly to fugly, if you have to go into debt to get either, its stupid, don't be stupid. 

You are taking things waayyyyyy to far with this. Taking on 75k in debt to attend a T14 was one of the best financial decisions I ever made. Is taking out loans to attend a top-ranked school always a good idea? No. But it can be depending on your specific situation.


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And for the record- I am certainly NOT in the top 10% of LSAT scores. My initial scores are far from it. I posted this because I figured, if it's possible to get admitted at UMich with a high enough score (despite my GPA) then I would TRY to get that score on the LSAT by working even harder than I initially thought I would have to (with the score I'm getting now, I can get into 3rd/4th tier schools already, if I took the test now.) and focus on raising my score, instead of just getting above 160, as I initially wanted.

Based on lawschoolnumbers, it looks like you would need a 170+ to have a reasonable  shot.

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Pursuing an LLM / Re: How selective are LLM programs for US students?
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:31:12 AM »
Depends on the college, same as JD. With less applying do to the economy LLM's probally have a lot of open spots.

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Do you even understand what you just wrote? #9 and #90 are the same damn thing. Thats like comparing ugly to fugly, if you have to go into debt to get either, its stupid, don't be stupid.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is currently number 9 in the country. Are we talking about the same university? It's very prestigious. I agree with you about the lower schools in Michigan- Cooley advertises their own ranking, in which they are top 12 or whatever, and that is definitely crazy, but UMich is a T14.

At least your smart enough now to assume what your lsat will be before taking it. I see that a lot. I'd say damn near 90% of people think they will be the top 10%.  Don't worry, none of the law school is michigan are exactly prestigous topnotch schools(although they will lie untill your ears bleed about it) Heck there is a reason why Ava Maria moved its lawschool to Florida.

Basicly if you apply, and you don't have down syndrom, you will get in.

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I'm sure you will fine, just take an lsat prep course if your worried. They can be online or in person.

As for paying $100k vs a scholarship, please don't fall for that BS, common undergrad myth that will kill you if you fall for it. t1 dosn't mean jack as far as "Guarenteed job", no such thing exists. Besides if that bothered you then don't apply at Michigan, like I tried telling you they are NOT prestigeous anyways. If you can't get into ivy league then don't waste you time with asking if debt is a good idea(it isn't) If you can't get into an IVY league lawschool, then take any scholarship you can. You won't listen and will end with a mediocure degree with a topnotch debt, but thats you life, do what you want.


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