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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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L.L.M. Board / Re: How selective are LLM programs for US students?
« on: December 20, 2010, 10:31:12 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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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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UC Berkeley 3L taking Questions
« on: December 18, 2010, 11:10:48 PM »
As a 2L I can tell you that the classes get harder but feel easier.
Best example would be if you show up out of shape to fitness camp. At first you throw up while running the mile, but after a few months they start making you run 2miles but you feel the way you felt before after only half a mile, its still harder you just are more fit and can handle it with less stress.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Disclosing Dyslexia in Applications?
« on: December 18, 2010, 11:08:25 PM »
It shouldn't hurt you any to tell them. Most lawschools give extra time on finals to those diagnosed with learning and reading disabilties and it should help you(and your gpa) if you get that edge. You did good with your lsat score but imagine how much better you could do with your legally entitled extra time? Basicly if they ask on the application then answer honestly. If they don't ask, then don't mention it right then if you don't want to but for sure mention it to student services before exams the first term to get those accomadations if your doctor says you qualify for them and will document it for you.

It may help you count as a URM under disability(not sure but you can check with each school to find out) I know that some in wheelchairs get an extra "bump" that way.

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Law School Applications / Re: OPINIONS PLEASE?
« on: December 18, 2010, 05:14:49 PM »
Why'd you choose to study abroad?

As long as the ABA is ok  with your degree you should be fine. I'd ask them.

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Bar Exam / Re: IL character and fitness
« on: December 18, 2010, 05:13:21 PM »
Just file a tax return each year. If you miss one you can make up by asking a CPA to help.
Which costs more, paying a CPA to give you a sheet saying you are aces, or 3 years in lawschool for a job at GM?

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General Board / Re: Dress Shirts
« on: December 18, 2010, 12:34:11 PM »
Never can go wrong with a good "Bananna Hamock".... 8)

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