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If the LSAT is really a questionable indicator of law school performance why do most law schools favor it above all other factors? I hate to resort to the authoritative argument, but I give these schools (some of which have been doing this for over a century) some credit that they know what makes a good prospect and what doesn't. Honestly, if you are going to suggest that the LSAT means so little then this is something you're gonna need to account for.

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So, to answer your question, people go to non-ABA schools because they want to be lawyers, and have realized what you have yet to grasp--reputation is one thing, but drive and ability overpowers repuation 9 days of the week.

Ouch, okay. Well, like my first post said I thought if you're school wasn't accreditted you couldn't take the bar and therefore couldn't become a practicing lawyer. Apparently, you can take the bar in your own state and maybe in other states. My question wasn't meant to be derogatory towards the schools or the people that go to them, it just didn't make sense to me from my understanding of how the bar worked (which was mistaken). However, while I do agree that drive and ability are what it boils down to for success in life I don't think you can discount the pull that reputation has in where you can work and what you can do, especially in law. HYS grads can get the internships and the jobs without being the best in their class while tier 3s and 4s need to be in the top 10% to do a lot of the same. I can only imagine its even harder for non accreditted schools even though their cirriculum and instructors might be better than many of the 3s and 4s.

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go big red, baby!

Goooo Biiig Reeed! GO BIG RED!

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Law School Applications / Re: Are all late applicants screwed ?
« on: January 23, 2006, 03:36:24 PM »
Plus I'll bet its a safe assumption that LSN has more users every year so they'll be more reported and more accepted according to its data with every passing year. Most importantly don't let it get you down and if you really want to go their apply despite it all. Worst case they say no and you can apply to go their next year.

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Where should I go next fall? / Why attend a non accredited law school?
« on: January 23, 2006, 03:54:36 AM »
I mean, honestly, people do it and I've read posts here and elsewhere about people who apply/attend/have graduated from these schools. What is the point of going to one of these schools if you want to practice or teach law? Maybe I don't get how this works, but its my understanding that if you don't have a law degree from an accredited school then you won't be allowed to take the bar or practice. Am I wrong or am I just missing some piece that would explain why people spend their time and money at these places?

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My favorites:
4 Reprimands + $10 Fine: Horseplay, improper personal contact (anything beyond hand-holding), music code violation, & unauthorized borrowing

6 Reprimands + $25 Fine: Attendance at a dance & entering entryway of opposite sex on campus or allowing the same

12 Reprimands + $50 Fine: Attendance at a dance, possession or viewing of, an "R," "NC-17" or "X"-rated movie, entering the residence hallway of the opposite sex or allowing the same (again?), participation in an unauthorized petition or demonstration, possession and/or viewing of sexually explicit material, & students of the opposite sex visiting alone at an off-campus residence

18 Reprimands + $250 Fine + 18 hours Disciplinary Community Service: Association with those consuming alcohol, entering a residence hall apartment or quad of the opposite sex or allowing the same, & entering bedroom of the opposite sex on/off campus or allowing the same

30 Reprimands + $500 Fine + 30 hours Disciplinary Community Service + possible Administrative Withdrawal: Abortion, failure of three Christian/Community Services without reconciliation, immorality, involvement with witchcraft, sťances or other occultic activities, & spending the night with a person of the opposite sex.

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Nebraska - Lincoln

avg: 153
me: 170

pwned =P

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But then how do you know what school to put down or the amount you request if you are applying to more than one school?

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Where should I go next fall? / Transfer?
« on: January 19, 2006, 02:38:22 PM »
I'm really worried about my acceptance to quality schools because of my low GPA (2.4), even though my LSAT (170) does help. One thing I am considering is applying to mostly T50-T100 schools and even a few tier three schools and then transfering up if I have a really good first year. What are your thoughts on this? Does this seem like a sound strategy or would I be better off just applying to the schools I want and then if I get rejected taking a year or two off to work then reapplying? For that matter what do you think the odds are for a person in the top of his L1 class at a T50-T100 school or a third tier school to transfer into a T20 school?

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Law School Applications / Re: ‹ber-splitter wondering where to apply
« on: January 19, 2006, 04:28:51 AM »
Give some thought to taking a couple of years to work. Save some money and prove that you can do better in the real world than you did in UG.

So, are you saying that maybe I shouldn't apply this year at all?

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