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Best Ranking List?  Definitely Cooley!   ;D

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Acceptances / Re: Texas Tech vs. South Texas College of Law
« on: February 18, 2011, 06:34:59 PM »
Well, on the plus side, STCL has a good reputation in Houston and a good reputation for specific areas of law.

Is Baylor out?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: A list of questions
« on: February 18, 2011, 06:32:02 PM »
I just want to have pride in myself and graduate from a school that has a name I can feel good having on my degree.

That part I get, but most people out there wont ask where you graduated from, just be impressed that you're a "lawyer".  Lawyers on the other hand will care about your school based on law reputation, not lay reputation.

Now, I'll most likely end up at a local T4 (albeit for free) due to family reasons; but I've been accepted to places that I would run to in a heartbeat if I didn't have responsibilities, screw the average name recognition.

Have you seen most of the 0L posters here? MOST of them think the same way(they just use USNews as their excuse to say the EXACT same thing)

If the poster wants to know which piper most people tend to follow, I'd recommend reader their articles. Most people would go to Sheol if they published it as #1.  :o ::)

Agreed.  I'm just a tad averse to the idea of shutting down a school (W&M in this example) based on how the name "sounds".  At least the USNWR, as flawed as it is, is based on something more than tonal quality of a name.

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Acceptances / Re: Texas Tech vs. South Texas College of Law
« on: February 18, 2011, 11:43:10 AM »
Check out these links and see what kind of aid other people with similar scores to you got.

http://southtexas.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants
http://texastech.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

That said, my guess is that STCL is better for you if you want to stay hometown.  Neither are nationally portable, but both work in their regions. 

Do your scores not work for Baylor, SMU, or UofH?  They'd be better bets for Texas employment.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: A list of questions
« on: February 18, 2011, 08:10:40 AM »
Wow, I'm thinking OP's trolling.  I wouldnt even know where to start on the first question.  If you're seriously eliminating schools from consideration over your dislike of their name, just don't go to school at all.  I'd hate to see you thrown out of court for mocking a judge's name or alma mater one day, that'd just be a shame.

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Personal Statement / Re: put this in or leave it out?
« on: February 15, 2011, 08:44:08 PM »
Absolutely, address why you're changing careers, but focus on positive things and more on why law than why  not banking.  Make it about self-discovery or how no matter the great times you had there, you wanted something more challenging.

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Law School Applications / Re: My Personal Statement What do you think?
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:57:19 PM »
Oh and make sure you spray it with perfume before hand delivering it.

 ;)

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Personal Statement / Re: put this in or leave it out?
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:53:04 PM »
Simply put, dont focus on the negatives in the past.  Potentially acknowledge the "why I'm switching careers", but avoid being overly negative or mentioning how you didnt want to do it for 25 more years (many lawyers wake up and realize that too late as well).

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General agreement with john on this one. 

A free (minus opportunity cost and expenses) law degree cannot be complained about, but I'd consider other places first.

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