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Law School Admissions / Re: Appalling GPA, what are my chances
« on: September 22, 2011, 12:28:12 PM »
get a 170 and i'll bet you're in at just about all of those lower non-NYC-but-still-in-new-york schools

Law School Admissions / Re: Have I already shot myself in the foot?
« on: September 18, 2011, 08:18:21 PM »
You can still fix your GPA. I don't know if YHS are necessarily still in play, but there is no reason you can't bring that GPA up and be competitive at most of the T14 with a high enough LSAT score and getting that GPA up. Keep in mind that all courses count toward your GPA; that includes, for example, community college classes.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Embarrassing GPA, High LSAT
« on: September 07, 2011, 03:21:50 PM »
Apply broadly and hope like hell. I'd bet that you'll get into at least one T1 school, but I wouldn't try to guess which one. haus is pretty spot-on.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Worse than your craziest nightmare
« on: September 03, 2011, 01:00:39 PM »
I mean Michael Jordan was cut from his high school team nobody was saying hey man your a lock to be the greatest NBA player

MJ was never cut from his high school team. When he was a freshman, they left him on the JV team rather than put him on the varsity team. That's it. Everyone knew he was really, really good. This is one of those stories that sounds awesome, but isn't true (like Einstein failing math).

Law School Admissions / Re: Question about transcript evaluation
« on: September 03, 2011, 12:51:07 PM »
2.96/170 will at least give you a shot at the schools you mentioned. You're not out of it by any means.

If you get into and attend an ABA-approved law school, it seems like it would be a huge waste to then transfer to an online law school. You'd unnecessarily limiting your post-graduate options: you'd have fewer opportunities and fewer places where you could practice.

The FYLSE is an unfair exam because you are given 12 months to internalize concepts that really take more than a year to remember. 

plenty of people pass the bar by taking barbri and learning about things they had never heard of

and it's much less than 12 months of prep

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: MSU vs Stetson
« on: August 20, 2011, 02:06:57 PM »
MSU gives slightly better opportunities in every way.

Employment prospects are slightly better. Salaries are slightly higher. Fewer graduates making nothing.

Look here:

and here:

Law School Admissions / Re: Undergrad suspension
« on: August 19, 2011, 12:06:25 AM »
I question if I should explain the suspension at all. I think my transcript should be adequate at explaining that I did terrible my freshman year, got suspended due to grades, then bounced back and got all A's and B's throughout all of my remaining semesters. I feel that my grade trend is obvious and giving a lame excuse like "I just wasnt prepared" is a bit cliche. Does anyone agree?

might be cliche, but a lot of schools require you to disclose that and require you to explain it in an addendum.

Important to mention that a lot of markets don't pay that $160K salary to start for anyone. If you're making that money, you're basically getting a biglaw job in a major market (NYC, Chicago, DC, etc.) (I stand corrected re: Houston. Vegas and Phoenix, then).

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