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Where should I go next fall? / Re: MSU vs Stetson
« on: August 20, 2011, 05:06:57 PM »
MSU gives slightly better opportunities in every way.

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

Look here: http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/clearinghouse/?school=msu&show=salaries&class=2009

and here: http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/clearinghouse/?school=stetson

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Law School Applications / Re: Undergrad suspension
« on: August 19, 2011, 03:06:25 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.

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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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Law School Applications / Re: Undergrad suspension
« on: August 18, 2011, 01:32:45 PM »
if it's for academic reasons, it definitely doesn't doom you

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The statement was that ranking does not matter. It obviously, obviously does. Other things might matter too, but rankings do matter and you're lying to yourself if you say otherwise.

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Ranking does NOT matter.

This is as objectively false of a statement as you could have made.

The two best ways to get a job:

1. Go to a higher ranked school.
2. Get better grades (and achieve a higher class rank).

Ranking is pretty much all that matters.


Any thoughts on your school getting sued by some former students?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Law School at 52
« on: August 10, 2011, 02:39:02 AM »
So, I got accepted into a top 100 law school at the tender age of 52. I am excited in that I always wanted to be a lawyer, took my first lsat back when dinosaurs walked the earth, but other priorities prevailed.  Will start fall 2011; but have a question...... how will my "classmates" view me?  really don't want 4 years (going part time due to job) of being alienated.... just curious.

Who cares what your classmates think? Reality is that clients with money tend to be older and prefer people who "look like them".

You could suck and still make twice the cash. Just reality.

No, this is not reality.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Well, I got into law school...
« on: August 10, 2011, 02:38:21 AM »
Lastly, how to say this?  Your response reeks of character assassination and credibility undermining rhetoric.  Not kool, man and totally unnecessary.  Why would I fight with you over what you pay?  If you want to pay more than you need for things that aren't necessary, then by all means be my guest.  It's the American way, isn't it? You are entitled to an opinion, but then so am I.  Also, I was kind of hinting that your estimates were inflated, presumably, to strengthen your point. Hence the questioning, but oh well.  Don't you love the circle. Cheers.

Your response reeks of trying too hard and being wrong and horrible at life. Yes, we are all bad people if we use AC when we live in the southwest or the southeast. We should put that money to better use.

What you're talking about (in how $140K isn't that much) involves sacrificing quite a bit. You're making jack's point for him; if you have to give up that much just to pay off your student loans, something is wrong.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Well, I got into law school...
« on: August 04, 2011, 11:01:55 AM »
To emphasize: I think going to a state accredited school in this legal market is probably a bad idea. It will be difficult to get a job, and the reason many people choose state accredited schools is because they are having trouble getting into an ABA school.

What makes the above person a complete idiot is that they claim to have scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT, which unquestionably would lead to massive scholarship offers at a ton of different ABA schools, making the "oh it's cheaper argument" ridiculous.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Well, I got into law school...
« on: July 31, 2011, 08:13:12 PM »
I scored in the 99th percentile.  I'm not impressed.

and you went to a state-accredited school?

Wow. You are an idiot.

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