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Transferring / Re: HELP! T3 to University of Arizona ...worth it?
« on: April 14, 2011, 10:08:24 PM »
I would transfer and add that bigs5068 has no idea what he's talking about. I wrote out a long post explaining why he has no idea what he's talking about, but rest assured: he doesn't.

The key question for you is where you want to practice. If you want to practice in the area where you are living now, you should probably stay. If you want to practice in the southwest (mostly Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, with an outside shot at Los Angeles), then transfer.

At least as far as law school URM status is concerned, there is some evidence that AA (in that particular context) DECREASES the number of black lawyers:

That said, schools themselves might have their own reasons for affirmative action. Most importantly, they may want to have a more diverse student body. I'm not sure using race as a proxy for all diversity is a great idea, but it might be an explanation.

The problem is that, when this inevitably gets challenged (as it already did in Baake) in 25 years, it will lose and go away. You're discriminating on the basis of race. The court in Baake explicitly said that this won't be okay in 25 years. It won't be around too much longer.

How about Phoenix Law?  You could always try to transfer after 1L if you get good grades and still want to go to ASU.  Granted, that's a gamble, but worst-case, you can get that Phoenix Law degree and practice.

Do not do this.

I think MikePing is about right. You need to be in the 170s and the higher the better. If you check out, there was apparently a non-URM admit with a 168 and a 2.76 GPA. I think that's cutting it pretty close, but that should at least give you a general idea of how you need to do. Good luck.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Law School at 52
« on: March 31, 2011, 12:19:00 AM »
Your 52 and don't start school until Late August.  Withthe 4 year plan -you won't be practicing law until age 57ish. 

In a different day and age, this might be a good reason not to attend.

These days, people stay healthy much, much longer.

They also intend to work much, much longer. 

It's not uncommon to see people practicing law past their 70th birthday. 

The law is one of the few professions where it's probably feasible to be long in the tooth, yet still be able to function at a high level, provided your mind stays sharp.

Employers are not going to be crazy about that.

I'm not saying "xxx State University" is always worse than "University of xxx." I'm just saying the outside perception (valid or not) is similar. I can't think of any other examples of two public schools in the same state being so close. Hastings/Davis maybe?

It's going to take a lot for the outsider's perspective to change from UF > FSU > U of M.

It's like Arizona State being ranked ahead of Arizona; the rankings say it, but employers don't act like it.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Law School at 52
« on: March 28, 2011, 02:43:34 AM »
I'd be less worried about fitting in than about finding a job after law school.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Law School/Grades
« on: March 25, 2011, 09:16:06 PM »
Pump up that GPA. Take everything you can before you graduate (community college credits are just as valuable as regular credits). Get As.

Then kill the LSAT. You'll be fine.

UGPA is the only GPA that matters, really. Retake the LSAT, bump your score to the upper 160s/lower 170s and you're probably in.

Law School Admissions / Re: 168 LSAT 3.41 GPA - Where to apply?
« on: March 07, 2011, 08:38:38 PM »
Really, really depends on where you want to live.

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