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Law School Admissions / Re: 4.0 GPA 152 LSAT Florida Schools
« on: January 22, 2011, 01:04:15 PM »
Retake the LSAT. Don't waste that awesome GPA on a T4.

I think it really depends on the competition in that market.

For example, look at the University of Idaho. It's a T3, sure, but it's the dominant school in that market. If you don't mind living in Boise, that really is a fine option.

Also, quit sounding like an angry white person.

If you look it up, there was actually a professor at UCLA who found that accepting URM students to better schools actually results in less URM lawyers because students are more likely to be overmatched at their school and drop out (this obviously isn't true of a student who would go to Chicago and instead is going to Yale, but it is true of students in the T3/T4 range).

That said, it isn't all about the students. Schools themselves have an interest in diverse campuses. There's a reason why private schools, who are under no law or obligation to give special status to URM students, continue to do so: it helps their reputation as a school. Race may be a somewhat generic way to promote diversity, but it is one way.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: so discouraged and need some advice
« on: January 21, 2011, 03:10:06 PM »
Well I am glad that we have your 4 postings to gain wisdom from.... anyway....

My lack of advice does not make his advice good.

The forums at have a far, far more realistic perspective on law schools and the legal profession.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: so discouraged and need some advice
« on: January 21, 2011, 10:23:46 AM »
It really disappoints me to open every thread here and see bigs5068 commenting on them. I really hope people don't take his advice seriously.

Why doesn't everyone get a raw score sufficient for a 163 on the current scale? (I think that completely removes percentiles from the equation.)

Because people are bums. Some people are smarter than others, yes, and they probably won't have to work as hard to get a very good LSAT score. But time and effort can get you to where you want to go. I don't think it can always get you to the 170s or whatever, but you can certainly improve.

OP: you can get to a 163. You already jumped 8 points; all you need to do is jump 8 more. Use allllllllll of the Kaplan resources; they put so much stuff online that I think it's impossible to run out. Every time you take a test, go over allllllllll the questions and read the explanations. Figure out the patterns in the test. Figure out where you're messing up. You can make it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Accepted at Cooley....HELP
« on: January 21, 2011, 01:23:08 AM »
I tend to  look at the positives not the negatives in terms of the legal marketplace.  Look at it from this standpoint:  Society will probably become more and more litigious as the years go by.  History has proven this to be true.   Next,  as the middle class people no longer enjoy jobs such as 25 dollar an hour janitors or non skilled laborers making 50k a year-  these middle class and also lower income people will certainly want to become claimants against someone to pay the bills (goverment, former employer, insurance company).  Lawyers will certainly have to be involved in either of these situations.

Wow. Really? You're staking your future on class warfare by way of litigation?

No, it isn't worth it.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: January 21, 2011, 01:16:09 AM »
The level of delusion here is astounding.

There are no jobs. If you are at a T4, you are significantly less likely to get those jobs that DO become available. It doesn't matter what you want to do.

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