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Current Law Students / Re: Question about character and fitness
« on: February 24, 2011, 09:12:30 PM »
also, your credit repot won't affect your ability to get an intership while in school at a lawfirm/clinic. That's where you will need to focus like a hawk if you really do plan to go solo straight out of school.

Good. I have nothing else to report other than a failure to yield traffic citation.  ;D

I am not interested in working in another firm (which I have heard this would effect my chances of). I am planning on striking out on my own in my own practice. Hitting the pavement hard, advertising like a pro (I have an advertising agency background), and being a hard-nosed, aggressive attorney. I love negotiating, and fighting for a good cause, and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in euphoria when I get to advocate for someone or something that is righteous.

I feel this is a calling for me.

What are you in an english as a second language class? ???

Yeah, dude contractions are fine. Once you let LSR you will learn that not only that, but you can start a sentence with And/But.

Give it a few years and "legal writing" will be in pure urbonics.  ::)

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I list the laws schools I'm applying to?
« on: February 24, 2011, 08:11:39 PM »
Well someones as eagerbeaver to get a C&F violation and a degree revocation! ;D

As a rule of thumb NEVER lie on ANY thing, especially a lawschool application. It reflects on your character and fitness as a person.
May sound silly, but the dumber it is, the less you should consider lieing. After all "if  he'd lie about something this small, imagine what he'd do for something larger?!"

-and yes leaving blanks is the same as lieing. (silent fraud)

Current Law Students / Re: Question about character and fitness
« on: February 24, 2011, 08:08:49 PM »
Debt and bad credit are factors, but primarily only what you do in and after lawschool will be the factors.
Even if you killed a guy during a DUI you'd have a chance, so yeah I think that as long as you stay shiny clean for the next 4 years or so you should be fine.  8)

Financial Aid / Re: Where to go?
« on: February 24, 2011, 01:21:48 PM »
Honestly, if you are not a flame, then realize that ConLaw is taught at ALL lawschools. With that GPA and LSAT you could get a fullride anywhere, but if you don't know these facts, then yeah your not telling the truth and just making it up for fun.

If serious, apply and find out.

Due to financial reasons, I need to go to as law school where I can get as much covered in scholarships as possible.  I had a 173 on the LSAT and a 4.0 GPA.  I am interested in studying Constitutional Law and am not entirely sure what I want to do after law school (I know it is difficult to practice Con Law so I am hoping to get a better idea of what I want to do in Law during law school).  What schools would I have a good shot at getting a full ride if I apply?

You could always drop off mid final semester and refuse to accept your degree. You might get part of your final semesters tuition back. ::)

In reality though, your second post sounds like a  better idea. Just try to find an area of law that you'd enjoy. Your low GPA won't be the end of the world. Just get a job, try to enjoy it, do good, and work your way up the foodchain.

Either that, or show it off as the equivelent of DBA and get a job managering a Denny's somewhere. Your choice I guess.

Nevermind, I am in directly...thanks!

Transferring / Re: Transfer from Cooley
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:00:52 AM »
why do you mostly hang out with other transfers? Is everyone else already in their cliche?
Well that is tough to gauge.  My new school offers so many more classes in my concentration than Cooley did.  In that respect, educational quality has increased greatly from the T4 to T2.  I suspect you are wondering more about teachers and classes in general though.  I liked my teachers at Cooley and they were all very knowledgeable.    Many came from well respected schools themselves like UM.  I can say the same about professors here. 

As for the students, they are probably a bit more intelligent on average here.  They don't work quite as hard, but they don't have to because the school doesn't require every test be 100% closed book.  I spend most of my time with other transfers though, so my perception is based entirely on grade distributions and student responses in class.  Is this the type of response you were looking for?  If not, feel free to clarify.   

top 20%? Wow, that means that 80% of the group will be catscratching eachothers eyes out.
Yeah, I wouldn't do that BS either. Seems like a scam so that the school can make a lot of money.
People can diss T4's all they want, but an 80% Attrition rate is INSANE! Just a money making scam.

The website has a better description than I'd be able to write: Summer Conditional Program
The Summer Conditional Program permits invited students lacking the traditional indicia of success to demonstrate that their ability transcends their quantitative credentials. Applicants possessing credentials close to those of accepted students may be invited to participate in a three-week set of week-long units on various topics beginning in mid-June.  Each unit is taught by a full-time member of the law faculty.  At the end of each week, students will be tested on the material covered during that week.  Students will be graded on a point-scale system; students in the top 20% of the class will be admitted to the fall entering class.  The performance in law school of students admitted through the Conditional Program has been strong.

I don't think I would go for this, its too subjective and risky especially since I don't already live in Miami.

whats a summer conditional? Does it count towards the JD or is it a seperate program?

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