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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is Cooley with $$ really that bad?
« on: February 16, 2011, 01:34:11 PM »
In reality nothing. People just don't like that they are the new kid on the block and still the largest lawschool in the nation. That plus they have a high attrition rate(but about half that of  whittier and lowert than many others)

Thanks for the tip! I'm still deciding if I want to go to Cooley, and if I do I will definitely take your advice. I just wanted to get feedback as to how Cooley with that much tuition money can be so bad compared to other MI schools like Wayne and State.

What makes Cooley so bad anyway?


to a point,  but it's still more about cumulative GPA.If one guy has an "upward trend" and lower GPA, he will not have as good of a shot as someone with a  "downward trend" and a higher cumulative gpa.

That being said, Aceing a few extra classes always helps overall too.

What do your junior and senior year grades look like?  Admissions committees look for an upward trend.  It will also be very important that any letters of recommendation you get (yes you will need them for applications) are from professors who are familiar with your work.  If your lsat comes in below 160, take a prep course and get it above 160.  Visit the law school information site. If you can get into the 160's and a couple of professor LOR's you can get into a school.  Not going to be T14.

LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Report Not Requested
« on: February 15, 2011, 09:04:49 PM »
school admission offices are a busy place. You can email them if you want. I wouldn't mention the 2weeks thing(might seem obsessive) but you can ask if they've recieved it yet. If you are polite about it you should get a polite responce.

That being said, I wouldn't sweat it too much yet. It hasn't really been that long yet.

That cumulative GPA is a pain and gets people. I wouldn't give up just yet though.

Wait for your LSAT. Heck, who knows perhaps you got a 180! If you that GPA will be just fine.  :)

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: February LSAT Takers?
« on: February 15, 2011, 07:27:11 PM »
don't feed the trolls.  :-X

Don't worry about the LSAT. It's just the first of many exams you'll have the pleasure of taking during tenure as  a lawstudent.
Remember, the majority do just fine on it, and half of those A-holes didn't even study and showed up hung over from the night before.
If you get enough rest and study, you'll do at least as good as they did.  ;)

Why do you say that?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is Cooley with $$ really that bad?
« on: February 15, 2011, 07:24:43 PM »
If you want to go to cooley, raise that LSAT by 2 point and get a fullride.

Personal Statement / Re: put this in or leave it out?
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:09:12 PM »
I'd mention the fact that you worked at the bank, but not the rest of it.

Accounting is a required lawclass and it might help in that.

The story is yeah a bit flipfloppy.

General Board / Re: Law School Loans
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:38:37 AM »
really...........REALLY?!?!?!.......Are that concerned with how everyone else is doing to feel less F'd yourself that you had to "bump" your own thread?   :P


General Board / Re: Law School Loans
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:34:40 AM »
What does it matter how "others are faring"(ic)?

It wouldn't matter if EVERYONE had TWICE your debt. You still have to pay YOURS back.
I know lawschool lies to you in that it makes you think that life is all on the curve(I don't have to swim faster than the shark, just faster than my friend....hahahahaha...... :P )  If you want to see national stats I bet they are online somewhere, and I bet they vary by school.

Any out of state students that have graduated or about to graduate ---

What will the total amounts of your loans be?

Exclude mortgages.
Include things like public student loans, private loans, bar loans, car loans, family loans, and undergrad loans.

Curious about how others are faring.

Let me get this straight. You believe that NO ONE on earth has IBS?

You believe that it is IMPOSSIBLE for someone to be scared enough to THINK they may have scored in the 130(ish) range?

You think that NO ONE EVER scored below a 146?(reality check! If that is 70% percentile, then 30%(ALMOST A THIRD) of test takers did LESS than that)

I didn't go to Whittier.  Nice try though - you almost had me hooked to your flame until you started talking about your irritable bowel syndrome.

I've never heard of anyone getting a 130 on the LSAT.  Lowest I've ever heard of is a 146.

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