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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Curves? I dont get it.
« on: March 01, 2006, 05:46:59 PM »
it doesnt make much sense thats schools would have a low curve.  just think about it from the employers prospective.  two people, one has a 3.5 and is in the top 25% and someone else has a 3.2 and is in the top %15.  obviously the person with the 3.2 and top 15% is valued more because of class rank. 

this would mean that a gpa is really not worth it. 

Incoming 1Ls / Curves? I dont get it.
« on: February 27, 2006, 11:37:03 PM »
So ive been reviewing these threads and seeing people posting gpa's and talking about their schools curve.  the question i have is, does it matter what the curve at your school is for reasons other than keeping your gpa above a certain point for scholarships or other reason?  really i only ask this because since ever school seems to use a differnt curve does gpa really matter?  obviously students at schools that grade with a 3.2-3.3 curve have a distinct advantage of having a better GPA than students at schools with a 2.7-2.8 curve.  so essentially someone with a 2.7 and a 3.3 could have performed equally well but have significantly different grades.  Judging from this you would think class rank would be the only thing that really mattered but it seems like GPA plays an important role in getting jobs.  it doesnt make much sense to me.  maybe im wrong in my reasoning and understanding.  if you could clear it up i'd appreciate it. 

Incoming 1Ls / How competitive is the JAG Corps?
« on: February 27, 2006, 11:58:15 AM »
hey, i was just wondering how competitive it is to get a spot with the JAG Corps.  Either Navy or Coast Guard would be the top choice.  What are the odds of getting in with them if u didnt intern with them either 1L or 2L? 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Future Potential and Rankings?????
« on: February 26, 2006, 08:05:13 PM »
So two legit schools are opening law schools this year.  Elon and Drexel.  I would say that drexel as the better reputation as far as a school in general goes but elon is a quality school too.  I was wondering what do you guys think of as the future of these schools. 

Here's the run down of them as i see them.
opening up a traditional legal education program
seem to have good faculty coming in
will be the one and only law school in greensburg, nc
pretty certain to get accreditation baring some unforeseen major problem

opening up a 6-month coop program
have good faculty entering
will be competing against 3 other top law schools in philly and 2 to 3 more in fairly close proximatey
good undergrad reputation
aiming to have class of 120 students with an lsat average of 155

the two schools probably both have pretty bright futures but i was wondering what you guys think where and how they'll turn out. 

its hard to say where they will end up ranking on the usnews report rankings.  i guess schools like UNLV which debute at 92 or something like that and Ave Maria which is projected to be somewhere in the top 100, possibly 75, has to make us think about the potential that new schools have that are trying to enter and start new schools in productive and positive ways. 

i guess my guess would be that Elon will start out as Tier 4 and eventually move to Tier 3 but carry a good local reputation in the greesboro, nc area. 

drexel is a little tougher, they are entering in a unique way with the 6 month coop program, so i think they have a unique chance to maybe enter the rankings in the top 100 or tier 3. 

just wondering what you guys think. 

Choosing the Right Law School / free apps
« on: February 19, 2006, 07:43:14 PM »
hey i was just wondering what schools you've come across that offer free applications to everyone not just those one fee waivers.  thanks

hey, i got about half tuition from one of the schools im looking for.  i was hoping i could get some more but im not exactly sure how to ask.  any advice is welcome. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / duquesne commuters
« on: February 12, 2006, 07:26:29 PM »
hey, im thinking about going to duquense.  how many poeple who go there commute and who plans on commuting?

ok, im from pittsburgh.  here's the scoop.  its a good town, the night life is pretty good in certain areas, south side especially which is close to duq's campus.  duq's campus is actually amazingly nice for how urban it is.  pitt is in oakland and really doesnt have a campus, just a mishmash of buildings scattered around.  oakland is safe at night, i dont know what that review is about.  close to duq's campus is the hill district which is probably the worst neighborhood in pittsburgh, but its not directly next to it so there is no reason to go there unless your looking for some smack.  the city is nice, and has some world class museums and sports facilities which people might not expect in a city like pittsburgh.  getting around pittsburgh in a car isnt that tough, its not nyc.  parking at duq, isnt easy and is something like 300 a semester to park in the garage.  housing is cheaper than most cities, and thats what most people credit pittsburgh for being so wonderful for.  its a good city with a low cost of living.  as for prospects, i have heard from a lot of lawyers that duq is looked at as equal to pitt and the area is pretty much dominated attorney wise by duq and pitt grads. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Duquesne, WVU, Drexel, or Suffolk
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:11:37 PM »
HELP ME......

I've been accepted to a number of schools and I've narrowed it down to 4.  I visited all of them and that only made me more confused, haha. 

I need some help on making a decision.  Im not totally sure where I'd like to end up eventually, I probably wouldnt mind alot of areas, philly, boston, ny, pittsburgh, dc.  any of those places would probably be cool with me. 

anyway, i dont know if anyone has any experiences with the following schools but if you could just let me know I'd appreciate it. 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

p.s. i realize drexel isnt accredited yet but i got a decent scholarship offer and i assume it will become a fairly reputable institution.  but im just confused now.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Drexel?
« on: January 31, 2006, 07:53:15 PM »
i went. no building yet, they are in the process of building it.  you can go and talk to some of the people working for the law school.  they are nice and informative. 

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