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Law School Admissions / Re: am I a URM?
« on: May 12, 2006, 11:54:35 AM »
As someone else said, if you have to ask then you're not- sorry. If you do decide to check the box, I would be prepared for the repercussions that may ensue when it comes time for the character and fitness sh*t that you have to go through before you're admitted to practice law. I don't know if anything will happen, but I wouldn't take a chance that someone might see this as lying which could be probable grounds to revoke your JD. Just thinking worst case.

This sh*t again?  This is like the 10th time I've seen this nonsense posted this week. 

Yes this *&^% again. This is MY OPINION. I'm not claiming to be spouting gospel here. Calm the heck down. If this guy wants to lie he can go right on ahead.

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Law School Admissions / Re: am I a URM?
« on: May 12, 2006, 09:27:37 AM »
As someone else said, if you have to ask then you're not- sorry. If you do decide to check the box, I would be prepared for the repercussions that may ensue when it comes time for the character and fitness *&^% that you have to go through before you're admitted to practice law. I don't know if anything will happen, but I wouldn't take a chance that someone might see this as lying which could be probable grounds to revoke your JD. Just thinking worst case.

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the "secret" to losing weight is portion control. I seriously eat whatever I want...I just do so in moderation. Doing this, I lost 15 pounds (of course I exercise at least 4 or 5 times a week) and I'm never hungry or wanting of anything.
Being on a "diet" is the worst thing you can be on because you can't be on a diet forever so you will ultimately gain all the weight back.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: an impossible situation
« on: May 11, 2006, 11:39:34 AM »
To the OP, just pawn something- that's usually what I do when I'm really strapped for cash. I'm sure you've got something laying around that you don't use anymore. I made $250 alone just pawning some old cell phones I didn't use anymore.
This is quite a sticky situation for you, I'm sure, but as everyone said, deposits are somthing that we all know about so unless you've got some truly extenuating circumstances that you can show in document form to TPTB at your school, I would just suck it up and scrape something up. We're all poor, for the most part, being students, so it's simply not enough to say "I don't have the money."

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I would go with Ave as well Corbabe. Your scholarship money brings it down to the cost of UDM. I also feel that they are on the rise plus I've read that their facilities are REALLY nice. I'm sure living and working in Ann Arbor is 10x better than Detroit.

P.S. I'm still pulling for you when it comes to Duq.

A school's facilities have very little to do with the quality of education one will receive, or the type of job options one will have post-graduation.

Never said it did.

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I would go with Ave as well Corbabe. Your scholarship money brings it down to the cost of UDM. I also feel that they are on the rise plus I've read that their facilities are REALLY nice. I'm sure living and working in Ann Arbor is 10x better than Detroit.

P.S. I'm still pulling for you when it comes to Duq.

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Off the current toic but may be of interest to some on this board:

Franklin Pierce - No Bar Exam. Article found at http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1146733529667

New Hampshire's lone law school has established a first-of-its-kind program that enables graduates to obtain a license to practice law without passing the bar examination.

The program at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., is designed to give students practical experience during their second and third year of school, which is monitored by faculty, attorneys and judges. After three years, participants are eligible to practice without enduring the two-day rite of passage.

MODEL FOR OTHER STATES

Franklin Pierce's program is expected to serve as a model for other states and schools looking to emphasize practical skills and wanting to provide an alternative to the exercise of rote study that usually follows graduation, school officials said.

First-year student Nicklas Anderson expects the program to prepare him for practicing law better than memorizing information for the bar exam.

"I can learn what I need to for an exam, but a couple months later I don't necessarily remember what I had to study," he said.

The Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program is a collaborative project developed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the state's board of bar examiners, the New Hampshire Bar Association and Franklin Pierce Law Center, the only law school in the state.

Students who successfully complete the program can become licensed after passing the multistate professional responsibility examination and satisfying the state's character and fitness requirements.

Last month, the school admitted an inaugural class of 15 students to the honors program, from about 30 who applied for it, said John Garvey, professor of law and director of the program. The school's first-year class has about 140 students total. The requirements are intended to make students "client-ready" when they graduate, Garvey said.

Participants take regular courses in addition to classes specific to the program. They also work in simulated, clinical and externship programs. They must demonstrate an ability to practice before judges, bar examiners, faculty members and classmates in order to pass.

The "hands-on" dimension is what attracted Anderson. "It's experimental, and it makes practical sense," he said.

The American Bar Association (ABA) will be watching the program "with interest," said John Sebert, consultant on legal education to the ABA. He said he knew of no other programs like Franklin Pierce's.

Wisconsin is the only state that does not require law graduates to pass a state bar examination, provided that they graduate from one of the state's two ABA-accredited law schools.




Am I reading this correctly, that you'd be required to remain in NH or else you'd have to take the bar for other states anyway?

yes. you'd have to practice in NH- anywhere else you'd have to take that states' bar exam.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: NYLS
« on: May 04, 2006, 08:00:51 PM »
What friends did I belittle? I have no idea what you're talking about.

Fitz,

Unless there is someone with a very similar name to yours on xoxo, then yes, you belittled my friends. 

All of this negativity is seriously starting to @#!* with my head.  I'm now thinking more seriously about reapplying next year. 

I'm wondering the same myself. But anyway, greengrl gave some solid advice- if that's something you think you can do, go for it. However if you really want to start in the fall, choose Hofstra. I'm only pushing this hard for that school because I seriously believe that, as greengrl said, it will be a complete UPHILL BATTLE to get the sweet jobs irregardless of whether you are on law review or not- that's how hard it is to compete with all of those other schools for those cush NYC jobs. Yes, you could take the test again in September, but only do so if you know you will score high enough for it to even make a difference. If you end up with little to no improvement, you've just wasted a year. If you know you can't score any better just go to Hofstra, bust your ass to make top 10% and just transfer out. I know transferring is not a guarantee but at least you'll still be in a school where your chances of getting a good job are better than your chances at NYLS.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Cornell WL
« on: May 04, 2006, 01:18:56 PM »
I was a cornell undergrad and two of my friends were involved in last year's cycle (they are current 1L's now)- this info was from them.

hth= hope that helps

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