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It is unfair Laurrk, but sadly that is just the way they run it. What angers me is the fact that if I left the state to attend school else where they would consider my state residency lost. So, moving to Indiana for the expressed purpose of education does not grant you residency, however leaving the state for the sole purpose of education cause you to lose your residency. Hardly seems right, but oh well.

You are correct about MSU as a whole tacojohn, but the law school joined MSU about 10 years ago, thus making its entry into the Big Ten 10 years ago as well. MSU's law school used to be the Detroit College of Law

You cannot become an Indiana resident that way. They require you to live in the state for a full uninterrupted year without attending school. There is not really a way to gain residency unless you were to just move to Indiana and not go to school for a year.

I think it can. For example, I have been looking into Michigan State and have asked family members (who are lawyers) as well as friends of the family (also lawyers) what they thought of the school. They pretty much said, "I don't know anyone from there, but it's a Big Ten school, I'm sure it's very good" None knew it has only been a Big Ten school for about 10 years. So, if the undergrad school is a big time place then I think it can have a little benefit. It can give a school that attorneys do not know much about instant credibility. For those of you who think hiring attorneys spend a lot of tme researching the law schools their job applicants went to, you are generally mistaken. If they know people who went there or they think the school probably puts out a good product, they are happy.

I have a 2.34 gpa and an academic dismissal. Granted I've done well since my return, but nonetheless, I have a poor GPA. Anyway, the fact that I've gotten into multiple non-Cooley schools is pretty cool to me. Even got in to a couple tier 2 schools.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone get free laptops?
« on: March 30, 2006, 01:42:15 PM »
Which ones? The one offered to me is free......

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone get free laptops?
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:28:39 PM »
I wonder if they are good laptops. I just got a decent Toshiba laptop and I'm curious if schools tend to give away some top model Dell or something.......

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone get free laptops?
« on: March 30, 2006, 11:21:58 AM »
Yeah I am leaning that way. It is between them, DePaul, and IU-Indy. I know MSU is "ranked" the lowest, but I think it may be my favorite. I really liek the environment there and I think I would be happy. I have a lot of lawyers in my family so the job stuff is pretty secure regardless of where I go. I'm more interested in the culture of the school as opposed to the ranking. MSU does seem really cool, but I like DePaul a lot also. Not sure yet, I have until April 15 to decide. Where are you going?

Choosing the Right Law School / Anyone get free laptops?
« on: March 30, 2006, 11:00:21 AM »
Michigan State is offering me one. The lady didn't know what kind though. Was curious if anyone else has gotten these kinda offeres from MSU or other schools and if so, what kind of laptop was it? Silly question i know, but I'm curious.......

Got in to Michigan State today. Found out on the phone. I suppose I will have to wait until I get the letter to learn if I got any money. My GPA is a 2.35 and LSAT is a 161. Still pending at IU-Indy and DePaul.

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