Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - remiz22

Pages: 1 ... 12 13 14 15 16 [17] 18 19 20 21
161
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / UNC at 36!
« on: March 27, 2007, 06:25:43 PM »
I do not think UNC should be rated this low.

162
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Minnesota v. WUSTL
« on: March 27, 2007, 05:54:28 PM »
Ok so these are the 2 schools im seriously considering.  Wustl is offering $8k/year which makes tuition roughly the same for both.  I visited WUSTL and i was very impressed by the campus, facilities, and administration.  The students were very friendly and I could see myself there.  However, St. Louis has no diversity, horrible crime rates, and it seems as if everyone wants to leave as soon as they graduate.  The entire metropolitan area is 98 percent white or black (only 57k ppl that arent white or black in the entire county). 


I have not been to minneapolis yet, but it seems that the school has a better reputation and faculty.  And everyone loves minneapolis, although I'm not sure if i could handle the cold.  I'm open to practicing in many 1st or 2nd tier legal markets.  Possibly Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, D.C., or Chicago.  I dont need BIGLAW, but I do need to make at least 80k/year upon graduation so i can pay off my loans. Any information or help would be appreciated very much.  Thanks guys!

Minnesota is clearly colder, but it gets pretty cold and dreary during the winter in St. Louis.

163
Law School Applications / Re: University of Florida....w'e'ird email?
« on: March 23, 2007, 08:47:32 PM »

Does UM's just check for pulse admissions standards contribute to it being "more prestigious?"  Look at the Florida Congressional delegation, look at Presidents of the Bar association, look at the partners at the top Florida firms, look at UFs #1 ranked tax-law program.  Can you seriously say with a straight face that UM is more prestigious?  I mean, are you not joking?

Miami's median LSAT/GPA is 157/3.42 while Florida's is 159/3.59. If you classify Miami as a "just check for pulse admission standard", you would have to admit that UF is not much better. 

As you suggested, I also looked at the profiles of the Congressional delegation from the state of Florida. Only 1 of the 25 congressmen (and neither of the Senators) had gone to UF law. Could you please post where you are getting your information from?

One thing to remember is that, until last year, UF had Fall and Spring programs. Spring students had lower LSAT/GPA ranges. UF reported only fall numbers to USNWR. They no longer have two seperate programs, and starting with this year's rankings, they are reporting everyone's numbers. This is why UF will likely see a significant fall.

That's what people have been discussing. The dean sent out a letter regarding it.

164
Meta Discussion / Re: can't upload avatars anymore
« on: March 23, 2007, 07:30:18 AM »
It's fixed

165
Acceptances / Re: George Mason!
« on: March 23, 2007, 07:29:01 AM »
Yes!

Got a call from George Mason today, accepted!  I am interested in economic law and thus really thrilled about getting into GMU.

I still have 17 schools to hear from, but GMU is in my top 3 and I will be celebrating tonight...sushi and drinks sounds good haha...

Anyway, just wanted to share, the waiting has been terrible, as everyone will agree...

Congrats!

166
They have a great rep in Latin America because of their Latin American Studies program.

167
If you pay attention (and I assume you do), you know that I don't debate AA.

If paying attention means knowing the position of one poster on some random issue, then you've got me.

As for debating AA, that's exactly the problem. The less determined realize that they'd spend 75% of a discussion proving that they aren't racists.

Case more or less in point:
http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=398
mms://128.91.58.209/JusticeTalking/WMA/fullshow/030211_affirmativeaction.wma

That is really true. I notice that anyone who speaks critically of AA on this board is either called a racist or attacked personally (usually by the same few posters).

168
Law School Applications / Re: University of Florida....w'e'ird email?
« on: March 22, 2007, 09:44:44 PM »

Does UM's just check for pulse admissions standards contribute to it being "more prestigious?"  Look at the Florida Congressional delegation, look at Presidents of the Bar association, look at the partners at the top Florida firms, look at UFs #1 ranked tax-law program.  Can you seriously say with a straight face that UM is more prestigious?  I mean, are you not joking?

Miami's median LSAT/GPA is 157/3.42 while Florida's is 159/3.59. If you classify Miami as a "just check for pulse admission standard", you would have to admit that UF is not much better. 

As you suggested, I also looked at the profiles of the Congressional delegation from the state of Florida. Only 1 of the 25 congressmen (and neither of the Senators) had gone to UF law. Could you please post where you are getting your information from?

169
Law School Applications / Re: University of Florida....w'e'ird email?
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:56:45 PM »
About a quarter of all the lawyers in FL are UF grads.  Anyone wishing to practice law in FL would be FOOLISH (euphemism) to turn down an offer from UF just because it dropped on some magazine's ranking list.  In the eyes of many, UF is the ONLY relevant law school in FL.

A search on Martindale for the city of Miami shows 1,529 listings for attorneys from University of Miami and 520 for University of Florida. Furthermore, the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court is a Miami Law grad and one of the U.S. Senators from Florida is a FSU Law alum. I think you overstate things when you say that UF is the ONLY relevant law school in FL.

Fortunately, I didn't make the statement that UF was the ONLY relevant school in FL.  (Go back and read my post.)

In the eyes of many, that is exactly what you conveyed.

170
Law School Applications / Re: University of Florida....w'e'ird email?
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:49:08 PM »
About a quarter of all the lawyers in FL are UF grads.  Anyone wishing to practice law in FL would be FOOLISH (euphemism) to turn down an offer from UF just because it dropped on some magazine's ranking list.  In the eyes of many, UF is the ONLY relevant law school in FL.

A search on Martindale for the city of Miami shows 1,529 listings for attorneys from University of Miami and 520 for University of Florida. Furthermore, the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court is a Miami Law grad and one of the U.S. Senators from Florida is a FSU Law alum. I think you overstate things when you say that UF is the ONLY relevant law school in FL.

Pages: 1 ... 12 13 14 15 16 [17] 18 19 20 21