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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Southwestern Ranking
« on: July 21, 2006, 06:10:45 AM »
LA just has too many schools in the area. my guess is that its close to being tier 2, but not quite. they did get a new dean whose supposed to be good. im considering apply too. From what i hear, for a job in LA, its about on par with pepperdine

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New England law schools
« on: July 21, 2006, 06:06:59 AM »
i do know a guy tho who went to northeastern, 2nd year associate now. made 190k this past year (w/ bonus)...although he had to work 8-11 mon through sat and half days most sundays...needless to say, he wants to transfer firms

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chances??? 155 LSAT 3.32 UGPA
« on: July 20, 2006, 06:45:59 AM »
Hi guys, I'm trying to get a feel of where I should/could go with these numbers.

First of all, anyone know how much LSAC will mess with my gpa? I went to McGill in Canada, and from what I've been told, Canadian schools are tougher with grades than the average US school. I'll probably be writing the LSAT again in September, so hopefully I'll be able to aim a little higher after that, but for now, I have to deal with the score I have. Here's some other info about my application:

McGill Honours Poli Sci major (History and Econ minors)
1 year exchange at Sciences Po Paris
MSc International Relations from Universiteit van Amsterdam in 2006-07 (or maybe London School of Economics or King's College, still waiting on decisions)
Iranian background (I don't know if that helps)

I still don't know what I want to study, but my background suggests international law, and I feel like if I focus my application around wanting to study int'l law, then it could look attractive to admissions peeps. Anyway, here are the schools I'm more or less considering. Any info about the schools, comments about my chances are more than welcome!

Cal Western
Golden Gate
Loyola Marymount LA
Santa Clara
San Diego
San Fran

Basically, I'd like to be at a school with an urban campus, preferably a big city, decent reputation, decent weather, etc...

Thanks in advance for the responses!

Cal Western-In
Golden Gate-in
Loyola Marymount LA-out
Pepperdine- out
Santa Clara-out
Seattle- maybe
Southwestern- waitlist
San Diego-no
San Fran-no

maybe being iranian will help though, idk

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC vs BU
« on: July 20, 2006, 06:41:49 AM »
id pick BC..

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Quinnipiac to Boston
« on: July 20, 2006, 06:40:06 AM »
maybe at a  small firm. I know people in CT at small firms with suffolk degrees...its gonna be tough tho. a couple years working first would help

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New England law schools
« on: July 20, 2006, 06:21:15 AM »
thanks im originally from new england (conn), went to college in dc and then moved to fl to go to law school just bc of the cheap cost of living and public law schools- uf and fsu. but bc i plan on moving back up after law school to new england- most likely boston, i wnat to keep my options open. i really like northeastern. does anyone know if they provide any kind of financial aid package that would cut the tuition a little bit.

also what are their numbers- meaning average lsat and worried bc i only have a 3.1 gpa and is currently studying for the sept lsat via testmasters...thanks for all ur help. i just dont think i have the numbers for bu/bc. and my husband hates hartford so that probably takes away uconn, but i love uconn....:)seeing that im from connn and that is the only sports team that we have...

be careful, northeastern loves high gpa. with a 3.1 you'll need at least a 164-165 to have a shot

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New England law schools
« on: July 20, 2006, 06:13:54 AM »
Im from new england and this is how i would say an employer would view the schools and should be your general order

UConn (instate)
Uconn (out of state)
Vermont/Maine (instate)

after uconn/northeaster, buyer beware tho..

chapman no question

Law School Admissions / Re: Seton Hall Fee Waiver & Scholarship Offer
« on: July 19, 2006, 08:49:04 AM »
i got that letter too, which would be cool except its for law school starting fall 06 and i still got one year of college left..maybe they can apply it to this falls 07 cycle for me....oh well, haha

LaVerne has a law school thats ABA approved?

According the postcards they've sent me, ULV is "Inland Southern California's only ABA accredited law school."  I believe they just barely got ABA accreditation.

yea, provisionally accreditation i believe

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