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Law School Applications / Re: Chances?
« on: September 03, 2012, 10:27:48 PM »

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What's "1L Class?" Is it a pass/fail seminar, or does it require a lot of time and work?

If your weekends are relatively free, your schedule sounds entirely doable. If you're taking three substantive classes, you'll probably be able to do most of your prep work (reading, case briefing, outlining, and legal writing assignments) on the weekends. To make effective use of your commute, you may want to consider listening to audio lectures to prep for class (e.g., Sum & Substance, Law School Legends). Generally, you can get audio lectures for free through your school library, or through the interlibrary loan system.

If you can, try to read some books about law school before school starts, and perhaps watch movies like Paper Chase to get a feel for what law school is like. If you're aware of effective study techniques before school starts, you'll be ahead of the game.

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Probably because Cooley is the rare TTT that recognizes from the start that it's extremely unlikely for their graduates to get jobs at real firms, and thus will be proportionately more likely to hang a shingle out of desperation.

(For the record, Cooley grads have a greater chance at unemployment than they do of scoring work as a lawyer._

It's not that bad... http://cooleylawschoolblog.com/2012/08/16/summary-enough-about-the-ills-and-evils-of-legal-education/  ;)

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I hear this a lot from students of other law schools. Is Cooley the only one that teaches law office managment and accounting for lawyers along with pretrail skills, trial skills andthe  basic ability to survive?

Students can learn many of these skills through clinics, which I believe are offered at every ABA approved school in the country. Also, CUNY was the first school to establish a solo incubator for recent graduates. The school provides valuable resources for graduates to start solo firms. Many schools have now established solo incubators (e.g., UMKC School of Law, University of Maryland, Pace, Thomas Jefferson, Cleveland State).

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Law School Applications / Re: CHANCE ME
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:43:35 PM »
lsat-173
GPA- 3.81

Applying to the top 14 schools. Which will I get into

I'd recommend the LSAC GPA/LSAT predictor:
https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/UGPALSAT/UGPALSAT.aspx

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Sunk Cost Fallacy: Help me!
« on: August 23, 2012, 08:52:30 PM »
What type of PhD are you interested in?


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Non-Traditional Students / Re: LLB as a 'leg-up' for JD application?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:57:06 AM »
I'd devote significant time to studying for the LSAT. Often, work and life experience and a great LSAT score can mitigate the effects of a poor UGPA. There are several online LSAT courses available (e.g., Testmasters, Kaplan, Princeton Review, Powerscore, Blue Print, Velocity). Also, the Powerscore bibles are considered a great resource for studying.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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New Hampshire has a 400-member House of Representatives!?!?!?

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