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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Stips vs. No Stips - Scholarships
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:55:43 AM »
Right, so the bottom 1/3 are being eliminated as per the conditions.

Here's the thing to keep in mind: as you get past the first year the class size will shrink and it will tougher to remain in the top 65%.

Let's say your entering class is 100. At the end of the year you need to be ranked 65 or above to keep the scholarship. Not too bad. But, after the first year the underperformers are going to be gone. So now you don't have that buffer of underperformers which made it easier for you remain in the top 65%. Now, you have to compete more directly with a smaller class of other better-performing students in order to retain the scholarship.

See if you can find out how many people lose the scholarship in the second year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: KU v. Washburn
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:08:52 AM »
The other posers have already given good advice, I will just add this:

Outside of the Midwest, no one will draw any real distinction between Washburn and Kansas. As a graduate of either school, you won't be relying on your pedigree to get  job. You will need to get experience and make connections, and that will probably matter more than ranking.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Stips vs. No Stips - Scholarships
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:03:35 AM »
Top 65% is not too bad, and I'd be inclined to take that offer with the following caveat: research the school's grading curve, scholarship retention rate, and attrition. These will all come into play. Being in the top 2/3 could be more difficult than you anticipate, depending on several factors.

Also, what is the total cost of attendance at each school? One may be $5k cheaper, but is the cost of living higher, etc?

Think about location, too. If one school is in a place where you would like to live vs. a place where you would want to leave after graduation, then that, too, matters.

As far as the LSAT, go ahead and take it again, see what happens. If that gets you a better offer, then great.

Law School Admissions / Re: Law school admission procedure
« on: March 11, 2016, 11:48:34 AM »
Buying essays for submission is completely unethical, and will likely result in your son getting rejected from law school.

Your son, not you, should be doing the research on what is required for admission.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: March 10, 2016, 08:54:07 PM »
Superdelegates, Cinnamon, superdelegates.

They are comprised almost entirely of party operatives, and most have spent the last 24 years working for Bill and/or Hillary. They are completely in the bag.

Sanders would have to win something like 75% of the remaining delegates in order to secure the nomination. Not gonna happen.

When he wins a state like Michigan by 2% that's fine, but remember that the delegates are assigned proportionately, so he only gets a few more than her. It's hard to make up the deficit by getting two or three delegates here and there.

I assume your response will ignore the math and include something about Kool-Aid, popcorn, or other tasty snacks.

Law School Admissions / Re: Teacher-Lawyer
« on: March 09, 2016, 01:50:57 PM »
I know people who have made the change from teacher to lawyer. There are no special requirements, just those that apply to all law school applicants. You won't need a second bachelor's degree. Any BA/BS will do as long as its from an accredited college.

You will need to take the LSAT, and admissions will be based almost entirely on your GPA and LSAT score.

I went into the education field sure that I was going to touch the lives of others and after 5 years of living in poverty and working 60+ hours a week to fulfill all my daily work requirements to benefit the lives of a population that does not care, I have realized that this is not a reality.  If I am going to put in the hard work, and sacrifices my family has had to make, I would like to get something in return.  Teaching offers nothing but negative comments in return for all your hard work. 

Your first few years out of law school won't be very different, except that you may work longer than 60 hours. Seriously, check into the legal job market before you commit to this.

As far as CA vs AZ law schools, pick where you want to live after graduation and focus on law schools in that state. The bar exams are not reciprocal between these states, and it's easier to find employment in the state in which you go law school.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: March 07, 2016, 04:57:08 PM »
It definitely increases the probability that grand jury has been convened. Whether or not she is the target of the investigation is another story.

But yeah, typically immunity is offered when the govt believes that the witness has useful testimony regarding a bigger fish.

It doesn't guarantee that a grand jury has been convened, but it is interesting. The govt is usually pretty stingy with immunity. It would be interesting to know if he got letter immunity or statutory immunity.

You need to retake the LSAT. Your GPA is good, but with a 144 you are going to have a tough time getting into to any law school in NJ/NY.

Your personal accomplishments and letters of rec are great, but the truth is they don't matter much. Law school admission is based almost entirely on numbers, and the LSAT is the most important of those numbers. I think SH's average LSAT is around 160, so you'd need to bring your score up to at least 150-155 to be competitive. Even then, there's no guarantee.

Another issue is cost. At your age, do you really want to be saddled with 150k+ debt? If you were admitted to SH with a 144, it would almost certainly be at full price. If you can significantly increase your LSAT, however, you may get a scholarship.

I would suggest taking an LSAT prep course, retaking, and applying to other schools, too. Rutgers is public, and probably cheaper.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: March 02, 2016, 10:16:03 AM »
How did bernie do in Colorado, Minnesota, Vermont, and Oklahoma?   Sad, that he lost Massachusetts in a landslide.

He did fine in those states, but so what? There were twelve primaries and Clinton won eight of them. The number of delegates she got from Texas alone practically nullifies Sanders' wins. She will be the nominee.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: February 29, 2016, 01:34:55 PM »
FBI investigations are serious and this criminal investigation has already affected her.

Yes, that must be why she lost so decisively in Nevada and South Carolina. Oh, wait...

Look at the polls, look at the numbers. The only thing that will prevent HRC from becoming President is if the Republicans get their collective shizz together and nominate someone other than Mussolini. That too, seems unlikely.

If Clinton is elected, you will just say, "Oh, there must have been a cover up! I will be here with my popcorn, waiting for the revelations!"

Exactly. I got into a discussion with a guy once who was touting the Paul McCartney-is-Dead conspiracy. When I pointed out that there is no actual evidence to support the claim, he responded "Of course not! They covered it up man!" Logical reasoning at it's finest. 

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