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Acceptances / Re: Brooklyn Law
« on: June 02, 2006, 07:33:43 PM »
I'm pretty sure I know who you're referring to and I believe I was also victim to his rude behavior.  For a private institution that charges $30,000+ per year, one would assume that they would hire more competent staff members in their admissions office.

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Acceptances / Re: Brooklyn Law
« on: June 01, 2006, 03:17:34 AM »
I would have chosen Cardozo over Brooklyn, too. Better student body. Better faculty. Less overcrowding. Easy.

Plus there are the total a$$es who work in Brooklyn admissions. Bad vibe all around there.

The jerks that work in the BLS admissions dept. are by far the rudest and least professional group of morons i've had to deal with in my entire application process.  Everytime I called them I was rudely greeted by someone that was irritated at the fact that I dare call them to check if my deposit had arrived.  I called on three separate occasions and I dealt with 2 or 3 different staff members and each were incredibly rude and unprofessional.  When I called them for the third and final time to withdraw my acceptance, the woman on the phone sighed very loudly and started giving me an attitude.  In fact, she hung up on me immediately after telling me the process for withdrawing.  If you think i'm exaggerating, feel free to call them up and check it out for yourself: (718) 780-7906

However I will admit that BLS seems very concerned with the welfare of their students.  Of all the schools I was accepted to, BLS seemed to be the most active in getting me prepared for LS.  A BLS student actually called my house to let me know that she was available in case I had any questions or concerns.  BLS was also offering all kinds of summer internships (Sparer public interest internship being one of them I think) and a free summer prep course for incoming students.  I wish they didn't stuff my mailbox with so many magazines but other than that, it seems like a great school.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Good use of my preptests?
« on: June 01, 2006, 12:18:59 AM »
Another benefit of taking multiple LSATs is that it can seriously raise your confidence level on the day of the exam.  2 weeks before my October LSAT I took a full length LSAT every morning and I was consistently scoring what I wanted.  As a result, on the day of the exam, I treated my LSAT as if it was just any other LSAT i've been taking for the past 2 weeks and I was very calm and relaxed during the exam.  I can tell you that A LOT of the people around me were nervous wrecks and it really seemed to have impaired their ability to do well.

Just keep taking practice LSATs and once you start consistently getting a score you're satisfied with, you'll be able to walk into test day with confidence and it will really pay off in the end.  Hope this helps!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Brooklyn Law vs. St. John's Law
« on: May 27, 2006, 04:29:44 AM »
When I was debating between SJU and BLS a few months ago, a friend of mine tried to convince me to choose the former by telling me that the employment statistics for both schools were virtually identical.  To be honest I haven't really validated his claim by checking out the stats but if true, SJU FT might seem like a better choice than BLS. 

Also, I was warned by my pre-law advisor that although it may be rather easy to xfer into the full time program, going into a PT program is not always a wise decision. 

Whichever you choose, congrats!  Both are excellent schools :)

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Wait List / BC "Priority" waitlist a farce?
« on: May 27, 2006, 04:07:48 AM »
Does Boston College even have a regular waitlist?  Judging from LSN and this site, it appears as if everyone is on this "priority" waitlist.  Should I feel optimistic about being on this "Priority" waitlist or is it just a fancy name intended to give false hope?

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Affirmative Action / AA harms minorities?
« on: May 27, 2006, 03:18:51 AM »
I recently read an article on AA arguing that it ultimately hurts minorities.  It argued that one's GPA and LSAT was a decent predictor of one's success in law school and AA allowed minority students with inferior GPA/LSAT scores to enter certain schools, they would inevitably finish on the bottom.  I'm sure that there are plenty of students with low GPA/LSAT numbers that rank at the top of their class but is it true that it is a pretty good predictor of where you will rank in LS?  Also, is it true that minority students that are accepted due to AA ultimately finish at the bottom of the class?

It would be nice if a current LS student could validate or deny this claim.  I'm a bit concerned because i've been admitted to a few law schools that i'm not really qualified for.  My GPA is rather high but my LSAT score falls a bit below the 25%ile. 


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYLS
« on: May 27, 2006, 03:07:06 AM »
I was wondering if someone could explain to me why the tuition at NYLS is so expensive compared to other schools?  I have a few friends planning to attend NYLS in the fall and I was baffled as to why it was so expensive. 

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