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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Oklahoma Waitlist
« on: April 18, 2008, 01:23:48 PM »
waitlisted at OU   156, 3.04  Non-trad that lives in Norman...

withdrew from St. Thomas (FL) and St. Mary's.
Waitlisted at OU!!!!! 

Being waitlisted is like getting a kiss on the check at the end of a first date... it isn't a generic hug and you didn't get lucky but it feels good to not be rejected! I am actually ecstatic about this since OU is my #1 choice. I really did need this bit of good news today...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Legal Writing: who has a leg-up?
« on: April 17, 2008, 09:27:40 PM »
hrm... that shows me the [url][/ url] hyperlink thingie like I used, but I don't see how one can replace the full url with abbreviated text.
Oh well - it doesn't matter. I'm okay with looking like a technologically-lame old person.

Or I'm not, but I accept it. :P

go to this page and scroll down: 

Current Law Students / Re: Cost of Law School
« on: April 02, 2008, 05:44:24 PM »
Thank you very much for your thoughts, any idea where i could find out more information on the loan forgiveness program or law?

try clicking here

Current Law Students / Re: # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 03:55:46 PM »
How much debt from each?  I'm guessing significantly less from OCU?  That's probably the better bet.

It really depends on merit money, I have decent numbers and by past accounts on LSN I should get some decent money at both.   80K OCU vs. 66K St. M's.  I have heard that residency is kinda difficult in Texas to establish...   This is all a moot point if I get into my two somewhat reaches..  U of Oklahoma and U of Arkansas

Current Law Students / Re: # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 03:40:22 PM »

But you should also look at how the OCIs are done.  If it's by firms select, then there's a good chance the same 15 kids will get interviews with most of the firms.  Unless you're one of the top students, you can count yourself out probably. 

At either of these schools, you should not expect to be hired through OCI.  Honestly, these are both extremely low numbers of employers at OCI.

Seconded.  This may seem like a large disparity, but it probably won't benefit you much to attend the school with betters numbers (unless we know more about the schools and your personal goals).

I was not being purposely vague...  The two schools are OCU and St. Mary's.  Markets are similar, school rankings are similar.  I live in Norman but would consider a move to San Antonio as I have spent alot of time in south central Texas.  As far as after graduation goals I am not set.  A possible return to OK, but after 3 years I might be comfortable in Texas.  San Antonio does have bigger cities/markets such as Houston and Austin near by, but in terms of city proper, I don't think San Antonio is much better than OKC.  I have spent time in both and I think SA suffers from the little brother complex being so near Austin, while OKC is the big brother here in OK.   

I have 11 applications out and will be needing to narrow my focus in the near future and was curious...

Current Law Students / # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 01:32:14 PM »
How important is the number of OCI interviews and employers that a school reports in getting a job?  One school I am interested in has lists just 5 OCI, and another lists 35.  Essentially the same rank of school, but I would have to move for the school with 35 OCI.  I would assume that the school that has 35 OCI would hire deeper into the class? right?

Job Search / Re: Over 30 yrs old recent grads question
« on: January 18, 2008, 03:11:05 PM »
Thanks for the great replies.  It is nice to have some reassurance when you are leaving a successful job/career to dive into something completely new and start over again.

Job Search / Over 30 yrs old recent grads question
« on: January 18, 2008, 02:51:23 PM »
I've got a couple of questions for the over 30 3L's and grads.

How receptive were firms/clerkships about your age during your job search?
Did you sense any hesitation or feel that you got less interviews because of your age?
Do you feel your younger classmates had a better chance of getting a job?

I ask because I am 33 yo entering LS this coming fall and was curious.

thanks in advance.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Missouri--Kansas City quandary
« on: April 16, 2008, 12:39:39 PM »
Looking at the ABA data and info from other sources, one potential negative of UMKC is that they appear to flunk out a certain % of their class every year.  Like other T3's and T4's, I'd imagine they do this so they can take those people's money the first year while keeping their bar passage rate high.  I've also heard anecdotes that they "teach to the bar", also to keep that bar passage rate high.  This is in lieu of more theoretical or conceptual education.

Just something to keep in mind if you're considering the school.

I had heard those things as well, but I believe that most T3's and T4's do the same thing.  More of a professional school versus a theoretical/teaching school.   Most schools outside the top 100 have an attrition rate that is kinda high...

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