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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Washburn info?
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:48:27 AM »
I live in Kansas, and can tell you that Topeka is a boring town. Washburn is a good school however, if you want to practice law in Kansas. The legal field isn't hurting quite as much as the bigger cities throughout the country either. If you can stomach a small, boring town in the midwest for three years, go for it. You could always move to Wichita or Kansas City after school. Both of those are great cities to live in.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT prep course?
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:33:13 AM »
I took Testmasters because I heard they were the best, and I am so glad I did. I felt really confident about the LSAT this October, HOWEVER I haven't gotten my score back yet  :P
I do know that they have a score increase guarantee, but I'm not entirely sure how that works. I have heard from several people that Kaplan courses are inferior to many others though. My recommendation is Testmasters. If you do all of the homework (which is A LOT) you will do well. Period.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Entertainment/Media Law Schools
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:25:18 PM »
My focus is still up in the air. It will depend on what school I choose to attend. I'm applying in Boston, New York, DC, and LA, so entertainment is still on my list of interests. I realize the courses are of little importance now and will choose a school and focus based on scholarship options and opportunity. At this point I'm just waiting on my LSAT score from earlier this month. Damn you Hurricane Sandy.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UNC Waitlist - Any chances?
« on: June 28, 2012, 02:25:47 PM »
Accepted off waitlist 1st possible day after seat deposit deadline.

Going to be a Tar Heel - can't beat the "bang for the buck".



Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Entertainment/Media Law Schools
« on: June 25, 2012, 04:51:26 PM »
Thanks! I really appreciate the insight and advice guys.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Entertainment/Media Law Schools
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:54:13 PM »
I wasn't implying that I know more than anyone about the industry or have any great connections. Obviously I'm new (hence the post asking for advice.) The advice I've gotten so far is to scrap my "concentration" and get into the highest ranked school I possibly can inside a large media market, so that is what I will take from this discussion. Thank you :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Entertainment/Media Law Schools
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:04:27 PM »
I believe finding a school that offers those classes is very important. I would be taking higher level entertainment law classes from adjunct professors that could also be practicing in the type of firm I'm looking for. If I just go to a law school with a highly ranked IP Law program I would be missing out on invaluable connections and networking opportunities. It's not just something one can learn at any law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Entertainment/Media Law Schools
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:59:00 AM »
I am pretty set on studying entertainment/media law. It's about time to start applying to law schools, and I'm undecided on where I should go. As far as entertainment law goes, the schools that offer classes in this concentration are either top 14 law schools or tier 3 law schools. I'm still waiting for my LSAT score (I took it this month) but my gpa is going to hurt me. It's a 3.3 because I worked two jobs all four years of college and evidently was not very good at balancing everything. However I have been scoring around 164 on my practice LSATs, so I'm hoping that will help. I most likely will not apply to NYU or UCLA and waste my money.

I'm looking into Cardozo, Miami, Loyola, Pepperdine, and Tulane for sure. I would love to be in New York, so I'm thinking Cardozo is probably my first choice. But I don't want to move to New York, attend Cardozo, and ultimately face massive competition from NYU and other top NYC law school graduates in the job market. I feel like I would have a good shot at getting into Fordham but they don't offer as many entertainment/media law classes as Cardozo. Should I give up this concentration and try to get into a higher ranked law school? I would be giving up a dream of mine but increasing my likelihood for permanent employment after graduation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What was your undergraduate major?
« on: June 21, 2012, 03:34:15 PM »
My degree is in Music Business. It's a pretty demanding major, but I managed to hold down a full time job all 4 years, sometimes two jobs. Music is one of my passions, and I wasn't ready to give it up yet!

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