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Or, if you don't meet the physical requirements, exercise until you do. I used to run laps around my block with a backpack full of books to get ready before I enlisted. The hardest thing I had to do in Marine Corps boot camp was control my laughter at the sight of so many others huffing and puffing to do a few pullups or to run a few miles.
huh, and here I thought CS gas might have been unpleasant...........guess those laps around the block made you able to breath toxic fumes...... ::)
(presuming the marines have to do MOP Gear training like the Army)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: GPS 2.1 LSAT 169
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:06:30 PM »
If you have no interest in being in a big firm, then I'd aim for wherever gives you a fullride based on your lsat. Other than getting into said big firms the education is virtually a xerox copy.

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General Board / Re: Addicted to Student Loans
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:31:49 PM »
Plus (in theory) the extra degree will give an edge (somehow).

No, it probably won't. Unless your goal is to teach college, a Ph.D will only give you more debt. The starting salary for an assistant professor is less than that of a junior associate, and you'll max out at far, far less than an attorney. Most legal employers won't care a bit about a Ph.D (or M.A.), so outside of academia it will not give you an edge. Even if you do want to teach, you better get into a very well-regarded doctoral program. The job market for academics is even worse than the job market for lawyers.

I would advise taking any kind of legal work you can get, just get some experience. If you have to, move in with family or relocate to a cheaper part of the country. Believe me, I recently graduated and I know how crappy the market is. The first couple of years out of school might be awful, but if you can get some experience it will get better. Handling DUIs and insurance subrogation cases for $40,000 a year is still better than accruing an additional $100,000 debt for a degree that will not increase your earning potential.
I'm not saying not to take work, I'm just saying the idea of taking the work (if you can get it) PLUS taking either online or weekend courses (to avoid having to move in with family,etc). I'd rather risk more debt than pretend I'm 17 again.

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Law School Applications / Re: Low GPA, Moderate LSAT...take 3rd time?
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:29:34 PM »
you didnt actually say what your GPA is. (low is a relative term)

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General Board / Re: Addicted to Student Loans
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:22:27 PM »
You have to forgive me for my ignorance because I haven't gotten into the school loan game yet.

Won't your loans still be accruing interest if you go back to school? So you'll end up owing substantially more (in interest alone) if you continue to put them off, correct? Have you done the math on your monthly payments if you start now vs. one or two years from now?

we don't all have trust funds to live off of, or spouses/parents to take care of us.

yes, more debt is bad. But no money to survive in short run is worse. -There is a reason why people are willing to pay the electric bill with a creditcard.

Plus (in theory) the extra degree will give an edge (somehow).

How are you to the point of enrolling in law school without any student loans? You on GI Bill, or just have parents pay for it?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: GPS 2.1 LSAT 169
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:20:08 PM »
fine (he says knowing better but bored enough to play along)

no you don't qualify.

you can make fullride (no tuition owed) at many T4 schools though. (cooley,whittier,etc)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: GPS 2.1 LSAT 169
« on: October 02, 2012, 01:25:16 AM »
I see the suspicious trends of a lazy alt making troll................. :P

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so why not go to medschool now instead?

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Tulsa / Re: TU Now Tier II
« on: October 01, 2012, 02:17:29 PM »
Yes law students care and I myself stupidly  cared when I was in school. After I graduated and became a lawyer I realized how ridiculous it all is that people myself included make life altering decisions based on a magazine. When your in the law school bubble you really think all that stuff matters, but in the real world you have clients who want a result if you get for them they are happy whether you went to Cooley or Harvard. If you don't get for them they are pissed even if you went to Harvard. The reality is most lawyers and certainly most clients know very little about other schools besides the elite and the ones in the area they attended. That is just my two cents, but I am only an anonymous internet poster who could be completely full of s**t as can anyone posting on this board or others.
My God, he could be a NOVUS enrollment specialist! :o!!!  ;D

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The degree major does NOT matter. Only GPA and LSAT score. (unless going for intellectual property law, and then yes that would give you an edge in your personal statement-somewhat)

Just focus on the lsat and you should be fine. Your GPA isn't too bad if you combine that with a good lsat score.

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