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George Washington U / Re: GW Class of 2011
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:06:30 PM »
No, they aren't complete slackers I don't think.  You will see, law school is strange.  Studying hard doesn't mean you are going to get good grades.

Also, everybody at GW is intelligent.  It's not like undergrad where if you work hard you get an "A."  That simply isn't the way it is in law school. You are on a forced curve, something very different from the majority of undergraduate programs.

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General Board / Re: Anybody Know Anything About U. Dayton Law School?
« on: April 22, 2008, 01:49:10 PM »
It should mean that, but unfortunately it is not the case.  The AAMC monitors admissions to medical schools, graduation, passing the boards, admission to residency programs, and completion of residency programs....  The ABA has a one-time exam.  Do you see the deficiency here?

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George Washington U / Re: GW Class of 2011
« on: April 22, 2008, 01:46:00 PM »
Yeah, if you get below a 3.0 at GW you will have bigger problems on your plate.  No worries, it won't happen.

Thorc, I thought 3.25 was the median, is it 3.2?

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General Board / Re: Anybody Know Anything About U. Dayton Law School?
« on: April 22, 2008, 01:41:05 PM »
Business school graduates and sales people are not equipped with a tool to potentially ruin someone's life.  A licensed attorney can do just that and therefore the profession should require more monitoring.

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General Board / Re: Anybody Know Anything About U. Dayton Law School?
« on: April 22, 2008, 11:47:12 AM »
Yes we do.  I hate to break it to you, but most big city prosecutors went to top schools.  There is NO need for TTTs and especially TTTTs.  There just isn't. If there were only two-tiers, then everybody would end up in some legal job and you wouldn't have the struggle that goes on with some of your fellow-classmates (assuming you go to a TTT).

However, continue to argue the facts.  It is reality that many TTT grads will STRUGGLE to find ANY meaningful legal employment.

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George Washington U / Re: GW Class of 2011
« on: April 22, 2008, 11:44:57 AM »
There is no set GPA for top 1/3, however, it will vary based on the particular school's curve and how students do in accordance with it.

Also, at GW, a 3.0 would be bottom half of the class.  GW is on roughly a 3.25 median.  That means half the class is above and half below.

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George Washington U / Re: GW Class of 2011
« on: April 22, 2008, 11:28:19 AM »
Right, I agree that BC has a better brand name in Boston (well maybe, BU definitely so, not sure about BC).  However, BIGLAW is still only going to recruit from the top 1/3 at BC.  There is simply no need to pull those outside of it ON AVERAGE.

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George Washington U / Re: GW Class of 2011
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:49:08 AM »
GW definitely surpasses BC if you are getting half tuition at GW and nothing at BC.  I actually am not sure how that even played out, considering GW is higher on the rankings.  Then again, we likely have a much larger class.

Even if you went to BC, you would still have to get good grades to get Biglaw.  That's how it is in any big city.

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General Board / Re: Anybody Know Anything About U. Dayton Law School?
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:46:50 AM »
2Lman- question-
Let's say, hell froze over and you bombed the lsat- got a say, 150- and all you got accepted to was TTT and TTTT schools.  And for the sake of argument, let's say waiting a year is out of the question- or, you bombed it again.

Wouldn't you want the opportunity to prove your worth in law school and hope to transfer, at the least?  Or would you also label yourself "worthless"?  honest question.  no disrespect intended. 


I wouldn't have gone to law school.  There are plenty of careers out there and while I always wanted to be a lawyer, the reality is it just isn't worth it if you don't get into a good school.

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General Board / Re: Anybody Know Anything About U. Dayton Law School?
« on: April 21, 2008, 04:01:42 PM »
Yes, fair enough.  We can agree to disagree on the medical vs. legal community and we can agree that Dayton is a TTTT.  If you loved it so much, you wouldn't have transferred lol ;).

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