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wow. a law school applicant!!! now you only have a 40% chance of actually matriculating at ANY law school.  Congrats.





see lsac's dismal stats of people who register for the LSAT vs. actually get to go to law school. 

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i just xfered out of UMKC.  it is a total shithole and the job prospects aren't great (very little biglaw, decent small firm scene). 

Most telling however is this: A friend of mine came from far out of state to attend UMKC b/c he loved KC (don't know why) and is a very intelligent, hard working guy.  He was the most optimistic person about the UMKC, law school in general, and would tell people how great UMKC was.  He would regularly defend the professors and administrators in their nonstop @#!* ups. 

Now, as he is a bitter and unhappy 2L who has to be kept away from prospective 1Ls b/c he'll just tell them to stay away.  I used to be the exact same about UMKC, but after transfering, i've had this feeling that i didn't feel for the last year ... happiness.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: First Time post: What are my chances?
« on: September 22, 2006, 08:41:03 AM »
I think you stats and background aren't bad for giving those schools a shot.  I wouldn't recommend doing PT though.  Employers are snobbish and have a bias against PTer's.  You could still get a job being a PTer, but why make it more difficult for yourself?

Anyway, grab some schools up in the T10-30 range and start applying.  Admissions are kinda of a crapshoot anyway.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: can i go to law school?
« on: September 22, 2006, 08:37:15 AM »
Tier 2? Absolutely not. 

Tier 3? Very Probable

Tier 4? Absolutely

I wouldn't recommend any law school outside of the top 100.  Ppl will try to tell you i'm full of BS, but wait till they hit graduation and need to get jobs. I'd rather tell the truth than lie to someone and let them follow the wrong path.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Drop Out Rates???
« on: July 28, 2006, 03:52:46 PM »
attritution rates were previously found under LSAC's guide to ABA Schools.  find the school and click on it's data.  i tried this for my school and the info previously there was erased.  dunno if they took that data off.  my old school would probably do that to hide the truth tho...

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i think the previous posters are steering you in the correct direction.  i considered and visited Stetson when i was looking at law school.  You do have to realize that, you probably will not be able to practice law outside of FL if you attend Stetson.  According to NALP, there are approximately 70 law firms/offices that interview there.  Hopefully that should provide ample opportunity to be gainfully employed upon graduation.  (EDIT: i went thru the NALP more carefully, and it looks like there are probably only 10-15 employers doing OCI there, that perhaps changes things.)

Stetson's campus in Gulfport is gorgeous and is located approximately 2 miles or so from the beach.  The surrounding area is a little run down, however. 

As per rent, it was my understanding that Stetson was buying up some homes in the area to rent to students. 

Although I did not go there, I think it would be very interesting to consider.  If you don't like it but do well, you could always transfer to UF.  Hope that helps.

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