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Studying for the LSAT / Low 160s....
« on: August 06, 2007, 07:21:57 PM »
I will preface this by warning that I may sound like a broken record here....

I have taken a total of 7 timed practice tests so far...and for the life of me I cannot break 164. Now, to be honest if this happens to be my score come test time, I will accept it and be satisfied. However, seeing as how the test is still over a month away and I could see a decrease on test day, I would like to improve as much as possible. Any general suggestions? Did you find something clicked for you on the LR sections after a certain amount of practice? I seem to dependably miss between 5-8 on every section, usually all of them after about #13 or so. Games I also miss about 9, but it is an issue of speed, I usually don't get to the last game. RC is usually a max of -3.


Choosing the Right Law School / Best schools for Atlanta biglaw?
« on: August 05, 2007, 08:24:20 PM »
What are they?  ;D

Is it something like....

1) T14

2) Emory/UGA

3) Gstate


Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Miami legal market
« on: August 04, 2007, 02:36:41 PM »
Anyone know much about legal practice down there? Is Spanish a necessity, or a bonus? What kind of law is generally practiced?

Law School Admissions / Practicing law in Germany
« on: August 03, 2007, 09:05:53 PM »
Just curious...

What is involved with practicing in Germany or an EU country with an American JD? I am sure you would have to recieve some kind of education to account for the variations in laws between countries, but is a J.D. portable at all and if so to what degree?

This could be considered a cart before the horse question, but I am hoping that you people will just answer it anyway to help me sleep better at night  ;D

I will be sitting for the Sept LSAT, so I don't have a score yet (I warned you didn't I?) However, I am currently planning a preliminary strategy of where I want to apply, even if it is inevitably abstract due to lack of an LSAT socre. What I am wondering is this: I want to work in the South, preferably in Florida but I am open to Georgia and maybe even the Carolinas as well. Eventually my goal is to open my own practice, but until I have the client base to make a go at that, I'll more than likely end up at a law firm in the interim. What are my prospects out of U of Miami for employment? I understand that the U's reach is limited to S. Florida primarily, which is fine but I am concerned about $$$ coming out. What can I expect to make coming out of the U? I know this is based on class standing but can anyone give a rough estimate? Also, if I want to eventually strike out on my own, would I be better off with a local connection in choosing a law school?

Thanks I understand this is alot of info and speculation....

Law School Admissions / Advice on C- and Community College
« on: March 18, 2007, 03:58:45 PM »
Okay, all you 0L LSDers offer me some advice if you will. Here is my situation:

I am going to be applying for the next cycle (Fall '08)...I have a rather unique background. Started CC at 16, got a 3.88 and transferred to a top 25 public university in my state. I am graduating in April, and my GPA will be around a 3.5 or so. I am worried about the discrepency between the two GPAs. What compunds the problem is that the lower one is due primarily to a C- that I recieved in a Stats class (I suck at math). Other than that, my lowest grade in college has been B+ (I have several). So my question is, should I addenda the C-, and should I be concerned about the negative grade trend? I know the LSAT is way more important than any of this and will determine where I can go, but if I do score highly in June (ya never know), will this affect my chances at T-14's not named HYS?


Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Placement in Miami
« on: December 16, 2006, 10:23:17 PM »
What are the best schools for placement in Miami BIGLAW? I have heard the Florida market is somewhat incestuous, so if I am 100% sold on practicing in Miami would I be better off going to a national T14 like Duke, Columbia, Harvard etc. or should I investigate Florida schools?

Law School Admissions / JD/MBA vs. JD for top firms
« on: November 13, 2006, 01:52:51 PM »
Is there any signifcant advantage in having the dual degree for top firm employment?

Law School Admissions / YHS over other T14s?
« on: November 11, 2006, 09:03:22 PM »
Okay, so I have asked this question on another part of this board before, but I am curious to get a bit more input here...

It is easy for us as prelaws to get hung up on YHS...prestige, rankings, job prospects. But I question the true strength of these schools when compared with the rest of the T14. Is there REALLY an appreciable difference, outside of Acadamia and clerkships? Those are the two factors I hear mentioned as being the seperator between YHS and the rest. If I simply want to get a biglaw job at graduation, am I just as well off going to Columbia or UChicago as YHS?Maybe I am just concerned about this because my numbers give me a good shot everywhere else...

Law School Admissions / Importance of grade trends
« on: October 31, 2006, 01:21:49 PM »
Here's my situation:

LSAT: 173
2 years of Comm College: 3.88
2 years at U of Michigan: 3.71
Cumm: 3.80

How much will my negative trend hurt, given that UMICH is a much harder school than the CC that I went to, and that I have taken all 300+ levels since the transfer?

Also...chances @ Columbia, Harvard, NYU, UChicago, UMICH??


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