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Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop, macbook, or ipad?
« on: December 29, 2010, 01:27:00 PM »
I wouldn't depend on an ipad because you will be typing quite a bit in law school, and probably will be taking exams on your computer. The ipad won't be compatible with exams, and you likely can't type as fast on it as you could a regular laptop.

I would just get a laptop of similar value to the ipad.

I'd really like to go into family law to be honest.

and I'm from the Northwest and like to stay on the West coast or in the Midwest.

If you want to do family law, then school ranking won't be terribly important for you. I would look for a school in a city you would like to live in that offers you a good scholarship WITHOUT conditions. Beware of schools offering scholarships conditional on keeping a 3.0 GPA. It sounds easy, but when the curve is a 2.5 it may actually be quite difficult.

We can't give any specific advice without an LSAT score. It's far and away the biggest determinant of your ability to get into law school and your ability to get scholarships. Even a few points plus or minus can make a big difference. A 165 is a completely different ballgame from a 160.

 It would also help to know what your ambitions are and where you want to live.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2.7 undergrad GPA 3.4 MS and 3.7 PhD LSAT 142
« on: December 28, 2010, 01:42:51 PM »
undergrad stuck in a loop, what a suprise.

"but your honor I don't have to obey the law, because the opposing party spelled something wrong"

Let me know really break this down for you, read actual caselaw. Nearly every judge who writes it spells stuff wrong and starts sentences with And or Because and spells Majuana with an H, and uses words like niggardly(blows your mind but its considered ok apparently) So keep crying about your daddies but real life isn't found at the bottom of your bottle.

Enjoy disbarment.

Well, it seems you have ignored my warning ban and continue to disrespect other posters. This ban is permanent.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« on: December 23, 2010, 09:36:47 AM »
If you served 20 years and still not in lawschool, you are full of shitt. Go visit the VFW and get a reality check kid. 

The name calling and general disrespect shown to the other posters in this thread is not acceptable. This ban will expire in two days. The next one is permanent.

I'm not going to do the legwork for you, but yeah there was a shitload of those crybabies all over the news about the years back(albeit mostly MBA's) don't you remember that crybaby who stood out was a sign on him passing out resumes in a suit in NY for over a year before Donald Trump ended up hiring him(or some other media hungry rich guy)?

I get it, your school is Jesus and everyone else is just Magdalin gettin'did by him behind the pue, etc,etc.........

I read the articles you are referring to. None of them features a Yale LAW graduate.

I never went to Yale, so I don't see why you think I am trolling for my school. I'm glad I took out loans to go to my school as opposed to taking the T2 scholarship. All I can add to this site is the benefit of my own experience.

If thats true why do even IVY league grads keep showing up on the news crying about how they can't find work and how college "betrayed" them?

First, find me an unemployed Yale law grad in the news.

Second, because media outlets seek out unemployed ivy grads to make a good story. "West Dakota Community College Graduate Can't Find a Job" doesn't make for a good headline. "Harvard Graduate Can't Find a Job" does. But that doesn't change the fact that 95% of HYS law grads have no trouble finding employment, while the majority of graduates from certain schools have trouble.

I was saying to move here immediatly after getting licensed so it wouldnt be bad career wise, but its your life.
You do know that lots of US attorneys never set foot in a US classroom though right?

As far as I know, only New York allows foreign grads to just take the bar without an LLM. But they have to be trained in a common law country. Chile is a civil law country. Even if you could take the bar as a Chilean attorney, the pass rate for foreign trained attorneys is somewhere around 30%.

  t1 dosn't mean jack as far as "Guarenteed job", no such thing exists.

No, you are pretty much guaranteed a job if you go to Yale as long as you don't have a serious personality disorder.

Do you even understand what you just wrote? #9 and #90 are the same damn thing. Thats like comparing ugly to fugly, if you have to go into debt to get either, its stupid, don't be stupid. 

You are taking things waayyyyyy to far with this. Taking on 75k in debt to attend a T14 was one of the best financial decisions I ever made. Is taking out loans to attend a top-ranked school always a good idea? No. But it can be depending on your specific situation.

And for the record- I am certainly NOT in the top 10% of LSAT scores. My initial scores are far from it. I posted this because I figured, if it's possible to get admitted at UMich with a high enough score (despite my GPA) then I would TRY to get that score on the LSAT by working even harder than I initially thought I would have to (with the score I'm getting now, I can get into 3rd/4th tier schools already, if I took the test now.) and focus on raising my score, instead of just getting above 160, as I initially wanted.

Based on lawschoolnumbers, it looks like you would need a 170+ to have a reasonable  shot.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Very very bad on LSAT diagnostic test
« on: November 30, 2010, 08:49:10 AM »
SaskiD, I am in the same trouble. I am also attorney from an other country and I am taking Powerscore  full length course. The corse is pretty good, but let me tell you that I can't get any better from my first practice test =(... My score still 126 and I am studying really hard. I had been study since September 2010 and is almost the December 2010 test, and I am still in the same possition; some times I got up 1 , 2 o 4 points, but no more than that. I am really upset and the same time disillusioned by the test. I will try my best, but I don't know if my poor score helps me to get into the law school. I am not sure if its about lenguage or ir it is about if we are a good or bad test takers. I hope the best for you and for me lol. If you guys have some advice for us please do not hesitate to write it.

I hate to say it, but based on the language in this post, your problem is language ability. No amount of test studying is going to fix that.

Even if you could get into law school, your language ability will cause problems in law school. I think the only real solution is taking a few years to work on your English reading/writing abilities.

Outside of criminal law (where one routinely handles constitutional criminal procedure issues), becoming a lawyer specializing in constitutional issues is next to impossible. The only schools that make such a career a likely option are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford.

Don't be swayed by schools offering gimmicky concentrations. You can study constitutional law anywhere. Attend a school because it is the right match for you in terms of cost, location, and admissions prospects- not because it has a particular program.

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