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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Black Law Students and Fashion
« on: November 13, 2006, 08:17:43 PM »
Not in law school yet, but have a question.
Have you all began to undertake a metamorphis in dress code or observed one from other black folks in the class? I know as we all get older our stlye of dress typically matures with us, but have any of you seen a flagrant violation of other black folks in your class attempting to fit in (i.e. bowties, brother wearin flipflops and maybe even a change in voice inflection)

What (if any) has your interaction been with those of us who forgot our skin color/

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Where should I go next fall? / School that leave the door open for Feb LSAT
« on: November 08, 2006, 05:51:51 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that I will not be as prepared as I would have liked for the Dec LSAT. I have been consistently scoring in the high 150s with one score of a 162 on diagnostics.
What t14s and top ranking schools if any do not have a reputation for slamming the door on candidates who take Feb LSATs
Keep in mind that I have an MBA, job experience, great LORs(boston university law faculty & my undergrad university president), A+ Personal Statement but sub par undergrad gpa

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Law School Applications / For Splitters and Potential Splitters
« on: November 07, 2006, 06:23:06 PM »
I read in a previous thread that as a splitter it is best to send in your application towards the deadline as oppose to early admission. Reason being, often splitters get waitlisted or rejected earlier on. Whereas later on in the cycle school are making room for heterogeneous candidates and urm's

How do you all feel about this and does anybody have a list of t14 schools that take a Feb lsat.

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Where should I go next fall? / GW vs GeorgeMason
« on: October 26, 2006, 12:03:28 AM »
I have an MBA and 4 years of experience.
Given i am great candidate for both schools and a resident of VA
In terms of employment certainty and debt

Is it wise to wager against GW and go to GM where I would be virtually debt free upon graduation and hope my MBA gives me an advantage over my competition or would it be better to suck up the 100K with GW

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Recommendations / I want a cookie
« on: October 04, 2006, 02:21:05 PM »
I want a cookie because I think I might have some pretty tight soft factors for applications this fall

I have an interesting PS
a LOR from the president of my alma mater and from a faculty member at Boston U.
an MBA
4 years work experience

Hopefully powerscore will be good to me and I can close my soft factors with a lsat in the +160s to off set my ugpa of a 2.77

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General Off-Topic Board / Carlos Mencia
« on: October 02, 2006, 09:32:27 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks he tries to hard?
Every now and then he might utter something that gets a George Bush heh, heh, heh out of me, but fot the most part none of my friends nor myself find him funny

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I really hope to go to GULC next Fall.
I want to either be an associate for "Big Law" or a part of the legal counsel for a sizeable corporation. My ideal location for starting a career would be in the DC Metro area where I already reside. Having said that, if the gods were to shower me with a blessing from the heavens above and I got admitted to GULC, would there be any forseeable reason whatsoever for me to transfer to the likes of a HARVARD, YALE, PENN or CHICAGO given GULC's excellent career placement and acclaimed faculty???

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Law School Applications / Admission Consultants
« on: September 28, 2006, 07:46:58 PM »
let me say that i did a lil research through various on line ratings and reviews of admission services and determined that admissionconsultants were the best. After a lil(not much) wavering i paid for an initial consultation. It was worth it. My consultant sat on the admission committee for U. of Chicago Law and obviously held a J.D. She gave me some great ideas on personal statements, and now I have one gem of a PS Essay. With great candor she told me which schools I could stand a good chance of being admitted to and as well as gave me some addendume advice.

Is it worth shelling out $650 for comprehensive consultation or $1250 for three schools?
not in my opinion, but if you have the money i wouldn't look down on you for enlisting their services.

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Law School Applications / Georgetown and my career
« on: September 14, 2006, 06:38:48 PM »
Hey, i recently decided to act on a long term desire to practice law an will settle for nothing less than top 25 university. My preference lies in GULC followed by GW. I have pretested for the lsat twice and recieved a 168 and a 169. I have about a 2.93 undergrad, but hold an MBA(tier 2 school) and 4 years job experience...not to mention i live in d.c.

What are my chances for getting in?

What is the possibility that I might receive a more lucrative offer than my peers based on the MBA?

Are there typically opportunities to practice law at corporations(microsoft, goldmansach, lockeed...etc) as opposed to Big F'n Law or do those position exclusively hire more seasoned lawyers. despite the T14 pedigree.

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