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Where should I go next fall? / Re: San Francisco Schools
« on: March 15, 2007, 04:17:22 PM »
If I have to see the LSAT again, I will shoot myself.  I hear you: I'm out of range for many schools, but I am willing to give it a shot anyway.  Good grades, crappy LSAT, will see how I do.

Also, I know I should be in the loop with this stuff, but I have no idea what a URM is.  I live in Manhattan. 

I feel ya on the LSAT. I studied for months and was terribly dissapointed with my score. I just didn't have it in me for another round of torture.

If you're going to stick with your 151, I'd advise that you look at other T3 and T4 schools outside of the Bay Area. Also, I'm curious - why do you need/want to go to school in San Francisco when you're living in NY?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: San Francisco Schools
« on: March 15, 2007, 02:27:21 PM »
Golden Gate is a terrible school - I wouldn't consider it unless you MUST live in SF. USF is probably your best bet. I was waitlisted with a 156/3.6. Hastings is the best school in the area, but a super-long shot with a 151.

I'd also try Santa Clara, it's close to SF.

You're right... Stanford is such a TTT...

I don't think Palo Alto is THAT far from SF...

My apologies...I was limiting the discussion to schools in SF and those nearby that may be better targets.

Are you a URM?  I fear if not, your LSAT may prevent you from getting into any of those schools.

If you're not a URM and have your heart set on a good school in SF, I highly suggest taking the LSAT again as you'll probably need closer to a 155 to even have a chance at any of those schools.  

Agreed. If you're not planning on applying until next cycle, you've got plenty of time to study and raise your score.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: San Francisco Schools
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:49:05 AM »
I've got two years of work experience and impressive LORs, but I applied pretty late in the game. I withdrew my app upon notice of the waitlist. I decided that it was just too expensive even if I were accepted...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: San Francisco Schools
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:31:42 AM »
Golden Gate is a terrible school - I wouldn't consider it unless you MUST live in SF. USF is probably your best bet. I was waitlisted with a 156/3.6. Hastings is the best school in the area, but a super-long shot with a 151.

I'd also try Santa Clara, it's close to SF.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: March 15, 2007, 10:38:36 AM »
Oh, I almost forgot about the weather - this is kinda funny. There is red dust everywhere! Granted, I visited shortly after a fairly serious duststorm (which occur from time to time) but everyone's cars (inside and out) were covered in it.

My sister lives there and she's got little pools of dust under her furniture and it has coated all of the electronics. Be careful when leaving your windows open!

Other than that, the weather is very dry and mild. Some light snow in the winter, but it melts quickly. Right now is a nice time to visit. "Lubbock dust" is the worst of it.

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Acceptances / Re: Loyola New Orleans
« on: March 15, 2007, 10:29:54 AM »
I've decided to withdraw my app. Maybe they'll give you my $.  ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: March 15, 2007, 10:28:31 AM »
I visited Lubbock a couple of weeks ago...here's my take: it sucks. Seriously. It's is flat and dry and an all-around eye sore. There is zero natural beauty and there is no big city skyline or neat architecture to make up for it. The population seems to be comprised primarily of old people that can't drive, indigent minorities and a very large UG greek crowd. So, when you've just about had enough and need to escape from it all, you can get in your car and drive the 15 or 20 minutes outside of town to buy a 6-pack.

The campus itself is pretty, but the law school...well, not so much. It is a plain, dark, square, brick building. It's also under construction. All of the classes and the library (which is nothing to rave about) are in that building, so you don't really get to experience the rest of campus. The rec center (which is amazing) is just across from the law school, so that's good.

On the bright side, there is a brand new law school building housing an improved court room and student center that is due to open this time next year. The sketches of it look absolutely incredible. It will be a much needed, state-of-the-art addition to the law school.

All in all, Lubbock sucks, but it's only for 3 years. It can be done. Further, everyone I talked to actually seemed to enjoy Tech and Lubbock. Besides, I'm assuming you won't have much time (or money) to explore even if you did live in a fantastic city.

My advice is don't go in expecting much, and you won't be dissapointed.


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Acceptances / Re: Loyola New Orleans
« on: March 14, 2007, 11:15:20 AM »
I was accepted there, but not sure if I'm attending. My scholarship $$ came with the first letter...be warned, there will be many, many more letters coming soon. They are working hard to draw students.

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Denials / Re: Rejections for Fall 2007
« on: March 13, 2007, 04:32:09 PM »
Got my first rejection yesterday. Goodbye UT, we could've been great together.  :'(

I knew it was coming, but it still stings a little.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: February 27, 2007, 10:24:28 AM »
IN AT TECH!!! Snail mail, small envelope, very excited!! No mention of $$$ though. Do they usually send that info out with acceptances or do they wait until later...?  :-\

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