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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Drop Outs
« on: June 24, 2004, 07:56:36 PM »
I think it was three times.  He failed twice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Drop Outs
« on: June 24, 2004, 07:18:10 PM »
The salesman who sold me my car.  I think his name was Jay. Total loser.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: answer this logical reasoning question
« on: June 23, 2004, 06:44:42 PM »
Definitely D.  If the library ONLY purchases paperbacks, how can library users be best served given that the library would not purchase any hardcover reference books. 

I'll admit, I have some doubts.  Maybe trepidation is a better word.  But, in the words of Mark Twain, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do."

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: nyls ft or st john's pt!!!
« on: June 23, 2004, 05:35:30 PM »
I was faced with a decision between Seton Hall PT or NYLS FT, and I went with NYLS because I want to practice in NY.  Even though SH is 2T and NYLS is 3T, I think it is limiting to go to a LS in the suburbs that has a very local reputation, unless that is where you want to practice.  I have roots in Long Island but currently live in NJ, and it seems to me that people (not in the field of law necessarily) in NJ don't know where Hofstra is and people on Long Island don't know where Seton Hall is. This impression was a main reason for my decision.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Giulliani vs. Tom Ridge
« on: June 23, 2004, 05:21:47 PM »
I have to go with Judge Judy cause I'm going to her Alma Mater.

Not if you have a job.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: admit i'm a drop-out?
« on: June 23, 2004, 05:06:57 PM »
I definitely agree that you should fully disclose all your transcript information.  I'm just playing devil's advocate here, but dropping out of the Ph.D program may be perceived as backing out of a monumental commitment due to fear of failure (and do you expect law school to be any easier?)  You might want to keep this in mind when writing your personal statement.  Again, I don't think this way, but who knows how they think.  (IMHO)

yes, but i bet alot of it is tax and contract law...if thats what your into...then awsome! 

A have a good friend who's a partner specializing in entertainment law.  Most of his work involves IP - contracts and tax issues are usually handled by associates or others in the firm.

A few of the schools I applied to gave an opportunity to expound on certain topics where for some a few words may suffice.  The diversity statement is one opportunity, some of the others I recall were questions concerning public service and leadership. They invited the applicant to attach an addendum if they wished.  It is also appropriate to attach a brief addendum explaining a low LSAT score, provided it's not whiny and your reasons are valid (unusual stress from job, family life, etc.). 

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