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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 149/2.5 whaddya think???
« on: November 19, 2006, 05:34:14 PM »
You will get in somewhere.  And if you can, take a prep course and retake the LSAT.  Don't let these crazy people on here tell you that you will never be an attorney unless you got to a t14 school.  You have three options:

1.  study and retake the lsat
2.  apply to the schools mentioned above, you do have a shot.  People have gotten in with lower numbers.  Or try part-time, the numbers are usualy not as high.  If you really don't like the schools, do well in the school and transfer out.
3.  apply to a law school program where you do the summer start option.  They let in people with lower numbers and make them take usually 1 summer class and then they are automatically admitted to the fall class upon completion.  I know that in Ohio, Ohio Northern has one as well as CSU.

Best case scenario?  You retake the LSAT and score better.  It's possible- I took a class and went up 10 points.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 19, 2006, 05:25:39 PM »
Personally, i cant imagine why would anyone go to a T 3/4 school. You can probably make more money with your bachelors degree, especially if you consider the cost of attending law school. Hell, i think that if i dont get in a T14 i won't get a decent job.  ;D

I am not trying to be mean when I say this, but that is incredibly naive to think. Was it a joke??? If no one got a decent job from a t3 or t4 than we would have very, very few attorneys. And I just checked out Jones Day in Cleveland here.  Seems that there are a lot of grads from CSU (t3) and even one from Cooley.  I would consider Jones Day a pretty big firm!

PS- Most Judges and Politicians here are CSU grads too- not too shabby

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Free Visits
« on: November 19, 2006, 12:30:40 PM »
I read somewhere on LSD a few weeks ago that some schools offer free admitted students visiting days?  I think they just reimburse you up to a certain amount.  Anyone ever heard of this or know any schools that do so?

Law School Admissions / Re: Bargaining for scholarships
« on: November 19, 2006, 09:00:44 AM »
I like your replies guys, very informative.  Glad it has worked for most of you!  I actually asked my undergrad for more money, I didnt hear anything for about a month or two, and then one day I received a letter that gave me $5500 more.  The only thing I had to pay was paid for by stafford loans.  I was afraid that this was a bad idea for law school, but I guess after your admitted they will at least consider it.  My top choice actually sends you your scholarship info with your acceptances it says, and they told me that they will be going over apps soon!  so here's to hoping!

Law School Admissions / Re: OSU app.. character and fitness
« on: November 18, 2006, 09:10:11 PM »
I saw that too- but I think they mean DUI or hit and run or vehicular manslaughter type stuff.  If you rear-ended Mr. Smith when you were 17 I don't think they will care.  I also was in a little fender bender when I was 17.  It was just a simple tiny ticket from Juvi court.  Like $15 fine or big.  I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it was a bigger deal, especially since they threw it out of court, so it sounds like you weren't even convicted.

Law School Admissions / Re: Bargaining for scholarships
« on: November 18, 2006, 09:00:53 PM »
Good question, I wonder the same?  But I would think maybe better to ask sooner and put yourself first in line (hopefully!) and give them time to pass it along to where it needs to go.  Maybe then you'd have a better shot at the table scraps?!!

Law School Admissions / Re: Bargaining for scholarships
« on: November 18, 2006, 03:21:40 PM »
I'm of the opinion that if you have to ask how to do this, you probably won't have great results. Anything is possible with a little charm, but you can't force it.

Hmmm...didn't think it would hurt to see other people's experiences.  It was just something I heard of on LSD that I hadn't thought of before.  It couldn't hurt to see if maybe people had better results by asking over the phone than by mail.  Isn't that what LSD is for?  Advice, past experiences, and discussion?

Cleveland state has a super law library.  Only been open a couple years I believe.  It's like 3 floors with student group study rooms and soundproofed.  They are also remodeling the school to match the beautiful library.  Kind of makes me wonder if I will be listening to drills for 3 years, but it is supposed to be done in a couple months, so wont affect me in the fall!  Plus since the university is so big it has a good health center with lap pools (I think they said olympic sized) and nice eating facilities and you even get discounts at the convocation center for concerts.  It's downtown, so there will be traffic but everything is close.  A lot to do.  Though Ohio has crappy winters (go OSU!) the law building has it's own parking garage connected to the building.  Should make it a lot more pleasant than trudging through the snow!  Hmm...I think this post just made me super excited to attend!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 18, 2006, 02:57:54 PM »
I couldnt agree more with the posters.  If you want to work anywhere or aren't sure where, it's probably best to go to a top 100 or top 50- a national school.  If your staying in the area, then a well respected t3/t4 will be fine.  In cleveland we have Case (#51)and CSU (t3).  But I took a look at the Jones Day roster, and was surprised to see about equal numbers of grads there.  Pretty impressive.  Also, many many many judge's and politicians here went to CSU.  I have a shot at Case, but I am planning on CSU since I will be in the running for "a decent scholarship" per the admissions office.  She seemed to think I had an excellent shot for a good amount of money.  Plus then I wont be 100k in debt...but it all depends. If there is a huge difference in salary, maybe loans won't matter.  But then, maybe in the end you will have more money to live on at a slightly lower paying job without loan payments too, and the school may also give you that high paying job as well.  The most important thing in the job hunt in my opinion is how your grades are.  If I was top 5% at CSU I would probably be in a better spot than top 25% at Case.

Law School Admissions / Re: Bargaining for scholarships
« on: November 18, 2006, 02:38:39 PM »
I would assume that these should be similar schools?  As far as geographically and standing-wise?  Or one or the other even?

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