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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T4's Woith Attending???
« on: November 05, 2006, 08:56:12 AM »
Don't turn the statement into some sort of specific universal, Halfie.

The general point is that, as time proceeds, your degree matters less and less and your work ethic and abilities as lawyer practicing the law matters more and more.  Yes, starting off at a certain level is a definite boost, but it's almost a moot point, since anyone attending a T4 (or even a T3) should really just kiss BigLaw goodbye -- probably even MidLaw.

I also think the whole "prestige matters" thing is overplayed.  I think the truth is somewhere in the middle -- it doesn't matter as much as some people like to think, but it matters more than some people are willing to delude themselves about. 


Cleveland Marshall is a tier 3, all be it a tier3 thats in a large legal area with a great reputation, but many graduates work at Jones Day and Reminger and Reminger here.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: lsat scores
« on: November 05, 2006, 08:36:31 AM »
Umm...the lsat is for law school admission, hence "Law school Admission test." You actually have to sign a statement before you take it that says you will not use it for any other purpose- translation- you are in violation!  Mensa is based off of IQ.  So why don't you take an IQ TEST!  And yes, most everyone on here wants to go to law school- so thank you for insulting us all!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T4's Woith Attending???
« on: November 04, 2006, 01:09:49 PM »
Cow I think you missed the point bud. Of course your thoughts make sense, but in the end it is what you make of it. Heck I would rather go to Ohio State instead of Cleveland State but that is not in the cards. It will, however, not stop me from doing what I want to do

Hey- I think I will end up at Clev. State because its half the price of Case, and I have a high shot at receiving scholarship money.  The school has a great local reputation, and has graduated many local judges, including my boyfriends mother, who recommends it highly, just as every other graduate I have spoken to (20+).  Don't knock it baby!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT gpa/lsat search
« on: November 04, 2006, 12:47:00 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / LSAT gpa/lsat search
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:55:24 PM »
I know this has been mentioned in threads before, but I can't seem to find it:
What is a safety, reach or target by percentage of likelihood of admission per the LSAC calculator?

Law School Admissions / Re: Still missing a LOR!!
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:44:23 PM »
Maybe your recommender could send a copy of the letter directly to the school?

I know its a great school- but I am living at home and also my boyfriend will be going to either CSU or Case too, but he won't be starting until the cycle after me.  So it really just makes it complex!  I am going to apply though- but I guess its more so for my own state of mind?  Also, I work at a law firm here as a paralegal, and am thinking about working there part-time after my first semester, probably just like 10-15 hours a week.  I wish OSU was closer...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How Far to Reach for a Reach School?
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:21:43 PM »
I'm in the same boat is you. My LSAT scores are ehhh and I don't understand what my chances really are at certain schools. I've used the calculators and looked up median gpas/lsat scores, but it's just confusing. What really throws me off is when they display their 25-75 percentile LSAT scores. I feel like it's impossible to tell how much they deviate from those numbers on the lower end of the spectrum. For example, my LSAT score is a 158 and that's in the 25th percentile @ Tulane. That doesn't tell me anything about my shot of getting in, except that I'll be lucky if I do! Basically, I wished they showed more the lowest LSAT score accepted and possibly the GPA/LSAT equation they use if applicable.

on the LSAC website they give out the index equations- but they dont give you what number the school wants it to be could ask the admissions office of the schools?  The index number are under the status tab, transcripts.  Its a pdf document.

My scantron sheet and writing sample sheet was inside the test booklet.  They had us slip it out and then complete the info.  We also came into the room, handed in the slip, were fingerprinted and signed at that time.  Plus, they told us after we were fingerprinted we would not be allowed to leave the room until after the 1st section began.

Law School Admissions / Re: What do YOU think?
« on: November 03, 2006, 12:48:06 PM »
I think you've got a good shot.

Thank you! It makes me feel better just to have someone say that!

PS- Your old avatar pic?  Its on a billboard about 4 minutes from my house!  I wondered where I saw that before...

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