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These are my two top picks (staying in NE Ohio).  CSU is HALF the cost of Case and I have a shot at fin. aid there too, probably not so much at Case.  I am just curious if anyone has applied, been accepted, thoughts feelings...I'm open to discussion!

It seems to me as if working as a paralegal/legal assistant could do nothing but help, especially compared to all of those applicants coming right out of UG. And while your responsibilities are not the same as those of an attorney you get SO much practical from working in a law office. I could, however, just be biased. I've been a legal assistant for 2 years.

Oh thank god.  I have been a paralegal for 3 years.  And I think it is different in a big firm vs. small firm.  For instance, I work at a firm with 8 attorneys and have even written their opening arguments...but I think I do more than a paralegal is qualified...sometimes I feel I am doing their job too...but thats just me. lol.  Anyways, the attorneys I work with have all told me I will kick ass the first year + in law school with what I know.  We call it the "click" effect.  Law seems to just make a lot more sense once you work with it.  Also, I think the admissions chances depend on the geographic area and the particular school and its ranking, plus many people still working take part time courses and don't affect full time students.  My friend took a summer internship because he thought everyone in his class would have.  Only one did.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: UK (Kentucky)
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:21:41 PM »
I'm not actually from lexington (for those who don't know, thats where the campus is).  But my parents just moved down there about 5-6 years ago and live about 25-30 min. out.  I've visited quite a few times a year.  Its a beautiful area, right by Rupp arena.  It has this huge, huge, I repeat huge beautiful fountain (you'll see why I felt this was worth mentioning).  Its also right by courthouses, major office buildings, and also bars and restaurants.  Personally, I want to stay in Ohio where I'm from just because of my boyfriend- but if I was able- I would love to attend. Lexington is a beautiful city with a lot to do.  Also, students come from all over the country to the school(excellent basketball team stirs up attention).  So I got the vibe that they weren't exactly sitting around doing line dancing all night.  Lexington is a more big city feel, it's not country.

feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Law School Admissions / Re: What do YOU think?
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:07:45 PM »
Oops, sorry- no actually that 3.57 was the 75% gpa, not the median.  So yeah I'm over that one.  I know in the last 4 years their 25% LSAT has ranged from 154 to 157, so in that context my 156 is their average 25% score.

Law School Admissions / Re: What do YOU think?
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:01:51 PM »

Anyone have any thoughts?

For some reason I feel like there's going to be a distinction between public schools and private schools.

I'm terrible with economics, but I'd think that 1) lower-income applicants will be less likely to apply...these are the kids who would more likely pick public schools, 2) kids who would go to private school are more likely to want to go to public school instead.

So I would hazard a guess that public school admissions could go either way, while it might arguably be marginally easier to get into private school.

Intersting theory- but I am curious why kids would decide to go to public school instead of private?  You mean the economy influenced this?

I was told higher scores have increased because so many test prep companies have arisen and become popular more recently.  It is harder to get into law school now than 25 years ago for sure.

Law School Admissions / What do YOU think?
« on: November 01, 2006, 07:27:06 PM »
Ok guys- another please help me thread- I am applying to Case Western

Case's stats:
LSAT median- 158 (25%-157)
GPA median- 3.57

My stats:
Highest LSAT- 156 (they take highest, my lower score was a 146 last year)
GPA- 3.71 (3.94 degree)

I know of at least one other person on here with eerily close numbers also applying- and were a bit nervous...any thoughts guys?

I'm in a similar situation - but don't forget....

Even if you don't tell the schools you're registered for Dec - they will see that you are as soon as they get your LSAC report.

You should always let the school know what's going on and/or submit addendums.

Does this show on your report?  I didn't think it did- I thought that's why they asked on the apps?

Financial Aid / What do they consider for merit aid?
« on: November 01, 2006, 06:12:11 PM »
Hi!  I've never posted on this topic before- but I am confused as to what the schools consider for "merit" aid?  Is it numbers?  In that case, do they basically give the good aid to 75% only?  Do they consider soft factors?  I'm very confused- I am totally lost when it comes to FA!  Thanks!

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