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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What to wear when visiting schools
« on: January 31, 2007, 08:30:02 AM »
Damn, silly me... I was under the assumption that if I've been accepted already, that means that I'm in, regardless of my fashion sense (or lack thereof). As a part-time non-trad student, going in the evenings straight from my blue-collar job, I plan on wearing the same jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt to class that I wear to work. Ditto for visiting schools I've been accepted to... I'm going there and paying $2X,000 a year to learn, not for a fashion show. :-\

You wanna be a lawyer, right? Get to it, right from the get-go. NU has a very hands-on approach to learning to be a lawyer...
File that brief! Prep that closing argument! Sue that NU ID!  :D


I could have gone to a number of T1s and I chose Hofstra.

You really chose Hofstra over going to a T1 school?  I can understand there being some debate between going to Hofstra and going to St John's, but both of those schools are a good deal short of T1... I mean St John's is ranked around 88 and Hofstra fell out of the top 100 this past year. What did Hofstra offer that would make you choose them over a first tier school?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rejections for Fall 2007
« on: January 30, 2007, 02:01:31 PM »
Is anyone else keeping their rejection letters so that when they graduate and become partners at Joe BIGLAW firm, they can frame them and hang them in their office? Personally, I'm looking forward to the day when I get to be the one doing OCI at all the various schools that have ding'ed me...
Then again, I've been known to be a vindictive SOB. ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: So who else applied really late?
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:42:53 AM »
I hope that law schools don't consider this to be 'too late' to apply. My first application went out at the very end of December (I wanted to get at least 1 application out before the end of 2006), and my second only went out about a week ago. Still have two more that I'm considering (but I'm not certain if I could attend them even if I was accepted due to logistical difficulties).
Here's hoping that the posters on LSD really are all the overachievers and that the average accepted applicant just sends them out around now.

PS: I heard someplace that the application cycle breaks down into thirds... the first 1/3 send in applications before Thanksgiving, the second 1/3 send them in mid-January and the last 1/3 send them in the week before the application deadline. I sure hope that's true. It seems to fit fairly well...the earliest being all prepped and ready to go whenever the schools start accepting applications, the second batch having taken the December LSAT or waiting for their fall grades, and the last group being the procrastinaters/I-didn't-get-accepted-to-any-of-my-first-choice-schools-I-better-apply-to-a-few-more type people...

Law School Admissions / Re: Hofstra Should Reduce Its Tuition
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:25:08 AM »
Perhaps Hofstra should tie it's tuition to it's USNWR rankings... as its rankings have dropped a few places over the past couple of years, it's tuition costs should go down the same percentage. As they get things back on the right track, voila... it's tuition goes back up. ;)
Seriously though... Hofstra's just trying to buy better USNWR rankings to get back up into Tier 2.

Law School Admissions / Re: Opinions on Touro Law Center?
« on: January 25, 2007, 07:24:46 AM »
With your numbers, consider dropping an app over at Hofstra. You might not get in, but if you do, it's quite a bit better than Touro.
Good Luck,

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who would sign up for a 160+ score right now?
« on: January 24, 2007, 10:18:24 AM »
Even chances of getting any particular score in that range? 10% 160, 10% 161, 10% 162, etc... ?
Yeah, I'd do it in a heartbeat. You'd have a 60% chance of being in the 90th percentile @ 164, so unless you're aiming for a T-14 school, you'd be fine with whatever the score. Of course, if you've been averging 168+ on practice tests, then you probably wouldn't want to take this offer, but if you're a bit lower than that, you've got pretty good odds.

SUNY College at Old Westbury... it's one of the few schools that have a degree specifically for labor relations. Everytime I mention my major, the first place that comes to mind is Cornell... but I'm afraid that I'm not quite that prestigious. I guess I'll be the blue collar attorney. ;)

Hey Rob,
Where did you do your Labor Relations studies?  I worked in the union/labor relations field for about six years before heading to law school this fall, and I have my masters in Industrial and Labor Relations.  Always good to see more union folk taking the plunge!

Law School Admissions / Stupid Resume error
« on: January 22, 2007, 07:31:11 AM »
After submitting my applications to two law schools, I realized that I had made a slight error on my resume...

"X Firm" January 1994 - December 1995
"Y Firm" January 1995 - August 1995

The dates for "X Firm" should have been March 1994 - December 1994. Granted, these jobs are from over 10 years ago, and I've been at my current firm for better than 9 years... should I even bother contacting the 2 schools that I sent this to and making the correction? I consider this a very minor mistake of little relevance, and hesitate to draw attention to it for fear that my 'lack of attention to detail' will hurt me more than an honest mistake.
Any thoughts or opinions would be deeply appreciated...

PS: As you could probably guess, I'm a non-trad, and I'm looking at local, part-time schools, most of whom my numbers exceed their median's for PT students.

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