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Law School Applications / Re: Opinions on Touro Law Center?
« on: January 25, 2007, 10:24:46 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,
Rob

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who would sign up for a 160+ score right now?
« on: January 24, 2007, 01:18:24 PM »
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.
Rob

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Why Have You Decided To Go To Law School?
« on: January 23, 2007, 01:11:42 PM »
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. ;)
Rob

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!

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Law School Applications / Stupid Resume error
« on: January 22, 2007, 10:31:11 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...
Thanks,
Rob

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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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Harvard or St. John's?
« on: January 19, 2007, 02:58:24 PM »
According to Anna Ivey one should go to law school in his or her own home state (and forgo the Harvard's of the world) if he or she wants to pursue local politics.

If you got the admit to Harvard, stop wasting everyone's time... accept it already and withdraw your app to St John's. That frees up a potential space for someone that really wants to go to St John's (and has no pretentions about going to HYS or other T-14 schools).
Thanks,
Rob

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Law school with three kids?...
« on: January 19, 2007, 12:53:02 PM »
Is it harder or easier to go to law school PT when the kid is just a baby? I'm 35, planning on going to school PT eves while still working FT, My wife, however, is 41 and we're trying to have a family. I'm hearing all the comments about people with kids going back to school, but will I be flushed out if my wife has a kid in the middle of my second semester 1L?
Any thoughts? I can't wait much longer to go to law school, but my wife can't wait much longer to have a family...
Thanks,
Rob

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Why Have You Decided To Go To Law School?
« on: January 18, 2007, 02:11:35 PM »
Why am I going to law school? I'm a 35 year-old telecom technician w/ 9 years at a major telephone company. Thought I was sitting pretty... good salary, good benefits, retire after 30 years w/ a good pension. Too bad the company did a lay-off back in 2002, a week before Christmas. I was s'pposed to be one of the ones out on the street, but a clause in our contract allowed me to kepp my job, albeit with a downgrade from technician to mail room clerk on midnights. I spent a year there stuffing phone bills from 11:30 pm to 6:30 am, Tuesday thru Saturday. The union finally got everyone there jobs back, but that year left me plenty of time to think about my future. Got me to get off my lazy butt and head back to school. Majored in Labor Relations and became a shop steward. Decided that I liked advocating for the membership and developed a real strong appreciation for collective bargaining agreements, so law school seems like the right place to learn more about both those aspects.
Rob

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: How 'catholic' is St. John's?
« on: January 08, 2007, 09:56:03 AM »
Thanks... glad to hear that.
Rob

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Are you married to the idea of going to law school Fall '07? If not, then I'd suggest studying like hell and retaking the LSAT in June or October (if not both). If you are determined to go this year, then strongly consider taking the Feb LSAT if you believe you can get a higher score. Your GPA isn't bad, but with you want to go to the best school you can get in to, and your LSAT score won't open as many doors as you would want...
Good Luck,
Rob

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. John's Part Time to Full Time
« on: December 27, 2006, 04:05:59 PM »
When I attended their open house a few weeks ago, the admission's person made a point of it that you CAN xfer from their pt program to their ft program.
Rob

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