« on: April 25, 2007, 11:15:10 AM »
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Messages - Nickledime85
Rutgers, for sure. Seton Hall is far too expensive for its current rank and average starting salary. Plus, it would be ideal to go FT as opposed to PT. Rutgers is admittedly in a worse part of Newark, but I think that while both schools are regional, it has a better overall reputation than Seton Hall.
« on: April 24, 2007, 08:45:19 AM »
I really am so sick of reading all of the nasty comments about Cooley on this site. While I do realize that Cooley is not the choice of schools for many, I do realize that it is the ONLY chance for others. In fact, I believe it is the only chance for me. I earned my degree while on Active duty in the Air Force as an Intelligence Analsyt. I was in the military for 10 years, and getting my degree was just a block I was trying to check. I did not focus on grades so much because I was constantly deploying all over the world.
As someone who served our country for 10 years (thank you!), I dare say you deserve admittance into a better law school. Good luck retaking the LSAT, and best wishes, regardless.
I would never do law school in 2 years, even if I could. Not only would it be more expensive than usual, but you would get virtually no experience to make you a competent attorney. I agree that you would probably need your 2L summer for WE.
Well, if you don't mind working in the region for a little while you should be able to relocate eventually. I am from Virginia and plan on staying. I have lived in northern VA and southern VA but never Richmond. Did the dean give you a deadline to let them know your decision?
She gave me 2 weeks, and I must say, she was incredibly friendly over the phone. That's refreshing!
I still think I'm pretty firm in my decision to go to Pitt though, simply because it's ranked higher and is closer to home (by closer I mean 7 hours versus 9...haha).
Still, I'm thinking about Richmond and doing some research. I don't want to rule it out, because I know it's well-respected in the South, and I live in NJ and hate it. I'm always game for going to a new place, but in the end, I think I have to pick the school that's the least regional. I think that may be Pitt in comparison to Richmond. I'm not sure.
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to go? 164 LSAT/3.34 GPA: NYC, DC, California? (for International Law« on: April 22, 2007, 09:00:51 AM »
I know nothing about Cali schools, but do NOT go to NYLS. You're numbers set you way apart, and you should be aiming way higher. I would suggest applying to Fordham, and then Brooklyn as a safety. NYU and Columbia are tough. In terms of DC, you have a decent shot @ GW; don't know about GULC.
So, I just got a call from the dean saying I'm off the wait list. I've already decided on Pitt, but just to be sure, am I passing something up here? I know the campus is beautiful, but I sort of blocked out any data after their non-decision on my file.
Is it über conservative?