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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Nashville School of Law/UT Law
« on: April 07, 2010, 03:16:08 PM »
What exactly are you hoping to get out of law school?

It sounds like you don't actually want to be a lawyer. The school seems pretty cheap as far as law school goes, but pretty expensive as far as mere curiosity goes.

I suspect you would be better off to either not go to law school at all, perhaps reading legal books if you're interested in the concepts, or go to a better school if you want to pursue a career in law. (Something ABA-accredited, at barest minimum.)

What does caution have to do with this? You're already admitted, you're there to see the school.

How do you think law students usually dress for class? Do you think it's a group of 150 people in suits and ties sitting around?

Agree. Law school is just school. No one dresses up.

For example, today in Con Law, I saw at least two people wearing pajama bottoms to class. And no one else care (obviously).

169+ get's your into every law school in Canada except McGill that would also require some french fluency.  No 180 required.

To be fair, I did not say he needed a 180 to get into every school in Canada, I told him what a 180 would do.

He asked for a best-case scenario.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Should I go?....American
« on: April 06, 2010, 06:43:53 PM »
Doesn't Howard have really good firm placement, despite its rank? What sort of money, if any, did Howard offer?

Get a 180, and you can get into any law school in Canada, and get into every law school in the US outside of HYS. (You'll have a shot at those ones as well, just not a guarantee.)

But, none of this is useful information unless you have a legitimate shot at a 180. Really, write a few practice LSATs, determine what type of score you might get, and then figure out where that will get you. Speculation about what you could do if you ace a test is pretty useless.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case v. SUNY Buffalo v. Temple
« on: April 06, 2010, 02:08:31 PM »
Reason? Wouldn't I have a hard time getting out of the philly market?

Explain yous reasoning for this question, given the location of the other two law schools you mentioned.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF vs. Temple vs OSU
« on: April 06, 2010, 11:45:17 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas Schools- 155LSAT/3.42GPA
« on: April 06, 2010, 11:43:59 AM »
I have only taken the LSAT once, but I took it cold, like a dumb ass, without any studying. I am really trying to avoid sitting through the test more than once though.

Taking it cold was a big mistake.

Not retaking the LSAT would be a huge mistake. This is especially true since you would only delay admission to law school by half a year, since your plan involves spring starts.

Law school is much harder, and much longer than one silly multiple-choice test. If you can take a course on the LSAT and raise your score 5-10 points (very doable), you will be able to go to a school that will offer you a much better legal career, and possibly get a scholarship to do it, too.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC v BU$$ v VULS
« on: April 06, 2010, 11:41:08 AM »
Vanderbilt's tuition is $6,000 higher than Boston University's. Combined with the scholarship, you would be paying ~ $63,000 more over three years.

Go to BU.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Gonzaga VS Albany
« on: April 06, 2010, 11:38:20 AM »
I have applied to both schools and received an offer from both. Gonzaga has offered me assistance and Albany has not released my aid yet. I want to complete a judicial clerkship upon graduating... which program is more suitable for that goal? which program will allow me to pursue that side of law?

Would you rather live in Albany or Spokane, both during school and afterwards?

I don't think the difference in clerkship prospects are different enough to justify choosing one school over the other. Visit both, and determine which school you would be happier at over three years, and which region you would prefer to live/work in after graduation.

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