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Law School Admissions / Re: 156/3.45 chances?
« on: October 25, 2011, 05:08:54 PM »
Study harder before taking it again? If those are your schools of choice, the only options are that, and quitting.

I think this site will help you out. Good luck with your apps!

Black Law Students / Re: Cain or Obama?
« on: October 25, 2011, 03:24:02 PM »
Who would you prefer(and why) Cain or Obama?

Is this a trick question?

One guy is Harvard Law Review, meets with world leaders and knows them on a first-name basis, while the other guy has literally stated that he doesn't know who the president of "ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan" is.

Case closed.

Yeah, essentially this. But I'd still much rather have the choice of a real progressive.

Why do we even need this URM bull?  Do we really need to accept people that are less qualified?  Does the workforce really prefer inferior lawyers?  How are you entitled to gain an advantage from something that you had no power to control?  Should we be more lenient when it comes to admitting down syndrome folks?  Perhaps autistics ones?  Thoughts?  I feel like this affirmative action system is preventing the US from producing the best lawyers possible.

As an aside, it's your contention that non-white students are being admitted to schools they don't deserve to be in, right? But they're graduating. And we all know that law school exams aren't adjusted for race or subject to AA. And neither is the bar. So, what is it about exceeding your underestimation of their abilities that's their fault?

Law School Admissions / Re: 150 Advice
« on: October 25, 2011, 03:12:57 PM »
If I were you, I'd take a year. Get a job--a real job, mind you--and get some work experience doing what you learned in undergrad. Also take that time to reflect on why you want to go to law school, and more to the point, why you want to be a lawyer. If you're still feeling that itch, you can study for the LSAT and try it again, this time with a few entries on your resume to help you along.

Law School Admissions / Re: 156/3.45 chances?
« on: October 25, 2011, 03:08:50 PM »
No/No/No. Retake the LSAT.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UGA Chances
« on: October 25, 2011, 03:04:50 PM »
None. You need to pick up at least 10 points on your LSAT, according to last cycle's numbers.

Using last year's numbers on LSN, it looks to be out-of-reach. But if you've got the application fee and a compelling story, it can't hurt to go for it.

If it's "something less monotonous and more steady in terms of salary" I don't think law is going to help you. Law jobs in the US are harder to come by than a legal education, and when you get one, "monotonous" is an excellent description. Specifically, why do you want to be a lawyer?

Online Law Schools / Re: NOVUS LAW SCHOOL?
« on: October 19, 2011, 10:29:26 AM »
I don't personally know anyone who has, but the option exists if someone wants to. The trick is finding a lawyer who's willing to put in the kind of effort it takes to get someone through an apprenticeship and pass the bar. I imagine it would take a lot to convince someone to do it, or an already close connection.

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