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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Securities Law
« on: December 22, 2011, 06:53:39 PM »
I appreciate your honesty, but I have the motivation and I think correct expectations. Most importantly I have a deep interest in law. If I can't get a job out of law school, I have skills in finance and IT to make money - that's not an issue.

If you have skills in finance and IT, why aren't you just planning on using them? You could get pretty far in a career in three years. And you didn't answer the question on why you want to be a lawyer.

I think my biggest problem is getting into a law school that I like and one that provides value and a unique education. Would you suggest applying to a law school initially and transferring to a better one after the first year? Is that a common route for lower end credentialed students?

Well, to help you pick out a school, you can look at some law school admissions calculators to see where you have a shot at getting in. From there, you can research the area, what major and minor journals they have so you can try and get on those. As far as applying to a law school with the intention of transferring: never, ever do this. Every law student applies to school with what they consider to be "correct expectations" but few live up to them. Law school is far more competitive than you know. If you plan to transfer out, you pretty much have to be in the top 10% and, as we all know, there is no way to cram 100% of students into the top 10%. So, it's very important to manage your expectations accordingly. As far as whether it's a common route: very few manage it; far fewer than those who attempt it.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Securities Law
« on: December 22, 2011, 02:33:06 PM »
With a 153/3.0 you should be focusing on schools that will consider you, because your options are going to be extremely limited. If you really want to go to law school, you have two options: 1) take the LSAT again and try to do significantly better, since there's nothing you can do about your GPA or 2) start looking at low-ranking law schools in cities you feel you can tolerate living in for an extended period, since it's where you're going to spend three years going to school there, and will likely begin the practice of law (if you get a job) and not be able to leave until you have some years of experience.

You need to reflect on why you want to go to law school at this point. Specifically, why do you want to be a lawyer? Why do you want to invest that much money and three years of your life for this? What do you hope to get out of it, when even a job seems unlikely for people who went to a higher-ranked school than you are likely to attend with your current scores?

If I sound harsh, it's only because a lot of people fail to grasp the reality of their situations and cover it with a lot of misplaced hope and a scattering of fairy dust. So, just realize that your outcome will be about as poor as it can be: go to school to be a barrister; end up a barista.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When should I take my first LSAT test?
« on: December 19, 2011, 02:39:17 AM »
I agree with everyone who's saying don't take it until your ready. But this is the might be some bitter honesty. You better GET READY!...


I want to live in a van down by the river.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Easily confused topics/words
« on: December 17, 2011, 03:00:49 PM »
Is there anything left to this place?

Not a lot, compared to how it was. Wouldn't even cast a shadow if it were to turn sideways. Some folks who post good info, but a lot of talking out of the ass.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Easily confused topics/words
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:53:49 PM »
Tried uploading it again and it said the file size was too big, so I'm not going to bother with it.

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General Board / Re: Qualities ....
« on: December 13, 2011, 02:28:51 PM »
Just go to your settings for the board and turn the profanity filter off.

I looked around in my settings, and I can't find it. Can u please tell me specifically which sequence of html buttons I click, from say, the main page URL?

Profile => Look and Layout => "Leave words uncensored."

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Easily confused topics/words
« on: December 13, 2011, 02:23:57 PM »
oh my.

Have to give him a little credit though, he deleted his foolish spam post in this thread.  Hopefully he'll change his username to something other than 'Win'

He didn't delete it. I did.

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General Board / Re: Qualities ....
« on: December 13, 2011, 02:57:16 AM »
Just go to your settings for the board and turn the profanity filter off.

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Financial Aid / Re: FAFSA & Deciding Not To Go
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:48:19 PM »
None. Filing the FAFSA is no big deal. There are still a lot of steps to go before any money gets disbursed and you have to pay it back, so if that's not what you want, don't do them.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: 1 L starting school in July 2010
« on: November 14, 2011, 10:43:26 PM »
Anyone. Everyone. I don't care. I'm sick of seeing people shitposting and not having the stones to back it up.

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