« on: November 09, 2007, 09:52:44 AM »
Did you read any books or prepare at all before starting 1L, or did you just chill the entire summer? Grats on doing well by the way.
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in like Flynn at any tier three, save maybe Catholic.
Fair shot at any school in tier 2 (rutgers, Dt John's, Villanova). Big Reach at a 40-ish school like American, Case Western, etc
To vague: where do you want to study law/practice?
But he enjoys himself and earns 7 figures..
Ok, I admire the honesty and integrity in saying "whatever you identity most with". However! And I think you all know what my take on this is. You have a legit reason to self-identify as African-American on your application. Doing so will give you an advantage in terms of admission. The only credited response to this question is to click whatever benefits you most when applying. You are as black as Malcolm X and MLK in this scenario.
mannn please. being black doesn't help you in the admissions process, sorry. Folks are gonna just have to do well on the LSAT and have a good GPA. The old lesson that we've all learned is applicable here. You're black...you're gonna have to do even better on the lsat and have an even better gpa. I'm never on the AA board because the counterarguments piss me off- Adcoms want diversity but not at the expense of quality, sorry there's no such thing as "reverse discrimination". Grr, someone asks this all the time on here and it always turns into an AA discussion.
If you are black or self-identify as black, have a 125 LSAT score, and a 2.1 GPA, you're not going to Harvard. Yale's not going to be knocking on your door. Cooley aint even thinking about you. So yeah the PC part of me is saying "whatever you identify with" but the real part of me is if you're not black nor identify as black in any other situation, don't even think about checking that box.
lol, wise words: "Everbody wanna be black but don't nobody want to be black." Paul Mooney
Here, absent court/deposition, we may skip the tie. But considering I'm in court 4/5 days, it helps little. The owner, now he skips the tie 4/5 days because he rarely attends court.
the OP's soft factors are excellent. with a great PS and solid LORs, T14 shouldn't be a problem.
dooders, I'm not in yall's shoes, but were I, the decision would be easy. there is prestige amongst attorneys, and then there's prestige amongst laymen, and H wins the battle both times. there's no way I pick NYU.
also, and this comes from XO, there are horror stories of being not far below median at NYU and not getting any good offers. I'm pretty sure HLS gets big law down to the bottom 15%. such is the word on the street, anyway. so don't discount the employment prospects.