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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Semesters or Trimesters?
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:54:42 AM »
I think I'd prefer trimesters, but nothing I'd use as a criteria to choose which school to go to.

Some years back when I went to Norwegian law school, we had full year classes and more annoyingly we had one single cumulative exam summing up the entire year. That was indeed a pain in the ass, and I hope no schools ever copy that idea.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Former underdog, now 3L taking questions
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:52:44 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.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:45:03 AM »
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?

This is way too negative. You're pretty close to a lock at schools like rutgers, st johns and villanova.

Your target/reach schools should be BU, BC, GW, Fordham, Emory, WUSTL and UIUC

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Columbia ED vs. NYU ED
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:41:00 AM »
You're wasting ED at both, you're not getting in early at either school.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:31:56 AM »
::) But he enjoys himself and earns 7 figures..

So do I. Hmm, why am I going to law school again...

Law School Applications / Re: Apple Computers?
« on: November 09, 2007, 11:30:49 AM »
I will most certainly not be using a Mac neither at law school or anywhere else. Very likely HP, but not ruling out ThinkPads either. Although I'm less enthusiastic about Lenovo than I was about IBM.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: What box to check?
« on: November 09, 2007, 08:05:45 AM »
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'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

I'm sorry, this is just plain stupid. I like you and all, but this is ridiculous. No, a 125/2.1 isn't going to get you into Harvard as a URM, obviously not. But you are going to get in with a 5 point lower LSAT than if you self-identify as white. You know this. I know this. Everyone knows this. And if you have a legitimate excuse to take advantage of that 5 points bonus, use it. Anything else is foolish.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 09, 2007, 07:45:07 AM »
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.

Your boss is very TTT.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Odds at T14s - what do YOU think?
« on: November 09, 2007, 05:45:26 AM »
the OP's soft factors are excellent.  with a great PS and solid LORs, T14 shouldn't be a problem.

No, they're not. His soft factors are what you'd expect from an applicant looking at a top law school. They're lightyears away from excellent.

Also, your numbers are quite different than his, both higher gpa and higher lsat. Still, you're not a lock for most of the T14 schools either. You're likely to get into one or a few of them, but you shouldn't take anything for granted in that department either. Just saying it.

You can't. Thank god.

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