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General Board / Re: Legal Writing Curriculum
« on: December 03, 2004, 10:21:58 PM »
we had a state memo and a federal memo. not sure what's next semester, but i'll probably be asking people if they want fries with their big mac.

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General Board / so what do you do when you fail your civ pro exam????
« on: December 03, 2004, 08:53:08 PM »
holy crap,
    after i was finished receiving my ass raping i got to thinking...what the hell am i gonna do when i'm not invited back to school in the spring?

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as far as i know juvenile records are sealed. if it was dismissed besides the fact the only person that needs to know about it is you (but don't take legal advice from me as gospel) either way, i was arrested when i was 18, and i got a security clearance from the US govt without DCS realizing it....and none of the schools i applied to over a two year period ever mentioned anything either.

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General Board / Re: 1 tier and more debt or 2 tier and little debt?
« on: October 08, 2004, 07:03:49 PM »
I'm curious as to what others think, but i don't think your numbers will get you significant scholarships to any 2nd tier schools unless you're a URM. your gpa would put you in the bottom quarter of most 2nds and your lsat would be in the top quarter to half of most seconds, not typically big scholarship catalysts.
 
as for northern il....beats me for scholarships, but it doesn't appear as your gpa is even w/in the median of their admittances, but you're lsat seems to be in the top quarter which is far more important. personally i'd rather have the debt of any first tier school over a fourth tier school or most thirds. i'd also take the debt of a second tier over a fourth, but that's just b/c i've spent too much time on this site and was caught up in the stigma.

finally, i'm unfamiliar with illinois, but i doubt those numbers will get you into u. of il., and i can't think of other top schools in the state...if you want to stay in illinois, are interested in public law or small firms, from my experience northern il. would still be a very logical choice.

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General Board / Re: law school depression
« on: September 27, 2004, 01:57:28 PM »
I think it's great seeing such a disprportionate greek population at law school. I thought maybe it was just my school, but it sounds like fraternity/sorority alums make up large populations at many schools. It was kind of funny going to a school in the northeast, where greek life was shunned, and stereotypified as a partier's lifestyle, and now here I am at law school and that whole group individuals that wasn't supposed to succeed outnumber the dorm rats.

To be honest, I'm kind of surprised that one's social affiliation when they were an undergrad still provokes hostility at graduate institutions consisting of very bright people and that don't even have any of those particular social groups anymore....i guess whoever made the quote about law school being like highschool was disturbingly correct.       

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General Board / Re: Any graduate-degree-holding law students out there?
« on: September 22, 2004, 08:38:34 AM »
I have my ma in public administration. I know there are more than 10-15% in my class with advanced degrees... but it's probably no more 20%. we even have a couple of dentists. one thing that's for sure is it didn't help my admissions standing at all.

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General Board / Re: getting into law school
« on: September 16, 2004, 03:47:09 AM »
when i applied in 2002 i had the 155, 3.4, and 3.8 ma, 5 years air force....i was rejected by maryland, uconn (wl nightschool), oregon, kansas (wl), tennessee, georgia, florida, iowa, oklahoma,and kentucky. i was in kuwait and couldnt get back to start classes. when i reapplied last year, i was also rejected by memphis. that should give you a decent starting point for odds.

the 155 is your bottleneck, as competition continues to increase...i was accepted to pennstate when i applied the first time, but from what i've seen our numbers don't even hit their median anymore. Temple would be anything but a definite, but possible. personally i'd try for wvu (they let me in last year), richmond, suffolk, seton hall, buffalo...last resort wnec, roger williams, quinnipiac.

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General Board / Re: Crimes mid-term
« on: September 16, 2004, 03:39:49 AM »
You have midterms??? that's kind of cool, we only have a 4 hour final in each class for our grade. it's kind of ironic or even sadistic to be jealous of people with midterms.

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General Board / Re: Civ Pro is kicking my ass
« on: September 16, 2004, 03:37:51 AM »
Yup, civil pro is killing me too....i read the stuff and think i understand it, then get to class and find out i've been concentrating on the completely wrong issue. but i've heard there's a (glannon???) book that really helps explain it. people in my class have been following it and they said they understand the course much better.

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General Board / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: September 11, 2004, 12:30:49 AM »
how do you get the passcode for the download???

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