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Choosing the Right Law School / GW PT vs. Emory vs. George Mason ($$)
« on: February 15, 2007, 02:41:45 PM »
Ok, here's my new hypothetical. I'm in at GW Part Time, Emory and just got an offer worth $35k over three years from George Mason (i have to be in the top-25 to renew). I am interested in working biglaw, or at least getting paid like I am.

Where would you go? Would GW's program hurt me if I was PT? Does Mason or Emory have a better rep. in the Northeast? For BIGLAW?

General Off-Topic Board / How do you feel about Online Degrees?
« on: February 06, 2007, 06:57:46 AM »
Most of us spent 4 years physically ON the campus of our respective undergraduate institutions. What do you feel about people earning degrees without ever sitting in a classroom, or visiting a campus?

What do you think about for-profit "Universities" like UofPh?

Here is the inspiration for this thread.

General Off-Topic Board / Does anyone remember... V-Day edition
« on: February 05, 2007, 07:56:26 PM »
I just finished being price-gouged on Valentine's Day flowers for the girlfriend. Does anyone else remember when FTD and 1800flowers sent the flowers fresh from a local florist shop? How does it actually cost MORE to have them shipped three-day delivery in a box by UPS?

General Off-Topic Board / Maybe we should all be Airline pilots?
« on: February 05, 2007, 06:41:32 AM »

On the list of top-50 salaries, lawyers came in 15th. Behind A whole bunch of medical specialties, CEOs, and Airline Pilots.

Law School Admissions / Wake Forest
« on: January 31, 2007, 01:06:15 PM »
I didn't want to continue crudding up another thread with this OT discussion... so lets see if it can stand on it's own:

Wake is probably one of the only non T-30's that's really underrated. It's inexpensive too.
I'm curious: to what other non T-30s would you give that distinction?

Hmm. Probably only Fordham, but I can see merit in arguments for UC Hastings since it used to be ranked in the top 20 in the early/mid 1990's.

Also if you look at LSAT 25-75 ranges for the top 30-50, Fordham has the highest with 164-167, Wake has the second highest 162-166, BYU comes in third at 161-166, Hastings ties with several at 160-164 (and beats out Davis at 158-164). BYU has the highest 25th GPA in this group at 3.52, followed by Fordham at 3.37.

So definitely Fordham. But Fordham is pretty expensive and cost of living is tremendous in New York City. If you don't have a desire to practice there, and like warm weather, and can't get into the top 20, I think Wake Forest definitely competes with Emory, William and Mary, and UNC. Hell, it has a higher LSAT range than those three.

Hey, I like Wake, but I don't think it is competitive with those other schools in BIGLAW placements. In fact, I don't know if Wake really places that many people outside of NC.

Anyone got any stats on this?

Studying for the LSAT / How do I cancel my Feb. Retake?
« on: January 28, 2007, 11:50:34 AM »
I signed up for the Feb. LSAT, and now after not prepping nearly enough, I want to cancel it out. How do I do this? There is only the option to move to another time or place on the LSAC site, nothing to delete it altoghether.

Law School Admissions / Wake Forest Accepted
« on: January 27, 2007, 02:10:04 PM »
I'm in a Wake!

They want a Dean's Certification, apparently. I guess I didn't send that to them. No scholarship money.

Who else?

Choosing the Right Law School / George Mason vs. Tulane vs. Emory
« on: January 25, 2007, 07:57:27 PM »
Ok, well, my cycle isn't over, but if it ended today I'd have a tough decision to make.

I've got acceptances to George Mason and Tulane. The Tulane decision comes with a $15k/year scholarship. I'd like to work in NYC, and I don't know if it is for me, but I'd LIKE to have the option to go BIGLAW.

Now, to complicate things also, I've got a >50% shot at Emory on chiashu, and since I had a lesser percentage for Mason and got in, I'm going to presume for this thread that I should remain optimistic.

All three schools are, as far as I know, pretty regional. Which one would you choose if you were me?

Law School Admissions / The Bitter Thread
« on: January 24, 2007, 01:06:29 PM »
For those of us who didn't hear anything, saw that everyone else did, and are kind of bitter about it...

Law School Admissions / How helpful has your family been?
« on: January 24, 2007, 07:10:03 AM »
So, I've been thinking about the role family plays in Law School admissions. I've attempted to use my family as a non-paranoid alternative to getting all my advice from Law School boards.

To what extent has your family been involved in your cycle? Did they help much, or were they entirely indifferent?

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