« on: October 15, 2007, 01:20:13 PM »
Florida Coastal is an up-and-coming school. I think Clarence Thomas went there, so you'd have an in if you want work for him.
You might ask the person to redate and mail the letter again. Just a thought.
Without meaning to sound like an XOXOer, isn't it the student's fault if he chooses a poorly ranked school that costs a lot and in which he has a tiny chance of attaining a market-rate job?
Okay, the true TTT law schools shouldn't exist in the first place. But the applicant should know what he's getting into. The onus is on him to spend his educational budget, or lack thereof, wisely.
I just can't bring myself to feel too guilty about the guy who chose to go to pay full price for a place like Loyola and then acts surprised when his median grades don't get him a BIGLAW j-o-b.
Is that Buckwheat in your photo?
Buckwheat by the time he was old enough to graduate from Harvard Law. Hey, he's an URM with great LORs.
(Let's also not forget that no one here really wants to do document review, any more than they want to do dangerous, unpleasant manual labor like making cars.)
Getting to Maybe
Planet Law School II by Atticus Falcon
much much much later: LEEWS (www.leews.com)
PLS? Seriously? Have you even read the book? Have you talked to anyone who is in law school? They will tell you that PLS is a joke, and that spending forever prepping for law school is ridiculous.
Wow, umm yeah read it. in school myself. "spending forever" prepping for anything is ridiculous. He's sarcastic. But once you get past that, some of what he says is quite helpful. I don't think u can prep for LS, its something that u just have to be in to know. But if someone just HAS to prep I suggest LEEWS and PLS. Then if they really want to go further with their prep- E & E's. Maybe read some cases online just to get used to it.
You guys can pre-prep to your heart's content, but the people who follow PLS2 style pre-prep are not usually the ones with top grades.
Lol at MBA being license to print money...
This is my first post here so first of all I wanted to say hi, I've enjoyed reading everyoneís posts so far.
My current GPA is 3.403 with a Bachelors of Science degree in computer information systems. I took the LSAT September 29th and I have yet to get my score back. I know from practice tests i have taken it will probably not be good. I do well on all the other sections just can't seem to get above a 50% on LG section. So Iím expecting a LSAT score of 152-156. I think I will enjoy being a lawyer but the main goal is to make the most money possible. That being said the best chances of that will be for me to go to the most prestigious school possible. I have been looking on the USNEWS reports and found that several of the big schools have part time programs that have much lower admission standards. Is there a down side besides the extra year, especially if I use the extra time to network? Also do I have to directly apply for part time or will they just default me to this status when my stats are not good enough for full time.
p.s. Will my lack of ability in the LG section greatly affect my ability to do well in law school? Iím not sure what skill this directly tests but I seem to not posses it
Thanks for the help
Scroll to page 28 (29/99 on .pdf)
"There is no requirement at the law school that grades in upper class courses follow a specific distribution. First year large-section required courses must average between 2.95 and 3.05. First year small-section courses must average between 2.90 and 3.10. First year freshman electives and the course in Legal Research and Writing I/II are not subject to this rule."
Even in 2002, the signs were there, but it took some serious investigation.
These law schools should be ashamed, but, as the article noted, there is too much money for them to walk away. The Seton Hall guy who became an electrician should start a suit against these schools. I'm not one for class actions, but taking money from naive 22 year old kids by offering something you don't have is pretty disgusting.
To those blaming these kids completely: Yes, they could have done more research and figured it out; however, that does not excuse the schools' behavior. I could con a lot of money from old people, but just because they're dumb enough to fall for it does not make it illegal.