Thanks for the update, I'll be attending #2:)
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Tuition isn't hugely different between the two, but you should also consider COL, which is much lower at UVA. In my experience G-town students in general (not the law school specifically) are really stuck up, serious (and largely undeserved imho) superiority complex issues. Not all of course, but an alarming percentage of the ones I've met have obviously displayed such traits. UVA folks tend to be very relaxed, laid back and humble despite being on average of equal or greater academic standing.
Also GULC is very strongly liberal (in the modern sense, not the classical sense) while UVA is only moderately liberal.
I personally didn't even apply to GULC, but UVA is one of my top choices. Its really a matter of personal preference, GULC's strengths hit areas that don't matter to me, its weakness bother me, UVA is the exact oposite in many ways. I don't care for big cities and enjoy a friendly, laid back, but academically excellent atmosphere:)
« on: March 08, 2007, 05:11:38 PM »
I'd put UVA and U-Chicago as 5th and 4th behind the HYS trio. I don't care for mich, duke, cornel or the NYC schools, all for various reasons that are probably unique to me, hence my ranking:)
I don't know anything about UTK. I went to GMU for undergrad and took one law course over the summer for fun. Its a good school and law/econ is by far its strongest subject area. That said both its main campus and its law campus are pretty uninspiring as are the general surroundings. Its not bad at all, just kinda bland and sterile. As for how much it matters where you go to school, I suggest looking up firms you might like to work for and see where their recent hires went to school, that should give you a general idea.
You might also consider other schools in TN, IIRC Vandy is ranked pretty well.
best of luck
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:12:21 PM »
Aren't earplugs not allowed on the LSAT?
Nope, no ear plugs allowed.
I think in my Kaplan course, only one person could ever finish on time and do well. For most people its not possible to finish on time while getting most questions right. As it worked out the same guy who always aced the LG section struggled with the RC section. Don't despair, if you can get 3 of the 4 games right you can still get mid 170's.
best of luck
I think its some of both. I'm the type that can study hard and usually think very logically and get great grades, but I'm not gifted with the fastest processor ever made. I started at at 160 on my initial practice tests, saw as low as 153 once and managed a 171 on the real thing. At that point, I had been studying very hard for a long time and feel I was up against my innate limit - my brain just can't do it any faster. Give me another hour and I suspect I'd have no problem getting every question right, but with the time alloted I just couldn't get though all the questions in time. Anyway, based on my experience, it seems reasonable to expect about a max of a 10pt improvement from first attempt at a practice test to actual score. As always, your results may vary:)
best of luck
Mine went up by .06. I really haven't a clue how they normalize the GPA's, but I assume it has something to do with the perceived rigor of your courses and level of grade point inflation at your school. Just guessing though. For the record I went to a state school, majored in Economics, did one semester in the UK and in general took the hardest/most advanced courses I could for electives.
best of luck