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Harsh, I went easy:)  It might be only not eye popping for law schools in general, but a 3.2 is downright miserable all but the end of the story for ivy schools.  A 140? forget it, better chance of winning the lotto.  Right or wrong, ivy schools are picky about numbers.

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General Board / Re: Quick MPRE Question
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:45:33 PM »
No, there's way more time than I could could possibly spend filling in the bubbles (and I'm not the fastest test taker in the world - I didn't quite finish one section on the lsat).  I think I triple-checked my work and still finished in an hour or so (you get about 2 hrs iirc).  I was no where near the first to finish.  My sample isn't normal though as I took the test at my school and due to school admission requirements most of us taking the test were pretty good testakers (there were folks not from my school there, but the % was heavily skewed).  Its also stupidly easy.  I studied for ~ 4 hours and scored 75% higher than necessary.  IIRC you pass if you know 25% of the answers and guess on the rest (double check the math, its been a while since I worked this out).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Student v. School
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:40:00 PM »
I'm pretty sure I spent about 250k+ to go to law school.  Some was loans, some was earnings, some savings.  I didn't live well at all.  Figure $50k/yr for tuition+ fees, 21,000/yr for a crappy, tiny apartment near school, $6k/yr for a crappy, tiny apartment near the summer job, $3k/yr for travel expenses (flying to interviews, going from school city to job city etc) and you are up to ~$80k x 3 = $240,000 before you buy any food, books, local transport, clothes, etc. 

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General Board / Re: What are your schools Required Courses?
« on: January 13, 2011, 02:27:14 PM »
Yeah most of the T14 only set the 1L courses and students take what best suits their needs after that. IIRC at HLS we had:
property
leg-reg
torts
civ pro
crim
legal writing
contracts
property
intl law  - chose 1 of several.

then of course professional responsibility (that's required by the ABA, so not really a school specific choice) and a writing requirement.

imho property is outdated and a waste of most people's time... I'd drop it from the required list.

I don't know of anyone who didn't take constitutional law/14th amendment and most students also take fed courts.

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You can apply, I'm sure they'll appreciate they fee. As a rule of thumb, with those numbers you won't have much of a shot at any law school most people have ever heard of.  I'd suggest re-taking the lsat.  Also, in the world of ivy schools, 3.2 isn't good. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Score Release Details (a question)
« on: January 06, 2011, 08:09:51 PM »
Mine was e-mailed at a seemingly random time one evening (before the date). 

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As I under stand it, and I'm not expert in the area, it would be difficult for a law student to do this work directly for you.  It is not a problem at all for the law student to do the work for your lawyer, under your lawyer's supervision.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Living expenses during law school
« on: January 06, 2011, 02:43:36 PM »
Student loans and scholarships are it really other than any income you may be able to contribute.  He'll be busy studying and such anyway, so you might as well put in some overtime or pick up a second job if you are able.

Student loans are generally easy to get and administered through the financial aid office of his law school.  They may not be as easy to repay though.

best of luck!

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I'm fairly certain the answer is no, but have no way of verifying for sure.

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: i'm a hot mess! please help!
« on: January 03, 2011, 10:18:43 AM »
Major really doesn't matter - enjoy college and get a perfect GPA.  You don't need to decide what sort of law you want to practice till law school at the earliest and even then you won't be locking in at all.  I doubt that any college major is favored over any other.  I did have friends who were music majors at HLS so at the very least it doesn't seem a tremendous hindrance.

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