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Current Law Students / Re: This is not the pre-law board
« on: March 17, 2007, 09:01:56 PM »
Please direct all of your questions about the application process or "life in law school" to the "Pre-Law" discussion board.

You'll find a helpful link on the left side of the page at the top.

Some of us who are actually IN law school like to read the funny comments during class that are often born out of topics involving personal vendettas, name-calling, etc.  If you want help on where you'll likely get in with your bad GPA, etc., you will find great assistance on the pre-law side of the board or at other websites. 

Either way, just as you aren't allowed to go into the women's bathroom if you are a man, if you are not a law student, you should not be in the law student board.  Capice?

As one of those pesky 0L students who has posted on this website, has it occurred to you that we might actually want the advice of someone who is already in law school?  I think you should feel proud, because you made it this far and it is obvious that you are fully enjoying it.  Maybe we should set up an additional slot that is specifically for pre-law students where only law students and graduates could answer.  Until then, as one of those very annoying 0L students, thank you to those of you who actually respond to our questions!!

Current Law Students / Re: Wayne (50% tuition) v. MSU (Full ride)
« on: March 12, 2007, 10:10:53 PM »
Hey Molaw,

Those are some interesting numbers.  I have to question the 2.94 GPA average if 30% lose their scholarships since at least the college merit scholars need only a 3.0GPA.  However, it seems the king scholars need to maintain a 3.3 GPA.  Anyway, did you get a free computer this weekend from MSU?  I wonder what kind it is anyway.  Thanks again for the info.  Have you decided?

Job Search / Re: I got the public interest job I wanted!
« on: March 04, 2007, 08:41:02 AM »
Congratulations, I am excited for you!

Current Law Students / What to do the summer before law school?
« on: March 03, 2007, 07:07:47 PM »
Should one prepare in any sort of way for law school the summer before?  Is there any books that would be helpful to prepare?  Should one start looking at any of the substantive materials?  Did prepping help anyone do well there first year?  Does anyone think that one should just relax?  I appreciate any and all opinions and what worked and what didn't.

Current Law Students / Re: curves? i dont get it.
« on: March 02, 2007, 09:06:21 AM »
There are so many comparisons between Cooley and Harvard on this board that it makes me sick.  Maybe a better comparison would be between Cooley and Stanford because we know Cooley is in fact better!!  Of course this is determined by going to Cooley's website and look at their rankings.  If that is not a credible source then I feel nothing is!!  Therefore, Top 75% at Cooley is probably only slightly better than top 10% or so at Stanford!! Don't take my word, independent researchers who work for Cooley did the stats.

Current Law Students / Re: Wayne (50% tuition) v. MSU (Full ride)
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:40:40 PM »
I think Wayne is better from everything I hear as well.

Current Law Students / Keeping Scholarships (MSU)
« on: February 26, 2007, 08:33:33 PM »
How hard would it be to get a 3.0 GPA and maintain it at Michigan State University? I know many schools differ, but if anyone could tell me that I would greatly appreciate it!

Current Law Students / Which school is best?
« on: February 25, 2007, 09:34:55 PM »
Which of these four schools would be the best to go to?  Assuming someone wants to have a school with a good reputation that might go beyond the region, which would you select?

Job Search / Re: I got the public interest job I wanted!
« on: February 25, 2007, 06:25:37 PM »
That is great to hear.  What kind of job did you get?

Current Law Students / Re: Wayne (50% tuition) v. MSU (Full ride)
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:34:42 AM »
I would take the full ride at MSU. No debt is much better ;D and whether you are looking to practice outside the state of Mi or inside the state I think that you will get more bang for your buck at MSU. I am in my second semester at Cooley (top 25% of my class) and have talked to a lot of attorneys here in Michigan - many, believe it or not, had rather hire a Cooley grad than one from U of Michigan (no laughs, I'm quite serious). In terms of state reputation Wayne runs behind MSU and Cooley.
Hope that helps!

Thanks for all the great advice, if anyone else has insight feel free to send it to me.  I like the NALP school list, it is very helpful.  Also, you have to be kidding about someone preferring Cooley over UofM!! Are they Cooley graduates?

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