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I wworked as a leagl aid/admin. assist. in an insurance defense firm for a very brief period; it completely turned me off of the concept of law school for a while. Soul-LESS...

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well, looks like all of us will just have to study our asses off, won't we?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's Taking Forever?
« on: March 05, 2007, 06:41:46 PM »
I applied to St. John's in late January and am still waiting...my LSAT is four points below the median, but at the median for PT.

As for my GPA, I have a 3.6 in a recent 2nd degree program...My first GPA from seven yrs ago was a pitiful 2.1, but I'm hoping that they notice the whole "older, wiser, accomplished career" thing.  Good luck to all.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Albany vs. Pace vs. Syracuse
« on: March 05, 2007, 06:35:21 PM »
I just got accepted to Albany as well, and visited their open house on 3/4.  My thoughts:

Pro:

1. Proximity to government and state courts a big plus.  Good lawyering/clinical programs.
2. the TOWN of Albany is not too expensive, in terms of rent.
3. Career services says 1/3 of recent grads found work in NYC
4. Bar Passage up to 88%; class size down from 800 to 670.
5. Very friendly faculty and student body.

Con:

1. $$$$! The school is 37K as of 07-08...with living expenses, you're talking about 50K a year.
2. Assuming you WANT to prac. in NYC, you should be way up in your class rank.
3. I come from Providence, which has way more to do (then again, if you tend to be distracted easily, a semi-boring town might be the best thing that ever happened to your GPA).
4. No real campus to speak of.  I was afraid to ask if there was even a gym (maybe law students are able to use SUNY's).

So that's my two cents thus far... Would I go there? Sure, but I wanna see what if I get into Rutgers Newark or St. John's first.  With a 155 LSAT, I think I only have a shot at the PT program for those two.  Any thoughts on the relative ease/lack thereof of transferring up to FT?


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I would like to see Albany move to the top 100, since their bar pass rate shot up to 88% this year.  Plus, I was accepted there ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I'm not getting in anywhere
« on: February 28, 2007, 09:24:00 AM »
Let us know when you get in somewhere man.

Thanks for your faith...I'm finally in at Albany Law School!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I'm not getting in anyhwere
« on: February 25, 2007, 10:33:48 AM »
Don't lose hope, it's only Feb., you still got some time to go.  If you have the time and money, your chances may increase if you visit the schools in-person and speak with some of the important decision making people to emphasize your background, etc.  Because honestly, they only have about 10-20 minutes to read your application and they may not fully grasp your valuable work experiences. That's my two cents.

Wouldn't that just annoy them?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I'm not getting in anyhwere
« on: February 24, 2007, 11:07:15 PM »
Man, i appreciate that very much...really.

That Deloggio lady told me otherwise, though...anyone?

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Choosing the Right Law School / I'm not getting in anyhwere
« on: February 24, 2007, 10:14:49 PM »
I've applied to ten schools

U. Wisconsin
Brooklyn
Loyola Chicago (rejected)
Depaul (rejected)
St. John's
Rutgers Newark
John Marshall
Albany
Suffolk
New York Law

I am 30.  I did terribly on my first degree (2.1) from 2000.  I went into the workforce, re-entered school in 2004 or a 2nd bachelor's degree in Poli Sci, have earned a 3.6, along with internships, community sevice, and work at a non-profit for an immigration attorney.

my lsat is 155.

Yet the more I'm told, schools simply don't care about who I am NOW.  They're just gonna look at who I was ten years ago, and base their decision on that.  I always regarded Albany, Sufolk, JMLS, and NYLS as safeties, but upon further reflection I don't think that I stand a chance at any of them.

I've indicated to all above schools that I'm willing to go PT if neccesary, but even then, i don't know.

I'm sending out last-minute apps to Pace, NESL, and RWU just to be sure I'll go somewhere...

THOUGHTS?!

It's too bad... I'd kill to attend Albany.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Lied on my Resume! please advise
« on: February 24, 2007, 10:01:02 AM »
All I know is that now I'm starting to think that I'll get denied from every single school...arrgh!  Well, Roger Williams takes apps until 4/15...

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