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Current Law Students / Should I drop out?
« on: June 23, 2008, 10:42:35 AM »
-My undergraduate major was "Political Science-Legal Studies" from a relatively unknown public school.
-My GPA there was a 2.74 (LSAT 167).
-I defualted to law school.

-I went to a T3 on a full scholarship. 
-I needed a 2.0 to keep it and got a 1.98. 
-I've got about 20K in debt.

-I don't have a backup plan.
-I don't have a plan even if I graduate from law school.
-I'd be damn near last in my class.

Job Search / Re: C student @ T3 ... what do I do?
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:42:02 PM »
2.08 GPA. 

I'll be keeping my full scholarship, but I can't/won't finish at the top of the class.  Someone has to finish bottom.  If there are any non-1L-wannabe-law-review posters with some pragmatic advice that'd be great. 

My "big idea" was to take the summer courses so I would be able to work DURING 2L and 3L.  I have no idea what kind of work, what it entails, or if it would pay.

As for study abroad, I'm not going over there.  I'd have to pay for classes.

Current Law Students / Should I drop out?
« on: January 25, 2008, 07:15:15 PM »
I'm at a T3.  I just got done with my first semester and I have about a 2.02 GPA.  My full-tuition scholarship is contingent on a 2.0.  I think I can graduate with less than 40K in debt but it looks like I'm on pace for the bottom 20%.

Honestly, what happens to the kids at the very bottom of T3s?   Ballpark salary?  Would I be better off as a fireman?

Job Search / C student @ T3 ... what do I do?
« on: January 24, 2008, 10:35:14 PM »
Luckily my full scholarship is contingent on a 2.0.  I'm thinking I should take 6 summer credits.  Paired with my winter class I would only have to take 12.5 credits a semester from here on out.

I fear my grades are always going to suck but I escaped undergrad with no debt by working lots of hours and I'd like to try to pull it off here too.

Should I be giving my time away?

Current Law Students / Re: Converting LEEWS to mp3..........
« on: July 22, 2007, 06:39:59 AM »
so i CAN or CAN'T put them on my ipod?

Current Law Students / Re: Druggie at Law School.....Pissed!
« on: June 11, 2007, 12:17:12 PM »
 You tried in high school?!  All that work for nothing.  This guy is coasting through life, but if it were a race, he'd be beating you.

You fail.

Transferring / Re: T3 $$$ to Wisco vs Indiana-Bloomington $ to Wisco
« on: April 04, 2007, 02:23:45 PM »
I visited and toured St. Thomas. 

I 100% intend to apply for both Navy and AF JAG during 1L.  If those don't work out, then upon graduation, it's army or coast gaurd.  If NONE of those work out, the backup plan is practicing SOMETHING in the twin cities.

For JAG, the interview is everything; if you get a recommendation, the board will select you.  School choice doesn't matter.

Transferring / Re: T3 $$$ to Wisco vs Indiana-Bloomington $ to Wisco
« on: April 03, 2007, 07:11:34 PM »
if you want to live in the twin cities, then i would go to UST.  there is a lot to be said for minimizing your debt.  besides UST has already defied expectations debuting at T3.  it is a solid school with an established alumni network in minneapolis (the business school has graduates in every major company there from multinationals like 3M, Cargill, Northwest, General Mills and Hormel to smaller companies like Honeywell).  its law graduates although fewer in number already work outside the midwest (although you have to assume your best bet is in the cities) and in the big firms in minneapolis (to include Whitney a Vault 100).  even if you don't make JAG i don't see why UST cannot lead to a fruitful career in a great city.  one word of caution...although i think your JAG aspirations are plausible i would not go around mentioning your goals to become a Colonel or flag officer, or the civilian payoff of reaching 0-6 and above in the military to the OSO or to your peers.  as a guy who just got out as an O-3 (Marine, pilot with a few JAG pals) the correct answer is always "i've always wanted to do what i can to help out my country".  careerism is the surest way to retiring as a bitter O-4

Why are you such a UST troll? I don't get it.

Advising someone to go to a new T3 over an established T1 borders on negligence.

My current line of thought suggests that location trumps USNews rank gross disparity.  The UI-B/StTThomas might not be sufficient.  Anyways, I'm debt phobic, and if I don't make JAG, I don't think I'd wanna do Big Law.

Transferring / Re: T3 $$$ to Wisco vs Indiana-Bloomington $ to Wisco
« on: April 02, 2007, 11:08:35 AM »
transfering isn't something I *expect*, but with in-state tuition, I gotta try.  I'm fairly certain that I'd like the twin cities if I don't make JAG, anyways.

Can you quantify the % increase in liklihood that Indiana gives me over St. Thomas?

Transferring / T3 $$$ to Wisco vs Indiana-Bloomington $ to Wisco
« on: March 28, 2007, 06:48:13 PM »
Transfer applicants are generally accepted only when they rank within the top 15% of their classes, depending on the quality of the law school from which they are applying. Enrollment pressures force a limit on the number of transfer applicants that can be accepted, generally ranging from 2-5 annually. The competitiveness in any given year depends on the overall quality of the applicant pool and available space. Preference is given to Wisconsin residents who apply for transfer on the basis of strong academic showing at another law school.

How much easier are we talking?  I'm from Wisconsin.  And I know it'll be tough either way.  And I know passing up the T1 for T3$$$ is inadvisable, but I have no big law aspirations.  JAG gives little weight to what school you attend, and the school I'm looking at is affiliated with both Navy and Air Force ROTC detachments.  Conveiniently, those are the branches that award JAG commissions before you've even completed 1L.

If I don't make it, I'd seriously consider dropping out with only 8K or so in debt. 

I know it's a risky move, I'm just trying to callibrate how risky.  Input please.

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