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Law School Applications / Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« on: October 05, 2007, 03:05:32 PM »
Yes, you have a good chance at some pretty decent top 100 schools.

Keep in mind that your LSAT matters far more than your GPA, which is good for you (and me  :D )

You're looking at Cali, there are some good schools in your region you should apply to:

School, 25/75 LSAT

34. UC-Davis, 160-164
36. UC-Hastings, 159-164
51. Arizona State, 155-162
66. Loyola Law School, 159-163
66. Pepperdine, 156-163
82. University of Oregon, 157-161

There are a few more, like San Diego and Pacific that you might want to apply to as well.  With an addendum to explain your GPA and a good PS, UC-Davis and UC-Hastings aren't out of your range by any means, and Oregon is a great (somewhat underrated) school that you could definitely have a better than average shot at.

I'm totally with you on the low GPA, but you'll be alright. will lay it down.

Some schools will be more of sticklers about the GPA and others won't care as long as you have the LSAT score they want (e.g. look at U of O vs. USD, respectively).  Get at least in the mid 160's though for sure...

Personal Statement / Re: Would love some critism on my PS!
« on: September 30, 2007, 12:34:43 AM »
send over if you want...

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Iowa overrated?
« on: September 23, 2007, 06:03:28 PM »
with your #'s you may wanna apply there...

Nothing to suggest you shouldn't on the basis of it being overrated. Even if it's overrated, you can use it to your advantage.

Chicago's the closest market: I'm not sure what the OCI cutoffs are for Iowa compared to UIUC and then to DePaul, Loyola, Kent, etc. but that is probably the best baseline to show you how highly valued the school is, in spite of the rankings... 

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Soon 2b 1L anxiety
« on: August 14, 2007, 05:05:31 PM »
law dictionary

Westlaw has Black's online for free.

coincidentally, the bookstore said "no refunds" for Black's when I bought it.  >:(

At least there's EBAY.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Loyola Chicago 2010
« on: August 13, 2007, 04:50:01 PM »
I dunno i got what they told me, they say the old editions will go to minimal market value when the new ones come out...ask someone at Beck's maybe -- one of the girls there told me something in general about how they change stuff on editions -- bottom line for me was i wasn't about to gamble on the older text - even if the whole system is a ripoff.

is this civpro? Or torts? I forget of the top of my head...

can "midlaw" = a smaller branch of a firm that is "biglaw" in another city?? I am almost certain that's at least part of it.  As a what proportion of it is like that, I haven't the slightest idea.

re: the topic I've gone over worst case scenario analysis -- I'll make it, I am just flipping out w/ anxiety for my own good health.  C'mon everyone's doing it...

I had a slave job (actually fairly fun at that) at a big firm and that got me going on law... Whenever I had the chance, I pulled out the LSAT book... I'd be commuting on the train and I'd always be dozing off in the middle of questions. (I could really do it in my sleep huhuhuh...  :P)

Honestly though I like to think I could have done better but on the same token the job had me pretty discliplined to begin with and that may have helped. Just gotta suck it up.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: T4 Unemployment Line?
« on: August 09, 2007, 09:59:18 AM »
LawDad: Your daughter is not the rule. is just as likely as being the next LawDaughter.

Well, I'd talk to LawDad's daughter before talking to a bitter job-seeker who has adopted a loser mentality. It's good to have a grasp on reality and a healthy respect for the dangers/risks out there, but as with anything, the better advice will come from those that have had success. Like another poster had said on this board, to lose weight you don't go asking advice from some 600 lb dude do you?

One thing we have on most countries is our devotion to social diversity.  While we're far from perfect, "isms" are social mores here.  I'm inclined to think that discrimination on the basis of race, religion, etc. is actually a well-accepted part of many other countries' existences - it's just a given.  At least we're countering history with a strong effort to stamp out social problems.

And we're polite and diplomatic (for the most part) to visitors from other countries, even the other "fron-runners" in Europe -- in spite of whatever mixed welcomes we might recieve in france, italy, etc...

btw op thanks for the one-sided msg disguised as a question which leads to open discussion --- vaguely resembles the efforts of the US media  >:(

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Loyola Chicago 2010
« on: August 08, 2007, 05:24:59 PM »
just what i needed, a good swift kick in the pants. I'm off to clean my room and get it together.

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