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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Franklin Pierce
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:27:41 PM »
just opinions of the school.. its 3rd tier,small,private, and in new england.. but beyond obvious stuff like that.. what do people think of it? im not necessarily looking at it for IP but might not be opposed to that area..

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Franklin Pierce
« on: March 19, 2008, 01:12:14 PM »
Hey, just wondering if anyone had any info on Franklin Pierce??

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« on: March 19, 2008, 01:09:23 PM »
Hey everyone...

I'm fairly new to the board but just had a question for you all... Does anyone know if LGBT applicants to Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall, or New York Law School are favored in ANY WAY??

With a 150/3.61 and applying part-time to all three of those schools, I'm afraid I have absolutely no shot... I got accepted into University of Tulsa already and the LGBT Group president contacted me personally as a result.

Any thoughts??

Hey Dennis,

Well, LSAC publishes a pretty decent pamphlet called "Out and In Information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Law School Applicants" it has ok info in the book and most importantly it has a list of all the US and Canadian law schools and whether or not they have openly lgbt faculty, and lgbt student group, lgbt specific classes, domestic partner benefits, and if the school considers lgbt applicants as a positive admissions factor. So, it has been a big help for me to see certain schools perspectives when applying.

I'm personally applying to NYLS in the fall and it says they have all of those things, and they consider being lgbt as a positive admissions factor. Rutgers-Newark has all of them as well, but Seton Hall has a student group, openly lgbt faculty, and lgbt specific courses but doesnt consider it a positive admissions factor.

Hope this helps a little, oh and the lgbt guide by lsac is downloadable from their website too or you should be able to request a paper one too. Good luck!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« on: March 18, 2008, 02:42:00 PM »
Hey everybody, love the humor around here its great! but i've got a little question for you all... heres my situation...

I'm applying to law school in the fall probably in septemper/early october and taking the lsat in june and a pre class in a few weeks. The thing is my gpa sucks 2.5-7 bc I transferred from a private college up in the northeast where I was doing well at to the south (yeah.. Mississippi!?!?) to be closer to my mom who was going through a divorce - nice for her, not the best decision for me- but I've got lots of internships and volunteer type experience and worked all through collge pt. I'm going to be applying to law schools in the boston area, nyc 1 or 2, and maybe american pt and district of columbia in dc, and im liking franklin pierce too. I want to go back to a more northern, urban, gay friendly area. I want to work in a smaller firm or maybe even public interest doing something to represent people.. not out to be some big corporate lawyer or anything lol.. but im going for 3rd tier and some 2nd tier schools mainly..hoping to be around 160 for the lsat. I've been active doing gay rights activiss stuff to around Mississippi on campus and the surrounding area and its a little receptive to it but its definitely still the deep south...

... cant wait to get out of the south lol!!

so any advice? Suggestions? thanks!

Law School Admissions / Re: Where to go...
« on: June 27, 2007, 07:31:50 AM »
How do I delete this?

Law School Admissions / Re: Where to go...
« on: June 26, 2007, 07:51:56 PM »
ok then, then thats the end of this one till a later date.

Law School Admissions / Re: Where to go...
« on: June 26, 2007, 07:43:43 PM »
Take LSAT. Get score. Then come back to us. Until then, yours is an unanswerable question.

lol, wow that was rather harsh.

Law School Admissions / Where to go...
« on: June 26, 2007, 07:16:36 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm now making up a reasonable list of places that Im likely to apply to..

I'm yet to take the lsat but likely to be in the low 160s.. gpa aprox 3.0/2.9 , and great LORs and extracurriculars... so probably looking at 2nd tier and 1st tier schools outside the top 20..

my preferences.. somewhere on the east coast, with public interest and/or media law focus, a joint masters in Public Administration too.. and I would like to either practice in NY or FL after graduation (I'm from FL).

So far I like Northeastern, Cardozo, Syracuse, and U of Miami... any suggestions??


Law School Admissions / Re: Media Law
« on: June 21, 2007, 08:19:08 PM »
another question for u all......

with my stats... like 3.0 and hopefully lsat in the low to mid 160s ..I'd like your take on what range of places I could rationally apply to?

Im guessing now.. tier 1 & 2, but how far into tier 1? I plan on applying to 8-10 places.. is applying to maybe 1 in the top 20 reasonable? what do ya think??


Any thoughts???

Law School Admissions / Re: Media Law
« on: June 18, 2007, 01:49:13 PM »
You might check out this website.  It lists like the top 10 law schools in the industry.

NYU, UCLA, and Vandy are the top 3 probably because of their locations but there are many other schools like Miami and Pepperdine that offer up to 12 classes specifically on Entertainment/Sports Law.  This obivoiusly isn't like a Major or Minor in undergraduate but you can basically "specialize" (become more familiar than many others) in the area by taking these classes and being around Professors who have worked in the industry.  Hope something from this post helps

Quite helpful!! thanks!

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