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Go to the school. Visit it. Talk to the administration. Meet with a professor. Talk to the students. Compare the fields of law you're interested in, and see how many of their grads go into those fields...you can find this info by looking up stats, talking to alum, talking to the career services office, etc.

Do this, and you'll know if you're "comfortable" with that school.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: Having Law Degree from Foreign Degree but LLM from US.
« on: December 18, 2008, 03:39:02 PM »
I know several lawyers how have JDs from abroad (LLB) and an LLM from the United States. No big deal.

But what is your plan? You say you want to go back to Pakistan to get your LLB, and then come to the United States for the LLM. First, do you have the money for all that lengthy education? Second, why do you want an LLM, and why will a LLB not suffice for now? Third, are you ok with not working for several years when you're working on those two degrees? Fourth, have you considered getting your LLB, working for a few years, and then going to get your LLM? Why the rush?

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Personal Statement / Re: Quick Question
« on: December 18, 2008, 03:29:55 PM »
I don't think its a huge deal, but I would probably try to fit in the school's name.

Is it a 2-page limit? Couldn't you mess with the margins? Font size from 12 to 11.5?

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Just a disclaimer: I am a T3 1L...

The OP asked whether going to a T3 school is "worth" it.

Asking whether something is "worth" it is a very relative question.

Ask yourself...how much will it cost to go to that school?

Ask yourself...how much benefit will you receive from going to that school?

For cost, consider tuition, housing, scholarships, debt at graduation, and what you could be doing/earning for 3 years if you didn't go to law school (opportunity cost).

For benefit, consider where you will be in 3 years and what opportunities you will have then. Call up some alum and figure out where they work, how much they make, how many passed the bar, etc etc...

Balance the two. Hopefully this gives you a starting point when you try to answer your question of whether its worth it.

Hope that helps. If not, lemme know  :)

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Texas Tech is an ok Texas law school. Lubbock is pretty "out there" geographically, but it's not a bad school at all if you're from Texas and you want to stay in Texas and practice in Texas. Probably a notch above South Texas but still below SMU, Houston, Baylor.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is the LSAC calculator accurate?
« on: August 27, 2008, 09:51:51 AM »
It's based off of empirical data, so yeah, it has some validity. I think the LSAC calculator is a pretty useful tool that should be used simply to give you a BALLPARK starting point of where to start when applying. If the calculator says you have a 0-5% chance of getting into that school, that should tell you something. However, it's a calculator, and it is based only off of GPA and LSAT. If you have incredible soft factors (I'm talking about working 10 years in an NGO), then it's different for you. Also, it's different if there's a great disparity between your GPA and LSAT (you have a super-high GPA but a low LSAT, or vice versa).

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Can I Get Back To Law School?
« on: August 27, 2008, 09:45:37 AM »
Well, like convicted said, you will likely have to submit transcripts from every institution you attended, even if you didn't graduate from there. But if you're asking whether dropping out after a semester in school will affect your "eligibility" to apply to law school, the answer is no. You should definitely put in a thoughtful addendum with your application.  Your grades from that first semester will be taken into consideration though.


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I have been on Linked In for years, and have really liked it.  The only thing is that you must be an ACTIVE user to get a benefit.  I actively search the site for profiles of people I meet at law school and add them.  I also keep my info up to date.  I have 150 connections, but it wasn't easy.  Resources like this are only useful if you actually work at them.

Good advice.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 28, 2008, 12:33:07 PM »
Weird, I wouldn't really consider South Korea one of our major trading partners in comparison to Canada, China, Mexico, etc.

Furthermore, the OP did not state "South Korea." Don't assume the OP meant either one.  ::) ::)

Are you stupid? Of the 195 countries in the entire world, South Korea is our 7th largest trading partner. South Korea isn't a "major trading partner"?? What the hell are kids smoking nowadays?? Holy poo

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