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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 28, 2008, 09:32:09 AM »
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 *&^%

Incoming 1Ls / Re: So what's my average day/week going to look like?
« on: July 27, 2008, 04:34:14 PM »
I was looking at some of the first week assignments for those classes from the summer term.  Most of them were between 30-60 pages requiring notes and case reviews or briefs.  Is 40 hours realistically what I am likely to spend reading and working on those kinds of assignments for those classes?  I'm trying not to sound afraid of the work load, though it is intimidating to me, but I'm really concerned about how much time I can give to my family during that span.  I'm a fairly quick study I think and I have a lot of friends/colleagues who are practicing attorneys that have offered to help me.  I guess what I'm asking is can you balance the demands of law school, even part-time programs, against the role of a new husband/father, even though your fiance/wife is very supportive of this endeavor?  Any advice from anyone who has done this is greatly appreciated.

I'm not in a position to give you any helpful advice, but I simply want to wish you the best of luck. As a former teacher myself, I appreciate your desire to become a lawyer, and I appreciate the time you're putting into researching whether law school will fit with a wife and a kid. Keep your chin up, read these boards with a gallon of salt, and good luck.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Wyoming Law School
« on: July 24, 2008, 04:05:46 PM »
Hmmmmm.....well, LSAC's GPA/LSAT calculator suggested you had about a 20% chance of getting into Denver, and just slightly higher (30-35%) chances of getting into Wyoming. So it'll be tough, but you have a fighting chance.

Law School Admissions / Re: Double Major
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:24:02 PM »
Thanks for the help, hopefully I can keep the numbers up.

Word. Good luck. Keep us posted.

Transferring / Re: A diff. reason to transfer,
« on: July 18, 2008, 10:42:18 PM »
chances are if you are transferring you did really well your first year anyway, right? So if you bombed out bad enough that you want to reset your grades, how are you going to transfer anwhere anyway?

Lateral transfer. The objective is gpa reset.

Law School Admissions / Re: Double Major
« on: July 18, 2008, 10:36:22 PM »
BA Political Science and BS Economics here. It really doesn't make that much of a difference. It only really matters if you're a borderline applicant. If not, it really isn't that special. I always tell college kids that it's worth more to do better in school with one degree, than to graduate with two degrees with a hit on your gpa.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:49:04 PM »

1. Where are you from?

2.  Where do you want to work?

3. What do you want to do with your law degree?

4. What is your pre-law experience?

5. Social security number

6. How old are you?

Just kidding. Ha! But anyways, theor's questions will allow us to give you better and more accurate advice.

Also, you seemed unsure about exactly what it means to take out $xy in loans. You should check out FinAid's Loan Calculator and plug in some numbers...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Franklin Pierce law center
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:44:07 PM »
well i just graduated this spring but i worked for an engineering firm while i went to school full time. Had 4 internships with 3 different companies, and i am now working for a different company doing engineering and design work full time.

i studied for about a month, really didn't start hitting it hard until the last 2 weeks before the test in June. scores started at low 140's then increased steadily. I never had the philosophy type courses that prepare your mind for the type of thinking required on the LSAT, so this test was definately a challenge to say the least.

I REALLY think you should think about trying again on the LSAT. I know you don't want to hear it, but I think you should consider it. Perhaps even an evening LSAT prep course a few days a week. I don't know, it just seems like you could up your score big time if you put in enough time to prepare for it, and a prep course is sometimes a little more helpful for people who work.

I think advice on how to make desks (and pimp them out with crown molding and such) out of common stuff like doors and file cabinets really needs its own thread...


Thirded. I'm seriously gonna stop by Home Depot and do some of this stuff when I start school in a few weeks! Haha! Awesome awesome.

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