« on: July 17, 2008, 12:22:04 AM »
Unfortunatly can't re-take.
Are you sure? A retake could be worth it...
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Congrats....going from T3 to T20 is quite an accomplishment. Once you crack the Top 25, really, you're in a whole new ball game. Well done.
As far as your chances at Duke, etc....Click the link to my blog...I think it's the second post from the top about transferring. There's a link in there to a website that gives you a rough idea of what class rank you need to transfer into xyz school. I'm sure you'll find it helpful.
« on: July 17, 2008, 12:16:06 AM »
Law School Applications / Re: Can someone post that website for the career prospects to all the law school« on: July 17, 2008, 12:15:15 AM »
Not sure if this is what you're looking for...
It depends entirely on your desired practice. I'm in IP and my firm is really trying to build our Mandarin-speaking contingent. Our Korean practice is also growing. My own knowledge of German and French has gotten me plum assignments on projects for European clients.
Yes, this is the best advice.
If you want to work international law in business, I'd say French, Mandarin, and Arabic are the hot languages. There are tons of companies trying to do business in places especially these places like China and the Middle East, so that would be a great place to specialize. Spanish probably wouldn't be as helpful, unless you're interesting in international business in Spanish-speaking countries, although if you're interested in doing family law in SoCal, then Spanish would also be the language to learn. Again, it all depends on where you want to go in life.
« on: July 16, 2008, 11:53:52 PM »
yeah, i don't think they can rescind your scholarship and apply back tuition if you transfer, unless you sign some non-unconscionable fine print.
Wow...well then, you should DEFINITELY find out the details for sure before you commit. Like I said, my scholly made clear I could transfer without having to owe anything back. I guess other schools don't work like that. Wow, pretty interesting stuff.
retake the LSAT if you can. You'd be a shoe-in at a real IP school like Santa Clara with something 5 points higher.
I agree with Aspen. Tell us about your LSAT experience. How were you testing in your practice exams? How much did you study? Where are you currently career wise? (do you work full-time, etc)
« on: July 16, 2008, 11:48:49 PM »
With your situation, here's what comes to my mind. Family law generally pays less, no? So debt is a big deal. Calculate exactly how much you'll be in debt after 3 years, and take a look. That should play a big role in your decision. Hofstra is pretty darn expensive ($37k/yr) for T3 school, and being in New York, living expenses will be higher. I will say that I don't think there's much of a difference in these schools when it comes to post grad career options...Hofstra being T3 versus Widener being a T4 doesn't mean Hofstra is leaps and bounds ahead. However, you mentioned you want to practice in NY/NJ. Advantage Hofstra. Then again, Widener isn't that far from that area. Perhaps you could find out where Widener places their grads. Apparently, the majority of them (80%) don't stay in Delaware.
Keep us posted! Good luck.
« on: July 16, 2008, 11:34:51 PM »
Just out of curiosity, what happens if someone has a scholarship to a lower tier school but transfers to another law school? Are scholarships generally unconditional in the sense that the student owes nothing for the first year if he/she decides to transfer?
That sounds so evil. Haha! But anyways, the fine print from the scholarship I was offered said you can transfer and you won't owe anything back or anything like that for the time you were there. But it's a good thing to ask.
« on: July 16, 2008, 11:19:19 PM »
Oh man that desk is amazing!! Haha!! Do you pleeease have a bigger picture?