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Recommendations / Re: Employer LOR example.
« on: November 16, 2004, 11:02:18 AM »
"How to get into the top law schools" has an in-depth LOR example from an employer.

Law School Applications / Re: cover letters?
« on: November 16, 2004, 10:59:58 AM »
why did you submit a cover letter?  I've never heard of anyone submitting a CL with their app... probably can't hurt though.

Acceptances / Re: I got my first acceptance letter!!!
« on: November 16, 2004, 10:49:05 AM »
I never checked (or knew about) my online status.  Got the acceptance letter on Oct. 27.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Why is Cooley Bad?
« on: November 16, 2004, 04:48:10 AM »
For sure. This is how to become the best law school in the US by the Cooley ranking standards:

1. Cut out all unneeded junk, such as professors who graduated from non-T.T.T.s. This will free up resources to buy chairs and other critical components.

2. Admit EVERYONE. Literally EVERYONE. This way you become "big," which of course is very important to rankings. It is much better to have 900 students with 2.0's and 140's than 250 students with 3.7's and 165's. Bigger is better- your JD diploma will now say "Super Sized," right above "Unemployable."

3. Buy lots of chairs for the library. Send Coolies out to garage sales all over the country, pillage the Home Depot, whatever. JUST GET THOSE GODDAMNED CHAIRS IN THE LIBRARY! As a general rule, there should be 3 chairs per student. 900 students = 2700 chairs. This will be Yale's downfall.

4. Rent lots of those metal trailer-on-wheels classrooms that T.T.T. high schools use. This will increase the square footage of the law school, which is much more important than bar passage rates and employment stats. Remember, bigger is better- and you had better get used to this concept because all you're going to be doing after you graduate is asking, "Would you like it Biggie Size?"

5. Publish your own rankings, but make sure they seem credible. "Hmmm, Stanford and Yale are T.T.T.s, nobody will notice if we rank ourselves higher than them."

I can see the Cooley Ranking Team: "Well, Yale has an amazing student body and great employment statistics....but we have MORE CHAIRS! That's right, we HAVE MORE CHAIRS! Put Yale several spots beneath us."

What's next, who has more toilets? Who has more condom dispensers in the bathroom? At Cooley you'll need lots of both, as you attend the most festering of all third tier toilets and your future is about to get f_cked.

HTFH Coolies.

that's funny stuff

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Why is Cooley Bad?
« on: November 16, 2004, 01:58:35 AM »
this is hilarious.... I can't believe cooley has their own ranking scheme that shows them in the top 30.... any law school can come up with a ranking system that shows them as a top school...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sorry everybody
« on: November 15, 2004, 11:29:55 AM »
I definitly don't believe there to be a correlation between slavery and red states.  When you really think about this one, it just doesn't make any sense.  First of all, Republicans do not condone slavery.  This is a no brainer, but needs to be said.  Second, even in Mass., Bush received something like 40% of the vote.  Our nation is not divided into red and blue states, this is a product of the media.  Pennsylvania, Ohio, and many other states were won by a handful of votes.  What does this tell us?  It says that almost every state in the nation has a large proportion of both Republicans and Democrats.  A "blue" state could easily become "red" and vice versa.  The whole thing is ridiculous if you ask me. 

I agree..... great point. The media sometimes make it sound like a red state is 95% republican, and vice versa.... paints a false picture of things.

Law School Rankings / Re: What does HTH mean????
« on: November 15, 2004, 10:52:50 AM »
Actually, I'm right on target.


Law School Rankings / Re: What does HTH mean????
« on: November 15, 2004, 10:50:04 AM »
I've learned that HTH has various meanings, so you'll have to figure out my meaning of HTH in the last post.


Law School Rankings / Re: What does HTH mean????
« on: November 15, 2004, 10:47:44 AM »


Where should I go next fall? / Re: List of Schools that don't have a fee
« on: November 14, 2004, 11:43:56 PM »
There's a difference between what the schools call "applying online" and applying online via LSACD.  The schools that will waive your app. fee if you "apply online" mean you have to apply online using their own website, not LSACD (even if you use "LSACD on the web").

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