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Law School Applications / Re: Transfer from Santa Clara to Hastings
« on: June 22, 2010, 02:33:44 AM »
I don't think it's going to be easy to come up with a range.  You can look at the yahoo group (transferapps, or something) and see if you can discern a pattern for those who UC Hastings accepts.

But, what I can tell you is that if you're top 10% at SCU, you'd have a VERY good shot at getting into UCLA.  If that's any indication, I'd say Hastings would also be a good shot.

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General Board / Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« on: April 28, 2010, 01:25:56 AM »
Yeah, I'll keep that in mind before my LLM. We all know how much spelling and grammer is graded on law exams, that's soooo important, idiot.  ::)

cant even find the "call of the question"..... should've gone to a real school and not one of those hooker training academies... :-\

I'm not exactly sure what the suggestion in the original post was.  Was it that even Stanford students are having trouble finding jobs and, as such, at least one had to resort to prostitution?

I'm with Nealric on this one.  This article is interesting reading but suggests nothing about the ability to get a job from Stanford.  It makes more sense to me that this person was attracted by the high-call girl lifestyle (maybe it was the lots of money and few hours worked, who knows).

Again you prove to be clear with your thoughts.  I suggest you take some writing courses before law school.  They may be pretty useful.

And now you just prove that you need to improve in reading comprehension.  All I said was that you should take some writing courses because you need to improve your clarity when you write.  I didn't say take the courses to improve your grammar or anything of the sort.  I do believe that clarity is essential skill when taking a law school exam.

  It's not entirely obvious what you're trying to say.  For example, in your first post, you seemed to be making an assertion that even Stanford law students were hurting so much in this economy because one student had to resort to prostitution.

I responded that, while the article is an entertaining read, we can't really draw many conclusions about the state of employment coming from Stanford (or as you call them "Ivy" league schools).  You seemed to take offense to this comment.

I'm done commenting on this thread.  I apologize if I offended you with any of my comments.


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General Board / Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« on: April 27, 2010, 10:50:38 PM »
cant even find the "call of the question"..... should've gone to a real school and not one of those hooker training academies... :-\

I'm not exactly sure what the suggestion in the original post was.  Was it that even Stanford students are having trouble finding jobs and, as such, at least one had to resort to prostitution?

I'm with Nealric on this one.  This article is interesting reading but suggests nothing about the ability to get a job from Stanford.  It makes more sense to me that this person was attracted by the high-call girl lifestyle (maybe it was the lots of money and few hours worked, who knows).

Again you prove to be clear with your thoughts.  I suggest you take some writing courses before law school.  They may be pretty useful.

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General Board / Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« on: April 27, 2010, 05:07:29 PM »
I'm not exactly sure what the suggestion in the original post was.  Was it that even Stanford students are having trouble finding jobs and, as such, at least one had to resort to prostitution?

I'm with Nealric on this one.  This article is interesting reading but suggests nothing about the ability to get a job from Stanford.  It makes more sense to me that this person was attracted by the high-call girl lifestyle (maybe it was the lots of money and few hours worked, who knows).

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Transferring / Re: Transfer to....?
« on: February 11, 2010, 05:57:58 PM »
I am a bit suprised since my school only goes to an A(4.0) but I have to ask, what school are you at now, and if you have that GPA why waste it by transfering? You do know that GPA dies in a transfer right, only credits move and the GPA starts over again. In theory your above A grades wouldnt mean jack if you transfer and then bomb a class, you'd still end up on academic probation. Why risk it?

2 A+

If you do equally as well this semester, you'd have a shot at YHS.  I think Georgetown accepts applications prior to second semester grades, but not sure about other top schools.  You should focus on killing this semester like last semesters and have fun at Yale next year.

I know that but everyone I know and care about is in another city, as are better schools...advice?

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L.L.M. Board / Re: LLM in Bankruptcy at St. Johns
« on: February 02, 2010, 12:29:00 PM »
I don't know about this LLM in particular, but here are my thoughts when considering this type of course.

What would your purpose be in getting this LLM?  Would it be to simply learn bankruptcy?  Would it be to try and getter "better" job opportunities?  I would then assess whether the LLM would actually help reach your goals.  If you don't have the credentials to get into a big firm before getting the LLM, I'd venture to say that you don't have the credentials to get into a big firm even after the LLM (of course, that may not be your goal at all).

Also, look at others in that field, do they have LLMs?  This isn't scientific by any means, but look at the top professionals practicing bankruptcy -- how did they get there?

Additionally balance the costs and missed opportunity costs with the expected benefit.  I know a ton of LLM tax students overestimate the value an LLM will add to their J.D.  You're giving up at least a year's worth of potential salary/real world experience for this degree, will it be worth it?

Other than these questions, I don't have anything of substance to say.  I just wanted to help provide a framework where you could get started thinking about the issues of getting an LLM.

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Law School Applications / Re: Too Early??
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:26:19 AM »
You're way behind in the application cycle this year.  You can apply now or later, I don't think it'll make much difference considering most (if not all) schools won't look at your application until there's an LSAT score.  But, you're seriously lessening your chances by applying this late anyway, and you may even be rushing to take the LSAT.  It might be better to take your time with the LSAT and apply next cycle when you have everything in order.

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Law School Applications / Re: Am I required to submit all transcripts?
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:24:28 AM »
Ask your indivigual school, but my guess is yes. Most do. Especially if its a decent amount of your credits.

This really isn't about individual schools.  This about LSAC's policies; so if you're going to talk to anyone, it should be LSAC.  They have guidelines on their website, but as a general rule, classes that you've taken at a college/university/community college prior to receiving an undergraduate degree are to be sent to LSAC.  I know that people who took classes at a community college in high school had to send their grades in.

But, if you're going to call anyone, it should be LSAC.

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Law School Applications / Re: Am I required to submit all transcripts?
« on: January 26, 2010, 10:30:00 AM »
Yes.

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