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Law School Applications / Re: All about TRANSFERRING! (after 1L year)
« on: April 11, 2008, 06:15:52 PM »
From what I have read, LLM in anything other than tax appears more as a resume padding device and usually will not confer the same opportunities/prestige as a JD from a top institution. 


I would have to disagree. I am sure that there is a paucity of hr directors at firms who look at an LLM as resume padding. The overwhelming majority probably welcome it. Additionally, the career office probably has a separate department within it to actively seek employers who don't display such a funky attitude towards llm's

just my opinion

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so is it contradictory

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Law School Applications / Re: All about TRANSFERRING! (after 1L year)
« on: April 11, 2008, 03:43:47 PM »
wouldn't the smarter move be to just focus on getting out and then going back for an LLM or SJD at a more prestigious school if thats what you really care about

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LOL Thats a good one

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Law School Applications / Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:55:33 PM »
e.g. In W & L Out at FSU; In at Columbia Out at Cornell; In at Vandy Out at GW

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO 2008 Summer Institute
« on: April 03, 2008, 04:12:00 PM »
Good looks on the Gtown joint. I am really glad to see folks sharing critical info

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Law School Applications / Re: Ask AdmissionsConsultants
« on: April 03, 2008, 09:40:23 AM »
Amy:

Your philanthropy does not go unappreciated. I received a couple unexpected rejections and am wondering where you stand/what your experience has been with writing appeal letters?? I know they are a shot in the dark, but is there even a remote chance they will be considered?

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Law School Applications / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:28:00 AM »
Here is a bombshell? Ready?

GPA and LSAT are not predictive of law school success.

Kids who come in on scholarships sometimes do worse than URMs under the median who got the last spot off the waitlist.

Conclusion: Gpa and LSAT not predictive
Reason: Sometimes people who LSAT and GPA predict would do better than another person in fact does worse.
Assumption: Predictive means 100% determinative.

Analogous argument:
The seasons arent predictive of temperatures because some days in spring it is colder than in winter.

I hope everyone sees just how asanine this argument is.

part of the argument's flaw is its lack of controls. Also consider that people with excellent grades and lsat go to schools that backstop students from flunking out. The lower a school is on the usnews totem poll the less likely they are to be generous with curves and care about students flunking out

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Law School Applications / Re: UNC -- Why they are slow
« on: March 28, 2008, 11:38:13 AM »
On the leaked US News, UNC has the worst employment stats in the top 60.

I am sorry I am just not convinced that George Mason places better than UNC. UNC has more national pull than GMU based on their name and what we have seen evidenced in the Ciolli study

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I don't buy the assumption that many seem to make: there is an indirect correlation between LSAT/GPA and attractiveness.  Where did this come from and how/why is it continually perpetuated?

I don't buy it either. The Economist (last fall, I believe) reported on a study that found a positive correlation between attractiveness and intelligence. Perhaps this correlation falls apart at the extreme upper end of intelligence?

Edit: Here's the article if you're interested:

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10311266

The article focuses on the relationship between success and beauty, but it mentions studies that have found a positive correlation between beauty and intelligence.

There are also studies that suggest a positive correlation between athletic ability and intelligence, but I am sure there are covert proponents of the bell curve that would argue against it on the internet and keep their holes closed in an open dialogue

I will agree that Univ of Miami, FSU, UF probably has the hotter chicks. I would also throw Univ of Houston and Howard in there for good measure

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