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Have you taken the LSAT yet?  Find out where you are scoring before you 'decide' where you are going to go to law school. 

As for CLEO, I have a friend that is a CPA that just did it...  Needless to say, CPAs are not low income qualifiers.  Especially when they work for Ernst & Young.  He loved the CLEO program, and ended up #3 in his class.  He now has several offers from T30 schools.

Law School Admissions / Re: Being refused a withdrawal
« on: July 24, 2007, 12:14:15 AM »
Uh... Consult an attorney if you have one.  Read over the material and see what the penalty is if they do decide to report you.  What kind of offer made you leave a T14 on the table?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: The Best 4th tier school
« on: July 23, 2007, 01:45:11 PM »
LOL Duly noted.

Me cago en la Cooley leche!  Y tambien en la leche de Linda Ronstadt!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Belgium
« on: July 23, 2007, 01:37:39 PM »
Meh.  The stresses of transportation can really poo up a beer too.

The Heineken I tasted in Holland, was nothing like the crap they send over here. 

Unless you have traveled the European countryside and popped into a few of their local microbrews, you will never know how their beer compares to IPAs. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: The Best 4th tier school
« on: July 23, 2007, 01:07:06 PM »
They are listed on LSAC, so they are definitely ABA.  If I were fluent in Spanish, I  would rather go to one of the Puerto Rican schools, than Cooley...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Belgium
« on: July 23, 2007, 01:04:33 PM »
But their beer is so good... oh Gouden Carlous, say it ain't so!

American ales are better.  HTH


no chance.  a quality American microbrewed IPA pwns some trappist BS any day of the week


So you are compairing the quality of a small microbrew to an internationally distributed, large scale European brewery?  Sounds like apples to oranges.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: The Best 4th tier school
« on: July 23, 2007, 11:12:28 AM »
Aren't the three law schools in Puerto Rico (Catholic, Inter-American, and Univ of Puerto Rico) not ranked at all by US News?  So they can't be lumped into any tier.  Or does this then make them a T4 by default?

A few reasons to reapply.

1) Law school is extremely competitive.  Don't assume that you will be do well enough to transfer.  You should go to a school that you actually want to graduate from.  If you happen to do well enough to transfer, fantastic.  It is extremely difficult to do well enough to land yourself in the top 1/4 of the class and have a significant chance at transferring.

2) Doing well is no guarantee that you will be able to transfer.  A friend of mine is at Cooley.  They are in the top 5% of their class.  So far, they have been rejected from Hastings, U of M, UCLA, and Wash U. St. Louis (a VERY transfer friendly school).  The only acceptance she has received is from Michigan State.  Being top 5% requires a huge effort, and if the only reward for that effort is a T4 to T3 transfer, then the investment/risk is huge for a small payoff.  Not saying this is what will happen to you, but there is certainly a possibility that it could happen to you, even if you are at the top of your class. 

3) Studying/retaking the LSAT is a lot less work that 2 semesters of law school + all the work it requires to send out transfer applications, statements of interest in those schools, letters of rec from current profs, etc.  Basically, either way you go, you will be reapplying.  The difference is, you will have less stress if you simply retake the LSAT because you won't have the burden of students loans, class, and cut-throat competition to worry about. 

4) Appalachian School of Law does not have a good reputation.  The only thing most people know about this school is this that there was a horrible shooting on campus a few years ago.

My advice is that unless they offered you a major scholarship, thus reducing the risk of long term debt without significant job opportunities, you should retake the LSAT.  Even a marginal increase of 5 points could put you into the T2 range where you can have a higher job placement opportunity and better environment. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: July 20, 2007, 04:28:13 PM »
With the added stress and demands of law school, you should absolutely continue to workout.  1 hour - 45 minutes 4 or 5 times a week isn't that hard to squeeze in. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What Lsat score do I need?
« on: July 20, 2007, 04:15:23 PM »
You probably already looked at the stats from, but just in case...

3.25 - 3.49 GPA Range w/ 165 - 169 LSAT range = 78 admissions out of 190

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