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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: The Best 4th tier school
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:12:28 PM »
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?

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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.  http://timlambert.org/guns/appalachian/nd/tackle/165.html

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. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: July 20, 2007, 07:28:13 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. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What Lsat score do I need?
« on: July 20, 2007, 07:15:23 PM »
You probably already looked at the stats from LSAC.org, but just in case...

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


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: ION, ETA.
« on: July 20, 2007, 06:55:55 PM »
SFLSD: Scrabble makes us lick chode.


I thought your father made you do that  :-\

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Job prospects in the T14
« on: July 18, 2007, 06:23:24 PM »
True dat!

::runs and hides his stash::

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Job prospects in the T14
« on: July 18, 2007, 05:43:46 PM »
Well I see what you are saying, but they both worked in criminal prosecution, and I was providing you with an example of two people who chose that career.  They eventually came over to the Dark Side, but they paid their dues with years of public service to the US Gov't.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Job prospects in the T14
« on: July 18, 2007, 04:30:00 PM »
I work at Jones Day, Los Angeles.  Look at these two guys in our office who both came over from the US Attorneys office...  They def. don't fit your profile of bottom 1/3 slackers.  Your kinda talking out your @ss.  The partner was a clerk for Sandra Day O'Connor.  I would imagine that would lateral you in fairly high in the BigLaw ballgame, but he took that experience and went to work for the US Gov't.  Hersham was a Berkley/Yale grad who went to the US Attorneys office.

http://www.jonesday.com/bhershman/
http://www.jonesday.com/bhoffstadt/

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Wii,

Let's get back on topic here.  Tell me why Loyola (LA) is a TTT.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Ron Mexico indicted!
« on: July 18, 2007, 12:04:21 AM »
Vick likes to use that alias when he is checking into hotels.  I think it was revealed when he was sued for knowingly infecting a woman/women with herpes.  Here is the Wikipedia info re Ron Mexico...

Ron Mexico lawsuit

In March 2005 a woman named Sonya Elliott filed a civil lawsuit against Vick alleging she contracted genital herpes from Vick and that he failed to inform her that he had the disease.[13] Elliot further alleged that Vick had visited clinics under the alias "Ron Mexico" to get treatments and thus he knew of his condition. This led to a deluge of fans ordering customized #7 Atlanta Falcons jerseys on NFLShop.com with the name "Mexico" on the back.[14] Due to the media interest surrounding the case, the National Football League disallowed the use of the jersey/name combination two days after the lawsuit. On April 24, 2006 Vick's attorney revealed that the lawsuit had settled out of court with a undisclosed settlement.[15]

Video game developer Midway Games has alluded to Vick and his Ron Mexico alter-ego in their 2006 title, Blitz: The League. Due to Midway's loss of the National Football League license (EA Sports now has exclusive NFL licensing), all teams and players in the game are fictitious. However, the "Washington Redhawks"' star quarterback is a mobile, left-handed passer named "Mike Mexico."


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