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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC ... what do you think?
« on: December 07, 2007, 05:43:37 PM »
It does well in Chicago BigLaw, but probably doesn't do well elsewhere (mostly because of self-selection surely).

Tons of my friends go there for UG.  They love it.  Lots of bars. Lots of restaurants.  That being said, the bars are 19 years old and up, so you might feel like the old person there.  Also, as far as restaurants go, don't expect much other than your standard fare of Chili's, Chipotle, Noodles etc.

Still, its a great school if one is set on working in Chi.

i'm going to assume you don't go to an UG institution with a good college town. UI has an awful college town. it's about as boring as you can get at a Big Ten school.

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Law School Applications / grade trends
« on: December 06, 2007, 03:10:04 PM »
how much do schools look at grade trends when assessing a transcript? i did very poorly my first couple semesters, but have a very sharp upward trend.

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Recommendations / Re: Fax number
« on: December 06, 2007, 02:31:34 PM »
awesome. i had been trying to find that number. i had a prof that faxed a letter, but didn't want to look stupid by asking where he found that number. now i can give that to my other recommender (who seems to be flaking on me..this will give me an excuse to pester her).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Where do I stand?
« on: October 11, 2007, 08:57:33 PM »
Hey guys. Well, I just took the LSAT today, and felt a sense of disappointment immediately after leaving the testing area. I am thinking that- due to my new projected LSAT score, I have to reevaluate which Law Schools I would like to apply to. So here's my numbers...

School- Purdue University
Major- Political Science
Minor- Communications
GPA- 3.63
Major GPA- around 3.9 area
Projected LSAT Score- 155-160 area
- have taken many honors courses, and should graduate with honors
- belong to Pre Law Society/ Pi Sigma Alpha
- law firm internship

I know it is always hard to tell- but based on this information, where do you suggest I apply on the east coast? (preferably a city) I would like to get into the best school possible. Thank you for your reply

I just wanted to say hello to a fellow boiler!   Michigan is going down this weekend!

hello from another fellow boiler! boiler up!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Lying about Minority Status
« on: August 13, 2007, 01:47:51 PM »
i've pretty much already decided not to do it. it's too risky and i would rather not have to (almost) lie to get into a school. i guess it would take away some of the accomplishment.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Fast Money MBA Challenge
« on: August 13, 2007, 03:25:18 AM »
i'm not currently watching. however, when i watched a couple nights ago, i thought the same thing.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Marquette
« on: August 13, 2007, 03:23:05 AM »
Anybody know anything about Marquette?  I am aware that they have a really excellent sports law program..How is Milwaukee?

i actually just got back from milwaukee last weekend (i was looking at marquette and milwaukee in general). milwaukee is an awesome city. it's got most of what the much larger cities have, but without the traffic/congestion. it appear to be in the midst of a sort of "revival" of sorts. it's kind of hard to explain. the law school isn't in the best part of town, but it's not too bad. i've heard some say that the area around it is awful. however, i've been to milwaukee many times, and can tell you that it's not as bad as some say. obviously the best way to get a feel for the place is to visit yourself. milwaukee is a unique city that you kind of have to see for yourself, as i'm sure it's not for everyone.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Lying about Minority Status
« on: August 13, 2007, 03:06:49 AM »
So I read in the Uchicago Ex-Dean's book that Law Schools have no idea of tracking down whether or not you lied about your minority status. In addition, I have a friend who is korean american that lied about his association with having to be a member of the Native Americans, that was accepted to Cornell for his undergraduate degree.

of course, he had a relatively low GPA as well. What do you guys think? Can't people just lie?

i'm questioning whether or not to put that i'm native american (i'm 1/32 native american). i figured that could be considered too risky. i wouldn't think an outright lie would be worth the risk. it's not worth getting into that better school if you can't get through the bar.

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Hey all ... 166/3.95 here ... been out of school for 6 years working in pharmaceutical sales industry ... there are a couple of schools on my list where my LSAT is either below the 25% mark (Virginia, Georgetown) or very close (NW, Michigan, Cornell) but my GPA is well above their 75% mark.  Should I still keep these schools on my list or would it be better for me to apply elsewhere?  Thanks for any help in advance.

i would go for it. the fact that you have some serious work experience will help. especially at NW.

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