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Hehe... ok, so maybe 300 miles... my point is that Tech does ok in Oklahoma, Ft Worth and Dallas... not so much in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, etc.

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To the OP:

None of the schools you mentioned (Texas Tech, Temple, etc) carry much farther than a 100 mile radius of their locations. So, whether you are "sure" or not as to where you want to practice is irrelevant... you'll be forced to practice where you studied (unless you get REALLY lucky and land a career-changing job elsewhere), so I suggest you make peace with all of your choices, asking yourself, "Can I see myself practicing here?"

As for the bar issue, there are crash courses available to get you ready for the bar in a different state, so that shouldn't be a huge concern of yours.

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SMU >>> Baylor

Apply to SMU FT/PT.

I disagree. I've spoken to several attorneys in Dallas who prefer Baylor grads to SMU grads ESPECIALLY when it comes to litigation... At Baylor, you work your butt off for all 3 years (and get tons of real-world experience through Practice Court)... SMU is the typical tough 1L, then moderate 2 and 3L. Employers know this, and admire the work ethic of a Baylor grad moreso than SMU. Also, I have a friend who is a recent Baylor grad... She got a job before she graduated (top 25% class plus Law Review) AND she bills at a higher rate than the recent UT grad at her firm! (due mostly in part to her extensive Practice Court experience as I've already mentioned). Also, she said the UT grad (who was also top quarter in his class) is constantly coming to her for answers on various law questions...

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If you guys had to choose between a private lower T1/upper T2 without money (i.e. graduating 100K+ in debt) and a full-ride to a T3 or T4, which would you choose?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: PA or TX Schools? 158 LSAT/3.84GPA
« on: January 21, 2008, 03:15:00 PM »
Baylor is excellent for litigation... The firm I work for (in Dallas) hires Baylor grads over SMU grads... Something to think about... Also, I was accepted to the Fall class with similar numbers: 158/3.8, so you should definitely apply.  ;)

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I, for one, think that EVERYONE should reconsider law school. Jobs are hard to come by. Debt will be massive. Stress will be high. Bottom line-- DON'T GO!

(nevermind the fact that I have much to gain by talking accepted students who are currently filling MY seat out of going...  ;D)

i'm already in law school.  should i drop out?

Only if you fancy the life of Wiimote... waking up circa noon everyday and rather than attempting to make something of yourself, sitting around in your bathrobe crushing the dreams of strangers...

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I, for one, think that EVERYONE should reconsider law school. Jobs are hard to come by. Debt will be massive. Stress will be high. Bottom line-- DON'T GO!

(nevermind the fact that I have much to gain by talking accepted students who are currently filling MY seat out of going...  ;D)

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« on: January 14, 2008, 04:29:08 PM »
Paralegal = A job
Lawyer = A career

Worried about spending 3 years in law school only to hate law? Well, don't be a paralegal to test drive the beast, it won't be anything like being a lawyer.


While the job of a paralegal is quite different from that of a lawyer, there is something to be said for spending 1 year and 10K (or less) in a paralegal program to get exposure to Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, etc... to determine if that is the sort of material you'd enjoy studying in law school before taking on a 100k debt.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: HAVE YOU SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED...
« on: January 07, 2008, 04:51:28 PM »
thanks Debbie Downer.  :-\

that's awesome!  :D

Hey, wait... isn't the OP the same guy who posts on JD Underground about the lack of employment for law grads? Hmmm... I think he spends more time complaining about his miserable life than being proactive to change it. Life is what you make of it, buddy.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: "you never know unless you try"
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:43:07 PM »
Baylor- Fall

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