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I think it's rather ignorant to assume the admissions people, whose job it is to evaluate thousands of applications a year, wouldn't be cognizant of undergraduate institutions and their relative reputation of quality. 

That said, even online schools have varying degrees of reputation.  I think it would be not be as beneficial as a degree from, say, Harvard if you were applying to a T1, but the lower down on the totem pole you get the less they will care.  From what I can tell of the bottom tier schools, they'd take you as long as you have a pulse and money... and i'm not too sure about that pulse requirement. 


This is not accurate at all. The admissions department really only care about your LSAT, and then they care a little bit about your GPA. This is true for any school. If you are borderline they will look at soft factors, but that is about it. Obviously a guy that got a 3.6 from Harvard is going to be taken on the border over a guy who got a 3.6 from a less recognized school. There are only a few schools that will take you if you have a pulse and money, all are currently T4's... Every school turns down applicants every year though. About half of the applicants who apply to law school get in nowhere.


TITCR.  Law school admission is overwhelmingly based on LSAT, then to a much lesser extent UGPA, then school's reputation is almost a non-factor.  The only way your UG matter is if you went to Harvard and they want to brag that Harvard grads attend their law school.

Wrong!  Sakuli responds to an argument about the weight of the LSAT over other factors that was not part of the original statement.  Nowhere do I state that the reputation of the school trumps LSAT or UGPA.  I  even say that it becomes less relevant for the less prestigious schools, nowhere saying to what extent that relevancy originally had except that Harvard will hold a higher weight over University of Phoenix.

I have five years work experience with e-learning institutions.  As far as reputation goes, brick and mortar (especially top tier) will trump the online schools.  Doesn't mean that that is a significant factor, but it is out there. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Hot Law School Chicks
« on: November 24, 2007, 02:08:45 AM »
0% Smoking hot (model like); 1-2% good looking sorority-type girls.  I personally avoid law school girls, stick with the undergrads or grad programs in medicine/health (nursing, PA, PT, Pharmacy, etc)

Hate to bust your fantasy but "Smoking hot(model-like)" is 0% in the real world.  The imperfections in these women are photoshopped or hidden.  The only difference between a really good looking hot girl and a model is having the skill to act like a model and the desire to be a vapid whore whose sole point on this planet is to smile for the camera.

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I think it's rather ignorant to assume the admissions people, whose job it is to evaluate thousands of applications a year, wouldn't be cognizant of undergraduate institutions and their relative reputation of quality. 

That said, even online schools have varying degrees of reputation.  I think it would be not be as beneficial as a degree from, say, Harvard if you were applying to a T1, but the lower down on the totem pole you get the less they will care.  From what I can tell of the bottom tier schools, they'd take you as long as you have a pulse and money... and i'm not too sure about that pulse requirement. 

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Current Law Students / Re: I love law school
« on: November 24, 2007, 01:45:17 AM »
Men call other men fags as a friendly note to them that they're being retarded, it doesn't involve hate. Oh I loathe PC talk, yawn.

Unfortunately calling someone who does something retarded a retard is now also politically incorrect.  How f-ing retarded is that?

What's most offensively annoying about that is that the retards are too stupid to actually be offended by the calling of an otherwise normally intelligent person a retard.  It's the too-sensitive-to-live-in-modern-society types that are the ones who get all uppity about it. 

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Current Law Students / Re: I love law school
« on: November 24, 2007, 01:38:41 AM »
i don't think it was the calling the guy a "fag" that set everyone off- it is the fact that you are in law school and cannot distinguish between "your" and "you're".  You mean to say "you're (you are) a fag", not "your fag" as in saying you are his fag. 

It's funny, I've been online for about 25 years now and in the past few months the whole "your"/"you're" thing has become a truly annoying meme.  Please, get over it already.  Only anal retentive grammar Nazis give a *&^% about proper spelling. 

As the long time expression goes, if you have to resort to attacking a person's grammar, then you've lost the argument. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law students, beware of new tax hikes
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:35:54 AM »
Who the hell makes $200k a year and only takes the $3500 deduction but gives $10,000 to charity.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Is it cool to wear law t-shirts?
« on: February 27, 2008, 06:55:56 AM »
How about a princeton law school shirt?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Symbolic Logic Classes?
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:55:35 AM »
I think everyone should take a logic class anyways, not just for the LSAT.

The world would be a much better place if people had more formal logic training.

To answer the OP post, I had basic and advanced logic in college many years ago, and I found the skills to be useful for some of the question types.  I also still find the concepts and knowledge useful in every day life.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 1L's - Advice re: Supplies, 0L Prep, etc
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:31:37 AM »
You need to get one of these shirts for your first day of classes/orientation.  It will provide your classmates and professors with constructive notice of your status and the appropriate respect they should bestow upon you. 

http://bandmerch.seenon.com/detail.php?p=34259&v=anthrax&SESSID=ba7df5494be32e5686ceb94df06b226e


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Law School Admissions / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: February 23, 2008, 12:24:35 AM »


I have some reservations about the m15x.



I've not studied their laptops in depth, but the desktops I looked into were overpriced pieces of crap.  I've built my own PCs for the past 15+ years, and laughed at what they charged for their boxes.  Sure they look cool, but who the hell are you trying to impress with a box that sits under your desk. 

The general opinion I got from others was that their principal buyers of alienware are trust fund kiddies and their parents who have no real clue about computers but just want to play video games.


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