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There are a few private for-profit law schools, Florida Coastal, Phoenix, and Charlotte.  Also there are private non-religious schools like Vanderbilt.

I can't answer about the differences competently, but I think that aside from the most religious schools, like Ave Maria, Regent, and Liberty, you wouldn't see much difference in terms of the day to day operation.  Even at those 3, I think it becomes more along the lines that the students strictly adhere to a code of conduct that, either tacit or overt, is more conservative.  I don't know how BYU's law school handles things, but the undergrad has very strict Mormon principles, like cohabiting with the opposite gender would get you expelled.  I don't think there is almost any difference between state and non-religious schools, except the price tag.

Having been educated by Jesuits for years, and what I know of the law schools, there are many non-Catholics in attendance, and that it would not be an issue, except for the presence of crucifixes in the building.  I've never heard of a religious member teaching classes.  I can't speak for other Catholic schools.

In yesterday at Valparaiso (big envelope) and Washburn (small envelope). Was hoping for $$$ but good news is good news!!  Congrats to everyone on their acceptences!

In: Washburn Valparaiso Hamline
Pending: Wisconsin Illinois Marquette Lewis and Clark NIU Roger Williams

About Washburn, I didn't get anything $$wise, not a surprise with my GPA, but when my wife was accepted, I think her scholarship paperwork came a few weeks later.  If you think you have a good chance, I would just call, that office is a group of about the nicest school employees I've ever met.

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?

Assuming you wouldn't mind staying in the area surrounding the T3/T4 for a few years, and depending on the competition for jobs in that area (how many schools are around there?) and the ease with which you could KEEP your full ride, I would choose the free T3/T4. Outside of the T14 there isn't that much degree portability, so there's no sense in graduating with $100k+ in debt.

EDIT: Out of curiosity, what schools are you talking about?

I have to agree with my esteemed colleague on this one.  I'm doing the math on Loyola Chicago versus in-state tuition atWashburn, and I just don't see how it works.  Although I have to admit I'm being tempted by what I hear about loan assistance programs being approved by Congress for people who go into public service.  Also, whilst I don't have figures, I am always troubled by the density of law students, ie. Chicago with about 12 law schools in 100-mile radius versus, say, Houston with 3.

Law School Admissions / Re: Military Veterans and Law Admissions
« on: January 21, 2008, 04:06:52 PM »
I'm a vet with low numbers, and I think it has helped.  I would note regarding Texas Tech that the Dean and multiple professors are retired Army JAGS.  When I visited, they were very military friendly. 

Congrats on South Texas.  They are about the only school I have left to hear from and I feel like they're stringing me out.  Anyone else getting that feeling from them?

Law School Admissions / Re: UF Levin - Admitted Students Newsflash
« on: January 18, 2008, 03:19:21 PM »
Not that I would ever go to a school where Spurrier sat in the home lockerroom, but I'm curious, was it a typo or not?

Choosing the Right Law School / NALP Data
« on: January 16, 2008, 02:42:42 PM »
I might just be lost in the sauce, and I don't feel like searching for hours, so I thank whomever can tell me in advance...
is there somewhere I can find the NALP's jobs and salary information for free.  I only found ordering information.


Law School Admissions / Re: FLEP as a SOFT Factor Question
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:09:10 AM »
I'm presuming you're an officer, otherwise this program will not apply to you.
if this is the case, there is a DA Pam 27-something series that will give you the necessary information.  As it being a soft factor, I don't think it is any more relevant than just having served or deployed, as there is no way to indicate that you'll be Army funded (with the exception that one application asked if I would receive military/veteran's funding).  Also, if I remember correctly, you have to be admitted to a school before you can actually get orders cut putting you as a FLEP, so you can't really say you're a FLEP since your funding hasn't been approved yet.
If you have any questions on procedure, go to your base's SJA office, and ask to speak to the Deputy. 
But to answer your specific question, I don't think FLEP is anymore of a factor than just having served, which obviously you can't highlight enough.   I've been accepted at schools where my GPA and LSAT were both below the has to be the military experience. 
Also, you should go look at JAGCNET.ARMY.MIL where they put last year's stats, and I don't mean to be harsh, as your GPA is good, but I think the average LSAT was something like a 165.  You might get lucky though, since the creation of more BCTs means more JAs.

Glad for you guys/gals just getting your first acceptances.  I can't believe you had to suffer through holidays with that monkey.

Hope you have choices...

I am a committed T3 type, but I was just accepted to Loyola-Chicago's part-time program.  It's great that it's in my hometown, but I am unsure about doing a T2 part-time versus a full-time T3 at in-state tuition. 

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