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There has to be at least one more person out there! cmon!

And if you are, have you started looking into housing yet?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: LaVerne
« on: April 15, 2009, 06:13:31 AM »
I'll be going there in the fall.

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this fall with me?

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Where should I go next fall? / Univ of Laverne.. Thoughts
« on: March 19, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »
I received a half scholarship

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lol nice, well good luck to you!

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UGH, this makes me wish i had applied to denver... I had it on my list to apply to and i dropped it off because I didnt think I had a shot in hell. O wellll

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What section is difficult for you to understand? I am simply asking for knowledge (from past experiences) pertaining to this type of decision. So you think I shouldn't attend law school for reasons to you not being able to understand my post? Or because of my choices?  I appreciate your comments.
I think it is important to be honest and frank because too many people hastily make the choice to go to law school. So, please don't take my comments as mean. Here's why I don't think you should go to law school: (1) these are not good schools (so bad that you aren't even guaranteed a legal job after graduating; (2) you are paying full tuition or close to it; (3) your writing ability is sub-par (your post with filled with incorrectly used cliches); and (4) there's no reason to believe you will do well once you are there because your GPA and LSAT are both low.

I just don't think this is a wise investment. I'm sure you have plenty of other talents and suggest that you pursue those rather than entering an already bloated legal market.

Sigh. I disagree with both idea and comments in this thread. There are two types of law students that do well, those that work very hard to do so, and those that work very hard to get into schools that make it easier for them to do well. The latter far outnumber the former, but there are former success stories. Only the OP knows what type of person he/she is, a fighter or a roll over and play dead (i.e. see students side of board: ďIím at top 20 had five bids OCI and did not get a job shoot self?Ē). Iím not saying the odds will not be against the OP, they certainly are. But there have been against many of us, yet two of us, myself and latinlord over came both to be successful. That has nothing to do with the school, it has to do with whatís inside the OP. And only the OP knows if they are enough of a fighter to beat the odds, most people arenít, but a few are. And for those few I say go where you can and make the best of it.

I fit all the things you say make a bad LS candidate. (1) I donít go to a good school, (2) I paid full tuition (and worked to offset that while going to LS), (3) I am a horrible writer, I have sever dyslexia, did not learn to read or write my own name till I was 10 years old, yet Iíve been published in law reviews several times, as well as local bar publications (4) I had horrible numbers, 150/2.9. So bad that I had to convince a school to let me try law classes before the JD, so I started an LLM/MLS and took advanced law classes against 2 and 3Ls under the same testing conditions without having the first year of law school, and I smoked them, getting a 3.65 GPA in 24 credits and taking highest grade in the class twice. That got me into the JD program, where Iím now ranked 13th in my class and have several job offerings for when I graduate in May with the JD and the LLM/MLS.
 
I would have been successful if I went to Cooley, or if I went to Yale, because, just like LatianLord, I was never going to roll over and play dead. Granted, people like me and LL are few and far between, but they are out there, and I will always encourage them to go for it, IF THEY ARE THAT TYPE, because if they listen to the common wisdom, mostly from the roll over type, they will never succeed. So the question is, OP are you willing to work that hard, to never give up, to pick yourself up off the ground, to have people say you canít make it but prove them wrong? If you can answer yes, honestly, to all those questions, then go for it. If you canít, then donít. Thr roll over type will get killed at schools like those. Either give up on law school or keep re-taking the LAST until you can get into a law school that will do more for you than you can do for yourself.





great advice.... just curious what school do you go to? I have the same exact numbers.

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OP,


Don't listen to all of these haters. If you want to go to law school, do it! I live about an hour from Lansing and Cooley. If you intend to stay in Michigan after graduating from Cooley it will not be as impossible as the rest of the posters here make it sound to get a job. I interned at the Prosecutor's office in my county. EVERY single attorney in that office was a Cooley graduate. The Chief Assistant Prosecutor, who is only 9 years out of Cooley, just got hired in the United States District Attorney's office. If you plan on doing this kind of work you will be fine. Cooley graduates overwhelm public service jobs. Many private attorneys are also Cooley graduates. I am not sure what your prosepects would be upon leaving Michigan....

As for the AAMPLE program, I do not know *&^% about that, so I am not going to comment on something that I don't know.

Weigh your options carefully, I like Lansing and often go there to visit. I have visited Cooley's campus, Applied, got accepted, but decided not to go there because I want to leave Michigan. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message and I will help you out. Whatever you decide I wish you the best of luck.

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3L job search / Re: Hawaiian Law Market
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:16:25 PM »
I want to do environmental law. I don't care about money, as long as I can live comfortably and not be behind on bills. I just want to be an attorney and live in Hawaii... sounds like a great life to me.

Have you spent much time in HI?  It's a tourist hell and the cost of living blows lol.

I have been there four times. I love it.

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3L job search / Re: Hawaiian Law Market
« on: January 06, 2009, 03:18:25 PM »
I want to do environmental law. I don't care about money, as long as I can live comfortably and not be behind on bills. I just want to be an attorney and live in Hawaii... sounds like a great life to me.

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