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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UChicago in Decline?
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:16:41 PM »
Since Obama began lecturing at the school, U of C's quality has surely plummeted. 

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General Board / Re: Best Non-Law Careers with a J.D.
« on: May 13, 2008, 11:44:08 PM »
I'm considering becoming an international trade specialist.  It requires a solid grasp of trade law and economics.  In a supervisory level, one could expect to make low six figures for the government.  In the private sector, the sky is the limit with regards to pay.   

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Emory/SMU
« on: May 06, 2008, 03:04:20 PM »
No offense, but with your stats how did you get into Emory/SMU? You're way below the 25% LSAT of both schools and have a decent GPA, yet you're not a URM. You should be happy you got in to these schools :)

Go to Emory and do all you can to place well.

 If law school admissions was ALL about numbers and quotas, a computer could replace admissions committees. 

I'm not suggesting otherwise. However, SMU claims their median GPA was a 164 LSAT and a 3.74 GPA for their 2007 class. Emory's stats (at least for LSAT) are even better. You and the OP are significantly below both of these figures.

I'm not hating (though, admittedly I am a bit bitter of SMU waitlisting me), just surprised is all, actually. Congrats on the acceptances.

 

Appreciate the congrats...median GPAs and LSATs are misleading though.  50% above and 50% below (where below really doesn't matter, especially after the 25% percentile cut-off that they report).  Average GPA and LSAT are more indicative but then again, you can stack a class with a few 170+/2.8 or sub 155/4.0 people and the figures are not terribly skewed. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Emory/SMU
« on: May 06, 2008, 11:14:07 AM »
No offense, but with your stats how did you get into Emory/SMU? You're way below the 25% LSAT of both schools and have a decent GPA, yet you're not a URM. You should be happy you got in to these schools :)

Go to Emory and do all you can to place well.

 If law school admissions was ALL about numbers and quotas, a computer could replace admissions committees. 

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I doubt being gay, in it of itself was a major factor in Czar's acceptance - if anything, it might have been a component in his PS, especially if his sexuality created a unique personal experience.

Czar - if that is your picture, I would take it down. Everything you have posted here can and will be used against you by your classmates (see also XOXOHTH and JuicyGossip). It could also hurt you during recruitment, but I haven't been reading your posts, so I don't know what you have been saying. Law school is worse than high school, so if you don't have anything on here that is fodder for gossip, then you might not have anything to worry about. But I would err on the safe said and keep yourself as anonymous as possible. Just a forewarning...

Appreciate the advice.  No, this is not my picture.  Incidentally, I didn't even discuss being gay in my application with the exception of checking the box on the application.

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Highly unlikely, perhaps, but impossible, obviously not.  I applied for one of the FT joint degree programs at SMU and was granted admissions with no stipulations back in late March.    I applied to Cardozo May entry PT program b/c I was interested in starting law school early since I don't have anything to do this summer anyways.     


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I did not apply part-time, fool.  Check your sources.   

Your posting history suggests an interest in Part Time programs in general.

I'm sorry, but it's highly unlikely that you will get accepted with numbers that are around the 25% for both LSAT AND GPA unless you are a URM. This almost never happens at any school. So, color me surprised if you were accepted with these numbers and it wasn't to the PT program and you are not a URM.

Who knows? Maybe being gay is a a severely underrepresented minority at SMU and you got a huge boost.



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What czar got in part time no wonder with those numbers I thought he slept with the adcomm czar you really are a total homo

I just found it a bit funny that he listed all sorts of irrelevant crap but omitted the most important detail in his favor.



I did not apply part-time, fool.  Check your sources.   

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Agreed Braski- Czar is a tool

Actually, I was just trying to explain why people might be accepted with lower numbers.  As far as people with lower numbers getting scholarship money from SMU, I really think that the scholarships are misleading.  Many schools actually charge slightly more than what is actually necessary so that they may turn around and give most of their entering students "scholarship" money.  The school can then boast that almost all of their students receive some sort of financial assistance. 

As far as being a tool, I think anyone that assumes that I am must themselves be.  I am as glad that Braski declined SMU as I am that AmericasTeam has not yet been admitted.  I certainly wouldn't want those "tools" in my 1L classes. 

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I got in with a 3.4/159...Here are some of the other factors:  I had my application in by October, visited the school twice, had great recommendations, speak 3 languages, had a kick-ass personal statement and have had dinner a few times with the woman who is chairing the SMU Law School steering committee.  It also helps that I have a body like Adonis and a movie star smile  ;D

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but yeah diet, maybe they were scared of me... my previous disciplinary violation was somewhat unique, but nothing that reflects bad character, I think they might just be uptight about those things

What about your grades?  There are more factors to your application than just your LSAT score. 

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