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General Board / Re: Appalachian School of Law question
« on: July 03, 2009, 08:00:29 AM »
lol   :D

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General Board / Re: Appalachian School of Law question
« on: July 02, 2009, 10:01:41 PM »
So they just tell people if they p/f, but they also keep track of the actual gpa and then boot people if they fail out...

Hopefully you at least get a letter or a kiss first.
Gotta hold out for the reach around. mmmmmmm

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General Board / Re: Microsoft OneNote
« on: June 30, 2009, 04:09:38 PM »
there is a 60 day free trial

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General Board / Re: Legal Question
« on: June 28, 2009, 12:54:21 PM »
How does removing the picture from the file stop your neighbors, roommates, or the landlord from saying something to whomever is conducting interviews (if they do)?  It's very strange that an apartment manager would go to such lengths to document something like this given that he gives up plausible reliability of drug use in one of the apartments he manages.  Stranger still, knowing there is drug use going on in your apartment, you have a roommate that has access to the very "evidence" you are concerned about.

gl

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General Board / Re: University of Illinois...
« on: June 27, 2009, 02:32:48 PM »
It's one thing to think something, a whole other thing to know something.  Money will always be money.  Power always Power.  But Hubrus will bite you in the ass.   ;)

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General Board / University of Illinois...
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:55:32 PM »
Link to Chicago Tribune

Not that this is news to anyone who has been around the block a few times.  However, it does suck when you get busted.

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The e-mails paint a picture of how law school officials operated a parallel admissions review for clouted students. They withheld denials until the year's end, cleared decisions with top university administrators, and debated whether to accept candidates with stronger credentials -- or stronger connections. Several clouted students received full-ride scholarships.

In private, law school officials showed their disdain for the special admits and even worked behind the scenes to campaign against them. At one point in March 2007, Hurd asked staffers to collect data about how the clouted students performed at law school to provide a weapon against their admittance.

Admissions dean Paul Pless reported that the school admitted at least 24 "SI," or special interest, students during a four-year span. He said they had lower grades and standardized test scores than the general applicant pool and they lagged behind their classmates once admitted. On average, they maintained a 2.86 grade point average during their first year compared with the 3.2 grade point average for the overall class, he said. One faced "formal disciplinary charges" and left the school.

But their dislike of the program didn't stop administrators from accepting the students.

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General Board / Re: How hard is law school?
« on: June 26, 2009, 02:17:01 PM »
Most schools have their Student handbooks on their website which you can check for specific curves.

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You gotta retake.  Period. 

Take the Sept./Oct. and the December test.  Don't make the mistake of thinking that your 149 score is in any way a finite indication of your abilities; keep studying.  Get the powerscore books (I did two different prep classes with no result, your mileage may vary).

At the very least, don't settle for a school that isn't a member of AALS (Cooley is not).

gl

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General Board / Re: Academic Dismissal/Readmittance
« on: June 22, 2009, 07:41:05 AM »
I suggest you get in a car and drive to the nearest slums for some perspective.

You have an advanced education;
a roof over your head;
food on the table;
presumably a couple bucks in your pocket;
your parents are assholes but it sounds like you got two.

I'd say you have it better than most.  Grow a thicker skin or that first divorce is really going to knock you on your ass.

gl

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General Board / Re: 4th Tier
« on: June 20, 2009, 04:15:59 PM »
Hands down take the Kaplan course. I am at a T4 now and being in the top 3% I have no jobs I am trying to transfer.

Step 1: Pay $$ now to take the Kaplan course
Step 2: Go to a better school
Step 3: Profit $$$- Loans

I'm just curious on how you didn't land anything.  I'm also at a T4 and no where close to where you claim to be, but I had two job offers in a state where the school I go to is not even located.  A personality, hard work, and networking can also land you a job.   
LIES!!!

Everyone (here) knows T4s don't work as attorneys.  Shame on you.

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