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Choosing the Right Law School / 0L looking for some advice
« on: April 22, 2009, 08:22:05 PM »
Alright, here's my situation: I'm finishing up my first two years of college in about seven weeks or so at a community college. I've applied to two schools for transfer admission beginning in the fall: University of South Florida, which I'm in at, and George Washington University, which I'm still waiting to hear back from. Obviously, my preference is to end up at GWU, especially considering I am majoring in International Affairs and they have one of the top programs in the country. However, GWU is insanely expensive, and I'll end up in considerable debt if I go. On the flip side of that, USF will virtually be free. The Pell Grant and a $4,000 scholarship I've received will cover all tuition and books. At the moment, my plan is to pursue law school after I finish college rather than a career in International Affairs. Of course GWU is an insanely better and more respected school than USF in every way. However, if I am intent on getting into a top law school (top 14), do I need to go to GWU or is USF a good enough school to get me into a top 14 assuming I end up with a high enough GPA and LSAT? I know law school will burden me with huge debt, so I would prefer to go into law school with no undergrad debt. But if GWU will actually increase my chances of hitting a top 14 just by virtue of the brand name over USF, it might be worth it. Let me know what you think.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: What to wear for a visit
« on: April 06, 2009, 05:14:02 PM »
"Don't ever be afraid to be the best dressed person in the room." I read that somewhere, maybe GQ. I like it.

I understand that all 3.8 gpa's are not created equally, but where does something like International Studies/Relations fall in the mix?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Need laptop advice
« on: July 28, 2008, 07:15:04 PM »
Any one have a list of Mac friendly schools?

Law School Admissions / Re: Econ majors do best on the LSAT
« on: April 30, 2008, 02:41:14 PM »
my school offers International Studies rather than International Relations as a major. Is this virtually the same thing? And if not, how are they different?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best LAPTOP choice... Please help me!
« on: April 18, 2008, 12:54:31 PM »
MacBook! Do It!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Commuting
« on: April 04, 2008, 12:48:12 AM »
what are law school schedules like? Mon, Wed , Fri? Mon-Fri. ? How many days a week are you in classes and how many hours a day are classes? I'm talking about your basic full time law school student schedule.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GULC or Cornell?
« on: March 02, 2008, 07:02:37 PM »
You really think people interested in international law really have no clue that it has something to do with law across national borders?

No, that's clearly not what I meant.  People who say they're interested in "international law" often have images of, say, working for the UN.

I don't think that's true - I think most people imagine themselves jet setting off on first class trips to Belgium to nail down big mergers.

If that's not what international law entails, than what the hell does? Because that's what I'm looking for.... ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Community College
« on: February 28, 2008, 12:00:44 PM »
This is all good to know. Thanks for all the replies.

Choosing the Right Law School / Community College
« on: February 26, 2008, 02:35:16 PM »
How is doing your first 2 years of undergrad at a community college and then transferring viewed by admissions at top 14's? Worse than someone who did all 4 years at  a university, or does it not matter as long as the GPA is solid all 4 years?

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