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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Community College
« on: February 28, 2008, 02:00:44 PM »
This is all good to know. Thanks for all the replies.

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Where should I go next fall? / Community College
« on: February 26, 2008, 04:35:16 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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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Stetson placement in FL
« on: February 13, 2008, 04:01:28 AM »
How realistic do you think it would be to commute to Stetson from Lakeland? I know plenty of people who do the USF commute from here, and it's not that big of a deal. That extra 20 to 30 minutes to get into St. Pete seems like it could make a big difference though.

Why would you, free rent?

Law school=long hours in the library.Its not like your going to be on campus for a few hours and going home. Seems like it would be inconvenient when you're pretty much trapped down in that area all day with no place to go home for breaks or what not. Not to mention gas prices. Who knows where that will be by August. Plus, early classes mean you have to get on the road early...and  compete will all  the other commuters going to work. Technically its do-able, but i'd NEVER do it even if it meant taking out more money to get a place closer. I wouldn't even commute from my parents' house in N. Tampa/Odessa, which is a shorter trip.

Financially, if free rent is the reason you're doing it, then I guess you'll save. But man, what a hassle.

Actually yes. Let's just say I've got an ideal financial situation living in Lakeland :) I know it would be a major hassle. I was just kind of curious if anyone had done anything similar.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Stetson placement in FL
« on: February 13, 2008, 12:33:29 AM »
How realistic do you think it would be to commute to Stetson from Lakeland? I know plenty of people who do the USF commute from here, and it's not that big of a deal. That extra 20 to 30 minutes to get into St. Pete seems like it could make a big difference though.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke?
« on: February 11, 2008, 01:44:09 PM »
If you're applying to law school at the beginning of your last year of undergrad, does admissions only count your first 3 years gpa?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Top 14's that travel everywhere.......
« on: January 21, 2008, 11:36:22 PM »
i am bottom 50% (maybe bottom 40% but our curve is psycho here so i'm not entirely sure) at chicago and had no issues getting several CA offers....i know people who were lower than me (bottom 20% for sure) who also had no issues getting CA jobs in the vault 50 and 100. granted, we're all pretty sociable and outgoing, but i have a hard time believing that bottom 25%-30% at HYS have difficulties getting jobs in any given legal market in the country with decent interviewing skills and assuming you do enough firms in that market during on campus interviewing.

That's what I figured would be the case too. Call this idealistic if you want, and I know it is, but I think that given the extreme selectivity of these schools, just getting into and graduating from them ought to guarantee you a golden ticket.

lol @ V100 BIGLAW being a golden ticket.
By golden ticket, I meant having the freedom of unlimited options.

A HYS jd does not make you Paris Hilton...

That $160k debt does a pretty good job at limiting your options.

point taken. I guess with that kind of debt, Big Law may be the only reasonable financial option. At least till it's paid off.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Top 14's that travel everywhere.......
« on: January 21, 2008, 10:57:17 PM »
i am bottom 50% (maybe bottom 40% but our curve is psycho here so i'm not entirely sure) at chicago and had no issues getting several CA offers....i know people who were lower than me (bottom 20% for sure) who also had no issues getting CA jobs in the vault 50 and 100. granted, we're all pretty sociable and outgoing, but i have a hard time believing that bottom 25%-30% at HYS have difficulties getting jobs in any given legal market in the country with decent interviewing skills and assuming you do enough firms in that market during on campus interviewing.

That's what I figured would be the case too. Call this idealistic if you want, and I know it is, but I think that given the extreme selectivity of these schools, just getting into and graduating from them ought to guarantee you a golden ticket.

lol @ V100 BIGLAW being a golden ticket.
By golden ticket, I meant having the freedom of unlimited options.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Top 14's that travel everywhere.......
« on: January 21, 2008, 09:55:57 PM »
i am bottom 50% (maybe bottom 40% but our curve is psycho here so i'm not entirely sure) at chicago and had no issues getting several CA offers....i know people who were lower than me (bottom 20% for sure) who also had no issues getting CA jobs in the vault 50 and 100. granted, we're all pretty sociable and outgoing, but i have a hard time believing that bottom 25%-30% at HYS have difficulties getting jobs in any given legal market in the country with decent interviewing skills and assuming you do enough firms in that market during on campus interviewing.

That's what I figured would be the case too. Call this idealistic if you want, and I know it is, but I think that given the extreme selectivity of these schools, just getting into and graduating from them ought to guarantee you a golden ticket.

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Where should I go next fall? / Top 14's that travel everywhere.......
« on: January 21, 2008, 07:52:02 PM »
Alright, so I've been lurking these boards for a while and am just now getting started posting. There seems to be a great deal of talk around here about how certain schools travel to certain places and certain ones don't. My question is : Do any top 14 schools travel everywhere and anywhere in the U.S.? It seems like common sense that HYS would or at least should go anywhere, but from all that I've read around here, they seem to basically be regional as well. One of the perks of graduating from a top school, particularly top 3, ought to be being able to go anywhere you want. I don't like the idea of being limited when it comes to anything in life, and this holds true for my future law degree too. What do you think?

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Studying for the LSAT / Top 14's that travel everywhere...
« on: January 21, 2008, 07:48:47 PM »
Alright, so I've been lurking these boards for a while and am just now getting started posting. There seems to be a great deal of talk around here about how certain schools travel to certain places and certain ones don't. My question is : Do any top 14 schools travel everywhere and anywhere in the U.S.? It seems like common sense that HYS would or at least should go anywhere, but from all that I've read around here, they seem to basically be regional as well. One of the perks of graduating from a top school, particularly top 3, ought to be being able to go anywhere you want. I don't like the idea of being limited when it comes to anything in life, and this holds true for my future law degree too. What do you think?

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