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smu or baylor will be #1

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Law School Applications / Re: Law School Suggestions???
« on: January 09, 2008, 05:23:32 AM »
Why Wisconsin and not Minnesota also?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: What are my chances?
« on: January 09, 2008, 04:49:19 AM »
Hey guys,
 Just wondering if I could get any opinions regarding my chances to the following schools where I've applied? Thanks for the input!
 I have a 160 sep LSAT, 172 dec LSAT, 3.84 GPA

Stanford (haha I know, but I had to try)-meh
NYU-meh
Columbia-meh
Berkeley-in
UVA-in
Duke-in
Georgetown-in
USC-in
UCLA-in
Texas (in-state)-in
Emory-in
BC-in

I don't really know what I'm talking about, though.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Minnesota Law -- Anyone?
« on: January 09, 2008, 02:18:01 AM »
What are your numbers laker? Where did you, are you going for UG?

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Law School Applications / Re: Who started in community college?
« on: January 07, 2008, 02:51:16 PM »
Wow it's great to hear other stories similar to mine. Definitely calms the nerves. I'm hoping that my path will separate me a little from the norm in a good way and that my transformation will represent character more than anything.

Thanks for your advice everyone, and keep the stories coming if you have them.

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Law School Applications / Who started in community college?
« on: January 07, 2008, 03:16:18 AM »
I'm feeling a bit disheartened after learning that my gpa will be adjusted by some schmucks :P to better represent me.

I started out in high school not giving a care in the world about school. I probably pulled a 2.0 if I'm lucky (have worked hard to forget those years lol).  School didn't matter to me because I was going to play baseball in college and was already all set up. Well as the story normally goes, I got hurt and baseball went down the drain. There I was with no options left but the local community college. At the time I didn't think anything of it because it was cheap and gave me time to figure out what I wanted to do.  :D Well after my first semester performance of 1.9 and a similar second semester, I realized that I was going to be a garbage man if I didn't get my poo together.

The next year I was at the same place but worked hard to bring my grades up to 2.8. I then decided that I needed to get out of the poo hole school (actually top CC in the country ahahahhaha) to a more respectable 4 year. I ended up at an expensive private school and have gotten all A's since I've been here. I'll end up with probably a 3.4 when it's all said and done.

I realize a 3.4 is bottom shelf around here, but I'm hoping a great lsat will get me somewhere.

Now, I'm curious how much my gpa will be adjusted considering my time at a community college. Most of those credits are included in what will be my graduating gpa so I'm kind of clueless. By the time I'm done I'll have 3 full years at a good school with 2 at a "good" :D community college. I'm hoping the extreme grade trend will make up for my early time in CC.

What do you guys think? Anyone else a dirty CC scumbag like me?  :P

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Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: Search function
« on: January 07, 2008, 03:00:24 AM »
Does this site seriously not have a search function? WTH?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Minnesota Law -- Anyone?
« on: January 07, 2008, 02:39:26 AM »
I'm an UG at one of the surrounding private schools. From what I do know about the UMN law program compared to others is probably what you'd expect.  Top grads from any of the local law schools are competitive locally for job placement. The difference is that more opportunities for moving out of the midwest will present themselves to the top grads of UMN whereas top graduates from the other area school may have trouble carrying their degrees to other large cities throughout the country.

Other than that, The UMN campus is great. A real college feel with something for everyone.  As others have said, though, the aesthetics of the law building leave something to be desired haha. They do have an impressive law library, though.

If you value experience, the UoM can offer anything you'd want.  Hockey is king here. You could spend 500$ a ticket if you wanted to.  A new football stadium is being built currently that's right on campus in between the hockey rinks, baseball fields and basketball arena. The school attracts big name performers for students and the local music scene is on par.  Minneapolis and St. Paul are just a few minutes away with all that you'd expect.

Dorsey and Whitney is based here, I believe the have have 19 national offices. There are also several other relatively large firms that bring in plenty of money. If you want to be a defense attorney, there's always the Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves  ;)  If you want corporate, MSP is alive and well with potential employers. Target, Best Buy, 3M, Ecolab, Land-o-Lakes, General Mills, Ameriprise Financial, US Bancorp, Toro, Northwest Airlines, Medtronic, and Polaris are all based here.  Wells Fargo also has a huge presence here and there's also the world famous Mayo Clinic about an hour south of the cities.

Hope this helps although I know there isn't much about the actual law program!

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When do you all think I should take the testmasters180 course? Should I take it before I really get to studying hard or should I take it closer to test time as a supplement for the studying that I will have already done?

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I know the community college thing is a big  downer and I'm pretty worried about it. Those grades are still cumulated in my current gpa though, so the only good thing that can come of it is just making my trend look that much better.

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