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Choosing the Right Law School / Who wants to rate my chances?
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:49:55 PM »
I have a 2.7/165 and am Native American.  I have some interesting intern experience, but no hardships to speak of.  Here are some of the schools I've applied to that I think I'll have a shot at and would like to go to.  I have some reaches, but I don't really expect much with the low ugpa.  Any professional opinions about my chances?

University of San Diego
Georgia State University

One of my reaches is W&M, but I doubt I'd get in...even if they did send me a fee waiver.  :-\


I think there's more to it than just rank, but you can probably get around not visiting.  Obviously, rank is an easy way to distinguish between schools, but if you're looking at say #52 and #53, it's not that much help.  Most law school website have pics or video tours so you can at least see the area.  For example, if you prefer a campus to a lone building in a city, that can make a difference.  Some let you contact current students where you could ask questions the websites don't answer.

If you didn't have the opportunity to travel around Europe, I would say go visit.  But since (IMO) travel abroad is more fun, I think if you can dig up more info on your top choices, you can get by without visiting.

Law School Admissions / Re: Is a 155 a horrible LSAT Score?
« on: February 23, 2008, 07:06:23 PM »
There's nothing wrong with it.  It's just when you're struggling to get into a T2 school, it can make you feel even worse when you're surrounded by people who even have a chance at Yale.  It's not the Yale kid's fault.  It's just a self-esteem/self-doubt thing.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UNLV, Depaul, Northeastern
« on: February 23, 2008, 06:08:13 PM »
As a Chicagoan, I have to warn you with Depaul. It's a decent school; however, it's a OK school in an overcrowded market that has students from UChicago, Northwestern, Chicago Kent, Loyola, UIUC, and John Marshall. You may have more difficulty finding a job you want, and you may have a lot more difficulty in terms of mobility.

I was just wondering if you knew whether a JD from DePaul would be good for working in other areas in the US that didn't have so many local law schools.  I've been accepted, but I don't feel the need to build a career in the Chicago area.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is anybody else glad Feb. is not disclosed?
« on: February 23, 2008, 06:03:24 PM »
Haha wow.  I should've clarified.  I meant that when I took mine, I wanted to see the whole thing.  Your theory makes me sound a lot smarter, though.  So we can go with it.  ;)

No, it was totally permanent marker..the name was signed with it and there was a mistake mark on it like the pen slipped.  I thought it was kinda funny.

Law School Admissions / Re: What type of schools should my buddy apply to
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:56:00 PM »
Oh, and if you're looking for some guaranteed acceptances, just apply at the schools that gave you a fee waiver.

Really?  William and Mary sent me a fee waiver and I applied, but I figured getting in there would be a long shot.

I think it all depends.  My sister's going to GSU part-time and hasn't graduated yet, but was offered a position at a really good law firm and is making 100k already.  I don't think there are any definite answers.

In Michigan, if you are at least 1/4 NA and can prove it, they pay tuition for any level of post-high school educaton at a public institution (and some private ones).  Just throwing it out there since it's a hard number I know for a fact.  No clue on if it's the same just for identification purposes.

Law School Admissions / Re: What type of schools should my buddy apply to
« on: February 23, 2008, 06:15:48 AM »
tag. I have a 2.76/165 and am URM (Native American)  I'm interested to see what people suggest.  I've applied to schools all along the scale, but didn't know what to target.

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