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Incoming 1Ls / Can you get a scholarship your 2nd year?
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:20:03 AM »
I'm deciding between a T2 with no scholarship and a T3 with a full-tuition scholarship that is almost impossible to renew.

If by some huge amount of luck, I end up in the top 15% at the T2, will I have a chance to get a scholarship for 2L and 3L?

General Off-Topic Board / Nominations for the BAMF club
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:05:34 AM »
Please give me your nominations for the Bad A Mother Fs out there.

My nominations.

Jack Bauer
Jason Bourne
James Bond

True Bamfs.

General Off-Topic Board / Hey Liberals! Read this!
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:36:11 AM »

Read that article and give me your opinions.
I'm a moderate, so I'll try to be open minded to your "tax the rich" mentality, but I'm tired of stupid democrat talking points like "I talked to a secretary that pays a higher tax rate than her CEO"  People should learn the difference between tax rates, and taxes paid.  Often times lower average tax rates actually lead to more tax revenue.


General Off-Topic Board / Your Opinion on Obesity
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:09:17 AM »
A new study claims that by 2020 half of all adolescents will be obese. (BMI greater than 30)

Senator Obama claims that if we could reduce obesity levels to where they were in the 1980's it would save the country over 1 trillion dollars.

So what can the government do about it?


Law School Admissions / Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:51:04 AM »
Students who go to the top 14 schools get better grades and lsat scores than everyone else.  They may even be smarter than everyone else.

I wish that someone could do an experiment and take all of the students at Yale, and put them in a T2 school. Then take the students from the T2 school and put them at Yale.
Would the tables suddenly turn? 

I don't really have any idea what would happen, but it would be cool to see the results.
I aggree that LSAT is a good measurement of what makes a sucessful lawyer.  It's possible that the ability to do well on the LSAT accounts for about 25% of the skills it takes to be a good lawyer.
I think GPA is a bunch of crap though.  What is the quality difference between a 3.0 and a 3.5 student?  Is that difference equal to the quality difference between a 3.4 and a 3.9?  What about a 2.5 and 3.0?
What's the real correlation between undergrad GPA and Law GPA?

Maybe the average T2 student won't make a better lawyer than the average T14 student.
But a lot of T2 students will be better lawyers than a lot of T14 students even though the T2ers went to "less respected" schools.

Incoming 1Ls / What books should I read?
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:19:46 AM »
I'm an OL and I've got some extra time for the next few months, so I want to read a couple books about law school.
I used the search function to look through past threads, but I couldn't tell which books would be the best. 

Can anybody give me some suggestions?  Can you also tell me why the book you are recommending is worthwhile?

Law School Admissions / In-State Tuition
« on: March 28, 2008, 09:47:43 AM »
I'm in the mood to argue, so hopefully someone will have a friendly discussion with me.

I propose that there be an out-of-state waiver available for law school.
I only have one public law school in my state, and I was rejected, so now I believe I should get in-state tuition, or a tuition credit to go to law school in another state.

If that didn't work, then I think my home state should give me subsidized loans in addition the the federal loans I already qualify for.

Your thoughts?

Choosing the Right Law School / We need US News City Rankings
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:52:23 AM »
USNEWS needs to rank cities according to the best Job Markets for new Lawyers.

Most people have told me on here that outside of the top 20 or 30 schools you should use location as the dominant factor. 
How am I really going to decide between  Kansas City and Spokane, Wa?   Albuquerque and Cleveland?  Crime and Salary data only give me a small piece of the puzzle.

I care about level of education, but prospects after law school are probably more important to me.

Choosing the Right Law School / Thread for potential T2 Students
« on: March 25, 2008, 02:19:41 PM »
I love getting input from people who got 170+ on the LSAT, but to be honest, I'm hoping to get in contact with some people who are probably going to a school ranked between 51 and 100.

What have you heard about career options and job placement?
Are there some jobs that might be out of reach for us?
Is there really a big difference between T2 and T3?
Have you been accepted to T2s but rejected/waitlisted to some lower ranked schools?

Law School Admissions / Should I call them?
« on: March 24, 2008, 12:46:45 PM »
One school i'm waiting for says on their website that they handle applications in the order they are completed. They say you should get an answer in 5-10 weeks after completion. It's been 13 weeks for me. People who went complete after me started to get acceptances and rejections a few weeks ago.

Should I call them? 
If yes, then do you have any suggestions on what I should say?

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