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Do most students know what kind of law they want to practice by the end of the first year?
Do you know of any resources that could help me narrow it down?
I'm planning on going into corporate law, but I don't want to miss out on opportunities in other areas.

There are a few more specific fields I'd be really interested in, but I don't know if there is any demand.

You're right.  I'm sorry.

I think I'm better than my numbers suggest, and I just wish I had a chance to prove it.  I'm punished because everyone says they are better than their numbers. A lot of people would just instantly assume I'm wrong about my situation before they know anything about me. 

If schools aren't interviewing because they don't have enough time, then oh well.
If schools aren't interviewing because they are afraid their committee will value looks over test scores and GPA, then I feel like I'm being robbed of a chance to prove my case in person because there's too big of a risk that someone will accept me based my broad shoulders.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Passing up a full-ride...
« on: March 17, 2008, 02:24:48 PM »
I had a similar decision to make and my friend gave me some good advice.
50-80k in tuition represents around $7,000-10,000 a year in student loan repayments after you graduate.  Is it highly likely that you can make 7-10k a year more by going to one of your preferred schools? 
Also, what requirements do you have to maintain the scholarship to the second year? 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Dayton Law
« on: March 17, 2008, 02:13:43 PM »
What kind of info are you looking for? 

I changed my silly response.  I know you were joking.  I just think it's stupid to bring race and gender into an argument about experience and the ability to do well in an interview.  We can't be so concerned about fairness that we forget about creativity and personality. 

I'll stay away from Gender, but I'm sorry, personality and previous work experience are important.

I just got owned.  Touche`
Supply and demand is still important though.

(Response was changed from previous immature response, I'm cranky and need to take a nap) 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: University of Utah
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:43:49 PM »
You are a much better candidate than I am, so I'll probably get rejected by Utah.  I hope I hear from them soon.

I was accepted to a T2 school and I got a great scholarship from a pretty good T3, but then a week later I got waitlisted by two T4 schools.  I don't really understand it.

That question is a trap. 

What if a few big firms in a region started doing a ton of business in China?  Should the schools that place students in those firms give credit to people who speak mandarin?  I think so.  But I don't think that means the school thinks that people who don't speak a foreign language are poor candidates, it just means the school knows that the foreign language speaker has a greater chance of getting a job.

It's noble to not allow market forces to influence your decision, but it's a little too idealistic. 

"All those would help, but that's basically suggesting that deep seated prejudices can be avoided if only you tell people not to.  Short people, overweight people, people who speak slowly, people with poor fashion sense, people with quiet voices, people with frizzy hair... all these people currently benefit from a metrics-based system.  Interviews would mostly serve to benefit those who look like television lawyers: six feet tall, booming voices, impeccable suits.
I think it's interesting that fairness has anything to"

Are you saying that clients don't choose their lawyers subjectively?  What about the firms they go to? 
Should firms hire associates based on grades alone?  Do you think firms should avoid interviews because they may discriminate against short lawyers?
I just think some law schools (Not all of them) should be choosing candidates based on their chances of being successful in the real world.  One way to measure that is to find out if they've been successful in the real world before. 

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