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Transferring / Re: Would really appreciate everyone's input on this...
« on: February 14, 2009, 06:44:12 PM »

Transferring / Would really appreciate everyone's input on this...
« on: February 14, 2009, 05:10:25 PM »
Hey everyone. I recently finished my first semester at a T2 school
ranked in the 60's.

I finished the first semester with a 3.71, my school's curve is a 3.2. Rankings are not out yet, but I believe a 3.7 should be
right around top 10%.

My question that I would like help with is what do you think my odds
are at GULC and BC early action? I don't have anything special soft
factors, I am in the midst of applying now, just wanted to know
everyone's input on what my chances are. If any of you have applied to
either of these school's early action, your input would be appreciated
even more. Thanks in advance.

Also, I checked out the transfer apps yahoo group page, which has good info, but I would like to see some of your responses. Thanks

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone doing Dual MBA JD degrees?
« on: June 15, 2008, 11:39:56 PM »
I'm also considering this two things I have noted:

My cousin who got a JD/MBA from UCLA (also accepted to NYU) said that the MBA was not needed, and that I should just get the JD. When I met with my pre-law advisor he brought in a corporate attorney that day, and he told me the MBA wasn't necessary either. It seems like such a win win, but the only two people I know say it isn't worth it/necessary.

Hope this helps

Wow great response guys thanks for the input. I found this webpage on Seton Hall detailing their curve, I have some basic idea what it means, but since you guys actually have dealt with law school curves, maybe you could make more sense of it and how hard a 3.3 will be to maintain.


I was admitted with a scholarship to Seton Hall. In order to keep the scholarship, I have to keep a 3.3 GPA, which on their curve is a B+ (their grades go all the way up to a A+ which I believe is a 4.3). I know many of you don't go to Seton hall but basically how hard is it to keep a B+ average in law school, what type of work is involved and basically what have your experiences been, thanks!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 150K -200K Debt Club...Anyone?
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:15:20 AM »
Nothing is worth this much debt. Period. I do a good deal of investing and I could take 200k, get margin turn that into 400k, and as long as I earn better than 5% I am in the clear (some stocks offer dividends alone of 7%). I have no idea why anyone would do this. I wouldn't be 200k in debt to go mars. You have one life to live, even if you land a great highpaying job, your hours suck. Of course, the people who start this path say, well I will start at 160k-200k a year and i can get rid of the debt in no time and be making bank. Hmmm

Have any of you heard of the AMT, it was a great creation by the IRS, your 160k, not eligble for any deductables, and then you ship 35% a year away to federal, not to mention state and if you live in new york, city taxes. After living expenses I would be impressed if you could put away 50k a year. If you can get into a great school, go to one a little lower ranked thats basically free. Thats what I am doing and couldn't be happier.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cardozo (PT) vs Seton Hall (20k)
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:11:27 AM »
Hey Sorry to get to this late, I decided on Seton Hall. I visited the school and was really impressed, I really think its on the way up. I went to Rutgers with Undergrad, I loved it but the red tape at the school is legendary. I am not sure how they treat you in law school, but good luck with the administration.

In my humble opinion I wouldn't take 170k out of debt to go to the moon let alone law school, nothing is worth that kind of debt. Everyone wants to talk about how much you will make. I invest a lot, if I took 170k on margin I could easily put that in conservative investments and have my pricipal +100k. and I wouldn't be miserable either. Go to where you get the most money and enjoy your life, this is not a dress rehearsal.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Messed up, now I need some help
« on: May 16, 2008, 08:24:19 PM »
Got a C+, thank God, phew!

Hey everyone, turns out I got a C+ in that class i thought I wasn't going to pass. Thank God, thanks though, If it makes anyone day feel better I was in a mini-hell for about 5 hours

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