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Why do you want to go to a T14? If it's for job prospects there are plenty of other schools that place large numbers of grads in large firms. There are two reasons in my book as to why go to a T14, A) you want to teach law

50% of law professors went to HYS or UC. If you want to teach law, you go to one of those four schools.

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This is generally bad advice.  The job prospects from the T14 are simply much better than at other schools, where you risk having trouble finding work if you're in the bottom half.

TITCR.

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Here is my take on interviews. Interviews are a way to weed out weirdos. No one expects a 0L to be extremely eloquent.

Dress up, look sharp, don't go in smelling like pot or booze, be polite i.e. don't call admissions people by their first names unless asked to, talk openly/honestly and even if you get really mad don't attack anyone or piss yourself.

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I don't go to Yankee's games, beaches or college bars but if I did, I don't think I would wear either of the outfits I suggested.

Sad.  :(

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 169 / 3.63 - retake?
« on: July 29, 2008, 02:56:25 AM »
I think you may have a decent shot at Boalt. Your GPA is only .01 under their 25-75%, and your LSAT is 2 points over their median. That is about as good as it can get for a splitter.

Good luck!

The problem with Boalt is that 1) they're idiosyncratic with their admissions, and actually pretty hard to get into on a % basis.  They're also very GPA focused, as noted, so if you don't have a 3.8, it's usually tough going, regardless of LSAT. 

He should still apply, of course, but I think he'd actually have better odds at CCN, not to mention the other 14 schools.

They are very GPA based? So they don't accept people inside of their 25-75%? That does not make sense. The OP is .01 off of the 25-75%.

Anyway, the statement that Berkeley is GPA based is incorrect. Here is the Berkeley admissions index:

xLSAT - 0.871    
xGPA -  23.487     
Constant - 8.474
Total - 259.202
GPA% - 37.47%

The GPA% is 37.47, and even with the constant removed the GPA% is still less than 50%.  :o

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: USC vs. Fordham
« on: July 28, 2008, 11:40:24 PM »
So I put the deposit down on USC, and am spending my morning tomorrow finding the cheapest available flight to go visit the school. I'll have to withdraw one of my applications within the week (I know, I know, I know, and I'm sorry to anyone still on the WL at either school! A spot will open soon!), but based on everyone's advice/opinions, I really need to see what I'd be leaving my entire life for before making the final call.

It's not entirely a matter of where I'll eventually be practicing. They're both great schools, and I figure some decent effort will make either degree work on either coast. I would love the new experience of USC/LA, but am not sure it's prudent to use law school as character-building/new experience time...


Visiting is a great idea.  And you do have to focus someone on where you'd rather work/live, if only because it will be SO much easier to get a job in the local market from either school.  (You can probably shift regions after a few year of work, though.)

Any hiring partner you ask at a V100 firm will tell you that once you start working your law school becomes irrelevant. Your law school get you your first job, after that it is based on performance.

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Trust me, if you are a guy wear at least a sport coat and tie. It is summer time in Tennessee so wear a light colored suit if possible.

Anyone who tells you to dress down either:

a) wants your spot

b) is socially retarded like many law school students

This is not a Saturday afternoon Yankee game, a weekend at the beach or a night out at a college bar with your friends. You are not going to make a bad impression dressing up.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 169 / 3.63 - retake?
« on: July 28, 2008, 11:29:01 PM »
I think you may have a decent shot at Boalt. Your GPA is only .01 under their 25-75%, and your LSAT is 2 points over their median. That is about as good as it can get for a splitter.

Good luck!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 28, 2008, 07:08:30 PM »
Daewoo isn't a huge player

Exactly, and Daewoo is to the automotive industry what South Korea is to trade. There is a presence, to some degree it may even be significant at times, but a major player, no. Definitely not a major player in relative comparison to other companies in the business, and likewise, South Korea is not a major player in relative comparison to our other trade partners.

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Wear a suit. It is like applying for a job. Don't look like a slouch.

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