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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, 12:56:25 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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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USC vs. Fordham
« on: July 28, 2008, 09:40:24 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, 09:29:01 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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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 28, 2008, 05:08:30 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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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 28, 2008, 03:57:39 PM »
Canada, major trading partner, South Korea, minor trading partner. That is all, please carry on.

Samsung, Hyundai, Daewoo, Kia, eMachines, LG, .... I'd say Korea's pretty high on the list.  Sure, Canada is way bigger than Korea, but I wouldn't call Korea minor by any stretch.

Yes, yes, yes. Daewoo is so impressive.  ::) ::)

There is a major drop off in our trading our top six trading partners. Calling a country that makes up .5% of our trade a "major" partners is not correct. That is like calling Daewoo a major player in the car business. Are they a player, sure? Are they a major player like the Big Three, Toyota, etc? No.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 169 / 3.63 - retake?
« on: July 28, 2008, 03:52:24 PM »
I'd recommend you aim high.  You never know who will like you (or for what reason), and you might be surprised like I was.  I also got all of my applications sent in in October, so I'm sure that didn't hurt, and it's nice to get acceptances and scholarship offers early.

TITCR.

I got accepted to a few schools that really surprised. I also got rejected by one or two that really surprised. I really recommend people aim high, and apply to a lot of schools early.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 169 / 3.63 - retake?
« on: July 28, 2008, 01:30:52 PM »
You stand a legitimate shot at every single one of your "goal schools." In fact, you are 50% on the LSAC UGPA/LSAT calculator at several of those schools. Your biggest concern, with your present numbers, will be which school offers you the most money, not whether or not you get in.

Good luck and get your apps in early!

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