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Everything I have ever seen, read or heard says ADCOMs like LOR from professors. I got all of mine from professors, everyone I know going to any T14 got theirs from professors. I wouldn't deviate from something that works i.e. LOR from profs.

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yes, and im guessing your answer by your tone?

Well, if it is a dream to go, spending an evening writing a targeted personal statement and applying doesn't hurt anything. That way you can always say you tried and who knows, maybe you will somehow get in. Weirder things have happened. I know people attending T14 schools, and how they got in is beyond me.

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It sounds like you scored right in the middle of where you were testing. Unless something really went wrong the day of, I wouldn't retake.

I agree. There is a variance. The OP might score better, but could also score worse. 165 is respectable.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 27, 2008, 08:56:05 PM »

#1. North Korea and South Korea speak the same language
#2. She never said she was from North Korea
#3. South Korea is one of our biggest trading partners

To the OP:
Hate to say it, but it is highly unlikely you will get a job doing what you want coming out of Pace unless you are VERY lucky. We are talking a 10% chance at best. That said, most people change their minds once they start law school.

Just make sure you go in with all the info.

As for Florida Coastal, it's beyond the pale. It's not that it's lowly ranked. There are T4 schools that are fairly well established in their communities and get their grads good entry level jobs- Florida Coastal is not one of them.

Your question: what is the difference between T4 and T3? Basically a silly magazine. However, there are worlds of variation within those two categories U.S. News has. Once you get to T2 territory and below, U.S. news becomes worse and worse at accurately reflecting school quality (not that it is that great at the top)

                                                   Year To Date
                                    Total in         Total in
                                    Billions         Billions
 Country Name                       of U.S. $        of U.S. $

 Canada                                 54.40           256.54
 China                                  34.28           156.59
 Mexico                                 31.12           151.27
 Japan                                  17.42            89.61
 Federal Republic of Germany            13.18            64.57
 United Kingdom                          9.97            48.06
 Korea, South                            7.42            35.33
 France                                  6.50            30.73
 Saudi Arabia                            6.50            26.69
 Venezuela                               5.80            24.21

Weird, I wouldn't really consider South Korea one of our major trading partners in comparison to Canada, China, Mexico, etc.

Furthermore, the OP did not state "South Korea." Don't assume the OP meant either one.  ::) ::)

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: What's the deal with FIU?
« on: July 27, 2008, 08:53:30 PM »
I am planning to transfer no matter what but how does St. Thomas fall in comparison to FIU, Nova, UM and the Miami market? 

Don't count on a transfer. Everyone expects to be at the top of their class, only 10% actually are.

Actually, technically, only one person (around .05%) actually is.

 ::)

It all depends on how one defines "top of the class", of course, but without additional clarification, it would generally be the top individual.

Doesn't anyone around here think before they post?  ::) ;)

 ::) ::)

You tell that to a hiring partner who considers top of your class top 10-15%.

 ::) ::)

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Do you think I should add U of Michigan to my list. I know my numbers are far from the range that typically gets accepted. But a professor at my undergrad school made me aware of a fact that University of Michigan accepts a a portion of the top applicants from each county. The county I am from is in the Upper Penninsula and is extremely underrepresented. I found out I could have gotten into U of M with any numbers practically for undergrad, that is if the information my professor provided me is correct. I was wondering based on this, if the same rule applies for Univ of Michigan's Law School. Do they try to pull in a diverse range of Michigan Residents?

Is this a serious question?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3rd Tier vs. 4th Tier Scholarship
« on: July 27, 2008, 12:24:47 PM »
What exactly do you mean by "energy trading?"

Do you need a definition of a commodity market?  :o

You also are bilingual, which is an important and marketable skill, especially since we do extensive trade with Korea.

Yes, North Korea is one of our biggest trade partners.  ::)

I would go to Pace, and focus on international trade classes, since there's probably more trade work in NYC.  Focus on that area, and leverage your korean language and cultural skills.

Yeah, 150k debt with dismal job prospects. Sounds like a winning combination. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools I plan on applying to
« on: July 27, 2008, 12:20:30 PM »
Also, on a note to my low gpa, i have an upward trend (I had a rough freshman year) and should i write an addendum for my gpa? Plus I have worked all through undergrad, am a member of Phi Alpha Delta (also on the e-board), youth soccer coach, and interned in the prosecutors office.

Write an addendum. It does not change your GPA, but it is better than nothing.

P.S. Even with a 2.94 you will get into some T2s because of your LSAT score. I would wipe schools like Cooley off the list. Save yourself the time of submitting the application via LSAC. It will be 30 seconds you will never be able to get back.

Good luck, you may very well hit one of your reaches with your LSAT score. Write a good personal statement and a good addendum.

Thanks for the advice, I just added Cooley because I'm quite paranoid because of my GPA, and I live in Michigan.

You have reason to be paranoid, but trust me, not that paranoid.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: What's the deal with FIU?
« on: July 27, 2008, 12:12:55 PM »
I am planning to transfer no matter what but how does St. Thomas fall in comparison to FIU, Nova, UM and the Miami market? 

Don't count on a transfer. Everyone expects to be at the top of their class, only 10% actually are.

Actually, technically, only one person (around .05%) actually is.

 ::)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools I plan on applying to
« on: July 27, 2008, 12:11:40 PM »
Also, on a note to my low gpa, i have an upward trend (I had a rough freshman year) and should i write an addendum for my gpa? Plus I have worked all through undergrad, am a member of Phi Alpha Delta (also on the e-board), youth soccer coach, and interned in the prosecutors office.

Write an addendum. It does not change your GPA, but it is better than nothing.

P.S. Even with a 2.94 you will get into some T2s because of your LSAT score. I would wipe schools like Cooley off the list. Save yourself the time of submitting the application via LSAC. It will be 30 seconds you will never be able to get back.

Good luck, you may very well hit one of your reaches with your LSAT score. Write a good personal statement and a good addendum.

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