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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WUSTL or W&L with money?
« on: April 29, 2005, 05:14:38 PM »
Ya, figured its probably George II.

Choosing the Right Law School / Anyone get in off PWL @ GULC recently?
« on: April 29, 2005, 04:22:29 PM »
I've been on PWL since early December. Wondering if anyone has been WLed this cycle and gotten in the past couple months...or do they wait til summer to reach into our pile?

I withdrew last week. How dare them to put me on the WL. F*ck you Tulane, I'm going to top 20 schools.

"Ranking the schools after a point becomes meaningless, because everything starts to hinge on geography. Local (and regional) schools have more alumni at nearby firms, and do more on-campus interviewing. If you're at a lower-ranked (but still good) school in LA, and want a job in Florida, you're going to have a very tough time. You're often better off in a school with lower average LSAT scores closer to where you want to work."

-Brody responding to why he doesn't rank schools at all past top 30.

This has to be pretty obvious and realistic to most people, but I think those trying to decide between schools in the lower top tier and second tier forget this...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WUSTL or W&L with money?
« on: April 29, 2005, 04:07:50 PM »
This thread made me realize that there are 3 law schools named after George Washington and they are all top 25. The one law school named after Thomas Jefferson is tier3 (or was it 4?).

Well if you factor in American's Washington College of Law and UDub...there are 5 named after him in the top tier...hence 10% of all top tier law schools (i think my math is right  :P)

Also, isn't the whole area of Georgetown named after him? Or was it King George II...I am slowly losing my US history memory.

Guys....just a note. More often than not, Hastings and the other UCs don't compete for resources since the UC regents that governs Hastings is more independent from the UC regents that governs the rest of the system. How do i know? I used to have to go to UC regent and ucla government meetings.

Previous post wasn't meant to flame specific people. Even Brody isn't all knowing...but it was meant to make fun of everyone on this board; virtual wannabes.

I think its funny how us prelaw people are trying to evaluate the rankings system made by T14 educated, practicing and formerly practicing attorneys. Brody himself went to HLS, practiced with Cravath, and his company includes a lot of people like this, with many former professors and authors.

We have studied the law school rankings/app/prestige system for a few months, a couple years tops...and we think we know everything to make slight changes to their system.  :P

We are dumb...get over it.

Applied to more T14s. I am waitlisted at all of them, but I thought it would have be a flat rejection for sure. I'm sure I would have received better feedback if I applied to more.

Studied for the LSAT more in my prep course. Its an incredibly easy to master test. Even though I got a decently high score in the upper 160s, I think I could have broken 170.

I can think of more dumb things that people I know did, cause I feel like I did pretty well in my planning.

Dumb things my really really smart friends who should be at Harvard law did:
-not taking a LSAT prep course and trying to study on their own cause a thousand bucks was a waste to them (ya ya we all know people who studied solo and did really super...but we also know 50 people who did take a program and did really super)
-writing a boring personal statement about why they really really wanted to be a lawyer or simply their long bio (hence making them like 80% of the app pool)
-not adding a diversity statement simply because they were white
-getting recs last minute (think December), a lot of times from professors who barely knew them or didn't know them AT ALL
-applying too late
-not applying non-binding early decision to schools...a lot have it, and its less pressure, with easier acceptance

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Transferring
« on: April 25, 2005, 11:23:54 PM »

Yahoo transfer group. Really helpful.

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