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Hey, thanks for reading.

I have a couple questions for you guys and I am just going to lay them out in two threads.

I am interested in going into a one-year MBA program at a decent state school after Undergrad. In particular, somewhere like UMass that offers distance-learning. If I get a near 4.0 at this school, would my chances for law school be increased by a lot, a little, etc? Basically, is it pointless or can it help me? Will potential firms by impressed that I have an MBA from a decent state school, or will they just brush it off?

My reasons for going into an MBA program besides the obvious interest in the courses, is that I am graduating from Undergrad WAY early, so I can use the year to mature and boost up my application, for both law school and future firms.


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Law School Applications / Scale at SW?
« on: November 22, 2004, 10:37:50 PM »
I posted this in another section, but I figured I might get more responses here.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the Scale program at Southwestern? For those who don't know what this is, it's basically a unique two-year law program that Southwestern offers. Classes meet year-round for two years with breaks on holidays only. You get the same education as all other JD's except you finish a year early. Saving a year and taking this time to network and/or just get ahead in the game sound very tempting. Plus, I'm starting to think it's really not that hard. The only difference is that their aren't any summer breaks in between, but hell, most of our friends/family will be working in the summers anyway, so why shouldn't we? I am seriously becoming interested in this program, perhaps as a back-up or maybe in my top list. It will depend on how my grades are, but I am interested in it.

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Law School Applications / Rolling Admissions?
« on: November 17, 2004, 02:37:46 AM »
When schools say they have rolling admissions, and a deadline of say Feb. 1st, does that mean you can apply early (like right now) and get a response fairly soon or do they wait until after the deadline to decide? Also, will they most likely wait until you first semester grades come in to make the decision or is the Fall semester, in all likelihood, irrevelant?

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Law School Applications / What's the deal with Southwestern?
« on: November 12, 2004, 06:02:03 PM »
Some guy recently posted a thread about this school in a different section, and it got me thinking about how good this school really is for Entertainment/Sports law. Out of curiousity, I just called the Southwestern employment center and asked them if it was rare for graduates to go into the Entertainment law field. The guy told me that they have a huge alumni in this field and that it was "quite common" for SW graduates to go into this field. He sounded very confident in his response, like he was completely sure of himself.

I just think that sounds kind of strange because I always thought it was an extreme long shot to get into this field, especially from a tier 3 school like SW. The guy made it seem like it was definitely possible coming from Southwestern. Maybe it's because of the LA location, but I still don't know.

Is this guy at the employment center just trying to promote his school or is he for real? What do you guys think?

Btw, here is a link that might back up his case:

http://www.swlaw.edu/entertainment/alumni.html

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Law School Applications / My list of classes for next semester
« on: November 10, 2004, 11:34:07 PM »
I've been working on this all night and just want to post my classes for next semester if anyone cares. Please comment if you have taken one of the courses or have heard something interesting about them...

1) Deviance/Social Control (Sociology)

2) Women in Developing Countries (Sociology and Core requirement)

3) Sociology of Education (Sociology)

4) Intro. to Judaism (Religion Core requirement)

I passed on Urbanization and Development (Sociology) and Credit Card Nation (Sociology).

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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LSAC and LSDAS / LSAC GPA and transfer students?
« on: November 10, 2004, 05:41:01 PM »
This is probably a more appropriate board for my question...

Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me if the LSAC GPA only includes classes THAT get transferred over to your degree holding school, or all classes that a student takes during their Undergraduate years?

I am wondering because I transferred over to my current University and since then have take a few classes at a different school. I took them because I was under the impression that they can easily transfer over, but was surprised to hear the they didn't get transferred over to my current school because I had never went through the whole petition process of taking classes at a different college. The transfer coordinater told me they just couldn't transfer even though I didn't know I had to go through the process.

I received A's in those classes that didn't get transferred over, and I was just wondering if I can include them in my overall LSAC or will they not be included since they were not transferred over to my degree school?

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / LSAC GPA and transfer students?
« on: November 10, 2004, 03:48:45 AM »
Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me if the LSAC GPA only includes classes THAT get transferred over to your degree holding school, or all classes that a student takes during their Undergraduate years?

I am wondering because I transferred over to my current University and since then have take a few classes at a different school. I took them because I was under the impression that they can easily transfer over, but was surprised to hear the they didn't get transferred over to my current school because I had never went through the whole petition process of taking classes at a different college. The transfer coordinater told me they just couldn't transfer even though I didn't know I had to go through the process.

I received A's in those classes that didn't get transferred over, and I was just wondering if I can include them in my overall LSAC or will they not be included since they were not transferred over to my degree school?

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / GPA or difficulty of classes?
« on: November 09, 2004, 01:17:53 AM »
This is probably a cliche question, but do you guys think my transcript will be looked down upon if I have a high GPA but relatively easy classes? Since I have decided that I am pre-law, I am thinking of doing a last-minute major switch to Sociology since I have already completed a few of the major courses as electives. This will leave with my A LOT of free electives to choose from to complete my degree, and I am thinking about taking relatively easy A classes like "Music of the Americas" and sh*t like that. I hope I can get A's with these easy electives, instead of B's in more difficult electives like an English course or what not.

Is taking "easy" classes to get A's a bad plan, or is judging whether or not a class is easy or hard too subjective? I mean, would an adcomm really know that Music of the Americas is an easy class at my school or do they just care about the overall LSAC GPA?

If I was an adcomm, all I would care about is the LSAC GPA and LSAT. Honestly, I would look at a person taking easy classes to get straight A's as just a good strategic plan, but that's just me.

Oh, and I'm not aiming for top schools (I will be border-line Tier 1) if that makes a difference in your answers....

Again, sorry if this post seems cliche.

-Future

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Law School Applications / Is UC Boulder Tier 1?
« on: November 06, 2004, 01:33:57 PM »
1) Is UC Boulder a tier 1 school? It is apparently tied for #50 with 2 other schools, and is 2nd in line behind Baylor after #50.

2) Does anyone know the 25h/75h GPA/LSAT percentiles for this school? I can't find it on their web site.

3) Would it be out of the question to practice in CA (in particular San Fran) after graduation since it is NOT that far away from Colorado?

4) Anyone else have any other thoughts/opinions about UC? I have heard that Boulder is really nice and the out-of-state tuition is only 12 k I believe.

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / How is the LSAC gpa calculated?
« on: November 04, 2004, 09:51:28 PM »
I took a lot of classes at a community college where each class was 3 credits. Now all my classes are 4. Is this going to make a difference in my LSAC gpa since most of my A classes were 3 credits and now most of my 4 credit classes are B's?

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