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Law School Admissions / Please Answer My 2 Questions
« on: September 24, 2004, 10:27:28 PM »
OK I'm a newbie with all of this so please answer my 2 rather dumb questions. ANy info would be appreciated.

1) I understand that law firms often recruit the top students at each law school. However, my question is, if a person gets a JD by just getting a 2.0 (and obviously doesn't get recruited right after graduation) - wouldn't that person still have the same opportunity to find a job in a respectible firm? I am assuming that law school grades and achievements don't show up on resumes so why does it matter how well a person does in law school as long as they graduate?

2) What are the chances of going to a law school like the University of Washington (or another lower tier 1 school) in the West and ending up working in a city like Atlanta, Miami, or Honolulu?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is this a wow-factor or just ridiculous?
« on: September 24, 2004, 10:42:07 AM »
Generally speaking, does this sound possible or am I over my head? Part of the reason why I'm considering this ie because my undergad university has a 4 + 3 BA/JD program and I am guaranteed admission if I just maintain a certain gpa and receive a good enough LSAT score. However, I would like to try out for at least one top school ED, like I mentioned.

As far as the LSAT goes, I will most likely get a score equivalent to SAT 1 1250-1300. I haven't studied for the LSAT yet because I want to get a plan in order first and it's still early.

Personally, I think I would be a wild-card by doing this because of my age and the number of CC I have taken. However, I still think it's worth the risk because I would save a full year's tuition and still get into the law school at my university through the program (I already contacted my advisor and she said the CC classes would transfer in).

What do you guys think about this?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Is this a wow-factor or just ridiculous?
« on: September 23, 2004, 07:31:32 PM »
Hey, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I have a rather weird situation and could use some advice. I'm interesting in applying to law school next year. The thing is, I am only a freshman at my university but pretty much already have junior status. Basically, I will be graduating after my sophomore year as a psych major, probably with honors. I am not a prodigy by any means - I was just smart enough to take CC classes (and do very well in them) while I was in high school and during the summers.

I currently have a 3.62 overall GPA (with A's in difficult classes like Statistics, Physics, English, and Calculus and Analytical Geometry) and I expect to have about a 3.5 by the time I'm done with this year. I expect to get a pretty good LSAT score, but probably not anywhere near amazing.  I am just assuming this and I haven't actually done much research on the LSAT. I also have solid EC's and will get solid recommendations.

I am looking to apply to some mid-major schools and probably one top school ED, possibly Notre Dame. Basically, I don't feel it would benefit me in any way to be a double, or even tripple major. Basically, I figure there's no point to hang around my university and pay such a high tuition when I already can get my degree in 2 years.

Am I completely over my head or does this sound reasonable?

Thanks.

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