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last i knew, baylor was still tier 1, though i don't know for sure. it was right around 50, so it might have slipped to tier 2.

Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Example Transfer Personal Statements
« on: October 18, 2005, 10:31:04 PM »
"Lansing is "miserable" how? I'm curious."

i mean no offense if you live there and like it. i once lived on the edge of lansing and hated it. maybe it's nice to live near the capitol, i don't know. but i don't know anyone who's ever been happy living as a student in lansing. it always seems to be either an extremely lonely area or a semi-sketchy one. either way, it's an atmosphere that can be avoided by living a mile down in east lansing. things are much more pleasant there.

EDIT: you really have to lower my reputation points because i insulted lansing?

i think your friend will find out tomorrow that the point of outlining is to synthesize the class, and to simplify the book...not to write your own. your friend will spend most of her time shuffling through an outline that makes no sense under pressure.

what i'm wondering though is, are you feeling comfortable with 6 pages for the material from the first half of the semester? i had figured that one page per week was a good average. any opinions?

and of course, good luck!

Transferring / Re: top 25- transferring up?
« on: October 13, 2005, 10:27:25 PM »
Well my understanding that the percentages accepted are quite small, but since transfer admission depends heavily on 1L grades, if you do well you can end up getting in somewhere much higher up than where your LSAT/U-grad scores put you initially.  One friend of mine just transferred from GW (having low-160s LSAT, maybe 3.5 u-grad GPA) to Columbia-- based on his 1L performance and a really interesting resume (fluent in several languages, many leadership activities). Another got waitlisted at U Michigan from Brooklyn law.

So it's certainly possible.  But from what I hear, to have a good shot you want to be near the top 10% of your class.

i also go to GW. did you friend place top 10%? at first i had figured that this would be necessary to do in order to transfer, just as others looking to transfer have to do. however, when i got to school this year, i heard from others that lower T14's will take people from GW who place only in the top 25-30%. i wonder if this is true. though i'm sure that columbia is a much different story than, say, georgetown.

but another question. with a 3.5/low 160's LSAT, did you friend by chance start in the PT program at GW?

Transferring / top 25- transferring up?
« on: October 13, 2005, 10:51:29 AM »
anybody at a top 25 school looking to transfer in to the top 14?

any chance that the standards are easier than, say, transferring from a lower tier school?

Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 07, 2005, 08:12:33 PM »
do you know if he had any academic background in german/european law? i've heard mixed opinions about whether or not such classes are worth one's time.

Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 07, 2005, 02:50:55 PM »
You might do better inhouse at a multinational.  I know someone who works at Siemens and works in Germany a few months every year.

Yeah, I actually just read a chapter in a book on international law, and one international lawyer really recommended this. My question to you would be, how did you friend land this job? Was it by chance, or was s/he seeking to be an inhouse multinational?

Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 06, 2005, 10:25:55 PM »
so then it's about experience? but it's still possible for an american JD?

Current Law Students / practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 06, 2005, 09:50:47 PM »
i've asked this elsewhere, but thought i might see what people here say...

is practicing law abroad with a US JD possible? actually, i'm sure it's possible...but is it likely? i see that there are a lot of "gloabal law firms", which i had heard offered opportunities to work abroad for those that really wanted them, and earned them. but recently i emailed one and they basically said that this was impossible. are there any realistic ways of getting a job abroad with a JD (ex. not working for the UN, which about 2 people get to do every year)? i don't have my heart set on some vague idea of "practicing international law" or anything, but given that i've focused so much time and energy on studying europe before law school, and that i would later like to focus my grad studies on the same area, i would like to think that it's at least possible. any ideas?

Current Law Students / Re: "We've already got your money!"
« on: October 06, 2005, 08:49:59 PM »
Law school is nothing more than a business. Especially when you talk about T4s -- only half of their admits will ever become lawyers.

is this a real fact? do the other 50% even use their degrees, or just give up hope of ever being a lawyer?

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