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Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 10, 2004, 10:32:07 AM »
once again, u of i has a national reputation.  and a good one none the less.  just b/c u haven't heard of the school doesn't mean it is not famous.  if it wasn't i don't think they would have people applying from all over the country.

and by ur logic, certain schools would not be famous b/c a few people hadn't heard of them.  my grandparents never heard of vanderbilt and only learned about northwestern b/c my uncle worked in the dinning halls.  doe sthat mean they aren't famous?  apparently Cooley is famous, yet i never heard of it until i came to this board.

once again, say what u will but the facts are there.  u of i is a famous school with a good national reputation.

Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 10, 2004, 10:20:51 AM »
can u explain why u don't think it is a national school?

Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 10, 2004, 10:17:15 AM »
I just read the original post after reading the last few pages of this thread.  That email was definitely obnoxious, no question. 

U of Illinois and the people who go there have a serious identity complex.  They think that they're at a gigantic version of Harvard because their engineering program is in the top 3 behind MIT and Stanford.  The truth of the matter is that their liberal arts college (which overshadows the size of any other college in the university by at least 10,000 students) is fairly mediocre.  I took TestMasters with a smear of Liberal Arts/Sciences and Business students from U of I, and when they came off their mediocre pedestal and realized they weren't getting it, they still refused to ask meaningful questions because they're too cool for school; I guess they figured that since they went to Mega-Harvard there is no conceivable way they needed help.  All the while I was asking questions like hotcakes, and utilizing our instructor (who had scored a 179) and probably ended up with a score 5 or 6 points higher than any other person in the class.  (I talked to two people from the class after the test and they both scored sub 150, even after TM--all the others weren't cracking 160 after 2 months of TM to my knowledge). I know the mean LSAT for UIUC grads is only like 151, according to one of their grad's LSDAS report.   

I had a congressional scholarship to go to any Illinois-state funded school, and even though U of Illinois is the "best" academically, their haughty attitude and frat-life environment made me want to wretch immediately. I was on the first bus to the next highest program after experiencing their arrant hubris.

So to reiterate, U of Illinois has an identity complex, and because of this that email surprises me not one bit.

say what u will about u of i, but ur opinions can not over shadow the facts.  U of I is highly ranked law school with a national reputation. they are a famous school and simply b/c some people on this board and their parents, friends, cousins, whatever are so narrow minded that they think any school not a T14 is crap and not worth their consideration doesn't mean those schools are not excellent schools.

and basing ur arguments on the few u of i students in ur prep class is just crazy.  in no way shape or form can those few students reflect the entire u of i campus.  that is like me trying to say u represent everyone in southern/central illinois.  i find ur arguments weak and question the validity of ur "data"

and no i did not go to u of i and i am not applying there.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: chicago-kent mail
« on: November 09, 2004, 04:18:41 PM »
honors program: 
from my understanding u get tuition and fees plus 10,000 a year for living expenses.  u have to apply for it and minimum lsat is 164.  most of their past recipients had work experience and advanced degrees with many from the hard sciences.

Meta Discussion / Re: What ECs did you partcipate in during high school?
« on: November 09, 2004, 04:13:55 PM »
cheerleading and a job at the GAP

i usually vote democrat b/c i see it as the lesser of two evils. i identify with more of the philosophies of this party than i do with republicans.  however, i don't agree with them all. 

what we have is two parties both taking their ideologies to extreme points.  what we need right now is a party that is in the middle. maintaining that middle ground is how u win votes and elections.  the democrats didn't do that this time and hasn't really done that in a while.  the goal is not to attract the extremists but to attract the large number of people that are borderline republican/democrat.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 09, 2004, 03:31:10 PM »
were u look for a more detailed analysis?

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 09, 2004, 03:25:27 PM »
I didn't know Carmen Electra went to Harvard!!


don't worry u look much better than carmen and plus u have brains

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 09, 2004, 03:23:54 PM »
i think bush's foreign and domestic policies will in the long run have a megative impact on the country as a whole.

Acceptances / Re: Accepted - Cooley
« on: November 08, 2004, 04:06:49 PM »
It is really obnoxious how the ten or so people who seem to live their lives posting on this board seem to think that everyone who gets under a 170 is an idiot.  There is a reason why the posters on this board always have numbers 168+/3.8+, anyone with lower scores feels inadequate.

Now, I have a 166, and I know that that is 95th percentile, and I know that many of you would have been disappointed with that score.  That's fine; however, 95% of the students who took the exam would have loved to get that score, and then thy come on this board trying to seek advice and instead are surrounded by a majority on this board but a clear minority of law school applicants who imply that their scores would be disappointing.

This is not constructive, and the reason I chose this post was because Cooley very well may be an option for many students and they don't need to be ridiculed.  I work at the public defender's office (no comments from money-grubbers who think this is only for those who don't do well in law school) and two of the most dedicated, successful attorneys there went to Cooley.  They work alongside attorneys from various schools ranging from Syracuse to Fordham (and a Harvard grad retired in the past years).

I think we should support everyone who is actively trying to improve his or her chances of admission by scoping out boards such as these, because those of you lucky enough to have 170s and high GPAs, really don't need much advice or encouragement.

great post and i agree with u 100%.  i specifically said congrats b/c i know people would not be so eager to provided positive comments.  had the title said "Accepted to Harvard"  there would have been a 100 conrats posts in the matter of minutes.  i think its really sad that people put down schools on this board but it shows the level of maturity many people have.

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