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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What's wrong with T3 or T4?
« on: November 08, 2004, 08:34:02 AM »
there is nothing wrong with tier 3 or 4 schools.  if there was something wrong, do u think they would be accredited by ABA.  they only thing these schools don't have are the reputations and the huge endowments needed to get those reputations.  people here can't see pass T14 and there are a lot of excellent schools beyond that.

also, i know many people that have gone to tier 3 and 4 schools and graduate with jobs that offer the same starting salary that people on here associate with graduates from tier 1 schools.  job offers are not based only on the name of Th school guys.  its based on u and ur work.

as far as the connections go, those can be made anywhere.  i didn't go to harvard or yale for undergrad or grad school and i still made a lot of connections in my field.  its called networking and u don't need a tier 1 to do that.  most schools have huge alumni networks with tons of successful people welling to help students from their alma mater.  also there are ample opportunities to join professional organizations and attend conferences and workshops.  so the "connections" argument is kinda weak.

but hey, these are my opinions.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: people who tell you where to go--
« on: November 08, 2004, 08:22:09 AM »

from reading this and from past conversations with my friends, i am sometimes glad my grandmother only finished eighth grade (she raised me).  she knows relatively little about college and how things work, but she understands the important of getting an education.  she always told me not to worry about name, lables, and reputations.  she always said that i should be lucky that i have the opportunity to go anywhere because many people never get that chance.  she always said that success comes from hard work.  and even though it may take a little longer its worth it in the end.  so i live by her advice and will consider myself lucky even if i don't get into my #1 choice because i know there are people out there that weren't even given a chance to go to law school at all. 
my family doesn't care where i go b/c the know i will be just as successful as someone that graduated from harvard. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Schools that have requested your LSDAS report
« on: November 05, 2004, 11:04:17 AM »
DePaul (day after i submitted my app)
Northern Illinois
John Marshall (day after i submitted my app)

have all requested reports.  based on the depaul and john marshall howard and NIU should bet sent today.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why I'm glad Bush got re-elected
« on: November 03, 2004, 09:17:54 AM »
laura bush does not impress me at all.  she brings nothing to the "position" of first lady.

they only thing about bush i like is u know where u stand.  unlike other politicians he lets you know before he screws you.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: This sums up how I feel exactly.
« on: November 03, 2004, 08:56:56 AM »
I liked this article.  I

have been reading some of the postings today, but I would not respond because it seems futile to try to have an intellectual discussion about politics on hear with people resulting to name calling and personal attacks. 

True osama was the catalyst that started the sense paranoia, but it was the president that manipulated that paranoia, and the people for allowing it.  Even though I supported Kerry, I honestly can't get upset with bush for winning.  He didn't force people to vote for him.  He did what any other politician would do and manipulated facts, mislead the people, and allowed his own personal interests and the interests of his "friends" influence his decisions.

I could care less about his military record or his drug use just like I didn't care about Clinton’s side activities.  What concerns me is the erosion of individual rights, the use of the constitution to exclude an entire group of people.  The use of the law to deny privacy to the individual under the name of "national security"

another thing that bothers me is the manipulation of religion.  People like bush pick and choose scripture to support their views and ignore others.  In many cases these scriptures are used out of context.  Also, people like bush overlook anything that doesn't fit into their ideology.

Of all the things I dislike about this president and there are many, I have no choice but to go another 4 years.  No matter what happens in this country, and how angry I am about bush's decisions, I have to realize we give him the ability to screw us over for four more years.  I guess I will suck it up until Hilary is elected.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why I'm glad Bush got re-elected
« on: November 03, 2004, 07:11:13 AM »
think abou tall the great bushisms we will get.  

i say go for it.  apply to the schools u want and if u get in great.  if not really prepare and take the LSAT again.

as far as people saying your too old, screw that.  while in grad school i was sometime sthe youngest person in my class, but b/c of all the real world experience i learned a lot.  its good to have people with experience in classes.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: I just voted...
« on: November 02, 2004, 01:35:19 PM »
i will be voting at a restaurant, so not only would i have to deal with people waiting to vote, but i will have to deal with people ordering food.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: I just voted...
« on: November 02, 2004, 01:26:48 PM »
i hope i can get in and out like that.

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