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Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 08, 2004, 03:41:38 PM »
"OH, REALLY? are we being perhaps a tad presumptuous?"

she clearly meant her post as a slam on the school.  now confronted with information that proves U of I can indeed say they are a member of the famous group she is trying to backpedal and see of it was just a funny email b/c of this, that, and the other.

and most of u know u would be jumping of joy if a t14 sent that email to u and sayin ghow great it was that u got.  it wouldn't be funny, it would be the highlight of the day for a lot of people on here.  lets be real here people.

Acceptances / Re: Accepted - Cooley
« on: November 08, 2004, 03:30:47 PM »
congrats on ur acceptance.

Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 08, 2004, 03:01:31 PM »
"but to say "some law schools youve heard of and some you havent, but us you definitely have!" is pretty hilarious, especially for me, since i don't know a thing about UI."

their email said they are in the group of famous law schools and that is accurate.  its not presumptious it is a fact.  it didn't say u have heard of them. just b/c u haven't heard of them doesn't mean they are not famous or well respected or national known as one of the countries top law schools.  

Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 08, 2004, 02:54:43 PM »
i wonder if that email would have been funny if it came from Harvard, Yale, or Penn.

Law School Applications / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 08, 2004, 02:47:58 PM »
U of I is a well respected and highly ranked law school.  it is ranked number 27 by US news which many of u seem to live by.  it is a very competitive school and not esy to get into.  so although their email may be funny, which it really isn't, it is accurate.

Law School Applications / Re: I'm screwed :(
« on: November 08, 2004, 02:43:10 PM »
applications as for ur undergrad GPA so u r correct in usuing thr 2.68 because that was the gpa given by ur schools.  The LSAC gpa is one the calculated to adjust for grad inflation i believe.  ur transcprits say 2.68 so that is the gpa u use.  schools will not think u lied b/c u didn't.  so don't worry about it and continue to put the gpa u got from ur school on ur apps.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: What's wrong with T3 or T4?
« on: November 08, 2004, 11:34:02 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.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: people who tell you where to go--
« on: November 08, 2004, 11:22:09 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 Applications / Re: Schools that have requested your LSDAS report
« on: November 05, 2004, 02:04:17 PM »
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, 12:17:54 PM »
laura bush does not impress me at all.  she brings nothing to the "position" of first lady.

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