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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UGeorgia and Georgia State
« on: February 04, 2005, 09:05:16 AM »
those sound like good places to start. keep in mind that minn. is ranked well above wisc.

I got a 164, too. I've been pessimistic, but my first (and so far only) decision was an acceptance at a school ranked near UC Davis. Applications are slightly down this year, you'll do fine. I've heard Hastings is more selective than similarly-ranked schools, but you've got a decent chance there and a great chance at Davis. Good luck.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UGeorgia and Georgia State
« on: February 04, 2005, 08:55:06 AM »
Minnesota is #19. Great school. I got into UGA with numbers similar to yours. If I were you, I'd apply to Tulane ASAP if you're looking for a good Southern school. Tulane is #4 in environmental law, #17 in international law and #27 in clinical. And you have a good shot with your stats. Good luck.

I would love to see the LRAP list if you end up making one. There's not much chance I'll be in a t14 though. More like 15-30.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: which schools did you NOT apply to?
« on: February 04, 2005, 08:47:01 AM »
Cornell (too reachy)
Fordham (too expensive for its rank)
Wake Forest (i like the name, so it was on my long list)
Maryland (somehow it slipped under my radar)
North Carolina (seems to be not quite as good as its reputation)
Texas (because it's harder to get in for out-of-staters)
Boston U (requires dean's letter - i don't need the hassle)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So, are you joining mensa?
« on: February 02, 2005, 12:14:32 PM »
Is it unrealistic to think that I could breathe some life into my local chapter? I thought maybe if I joined I could take advantage of their funds for a literacy program or something. I rarely hear about Mensa doing anything useful, but that doesn't mean it couldn't. I think it might be cool if younger people joined and changed the tenor of the group.

I looked at their interset group list and was disappointed by all the mystical ones (like psychic stuff, UFOs, etc). There is one skeptics group, though.

Applied 1-10, requested 1-20

I got engaged in the middle of the application process, so I adapted my plans a little bit. I applied to several schools I hadn't thought of seriously before: Washington & Lee, George Mason and American. I'm also applying to William & Mary, UVA, George Washington (where my fiance is in a master's program) and Georgetown. So the chances I'll be going to a DC-area school, or at least somewhere within some kind of reasonable  commute, is much higher. Also, if I don't get into one of those schools or end up having to choose between Minnesota/UCLA and American, we'll be moving. Maybe I'll try to transfer back to GULC or GW if that happens so she can keep going to school. Or maybe we'll spend 3 years in LA for me and then 1 in DC for her.

If I get into W&M or W&L or UVA, she'll go to DC for two nights a week and we'll live near my law school.

Most likely.

I'm going out there in a few days. I think I'll visit the admissions offices to make sure they know I really want to go to school in the area.

Law School Admissions / Re: Admissions Loophole
« on: December 13, 2004, 05:26:08 PM »
my reaches: UVA, UCLA, USC, UC Hastings, Cornell

I think I could get a sizeable scholarship at some schools ranked around 40-60, but I have a decent chance of admission at schools in the 20-range. So, for example, I could go into debt at Minnesota or I could not go into debt at Loyola (CA). I don't plan to go into big law. I'm interested in human rights, civil liberties, immigration and labor. What do I need to know to make a good decision on this?

GPA 361
LSAT 164

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