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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
« on: December 15, 2005, 08:35:33 AM »
SWM- I actually think the DUIís helped me not hurt me, since there were 10 years ago. I wrote an addendum, took full responsibility for my stupidity, and then discussed how that was a turning point in my life and all that stuff. As a side note, the Judge who handles all the ethics cases for lawyers getting disbarred here spoke at my orientation. He is also past president of the ethics committee. He was nice enough to meet with me a few weeks ago for lunch and talk about how my DUIís might affect my bar admission. The short of it is, it wonít. Keep my nose clean, donít dink/drive anymore, and it should not be a problem, FYI.

Arhodg- if you start to get a rash of rejections for your reaches, you can always contact a school and ask to be considered for their PT program as well, or just have them move your app to PT exclusively (Personally I think apply to either/or is not as good an option as just PT, as they may hold you app trying to see how both classes fill out, then not have anyplace for you).

By the way, my experience last year was the same as the year before; I really did not start to hear ANYTHING from most of my schools until late March, April and into May. And all of my apps where complete by Thanksgiving both years.

Anyway, I just finished my last exam, Contracts, so the first semester of the JD program is over for me. If anybody has any questions about law school in general, shoot away and Iíll try to answer them if I can.

So is law school what you thought it was going to be?  How is the workload?  Are you still glad that you are doing it?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: December 14, 2005, 11:04:13 PM »
congrats to everyone on their acceptances, good luck in the future!

it's what i have to do. the brits starved my ancestors so much that they had to come to america. where they killed my other ancestors.

Erin go braugh!

Law School Admissions / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: November 14, 2005, 07:49:49 PM »
florida coastal fee waiver/application.

i accidently ordered one too many lsdas i wait for a better waiver or use it on this?

edit: nevermind, the online app is free to all. I feel cheap.

For what it is worth, I have similar numbers that you have, and I was accepted last week to Fl probably would be an auto-admit for them if you apply. 

Hope it helped you...take care.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Favorite commercial of all time...
« on: October 04, 2005, 11:48:52 PM »
Budwesier (or Busch) commercial with the horses and the ranchers... horses start runnin' round, then they start playing football.  After a TD, they line up and kick an extra point. 
Rancher #1 - They always do that?
Rancher #2 - Naw.  Sometimes they go for 2.
That is a good one, but I like the one with the zebra (referee) reviewing the play and all the others standing around waiting for the decision.

Law School Admissions / Re: pre-law major
« on: October 03, 2005, 07:40:22 AM »
Found this...kind of old, but hope it helps.  Personally, I still believe your numbers will matter the most in the end.  Just think...look, he had a 170 and 3.8 but we can't let him in because he has a BS in CJ...poor guy...


    No such thing as a "prelaw major" should exist at any undergraduate institution.  Prelaw advisors at 4-year schools come from a variety of disciplines, and receive the frequent correspondence that comes from LSAC, posting the brochures, flyers, etc. that law schools send out.  You can get advice about applying and attending law school from a variety of people, but this should not replace the advice you get from your regular academic advisor.  Any of a dozen LSAT workshops or test prep services also vary widely, and some test prep is better than none.  As a Justice Studies professor, I have to be honest and tell you that criminal justice is probably NOT what you should major in.  Many law school professors don't regard it as a rigorous enough subject, or they have a personal bias of some sort, or they may prefer to teach you everything you need to know about law while you are in their hands.  Here's a table of the:


#1 English 35%
#2 Philosophy 28%
#3 Economics 15%
#4 Political Science 13%
#5 Other 11%
#6 Psychology 5%
#7 Sociology 4%
#8 Religion 3%
#9 Anthropology 2%
#10 Criminal Justice 1%
#11 Business 0.5%

Source: Chambliss, Wm. & Aida Yass (1995) "Law School Admission Criteria
and Criminal Justice Undergraduate Majors" ACJS Today XIV(2):1-3

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT 4 times, and no I am not insane
« on: September 27, 2005, 11:22:46 AM »

I am hoping that Oct scale will be better for you than June was for us...good luck and hang in there.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: September 12, 2005, 06:43:09 PM »
It's nice to see the Weis might have the Irish moving in the right direction for a change...finally.  The Mich game was great, even if Mich offense couldn't find their ass with both hands.  Winning in their house is always a treat.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: New Justices
« on: September 12, 2005, 01:02:22 PM »
You guys think there are some wacky initiation *&^% that'll go on with these new guys?  I can just see John Paul Stevens giving John Roberts swats, and Roberts saying "Thank you sir, may I have another"

and you would have to believe Thomas would be holding an inflatable doll in hand and a leash attached to a sheep in another....

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