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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: U of Akron
« on: December 06, 2004, 03:13:26 PM »
I just got an email from Akron saying 100% of the people that applied with my number were offered full scholarships last year.. This surprised me greatly as I thought Akron had pretty good number averages.. Anyway, just thought I'd share..

Congrats to all you guys!!

I got the same email. LSAT below 160, GPA below 3.0. I'm trying to decide whether or not to apply... it would be app. #18


Congrats to above Akron admitees!

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General Off-Topic Board / Grammar Lesson Thread
« on: December 06, 2004, 02:46:36 PM »
This thread is for the purpose of improving the writing skills of future lawyers, including myself. We all have weaknesses when it comes to the mechanics of writing (my biggest is definitely spelling, or is that 'definately'?). Please share good rules of grammar here, or just your grammatical pet peeves.

Lesson 1- Their, There, and They're

'Their' is a word which indicates possession by more than one, as in, "Yale law students suck. I hate THEIR pretentiousness."

'There' refers to a place, as in, "Harvard is for silly-ass over-achievers with gigantic egos; I'd never go THERE."

'They're' is simply a contraction of 'they' and 'are'. For example, "People who score above 170 on the LSAT are generally very smart. Just ask them. THEY'RE likely to be the first ones to bring it up in conversation"

These words ARE NOT interchangeable, contrary to what you might read on this forum.


Anybody care to take 'Your' and 'you're' next?


  :-\

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted
« on: December 05, 2004, 01:21:33 PM »
What other schools are you applying to?  Is UA your first choice... you drive all the way there to just visit? I am wondering if I do decided to go there, whether to drive or fly and then ship my car.  How many times do you have to stay in hotels to get there?

Hey.. you and I could be future classmates.  8)

I'm from Austin, TX. UA is not my first choice, but I'd give serious thought to going there if admitted. You seem adverse to driving long distances  :) I come from a long line of road-trippers. I'd drive to China, if it was possible.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted
« on: December 04, 2004, 04:00:09 PM »
Some posters have told me that I belong in Tier 3 and Tier 4.  I refused to believe that and I applied to mostly Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools and one Tier 3 (Stetson) and today.. I got accepted to a Tier 2 school...University of Arkansas.

My file was complete only a couple of days ago, but I got an email today from the Dean saying that I got accepted and the mail will go out Monday.

Questions: I live in FL... IF I go there, should I drive my car there and stay in hotels in between.. or should I fly there and ship my car there?  (I think the cost might be similiar between the two).

Anyone know about housing there...better stay in dorm (if available) or rent an apartment? 

I shouldn't ask too many questions now, I still have like 10 ohter schools to hear from (hopefully not all rejections).. but, it's great to get accepted to somewhere before Christmas.  :)

My Stats:  151, 3.37,  NOT URM

On its catalog, University of Arkansas stated that it accept very limited out of state applicants whose index number is below 205..while mine is 190...(in case you wonder, for in state, it's 199, which mine is not even close) and they accepted me so fast, should I be optimistic about the remaining 11 schools as well?

This is fun.    ;)


Congratulations!

I calculate your idex to be 196.2, not 190. Still, people with higher indexes have been rejected already (according to LSN). You must have strong "extras". My index is 199, out-of-state, non-urm, and I'm still waiting.

My wife and I drove up to Fayetteville a couple of months ago to check it out. We both really like the town. VERY typical small college town in a beautiful setting. There's a street just off campus with some great bars and cafes (and one fantastic pub with about a hundred beers on tap!)

What's that? Oh! the Law School. Right. Not overly impressive facilities. I think it shares a library with the main university (I could be wrong, though). Sort of dated buildings...

I'd drive there from Florida. You can go through Louisiana, and there will be lots of casinos  :)

Well done on the Accept.!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: December 04, 2004, 10:56:36 AM »
Got the call today from a very nice lady. Not my first choice, but it feels good to get some feedback finally.

Anybody know how this school places in Chicago? Other info?

I got the same phone call. :) yay! at least I know I'm goin somewhere. And to whoever said JM is better than NIU I disagree. They're both pretty far down on the list, but I think you'd get a better education at NIU, they have much better facilities and a larger university from which to draw resources.

When did you two apply?

Oct. 18

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: December 04, 2004, 06:09:11 AM »
Interesting... NIU is usually brushed aside as a 4th tier toilet and now I hear that it places well in the third largest city in America. Does anyone else think this obsession with the US News ranking might be unhealthy and meaningless?

Location, location, location

There are in the 4th tier.... but what did she have to say?

Not much. Just congratulated me and asked if she could answer any questions. I didn't have any.

Thanks for the input, all.

Sorry, but no (as to the placement, I agree USNWR is just a whore). In terms of placing "well" in Chicago, you would be better off to go to John Marshall than NIU, since it is in the city. I guess it all depends on your definition of "well." You want the
U Chi/Northwestern/UIUC/Other T25 Chicago jobs? You better graduate with a building named after you, top 1 of your class (Note there was no percent), and writing your own law review journal. If you are going into public service, I'm sure it's fine. "Same" education, different prestige levels/alumni base. Will the NIU JD get you 120K starting? Better be that guy, otherwise you are making the NIU mean, posted here.

http://law.niu.edu/go.cfm?do=Page.View&ID=168

I'd personally take time off to improve my file if you want private practice, because that is a mountain to climb starting at under $50,000.

Here is the brutal, unfair truth: If you are not going to a Tier 1 school, hell, maybe even a Top 25 school, you damn well better go to one in your market, if not the best one. Since most of us can't get in to the best Chicago market ones, you need to go to one in the city over NIU.

One more point: make sure you do your research. Lots of people online are simply trolling to make their own school choice feel better (check some of the other law forums and listen to people say "[Insert Top 14 School Here] = third tier toilet."

... a very practical post.

I guess it goes back to each person's reasons for wanting to be a lawyer. I honestly believe everybody on this board has it in mind (at least in the back of their mind) that they'd like to make six figures right out of law school. However, a disproportionate number of people seem to simply take it for granted that this will be the case. In fact, some seem to imply that you can't live on less than $125,000 a year.

The main reason I've decided to become a lawyer is that I know I'll be good at it. If I was good at working with tools, I'd become a mechanic. I'm not. I'm good at (and enjoy) analytical thinking, writing, and helping people define and protect their rights. Every ABA law school offers a powerful license to be a mechanic for peoples' rights.

So, although I'm sure your salary analysis is right on the money, I'm simply having trouble taking it to heart. In ALL fields, those who are impassioned and dedicated practitioners of their trade accomplish the most. The rankings game stinks of foregone conclusions and mediocrity.

Thanks for the congrats, folks.
   

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: December 03, 2004, 04:21:45 PM »
Interesting... NIU is usually brushed aside as a 4th tier toilet and now I hear that it places well in the third largest city in America. Does anyone else think this obsession with the US News ranking might be unhealthy and meaningless?

Location, location, location

There are in the 4th tier.... but what did she have to say?

Not much. Just congratulated me and asked if she could answer any questions. I didn't have any.

Thanks for the input, all.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Northern Illinois University
« on: December 03, 2004, 02:52:12 PM »
Got the call today from a very nice lady. Not my first choice, but it feels good to get some feedback finally.

Anybody know how this school places in Chicago? Other info?

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Eliza, that sounds like a pretty tough spot to be in. I just have to worry about my wife quitting a job she really likes to move wherever I get in. We live in Austin now.


Whoa. That's messed up. Same situation here, dude. Wife's job, Austin, everything.

Sucks to maybe leave Austin, eh?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I Have Hatred for These Things
« on: December 01, 2004, 08:15:58 PM »
I hate mayo (or I will in about 5 mins after Koga posts his story).


I also hate people commenting on my grocery selections when in line at the market, rubberneckers, wet socks, yogurt without granola, long-distance relationships, going without breakfast, fake Christmas trees

Wow. I hate all of these things, too (especially wet socks... oh, and I put bran buds in my yogurt, not granola).

A.J., that's a great pic in your avatar. I get chills just looking at it and imagining the incredible energy he had.

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