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Law School Admissions / Re: Do highschool grades matter?
« on: February 24, 2005, 08:42:49 AM »
actually it can matter.  I have a college class that I took during HS showing up on my lsac transcript.  I'm still trying to figure out if this is because I tried to get college credit for it, or if it's because it was taken at a community college, showed up on the CC transcript and it's a mistake on lsac's part

so if the situation arises where you can get credit for HS classes, unless you get an A, I'd turn it down.

I have a problem with a high school dual credit class.  Much drama with University of Florida.  If anyone is interested I would be happy to explain.  Blah.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Practicing in Europe
« on: February 21, 2005, 09:23:45 AM »
ooo, me too! only for me its london.  so technically it isn't europe since they aren't in the EU.

but anyway, yeh, lets get our heads together to find out!

I am looking to practice in London as well.  Great city. BTW the UK is in the EU. They joined after France no longer had De Gualle(sp?) to veto their application.  Sometime in the 70's.  The arent on the Euro though.  Switzerland is in Europe, but not in the EU, but they are still European :).

Anyways,  I am definitly interested in anything you guys find out :).

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Who's still in at NOWHERE??!!
« on: February 17, 2005, 05:32:06 AM »
Ok guys, as a memeber of this club, I am really starting to worry.  :(

Most of my apps were sent in late december, complete beginning of January.

I have only heard from two schools (rejections) and I am guessing I was an auto reject.

I have a pretty big split (158/3.9).

Should I be concerned that I am not getting in anywhere?

Thanks again for all the congrats (the sincere ones, anyways) :)

First of all, all of the people who couldn't accomplish what they set out and are ragging on my because I'm Black and got into Boalt can kiss my ass, and kiss it well, as I dance my way down to Boalt Hall.  That is, IF I even decide to go to Boalt Hall.  

It's so funny.  First of all, anyone who knows ANYTHING about Boalt knows they don't practice AA.  Dumbasses.  Besides, there have been URM's with much higher LSAT's than mine that were dinged at Boalt, while there are whites that have gotten in with numbers similar to mine.  Where's your logic there?  Assholes.  You guys don't know a damn thing about the application I submitted to Boalt, besides the numbers.  All of these invalid and completely unjustified assumptions, and you plan on being LAWYERS?  Boy oh boy, now THAT is comedy!   :D

Oh, and graduating at the bottom 10% huh?  I mean, it's so evident from my GPA that I'm a slacker huh?  You really nailed that one!  LOL.   Loser.  

I knew this would happen.  All I wanted to do was to give hope to some people out there that have split numbers like me but may have phenomenal soft factors, and these losers turn my thread into an AA debate.  >:( Whenever people get accepted for reasons that may not be attributed to LSAT alone, they get jumped on.  How insecure is that?  You guys should really be a little more modest with your insecurities. Have a little pride... just a little.

But whatever, I'm done with the topic and have spent too much time entertaining these trolls already.  Just wanted to say what needed to be said.  Never will I justify WHY I got into a school.  ESPECIALLY on a message board.  If people sincerely have questions about my application, they can pm me, and I may respond.  Otherwise, again, KISS MY ASS.  Who in the hell do you guys think you are?  And NO, I will not email my personal statement or any other documents that I feel are private, so please don't ask.  

On a lighter note, good luck to all of you out there in whatever school you decide to attend.  I wish you the best!  

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Visiting the mighty VALPO this weekend
« on: February 16, 2005, 07:52:44 AM »
Would also like to point out that I absolutly love the area, so I am somewhat biased.  I moved to central Indiana for undergrad and it really made me appreciate the region, although the lifestyle is somewhat different. 

Also forgot to mention the thing I miss the most from home (Valpo area)


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Visiting the mighty VALPO this weekend
« on: February 16, 2005, 07:49:43 AM »
Def agree that the stabbing doesnt give a great image, however, keep in mind that most of the population was extremely shocked.  The town is in the Gary area, however, stabbing aside, you would never have known that.  It is certainly not a crime ridden area, in fact, is viewed as prob the safest town (villages excepted) in that region of Indiana.  Its generally seen as having all the aspects of small town life, but with great access to everything else.  I lived my entire life in the area and that stabbing is the only really shocking thing I remember.  If you practice the same common sense that you would in any decent sized city you will have no problems. Now Merrillville is a different story.  Valpo is prob the last city in what the state sees as "the region."  If you are interested I can elaborate on that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Visiting the mighty VALPO this weekend
« on: February 16, 2005, 07:42:36 AM »
The town itself is fairly small, however, it is growing in leaps and bounds.  New businesses, shopping plazas, etc are constantly being built.  It is about 25 min from Merillville/Hobart/Scherillville which is the big entertainment/shopping/business area.  Merillville/Hobart/Scherillville all runs into East Chicago and eventually Chicago.  I would says is about a 45min to an hour drive into Chicago, and you can train into the city as well.

In my own personal opinion Valpo is growing so much because it is getting many of the people who are opting to move out of the crowded areas, I guess you could say the flight from the city.  It has a great atmosphere and the people for the most part are extremely friendly.  The town has some really beautiful homes and the downtown has that small town feel with the Icecream parlor idea/nice storefront thing. 

VU is pretty well respected in the area, although as an undergrad its viewed as extremely expensive and somewhat snotty by the general population, however, I can not really agree or disagree with that.  The law school is extremely well respected in that area (despite what you  might read on this board), however, outside the area, I couldnt tell you.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Visiting the mighty VALPO this weekend
« on: February 16, 2005, 07:29:51 AM »
I live right near Valpo.  Don't know a ton about the University, but if you have questions on the town, feel free.

Law School Admissions / Re: Question about using laptops in law school
« on: February 15, 2005, 07:10:14 AM »
Typing was a requirement for graduation at my high school.  I used to hate it, but now I am glad they made us do that.  A good portion of students use them for notetaking in undergrad to.  

I agree.  Take the September one and spend some time with your grandparents, especially if they are aging.  You may regret it if you dont. (My grandmother because seriously ill this past week and I regret not spending more time with her).  Law school studying can wait.

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