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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Analyze my school list, please
« on: December 24, 2004, 09:47:26 AM »
Just curious (I'm also from Indiana)...where did you do your undergrad?

Hahahah. You have hit upon my shame. I go to Purdue University North Central. It's small but it follows the exact same academic rigors as the main campus so my diploma and transcript will say Purdue. Admissions officials from several law schools have told me in replies to emails that admission committees make no distinction between satellite campuses and the main campus so that's alright.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Analyze my school list, please
« on: December 24, 2004, 09:44:20 AM »
Agree with above and I add that Penn is a 10 on the dream scale not much chance, but miracles do happen so if you feel inclined go for it.  the worst case scenario is you are out a few bucks......

That's what I thought about Penn. And I was thinking that BC and BU would be the reach schools and the rest schools I could probably get into.

Thanks for the help. Greatly appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / Analyze my school list, please
« on: December 24, 2004, 01:46:11 AM »
I am desperately seeking some sort of validation with my choices, and the crowd here is incredibly knowledgable, so I beseech you kids to analyze my school list and tell me where I'm stupid, shaky, or spot-on. Any suggestions about where I should apply would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance.

Stats, first:
GPA: 3.27 (with one semester to go and 3.6 in the last year and a half)
LSAT: 163
English major so my PS should be pretty good.

Alright. Let's begin, in no particular order:

1) Boston Univ.
2) George Washington Univ.
3) IU-B (live in-state)
4) Univ. of Pitts
5) American Univ.
6) Temple
7) Villanova
8. Kent
9) Boston College
10) Washington University

Also, on a scale from 1 to 10, how big of a pipe dream is Penn?

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I can reward any assistance with a pirate joke or two.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Practicing law in other countries
« on: December 20, 2004, 03:15:44 PM »
I think the situation can slice both ways: you can study in foreign countries to practice law there and study here to practice law there. I mean, there's a reason so many foreigners come to the states to study then move back to their home country afterwards; ABA law degrees must be accredite abroad.

After law school, I'm looking to work in Paris and I know (from browsing French law firms' websites) that lots of French lawyers studied in the US and now practice in France (and a surprising number of them went to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, etc.).

Hope my anecdotal evidence helped.

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