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Choosing the Right Law School / Analyze my school list, please
« on: December 24, 2004, 12:46:11 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, 02:15:44 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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