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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple v. Top 25 School?
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:48:24 PM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple v. Top 25 School?
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:31:53 PM »
[hijack]likewise, I presume you are FT?[/hijack]

Yes.  Evening is as tough, I hear.  3/4s of the credits AND a full-time job!  I've spoken with three evening students--the workload seems similar--students are hard-working and cooperative there, too.  The faculty is the day faculty on some sort of rotation...

may be a stupid question, but are the evening students ranked seperately from the day students?  assume they would be since there are different graduation dates but wasn't sure.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple v. Top 25 School?
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:18:27 PM »
[hijack]likewise, I presume you are FT?[/hijack]

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple v. Top 25 School?
« on: January 04, 2007, 11:30:31 AM »
I don't think there is any question that a degree from BU will open more doors that a degree from Temple once you get outside of their respective markets.  This is assuming of course that all other factors are equal (class rank, LR, etc).  I know nothing of BU's placement but I would think

I've heard that you could basically do whatever you want from BU if you're ~Top 1/3

isn't entirely accurate.  I would think the biggest/most prestigious firms outside of Boston would want to see you in the top 10% in order to give your app. serious consideration.

at this point in the cycle I wouldn't stress out too much anyway.  You still have a ton of pending apps for schools all over the country.  Once you have some more acceptances, I think your best bet is to do some soul searching to try and figure out where you want to live once school is done.  Then choose the school closest to there since that will give you the most options once you graduate.

JDubs, what's your language?

Java/JSP primarily, do some stuff with PHP though.

Probably going to cut back to PT once I start school though and fill in the gaps with freelance web development work.  Hour train ride to school every night plus wanting to see my son will cause me to cut back.

28yo husband and father of a 3.5 month old.  Been a programmer for close to 7 years and am sick of it.  Almost went to LS 2.5 years ago but chickened out for financial reasons at the last minute.  Been unhappy ever since and finally decided to bite the bullet and start PT in the fall.

gonna be tough with the little one but I figured it makes more sense to do it now since he won't remember much of this time in his life when he is older anyway.  plan is to be done in time to start coaching his soccer team :)

no interest in big law when all is said and done, ideally would hang my own shingle but have a feeling I'll work for a small/mid size firm for several years first.

I'm applying to most of the schools for full-time, but I may apply part-time to Brooklyn on the (perhaps faulty) assumption I have a better chance of gaining an acceptance.

well, with your #'s, the best shot at a FT program is clearly St. John's.  However, I think you'd be competitive at the other three if you applied for their PT program.  The #'s needed to get into PT programs are generally lower than FT since there isn't as much competition.

I know Temple has the option to apply for FT but you can also indicate you'd like to be considered for the evening program as well.  I assume Chicago-Kent and Brooklyn would allow you to do the same thing.

I guess another important question is where do you want to work.  All four of these schools are regional meaning your best shot at employment coming out of school will be for a firm in the same city.

Um, I meant part-time.  :D

so wait, are you applying to most of them PT, but Brooklyn FT or vice versa?  You may want to consider Temple's FT Evening program which is still a four year program but can be completed in 3.5 if you take classes in the summer.  Your numbers would give you a good shot I think as well.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Has anyone made a decision yet?
« on: December 23, 2006, 06:45:38 PM »
Temple evening program.  non-trad with a family so I need to go PT.  Temple's in state tuition and evening program make it a no-brainer.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: now that scores are out..
« on: December 23, 2006, 08:12:07 AM »
you should check out, they give you an estimated probability of getting accepted based on your stats.  As I said before though, don't get too wrapped up on how likely it is you'll get in.  If you want to go to a school, let the admissions people decide if you're qualified, not random people on a message board.  good luck!

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