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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New Touro Law School
« on: June 29, 2005, 06:41:14 AM »
AGAIN FOR THE third time, no one here is claiming that they are a major factor, but they help. I suggest instead of listening to your friends, you look for yourself. Two or three of the categories come from reputation, ie. judges, etc. These are measured by impression...all of this agrees with the early posters that there is a "caste system", and that it is nearly impossible to break out of the mold because they are based on perceptions. Any change in these perceptions will only be felt over a long period of time. We all know that LSAT and GPA are the end all- All I was saying was, in order for Touro to move up, they need to elevate the stature of the school. This can be done several ways, new building, good training, great clinics, focus on one area of law in particular and provide some really intersting programs, etc. I thing Northeastern is doing a good job of this- i.e. their training and I know Temple did this, because I went there for undergrad and several of my friends go there. These schools are popular right now because they have done all the right things. The point of all of these efforts is to slowly make a name and attract students with higher numbers so that they can gradually move up.  I think we can end this conversation and state that we all think, it is going to be tough for Touro to make any significant headway in this department in the next 5-10 years...maybe down the line a bit

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New Touro Law School
« on: June 29, 2005, 05:47:52 AM »
of course LSAT and GPA are the most important one is doubting that fact. In order for Touro to start attracting those students, they need to improve in other areas. A person with a  160 LSAT is unlikely to wake up and say I want to go to Touro without some major changes. What I was saying is that Touro also needs to change the perception of the school, and this is measured by the US News when it scores the schools by reputation among judges, etc....all I was saying is that it is possible

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New Touro Law School
« on: June 28, 2005, 03:41:44 PM »
Well, I think these changes would benefit Touro more if it did not have to compete with so many schools in the NYC area. Any school has the potential to move up in the rankings, and yes a huge renovation is one step in the right direction, but several other things have to fall into place, and any major movement in the rankings will only take place over a long period of time because these changes will only be felt once the student body has entered work force and made a name for the school. I guess what I am saying is be optimistic, but don't count on it changing while you are in school there. That being said, ranking are only good for so long and if you are a good attorney it will only take a while for your school name to be less important than the work that you have done since law school. Choose your school and make the most of your education and you will be fine.

oh I like that!!!!! if you hear more please let me know!!! If I do, I will also post...this is so funny I feel like we are passing top secret information! Oh well, I need something to distract me from the FLU!!! HA

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: brooklyn waitlist
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:21:54 AM »
did all of you state your desire to be considered for PT as well as FT? I am wondering if I shot myself in the foot by not stating that I would attend PT...they could poss. interpret that as a lack of interest...I hope I am really becoming anxious over this WL process!

please forgive the typos, I am sick today  :'(

Hey just wanted to see if any brave souls had called or heard any updates on possible WL this point I will even take rumors! JK

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: St. John's Waitlist....
« on: June 27, 2005, 08:45:02 AM »
yeah that would be funny...I can just imagine

"after a great deal of soul searching and contemplation, I have decided that I am willing to attend your school full-time...let me know"
I would love to be there when they read that!!!!!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: St. John's Waitlist....
« on: June 27, 2005, 08:31:08 AM »
oh and i was hoping the columbia grad degree would help...apparently i just wasted a lot of money and time...jk...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: St. John's Waitlist....
« on: June 27, 2005, 08:30:00 AM »
Thanks for the comment about the stats...I dunno what happened. This process has taught me that sometimes numbers are not guarantees either way. I was accepted to one that shocked me (not going because I want to stay in New York Area and was rejected at one that shocked me. Oh well, maybe I will bite the bullet and ask to be considered for full time- if that is the way most wait lists operate, then why even pretend like you don't have to be open to part time? Oh and I applied in the second week of January.

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