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Law School Admissions / Re: Recruiting letters
« on: February 02, 2004, 01:18:26 PM »
What top 5 school?

Maybe someone put your name on a law school recruiting list.  My cousin did that and was contacted by some schools he didn't even consider.

From what I've heard, the Cali schools are usually slower than other schools b/c not all Cali schools offer early application, so I wouldn't worry much if I was ya'll.

Okay, BULL****!  I would be spazzing right now, but what I said about the Cali schools taking time is true.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: wondering if i have a shot
« on: February 02, 2004, 01:05:39 PM »
I agree with Findedeux.  I think with a 165+ LSAT, your present GPA, and a good personal statement, you should get into almost every top 20 public school, and some top 20 private schools, for sure.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: argument
« on: February 02, 2004, 12:58:30 PM »
use the big boy voice

HAHAHA!!! A "big boy voice" would not sound right coming from a woman. 

I love that you keep "asking" for a truce, yet seem to believe that insulting me will win me over.

I was not "arguing," per se: I was just reminding you that you are not an almighty, omniscient being and, thusly, need to get over yourself.  Even you admitted that, so if we have reached an agreement (which we seem to have), we cannot be disagreeing.  ;D


Please learn the precious significance of spell check, and use it to learn to type/spell appropriately.


Yes, I DID have to add that snotty comment.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Will I get in?
« on: February 02, 2004, 12:46:26 PM »
dnw2007, you can "feel" whatever you want.  I was just explaining that most STCL grads do not have a job waiting upon graduation, and most STCL grads make less than the average UH grad.  Those figures are not altered, let's say, because STCL has more students who choose to work in the public/government sector, but, those numbers are so low because STCL grads do not get the high paying private corporation job offers that are, instead, given to UH students. 

As far as law school "quality" goes, when concerning the need for a “knowledgeable and approachable faculty and staff,” whenever I have a question for a UH law professor, he/she replies (via email) within 24hrs.  I have contacted many of the UH law profs (via phone and email) and have never had to wait a whole day for them to respond to a call.  So, obviously, the UH faculty is very "approachable."

Clearly you haven never actually looked around the UH campus.  If you had, you would notice that UH has one of the most diverse law schools in the nation.  I am not just considering race, as ages and religious beliefs of students are very diverse and the campus has more well-rounded students than STCL.  At STCL, most people are young (under the age of 30) and many students have parents who are bearing the full cost of law school, whereas most UH students must hold down jobs, take out loans, etc, to support a family or, just, themselves while attending law school.

As far as STCL having "great resources" adding to STCL's "quality," I disagree, again.  UH law center is the number one in the nation for Health Law.  STCL cannot even claim to be in the top ten in the nation for any legal specialty.

Furthermore, I must add, that if you consider an average LSAT score of 160 (which is UH Law student’s average) to be high, you are in for the shock of your life:  an LSAT score below 150 is, generally, considered unacceptable for most law schools.   An LSAT score above 165 is, typically, considered “high,”  and some law schools find any LSAT score below 170 to be ‘average’ or ‘low.’

I would find your opinion for this topic to be more credible had you, dnw2007, actually done more research.  I am not completely biased, as I have many friends who have attended STCL, I just find that STCL does not compare to UH Law Center.  I understand that you are disadvantaged, seeing that you do not live in Houston and probably do not know many lawyers, so I am not trying to fight with you.  I am just trying to broaden your views so you do not put too much hold in the idea that a private school has better overall quality than a public school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: character and fitness
« on: January 30, 2004, 05:48:19 PM »
...if you feel that you're not up to debate on issues and hearing the voices of those whom are not content with your posts then you might need to evaluate your behavior under a new light... I wish garner a truce...

I didn't realize that reminding you that you are and arrogant bastard was up for debate.  My favorite part of your last post was when you wished 'to garner a truce,' after only writing insults.  Yeah, THAT MAKES COMPLETE SENSE. ::) 

I am surprised that one who is 'Ivy_Hopeful' cannot stay on the present topic.  I wonder how you came to develop your previous post on this discussion, but I find that questioning your logic to be useless, as you have no logic.  My last post was concerning this comment you made:

Is there an echo in here?

My comment:

I think you need to get over yourself.  After all, most people don't come to this site just to listen to your ingenious advice.  ::)

My question to you is:  HOW could you logcially create
...if you feel that you're not up to debate on issues and hearing the voices of those whom are not content with your posts then you might need to evaluate your behavior under a new light... I wish garner a truce...
for a response?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Numbers
« on: January 30, 2004, 02:52:06 PM »
I am speaking of what law schools consider to be a person's UGPA, not LSDAS.  As far as grades are concerned, law schools want a student to do better in his/her major courses than in overall courses, and law schools do not care whether or not a person did poorly at a different college than where he/she earned his/her degree.  Also, because some of you are unaware of this fact, law schools admissions committees do not mindlessly accept LSDAS's UGPA, instead, many admissions committees calculate a person's UGPA as all grades applied to a person's degree(s). 


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Will I get in?
« on: January 30, 2004, 02:39:48 PM »
No, I am NOT confusing STCL with TSU.  I am in the Houston area, and I know from speaking to many local attorneys that STCL is not as good as UH, although both schools are better than TSU.  I do not understand why someone would be so foolish as to pay for STCL when, if accepted, that person could easily save thousands and graduate from a superior law school -- University of Houston.

I hope you, Ithacabomber, get into the school of you choice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: character and fitness
« on: January 30, 2004, 12:43:01 PM »

I think you need to get over yourself.  After all, most people don't come to this site just to listen to your ingenious advice.  ::)  I do hope you are not so arrogant in real life; otherwise you'll get a well-deserved swift kick in the ass. 

I really do pity everyone who must endure your not-so-humble attitude.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Numbers
« on: January 30, 2004, 12:31:06 PM »
Not to be too logical, but aren't you just an unreliable internet source too?

Yes, of course.  I am trying to get that point across:  listen to me or don't, but don't just listen to one person; much less a person like myself, a person you do not know.  I was not trying to argue, I was trying to let everyone be aware that Ivy_Hopeful had some false information.  He said:

UGPA = All Grades from degree granting institution (not counting other institutions)

Actually, an UGPA = GPA from courses applied to UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE(s).  I know this because I know a few members of different law school admissions committees, and have been asking for their advice concerning admissions.  I was only trying to help those who might read this discussion.

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