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Acceptances / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 28, 2005, 12:05:54 AM »
I am not sure about a quota.  You can always email and ask them about admissions.  PSU-Dickinson is like UVa, all tuition regardless of status is the same.  I am not sure why exactly, most likely is it because they need the money like most schools.  I think it has something to do with them being private till recently.  Once again, I would email them to find out.

Acceptances / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 27, 2005, 10:26:23 PM »
I seriously doubt it will affect anything this cycle, unless a bunch of people who were accepted but were not going to attend, changed their minds based on a ranking.  I doubt anyone is truly that shallow, but it may bring those on the fence over to Dickinson's side.  I am personally happy they moved up, although I don't put much stock in any ranking, because it forced all of those PSU bashers and haters to shut their damn mouths about the two-campus system.  I personally am loving the quiet on that subject.  :)

Acceptances / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 27, 2005, 12:28:06 AM »
I just visited this past week.  It is pretty nice, might be a little too small for me.  Yeah, just ignore the Dickinson bashing, if you listen to all the people around this board who worship the US News ranking, you should be happy it is out of the Third Tier this year.  Its a great place, and i truly believe on the rise.

I'm in the same boat as most of you, but i haven't been to my home mailbox in two weeks, so i hope i have some waiting.  I really only care about 3 of the schools now anyway.  I should start withdrawing actually, but i can't force myself too.  :-\

Prep for law school?  What the hell is that?  If you listen to me, which i doubt you will, I was told by several current students, in addition to several lawyers that nothing will prepare you for how different law school will be.  Spend your time before you go getting drunk, laid and making money.   ;D

As LaneSwerver said, don't buy into the tier *&^%.  I think retaking the lsat is a risky move.  You have to be certain you can do better.  And in my experience, practice tests tend to be higher because you are  not actually in the pressure situation of the real thing.  I still say research and visit.  You might really like the places.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Catholic or Howard
« on: March 23, 2005, 12:37:12 PM »
Its actually according to US News a tier 3, not that it matters.  Just got where you feel most comfortable.  Visit and see.

Of course they say it is a waste, they don't understand how everybody else in the world works.  And the fewer lawyers their are in the world, the more clients they get to have and the more money they make.  I will check out those schools for you and see what i can come up with to help you out. 

Well you sound like you are in the same boat as i was a few years ago, except my problem was GPA, not LSAT.  Retaking the LSAT is tricky.  If you do any worse, you have essentially screwed your chances of going to an ABA law school.  What "Tier 4" schools have you been accepted too?  Some of them have great regional reps.  If you think you can do well in one of those schools, you can go for a year, and then attempt to transfer.  I stayed in undergraduate an extra year to help pull my GPA up, and earned a second degree to further pad myself.  If you are not happy with your choices, as i was, i would advise you not to go.  There is no point in shelling out thousands of dollars for a school you will not be happy attending.  Let me ask you, have you visited these schools?  I would visit one that you may be interested in, and see for yourself.  You never know.  But as I said, if you are not going to be happy going to one.  Wait, retake the LSAT, work a little and pad that resume.  It is an awful lot of dept to accumulate to go to a school you are not happy with.

Hi!  I think I just might end up at Catholic next year myself.  At the moment, I'm planning to live in Hyattsville, MD with my current roommate's sister who's studying currently at U of Maryland.  It's a bit out of the way, but the R4 busline will take me straight to Catholic (or to the Prince Georges Plaza metro stop). 

Are you going to the admitted students day on 1 and 2 April?  I just booked my (very expensive) plane tickets. :)

Where did you get your tickets from?  Where are you flying from?  Independence Air that flies out of Dulles has pretty cheap tickets, and you can always get a sale from them.  They also have student discounts.  I have flown with them several times, and it is really nice, a very safe.

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