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Current Law Students / Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 11, 2005, 08:32:42 PM »
Batman is sweet.  He has cool gadgetry and is the everyman of Superheroes.  He possesses no superpower, yet he still manages to wipe out crime throughout Gotham City.  If you disagree, present your case for a better superhero.

Incoming 1Ls / roommate wanted
« on: April 18, 2004, 05:34:44 PM »
Hi everybody,

I have decided to attend Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh, PA.  I visited the school and the city for the first time last week, and I was very impressed.  I am posting because I would like to put the word out that I am seeking a roommate.  Duquesne's list of students who are seeking roommates won't be available until mid-May.

I put a deposit down on a 5th floor apartment in Mount Washington, which is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh that overlooks the city's downtown area.  The law school is a ten minute drive away.  If you are looking for a roommate for law school and will be attending Duquesne or Pitt, you might want to check it out.  The apartment is a 2 bedroom/2 bath.  I am a 22 year old male and would prefer to live with another first year Duquesne student.   

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / marquette wait list
« on: March 15, 2004, 06:36:16 PM »
After many anxious weeks, I finally found out this evening that I was "deferred" at Marquette, my number one choice, ALMOST 2 MONTHS ago!  Evidently, their deferral letter was "lost in the mail" (wink, wink).  Anyways, I'm pissed off because I thought I was still in the running for acceptance.  I know that technically I am not out, but I also know that if they really wanted me, I would have been accepted; few people get accepted off the waiting list.  I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just a bit annoyed.  Looks like Duquesne University!

Choosing the Right Law School / thumbs down from syracuse
« on: March 07, 2004, 07:29:18 PM »
After months of waiting, I finally received word from Syracuse University, one of my top three choices...and I got the thumbs down!  I was pretty sure I would get accepted there.  My GPA and LSAT were at or above their medians, and I had lots of extra-curriculars and great essays/letters.  I'm kind of confused about the whole thing.  Anyways, just wanted to communicate with other posters, I hope you guys have luck.  I am now down to pretty much Duquesne, although I got accepted at 4 tier 4s.  I am still waiting to hear from Marquette, which is my top choice because of their sports law program.  It's looking more and more like Pittsburgh for me...

Choosing the Right Law School / just because i'm curious...
« on: February 08, 2004, 08:06:54 AM »
I have already filled out all of my apps for Fall 04.  I had a 153 and a 3.5 from a respected private liberal arts college in the northeast.  In addition, I have numerous extra-curriculars (captain of the football team, VP of fraternity, etc.)  What I want to know is if anyone can give me suggestions on where they think I should have applied so that I can compare them to where I did apply.  I know it's kind of besides the point now, but I am just curious.  Thanks!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / anybody wait-listed at hofstra?
« on: February 07, 2004, 07:03:59 AM »
I was notified last week that I am on hofstra's wait-list.  (153, 3.5)  Anybody else out there in the same boat?

Incoming 1Ls / is the lsat a load of crap or what?
« on: February 06, 2004, 11:14:30 PM »
My thinking is that law schools would consider a person's gpa a more accurate indicator of a person's chances for success in law school than the lsat.  The GPA is a reflection of four (or more) years of hard work; the lsat score is a reflection of one four-hour test.  Many posters on this site claim that they have lsat scores in the 160s with a gpa of 3.1 or so.  The type of natural intellect required to score in the 160s on the lsat should allow a student to easily manage a gpa of 3.5 or higher.  This tells me that many people with a high lsat were NOT consistently hard workers in college; how can law schools overlook this when deciding who gets in and who doesn't??  Anybody else have an opinion on this?

Incoming 1Ls / Anyone in at Duquesne?
« on: February 06, 2004, 10:58:04 PM »
I was recently accepted at Duquesne with a 153/3.5.  Is anybody else considering Duquesne or heard anything good/bad about it?

Choosing the Right Law School / Any advice for a college senior?
« on: February 06, 2004, 03:14:43 PM »
I am a 22 year old college senior.  My LSAT score was 153 and my UGPA is 3.5.  So far I have been accepted at Duquesne, Ohio Northern, Roger Williams, and New England School of Law.  I have been wait-listed at Hofstra and Valparaiso.  I have applied to but not yet heard from Syracuse, Marquette, Notre Dame, Widener, Quinnipiac, and DePaul.  Ohio Northern has offered a half-tuition scholarship, and RWU has offered 1/4 tuition scholarship.  I would have to say that right now I am leaning towards Duquesne (despite not getting any financial assistance) because it is the only "tier 3" school that I have been accepted to.  I have several questions:

1. What are the odds that I will be accepted at any of the schools that I get wait-listed at?

2. I have heard that Duquesne had some problems with its ABA accredidation.  Is this true, and, if so, what was/were the problem(s)?

3. Marquette is my top choice because of its sports law program.  I have a significant athletic background.  What are the odds of admission to this school for me?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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