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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any suggestions for Pre-1L reading???
« on: December 30, 2005, 09:44:59 PM »
I read Planet II, Acing First Year, and How to Succeed, actually I only read parts of planet.  All of this was unnecessary, but I was excited and interested in what LS would be like.  My recomendation is to read one of these books (not Planet) and don't worry to much about it, read enjoyable books, fiction or otherwise and enjoy your time while you have it.  When LS starts you won't feel much like reading outside casebooks and restatements, etc.  You really don't need to prep for LS to do well, you will figure it out when you get there, its really not hard to figure out how to study, its most difficult just to make sure you stay on track and keep up with everything.

Read for fun now.

why would you do this, if you are top 25% of any T14 school you will have excellent career choices.  If you transfer you may end up lower than top 25%.  Just curious - is the other school your dream school or do they have a specialty you are interested in.  Also, are you currently going to a lower T14 or are you speaking hypotheically.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Elite Small Liberal Arts UG
« on: December 29, 2005, 10:45:42 AM »
I am wondering what the source of the OP's information is because as far as I can tell they have no clue.  I went to a semi-large public university (17,000 students) and I have never been in a class with over 75 people.  Also, I only had about 4 or 5 of these large classes.  I also took classes outside my major for more than half of the necessary credit hours, in several different categories as required.  Most of my upper level classes were capped at 20 or 25 and many had more like 10-15.  I have taken only a couple purely scantron tests, and most tests, especially in my major were long essays, or large papers of the 5-20 page range. 

Just for the record you might even see a scantron in law school, or at least some multiple choice.

The OP is a dillusional little rich kid who has no idea what goes on in the real world outside his fancy little all boys New England School.

Yes, you wasted 40K a year going to a school that is no better the Michigan, Penn St., or some similar public school that would have cost much less.

FYI - OP - your undergrad will not matter, I don't give two shits what school it was it is only a number and 85% of admissions is the LSAT.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Washington and Lee
« on: December 29, 2005, 07:36:59 AM »
Actually from that post, W&L sounds like a great place.  I love how it is expected that conservative people will benifit by the fact that most Law Schools are liberal, but put a liberal in a conservative setting and they're begging for mercy.  Now you see what us poor conservative must deal with in acadameia.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Which school would you choose?
« on: December 20, 2005, 01:07:21 PM »
which state do you live in, is there a good state school there?  Consider a school that you are in the 75th percentile or better, and you may find a scholorship.  Example - Michigan State is private, they just got the Big 10 name so they will improve in the rankings, also they want to increase their numbers so they throw lots of money toward candidates above 158, especially ones in the 160's.  There are others in similar situations.  Penn St., which is on your LSN list is private and might throw you a scholorship, plus they have a loan repayment program for public interest.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Which school would you choose?
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:35:49 PM »
Have you considered looking at some low T1/high T2 private schools? Trying to get into a good state school (i.e. Minnesota, Illinois, UNC etc.) from out-of-state is as hard if not harder than getting into a national/super-regional private school.

this is a very good point! As i was eluding to in the 75% from NC comment.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Which school would you choose?
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:33:50 PM »
That's good, but don't let someone else pick your school, they are all good schools and all have there strong points, after getting acceptances go talk to the schools and people who go there - then go with your gut, not USNWR since these schools are all competitive with one another, and not one is clearly superior.  If it were me, I could never go to Ohio State having grown up in Michigan, and UNC and Tennessee would be my top choices.

Must hijack the thread just for a minute...

Hey Brave!

Gotta ask... as someone who came of the waitlist, how'd your first batch of ls finals go?!

Congrats on being done!

I'm sure he has no idea, I know at my school we are told grades will be posted in approxomately 4 weeks.  Also, just going by what most of the people I ahve talked to have said (and myself included) it is hard to say exactly how you did, its not like undergrad where you pretty much know you got an A or maybe an A-/B+, it is more like "I think I got most of the issues, but then again maybe not, and in Civ Pro the essays weren't to terrible but the MC sucked, while in Contracts the MC wasn't killer, but the essays took me the entire time and I still wasn't quite done."

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Which school would you choose?
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:17:15 PM »
No offense, but you will have a hard time getting into any of these schools.  UNC admitts 75% from NC so they are even more of a reach.  They are all good schools, I would go to the one I liked the best, that offers the best suited programs for my needs and is in a location I like. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern!
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:11:27 PM »
some decisions will be as late as March and April - have a nice wait. 

I sure am glad I never have to go through the crap you guys are going through now.  Waiting and wondering was far more stressful than actual law school.

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