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Where should I go next fall? / Re: John Marshall Law in Atlanta
« on: December 27, 2007, 07:37:12 PM »
very new school, so not a lot of connections.  Very high tuition for that kind of uncertainty.  If you can muster the couple points, I would go to Ga. State instead b/c it is a Much better school!

JM ATL is nowhere near a new school, I think it was founded in 1933. But it is newly (provisionally) accredited by the ABA.

OP: If you plan to practice in GA, avoid going to JM. I have spoken to a few current students and know some graduates and recruiters who confirm their reputation is not nearly as well respected as the other four Georgia law schools. That's putting it mildly. Unfortunately, the reputation of the school plays a large role when it comes to job initial prospects. I'm sure there are exceptions, but it would be better to give yourself as many opportunities as possible...

I was set on attending JM ATL, but realized the debt is not worth the dismal job prospects coming out. I visited and I liked the atmosphere, the students and faculty seemed down to earth and it seemed like a close-knit environment, but not for 28k+ a year with no scholarships.

I have totally crossed them off my list. Unless you already have some connections who don't care where you went to school, maybe. I'd rather take the LSAT again before I'd attend there.


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO 2008 Summer Institute
« on: December 27, 2007, 06:53:08 PM »
ok, cool. I'm still thinking about it. I don't think it will help with Cornell, and Vandy is a good school for me. 2,000  is a lot of money.

Yes, it is alot of money... but for me, it is so worth it if I can get into GSU or even Mercer. I guess it depends on your situation...I know I need as many things going for me as possible, so I am ecstatic about it!

Why don't you think the CLEO acceptance will help you get into Cornell?? 


ETA: I just looked at your LSN. Congrats on all the acceptances! You are looking pretty good so far. I can see why you're on the fence about CLEO, you've already gotten into some good schools! Keep us posted on whatever you decide!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO 2008 Summer Institute
« on: December 27, 2007, 04:19:37 PM »
Most definitely!  ;D

I can't wait!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO 2008 Summer Institute
« on: December 27, 2007, 03:45:30 PM »
I've been accepted to CLEO via phonecall today!!! :D

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Law School Applications / Re: CLEO
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:28:25 PM »
my report was requested on November 12th

Hopefully I will hear something soon.

Anyway, Congrats!

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Law School Applications / Re: CLEO
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:27:13 PM »
what scores do they typically look for...gpa /lsat

I would like to know too.  As The Truth said, maybe they base it on whether or not you have a reasonable chance of getting into the schools you listed on the app if you completed the program...

But then I would think CLEO could not use GPA/LSAT that strongly, I mean the whole purpose of the program is to give us numbers-challenged folks a better chance of gaining admission...if our numbers were strong enough to possibly get in, I don't think most people would apply to CLEO in the first place....

Anyway, good question.

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Law School Applications / Re: CLEO
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:21:06 PM »
I applied in early November and was accepted on November 29th

I applied around Nov 18th, they requested my LSAC report on the 29th, so I wonder if they even considered me complete by the deadline if they had to wait on the paper copy??  :-\

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: T3 & T4 Acceptances and Rejections 2008
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:11:24 PM »
Hey, thanks for the reply. I've followed your experiences, so you do give me hope. I've been on LSD since 05, but I don't post that much...

Last cycle, I applied to all Georgia schools and some in Florida. I got 3 accepts, but wasn't thrilled about them.

I have been there and done that with the LSAT, Testmasters prepcourse, etc...I have taken the LSAT more than once, put it that way.

This year, I only applied to 3 schools, GSU, Mercer, and Jones. I should have saved my money on Jones, though....

I have a husband and kids, and while we are open to moving to other parts of Georgia or Florida, I don't see us going too much farther than that. I'm not against branching out, but I'm a city girl (from Los Angeles) so I need to spend three years in law school in an area conducive to survival, lol.

GSU is my number one choice. Tuition is dirt cheap (8k a year) and I want to live/practice in or around ATL, ideally.

I'm on the T3/T4 thread b/c Mercer is kinda borderline, and I spent a lot of time on this thread last cycle when I would have been thrilled to attend ANY T4... however, I have evolved somewhat.

Worst case scenario, I don't get in anywhere, I will take the LSAT AGAIN in 08 and apply in 09. I will get into a GOOD school. Anyway, I'll keep ya'll posted...:)


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Law School Applications / Re: CLEO
« on: December 26, 2007, 11:57:36 AM »
Yes, I was accepted to CLEO last year.  When you filled out the application, they ask you to list 8 schools I believe.  They will contact the school and let them know that you will be attending the summer institute.  Some schools may than hold your file and review it after you complete the program.  Some programs will give you a conditional admittance.  You can also contact schools and let them know that you will be completing the CLEO program and ask for a conditional admittance.  I did not complete the program but gained conditional admittances and U of Arizona requested my CLEO evaluations.  I believe had I completed the program, U of A would have accepted me..



Ok, i understand.  Im going to do that.  Did you go through the program and did not finish or was it that you did not start the program at all?  Just wondering?

Dominirican, Congrats on the CLEO acceptance!

When did you apply to CLEO? I also applied before the early admission deadline, but received a letter from them saying I probably wouldn't hear anything else about acceptance until January 2008. Just curious as to when they received your app.

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Wow, Georgia State is accepting pretty early this year...I'd love to hear of any acceptances from there.

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