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General Board / Call-back interview question
« on: September 20, 2005, 11:44:46 PM »
Is it a bad sign if one who has a call-back interview with a large firm is slated for 3-4 hours of interviews in the afternoon absent any mention of lunch or dinner?

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General Board / Hastings or Davis...I need some quick advice
« on: July 20, 2005, 12:59:22 AM »
Hey, I just got accepted as a transfer student at Davis and Hastings.  I own property in Sacramento.  Anyone have any advice?

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General Board / How to round class rank plus one other thing
« on: July 13, 2005, 10:10:04 PM »
Hey when you get your class rank, i.e. top 8.4% (random figure), do you round it to top 8% or top 9%.  What about an 8.6%...is it rounded to 9? 

Plus, at what point can a student not even list percentil and simply put his rank in the class (i.e.15/200 etc.).  Is top ten the max, top fifteen?

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General Board / Please Help...GPA question
« on: June 27, 2005, 09:58:00 PM »
I still haven't received class rank yet and am just wondering what GPA puts you in the top 5% and 10% at your school?  This will be useful info for transferring from a tier 2 school such as mine.  Thanks.

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General Board / What GPA is top 5%, top 10% at your school?
« on: June 23, 2005, 01:22:35 AM »
Hey I was wondering what GPA puts you in the top 5% and top 10% of your school.  It'd help if you stated what tier your school is as well. -Thanks

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS BY JOB PROSPECTS
« on: January 31, 2007, 06:26:35 PM »
IMPORTANT INFO I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL

People seem to put huge weight on the US News rank in determining where to attend.  The reason is that many people think this is the best way to determine job prospects. As a 3L looking back, I would have used www.nalpdirectory.com. While it pertains mainly to private firms, it gives a great sense of  how law schools rank in the eyes of employers in general.

Check out the schools you're comparing.  Look at how many NALP registered firms come to campus for interviews.  Divide by the number of students in the average 1L class to get a feel for how your job prospects will be coming out of each school.

Consider:

Hastings has 347 firms/offices come to campus & has 420/class
UC-Davis has 197 offices and 194 students (according to LSAC)
Santa Clara has 125 offices and 310 students
USF has 52 offices and 259 students
MCGeorge has 27 offices and 340 students

Stanford has 559 firms/offices for 173 students...

Thus it would not be wise, for example, to choose McGeorge over Santa Clara even though they are closely ranked, or to choose Santa Clara over Hastings or Davis.

Enjoy the proper evaluating tool!  Your thoughts on this approach are welcomed.  In fact I encourage them so that this post can stay in solid viewing and everyone can check out this method.

Go to:     www.nalpdirectory.com

Click on "advanced search" and then subsequently scroll to the bottom of the page that comes up, inputting your school of choice.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS USING JOB PROSPECTS
« on: January 31, 2007, 05:50:29 PM »
IMPORTANT INFO I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL

People seem to put huge weight on the US News rank in determining where to attend.  The reason is that many people think this is the best way to determine job prospects. As a 3L looking back, I would have used www.nalpdirectory.com. While it pertains mainly to private firms, it gives a great sense of  how law schools rank in the eyes of employers in general.

Check out the schools you're comparing.  Look at how many NALP registered firms come to campus for interviews.  Divide by the number of students in the average 1L class to get a feel for how your job prospects will be coming out of each school.

Consider:

Hastings has 347 firms/offices come to campus & has 420/class
UC-Davis has 197 offices and 194 students (according to LSAC)
Santa Clara has 125 offices and 310 students
USF has 52 offices and 259 students
MCGeorge has 27 offices and 340 students

Stanford has 559 firms/offices for 173 students...

Thus it would not be wise, for example, to choose McGeorge over Santa Clara even though they are closely ranked, or to choose Santa Clara over Hastings or Davis.

Enjoy the proper evaluating tool!  Your thoughts on this approach are welcomed.  In fact I encourage them so that this post can stay in solid viewing and everyone can check out this method.

Go to:     www.nalpdirectory.com

Click on "advanced search" and then subsequently scroll to the bottom of the page that comes up, inputting your school of choice.

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Where should I go next fall? / New law school rankings
« on: November 27, 2006, 09:03:42 PM »
This really goes to show that you can always manipulate the numbers to get the results that you want:

http://www.cooley.edu/rankings/overall2006.htm

Just to review, Cooley has a median LSAT of 149 and a median GPA of 3.01.  Not too shabby.  Id put it up there with Harvard...glad the administration is setting things straight.  Go check out how many factors they consider and see how easy it was to manipulate the data.

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