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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How tall are you?
« on: February 02, 2006, 11:43:36 PM »
Im like 6'6'', but Im getting fat in law school. I came in at a fit 230 and now Im 245.

I have a hunch they are pulling some *&^% with this admissions cycle. Now that they have that 159 mean, they are probably eyeing that 160 mean LSAT. If I'm right this means that lots of people like Beargirl are gonna be pissed off when they don't get money applying early in the cycle. Toledo is going to sit back and pass out full rides to everybody and anybody that will get them to that 160, meanwhile tossing everyone with a sub 158 into the transitional. Probably by now, they know whether or not they have their numbers so I would think now would be the time to apply with a decent but not great LSAT.

I actually do think that the transitional is borderline unethical. I like it because it helps my school, therefore it helps me. However, I do worry that it has the potential to backfire. Especially when the deans are dishonest about the program. Both Eisler and Closious will tell you that the motive behind the T program is to help students that otherwise might have trouble adjusting to law school. That is total BS and counterintuitive. That makes me think that while you are stronly manipulating numbers to hit the tier 2 again, you have no problem saying that your first year class has like FIFTY students that could potentially struggle in law school. That is what I get pissed off about. Then coming from the same mouths you hear "LSAT and UGPA mean nothing now. They are no indicator of how well you or your classmates will do here." Like someone said it all adds up to them being numbers whore, which is a product of the system, nothing else. Every school does it, just not to the same degree as Toledo. And I think you reach a certain point in the rankings where you will get your numbers regardless and your efforts are better allocated to different areas. Toledo is nowhere near that point and probably never will be for obvious reasons. Therefore their best way to improve as a whole is to get tier 2 status and recognition.

By backfire, I mean someone in a vocal or hgih position in the legal community to call them out and do so effectively enough to compel others to strongly agree with them. That could lead to horrible consequences or at least tier 3 eternity haha.

Ok i need to get back to work, youre right im wasting time.

I can't remember if I even went to class yesterday.

Property and Civ Pro are both conquered. My brief is another story. You sir have 6 times as many comments in here as I do so I should be the one asking that question. I like to think of my time spent on here talking about Toledo as official senator duties, even though I resigned my position last week for lack of free time.

By the way for anyone that cares, I have both the old dean (Closius) and the interim dean (Eisler) for classes this semester. I like both of them. I think Closius is the one that masterminded the transitional program. He still seams to be at the reigns in some capacity. He does a lot of the alumni events across the country and seems to be traveling somewhere on school business every week.

I go to Toledo and would be willing to answer anyone's questions. I was in the transitional program. Aside from ethics, motives, or anything of the like nature, the program IS highly beneficial. I was furious at first and dragged my feet in there the first day, but it worked out very well. I would be much less positive about it if the transitional students carried a "scarlet letter" with them for the rest of their careers because of it, but that doesnt seem to be the case. We arent classified as part time ever again and we are ranked with the full time 1Ls. The rankings come out at the end of the summer semester to accomodate the trasitional students that make up Torts and Property 2 in the summer. The funny thing is that we have become objects of envy to everyone else. We get a full semester broken in half which leads to higher grades and less stressful times. LSAT truly means nothing. I have many friends in the transitional that pulled 4 points and friends full time in the 2.0s. The employment factor is pretty meaningless because if you are considering toledo in the first place, you probably arent of the caliber to be in the competition for worthwhile 1L summer jobs. I plan on coming back in August and working for free at a law firm just to gain enough practicle experience to BS my way through some fall interviews.

Law school has nothing to do with it. Anyone that would kill themselves because of school has some major mental illness issues. Anytime I get stressed in law school I just laugh to myself that I could drop out if I wanted to, still have a great college degree, and be among the top 1% advantaged people in the WORLD!!!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any Info on the University of Dayton
« on: January 28, 2006, 11:34:54 AM »
haha I applied there last year, got something that said they recieved my application and then I never heard another word from them again. Assholes.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: JD/MBA -- Michigan in specific
« on: January 14, 2006, 01:33:35 PM »
Damn you can basically buy and sell the world with that degree. Their MBA program is insane, but I think the acceptance rate is like 2%

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone else going to apply to Toledo?
« on: November 11, 2005, 10:26:30 PM »
You take Torts and Property spring term leaving you only July and August to work. It isn't imperative to work 1L summer in order to get a good job 2L summer. If your grades are there then you will be fine. Since you have a legitimate reason for not working, I don't think anyone would hold it against you. Also if the transitional program gets your grades up, I'd say you are better off with a higher GPA and no work experience than you are with a lower GPA and pushed papers all summer as a 1L intern.

I plan on contacting some attorneys that I know after Spring term is over and asing them if I can just bum around the office for a couple months and get some experience. *&^%, Ill even work for free. I do want some level of experience to draw some BS from during OCI 2nd year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: DEFERRED at Texas
« on: November 10, 2005, 02:19:38 AM »
anyone know how easy or hard it is to transfer to Texas?

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