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I think Houston is the 4th biggest city in America, fwiw.

Didn't know that! although I doubt it is top 4 in the "legal market"

Hospice nurses without a single doubt.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: MSU vs Wayne State
« on: March 01, 2006, 01:27:47 AM »
Id like to hear people's thoughts on Toledo vs. Wayne. I think I could transfer to Wayne from Toledo without a problem and I am considering it. Tuition would be about the same, but if I went to Wayne I could live at home and save some money. Toledo was in the second tier after Wayne fell out, but they are pretty comparable....I think. It appears that Toledo places in Michigan better than Wayne places in Ohio, but Im basing that on nothing very substantive. If true, it probably has a lot (or everything) to do with toledo offering in state tuition to Michigan counties. The faculty at Toledo so far has been amazing and Im doing fairly well so Im not sure if it would be worth transfering just to save 15k over 2 years, but I will continue to play with the thought.

Im not sure how this would be determined, but I would like to see an expansive list. A quick google search turned up little.

Obviously a list would look at number of attorneys, but there are lots of intagibles that could make "smaller" markets easily compete with a city like DC. A friend was telling me that Houston has one of the largest legal markets in the country. I think he said it was top five. At first, I thought that seemed crazy and then the more I thought about it, I could come up with a whole host of reasons why that could be possible.

I'd also like to see where cities in the 200,000-800,000 population rank.

OSU's law school, like every other aspect of the University, is decent but still far inferior to Michigan.

Go Blue.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Certificates in Law school
« on: February 28, 2006, 12:02:55 AM »
Im considering getting a homeland security certificate so if I have trouble getting a job in a firm, Ill have something that looks good to the government.

Law School Admissions / Re: I think I just told a school off...
« on: February 27, 2006, 07:51:20 PM »
If you are hot I think you should reconsider coming to Toledo. We need more girls that get reckless after a few drinks.

For anyone interested, these are the resumes of the final four candidates for the Dean position:

General Off-Topic Board / Re: How tall are you?
« on: February 03, 2006, 12:43:36 AM »
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.

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