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Where should I go next fall? / Re: University of Dayton "Hold" Letter
« on: September 20, 2005, 01:36:19 AM »
haha I never heard a single thing from this classless institution. What a bunch of asses. Waste of 12 bucks. Im happy with Toledo though.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U.MIch Law Info
« on: September 20, 2005, 01:34:42 AM »
I'm an undergrad here at Michigan.

I've visited most of the top 15 law schools, and Michigan far and away had the best law campus.  Gorgeous, functional, technologically up-to-date.  Interdisciplinary options are also excellent (on par with Penn), with access to Top 10 medical school, business school, public policy school, school of information, engineering school, and school of education (wow, didn't know Michigan had so many top 10 grad schools until I looked).

Winters: it gets cold, but not unlivable-- Chicago's a bit colder, for reference.  As for social life, I really like the overall environment on campus...  everything's open quite late, and there are always parties going on; but the university as a whole really prides itself on working students hard-- so everyone seems to strike a fair balance.

It's tough to take on an outsider's perspective of Michigan (as I once had, being an out-of-stater), but I guess what's most important to know is that there's a lot of *everything* here.  The energy is quite infectious, and boredom is pretty much non-existent, and otherwise self-inflicted.

I also agree. I bleed Maize and Blue. Now if only I can transfer in there.

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I had a 20 credit 2.1 Freshmen year. My drinking stats were awesome though.

I turned it around significantly, graduated in four and did ok for myself. Im at a good T3, but at least it worked out for me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Interesting Rankings Article:
« on: August 26, 2005, 03:08:58 AM »
This is what I was hinting at earlier. Take a look at this guy:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=dconrad

I'm sorry; a "Soc Sci" major at Kansas State with a 1.97 UGPA (!!!) should not be getting admitted into schools like WUSTL or UIUC over "Peace Corps, Ph.d, and work experience" types, just because he scored a 170 on the LSAT. Period.

@#!* him, he will fail out.

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I lived large in fiji and australia last summer for 35 days and dropped about 5 grand. I could have easily done it with 3500 and the tickets were about 2000.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did I get jipped??
« on: July 28, 2005, 02:21:45 AM »
I heard you can tell by where it was made. Look at the tag. I think authentic ones are all made in france???

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Toledo
« on: July 26, 2005, 10:10:24 PM »


Hey do any of you know anything about the Transitional Program? I got this letter today saying that I was "voted into it." Therefore I can only take 9 credits first semester. 2nd semester I can go full time. I guess my undergrad record was a little too shaky for them and they want to play it safe although with only 9 credits I think I won't be challenged enough. My freshmen and sophomore years were disasters. I had like a 2.3 with like 52 credits. However, I graduated in 4 still and had well over a 3 point after that. I wrote them explaining my issues at the start of college.

Im wondering how they rank me against the rest of the class, whether I can still try out for law review, whether taking classes that first summer in order to graduate in 3 will kill chances at valuable summer work experience, if so and id be better off working will it be hard to get a job having missed Propoerty 2 and Torts or whatever the hell it is that I don't take.

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This is from my grandfather who is very weary about me going to Toledo. So weary that he called this professor and spoke to him this morning. This is his version of what was said:



This morning I spoke for approximately 40 minutes with John A. Barret ( Law Prof. at subject school ). He did his under-grad work at Amherst and his Law degree from Harvard. He was entirely candid about U. of Toledo and comparison to the other schools you are accepted at. Florida Coastal was founded by some People from U of Toledo and he sais they were not our best. In comparing Univ. of Toledo to other schools he said the following . We are about on a par with Wayne State. In Ohio he ranked Ohio State, Univ. of Cinn and Case Western ahead of U. of Toledo. He stated that a couple of years ago U of Toledo decided to downsize their enrollment and raise their entrance requirements , in order to raise the standing of their school. He strongly supports that concept. As a Prof. John told me he has the reputation of giving the two hardest exams and admitted that the reputation was correct. He made the following specific recomendations :
 

    Understand that Law School is nothing like undergrad work. Your Law Studies will be all consuming of your time. There will be no time for anything but study and school.
 

 

You must Graduate in the top 10% of your class. If you do so, the world is open to you and quite frankly if you don't you would probably have been better off to have not spent the money on Law School.
 

In the Spring of your First Year there is an oppoirtunity to try out for the "Law Review" By all means do so and be sure you make the cut. Employers are looking for two things when hiring.... Top 10% of Class and Writing for " Law Review "
     He also told me that in addition to a strong local reputation in both Ohio and Michigan, that a lot of their Grads go to Atlanta and Phoenix. These two later locations are due to some strong alums that come back every year to hire from the top 10%. He added that they don't even talk with the other 90%.

 He told me that school is now out until orientation but that he will be there all summer. He would be happy to meet you and even invited you for lunch if you would like. He is there all the time except he will be gone from this friday thru next wednesday. If you want to visit it would give you an opportunity to see the campus and get a feel for things.

I hope this info. is helpful.   



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Where should I go next fall? / Re: My chances...
« on: July 25, 2005, 03:15:03 AM »
why no toledo when you have all the other ohio schools?


Well, I bombed the LSAT.  I now have come up with my list of potential law schools.  anyone care to look them over and tell me if I am out of my mind.  I, hopefully, have a semi-good reason for not doing so good on the LSAT...I was stationed in Iraq a few months prior to taking the test.  And for all those who will say, do it again, I am about to begin my Masters program...it will be nearly impossible. Anyways, here are my numbers...LSAT 150, UGPA 3.89, LSDAS 3.58.

Here we go...

Safety schools,
Appalachian
Western New England
Thomas Cooley

Target schools,
Capital
New England
Touro
U of Arkansas (Both of them)
Albany
U of Dayton
Northern Kentucky
Ohio Northern
Widener

Reach schools,
Cleveland State
Penn State
Seattle
Syracuse
U of Akron

Any suggestions, ideas, or if you absolutely think I am out of my mind, please tell me.  Thanks

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