Just figured I'd bust this board's cherry. Go Hoyas!
Messages - Nizzy
« on: December 30, 2007, 09:27:28 PM »
If I was an adcomm, i would say you can't have it both ways. If you need accommodations, then ask for them. If you don't need them, then your test score is your test score. It isn't fair for the adcomm to have to guess what LSAT score you should have achieved.
The LSAT might not be a fair representative of your abilities. I'm sure thousands of people feel the same way. Whether something is a documented medical condition, or simply a lack of mental talent, the result is the same.
Have you already been awarded your degree?
Then going back and taking classes will not affect your lsac gpa.
« on: December 11, 2007, 03:08:57 AM »
You really think it is that easy to find a job from these schools if you are the WORST in you class grade-wise? I understand we're all smart, but what does it say about you if you can't manage to stay in the top 93-94 percent on your class on a regular basis.
If this was the only possible reason, i don't see what the problem would be. Of course, as people have mentioned, there are other possibilities usually based around standards/pickiness and complete social incompetance.
« on: April 17, 2007, 11:44:15 AM »
So 50-55% gets a B or B- (with something like 7% getting B-s) that said-- NYU does not rank so it is all speculative. However, it is pretty clear from my understanding that people with As generally have more than one and and that people with Bs generally have more then one. Apparently going across the 6 graded classes over the 1L year, B+s all the way through is 10%; I believe it just knowing mine and my friends grades-- that said-- NYU does not release that data and generally it is just rumor. It could be higher but I imagine we are pretty similiar to our peer schools-- so maybe someone from there can chime in with better knowledge. As for the jobs. The whole first group are really good public defenders that are tough jobs to get for public interest kids-- JJPL is juvenile justice project for louisana and the Brennan Center gets something like 1200 applications each year-- you can find them online to read about their mission, etc.
The top 10 percent thing for a B+ average is way off. The median is around 3.2. Consider that you'd be claiming that 40 percent of the class is between 3.2 and 3.333. I have some general knowledge of this from OCI and asking around and such, but consider this: if you are exactly in the middle of every 1L class, you have straight B+s.
« on: November 07, 2006, 03:09:24 PM »
You honestly think there is any possibility the bar would care about this? I would bet anything that they won't check and wouldn't care even if they knew. In my opinion, it is an inappropriate question at that stage of the process.
« on: October 25, 2006, 12:53:10 PM »
Damn those schools, assuming you will be pursuing law as a career. Thank god the top 8-9 schools have a much different program, and 90+ percent of the students don't go work as lawyers.
« on: October 23, 2006, 10:37:20 AM »
I am not quite understanding some of the negative sentiment here. He is borderline for CCN, why not pick the one he likes the best and apply ED. Yeah, maybe it won't help much, but it can't hurt. The only issue of course, is that you have to be happy with that school even if you get into one of the other two. The comment about financial aid is just silly. Need-based aid is not connected to this and there is no real chance that he will get significant merit aid from a school he wants. Obviously, if he is seriously considering a school in the 15-20 range (assuming he gets money), then this would be a bad idea.
Out of curiosity, why are you so set on Chicago? Weren't you just asking which schools to apply to pretty recently? Kinda need a little bit more research.
While Chicago as a first choice is a reasonable position even if you had 180/4.0, i am just curious as to whether you considered the New York twins. To be sure, they are different than chicago, and plenty of people would pick chicago first because of specific reasons. Your numbers give you a good shot at NYU and Columbia as well, maybe as good of a shot as you have at Chicago. Just to be clear, I go to NYU, so i am bviously not completely impartial here.