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aside from his obvious UT bias, they are ok.

His student quality rankings are stupid only looking at 75% LSAT, but not including 75% GPA. Harvard troll. His faculty rankings and clerkship rankings are also stupid looking at total number rather than per capita. Harvard troll.

I dislike Leiter as much as the next guy but to be fair, when at various points in his rankings he does like class size...

You make valid points, but they don't excuse the fact that Leiter implies that size of class is a per se strength enhancement.  There are many ways to measure such a subjective issue, and Leiter's statement that size of class clearly makes it stronger simply does not recognize that there are more than one way to measure it.  Instead, he is trying to find a way to make Harvard better than Yale, Fordham better than UIUC and W&L, etc.

It is better than Yale ;)

Wait... these rankings are from 2000- 2002... these are kinda old aren't they, he's done some more recent studies.

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Hawkeye is not a nut!... I know there mascot is a bird but I've never heard of a "hawkeye" bird 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: May 23, 2006, 12:44:02 PM »
I'm surprised that so many people seem to have to be surreptitious in bailing from their jobs. Is anyone else in a similar situation to mine - where my employer has recognized that my position is really just a short term entry level role?

When I informed my boss that I planned on going to graduate/law school, he was very encouraging; he even wrote me a letter of recommendation. When I informed the president of my organization that I'm leaving in a couple months, he was equally supportive. I think they might like me to come back when I have a JD, but there's certainly no gurantee that will happen.

I was under the impression that most employers wouldn't expect to keep those of us who went to work fresh out of college to hang around for too many years. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I work for a non-profit, research association.

Depends on how much your jobs depends on you.  My company depends on me quite a bit, in the short time I've been here I've become an expert in a lot of areas.  However, Its not like i've been here for 10-20 years.  I can be replaced, it'll just take a little while.  If you've only worked for a few months or even <1 year and aren't an expert then you are expendable.

Also, sometimes people are just really nice.  Those that work with me have been very good to me and offered to let me stay as long as I want and maybe even next summer for an internship.  Your company might have liked you so much they want to treat you well so that you come back... either of the above are reasonable.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: May 23, 2006, 08:48:32 AM »
Anybody here NOT give 2 weeks notice, but just up and quit? I'll probably end up doing it this way because I have absolutely no trust in my boss...

Have they fired people after those people gave 2 weeks notice?  IF so then I think you have a case.  Otherwise, you're burning bridges, while its very unlikely it will ever come back to bite you, why take the risk?

I would give the two weeks notice and worst case you're working two less weeks than you thought.  E-mail your resignation before you tell them and make sure it is timestamped in the e-mail.  Also, if you work in an office make sure you forward the e-mail to your personal e-mail so you have a copy just in case.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Iowa bound
« on: May 21, 2006, 10:49:31 PM »
I am (probably) moving to Iowa in July... I am visiting June 1/2nd to try to secure some housing.  As long as my wife can get a decent job there we'll likely be signing up.  However, I wonder if anyone else is visiting Iowa during that time?  I want to meet up with people because I simply haven't been in the midwest for about 2-3 years.  I missed the corn I guess...

woo hoo--welcome to the corn. glad you've made your decision. i will be moving at the end of July but unfortunately will be visiting this week and out of town when you are there. PM me if you want any help getting around...

Where are you from?  I am still looking for a place and trying to decide between buying a townhouse and renting... if you're familiar with the area I would like to know where you recommend living?

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90% sure I'm going to Iowa... go hawkeyes!  What's a hawkeye?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Iowa bound
« on: May 21, 2006, 07:18:35 PM »
I am (probably) moving to Iowa in July... I am visiting June 1/2nd to try to secure some housing.  As long as my wife can get a decent job there we'll likely be signing up.  However, I wonder if anyone else is visiting Iowa during that time?  I want to meet up with people because I simply haven't been in the midwest for about 2-3 years.  I missed the corn I guess...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: May 21, 2006, 06:50:01 PM »
I gave notice (6 weeks notice) a few days ago.  My boss responded "congratulations"  She asked if I would consider part time and wanted to set up meetings with the General Counsel of my company and a VP.  Pretty cool since a year ago we were at each other's throats.

I wonder if I should have stayed a little longer, I mean am I being lazy for taking a 5 week vacation?  I've been working for about 4 years now... I also get paid very well. My job is very stressful however and I have to move across the country to a city I've only visited once... Well I really haven't completely decided on Kent or Iowa yet...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: uminn: asians as URM?
« on: May 17, 2006, 09:12:55 AM »

Too bad I didn't apply to UMINN I have exactly the same numbers as you do.  However, I am caucasian...that would have been an interesting test case.


What were your numbers blocke123? I think Minnesota only takes the higher LSAT if the difference between the two is larger than 4 points. But yea, it would've been an interesting test case. I applied to 14 schools, and I only got accepted to San Diego (safety), Houston(safety), and Minnesota(reach). I couldn't even get into American U(competitive), so I'm pretty sure I had no URM status whatsoever.

The Twin Cities as a whole have a rather large asian population, especially Hmong.

And yes, there is a rather large Hmong population there. Not sure about other Asians though cuz there was no real Chinatown, Koreatown, etc. unlike most metropolitans.

Okay my numbers were 157 and 165 with a 3.46 GPA.  So like I said identical to you, except I'm white.  I got into American(competitive), Iowa (competitive), Kent and a few others but got waitlisted from Illinois (stretch), Wisconsin, Loyola(supposed to be a safety).  Got rejected from Indiana (competitive/stretch).  I would have applied to Minnesota but I didn't know they took the highest score and my wife doesn't want to move there anyways.

My wife is asian... there may be differences between different groups of Asians.  Vietnamese, Cambodians and Hmong may get preferential treatment while Japanese, Chinese, Korean may not.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: uminn: asians as URM?
« on: May 15, 2006, 08:22:49 PM »
Ok, so I know that in every other school asians are OVER represented minorites and that they don't get any preferential treatment in admissions. But minnesota doesn't have a lot of asian people who apply, so do they end up lumping asians into the diversity quota that all schools won't admit that they try to fill?

I don't know for sure either, but I am Chinese, and I got into UMinn a couple months ago with a $5,000/yr award. Here are my numbers: GPA 3.46, LSAT average of 161 (157,165) I think they might've taken my highest score.

I'm from TX and Minnesota usually doesn't get many students from TX so that might have played a part in their decision, too, as they are trying to diversify their student body in terms of attracting students nationally.

Too bad I didn't apply to UMINN I have exactly the same numbers as you do.  However, I am caucasian...that would have been an interesting test case.

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