Law School Discussion

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 on: April 23, 2014, 02:21:45 PM 
Started by shellhead - Last post by shellhead
First time posting after being a long time lurker.
I've been accepted into the following schools, in the order listed below, with the following awards:
  • Santa Clara University, $10,000/year
  • University of San Francisco, $27,000/year
  • Golden Gate University, full tuition
  • (UC Hastings, waitlist)

Some background information about myself:
  • Strong interest in IP law
  • I would like to remain in the Bay Area
  • I attended USF for undergrad, graduated a semester early in Dec.
  • 3.23 GPA, 156 LSAT
  • LOTS of soft qualities (i.e., interships, work experience)
  • Applied quite late (March)

I'm not too heavily concerned with rankings, unless it comes down to quality of education, employment prospects, and passing the bar (otherwise I would have jumped for GGU right away). I've heard plenty of mixed reviews about each school from family and friends, and wanted to open the discussion to everyone here...please share your thoughts!  :)

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 on: April 23, 2014, 01:59:31 PM 
Started by jgeorgi21 - Last post by jgeorgi21
which law school should I attend rutgers newark law school or seton hall? no money given by either school

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 on: April 22, 2014, 08:11:50 PM 
Started by kmeyer - Last post by FutureLawyer555
I have already researched and reviewed all of that information long before I thought about applying to law school. I just want some insight from someone who had already gotten in. My apologies if I had offended you. Thanks anyways.

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 on: April 22, 2014, 10:47:32 AM 
Started by Lawgirl67 - Last post by Citylaw
The 3.0 GPA requirement is a something used by most law schools. It is a bit misleading and you are right to ask this question.

Law school is much different than undergrad in that law school is based on a strict curve. At most schools only 35% of the first year class can have a 3.0 GPA, which means there is a 65% chance any scholarship student will not keep their scholarship for years two and three.

It is also important to understand everyone is smart, hard working, and motivated and on the first day of school everyone thinks they will be in the top 10% of the class and there is no way they will not be in the top 35%, but you do not need to be math major to understand how that plays out when first year grades come out.

With that said you might want to negotiate for more favorable scholarship conditions. As an incoming law student say I will attend if you give me a scholarship subject to merely being in good academic standing or something less difficult than a 3.0.

Many law students do not realize they are paying customers and should do everything they can to get the best deal possible. Congrats on getting a scholarship and your acceptance to law school.




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 on: April 22, 2014, 10:35:21 AM 
Started by PetePaparazzo - Last post by Citylaw
You should not defer unless you have a good reason. Why are you considering deferring until next year?

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 on: April 22, 2014, 08:02:15 AM 
Started by ItsTribbey - Last post by Miami88
Great news!

 17 
 on: April 21, 2014, 10:58:15 PM 
Started by sollicitus - Last post by CA Law Dean
Thanks. Will keep you in mind. Have enjoyed your posts.

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 on: April 21, 2014, 09:06:32 PM 
Started by kmeyer - Last post by kmeyer
I"m sure many others would agree that LSAT scores are personal.  No, I will not share my score.  If you are interested in score ranges for Widener, this information is public on the school website, and there is also information on scores on the LSAC website.  You can do simple research to get your answers.

I am looking for possible study group individuals.

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 on: April 21, 2014, 04:59:59 PM 
Started by Lawgirl67 - Last post by Lawgirl67
Can you please add University of St. Thomas School of Law to the thread?  I am curious to hear what people think of the school.  Thank you!

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 on: April 21, 2014, 04:52:51 PM 
Started by Lawgirl67 - Last post by Lawgirl67
Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how hard it is to keep a 3.0 gpa at Ave?  (That is their conditional scholarship requirement).  I've looked at the numbers and I know that about 40% of students lose their scholarships.  Anyway, I would appreciate any sort of information! Thanks.

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