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 on: December 15, 2014, 05:49:32 PM 
Started by XdreaX08 - Last post by XdreaX08
Okay so I have been very stressed out about what law school to ultimately pick. I love the idea of going to law school in SD and I would not mind residing there permanently if i get offered an employment opportunity. However, I am currently living in LA and I have a great job in a top immigration law firm whose offering me an associate position once I finish law school. If I stay here in LA I would do the part time program so that I can still work in the morning. So far, only Loyola and Southwestern offer a part time afternoon program which is where I intend to go if I stay here in LA. However, something keeps pulling me towards SD. I am not sure what to do anymore! I just submitted my applications I have a 3.6 GPA and received a 162 in the LSAT so i'm sure my opportunities of getting into either are pretty decent. Any input would help thanks!

 on: December 15, 2014, 05:46:10 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by truhseeker
Here is the link to the New York County Supreme Court and all documents associated with the Touro Vs. Novus case:

One hilarious note is that the owner of Novus is using attorney Armando LLorens of Furgang & Adwar, LLP. A little research shows Mr. LLorens graduated from Brown University and Columbia University Law School. Both schools have the proper accreditation.  Nowhere did the court paperwork reference that she is using a Novus University Law School graduate for legal guidance or representation.

So instead of using a Novus University Graduate to defend the legitimacy of Novus Law School, she is using a properly accredited attorney that graduated from a properly accredited school to prove that her “Law School” is not a diploma mill.  Must not have much faith in a single graduate from Novus.  Is that admission by default??

 on: December 15, 2014, 05:19:25 PM 
Started by LegalEagle101 - Last post by Gunner.
I wouldn't compare URM to LSAT or GPA. Its its own thing. I get the theory of "will it be like I was a non URM in the following situation" but its best avoided to think that way.

Its kind of like being a military vet applying for a job. It helps, but doesn't negate other stuff.

 on: December 15, 2014, 05:17:30 PM 
Started by lolapell - Last post by Gunner.
You should be fine. I'd be kind of shocked if you don't get offered scholarships too.
Just be honest, it will reflect on your transcripts and if you fail to mention it they will get more upset than if you just write a two sentence explanation and move on. Resist the urge to overexplain. Remember if they WANT more details they'll ask. The more content you add up front, the more likely it will make them want to ask a question on part of it. Short and sweet and you should be fine.

 on: December 15, 2014, 01:11:22 PM 
Started by lolapell - Last post by lolapell
Also, I have never been in trouble again, no other issues! I know this sounds like BS, but this experience really did change me for the better. It was an act of dishonesty, and that is why I feel like it would be harder to overcome, and show you've changed for the better.

 on: December 15, 2014, 01:04:41 PM 
Started by lolapell - Last post by lolapell
Thank you so much for replying. I have a 3.93 and a 171 on my LSAT. But the issue I discussed is holding me back on applying. Also, med school is literally my last choice, and Law is my dream. Also, NYU is my dream school, and I want to apply ED, but again this issue is holding me back. Any inputs?

 on: December 15, 2014, 12:51:08 PM 
Started by LegalEagle101 - Last post by Groundhog
Yes, being an URM such as yourself will help. Although the exact numbers vary, 5 points on the LSAT may be a reasonable assumption, but it is by no means a guarantee. I would plug in your stats to something like lawschoolnunbers and then compare that to self-identified URM applicants and non-URM to get an idea of where you might get in.

 on: December 14, 2014, 11:14:35 PM 
Started by calgal27 - Last post by Gunner.
I guess she flunked out within the first year. She never responded or kept us updated.
Or just got a life

 on: December 14, 2014, 11:10:24 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by Gunner.
I'd go to Concord. They are not the "cheapest" but are Regionally Accredited and accept student loans. They even (I believe) cut you a check each term to cover your book and pencils and the like.{network}-VQ6-{creative}-VQ16-c

The "cheapest" would be to just study under an attorney. CA lets you do that for 4 years and then sit the bar exam (first year bar exam still required too same as online schools)
The trick is finding an attorney to take you under their wing though.

 on: December 14, 2014, 11:01:44 PM 
Started by lolapell - Last post by Gunner.
I honestly didn't even read the post before voting
when in doubt ALWAYS pick "go to medical school" if that is an option

Is that really an option for you or just there for the lulz? I ask since their character and fitness requirements are actually higher than law school if that is the only issue.
What was your undergrad major/GPA? Did you take the LSAT yet? Do you know which law schools you are willing to go to?

I knew lots of students with DUI's and the like as an example of a single mistake not being the end of the world. I'd leave the "I did it since my mom had cancer and I was a victim of assault" I would leave that out. Its just you being honest, and I respect that, but it's best to just admit you made a mistake and not to try to justify it.

For real though, I don't think it in and of itself would be a deal breaker for either medical or law school as long as you are up front about it with no other major issues and meet any other admissions requirements.

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