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Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2005, 12:50:28 AM »
My pre-law advisor taught one of the history classes I took freshman year... she was a b*tch then, and I have no reason to believe she's not one now; so I've never talked to her about law stuff. Honestly, I think LSD is better than any advisor, anyway.

According to LSAC, my undergrad is the largest single feeder to law schools, and we don't have a pre-law advisior at all.

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2005, 09:03:37 PM »
Our advisor doesnt teach classes; her full-time job is to be a prelaw advisor.

She was very helpful.  Obviously you can send a lot of students to law school w/o one, but she is extremely useful for us.

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2005, 07:40:26 AM »
Our advisor doesnt teach classes; her full-time job is to be a prelaw advisor.

She was very helpful.  Obviously you can send a lot of students to law school w/o one, but she is extremely useful for us.

the point here is that choosing between schools on the basis of whether or not they have a pre-law advisor may not be the *best* way to go about making that decision...

Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2005, 12:22:38 PM »
Pick a school where you'll be happy.... it'll help you get better grades.

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2005, 08:46:37 PM »
Our advisor doesnt teach classes; her full-time job is to be a prelaw advisor.

She was very helpful.  Obviously you can send a lot of students to law school w/o one, but she is extremely useful for us.

the point here is that choosing between schools on the basis of whether or not they have a pre-law advisor may not be the *best* way to go about making that decision...

Obviouly.  It is something to consider if comparing two like schools.

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2005, 08:48:39 PM »
HYP seem to do pretty well each year... ;D

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2005, 09:25:18 PM »
Our advisor doesnt teach classes; her full-time job is to be a prelaw advisor.

She was very helpful.  Obviously you can send a lot of students to law school w/o one, but she is extremely useful for us.

the point here is that choosing between schools on the basis of whether or not they have a pre-law advisor may not be the *best* way to go about making that decision...

Obviouly.  It is something to consider if comparing two like schools.

you said if you're down to 2 or 3, PICK the one with the pre-law advisor

shae

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2005, 12:39:11 AM »
Our advisor doesnt teach classes; her full-time job is to be a prelaw advisor.

She was very helpful.  Obviously you can send a lot of students to law school w/o one, but she is extremely useful for us.

the point here is that choosing between schools on the basis of whether or not they have a pre-law advisor may not be the *best* way to go about making that decision...

Obviouly.  It is something to consider if comparing two like schools.

you said if you're down to 2 or 3, PICK the one with the pre-law advisor

LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

What I meant was- if you are choosing among 3 schools that are equal in all other aspects, choose the one that has a good pre-professional advising program.  if you cannot decide based on any other factor and you know you want to go to law school then choose the school that appears as if it will help you do that.

Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2005, 07:40:39 PM »
I slightly disagree.  Remember that second to academics, networking is key to the job hunt. From what I've seen, what often distinguishes "elite" schools from the rest is their Career Services Office, although sometimes this does include the pre-law advisor.  This is even more important if there is a possibility that you will be working between undergrad and law school.  And, if your law school is less well-known than your undergrad, you'll have that network to pull from.

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Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2005, 09:28:12 PM »
if you know that you want to go to law school (and you actually end up doing that) then you will probably not work in between undergrad and law school (except for a summer job or something of the sort).

Also- i think this would be covered when i said "if everything else between the schools you are considering are equal..." phrase.

I guess what you can learn from this thread is everyone has different reasons for choosing different schools, so choose based on your priorities and not what you read on some message board.