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The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread

jdohno

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Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2005, 12:55:38 PM »
Sorry I should have PM you.  :(



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Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2005, 02:36:46 PM »
homie, why the heck would you do that?  LLMs seem rather useless

How is a LLM useless?

unless you are doing it in tax, it is rather useless.  the JD should suffice.  usually people only go for the LLM if they went to a less prestigious law school, neither of you have to worry about that.

I would say tax, or IP at most.  The only other thing an LLM is good for is teaching if you went to a less prestigious law school and you are intrestested in teaching law.

elegantpearl01

Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2005, 09:49:54 PM »
Most of the people I know that are in tax/estate planning have LLM degrees. Shoot I need to get me one...hmmm...how much financial aid could I flip for a year. :P

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Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2005, 10:02:12 PM »
Or have your employer pay for it for you.

Most of the people I know that are in tax/estate planning have LLM degrees. Shoot I need to get me one...hmmm...how much financial aid could I flip for a year. :P

Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2005, 10:06:36 PM »
homie, why the heck would you do that?  LLMs seem rather useless

Yo, I thought you were an academic?  What about the knowledge?? ;)

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Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #125 on: July 12, 2005, 09:19:44 AM »
Or have your employer pay for it for you.

Most of the people I know that are in tax/estate planning have LLM degrees. Shoot I need to get me one...hmmm...how much financial aid could I flip for a year. :P

Most employers are only paying for LLM degrees in tax.

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Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #126 on: July 12, 2005, 02:12:08 PM »
homie, why the heck would you do that?  LLMs seem rather useless

Yo, I thought you were an academic?  What about the knowledge?? ;)

who told you that?

Re: What are my chances?
« Reply #127 on: July 27, 2005, 10:49:13 AM »
I actually know a girl who got in w/ a much lower gpa nd a 1 point higher lsat.

And a guy who got in w/ the same GPA and an identical LSAT.

I think it boils down to the intangibles.

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gpa/lsat split
« Reply #128 on: July 27, 2005, 08:20:42 PM »
Does anyone know the deal with a high LSAT/low UGPA split... I heard that split only works if you are white, but for URMs, a high gpa/ low LSAT split is looked upon more favorably because they assume youre a hardworker who is bad at taking tests as opposed to a smart person who is just lazy... Any insight?

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Re: gpa/lsat split
« Reply #129 on: July 27, 2005, 08:56:11 PM »
I had a high LSAT/mediocre GPA split and it worked out okay.  I had some fairly exceptional extras, though, and I really think that made a big difference in my application outcomes.