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Where should I go?
« on: April 01, 2005, 09:30:23 PM »
Well, since my first thread on LSD was "Where Should I Apply?" I thought it'd be appropriate to make a thread about where I should go. You can see all the schools I've been accepted to below. Here are the details about me:

1) I am a California girl. I would like to practice IN California after law school, preferably in Southern California. If I can transfer laterally eventually, that's fine too, but I prefer not to go through that process.

2) Being able to get a job easily is 2nd to Location on my priority list. I need a school that has a good OCI program and an involved career services department.

3) Third on my list is getting a high paying job. I don't plan on having a family any time soon so I am willing to put in the hours for a higher paying job. I know this is kind of superficial for someone who doesn't have a family to take care of, but it is important to me.

4) I have an interest in IP, Real Estate and Entertainment Law. I am not sure which yet until I start taking classes so I'd prefer a school with a broad curriculum that can take care of my wide array of interests and my own uncertainty.

5) The cost of the school isn't THAT big of a priority for me since my parents will cover the bill until I can pay it back so I won't be in debt in the traditional sense since they aren't going to charge me interest. However, I would like to minimize the money they have to put out for me to go to law school.

6) I am not big on a cutthroat competitive environment. I like being challenged by my peers but not to the point where I am miserable.

I have a sense of where I want to go, but any insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 09:39:50 PM »
I can't believe you applied to 31 schools.  What a collosal waste of time for all those schools to have to evaluate you for 1 potential seat.

I don't think I am going to waste any time to help you.  Why don't you email 31 of your closest friends and ask them.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005, 09:43:00 PM »
I can't believe you applied to 31 schools. What a collosal waste of time for all those schools to have to evaluate you for 1 potential seat.

I don't think I am going to waste any time to help you. Why don't you email 31 of your closest friends and ask them.

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Yes, I've already responded to your annoyance of people who apply to a ton of schools. It wasn't a waste of time to me because it was worth the peace of mind of knowing that I tried even if I didn't get in. On top of that, most of those apps were done when I had a 164 LSAT which is a whole different spectrum of target schools than a 170 average LSAT.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005, 09:45:38 PM »
Let's follow that logic to its eventual conclusion then.  We should all apply to every ABA school so we can have complete peace of mind.

I mean seriously, where do you draw the line?

How many undergrad schools did you apply to?

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2005, 09:47:40 PM »
5 undergrad schools.

I never said EVERYONE should apply. I said I wanted to apply for peace of mind. This was not a logic issue for me.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2005, 09:53:41 PM »
Let's follow that logic to its eventual conclusion then.  We should all apply to every ABA school so we can have complete peace of mind.

I mean seriously, where do you draw the line?

How many undergrad schools did you apply to?

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Follow this logic to its eventual conclusion:  You're a prick.
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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2005, 10:14:02 PM »
Perhaps by your definition I may be a 'prick'.

My definition of a 'prick' would be someone who skews and slows the law school admission process for everyone by applying to 20+ schools.  It is a selfish and egomaniacal act in my opinion.

If that makes me a 'prick' - so be it.

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2005, 10:18:01 PM »
I would pick either Cardozo or Washington St. Louis.  But your CA preference makes USD attractive. 




Well, since my first thread on LSD was "Where Should I Apply?" I thought it'd be appropriate to make a thread about where I should go. You can see all the schools I've been accepted to below. Here are the details about me:

1) I am a California girl. I would like to practice IN California after law school, preferably in Southern California. If I can transfer laterally eventually, that's fine too, but I prefer not to go through that process.

2) Being able to get a job easily is 2nd to Location on my priority list. I need a school that has a good OCI program and an involved career services department.

3) Third on my list is getting a high paying job. I don't plan on having a family any time soon so I am willing to put in the hours for a higher paying job. I know this is kind of superficial for someone who doesn't have a family to take care of, but it is important to me.

4) I have an interest in IP, Real Estate and Entertainment Law. I am not sure which yet until I start taking classes so I'd prefer a school with a broad curriculum that can take care of my wide array of interests and my own uncertainty.

5) The cost of the school isn't THAT big of a priority for me since my parents will cover the bill until I can pay it back so I won't be in debt in the traditional sense since they aren't going to charge me interest. However, I would like to minimize the money they have to put out for me to go to law school.

6) I am not big on a cutthroat competitive environment. I like being challenged by my peers but not to the point where I am miserable.

I have a sense of where I want to go, but any insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2005, 10:21:18 PM »
michaelduke - thanks! I am visiting Cardozo in a week so hopefully I have a better idea of them soon :)

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Re: Where should I go?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2005, 10:43:30 PM »
I can't believe you applied to 31 schools.  What a collosal waste of time for all those schools to have to evaluate you for 1 potential seat.

I don't think I am going to waste any time to help you.  Why don't you email 31 of your closest friends and ask them.

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Why the hostility? Maybe because someone (you) have not been accepted to any school and it's already April....

Starresky: I would go to Loyola or USD based off of your plans. Do a search on martindale.com and you'll see that grads from there place well all over southern California