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michael23

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NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« on: May 14, 2005, 04:20:25 PM »
I have been accepted to Cal Western (T4) and NYLS (T3). I want to end up back in California to practice. I was hoping to transfer. Should I go with NYLS and try to move up? Just want to see what everyone thinks. I am still waiting for USF and crossing my fingers for Seton Hall. It seems like they are taking forever....

**Michael**

GPA 3.5 & LSAT 149(Sad...)
Accepted: NYLS & Cal Western
Rejected: George Mason(Obviously), UNLV(tear drop), U of Hawaii, & DePaul
Still Waiting..... USF & SHU

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 07:12:08 PM »
I would definitely recommend Cal Western for you. NYLS is not high enough ranked to consider it over a local and by T4 standards perfectly good T4.

I'm a little baffled given your desire to practice in CA why you didn't apply to more California schools.  ???

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 07:34:16 PM »
Go to Cal Western for Cali jobs. From what I heard, if you don't make top 10% of your class, its very hard to transfer.

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 07:56:05 PM »
Cal Western has a 30% attrition rate partly due to a forced curve, take that into consideration before signing for loans.

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2005, 09:16:08 PM »
You should have applied to more CA schools.  Since you did not, and want to practice in Cali, I say go with Cal Western.  San Diego is sweet.  Plus, I hear that NYLS is tearing their library apart.

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2005, 09:25:52 PM »
I didn't apply to more California schools because I was convinced NY area was for me. After vistiting a week I missed wearing shorts and sandals in march. I froze my @$$ off. It was alot of un but mroe of a place to vistit. I wanted to apply to SCU but they moved up their deadline to 2/15 this year. That left UC I didn't have a change to get into with a 149. There is always next year. I am crossing my fingers for Seton Hall and study my @$$ off to transfer back to a UC or better yet to a top nothc school like NYU. We'll see.....What do you guys thing the chances are nailing it out at Cal and transfering to UCLA or USD...is that to far fetched..... Damn LSAT....I'm bitter....

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2005, 09:42:03 PM »
With a 149, I think you should count yourself lucky to be in Cal Western and NYLS.

Either wait a year, retake the LSAT, and try again.  Or, go to Cal Western.

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2005, 10:16:11 PM »
Let me tell you i am not complaining at the schools I got into. I hate the LSAT though.....My friends have been screwing around all 4 year with about 2.8 but scored better on the LSAT and have many more oppurtunities........Oh well......Just going to make the most of it.... I am banking on transferring or gratuating towards the top of my class.

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Re: NYLS, Cal Western...What Should Ido?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2005, 03:18:00 AM »
Let me tell you i am not complaining at the schools I got into. I hate the LSAT though.....My friends have been screwing around all 4 year with about 2.8 but scored better on the LSAT and have many more oppurtunities........Oh well......Just going to make the most of it.... I am banking on transferring or gratuating towards the top of my class.

Go to Cal Western. With a 149, even if you got a 160 on a retake, you'd still be lucky to get into...well, Cal Western. Besides, it is San Deigo after all--what's the worst than can happen?

As for your 2.8 bretheren: if 2.8 is all they can muster from undergrad, unless they make major changes to their habits,  they will be doomed.  You're already ahead of them, so to speak.