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Messages - Tiny Sedan

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of San Diego..part time
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:08:35 PM »
Irvine Law is going to have a vacuum effect on USD talent, I can pretty well bet.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: August 07, 2008, 06:08:04 PM »
If someone posts actual evidence that raising Michigan's LSAT median wouldn't elevate their ranking, and therefore change their image in the minds of students, they're welcome to do so.

Currently, Michigan's median LSAT is 168, which corresponds to a percentile of approximately 97.  If they raised it to 180, that would be a percentile of 100, or 99.99 or whatever.  The percentile is what US News uses in their calculations.  A perfect LSAT median would only gain Michigan 3 percentile points, and the LSAT is only 12.5% of the overall score.  It's just not enough to change anything.

I've seen the numbers crunched, and raising Michigan's median LSAT to 180 makes no difference.  (Conversely, you would have to lower Michigan's median LSAT to 164 before their ranking lowered a notch).  However, doing nothing but raising Michigan's median GPA from 3.68 to 3.73 WOULD raise Michigan a notch to be tied with Penn and Chicago.

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Transferring / Re: A thought about transferring and giving up law review
« on: August 06, 2008, 05:50:47 PM »
If you want a federal clerkship, you basically need to be an editor in the main law review at your school.

For everything else, its value ranges from "that's a plus" to "oh that's nice I guess"

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: August 04, 2008, 11:36:46 PM »
Why not?  Their rep ratings are already comparable with CCN, as noted, and far better than Penn's. Rep ratings, along with LSAT, constitute most of the USNews ranking weight.

The only difference between UM and CLS/NYU is a few points on the LSAT.

A Loyola LA professor put out a paper on this last year.  Michigan pumping their LSAT would literally make no difference.  If Michigan's median LSAT was 180 it would not raise their ranking a single point.

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get accepted anywhere yet?
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:28:33 PM »
Are you going to go?

No, it's too late in the game, OCI deadlines are over, and I don't have any particular love for NYC.

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get accepted anywhere yet?
« on: August 01, 2008, 04:37:05 PM »
I just got a package admitting me to NYU, I can't believe they're still at it this late.

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get accepted anywhere yet?
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:41:56 PM »
the prosepect of MI excites you more than LA?? well ok, the school's in the top ten, but CA is paradise compared to MI :)
I have lived in SoCal my whole life, Los Angeles 7 of those years, so I've gotten my taste :)

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get rejected from anywhere yet?
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:41:15 PM »
Bunch people got Harvard rejection emails today (myself included)...

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get accepted anywhere yet?
« on: July 24, 2008, 09:44:49 AM »
Tiny, which will you choose? Congrats!!
Michigan probably.  UCLA would be cheaper but the prospect doesn't excite me as much.

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Transferring / Re: Anyone get accepted anywhere yet?
« on: July 23, 2008, 11:45:10 AM »
Got a call from UCLA  ;D

5 minutes later:

Got a call from Michigan ;D

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