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JD = Juris Doctor not Doctorate

You could have fooled Northwestern:

Or Loyola Chicago:

Or Baker Botts:

Maybe their partners are lying about their partners law degree? Maybe they are just confused?  ??? ???

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best Outlining Software For Windows
« on: July 29, 2008, 04:04:14 PM »
How did a question about outlining software turn into a political pun thread?  :o

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 165 LSAT- retake?
« on: July 29, 2008, 04:03:22 PM »
thanks for the replies.  I am thinking I might just retake and try my hardest to get into Georgetown.  Any tips on studying if you have already gone through most of the practice tests already?  How would I get over the 168 hump?

Study hard, but you are at a point where every question counts. In these instances, a couple of correct guesses can be the difference between 168 and 165, which is where there are bands and deviations.  :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 169 / 3.63 - retake?
« on: July 29, 2008, 11:15:55 AM »
I think you may have a decent shot at Boalt. Your GPA is only .01 under their 25-75%, and your LSAT is 2 points over their median. That is about as good as it can get for a splitter.

Good luck!

The problem with Boalt is that 1) they're idiosyncratic with their admissions, and actually pretty hard to get into on a % basis.  They're also very GPA focused, as noted, so if you don't have a 3.8, it's usually tough going, regardless of LSAT. 

He should still apply, of course, but I think he'd actually have better odds at CCN, not to mention the other 14 schools.

They are very GPA based? So they don't accept people inside of their 25-75%? That does not make sense. The OP is .01 off of the 25-75%.

Anyway, the statement that Berkeley is GPA based is incorrect. Here is the Berkeley admissions index:

xLSAT - 0.871    
xGPA -  23.487     
Constant - 8.474
Total - 259.202
GPA% - 37.47%

The GPA% is 37.47, and even with the constant removed the GPA% is still less than 50%.  :o

Anytime either of your numbers is below the 25%, you're pretty much in trouble, unless your other number is off the charts.  This is especially true for Boalt, which appears to like to keep their GPA up around 3.8.  (And it's relatively easy to find high GPA's, of course.) 

This is what I mean by GPA focused -- while they may still weigh LSAT more heavily overall, they focus on GPA more than the other T14s, aside from HYS.

Factor in the fact that they're hard to get into anyway, on a percentage basis, and you can see why he'd have better odds at the other 7-14 schools, which focus more on LSAT. 

Doesn't mean he shouldn't apply, just means he probably has better odds at other schools.

I agree. Being a splitter is not good at Florida International, much less Boalt. With that being said, the OP is not a splitter by much. Missing the 25% by .01 is a statistical fluke.

If the OP wants to go to Boalt I would suggest writing a bang up PS, an addendum about why he/she is a perfect match Boalt, use targeted LORs and that the OP will have a decent shot.

Well I guess for me, how I dress is very much an expression of my personality interests and a suit on something like this is just a bit basic and ordinary.

Don't bother applying to BigLaw.

Incoming 1Ls / Best Outlining Software For Windows
« on: July 29, 2008, 12:23:00 AM »
Any suggestions?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYLS v. Pace
« on: July 29, 2008, 12:09:38 AM »
Take cooking classes at La Cordon Bleu. You will end up with less debt and better job prospects.

Good luck.

Why do you want to go to a T14? If it's for job prospects there are plenty of other schools that place large numbers of grads in large firms. There are two reasons in my book as to why go to a T14, A) you want to teach law

50% of law professors went to HYS or UC. If you want to teach law, you go to one of those four schools.


This is generally bad advice.  The job prospects from the T14 are simply much better than at other schools, where you risk having trouble finding work if you're in the bottom half.


Here is my take on interviews. Interviews are a way to weed out weirdos. No one expects a 0L to be extremely eloquent.

Dress up, look sharp, don't go in smelling like pot or booze, be polite i.e. don't call admissions people by their first names unless asked to, talk openly/honestly and even if you get really mad don't attack anyone or piss yourself.

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