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Job Search / Will paralegal job help?
« on: June 02, 2008, 12:50:21 PM »
Ok, so I just started as a paralegal at a public interest law firm in Kansas.  I was just wondering if people feel this might help me out in the 1L job search?  I have been accepted to UMich and by the time I attend will have about a year of paralegal experience (working social security disability cases).  I think that I may be most interested in looking at coming back to Kansas after law school (and possibly looking for a bigger law (because nothing is big in Kansas) job after 1L).

Ok, so I realize that no one actually knows the true answer to this question but I was just wondering what you all think.  I am going to be taking the LSAT in either February or June (or both) and am trying to decide what to do.  I know that the ABA has just decided to go with the highest score but my question is: Do you think that decision is going to stick for the next 3+ years? 

The only reason I ask is because while I am taking the LSAT this year, I know that I will not be going to law school for about 3 years because I will be gone serving in the Peace Corps.  Basically, if it is a possibility that the ABA may return to averaging then I should just wait and not risk a lower score because I haven't prepared as much as I would like.

Choosing the Right Law School / Academia
« on: September 11, 2006, 09:48:49 AM »
Ok, so I've searched through older posts on here and have a question that I may already know the answer to.  What schools are considered the "feeder schools" for academia?  I know/assume that HYS are the best that you can shoot for in order to obtain a position in academia but are there any more?  Looking at the UMich catalog they claim to be but I almost question that.  I assume that Columbia and Chicago may be but am not really sure.


Studying for the LSAT / what class to take.
« on: August 30, 2006, 10:24:43 AM »
Ok, so I've heard some pretty scary things about Kaplan.  Which is disapointing specifically because they are the only prep company, that I know of, within 2 hours of where I live (Wichita).  I guess this is the question.  Is it better to take a 3 month (weekend) Kaplan course of just take the one weekend Testmasters course?  Or does anyone know of any other good prep course companies that are in the Wichita area?  I would really appreciate any input on this one.

Studying for the LSAT / Testmasters in Wichita
« on: August 24, 2006, 03:56:51 PM »

I am in Wichita and know that Kaplan is the only major testing outlet in the area.  I am just wondering if anyone (aside from myself) is in the Wichita area and would like to get a Testmasters class going.  They say they guarentee 10 points and will tailor a class if we can get 10+ people to sign up for it.  I have heard it is better than Kaplan but that is for another debate.  I also know that it's cheaper than Kaplan ($999 instead of $1399 I think).  If you are interested please let me know and if we get enogh we'll try and get a class going.


Law School Admissions / What LSAT to shoot for?
« on: August 23, 2006, 12:57:32 PM »
So, I realize this may be the wrong thread for this question but I couldn't really find anywhere else to post it.

My ultimate question is what LSAT score do people think I am going to need to get to get into Yale.  That is my ultimate dream school, as I would prefer academia eventually, and I want to make sure I'm ready to get in.

So here's my other information
various volunteer activities
a few clubs and organizations but nothing overwhelming
I have worked through college and have some decent work (real life) experience which I think is typically a plus
My wife and I are going to be attending the Peace Corps. leaving in July

After returning from the Peace Corps. I will be going to law school (I intend to apply while overseas) and just wondered what kind of LSAT score most people think would be required to make the cut for Yale.  I appreciate any feedback.


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