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I got a very similar e-mail when I asked Cornell to consider my offer from GW.  It was really rather upseting I thought.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: a british invasion...
« on: April 06, 2007, 03:31:36 PM »
echoing fowles ...
I'm half british and looked into doing my degree in the uK and living there rather than in the US.  There are a few options to pursue--

1) If you have a US BA you do a 1 year conversion plus another year of something akin to the US Bar exam while being a trainee at a firm.  No option to return to the US and practice

2) You could redo your BA in law.  This gives you a better foundation in law and will give you a better overall credential

3)  Go to US law school and then go to the UK or another US law school and get an LLM.  This is probably your best route for more academic pursuits given the schools in the US you've been accepted at.  It also preserves your ability to practice in the US

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: free time
« on: April 06, 2007, 03:21:43 PM »
oh well I got really excited there for a moment -- I suppose it doesn't matter because I'm going to NU and we have class 5 days a week ( I think but it could be 4)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: free time
« on: April 06, 2007, 03:17:08 PM »
Really ??? -- At all the schools I've visited 1Ls have class at least 4 days a week and usually 5 days a week.

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I've essentially chosen NU ( I say esentially because I haven't actually sent in a deposit and withdrawn from the other schools)

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Law School Admissions / Re: is transferring easy?
« on: April 06, 2007, 01:21:48 PM »
Perhaps because Michigan is better ranked than UCLA so you could afford to be slightly farther from the top of you 1L class

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Law School Admissions / Re: is transferring easy?
« on: April 06, 2007, 01:16:28 PM »
I think you need to be ballpark -- probably nothing less than 3.6 and 167 and on top of that stellar IL grades.

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Yes I agree its hard to predict but I also know I'm the sort of person that once things started going badly (not inthe top 1/3 of the class) if I was at GW I would be sad that I didn't go to NU.  At NU I feel that even if things don't go so well (and I end up around the median) I'm fairly certain I'll still be ok.

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How much does taking the bar cost?  I'm clueless.  How much are the prep courses and how much is the actual test?

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If you're not happy in ls you risk not doing as well (or at least I would)

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