jjd06e wrote: FuManChusco wrote: jjd06e wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:This is absurd. I didn't even bother reading the thread after I saw you took 2 PTs. Dude, I've taken 2 PTs back to back. Before the June LSAT, I'll probably be about 35 PTs deep with extra section practice. You are literally insane if you take one of those offers with what was basically a 160 diagnostic and a 3.3. Study your balls off, get a 170 and ED to UVA. You'll thank me later.
Well good for you, some of us did not have time to take 30+ practice tests. The elitism on this board is too much sometimes. You're advice isn't bad but you don't have to have the attitude.
You're right, you don't have to. Then you end up getting a 159 and having to choose between UDM, Cuse, and Cooley. If you're going to commit 100k+ in debt and pursue a career in law, then you should put away the time to diligently study for the LSAT. I'm not saying you're a lesser person because you didn't get into a T14 or T30. I'm not an elitist. I just think you're an idiot for taking 2 PTs and settling for a T2 or TTT. You're most likely capable of scoring much higher than a 159 and I think it's a joke that you don't care enough to improve. This is your career we're talking about.
Yea, but in all seriousness the first job is the toughest to get and it's on reputation after that. I want to be a criminal lawyer most likely and in Michigan and I have some resources in state that I think would help tremendously. I also am getting scholarships from UDM and Cooley(although Cooley is basically eliminated since I got the udm scholly) so I will not get close to $100 k in debt, that would only happen if I went to one of those top 50 to 100 schools without the scholarship. If I didn't have an in and wanted to do say corporate law than I'd agree 100% with you but I'm not so sure what to do now with my current situation.
This isn't true at all. My cousin works for a pretty big business (they don't have a GC) and their legal counsel provides a list of everyone working on their cases and where they went to law school. Even for the partners. He isn't willing to have anyone from outside a top school do work for them as he couldn't explain it to the owner if they messed up. They get a warm fuzzy from the reputation of the school.
I've heard this echoed from several GC's. Also, my step-dad went to Widener years ago and has never gotten outside of its shadow. He's done okay but I doubt he's ever made more than $40k a year. He was even an elected DA for several terms but when he left that no firm would touch him. He's even in Widener's backyard.
How do you know your contact will still be around? If this is a government office, how do you know they won't be in a hiring freeze when you graduate?
You have the chance to go to a much better school with a little practice. You said you couldn't find time to take LSATs...how will you find time to go to school? I studied for and took the LSAT while deployed to Iraq. I got about 4-5 hours of sleep a night in order to do it but I recognized it's importance.
30 prep tests between now and October is nothing. You are looking at one test a week.