How low should I go?

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Dr. Strangelove
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How low should I go?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sat May 15, 2010 12:25 pm

Here are two possible options for what I could do after undergrad.
1.) Get a masters of accounting
2.) Go to law school

I think I'd like law better but accounting has more job security.
How low should I go in the law school rankings before picking law over accounting no longer makes sense?
I would become a CPA.

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby DerrickRose » Sat May 15, 2010 12:30 pm

I would wait to get at least a sense of what happens at 2012 OCI before you make that decision.

Do you have an LSAT score?

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sat May 15, 2010 12:31 pm

DerrickRose wrote:I would wait to get at least a sense of what happens at 2012 OCI before you make that decision.

Do you have an LSAT score?


I'm taking it this June.

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby DerrickRose » Sat May 15, 2010 12:32 pm

Well what's your GPA and how are you PT'ing?

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sat May 15, 2010 12:37 pm

DerrickRose wrote:Well what's your GPA and how are you PT'ing?


2.805 with one year of college left and I've been PT'ing between 170 and 175.
I'm hoping 2012 OCI goes a lot better than the one last year..

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby Regionality » Sat May 15, 2010 12:39 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:Well what's your GPA and how are you PT'ing?


2.805 with one year of college left and I've been PT'ing between 170 and 175.
I'm hoping 2012 OCI goes a lot better than the one last year..


Kick ass your senior year, bring your cumulative GPA over 3.0, score over a 170 on your LSAT and go to a splitter-friendly T14 and graduate with good job options in a career you prefer.

But until any of that happens its all just hypothetical.

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sat May 15, 2010 12:43 pm

Regionality wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:Well what's your GPA and how are you PT'ing?


2.805 with one year of college left and I've been PT'ing between 170 and 175.
I'm hoping 2012 OCI goes a lot better than the one last year..


Kick ass your senior year, bring your cumulative GPA over 3.0, score over a 170 on your LSAT and go to a splitter-friendly T14 and graduate with good job options in a career you prefer.

But until any of that happens its all just hypothetical.


Thankfully I got almost all of my difficult classes out of the way. (Math major)
The only one I have left is Analysis.
Besides that I'm filling my schedule up with accounting/italian/history classes and random easy-ish classes.

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby yabbadabbado » Sat May 15, 2010 6:15 pm

Here is my advice:

Get the Masters and get your CPA. Get a job. Work for a few years doing that and then decide if law is something you want to pursue. If it doesn't work out, at least you have the acct. background. I've met one CPA that figured out they could make more money doing acct. than they could with a t2 JD, despite having high grades. They completed the JD anyway, and even passed the bar, but they are working as a CPA. That should tell you something about the job market for attorneys, especially coming from a low ranked school.

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby whitman » Sat May 15, 2010 9:30 pm

Dude. Seriously? Do you really need to publicly jerk off with neurotica spam every single day? Just chill out, bro. You'll score what you'll score - and I guarantee you it ain't going to be a 180. If you can learn to relax, your life will turn out well regardless.

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Re: How low should I go?

Postby Bosque » Sun May 16, 2010 2:12 am

Limbo!




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