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chalhou1
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Penn State

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:14 am

Looking to get into the best school possible and with 3.78/158 I think I can get in. Opinions on Penn State?

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Re: Penn State

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:40 am

Retake. Seriously.

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fugitivejammer
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Re: Penn State

Postby fugitivejammer » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:28 am

yea dude retake. mid-160s will get u into t20 schools, and a 170 will land u t14 np. w/ 158, ur lookin at tier 2 schools (rank 50-100)....

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Jack Smirks
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Re: Penn State

Postby Jack Smirks » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:30 am

chalhou1 wrote:Opinions on Penn State?


Garbage. Retake.

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Re: Penn State

Postby jbarl1 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:35 am

chalhou1 wrote:Looking to get into the best school possible and with 3.78/158 I think I can get in. Opinions on Penn State?


Retake if it is an option for you. If not, I would be happy to answer any questions you have about Penn State. I have a specific thread where I am taking questions if you are interested. I think you have a good chance at admission with your numbers and I have had a great experience at the school so far.

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Re: Penn State

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:29 am

I really would like to retake but I need your opinions. I already have taken a year off and don't want to take another. If I take the december retake will it be too late to apply to schools for fall 2011?

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jbarl1
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Re: Penn State

Postby jbarl1 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:51 am

chalhou1 wrote:I really would like to retake but I need your opinions. I already have taken a year off and don't want to take another. If I take the december retake will it be too late to apply to schools for fall 2011?


In my opinion, Penn State is a great school and is worth the application. Is there a particular field of law you are looking into?

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Re: Penn State

Postby TTH » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:35 pm

Penn State is trash, and it's not even a public school. Retake.

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Re: Penn State

Postby paratactical » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:42 pm

TTH wrote:Penn State is trash, and it's not even a public school. Retake.

Gosh, I wonder what an OSU fan would think of PSU.. :lol:

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Re: Penn State

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:44 pm

naterj wrote:
chalhou1 wrote:Opinions on Penn State?


Garbage. Retake.


Not for Harrisburg/Lancaster/York. But who wants to work there?

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Re: Penn State

Postby TT09 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:24 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
naterj wrote:
chalhou1 wrote:Opinions on Penn State?


Garbage. Retake.


Not for Harrisburg/Lancaster/York. But who wants to work there?


How does it do in The Burgh/Philly?

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Re: Penn State

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:38 pm

TT09 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
naterj wrote:
chalhou1 wrote:Opinions on Penn State?


Garbage. Retake.


Not for Harrisburg/Lancaster/York. But who wants to work there?


How does it do in The Burgh/Philly?


I can't comment on the Burgh, but in Philly, employers would probably look to Penn, Temple, Villanova, and Rutgers Camden first.

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Re: Penn State

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:15 pm

chalhou1 wrote:I really would like to retake but I need your opinions. I already have taken a year off and don't want to take another. If I take the december retake will it be too late to apply to schools for fall 2011?


anyone have an answer to this? should I apply now and study or just study and worry about applying while I wait for the score?

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Re: Penn State

Postby framboozer » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:55 pm

As a Philly area native and current senior at Penn State, I can tell you that if you're trying to break into law in Philly, Villanova and Temple are much better options. Penn State is in the middle of nowhere. There is zero legal market around here, and there is no reason for a Philly firm to take a Penn Stater over a Temple or Nova grad, unless the Penn Stater had a much better resume.

That being said, Penn State is awesome for undergrad, much better than the others, but we undergrads have no attachment to the law school. It's kind of like a forced appendage on the campus, because it's located so far out of the way from the rest of campus. If Penn State law gets you a few bites in Philly, it's probably because they're basing it off of the undergrad reputation, which is very strong there.

I would also retake, because even a rise of a few points would hugely raise your prospects.

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Re: Penn State

Postby thexfactor » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:22 am

TTH wrote:Penn State is trash, and it's not even a public school. Retake.


I think MSU law is a poor mans penn state law.
THe only good part is that someone might confuse penn state with Upenn. :)

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Re: Penn State

Postby framboozer » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:55 am

thexfactor wrote:
TTH wrote:Penn State is trash, and it's not even a public school. Retake.


I think MSU law is a poor mans penn state law.
THe only good part is that someone might confuse penn state with Upenn. :)


Except I don't think anyone hiring in Pennsylvania would do that, unless they're already bottom of the barrel.

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Re: Penn State

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:23 pm

TT09 wrote:How does it do in The Burgh/Philly?

Dunno about Pittsburgh, but you've got an uphill battle in Philly. Temple dominates the market, and you'll also have to compete with grads from 'Nova, Rutgers-Camden, Widener, Drexel and, unless the NYC market picks up, Penn. Penn State might do you for the rest of the state, but if you want Philadelphia, go to Temple.

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Re: Penn State

Postby allah6969 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:47 pm

Just in case anyone wants to get back on the topic of Penn State, I'm wondering what people have been hearing about the job prospects for Penn State grads. I don't need to be employed in a major city, and I'd be fine working in Harrisburg or something, but are students getting jobs or are they struggling?




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