Did I miss a good school to apply to?

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Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby firemed » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:45 pm

3.05/165. Non-Trad with "hero" experience.

Want to see if I missed any schools y'all think I should apply to.

Don't list Cali, the wife don't want to go there. Don't list any schools in Miss, Bama, Arkansas... wife don't want to live there either.

Applied in Canada.

Applied to:
U of Maryland
Cardozo
American
W&L
W&M
Will.Mitchell
Tulane
UNM
UofHouston
MSU
Hofstra
UNM
Georgia State
Penn State
Temple
Drexel

And a couple others I can't think of right now.

Any suggestions for schools for me? Employment prospects (regionally) are important... as is the chance of $$$.

Also, if MW posts in here, just ignore her. I want actual answers.
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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:47 pm

What exactly is this hero experience you speak of?

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby firemed » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:48 pm

FuManChusco wrote:What exactly is this hero experience you speak of?


Firefighter.... kind of a joke, because it really is just a job. But maybe an adcomm would think it was worth an itty bitty boost.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:49 pm

Maybe boston college and UNC

and if you're catholic ND

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby bk1 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:52 pm

Haven't looked at LSN, but off the top of my head:

Other state schools, i.e. UConn, UNLV, UNC?

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby firemed » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:55 pm

Okay.... I think I am feeling the UNC (also, I think they gave me a fee waiver :wink: )...

Good, good... anyone else?

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby Pleasye » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:28 pm

firemedicprelaw wrote:Okay.... I think I am feeling the UNC (also, I think they gave me a fee waiver :wink: )...

Good, good... anyone else?

Loyola LA so you can come to ASW? :wink:

wtf firewife. why no cali?

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby firemed » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:32 pm

LSpleaseee wrote:Loyola LA so you can come to ASW? :wink:

wtf firewife. why no cali?


EMS jobs impossibly hard to come by.

And you just want me to escort you to the bathroom there, admit it.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby Pleasye » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:33 pm

firemedicprelaw wrote:
LSpleaseee wrote:Loyola LA so you can come to ASW? :wink:

wtf firewife. why no cali?


EMS jobs impossibly hard to come by.

And you just want me to escort you to the bathroom there, admit it.

Really? Don't we have more people and therefore more accidents? Or something.

Yeah that too. sorry to derail your thread for the lulz

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby Thirteen » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:34 pm

You'll probably get $ at SMU. If you would consider living in Dallas, request a fee waiver and send them an app.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby firemed » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:10 pm

Thirteen wrote:You'll probably get $ at SMU. If you would consider living in Dallas, request a fee waiver and send them an app.


Hmmm..... I have to admit that if I had to live in Texas that San Antonio or Austin would be my preferences. But, it is only 3 years before I can move there (or even a year if I can transfer to UT). I'll add it. Thanks buddy.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby Thirteen » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:02 pm

firemedicprelaw wrote:
Thirteen wrote:You'll probably get $ at SMU. If you would consider living in Dallas, request a fee waiver and send them an app.


Hmmm..... I have to admit that if I had to live in Texas that San Antonio or Austin would be my preferences. But, it is only 3 years before I can move there (or even a year if I can transfer to UT). I'll add it. Thanks buddy.


I thought the same thing, but I love living in Dallas (I'm a 1L at SMU). I moved here after being in Austin for 10 years, and don't have many complaints about the city. Make sure to send in an app before Jan. 1.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:05 pm

firemedicprelaw wrote:
Thirteen wrote:You'll probably get $ at SMU. If you would consider living in Dallas, request a fee waiver and send them an app.


Hmmm..... I have to admit that if I had to live in Texas that San Antonio or Austin would be my preferences. But, it is only 3 years before I can move there (or even a year if I can transfer to UT). I'll add it. Thanks buddy.

Just a word of warning: Austin and San Antonio are very difficult legal markets to break into, particularly if you want biglaw. Nevertheless, SMU is solid for Dallas placement.
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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby JazzOne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:07 pm

firemedicprelaw wrote:Also, if MW posts in here, just ignore her. I want actual answers.

:lol:

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby JJDancer » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Florida schools? UF/FSU/UMiami ?
DC: George Mason, American
ASU

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:19 pm

JazzOne wrote:
firemedicprelaw wrote:
Thirteen wrote:You'll probably get $ at SMU. If you would consider living in Dallas, request a fee waiver and send them an app.


Hmmm..... I have to admit that if I had to live in Texas that San Antonio or Austin would be my preferences. But, it is only 3 years before I can move there (or even a year if I can transfer to UT). I'll add it. Thanks buddy.

Just a word of warning: Austin and San Antonio are very difficult legal markets to break into, particularly if you want biglaw. Nevertheless, SMU is solid for Dallas placement.

This. Statistically, Austin is a closed market for those who aren't UT graduates or T14 graduates. Plus, don't ever bank on transferring to UT. It's notoriously difficult; every cycle, people who successfully xfer into the upper reaches of the T14 are routinely denied xfer admission to UT.

If you're interested in the Dallas legal market though, SMU definitely a solid choice.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby mountaintime » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:45 pm

George Mason

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby MysticalWheel » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:32 pm

Yeah, you mostly missed Seattle U. HTH

MW

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:54 pm

Not sure if you want the PNW (I see that you didn't list any schools in that area in your OP), but you're above the median of UW's LSAT. You might consider shooting them an application, especially if you can get a fee-waiver. There are several UW Law students on this site who routinely sing it's praises. And I could see why. Arguably the best law school in the PNW, so job prospects are usually significant.

Just keep in mind, the PNW legal market is notoriously difficult to break into post-graduation without extremely good ties to the area (usually developed before LS). Also, not much chance of $$$ with your numbers. But they might be looking for those with hero experience.

Appreciate your public service, btw. I can't imagine the chutzpah it takes to run into a burning building.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby twert » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:07 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Not sure if you want the PNW (I see that you didn't list any schools in that area in your OP), but you're above the median of UW's LSAT. You might consider shooting them an application, especially if you can get a fee-waiver. There are several UW Law students on this site who routinely sing it's praises. And I could see why. Arguably the best law school in the PNW, so job prospects are usually significant.

Just keep in mind, the PNW legal market is notoriously difficult to break into post-graduation without extremely good ties to the area (usually developed before LS). Also, not much chance of $$$ with your numbers. But they might be looking for those with hero experience.

Appreciate your public service, btw. I can't imagine the chutzpah it takes to run into a burning building.

with that gpa you have basically no shot at UW, unless you're a resident.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:10 pm

with that gpa you have basically no shot at UW, unless you're a resident.

If OP were straight out of UG, I would agree. However, UGPA seems to matter less the more WE you have. Not sure if OP has enough WE to overcome the low GPA, but it might be worth a shot, especially if the app is free.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby IAFG » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:11 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
with that gpa you have basically no shot at UW, unless you're a resident.

If OP were straight out of UG, I would agree. However, UGPA seems to matter less the more WE you have. Not sure if OP has enough WE to overcome the low GPA, but it might be worth a shot, especially if the app is free.

iono UW does NOT like traditional splitters.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:15 pm

iono UW does NOT like traditional splitters.

nm OP. Disregard my advice, ??????, Profit!

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby 20160810 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:22 pm

I would apply to every school ranked between ~20-40. Tell your wife to suck it up, too, because you're pretty competitive for UCD/UCH and given your numbers those might be really good choices for you.

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Re: Did I miss a good school to apply to?

Postby buckilaw » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:04 pm

OSU would be worth looking into.




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