Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

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Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:33 pm

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:42 pm

Did you apply to Cincy? Do NOT go to Loyola or Kent. Not sure how NKU places in Cincy, but it's a far better option than the Chicago schools.

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:06 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Did you apply to Cincy? Do NOT go to Loyola or Kent. Not sure how NKU places in Cincy, but it's a far better option than the Chicago schools.


Yeah I applied to UC; didn't get in unfortunately..
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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:15 pm

If you have no compelling reason to go to law school this year, retake and reapply to Cincy, OSU, Louisville and UK.

EDIT: If you must go this year, I'd go to NKU.

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:12 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:If you have no compelling reason to go to law school this year, retake and reapply to Cincy, OSU, Louisville and UK.

EDIT: If you must go this year, I'd go to NKU.


Yeah I really don't want to take the year off.

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby dr123 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:14 pm

You should really just take the year off work in cinci and reapply to UCIncy, law school isnt going anywhere

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:33 pm

dr123 wrote:You should really just take the year off work in cinci and reapply to UCIncy, law school isnt going anywhere


I know it's not, and I see your point. But I think my gpa hurt me, not my LSAT or involvement/experience so I'm going to go to school next year either way.

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby dr123 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:36 pm

If you're going straight from UG a year or two off from school would probably make you a better candidate, plus if you aren't already instate at Cinci you could gain residency in ohio

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby ohiohawk58 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:38 pm

when i sold my books back at Miami University last semester, the guy who worked in the bookstore told me he just graduated from NKU so take it for what its worth

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:40 pm

ohiohawk58 wrote:when i sold my books back at Miami University last semester, the guy who worked in the bookstore told me he just graduated from NKU so take it for what its worth


The law school or undergrad?

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby ohiohawk58 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:51 pm

Scheid wrote:
ohiohawk58 wrote:when i sold my books back at Miami University last semester, the guy who worked in the bookstore told me he just graduated from NKU so take it for what its worth


The law school or undergrad?


the law school

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Interesting...

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:58 pm

It's not exactly surprising. NKU may be a better option than the Chicago T2s, but it is not a good option by any means. If you are not at the top of your class, that could happen to you. Retake and reapply. Even if you have a really bad GPA, a mid 160s LSAT will open up a lot of doors.

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby Scheid » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:02 pm

I definitely have some thinking to do, thanks for the input guys.

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Re: Loyola vs Chicago-Kent vs NKU

Postby BlazedBillyMaze » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:25 pm

A lot of posters like to find a rule of thumb for a law school decision (some ranking versus debt ratio). IT DEPENDS: do you want to work in KY or Cincy? Do you have the personality to MAKE A DEGREE work no matter what the prospects? Are you fat? Do you have a pleasant face? Do you come across as cold and calculating or are you personable? Are you a female? If so, are you willing to sleep your way to a good job? Are "brains" a "b" or a "c"? Are you tall or short? In this economy, no one will hire a short, fat, sociopath - no matter what t-14 you went to.

Prestige credos might be applicable for kids with some brains and not much else.

Nevertheless, NKU does not have a lot going for it. 3rd best law school in the state. 2nd best in the metro area. You are looking at a lot of competition for jobs, but if you have the qualities discussed above and you do not want to wait a year, it could be a good choice.

Never overlook appearance or people skills, but I would wait a year.




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