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Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:56 pm
by gaud
I was wondering if anyone has some insight into UNLV. I am not too biased about living in NV for the rest of my life as I enjoy the Southwest. I have been offered admission with a good scholly and I am wondering if anyone can help me decide. I'd prefer to live in AZ or NV and I am currently waiting to hear back from ASU so until then I would like to learn as much about UNLV as I possibly can just in the case that I may choose to attend there. Is there anything about the school that I should focus on?

Thanks!!

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:15 am
by dpk711
Only go to UNLV if you are sure you want to work in Nevada.

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:52 pm
by jamiLAW
No.

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:56 pm
by dissonance1848
Look, you have a 3.7 GPA. Retake, seriously. If you can bump up that 159 by even a few points, to like 162-165, it will make a serious difference in scholly, and allow you to look at more options. That said, bail on UNLV and target ASU and UA. My negligible understanding is that Nevada is in worse shape than Arizona, and the legal market is at least marginally larger in Arizona.

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:00 pm
by CanadianWolf
How much scholarship money have you been offered by UNLV ?

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:11 pm
by clone22
They stipulate top 1/3 of class for most schollys, and then put all the scholly kids together in one section. Since there's a mandatory curve, a lot of people lose those scholarships after first year. That and nevada's governor (R) is going at unlv funding with an ax. They lost 16% the last couple of years, and they're facing even more in the near future.

On the upside, it is the best law school in nevada (also, only one).

your call

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:43 am
by imbored25
vegas is currently the worst metro area to find a job
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/11 ... 36032.html

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:29 pm
by bellamy
dissonance1848 wrote:Look, you have a 3.7 GPA. Retake, seriously. If you can bump up that 159 by even a few points, to like 162-165, it will make a serious difference in scholly, and allow you to look at more options. That said, bail on UNLV and target ASU and UA. My negligible understanding is that Nevada is in worse shape than Arizona, and the legal market is at least marginally larger in Arizona.

This response is the correct one. Retake,retake and apply elsewhere. With additional study you have a 50/50 chance of improving your score and getting in a much better school. If you have contacts with Las Vegas you can always go back but you will have addtional opportunites in better makets if you go to ASU.U of A , or even BYU.

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:38 pm
by CanadianWolf
Does BYU place well in Las Vegas ? :D

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:33 am
by bellamy
CanadianWolf wrote:Does BYU place well in Las Vegas ? :D

Yes

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:43 am
by The Gentleman
CanadianWolf wrote:Does BYU place well in Las Vegas ? :D


Holy honor code violation batman...

But seriously OP, don't go there if they section stack. That's an absolute garbage tactic.

Re: Should i go to UNLV

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:40 am
by arvcondor
jamiLAW wrote:No.
Original.