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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby chrisbru » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:02 am

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby sparty99 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:15 am

chrisbru wrote:
sparty99 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Ya'll need to get over yourselves. Chicago is a fantastic school and so is Harvard, Stanford. This is the dumbest argument ever based on opinions and your pretentiousness.


Late to the party, but needs to be said:

Please don't try and condemn someone's argument until you can learn how contractions work.


You were doubting my full-ride, but you had a 2.9 gpa and got a full ride at Iowa. I can HARDLY see why you have any room for doubt......


And a 171. What was your LSAT again?


Exactly my point. A splitter who got a full-ride is trying to throw shade on a reverse splitter who got a full ride. Give me a break.com.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby chrisbru » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:16 am

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby sparty99 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:21 am

chrisbru wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Exactly my point. A splitter who got a full-ride is trying to throw shade on a reverse splitter who got a full ride. Give me a break.com.


Because your LSAT was absolutely awful. I'm just saying I find it impossible that anyone with a sub-150 LSAT could get a full ride. Sure, you're the exception. Fine.

I'm an Iowa resident. With an LSAT 10 points above median. Mine makes sense.


And sure, you're the exception. The proof that a 2.9 gpa can get a full-ride by doing well on a 3 hour test, when they had four years of piss poor performance. Fine.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:18 pm

RVP11 wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:--ImageRemoved--


That's not actually my story, BRO. (I went from T10 that according to at least one poster in this thread "doesn't have national reach" ---> my home market on the other side of the country.)

But that's the story of many people who blindly follow the dumb advice of "go to law school where you want to practice!"

THIS

People need to stop fixating themselves on this like it's gospel. It's very far from the truth.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby JRD » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:19 pm

Arguing on the internet is super cool.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby bjsesq » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:21 pm

JRD wrote:Arguing on the internet is super cool.


Not it's not. You are not a good person.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:57 pm

chrisbru wrote:
sparty99 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Exactly my point. A splitter who got a full-ride is trying to throw shade on a reverse splitter who got a full ride. Give me a break.com.


Because your LSAT was absolutely awful. I'm just saying I find it impossible that anyone with a sub-150 LSAT could get a full ride. Sure, you're the exception. Fine.

I'm an Iowa resident. With an LSAT 10 points above median. Mine makes sense.


And sure, you're the exception. The proof that a 2.9 gpa can get a full-ride by doing well on a 3 hour test, when they had four years of piss poor performance. Fine.


Lol welcome to lawl school bud. And, to be fair, I had 4 good semesters, a semester off for a co-op, and 3 semesters of my mom in the hospital with me driving back home to see here 3 times a week, plus working.

So maybe your definition of piss poor performance is different than mine. My goal in UG was to get above a 3.0 and have a job when I graduated. I did both of those things. Hardly piss poor. LSAC dropped my GPA by ~.14 due to the credits thing.

Jesus fuck you're both idiots and everyone hates you.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby chrisbru » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:17 pm

HeavenWood wrote:Jesus fuck you're both idiots and everyone hates you.


Um... Uncalled for?

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:47 pm

Well this thread went down the crapper fast. :?

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:36 pm

There are some schools in the 15-40 range that do better than schools ranked higher by US News:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby sparty99 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:42 pm

I see Fordham as the only school (outside the Top 30) on that list that would be worth attending if you have Big Law dreams. The rest of the schools are all great, but if only 10-15% of the students get Big Law, then I would be focusing on other qualities of the school.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby ahduth » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:37 am

noleknight16 wrote:Well this thread went down the crapper fast. :?


You're probably new here. It actually stayed civil for a bit and had some fraction of meaningful content, which is heartwarming given the thread title. "Underrated Law Schools" as a title is like putting up a neon sign for people to shit on Chicago or some other random school and then watch people like Taipei blow up.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby kwais » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:07 am

Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:There are some schools in the 15-40 range that do better than schools ranked higher by US News:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1


your comment and the list you post to don't match. very misleading

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby Easy-E » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:47 pm

Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:There are some schools in the 15-40 range that do better than schools ranked higher by US News:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1



Surprised to see Rutgers and Temple in the top 50 schools percentage of graduates in NLJ250 firms. Should I be taking that information with a grain of salt (and if so, can someone explain said grain of salt :lol: )?

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:48 pm

Vandy, Temple and UChicago

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:12 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Vandy, Temple and UChicago

Vandy's definitely starting to get its due, to the point that "CG" is starting to become "CGV."

+1 to Temple

Chicago is underrated the same way Penn is underrated (IE, seldom underrated at all by the people who have heard of the school).

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:14 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Vandy, Temple and UChicago

Vandy's definitely starting to get its due, to the point that "CG" is starting to become "CGV."

+1 to Temple

Chicago is underrated the same way Penn is underrated (IE, seldom underrated at all by the people who have heard of the school).

My Aunt didn't know Chicago had a law school and she lives in Valpraiso (1hr away). Plus, Indiana Jones did his archaeology degree there

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby kaiser » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:17 pm

emarxnj wrote:
Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:There are some schools in the 15-40 range that do better than schools ranked higher by US News:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1



Surprised to see Rutgers and Temple in the top 50 schools percentage of graduates in NLJ250 firms. Should I be taking that information with a grain of salt (and if so, can someone explain said grain of salt :lol: )?


I think its pretty reliable information, though it doesn't really lead one to say "wow, look how good Rutgers is doing". If anything, it makes me think "good lord, how poorly must the other 100+ schools be doing". I'd certainly imagine that 30 kids out of Rutgers could get NLJ250 (not necessarily Vault firm) jobs, since a bunch of NJ that happen to be NLJ250 firms hire pretty extensively from Rutgers and Seton Hall (i.e. Lowenstein, Gibbons, McCarter). Though the latter two tend not to hire students straight out of school, but many Rutgers and Seton Hall grads still end up there.

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby JoeMo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:32 pm

Rowinguy2009 wrote:Columbia is underrated by people who think Chicago is better than Columbia.


+1 lol

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby JoeMo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:34 pm

chrisbru wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Ya'll need to get over yourselves. Chicago is a fantastic school and so is Harvard, Stanford. This is the dumbest argument ever based on opinions and your pretentiousness.


Late to the party, but needs to be said:

Please don't try and condemn someone's argument until you can learn how contractions work.


THIS! +1

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Re: Underrated Law Schools

Postby 23402385985 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:09 pm

I like how in a thread about underrated law schools, the talk turns to Chicago v. Harvard.




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