Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

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Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby sixseat » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:30 pm

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:34 pm

retake

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby stillwater » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:37 pm

your post unfortunately is riddled w errors. allow me to disabuse. you will not get into Boalt or SLS. further davis/hastings are bona fide shitmills unless you are going for free. the CA economy is tough. retake for happier outcomes otherwise shitlaw LOOMS.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby eav1277 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:39 pm

Retake or get a huge scholly somewhere.

You probably already know this but just in case, check out http://www.lawschooltransparency.com

best of luck

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby cinephile » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:47 pm

Your softs are average. Good softs would be something that no one you've ever met has.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:10 pm

stillwater wrote:your post unfortunately is riddled w errors. allow me to disabuse. you will not get into Boalt or SLS. further davis/hastings are bona fide shitmills unless you are going for free. the CA economy is tough. retake for happier outcomes otherwise shitlaw LOOMS.

Harsh post, but probably true. You either need to retake in order to get a score high for Boalt/SLS or at least a T14, or a score high enough for a big scholarship to Hastings/Davis or perhaps UCLA or USC.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby sixseat » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:19 pm

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:17 pm

People on this site love to be dicks. Your softs are above average for law school, but probably not for Berkeley. Your numbers are on the cusp, and in this environment you may be a good "sticker" candidate for Berkeley. If you are comfy with that, congrats.

Depending on your goals, maybe a full-ride or close to it at Hastings might be worth it. SCU is so bad right now that you shouldn't go there regardless of any factors. Like 1/3 people from SCU are becoming anywhere close to actual lawyers, many of those with science backgrounds.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:20 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:People on this site love to be dicks. Your softs are above average for law school, but probably not for Berkeley. Your numbers are on the cusp, and in this environment you may be a good "sticker" candidate for Berkeley. If you are comfy with that, congrats.

Depending on your goals, maybe a full-ride or close to it at Hastings might be worth it. SCU is so bad right now that you shouldn't go there regardless of any factors. Like 1/3 people from SCU are becoming anywhere close to actual lawyers, many of those with science backgrounds.

I wouldn't pay out of state sticker for Boalt.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:23 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:People on this site love to be dicks. Your softs are above average for law school, but probably not for Berkeley. Your numbers are on the cusp, and in this environment you may be a good "sticker" candidate for Berkeley. If you are comfy with that, congrats.

Depending on your goals, maybe a full-ride or close to it at Hastings might be worth it. SCU is so bad right now that you shouldn't go there regardless of any factors. Like 1/3 people from SCU are becoming anywhere close to actual lawyers, many of those with science backgrounds.

I wouldn't pay out of state sticker for Boalt.

Ditto.

While D1 varsity athlete is good as far as softs go, I don't think OP is getting Boalt anyways with a 3.7/166. She's got a shot, but an outside shot.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby bluepenguin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:54 pm

rad lulz wrote:I wouldn't pay out of state sticker for Boalt.


$50k okay, but $54k no-go?

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby TheThriller » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:23 am

romothesavior wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:People on this site love to be dicks. Your softs are above average for law school, but probably not for Berkeley. Your numbers are on the cusp, and in this environment you may be a good "sticker" candidate for Berkeley. If you are comfy with that, congrats.

Depending on your goals, maybe a full-ride or close to it at Hastings might be worth it. SCU is so bad right now that you shouldn't go there regardless of any factors. Like 1/3 people from SCU are becoming anywhere close to actual lawyers, many of those with science backgrounds.

I wouldn't pay out of state sticker for Boalt.

Ditto.

While D1 varsity athlete is good as far as softs go, I don't think OP is getting Boalt anyways with a 3.7/166. She's got a shot, but an outside shot.


Albeit my gpa is substantially lower, that soft actually worked against me during an interview with an unnamed school. The person brought up the subject about my low gpa and told me "Looks like you should have spent more time studying then benchwarming".

I never competed in a sport that even had benches.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby rad lulz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:03 am

bluepenguin wrote:
rad lulz wrote:I wouldn't pay out of state sticker for Boalt.


$50k okay, but $54k no-go?

I wouldn't pay in state sticker for Boalt unless CoL was free.

Also that $12k lol

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby deadhipsters » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:19 am

Get a job in tech sales- forget law school. Make 75k-125k a year and be done with it.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby Redamon1 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:54 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:People on this site love to be dicks. Your softs are above average for law school, but probably not for Berkeley. Your numbers are on the cusp, and in this environment you may be a good "sticker" candidate for Berkeley. If you are comfy with that, congrats.

Depending on your goals, maybe a full-ride or close to it at Hastings might be worth it. SCU is so bad right now that you shouldn't go there regardless of any factors. Like 1/3 people from SCU are becoming anywhere close to actual lawyers, many of those with science backgrounds.


Seems right to me. I'd say start studying for June retake and see how this cycle plays out. You can decide in April-May what to do based on acceptances, money, PT scores.

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby sixseat » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:29 pm

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Re: Advice re: Bay Area Law Schools

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:33 pm

sixseat wrote:Many of the attorneys I work for think that if I don't get into Boalt I should just go to Hastings on a scholarship and aim for top 5-10%,

This should tell you all you need to know. If you have to aim for the top 10% to feel comfortable about getting a halfway decent job, there is no reason to go.




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