Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

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Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby jastrauss26 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Hey everybody, I'm new to TLS in terms of join date but I have been lurking around doing research for a few months now. I am a junior UG student and have recently started my LSAT prep for the June test. on my first practice test i scored a 158 (taken cold, never even looked at a question), and have a pretty mediocre UGPA of 3.3 in Marketing, but have an upward trend going on since my first semester of UG. I go to school in NY now, having transferred from a school in MI, but have few connections out here. I am very unhappy in NY and pretty much refuse to go to LS anywhere in the northeast. I ultimately plan on ending up in the midwest or the southeast, and my target states are TN, WI, and KY. However, i have no ties in any of these states and have great ties to MI in terms of employment opportunities as i worked as a clerk at a medium sized PI firm there for 2 summers in a row. I don't really want to go to any schools in MI because of past experience and not being able to get into U of M. I am leaning towards UKentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, and UTK, assuming I can get my LSAT up to 163 as I plan to do.

My question for people with experience and knowledge is will i be able to be successful in the regional areas of the schools having no ties to the areas assuming I do well in LS? Will I have a serious disadvantage not being from these areas? I have lived all over the country so I am obviously not afraid to move around, but if i go to one of these regional schools I don't want to have too hard of a time finding a decent JD job in the school's region. I want to work in corporate law or possibly start my own firm sometime in the future.

I know these are not top schools, but I hope that they are respected enough regionally to make up for the fact that I have no ties to these areas. Any suggestions based off of my (expected) stats and general area are also helpful.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby itachiuchiha » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:42 pm

jastrauss26 wrote:Hey everybody, I'm new to TLS in terms of join date but I have been lurking around doing research for a few months now. I am a junior UG student and have recently started my LSAT prep for the June test. on my first practice test i scored a 158 (taken cold, never even looked at a question), and have a pretty mediocre UGPA of 3.3 in Marketing, but have an upward trend going on since my first semester of UG. I go to school in NY now, having transferred from a school in MI, but have few connections out here. I am very unhappy in NY and pretty much refuse to go to LS anywhere in the northeast. I ultimately plan on ending up in the midwest or the southeast, and my target states are TN, WI, and KY. However, i have no ties in any of these states and have great ties to MI in terms of employment opportunities as i worked as a clerk at a medium sized PI firm there for 2 summers in a row. I don't really want to go to any schools in MI because of past experience and not being able to get into U of M. I am leaning towards UKentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, and UTK, assuming I can get my LSAT up to 163 as I plan to do.

My question for people with experience and knowledge is will i be able to be successful in the regional areas of the schools having no ties to the areas assuming I do well in LS? Will I have a serious disadvantage not being from these areas? I have lived all over the country so I am obviously not afraid to move around, but if i go to one of these regional schools I don't want to have too hard of a time finding a decent JD job in the school's region. I want to work in corporate law or possibly start my own firm sometime in the future.

I know these are not top schools, but I hope that they are respected enough regionally to make up for the fact that I have no ties to these areas. Any suggestions based off of my (expected) stats and general area are also helpful.


you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby jastrauss26 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:01 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:
jastrauss26 wrote:Hey everybody, I'm new to TLS in terms of join date but I have been lurking around doing research for a few months now. I am a junior UG student and have recently started my LSAT prep for the June test. on my first practice test i scored a 158 (taken cold, never even looked at a question), and have a pretty mediocre UGPA of 3.3 in Marketing, but have an upward trend going on since my first semester of UG. I go to school in NY now, having transferred from a school in MI, but have few connections out here. I am very unhappy in NY and pretty much refuse to go to LS anywhere in the northeast. I ultimately plan on ending up in the midwest or the southeast, and my target states are TN, WI, and KY. However, i have no ties in any of these states and have great ties to MI in terms of employment opportunities as i worked as a clerk at a medium sized PI firm there for 2 summers in a row. I don't really want to go to any schools in MI because of past experience and not being able to get into U of M. I am leaning towards UKentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, and UTK, assuming I can get my LSAT up to 163 as I plan to do.

My question for people with experience and knowledge is will i be able to be successful in the regional areas of the schools having no ties to the areas assuming I do well in LS? Will I have a serious disadvantage not being from these areas? I have lived all over the country so I am obviously not afraid to move around, but if i go to one of these regional schools I don't want to have too hard of a time finding a decent JD job in the school's region. I want to work in corporate law or possibly start my own firm sometime in the future.

I know these are not top schools, but I hope that they are respected enough regionally to make up for the fact that I have no ties to these areas. Any suggestions based off of my (expected) stats and general area are also helpful.


you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS


Well I would definitely love to get a 175 and think it is possible for me as I tend to test well, but I don't want to to be unrealistic with myself. I think i could score a 166-168 if i put in the time over the next few months that I have been putting in over the past few weeks. The thing is that my fiancé's family has a PI firm that i can always fall back to. It wouldn't be my first choice for a practice, but I could live very comfortably if i practice with the firm. I know that I could always have a job there, but sh*t happens in life so I'm to going to fall back on that. I am aiming for a 180, but if that doesn't happen, I need to make sure that my backups won't leave me screwed when it comes to finding a job in the region each school is in. My top school right now that I think i could get into is Kentucky, as I like everything about the school and the area, and could see myself working and living in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, or the Nashville areas. I want to make sure that if I pick schools that place well in their region, I won't be screwed because I have no previous ties in the area.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby jrambo » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby Username123 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:01 pm

jrambo wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:
you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS


Umm you're the dumbass who goes to undergrad in Florida but doesn't go to UF. Everyone in FL knows UF = #1 school in the state. I don't think you're in any position to tell people whether or not to go to law school.


Whoa. You called him the D-word.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:10 pm

jastrauss26 wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:
jastrauss26 wrote:Hey everybody, I'm new to TLS in terms of join date but I have been lurking around doing research for a few months now. I am a junior UG student and have recently started my LSAT prep for the June test. on my first practice test i scored a 158 (taken cold, never even looked at a question), and have a pretty mediocre UGPA of 3.3 in Marketing, but have an upward trend going on since my first semester of UG. I go to school in NY now, having transferred from a school in MI, but have few connections out here. I am very unhappy in NY and pretty much refuse to go to LS anywhere in the northeast. I ultimately plan on ending up in the midwest or the southeast, and my target states are TN, WI, and KY. However, i have no ties in any of these states and have great ties to MI in terms of employment opportunities as i worked as a clerk at a medium sized PI firm there for 2 summers in a row. I don't really want to go to any schools in MI because of past experience and not being able to get into U of M. I am leaning towards UKentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, and UTK, assuming I can get my LSAT up to 163 as I plan to do.

My question for people with experience and knowledge is will i be able to be successful in the regional areas of the schools having no ties to the areas assuming I do well in LS? Will I have a serious disadvantage not being from these areas? I have lived all over the country so I am obviously not afraid to move around, but if i go to one of these regional schools I don't want to have too hard of a time finding a decent JD job in the school's region. I want to work in corporate law or possibly start my own firm sometime in the future.

I know these are not top schools, but I hope that they are respected enough regionally to make up for the fact that I have no ties to these areas. Any suggestions based off of my (expected) stats and general area are also helpful.


you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS


Well I would definitely love to get a 175 and think it is possible for me as I tend to test well, but I don't want to to be unrealistic with myself. I think i could score a 166-168 if i put in the time over the next few months that I have been putting in over the past few weeks. The thing is that my fiancé's family has a PI firm that i can always fall back to. It wouldn't be my first choice for a practice, but I could live very comfortably if i practice with the firm. I know that I could always have a job there, but sh*t happens in life so I'm to going to fall back on that. I am aiming for a 180, but if that doesn't happen, I need to make sure that my backups won't leave me screwed when it comes to finding a job in the region each school is in. My top school right now that I think i could get into is Kentucky, as I like everything about the school and the area, and could see myself working and living in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, or the Nashville areas. I want to make sure that if I pick schools that place well in their region, I won't be screwed because I have no previous ties in the area.


Getting in the high 160s and 170s is definitely doable, especially considering your starting point. 10-15 point increases are fairly common among people who put in the time and effort. If you're going to apply to law school, do it right. A high LSAT score will open more doors and result in a lot more scholarship offers.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby Void » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:16 pm

I agree with the people saying to retest.

However, if you must attend a T2, don't do it in the northeast.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:29 pm

Don't go to the regional T2 in a region you're not from.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:37 pm

jrambo wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:
you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS


Umm you're the dumbass who goes to undergrad in Florida but doesn't go to UF. Everyone in FL knows UF = #1 school in the state. I don't think you're in any position to tell people whether or not to go to law school.


Ls dont care about ug schools. Dumbass comment + ad hominem
Retards should stay off tls before they get embarrased

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby jrambo » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:44 pm

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:46 pm

jrambo wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:
jrambo wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:
you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS


Umm you're the dumbass who goes to undergrad in Florida but doesn't go to UF. Everyone in FL knows UF = #1 school in the state. I don't think you're in any position to tell people whether or not to go to law school.


Ls dont care about ug schools. Dumbass comment + ad hominem
Retards should stay off tls before they get embarrased


Honestly, you have to be retarded not to get into UF, and with Bright Futures there's really no excuse not to go. If anyone should be embarrassed it's you and whatever crappy random school you managed to get into.


I rather not feed the troll
How can I get rejected from a school I didn't even apply to.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby nygrrrl » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:48 pm

jrambo wrote:If anyone should be embarrassed it's you

enjoy your break
(none of this nonsense in the on-topics. get it?)

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby hephaestus » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:49 pm

jrambo wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:
you need to set higher goals, TLS will change you; no doubt about that! Shoot for a 175+ and aim for t-14, otherwise don't go to LS


Umm you're the dumbass who goes to undergrad in Florida but doesn't go to UF. Everyone in FL knows UF = #1 school in the state. I don't think you're in any position to tell people whether or not to go to law school.

Solid second post/flame.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby jastrauss26 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:03 pm

rad lulz wrote:Don't go to the regional T2 in a region you're not from.


That's understandable, but how do I end up working in the general region I mentioned (KY, TN) if I don't go to LS there? Say for instance, I'm dead set one living around there (which I'm not completely), how would I end up working there if i don't have connections in the region and don't go to a regional school? My only ties are in NY and MI, but I don't want to live in either of these states. My way of viewing it is that I will try to go to a school like Kentucky, at minimal cost, and then try my chances on a job at a small firm in the region. Obviously I would have to do well in my class, but I see that as a chance I would be willing to take considering I will always have a job back in MI at a smaller firm with family. This approach gives me the best chance at achieving my goal of living in my target area, while also having a fallback which i could guarantee should I not be able to find regional work. It all makes sense in my head, but I don't know as much about LS as most of you do, so I am assuming that with no ties, success at a regional school would be enough to get me an entry-level position after I graduate. If people's experiences say otherwise then I will have to rethink my decision.

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Re: Deciding on a T2, not sure where I want to live

Postby jastrauss26 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:09 pm

Void wrote:I agree with the people saying to retest.

However, if you must attend a T2, don't do it in the northeast.


Oh, I haven't taken the test, just my first diagnostic. I could answer about 15 more questions correctly on LG alone, so hopefully my studying will pay off in june and I'll score well above my diagnostic. And as for the northeast, I am not considering LS in the area. I would transfer right now if I could, but I already transferred once and I am already a junior so I don't have time anymore. I'm fairly set on KY, TN, or possibly WI, but the problem is I have no ties to any state except for extremely minor ones in TN (very old relatives who probably won't even be alive when/if i go to LS).




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