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treenapolits
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Public interest

Postby treenapolits » Mon May 06, 2013 8:22 am

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untar614
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Re: Public interest

Postby untar614 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:38 am

treenapolits wrote:Searching for public interest law, ideally in DC. Money is not any consideration.

Then retake til u can get into a T14, or at least GW I guess.

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Re: Public interest

Postby K Rock » Mon May 06, 2013 10:34 am

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Re: Public interest

Postby nickb285 » Mon May 06, 2013 11:13 am

untar614 wrote:retake til u can get into a T14, or at least GW I guess.

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Re: Public interest

Postby romothesavior » Mon May 06, 2013 11:25 am

Just like the last two or three threads you've made, the answer is still none of the above.

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Re: Public interest

Postby timbs4339 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:10 pm

If you're just looking for a place to spend 250K of your parents' money, retake for LA/Miami.

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Re: Public interest

Postby nickb285 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:12 pm

romothesavior wrote:Just like the last two or three threads you've made, the answer is still none of the above.


Only two or three?

This person is really desperate for someone here to tell them that they're not making an awful decision. I wonder what makes a person think "Oh, well, everyone has said the exact same thing here every time I've posted, but maybe if I make another thread and give it a different title, people will validate my irresponsibility!"

It honestly seems like it would be less work to study for the LSAT than it must be to keep looking for approval for one's terrible decisions on TLS.

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Re: Public interest

Postby TheNextAmendment » Mon May 06, 2013 12:25 pm

treenapolits wrote:Searching for public interest law, ideally in DC. Money is not any consideration.


For all the publicity you give AU, the school should pay you to go there.
For all the time of TLSers that you've wasted, you should pay us.

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Re: Public interest

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon May 06, 2013 12:36 pm

nickb285 wrote:
untar614 wrote:retake til u can get into a T14, or at least GW I guess.

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Re: Public interest

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 06, 2013 12:40 pm

I voted American, but its really a shit chance either way. It would come down to american v northeastern depending on whether you want a marginal chance of legal employment in DC, or a marginal chance of legal employment in Boston. For reference:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=american
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=northweastern

with roughly 21% PI

vs.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=stjohns
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=suffolk

with roughly 10-12% PI.

treenapolits
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Re: Public interest

Postby treenapolits » Mon May 06, 2013 5:22 pm

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Re: Public interest

Postby worldtraveler » Mon May 06, 2013 5:29 pm

Why didn't you apply to CUNY? If you really, really want PI and have lower numbers, CUNY is really the only school you should consider. Low debt, and they place much better than peer schools in public interest positions. It's still not a great option but better than any of these.

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Re: Public interest

Postby treenapolits » Mon May 06, 2013 5:32 pm

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Re: Public interest

Postby worldtraveler » Mon May 06, 2013 5:34 pm

treenapolits wrote:I actually know a scholar who got into CUNY as well as American, and regrets not having gone to American. I'll have to ask her why.


This is absurd. Either you work for American or you're just extremely bad at using reason to make decisions.

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Re: Public interest

Postby hephaestus » Mon May 06, 2013 5:37 pm

nickb285 wrote:
untar614 wrote:retake til u can get into a T14, or at least GW I guess.

This. Also why is money not an object? Are you gloriously wealthy?

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Re: Public interest

Postby treenapolits » Mon May 06, 2013 5:39 pm

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Re: Public interest

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 06, 2013 5:47 pm

OP is actually trying to engage a somewhat meaningful discussion on the relevancy of various statistics. maybe it's worth giving it discussion.

treenapolits wrote:According to page 26. of this website, http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress ... ex.php#/36

the University of Denver places the most lawyers into public interest positions. WorldTraveler, you're right about CUNY - places significantly higher than American or Northeastern.


CUNY would be a good bet for regional PI work -- better than your alternatives.

Also consider when you are looking at these PI numbers, they are not necessarily reflective of PI opportunity. American might place more grads into "public interest" positions, but this is primarily because their grads can't get full time legal work at large firms or in federal clerkships. You have to consider what kind of PI work they are going into. NYU, Michigan, and Georgetown will give you far better employment prospects in PI than these regional schools despite having lower %'s on LST.

Don't source random articles for employment data. University of Denver:
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=denver
Lower than American and Northeastern for PI.. it also services a completely different market (Colorado vs. new england).

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Re: Public interest

Postby boblawlob » Mon May 06, 2013 5:52 pm

treenapolits wrote:According to page 26. of this website, http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress ... ex.php#/36

the University of Denver places the most lawyers into public interest positions. WorldTraveler, you're right about CUNY - places significantly higher than American or Northeastern. These statistics are the same as LST.


jbagelboy wrote:NYU, Michigan, and Georgetown will give you far better employment prospects in PI than these regional schools despite having lower %'s on LST.


Classic logical %s and #s flaw.

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Re: Public interest

Postby treenapolits » Mon May 06, 2013 6:03 pm

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Re: Public interest

Postby rad lulz » Mon May 06, 2013 6:14 pm

treenapolits wrote:Well, I guess that article isn't the same for University of Denver. However, it is identical for LST's public service scores for Northeastern and American. Unless you'd like to figure out the statistical likelihood of placing into public interest in any given school, comparatively and relative to overall employment rates, right now all we have is the current numbers. Anyone know of a preferred public interest law school ranking or article? (or perhaps another website?)

Retake

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Re: Public interest

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 06, 2013 6:17 pm

boblawlob wrote:
treenapolits wrote:According to page 26. of this website, http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress ... ex.php#/36

the University of Denver places the most lawyers into public interest positions. WorldTraveler, you're right about CUNY - places significantly higher than American or Northeastern. These statistics are the same as LST.


jbagelboy wrote:NYU, Michigan, and Georgetown will give you far better employment prospects in PI than these regional schools despite having lower %'s on LST.


Classic logical %s and #s flaw.


Yet another incentive for OP to study + retake the LSAT

... ehh that was low sorry




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