SMU vs UC Hastings?

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SMU vs. UC Hastings

SMU w/ 15k
4
67%
UC Hastings w/20k
2
33%
 
Total votes: 6

mcmand
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Re: SMU vs UC Hastings?

Postby mcmand » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:26 pm

Do you really want to live in Texas? Someone else asked me for advice about a Texas-based law school, and that's the only question I can really muster in response to the proposition. I'd be hard-pressed to move to TX, even if it was Austin.

Also, these are both terrible options unless you have a real genuine desire for one or the other geographic location. If it's just money and whimsy, then why bother applying to either in the first place? Pick where you want to be, genuinely and wholeheartedly. Then try to make it work financially and logistically. All the scholarships in the world won't make you love a place you hate.

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laura1323
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Re: SMU vs UC Hastings?

Postby laura1323 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:28 pm

adil91 wrote:
How did you study for the LSAT? What materials did you use?


I used the powerscore books and an online prep course called velocity (I couldnt afford one of the better courses)

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starry eyed
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Re: SMU vs UC Hastings?

Postby starry eyed » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:16 am

mcmand wrote:Do you really want to live in Texas? Someone else asked me for advice about a Texas-based law school, and that's the only question I can really muster in response to the proposition. I'd be hard-pressed to move to TX, even if it was Austin.

Also, these are both terrible options unless you have a real genuine desire for one or the other geographic location. If it's just money and whimsy, then why bother applying to either in the first place? Pick where you want to be, genuinely and wholeheartedly. Then try to make it work financially and logistically. All the scholarships in the world won't make you love a place you hate.


i've never lived in texas but have always lived in the south and am wondering why you say this? no income taxes, warm weather, low COL, good economy, etc. Dallas, Atlanta, Houston , Austin, etc. are where all the people are moving to.
is it the conservative culture?

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deadpanic
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Re: SMU vs UC Hastings?

Postby deadpanic » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:02 am

You have to retake. Otherwise, the absolute BEST outcome for you is 100k+ in debt with a family law gig that pays 50k/year, and the odds at that are only maybe 50% (roughly).

laura1323 wrote:Omg now you guys are taking my JOKE way too seriously. I just meant I hated taking the LSAT and really don't want to take it again. That's it!


I am telling you as a practicing lawyer that exams are actually the easiest part of "law" out there. Family law is truly soul crushing. The pressure and stress of practicing same will be way worse than any test.

I almost forgot that the LSAT is only 5 hours.

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AT9
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Re: SMU vs UC Hastings?

Postby AT9 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:46 pm

Others have said this already but lots of debt at seemingly random regional schools with goals of working in family law seems like a bad idea. Unless you don't want to stay in FL, FSU or UF, even at in-state sticker, would probably be much better (though still risky) options.




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