Which plan is better?

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Which plan is better?

Postby liberty » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:24 pm

1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby taytay » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:27 pm

i would go wherever had the nicest weather

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:27 pm

liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?

:?:

Just get the highest GPA you can wherever you end up. Search around the sight. It's a numbers game and there are plenty of threads that deal with this subject. GPA vs. Quality of Institution.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby bees » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:29 pm

3.8 and it's not even a question. But get higher than a 3.8, don't be an idiot.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:32 pm

liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?


Assuming that getting a 3.8 is as easy as 3.5 at a higher ranked university is a mistake. A lot of state universities are tough and capricious in grading. On the other hand many top private schools give out A's like Joan gives out anal sex.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby gossipgirl » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:33 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?


Assuming that getting a 3.8 is as easy as 3.5 at a higher ranked university is a mistake. A lot of state universities are tough and capricious in grading. On the other hand many top private schools give out A's like Joan gives out anal sex.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby liberty » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?


Assuming that getting a 3.8 is as easy as 3.5 at a higher ranked university is a mistake. A lot of state universities are tough and capricious in grading. On the other hand many top private schools give out A's like Joan gives out anal sex.


I thought grade inflation would give you only a B-, while you'd actually have to fight tooth and nail for an A.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:35 pm

liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?

3. Go to a high ranked university, get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby gossipgirl » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:36 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?

3. Go to a high ranked university, get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers.


+5000000

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby Amelie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:37 pm

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:38 pm

liberty wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:1. Go to a local state university. Get a good GPA and distinguish yourself from your mediocre peers....GPA is 3.8

2. Go to a high ranked university and be "average" among all the other high achievers.... GPA is 3.5


Debt is not in the equation. Which would you choose and why?


Assuming that getting a 3.8 is as easy as 3.5 at a higher ranked university is a mistake. A lot of state universities are tough and capricious in grading. On the other hand many top private schools give out A's like Joan gives out anal sex.


I thought grade inflation would give you only a B-, while you'd actually have to fight tooth and nail for an A.


I think you have to call your professor the n word to actually get a B- at most of the Ivy League.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby TTTennis » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:40 pm

Option C- Go to Devry, get a 4.0. Study your butt off and get a high LSAT score. Then go to whatever LS you want.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:42 pm

maggiebre wrote:Like the above poster said, grade inflation is often (though not always) worse at higher ranked universities. And larger state schools have more TAs, which can often mean harsher grading (at least in my experience). Just something to think about.


This really depends on the state school in question and the top school in question. If its a TTT state school and Princeton then Princeton will be considerably harder to get the 3.5 than the 3.8 at the TTT.

But if we are talking about Northwestern vs George Tech, I wouldn't make that gamble.

There are enough students at the state school who are as smart or smarter than the average student at the private school to make 3.8 difficult. Especially since 3.8 is very near the top of the class at a state school. While 3.5 at a top private is around median.

Liberal arts are not hard, and a raw intelligence isn't as big as a factor as effort. A kid who couldn't crack 1200 on teh SAT can pwn you if he reads more.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:43 pm

TTTennis wrote:Option C- Go to Devry, get a 4.0. Study your butt off and get a high LSAT score. Then go to whatever LS you want.


I wouldn't risk Devry. It's so bad it might get you dinged. Also it is expensive.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:44 pm

TTTennis wrote:Option C- Go to Devry, get a 4.0. Study your butt off and get a high LSAT score. Then go to whatever LS you want.

Fuck college. The world needs ditch diggers and general contractors now more than ever. Get yourself a set of tools and go out and be someone.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby liberty » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:45 pm

Do EC's matter? Or should I just aim for high GPA/LSAT only?

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:46 pm

liberty wrote:Do EC's matter? Or should I just aim for high GPA/LSAT only?

1. Get beer
2. Get laid
3. Concentrate on the rest.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:47 pm

liberty wrote:Do EC's matter? Or should I just aim for high GPA/LSAT only?


They almost don't matter, but you'll need to write a personal statement about something. Get involved in clubs for fun not for law school.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby liberty » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Do you think I should go to school in Somalia (family relations there) or the state university? I think going there would give me a good personal statement on dodging bullets to get to school?

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:52 pm

liberty wrote:Do you think I should go to school in Somalia (family relations there) or the state university? I think going there would give me a good personal statement on dodging bullets to get to school?

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby liberty » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:Do you think I should go to school in Somalia (family relations there) or the state university? I think going there would give me a good personal statement on dodging bullets to get to school?

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145 on this flame attempt.


That really wasn't a flame attempt.

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The facilities/faculty may be lacking, but wouldn't it make a great diversity/personal statement....and after looking at the Yale student profiles no one there speaks Somali or has lived/worked in Somalia

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:Do you think I should go to school in Somalia (family relations there) or the state university? I think going there would give me a good personal statement on dodging bullets to get to school?

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145 on this flame attempt.

AW come on Rommel..... you fell into it deep after your initial response. Almost like you developed a conscious or something. :lol:

And please PM me Joan's contact info when you get a chance!

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:56 pm

liberty wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:Do you think I should go to school in Somalia (family relations there) or the state university? I think going there would give me a good personal statement on dodging bullets to get to school?

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145 on this flame attempt.


The facilities/faculty may be lacking, but wouldn't it make a great diversity/personal statement....and after looking at the Yale student profiles no one there speaks Somali or has lived/worked in Somalia



Just make sure you take 1 community college course and get an A+ in it so your LSAC GPA is 4.33.

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby flyingpanda » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:57 pm

You need to stop thinking about what is going to get you into a good law school. As in... stop right now.

You're not even in college, why are you wasting so much time thinking about law school? If you want to go to school in Somalia... go to school in Somalia. If you want to go there so that you can have a good personal statement, then don't go.

Take some time to enjoy life. Go to the school that is the best fit. Do extra curricular activities that interest you. Your sole purpose should not be to tailor your whole life into getting into a top law school.

This is either an elaborate flame or one of the most misguided individuals to post on these boards...

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Re: Which plan is better?

Postby liberty » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:58 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
liberty wrote:Do you think I should go to school in Somalia (family relations there) or the state university? I think going there would give me a good personal statement on dodging bullets to get to school?

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145 on this flame attempt.


The facilities/faculty may be lacking, but wouldn't it make a great diversity/personal statement....and after looking at the Yale student profiles no one there speaks Somali or has lived/worked in Somalia



Just make sure you take 1 community college course and get an A+ in it so your LSAC GPA is 4.33.


Wait does that actually work? I was wondering how ppl on LSN had GPA's above 4.0....




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