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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby MURPH » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:37 pm

A classmate has a 3.9 GPA. 150 LSAT. He was in my LSAT prep class but he quit half way. Later when I was tutoring LSAT prep for extra cash I offered to help him out. Instead of retaking he is going to Cooley. They offered him a partial scholarship.

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby ughOSU » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:27 pm

I know someone who turned down Yale for money at ND. It was mad money, but come on he turned down Yale.

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Postby Pastels » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:36 pm

ughOSU wrote:I know someone who turned down Yale for money at ND. It was mad money, but come on he turned down Yale.



That is a sin.

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Postby Flanker1067 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Pastels wrote:
ughOSU wrote:I know someone who turned down Yale for money at ND. It was mad money, but come on he turned down Yale.



That is a sin.


I was responding to this and TLS timed out. This decision made TLS break.

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Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:58 pm

mpasi wrote:Full ride at SMU for UT with little money, with intentions to move to NYC and practice biglaw. This was after negotiating with SMU for more money. Then again, maybe she played it well? Used the UT admission to get more out of SMU even though she had no intention of attending?


OU for Tulsa. No money at OU, so maybe it's not that dumb.

American for UCLA, but wanting to practice environmental law in DC. Both with money, but WTF?


I swear the PAD kids at my school are total dumbasses who didn't deserve these acceptances.


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I can't speak in regards to OU or Tulsa, but UT (if instate tuition) over SMU and UCLA with money over American with money seem like the correct choices for me. How are these bad choices?

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby $1.99 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:28 am

ughOSU wrote:I know someone who turned down Yale for money at ND. It was mad money, but come on he turned down Yale.


he either really loves god or god hates him

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby Weez » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:53 pm

Can't help but feel sorry for those folks. When I told my dental hygienist I was going to law school she thought I was going to be going to Lincoln Law School, which is not nationally accredited. She seemed relieve when I said I would be going elsewhere and leaving the area. She said a number of her friends have gone to Lincoln and flunked out. Only 30% of their class graduates or some crazy number like that. They flunk ppl so they can say they have a decent bar passage rate, in the meantime they get tuition for one or two years. They rip people off who simply don't know better.


Oh no, not Lincoln Law School in Sacramento???? I think that school is basically auto-admit for everyone. Even if your app is done in crayon.

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Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
nyknicks wrote:90K NU, for Fordham full ride.


What is it with New Yorkers who refuse to leave their city for any reason. It's always New Yorkers.


Good. Let'em stay. We don't want the rest of the country polluted with them. :mrgreen:

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Postby BriaTharen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:17 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
nyknicks wrote:90K NU, for Fordham full ride.


What is it with New Yorkers who refuse to leave their city for any reason. It's always New Yorkers.


Stockholm Syndrome

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Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:18 pm

GULC @ Sticker

*shudders*

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby lt0826 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:43 pm

Weez wrote:
Can't help but feel sorry for those folks. When I told my dental hygienist I was going to law school she thought I was going to be going to Lincoln Law School, which is not nationally accredited. She seemed relieve when I said I would be going elsewhere and leaving the area. She said a number of her friends have gone to Lincoln and flunked out. Only 30% of their class graduates or some crazy number like that. They flunk ppl so they can say they have a decent bar passage rate, in the meantime they get tuition for one or two years. They rip people off who simply don't know better.


Oh no, not Lincoln Law School in Sacramento???? I think that school is basically auto-admit for everyone. Even if your app is done in crayon.


That would be the place. Rip-off central. I really don't think schools like that should even be allowed to operate. But yes, they accept you, you flunk out, they get 1-2 years of tuition and can claim a decent bar passage rate. It is very hard for me here because so many people have gone there and I don't want to insult their school to their face, but I would just not go to law school if Lincoln was the best I could do. We have McGeorge for a T2 that at least places well in Sacramento. The poor folks who go to Lincoln, even the ones who graduate struggle to find work.

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:01 pm

ughOSU wrote:I know someone who turned down Yale for money at ND. It was mad money, but come on he turned down Yale.



The ABA should have a team of heavies that shows up at your door and beats you senseless if you turn down Yale for any school not named Harvard or Stanford. Even then I would question it.

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby Pastels » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:11 pm

?

I will never get the Georgetown hate. Great school, great city, nationally and internationally known.

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Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:46 pm

Pastels wrote:?

I will never get the Georgetown hate. Great school, great city, nationally and internationally known.


Most people on TLS want to go to law school. Even if Gtown is the best law center in America, it's still not the same.

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Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Pastels wrote:?

I will never get the Georgetown hate. Great school, great city, nationally and internationally known.


Most people on TLS want to go to law school. Even if Gtown is the best law center in America, it's still not the same.


This. Not to mention, Georgetown Law Center often gets confused with the Georgetown Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good.

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Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:56 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Pastels wrote:?

I will never get the Georgetown hate. Great school, great city, nationally and internationally known.


Most people on TLS want to go to law school. Even if Gtown is the best law center in America, it's still not the same.


This. Not to mention, Georgetown Law Center often gets confused with the Georgetown Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good.

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This made me die laughing. :lol:

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Postby 98234872348 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:59 pm

Coworker: "Oh, you're going to law school, that's neat; my girlfriend goes to law school, she's going to Touro for International Law"

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Postby Always Credited » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:01 pm

mistergoft wrote:Coworker: "Oh, you're going to law school, that's neat; my girlfriend goes to law school, she's going to Touro for International Law"


she'll go far

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Postby MentalGopher » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:12 pm

Always Credited wrote:
mistergoft wrote:Coworker: "Oh, you're going to law school, that's neat; my girlfriend goes to law school, she's going to Touro for International Law"


she'll go far


:lol: :lol: :lol: Not beyond Long Island...and Central Islip, at that.

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby MentalGopher » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:29 pm

I think I might have a winner here...and I found this post right on TLS, too. No, really.

I might be attending Cooley next year on a full ride and I passed up admission at Hofstra to do it. I just can't convince myself that 150k+ debt would be wortha legal education. To pool an entire student body into a category of fuck ups is not reasonable. But I suppose if you need to shit on something without put much thought or effort into it then Cooley is a great candidate. Kudos

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby dp73816 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:32 pm

MentalGopher wrote:I think I might have a winner here...and I found this post right on TLS, too. No, really.

I might be attending Cooley next year on a full ride and I passed up admission at Hofstra to do it. I just can't convince myself that 150k+ debt would be wortha legal education. To pool an entire student body into a category of fuck ups is not reasonable. But I suppose if you need to shit on something without put much thought or effort into it then Cooley is a great candidate. Kudos

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



I see his logic, but thats the type of person that buys real estate on the moon or flavored air.

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Postby 98234872348 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:34 pm

dp73816 wrote:I see his logic, but thats the type of person that buys real estate on the moon or flavored air.

Wait... is your point that these are bad investments?

Oh no... :oops:

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Postby hiromoto45 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:35 pm

JessicaTiger wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
nyknicks wrote:90K NU, for Fordham full ride.


What is it with New Yorkers who refuse to leave their city for any reason. It's always New Yorkers.


Stockholm Syndrome


lol

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Postby traehekat » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:41 pm

mistergoft wrote:
dp73816 wrote:I see his logic, but thats the type of person that buys real estate on the moon or flavored air.

Wait... is your point that these are bad investments?

Oh no... :oops:


this is some good ass air...

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Re: Dumbest Law School Move you know of.........

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:44 pm

MentalGopher wrote:I think I might have a winner here...and I found this post right on TLS, too. No, really.

I might be attending Cooley next year on a full ride and I passed up admission at Hofstra to do it. I just can't convince myself that 150k+ debt would be wortha legal education. To pool an entire student body into a category of fuck ups is not reasonable. But I suppose if you need to shit on something without put much thought or effort into it then Cooley is a great candidate. Kudos

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


150K isn't worth it for Hofstra. You are working shit law anyway, might as well do it without crushing debt.




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