do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

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do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby longagofaraway30 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:42 am

simple question: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors at our uni before applying to law school?

or can we just do the whole process independently?

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:51 am

Since most pre-law advisors have no idea what they're talking about and give absolutely TERRIBLE advice, you're better off staying as far away as possible. TLS tells you everything you need to know.

Seriously.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby gaud » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:51 am

^ that

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:44 am

Me in the fall of 2009: Hello Pre-Law advisor lady. I have a 17x on the LSAT, My GPA is about 3.8. And, I hear it kind of helps to be an AA Male. What schools should I look at?

Pre-Law advisor lady: Well, obviously there are great schools like Berkeley and Georgetown. But, don't look past schools who give scholarships like Cooley, which is in Michigan, or even here at big state u.

No bullshit.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby SuperCerealBrah » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:47 am

Davidbentley wrote:Me in the fall of 2009: Hello Pre-Law advisor lady. I have a 17x on the LSAT, My GPA is about 3.8. And, I hear it kind of helps to be an AA Male. What schools should I look at?

Pre-Law advisor lady: Well, obviously there are great schools like Berkeley and Georgetown. But, don't look past schools who give scholarships like Cooley, which is in Michigan, or even here at big state u.

No bullshit.


Jesus Christ. That should be a fucking malpractice lawsuit. Prelaw advisors should be held to a higher standard.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby Jaqen » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:53 am

Davidbentley wrote:Me in the fall of 2009: Hello Pre-Law advisor lady. I have a 17x on the LSAT, My GPA is about 3.8. And, I hear it kind of helps to be an AA Male. What schools should I look at?

Pre-Law advisor lady: Well, obviously there are great schools like Berkeley and Georgetown. But, don't look past schools who give scholarships like Cooley, which is in Michigan, or even here at big state u.

No bullshit.


That's just pathetic.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:06 am

SuperCerealBrah wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Me in the fall of 2009: Hello Pre-Law advisor lady. I have a 17x on the LSAT, My GPA is about 3.8. And, I hear it kind of helps to be an AA Male. What schools should I look at?

Pre-Law advisor lady: Well, obviously there are great schools like Berkeley and Georgetown. But, don't look past schools who give scholarships like Cooley, which is in Michigan, or even here at big state u.

No bullshit.


Jesus Christ. That should be a fucking malpractice lawsuit. Prelaw advisors should be held to a higher standard.


Can you really fault them? Under what circumstances do you suppose someone becomes a pre-law advisor? Someone who never quite figured it out himself. If he had figured it out, he would either be telling you to study and get in a top law school, or (even better) run far, far away and never return.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby Kikero » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:19 am

The pre-law advisor LSAC had listed for my school didn't even work there anymore by the time I took my LSAT. I wouldn't be surprised if it still hasn't been updated.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby badaboom61 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:39 am

They told a friend of mine who had a 4.0 gpa that since she had a "W" on her community college transcript from dual enrolling in high school, she would never get in to any law school so she should give up now.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby luxlisbon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:13 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Since most pre-law advisors have no idea what they're talking about and give absolutely TERRIBLE advice, you're better off staying as far away as possible. TLS tells you everything you need to know.

Seriously.

This. I have no idea how my pre-law advisor qualified for that position.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby longagofaraway30 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:25 pm

lmao wow.

thanks for the replies. i was just making sure it wasn't a required part of the application process or whatnot to either meet with an advisor or alert the school somehow. a lot of posts on this forum have mentioned that some unis keep track of what law schools its students historically get accepted into within a certain range of stats, so i thought maybe part of the application process is done through the school, or that they get notified of your lsat scores, etc.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby northwood » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:31 pm

dont bother with them. focus on your grades and your LSAT and get solid LOR's and check this site out ( TLS) and go from there. But before you bother with this, do some serious soul searching ( and not with a bottle of whisky... well maybe, but make sure to do some sober thinking too) about why you are pursuing Law and what you want to do.... then take a year off and do something fun, then go.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby hichvichwoh » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:44 pm

before you write off pre-law advisors entirely, at least reach out a LITTLE just to be sure. The prelaw advisor at my UG was actually pretty helpful.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby northerniowan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:48 pm

Do it on your own. Don't make the mistake of sitting down with the prelaw adviser. You will save a ton of time just doing it on your own.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby suzige » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:23 pm

you will find any and all info that you need on TLS. I met with my university's previous pre-law advisor a few times, and he actually knew what he was talking about. Then he retired his post and this other person took over who knew absolutely nothing and let Kaplan hijack the pre-law listserv. So, I never went back.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby underperformingurm » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:51 pm

hichvichwoh wrote:before you write off pre-law advisors entirely, at least reach out a LITTLE just to be sure. The prelaw advisor at my UG was actually pretty helpful.

This. The one at my undergrad was very helpful and was aware of sites like lawschooltransparency.com and encouraged her students to seriously reconsider going law school if they couldn't get into strong programs.

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby badaboom61 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:50 pm

underperformingurm wrote:
hichvichwoh wrote:before you write off pre-law advisors entirely, at least reach out a LITTLE just to be sure. The prelaw advisor at my UG was actually pretty helpful.

This. The one at my undergrad was very helpful and was aware of sites like lawschooltransparency.com and encouraged her students to seriously reconsider going law school if they couldn't get into strong programs.


And this is more helpful than TLS how?

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Re: do we have to meet with prelaw advisors

Postby Ernert » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:57 pm

I would, but not so much for the advice but to ask if they can help you find out people from your UG who are attending schools that you're interested in, or who are practicing in your area of interest. Never hurts to take advantage of a really easy networking opportunity.




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