Help me pick a law school to aim for

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MS415
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Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby MS415 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:18 pm

Imagine someone with a 3.30 LSAC GPA and 160 LSAT. This person also would like to go to a law school in California, preferably one that is above average ( in terms of graduate bar passage rate). And, one that would give me, ahem i mean him*, the best shot at money, scholarship wise. I know this is a lot for a late Christmas list. But..give it a try and help this "imaginary" guy out.

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Re: Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby nickb285 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:40 pm

This imaginary guy needs to retake the LSAT. Bar passage means precisely nothing if you can't get a job, and there are 21 law schools in California, two of which are T14 and two of which are T20, all pushing their grads into the same markets. Take a look at the reports for the California schools here: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?r=schools#location.

You should not go to any school in California ranked below Berkeley without a scholarship. You should not go to any school in California ranked below USC without a really substantial scholarship. You should not go to any school below Hastings without a full-ride or close, and you should not go to any school below USD at all.

Retake, get a 170+, get that scholarship money, or reconsider going to school/practicing law in California.
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Trout et al
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Re: Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby Trout et al » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:43 pm

what is the "imaginary guy" schtick?

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Re: Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby atcushman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:43 pm

nickb285 wrote:
You should not go to any school in California ranked below Berkeley without a scholarship. You should not go to any school in California ranked below USC.

Retake, get a 170+, reconsider going to school/practicing law in California.


FTFY

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nickb285
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Re: Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby nickb285 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Eh, if you want to practice somewhere like San Diego and/or you have connections and/or you can go for free or close to it, I think there's a few others that aren't a terrible idea. But anything below USC is a risk.

EDIT: And also if you're okay with no shot at biglaw/fed clerkships.

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Re: Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby Eberry » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:54 pm

Is there a valid reason this fictitious character of yours can't retake and/or take a few years off to work?

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Re: Help me pick a law school to aim for

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:00 pm

Retake or don't go due to bad job prospects.




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