Law School Advertising Megathread

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby eyfl » Sat May 04, 2013 11:33 am

Wormfather wrote:
North wrote:
Charlotte School of Law wrote:Hi North,


When considering statistical data, it is important to understand what actually goes into the statistics. For example, if Duke has 24 students sit for the bar and all 24 pass on the first time, they can boast that they have a bar passage rate of 100%. If Charlotte Law has 250 students, for example, take the exam and only 180 pass on the first time, our rate will be about 72%. We typically have more students than Duke sit for the bar, so generally their rate will differ significantly.



This shit is under-appreciated. Ironically this shit is phrased like a LSAT stim where you know the fucking answer has to do with fact that amount doesn't change percentages.


Unless they mean that Duke has fewer students but they are smarter, while CSoL has more and (at least) the difference is dumber. Does this assumption justify their reasoning?

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby M458 » Sat May 04, 2013 2:30 pm

Wormfather wrote:
North wrote:
Charlotte School of Law wrote:Hi North,


When considering statistical data, it is important to understand what actually goes into the statistics. For example, if Duke has 24 students sit for the bar and all 24 pass on the first time, they can boast that they have a bar passage rate of 100%. If Charlotte Law has 250 students, for example, take the exam and only 180 pass on the first time, our rate will be about 72%. We typically have more students than Duke sit for the bar, so generally their rate will differ significantly.



This shit is under-appreciated. Ironically this shit is phrased like a LSAT stim where you know the fucking answer has to do with fact that amount doesn't change percentages.


All of these TTT responses should serve as Logical Reasoning practice exercises. Find the flaws!

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby justonemoregame » Sat May 04, 2013 2:56 pm

I wish I could find the e-mail, but did anyone else get something from Miami about a summer program that offered a $250 discount for each friend you signed up? I think it was an international law class taught overseas - essentially just an over-priced vacation.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby howlery » Sat May 04, 2013 10:34 pm

justonemoregame wrote:I wish I could find the e-mail, but did anyone else get something from Miami about a summer program that offered a $250 discount for each friend you signed up? I think it was an international law class taught overseas - essentially just an over-priced vacation.


Sounds a lot like their JD and BA programs.

From Vermont Law School:

Vermont Law School has a reputation for producing agents of change. Don't just be another lawyer. Join a community of individuals working towards the common good.

Areas of Specialization:
Criminal Law
General Practice
International Law
Law and Technology
Human Rights
Dispute Resolution
Public Interest
Environmental Law
Agriculture and Food Policy
Climate Change
Energy Law
China
Land Use
Water Law

Vermont Law School is located in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places on earth. Bring your kayak, hiking boots, or snowboard when you visit.


I'd specialize in China or water, honestly.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby phillywc » Sat May 04, 2013 11:27 pm

I get emails once or twice a week and I'm a junior in college. Never fails to make me laugh. They are still accepting applications? Boy I better get on it!

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Kurst » Sun May 05, 2013 12:22 am

justonemoregame wrote:I wish I could find the e-mail, but did anyone else get something from Miami about a summer program that offered a $250 discount for each friend you signed up? I think it was an international law class taught overseas - essentially just an over-priced vacation.

From: ddiaz@law.miami.edu
To: iceman@virginia.edu
Subject: Summer Travel/Study Law in Europe + Earn J.D. Credits

2013 Miami Law Summer Abroad Program

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Dear Mr. Kilmer,

You can take advantage of your summer for extensive travel/study in Europe in Miami Law's Summer Abroad Program (LinkRemoved). Take classes on a Greek cruise; study/travel in England, Germany, Italy, Hungary, France and more.

  • Choose from 3-7 credit classes in:
    • Comparative Constitutional Law
    • International Sales Law
    • International Human Rights
    • Global Legal Entrepreneurship
    • Evidence
  • Take My Evidence-Federal Rules 4-Credit Class
  • Get ahead in your studies and graduate early
  • Open up last semester possibilities: Part-time study, more time for work, expanded law clerking, and potential cost savings.

Learn more at our website (LinkRemoved). I'm looking forward to you joining us this summer.

Sincerely,

Professor Michael H. Graham
Dean's Distinguished Scholar
Summer Abroad Program Director
--LinkRemoved--

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Hear from students in last year's program

University of Miami School of Law
P.S. - Save $250 for each friend you get to enroll. Details online.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Sun May 05, 2013 8:47 am

You might want to edit out your name/email if you haven't already

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby NonTradFTW » Sun May 05, 2013 1:02 pm

BlueJeanBaby wrote:You might want to edit out your name/email if you haven't already


From: ddiaz@law.miami.edu
To: iceman@virginia.edu
Subject: Summer Travel/Study Law in Europe + Earn J.D. Credits

2013 Miami Law Summer Abroad Program

Dear Mr. Kilmer,

You can take advantage of your summer for extensive travel/study in Europe in Miami Law's Summer Abroad Program. Take classes on a Greek cruise; study/travel in England, Germany, Italy, Hungary, France and more.


Feeling particularly old this Sunday now that I'm living in a world in which this isn't recognized immediately as a fake email address.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092099/

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Mon May 06, 2013 12:02 pm

Phoenix School of Law: Unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.
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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Mon May 06, 2013 12:03 pm

NonTradFTW wrote:
Feeling particularly old this Sunday now that I'm living in a world in which this isn't recognized immediately as a fake email address.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092099/


haha oops! :oops:

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby nickb285 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:08 pm

BlueJeanBaby wrote:The unemployment rate for lawyers was 1.4% in 2012 and the unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.


WTF

All the rest of the stuff in there is the standard "average of all lawyers=your prospects out of law school" crap that everyone pulls, but how did they possibly get that number?

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby JamesDean1955 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:09 pm

Wormfather wrote:
North wrote:
Charlotte School of Law wrote:Hi North,


When considering statistical data, it is important to understand what actually goes into the statistics. For example, if Duke has 24 students sit for the bar and all 24 pass on the first time, they can boast that they have a bar passage rate of 100%. If Charlotte Law has 250 students, for example, take the exam and only 180 pass on the first time, our rate will be about 72%. We typically have more students than Duke sit for the bar, so generally their rate will differ significantly.



This shit is under-appreciated. Ironically this shit is phrased like a LSAT stim where you know the fucking answer has to do with fact that amount doesn't change percentages.


With LSAT/GPA medians of 146/2.98, shit probably works on people seriously considering Charlotte though.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Hrun » Mon May 06, 2013 12:17 pm

nickb285 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:The unemployment rate for lawyers was 1.4% in 2012 and the unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.


WTF

All the rest of the stuff in there is the standard "average of all lawyers=your prospects out of law school" crap that everyone pulls, but how did they possibly get that number?


I've heard this same pitch before. Maybe they look at the data for attorneys who file for unemployment? Of course, unemployment data doesn't count graduates who never get a chance to practice, underemployment and attorneys who give up on trying to get a legal job.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Mon May 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Hrun wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:The unemployment rate for lawyers was 1.4% in 2012 and the unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.


WTF

All the rest of the stuff in there is the standard "average of all lawyers=your prospects out of law school" crap that everyone pulls, but how did they possibly get that number?


I've heard this same pitch before. Maybe they look at the data for attorneys who file for unemployment? Of course, unemployment data doesn't count graduates who never get a chance to practice, underemployment and attorneys who give up on trying to get a legal job.


The structure of that sentence bugs me as much as the "the legal profession is still totes worth it for EVERYONE" bs.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Mon May 06, 2013 12:24 pm

Hrun wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:The unemployment rate for lawyers was 1.4% in 2012 and the unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.


WTF

All the rest of the stuff in there is the standard "average of all lawyers=your prospects out of law school" crap that everyone pulls, but how did they possibly get that number?


I've heard this same pitch before. Maybe they look at the data for attorneys who file for unemployment? Of course, unemployment data doesn't count graduates who never get a chance to practice, underemployment and attorneys who give up on trying to get a legal job.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 11426.html

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby slawww » Mon May 06, 2013 12:29 pm

nickb285 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:The unemployment rate for lawyers was 1.4% in 2012 and the unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.


WTF

All the rest of the stuff in there is the standard "average of all lawyers=your prospects out of law school" crap that everyone pulls, but how did they possibly get that number?


They're not counting the legal employment rates. Lawyers who don't get jobs as lawyers still gotta work somewhere. JD Preferred jobs, etc.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BigZuck » Mon May 06, 2013 1:02 pm

I like this thread. Keep them coming.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby JamesDean1955 » Mon May 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Somebody needs to screw with Pacific McGeorge...I get a new email from them every week at least. Oh the countless times I was waiting on T14 decisions with a new email in my inbox, only to see it was them emailing me...again :twisted:

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Fussell » Mon May 06, 2013 2:20 pm

From FAMU (Florida A&M),

FAMU College of Law is an ABA accredited institution with a rich history and a strong mission. Our Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department is design to assist students on essential law school skills such as: understanding course framework, creating course outlines, stating proper legal rules, developing thorough analyses, (and) issue spotting. Our bar passage rate for the February 2013 test was a 82.6%. Our Clinical opportunities allow you to gain practical experience in the legal field.


Riddled with grammatical errors. I hope this school offers a remedial writing program to both students and staff.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby NoodleyOne » Mon May 06, 2013 6:45 pm

Hrun wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:The unemployment rate for lawyers was 1.4% in 2012 and the unemployment rate for all other legal occupations in 2012 was 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates of all professions.


WTF

All the rest of the stuff in there is the standard "average of all lawyers=your prospects out of law school" crap that everyone pulls, but how did they possibly get that number?


I've heard this same pitch before. Maybe they look at the data for attorneys who file for unemployment? Of course, unemployment data doesn't count graduates who never get a chance to practice, underemployment and attorneys who give up on trying to get a legal job.

See, that type of shit should be illegal.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon May 06, 2013 7:13 pm

This thread is golden

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Yukos » Mon May 06, 2013 8:26 pm

Ghost93 wrote:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323936804578229873392511426.html


Actors getting killed ITT.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby North » Mon May 06, 2013 8:53 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:See, that type of shit should be illegal.

Buyer beware, brah.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Micdiddy » Tue May 07, 2013 3:32 am

JamesDean1955 wrote:Somebody needs to screw with Pacific McGeorge...I get a new email from them every week at least. Oh the countless times I was waiting on T14 decisions with a new email in my inbox, only to see it was them emailing me...again :twisted:


Emailed them last Friday :) awaiting response.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue May 07, 2013 3:34 am

Micdiddy wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:Somebody needs to screw with Pacific McGeorge...I get a new email from them every week at least. Oh the countless times I was waiting on T14 decisions with a new email in my inbox, only to see it was them emailing me...again :twisted:


Emailed them last Friday :) awaiting response.


can you poast what you sent them? :D :)




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