Law School Advertising Megathread

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:29 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:Why isn't Liberty calling me??? :cry: :cry: I've had a rough couple of days and would love to do some serious trolling to make myself feel better.

Liberty wrote:Dear Cicero76,

I'm posting this on behalf of Liberty University School of Law. I know that by creating an account on TLS, you probably didn't expect us to write a message to you on these forums, but neither do the applicants we call, yet we still contact them anyway.

We're excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to ditch your plans to attend a snobby institution like Yale and attend a wonderful school with Christian values at this point in the cycle. You might think that we are desperate for applications by the fact that we've taken the time to personally contact you in late July. However, this is not the case. Our message is just another testament of how much Jesus loves you and wants you to attend our school. Before responding "yea" or "nay," we ask that you consult our Savior through prayer and ask Him which school is truly right for you.

We look forward to your positive response.

Sincerely,

A caring 3L who is calling you to in order to make enough money to start paying back his loans because they realized that they won't be employed after graduation


I just spat water across my desk at work. God help the applicant pool if a TTT ever decides to hire you. You could convince me to go to Barry just for the lolz if you were an adcom

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby RoaringMice » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:39 am

I've been getting the Liberty calls, but I haven't picked up yet. I'm kind of tempted to just say that I'm Jewish right off the bat and see what happens.


Liberty would be fine with you being Jewish, or any other religion. You won't get them that way. ;)

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby jingosaur » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:56 am

RoaringMice wrote:
I've been getting the Liberty calls, but I haven't picked up yet. I'm kind of tempted to just say that I'm Jewish right off the bat and see what happens.


Liberty would be fine with you being Jewish, or any other religion. You won't get them that way. ;)


Maybe I should just go with "I don't think Liberty is a good fit because I want to work at a law firm"

They called on 7/17, 7/18, 7/22, and 7/23. I feel like a 5th call would warrant a somewhat frigid response.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby RoaringMice » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:05 am

goldbh7 wrote:Maybe I should just go with "I don't think Liberty is a good fit because I want to work at a law firm"


:lol:

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:48 pm

Why was law school a waste of time for Jesus?

He was nailed on the boards.

waka waka

(Click)

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:17 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Why was law school a waste of time for Jesus?

He was nailed on the boards.

waka waka

(Click)


I don't get it.

I'm dumb/dense though so don't feel bad

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:12 pm

BigZuck wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:Why was law school a waste of time for Jesus?

He was nailed on the boards.

waka waka

(Click)


I don't get it.

I'm dumb/dense though so don't feel bad


I think he got law school mixed up with medical school. Plus the joke doesn't work anyway, because Jesus was a badass who practiced medicine without any need for a license

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:45 pm

I drove past something called "Ranken Technical College" yesterday. I thought of Cooley. :D

Image

You know, without the library.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby tbq1988 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:57 pm

jselson wrote:Hey look, tbq is actually perfect for a Bayesian experiment (if he wants to work in Utah).

Tbq, you have to decide for real, which are you going to bet on - HYS or BYU with $$$$?


I never said that attending BYU or even UCLA (yes I just looked and they accepted 48 applicants last year with less than a 160 LSAT) was a better choice than attending HYS. Nice red herring though :) However, it still holds that someone with a sub 160 is sometimes justified in attending law school. Attending a local law school with little or no debt with a guaranteed job is a justifiable decision if you do not have other options open to you. Simply because a school has poor job placement doesn't mean it cannot be a good option for a student in specific cases. Attending Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, or BYU if you wish to practice law in their respective states is a pretty good option if you have in-state tuition.

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Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:59 pm

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby jingosaur » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:03 pm

I saw a college in a mall one time.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby jselson » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:48 pm

tbq1988 wrote:
jselson wrote:Hey look, tbq is actually perfect for a Bayesian experiment (if he wants to work in Utah).

Tbq, you have to decide for real, which are you going to bet on - HYS or BYU with $$$$?


I never said that attending BYU or even UCLA (yes I just looked and they accepted 48 applicants last year with less than a 160 LSAT) was a better choice than attending HYS. Nice red herring though :) However, it still holds that someone with a sub 160 is sometimes justified in attending law school. Attending a local law school with little or no debt with a guaranteed job is a justifiable decision if you do not have other options open to you. Simply because a school has poor job placement doesn't mean it cannot be a good option for a student in specific cases. Attending Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, or BYU if you wish to practice law in their respective states is a pretty good option if you have in-state tuition.


I think schools like Wyoming and BYU are fantastic schools for their markets and for what they do - provide good options at fair prices for residents who want to work in their states, and states that are generally underserved. But, as kappycaft1 just now pointed out, you're the one who brought Harvard into this in some strange bid for one-upsmanship. I just think it's funny, considering that you're gunning for HY.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby tbq1988 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:25 pm

I apologize if I came off as portraying one-upmanship. The anecdote regarding Harvard was simply my attempt to give an example of how going to an elite school does not guarantee a job in certain markets and that going to a local law school can have significant advantages for individuals without the numbers to attend a T14. I did not intend to sound disrespectful or uppity. The legal world tends to be somewhat elitist but I don't think someone who chooses to attend a lower tier law school should be automatically rejected as inferior or looked upon as making a poor decision. I would have no problem attending my local law school if I had a 150 instead of a 173. I have enough savings to make it out with little or no debt and I would have an advantage getting a job post graduation given my previous work in the local legal market.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby jingosaur » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:18 am

goldbh7 wrote:
RoaringMice wrote:
I've been getting the Liberty calls, but I haven't picked up yet. I'm kind of tempted to just say that I'm Jewish right off the bat and see what happens.


Liberty would be fine with you being Jewish, or any other religion. You won't get them that way. ;)


Maybe I should just go with "I don't think Liberty is a good fit because I want to work at a law firm"

They called on 7/17, 7/18, 7/22, and 7/23. I feel like a 5th call would warrant a somewhat frigid response.


Okay, got call #5 today. I have an incredibly Jewish last name so just hearing someone from Liberty say it made me start laughing. I was nice about it though.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby RoaringMice » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:15 am

goldbh7 wrote:I saw a college in a mall one time.


It's not unheard of for a real school to have a branch campus in a weird spot that's accessible to its target market. For example, SUNY Westchester, a community college, has a branch in a mall in Yonkers, NY. I think I also remember U New Hampshire having a branch in a former mill in Manchester, NH. So while having a branch in a mall can be a "woah" red flag, it isn't necessarily one.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby RoaringMice » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:16 am

I got another email from Liberty today, but they can't call me, because my phone number in LSAC is fake.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby smus » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:38 am

I checked LGBTQ on LSAC, is this why I haven't gotten a call from Liberty?

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Cicero76 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:38 pm

smus wrote:I checked LGBTQ on LSAC, is this why I haven't gotten a call from Liberty?

(Edited for grammar)


Or your LSAT score was too high or Liberty's trained hamsters forgot to input your phone number into the call system.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby Typhoon24 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:07 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Why was law school a waste of time for Jesus?

He was nailed on the boards.

waka waka

(Click)


This quality joke deserved more applause than this thread currently offered it.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby jselson » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:03 pm

Can't believe no one's posted this yet:

Dear jselson,

Because I consider you a promising applicant, I am very interested in seeing your LSAC application. That's why I would like to let you know that the deadline to submit your application to Creighton University School of Law is August 10, two weeks from today.

As a reminder, when you apply, you'll take advantage of:
•A waived application fee.
•A prompt admission decision (one week after we receive your completed application).
•Automatic consideration for scholarships ranging from $2,000 to full tuition, books and fees.

Jselson, as a Creighton Law student, you'll have endless opportunities to gain practical legal knowledge and sharpen your skills by participating in regional and national competitions such as the National Moot Court Competition, the ABA Arbitration Competition and the National Trial Competition.

I look forward to reviewing your application.

Marianne B. Culhane
Dean and Professor
Creighton University School of Law
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178


And obviously a TTT wouldn't use the Oxford comma :roll:

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby politics89 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

So I found this super misleading, I got a fee waiver from Lewis and Clark in the mail but the envelope had a huge return address of "Northwestern School of Law" and in small letters underneath it said "of Lewis and Clark University". The header on the letter had it that way too. At first glance all you see in Northwestern, how many people does that pull in? Talk about being borderline scammy.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby North » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:03 pm

politics89 wrote:So I found this super misleading, I got a fee waiver from Lewis and Clark in the mail but the envelope had a huge return address of "Northwestern School of Law" and in small letters underneath it said "of Lewis and Clark University". The header on the letter had it that way too. At first glance all you see in Northwestern, how many people does that pull in? Talk about being borderline scammy.

Wow. Pics?

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:13 pm

politics89 wrote:So I found this super misleading, I got a fee waiver from Lewis and Clark in the mail but the envelope had a huge return address of "Northwestern School of Law" and in small letters underneath it said "of Lewis and Clark University". The header on the letter had it that way too. At first glance all you see in Northwestern, how many people does that pull in? Talk about being borderline scammy.


Anyone moronic enough to go to Lewis & Clark thinking they're attending NU should be stripped of their bachelor's degree.

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Re: Law School Advertising Megathread

Postby dstars823 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:12 pm

politics89 wrote:So I found this super misleading, I got a fee waiver from Lewis and Clark in the mail but the envelope had a huge return address of "Northwestern School of Law" and in small letters underneath it said "of Lewis and Clark University". The header on the letter had it that way too. At first glance all you see in Northwestern, how many people does that pull in? Talk about being borderline scammy.


thats pretty shady, if you type in northwestern school of law i think the 3rd link on google is Lewis and Clark, im glad they havent figured out some way to push themselves ahead on the search




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