Worried about entering law school

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Worried about entering law school

Postby NickJ » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:28 pm

I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby qed2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:31 pm

NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?


This is the work of an English major?

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby NickJ » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:32 pm

qed2011 wrote:
NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?


This is the work of an English major?


Excuse me?????

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby TyrodTaylor » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:33 pm

dead said

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby adammac17 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:34 pm

legal writing fail

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Re: Worried about entering law school

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby qed2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:36 pm

Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.

Law school is a numbers game, and any 3.0 GPA is going to be tough to overcome without a pretty stellar LSAT score (but especially an English GPA as opposed to a science or math). It doesn't matter if you know "loads" about international policies or not, but I am worried about your lack of basic ability in what is apparently your current field of study.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby cinephile » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:42 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:--ImageRemoved--


Amazing

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:43 pm

Okay...I'll toss in a serious answer.

Don't trip on the other students. Prior knowledge is not going to help much in law school. You'll be fine.

NickJ wrote:Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm

This is a good thing.

NickJ wrote:I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

Not yet. You need to inform yourself more, although you seem to just be getting started on that. What you need: really clear picture of employment prospects (from places like this board, Law School Transparency, etc. - NOT the law schools themselves), a VERY high LSAT score, and eventually a massive scholarship.

If you can take care of those things, you'll be fine. I won't go into too much detail on any of them, because there is plenty of info already on here about why those things matter, but start looking around this board for information on those things ASAP.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:43 pm

NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

Why the fuck do you have a 3.0 in English?

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:44 pm

qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:45 pm

NickJ wrote:
qed2011 wrote:
NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?


This is the work of an English major?


Excuse me?????


If you'd like someone to spell it out for you (no pun intended) your paragraph is rife with grammatical errors and you're an English major. It was actually quite funny so I'm sorry the joke was lost on you.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:46 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:
qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.


irregardless. Classic. Top ten indicators of what kind of person you're dealing with.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:46 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

Why the fuck do you have a 3.0 in English?

dyslexia maybe?

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby too old for this sh* » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:03 pm

bport hopeful wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.


irregardless. Classic. Top ten indicators of what kind of person you're dealing with.


I believe that gust of wind you just felt was the joke rushing past you.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:04 pm

too old for this sh* wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.


irregardless. Classic. Top ten indicators of what kind of person you're dealing with.


I believe that gust of wind you just felt was the joke rushing past you.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: i loled

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby tvt86 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:10 pm

too old for this sh* wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.


irregardless. Classic. Top ten indicators of what kind of person you're dealing with.


I believe that gust of wind you just felt was the joke rushing past you.



Leave the guy alone. No need for all those reactions to someone who's trying to get honest advice.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby buckilaw » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:27 pm

NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?


There is really no need to worry, unless you write like this all the time.

Also,
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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:35 pm

too old for this sh* wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.


irregardless. Classic. Top ten indicators of what kind of person you're dealing with.


I believe that gust of wind you just felt was the joke rushing past you.


No, I totally got it. I was agreeing with him. Thanks though.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby beach_terror » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

Why the fuck do you have a 3.0 in English?

Not everybody tries in college bro.

<--------- 3.2 in political science, LOL

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:02 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

Why the fuck do you have a 3.0 in English?

Not everybody tries in college bro.

<--------- 3.2 in political science, LOL


Oh I'm well aware. But he needs to admit this and try harder in L-school

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby A'nold » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:34 pm

too old for this sh* wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
qed2011 wrote:Bolded for grammatical/idiomatic mistakes.


Glad someone else jumped on this. I'm surprised there weren't any loose/lose, then/than, would have/would of mistakes as well. Hell, I'm surprised OP didn't say he was going to law school irregardless of what others say.


irregardless. Classic. Top ten indicators of what kind of person you're dealing with.


I believe that gust of wind you just felt was the joke rushing past you.

I believe you need to work on your RC skills before trying to zing somebody there guy.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby Retiarius » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:40 am

You don't need to have any prior knowledge about anything before entering law school.

I was a Math and Physics major in undergrad, and I haven't taken a political science class since high school. I don't think my lack of a "legal" background impeded me at all in my first semester.

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:59 am

1. So far this thread has produced a joke, a comprehension fail of the joke, a critique, a comprehension of a critique, a joke based on a failed comprehension of a comprehension of a critique, and a critique of the joke based on a failed comprehension of a comprehension of a critique. Excellent.

2. OP, are you trying to ask whether or not your softs are strong enough?

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Re: Worried about entering law school

Postby yngblkgifted » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:25 am

Desert Fox wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
NickJ wrote:I'm going to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in English (professional writing) and a minor in Political Science. After I graduate, I'm going to work for a few month's while studying for my LSAT. I have a 3.0 gpa at the moment and I'm pretty dead said on entering law school but after seeing some of the other students I'm worried. They're graduating also and already have internships and know LOADS about domestic policies and international relations while English is my bread and butter. Granted I did a little internship over the Summer at a bankruptcy firm, I'm still worried whether or not I'll make or not. Any tips? Am I on the right track?

Why the fuck do you have a 3.0 in English?

Not everybody tries in college bro.

<--------- 3.2 in political science, LOL


Oh I'm well aware. But he needs to admit this and try harder in L-school


How necessary was that abbreviation?




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