Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

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Burnsie
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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby Burnsie » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:27 pm

I don't facebook. I didn't ever set one up because of my job. Now it seems like too much effort. I'm lazy! Am I missing out on a lot?

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby darknightbegins » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:35 pm

I hate facebook and myspace

Burnsie
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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby Burnsie » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:23 pm

I suppose it has it's positives, I'm just not interested in them! I'd rather someone just call me. I figure there is a reason I know longer talk to my school chums from Dexter Elementary School! I do fear missing out on something important, but not really enough to join (I'm sure my criminal syllabus will still be handed out or at least emailed right???).

dark- Have a good tour tomorrow. I'll be at UNM law for PLSI orientation tomorrow. Have fun, I hope you like it. I took a tour yesterday for this program, and the school seems tiny...and I like that!

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby monicaggon » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:09 pm

Facebook is good for keeping in touch with people. I have close friends all over the country who I can communicate with and keep updated with on Facebook. So I guess if you will not be using it for that, it is probably worthless.

The school is small, but I like that as well Burnsie! Good luck with PLSI. I hear that program is awesome and helps a lot.

I will attending the C.L.A.S.S. seminar in August. My husband said it is also very helpful!

I will see you at the reception next week!

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby BigA » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:26 pm

I got just about what I was expecting on the LSAT. I know this isn't the thread for this, but I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on what my chances are next cycle with 3.06 and 161. In case you forgot, I'm out of state, non-URM.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby darknightbegins » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:36 am

GPA is a bit weak but I think you have a pretty good shot. I think the median LSAT for New Mexico is like a 155. If you craft a good essay to say why you want to go to UNM in particular (a few areas that are important to the state are water rights, domestic violence directed especially toward lower income people and minorities as well as interest in tribal laws are examples that would be particularly important in a state like New Mexico) you should have a pretty good shot.

With those numbers you have a good shot at getting to other schools in the southwest. For example Texas Tech can place pretty well in New Mexico if you are really dead set on getting into New Mexico and with your numbers I can all but assure you that you would not only get addmitted to Tech but you would a good shot at getting some kind of scholarship. I had a 157 LSAT and a 4.02 LSAT GPA and got into Tech and had some scholly money thrown my way. With your numbers you should also try the Arizona schools (the good ones of course) as well as UNLV. Those four schools would give you the best shot at getting into New Mexico after graduation if you didn't get into UNM.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby darknightbegins » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:37 am

monicaggon wrote:Facebook is good for keeping in touch with people. I have close friends all over the country who I can communicate with and keep updated with on Facebook. So I guess if you will not be using it for that, it is probably worthless.

The school is small, but I like that as well Burnsie! Good luck with PLSI. I hear that program is awesome and helps a lot.

I will attending the C.L.A.S.S. seminar in August. My husband said it is also very helpful!

I will see you at the reception next week!


Yeah I am going to the C.L.A.S.S. seminar as well. Hopefully it is useful.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby BigA » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:52 am

Thanks. I'm not especially looking to live in New Mexico. But the laid back lifestyle of the southwest kind of appeals to me more than the major legal markets. I'd be happy with any those schools you mentioned but I know UNM offers in-state tuition to students their second year. (I think UNLV does as well but Vegas is not for me). I'm from San Diego so I'd like USD but it's so expensive and San Diego's a tough market. That's why UNM seems like a good option to me. Those PS tips were especially helpful

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby darknightbegins » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:58 pm

If that is the case then Texas Tech might be something to really look at as well. I'm not sure about in state tuition after your first year but you would likely have a good shot at scholarship money that would basically give you in state tuition starting your first year. There are some schools in the South, like University of Arkansas, which also provide some of the laid back atmosphere you mentioned if you are interested in that particular region. I got a scholarship from that school that gave me in state tuition my first year and the school allows you to qualify for in state tuition after your first year of residency. Not all southern schools are like this though, I found LSU and the Florida Schools won't give you in state tuition after your first year so keep your eye on that.

If you can't get money from the Arizona schools then I would not go personally. Paying 30K a year for tuition is a lot for those schools considering how hard their state was hit by the recession. Of the schools I mentioned New Mexico is the only one I believe that requests you craft a personal statement uniquely tailored for the state. I really considered UNLV but in the end I think I would have a better shot at jobs in Albq and Santa Fe than in Vegas or Reno. I'm not sure about the Colorado Schools. Softboiledlife, the mod, I think knows some about the law schools in Colorado, you should PM him if you are interested at all in that state. That is another region that tends to be pretty laid back. Good luck!

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:40 am

Anyone received a class scheduale yet? Don't tell me we have to wait for orientation before we get them.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby brittanybrooke » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:18 pm

darknightbegins wrote:Anyone received a class scheduale yet? Don't tell me we have to wait for orientation before we get them.



We're supposed to receive them the week of August 9th according to the website.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:23 pm

I am interested in the above posted comment that Texas Tech places well in New Mexico. Is this speculation or are there placement statistics which verify this? Thanks!
I do know that Texas Tech awards a lot of merit scholarships, but was under the impression that it did not place well outside of its region in the state of Texas.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:31 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I am interested in the above posted comment that Texas Tech places well in New Mexico. Is this speculation or are there placement statistics which verify this? Thanks!
I do know that Texas Tech awards a lot of merit scholarships, but was under the impression that it did not place well outside of its region in the state of Texas.


I can't give you statistics just personal experience. I know lawyers in the state that went to Tech. Lubbock is also relatively close to New Mexico and the school is generally thought of to be pretty good by residents of New Mexico. You will have to do a bit of networking but it shouldn't be that difficult.

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Re: Has anyone heard from New Mexico?

Postby NewLobo » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:48 pm

Tech places reasonably well in southern and eastern New Mexico due to proximity like DarkNight suggests.




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