New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

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New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago?

NYLS
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64%
John Marshall (6K)
9
36%
 
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rgucsb
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New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rgucsb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:50 am

New York Law School (no $) VS. John Marshall Chicago ($6K year; must be top 1/3)

I am having trouble deciding between the two. I have visited both schools and would love to practice in either area.
Must decide by today!

Is NYLS really that much better, its ranked a tier higher.

Please spare me the elitism, I need helpful advice, thank you

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:54 am

rgucsb wrote:New York Law School (no $) VS. John Marshall Chicago ($6K year; must be top 1/3)

I am having trouble deciding between the two. I have visited both schools and would love to practice in either area.
Must decide by today!

Is NYLS really that much better, its ranked a tier higher.

Please spare me the elitism, I need helpful advice, thank you


Where is the option for Powerscore LSAT courses?

And I'm both trolling and being serious.

If you are going to complain about my elitism, write a paragraph on how you are going to pay back 170 thousands dollars in debt from JMLS or NYLS.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby de5igual » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:59 am

Desert Fox wrote:
rgucsb wrote:New York Law School (no $) VS. John Marshall Chicago ($6K year; must be top 1/3)

I am having trouble deciding between the two. I have visited both schools and would love to practice in either area.
Must decide by today!

Is NYLS really that much better, its ranked a tier higher.

Please spare me the elitism, I need helpful advice, thank you


Where is the option for Powerscore LSAT courses?

And I'm both trolling and being serious.

If you are going to complain about my elitism, write a paragraph on how you are going to pay back 170 thousands dollars in debt from JMLS or NYLS.


ibr?

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby and the beast » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:17 am

OP, where else did you apply? have you gotten in anywhere else? just wondering.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rgucsb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:23 am

I pretty much got waitlisted everywhere I applied
Chapman, USD, Southwestern, Hofstra

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby td6624 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:26 am

....why not Hofstra?

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rgucsb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:30 am

waitlisted there

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby td6624 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:30 am

oh shit

i read "waitlisted" as "got in" for some reason. my bad.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby Always Credited » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:34 am

Don't attend either. Wait a year, retake, and a year from now you'll be looking back at the day you decided NOT to attend either school and thanking God you didn't ruin your life.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby and the beast » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:41 am

i hate to say i agree, but in the large scheme of things, it might be a good idea to take all this advice. just estimating what your numbers are based on the schools, but maybe if you increased your lsat a little bit, with your gpa, you could apply to temple, northeastern, cardozo, depaul, etc. and get into those schools. These are just some T2 schools that are pretty good and will give you good career prospects. you could even try suffolk (good placement in boston) or other schools like that that excel in the region (sorry, i'm east coast focused). your current two schools are lower ranked schools in cities that are completely oversaturated, so even if they aren't terrible schools, it's hard to get placed when you're going against Cardozo or Brooklyn kids in NYC.

GOOD LUCK though!! if you get off those waitlists, you should definitely go to one of those schools.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rgucsb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:10 pm

Would like more feedback, taking a year off is not an option,

praying to get off the waitlist

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby Always Credited » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:35 pm

rgucsb wrote:Would like more feedback, taking a year off is not an option,

praying to get off the waitlist


Waiting a year is always an option, you're simply refusing to make it so. Believe me, you'll regret attending either school at the prices they're giving you.

But shit, I'm not your mom. You asked for advice, we gave advice, you're a big boy; you choose to follow it or not follow it. Just promise me you won't join JDU and bitch like hell when you're unhappy with your NYLS J.D.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby schneitj » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:49 pm

Go to NYLS.......to my understanding they have a better alumni network and JM is simply just not respected in Chicago.

I understand you're scenario, I have a friend who will be attending a regional law school because of various reasons. No matter what people say though, if you work your ass off, you can either A) move for the transfer or B) get in the top percentile and hope for the best. But you do have to work your ass off.

Second, honestly, it's the people you know that will make the biggest different. I just watched (in horror and a bit of jealousy) as a roommate of mine get accepted to a Tier 2 school (a high tier 2) with a 152 and a 2.9, just for the sole reason that his Dad was alumni and a friend of his dad's was a former professor and they wrote him letters (the latter not even knowing him).

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:50 pm

You have a 3.6, TAKE A YEAR OFF.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby TTH » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:01 pm

holybartender wrote:You have a 3.6, TAKE A YEAR OFF.


Unless you're particularly photogenic and don't would look good on a phonebook cover.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rayiner » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:02 pm

rgucsb wrote:New York Law School (no $) VS. John Marshall Chicago ($6K year; must be top 1/3)

I am having trouble deciding between the two. I have visited both schools and would love to practice in either area.
Must decide by today!

Is NYLS really that much better, its ranked a tier higher.

Please spare me the [strike]elitism[/strike]sensible advice, I need [strike]helpful advice[/strike]delusional reinforcement, thank you

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rayiner » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:03 pm

rgucsb wrote:Would like more feedback, taking a year off is not an option,

praying to get off the waitlist


Of course it's an option.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:06 pm

holybartender wrote:You have a 3.6, TAKE A YEAR OFF.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:09 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
holybartender wrote:You have a 3.6, TAKE A YEAR OFF.


Unless its UC Riverside. Then it's not a bad outcome.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby Always Credited » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:18 pm

Hang on, let me edit the wrong out for the OP:

schneitj wrote:[strike]Go to NYLS.......to my understanding they have a better alumni network[/strike] and JM is simply just not respected in Chicago.

I understand you're scenario, I have a friend who will be attending a regional law school because of various reasons. [strike]No matter what people say though, if you work your ass off, you can either A) move for the transfer or B) get in the top percentile and hope for the best. But you do have to work your ass off.[/strike]

[strike]Second, honestly, it's the people you know that will make the biggest different[/strike]. I just watched (in horror and a bit of jealousy) as a roommate of mine get accepted to a Tier 2 school (a high tier 2) with a 152 and a 2.9,[strike]just for the sole reason that his Dad was alumni and a friend of his dad's was a former professor and they wrote him letters (the latter not even knowing him).[/strike]


Fixed.

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rgucsb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:22 pm

UC Santa Barbara

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:23 pm

rgucsb wrote:UC Santa Barbara


I'm fucking with you, even riverside isn't John Marshall bad. Don't be an idiot, don't attend either of these schools, even for free.
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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby Always Credited » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rgucsb wrote:UC Santa Barbara


I'm fucking with you, even riverside is John Marshall bad. Don't be an idiot, don't attend either of these schools, even for free.


FO' FREE

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby GordonBombay » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:27 pm

It's a learnable test. Just take a year off. It's an option.

I always try to stay out of these, but I'm telling you I know two people who went to NYLS. One had a half ride, got a job at a firm...and hates it. The other regrets it and is trying to transfer out

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Re: New York Law School or John Marshall Chicago? Help

Postby rgucsb » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:45 am

Still undecided, the stress is killing me slowly

any other advice on whether to attend JM or NYLS is much appreciated




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