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doyouevenlift
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3.0 165

Postby doyouevenlift » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:15 pm

non-urm, decent softs, worked throughout college blah blah blah..

what do you guys think about:

william and mary
wash and lee
GW
boston college
emory
fordham
cardozo
florida
brooklyn

any others you think I should throw an app to?

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby nebula666 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:02 pm

where do you want to work? a lot of these are very regional schools.

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby doyouevenlift » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:08 pm

I would like to work in new york, dc, va or fl. I am pretty flexible in that regard. Really hoping for the best school.

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby North » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:47 am

doyouevenlift wrote:I would like to work in new york, dc, va or fl. I am pretty flexible in that regard. Really hoping for the best school.

How much work did you put into the LSAT?

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:51 am

doyouevenlift wrote:I would like to work in new york, dc, va or fl. I am pretty flexible in that regard. Really hoping for the best school.

Where do you live and have ties to?

New York is out, DC is out. VA and FL are possible if you have lots of family in one of those two places.

The "best school" for you is the best school in your region, not the best national school.

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby nebula666 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:32 pm

Florida - In
Wash and Lee - In or WL
Emory - In or WL
Fordham - coin toss
William and Mary - WL
GW - out
Boston College - out

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby doyouevenlift » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:55 pm

I took a TM class and threw everything I could into it for this past october test. I was also trying to make sure I got straight As to get that 3.0. I've only got one more retake left (155 on the first), and feel that I was probably around my peak having pt scores in the neighborhood and coming right off of the class, which I will not have the luxury of taking again.

I figured I should go regional heavy and am also applying to Georgia. Could you elaborate on why NY and DC are out? Say I got into Fordham or Wash & Lee. Would those schools not put me in just about as solid of a position as a regional would in their respective areas given a little larger reach.

Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby doyouevenlift » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:58 pm

North wrote:
doyouevenlift wrote:I would like to work in new york, dc, va or fl. I am pretty flexible in that regard. Really hoping for the best school.

How much work did you put into the LSAT?


So to answer your question, I could have put more if I wasn't trying to get straight As, but I still put a lot of effort into it with the TestMasters course and all that.

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby doyouevenlift » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:00 pm

TripTrip wrote:
doyouevenlift wrote:I would like to work in new york, dc, va or fl. I am pretty flexible in that regard. Really hoping for the best school.

Where do you live and have ties to?

New York is out, DC is out. VA and FL are possible if you have lots of family in one of those two places.

The "best school" for you is the best school in your region, not the best national school.


Have ties to the tri-state area. Live in a southern state that I am not willing to practice in.

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Re: 3.0 165

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:17 pm

NY and DC are out because they are over-saturated with 4Ls from amazing schools. Imagine you're the bottom 10% of an NYU course. Where do you go? NY. Even the top half of GULC, the top law school inside DC, has trouble getting DC jobs.

Ties are going to be everything for you. It's all about where firms will be convinced that you will stay with them, where you'll want to stay, and where people in the firm will have gone to the same school.




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