Too often, this subreddit tends to move up the candidate pool — and respond to it. Those for whom a 161 is a disappointment, not a score that exceeds their wildest dreams. Those for whom a 145 is so low it`s unimaginable – you could get it in your sleep. If a “6” school is all you get for now, don`t worry: you can do better. No, a 2.X isn`t a fun GPA, but there`s nothing you can do about it. Focus on the LSAT you can influence – and the schools that watch the most anyway. It is better to spend 3 years and $3,000 in LSAT classes to increase your score from 145 to 152 and enter a regional school than to go directly to a “6” school, scholarship or do. Use the resources in this subreddit and on r/LSAT. We`re here for you. edit: intermediate essay – the essay is average, not exceptional, but bad either I`m a new UO graduate and I really want to practice here in Oregon. I know PNW is hard to break, but I`m curious about reddit`s take on Oregon schools. I met the Dean of Admissions at UO Law and attended a class, and it seems to be an extension of the undergraduate study experience – something I really enjoyed. I also worked as an arbitrator here in Eugene for six months, but I will soon be heading to Portland to pursue another opportunity before law school.
So I`m curious, should I write the essay “Why Law School X?” to EVERY law school or does it make sense to write only to my schools with the highest priority? I`m glad someone said that. OP`s comment “It`s mathematical” seemed a bit arrogant, as the measurement factors chosen are arbitrary and subjectively applicable depending on the student. I know this is a very basic analysis that can be modified in many ways, but that`s why I don`t understand the “accept it or go” mentality. That`s not to say that prospective students should expect to “beat the statistics.” but it seems that TLS and law school subreddits overcomplicate the question “Should you go to this school or not?” without realizing that the most important question is, “What is my attitude towards this particular school when I compare the price of the sticker with my offering?” Or a better question: “Which school is worth it for me?” To be honest, I`m a successful graduate of one of these law schools and Biglaw has never been one of my targets (tbh that`s a term I don`t even hear IRL), so I`m probably jaded about the hard reliance on Class 1L levels and in-depth statistics. What exactly is an “interim trial”? If it`s really an optional question, you can ignore it, but spending time on it and submitting it can help your application. Hey, student who lives about 15 minutes from the University of Ottawa and just applied there. This essay is optional and I am serious. I`m applying to Honors College and I didn`t bother to write this essay because it wouldn`t be the deciding factor in my admission to college or Honors College, I hope it helps! Dismantling this entanglement can be difficult. There is a lot of misinformation – especially from the schools themselves – and it is a situation that plays between hopes but ignorant (candidates) against cynics and informed (schools). It is a one-sided struggle.
So jealous. I am still in “request received” status and it has been 2 weeks. “But Whistleridge,” you say, “they love my 3.2/158! They offer me a complete tour! ». As such, it doesn`t always offer much help to people who are equally passionate about law school, but who may not be as lucky enough to have the time and resources to study, or who need to overcome a low GPA caused by life circumstances beyond their control. If you have two jobs, you probably don`t have $2,000 and 3 nights a week to take an LSAT course. If you ruined everything and got pregnant the first year and decided to keep the baby, you may have ended up with a 2.9 instead of 3.9, and everyone around you knows you`re capable of it — and you`re damn proud of it because you know how much harder you had to work. to get it. Next Monday, I start a PR gig in Portland to network and see if I should handle PR instead of the law (opportunity cost + loans make me sad).
Unfortunately, Oregon`s unemployment seems to be pretty bleak. I guess we only have about a month left to wait for the 2014 statistics, right? Although I doubt we will see much swing regardless of the fluctuating USNWR of the school. All you have done here is prove that students are getting results at the bottom of the barrel. If you really want to test if a particular school gives you a worse chance of becoming a lawyer, then you really need to standardize for incoming surrogacy/LSAT. The richest 25% of Appalachia is roughly Roger Williams` median in Rhode Island. The top 25% for Roger Williams is about the same as the median in Wyoming. The richest 25% in Wyoming are roughly equivalent to Florida International`s median (or Colorado`s poorest 25%). Etc. L&C definitely seems to be more relaxed. The campus is nicer than UO because it is smaller and in the forest you can also bring pets into the buildings! Although not necessarily for lessons. I did the same for mine.
Had a standard Why X template that ranged from 300 to 500 words when considering school boundaries. For my part, I have always focused on four points that are of serious interest: I think the point of my chatter is that you couldn`t be more correct when it comes to looking at inputs as well as results when evaluating law school options. If you don`t, you might get lucky and let things go the way they did for my brother and, I guess, thousands of other law graduates every year who can never get too deeply involved in the whole game. But you`re probably more likely to end up like some of those rubles who pay their noses to go to a trash animal law school. Or maybe you could even sit on the sidelines, like me, at a huge opportunity price because you haven`t figured out that sometimes the risk is worth it. There are perfectly acceptable and even excellent schools present to check the status of my application and my application to the University of Oregon is under review! I hope that means I will have an answer in a week or two. From 15-20 to 100-120, choosing a law school is a real challenge. hence all the messages “School X $$ vs School Y $$$$$”. Money is a very important factor, but so is the needs of the family, knowing where you want to live/work, etc. There are no easy solutions, and anyone who tells you they have them is probably trying to sell you something. One final note: even on the list of horrible “6” schools, these are particularly toxic: if any of the following schools with a grade of 5 or 6 is your best choice, you should ideally take a year and do the study/work to make a better school your best choice.
Or you shouldn`t go to law school. Exceptions include affordable public programs for working adults like UDC, Texas Southern, and Florida A&M — and you should expect a job to be more in line with “small town deeds and wills” and less with “big law.” Middle School of Law. Third best in the state, behind Willamette in Salem and Lewis and Clark in Portland. Not bad, but it`s not Berkeley. However, they have a top-notch environmental law program. Lewis and Clark, however, has the best environmental law program in the country. If we rely on sorting by the top by adding turnover in 1st year (dropout rate), employment rates at graduation and 10 months after graduation, and bar passage rates, we get the following tables (already reduced to match the schools on the list above to keep this position of reasonable length): It`s not easy, and even professionals often get it wrong. Especially when there are several competing rankings that often clash with each other, many schools go out of their way to bombard students with advertising, and the ABA offers little guidance or oversight.
Counterpoint: Yes and no, because of the social context. I really thought we were going to see a wave this week, they had so little movement. It sounds cruel, but not unusual. That`s good advice, I was wondering how I would phrase this question. Thank you Any knowledge/advice about these two schools that I can pass on? I would like to have some comments on the law school. I visited a friend in Eugene and was on the UO campus, but I didn`t go to law school. The logic here is that the more predatory a school is, the more likely it is to relax admission standards, let in a lot of people, return fewer jobs after graduation, and fail to prepare graduates for the bar. Only a tiny fraction of the top students in these schools get by with a reasonable debt burden and job prospects – and those who are able to do so are inevitably able to access schools with the same or lower debt burden and a much higher job.