<p>Well, after a long delay, I am ready to get started on darfting a FAQ section so that there is easy reference to the most ofetn discussed topics. To that end, I would like input on which issues deserve attention.</p>

<p>Obviously, the Quality of undergrad and/or what undergrad major questions is the most frequently asked. Also, the "What is the best prep for this ____ type of law" is a frequently arising query. And, perhaps permamnet links to LSAT/GPA calculators.</p>

<p>What others would you like to see added?</p>

<p>Great idea, I just hope that the mod would make it an official thread so it'll stay on top for a long long time. Let's see what you have so far and we all can add comments and tips/modifications.</p>

<p>"Will my 3.5 at UChicago look as good as a 4.0 at Ivies?"</p>

<p>I would suggest that it might be better to link to pre-existing websites rather than reinventing the wheel on some of these issues. For example, the <a href="http://www.lsac.org%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.lsac.org&lt;/a>. site has a LOT of valuable information. Here is an excerpt--each item is a link:</p>

<pre><code>"If you are just beginning to think about law school, the following questions may be among the many on your mind.

<p>How do I find a prelaw advisor?
How do I prepare for a law school education?
What does a legal education cover?
Is there a standard law school curriculum?
Who is applying to law school?
How can I find out about law schools?
How do I choose a law school? "</p>

<p>The ABA also has a good page for high school students interested in becoming attorneys. Some colleges also have general advice re applying to law schools intended for their own students which is available on-line. (The quality varies enormously.) </p>

<p>I suggest this in part because I don't think you'd get a consensus of opinion here on many of the issues raised. </p>

<p>I also suggest it because...and please let me say in advance that this is not intended to be rude...I don't think anyone posting on this site is really an expert on law school admissions. People tend to "universalize" their own personal experience. Poster A thinks work experience is very important because he went to Northwestern and it matters a LOT there. Poster B thinks that being a varsity Division I athlete really helps--because it does at the LS he attended, far more than any of the other top 14. Poster C says that only public interest jobs will count for loan forgiveness programs because only public interest jobs are eligible at the LS Poster C attends. At some law schools there is no such restriction. Someone posts as to whether it would be better to take the Darrow at Michigan or go to HLS and someone posts saying that he knows of no job a UMich grad can't get that a HLS grad can---but there is in fact no reason to think that he knows anything at all about which employers hire new grads from UMich and HLS. </p>

<p>Now, as some of you know, these are all real life examples, and I'm sure that many will say that I'm being rude. I'm not trying to offend anyone. I know the answers are all well-intentioned. I am just saying that none of the posters--and yes, that includes yours truly--are really experts on law school admissions. For that reason, I think that unless CC is willing to hire someone who actually knows what (s)he is talking about, linking to sites where someone can get information from experts might be better.</p>

<p>Well people should really take advice from an online forum with a grain of salt, but of course most people always end up trusting or believing the wrong people. It sort of reminds me of that quote: "good advice is what you want to hear, bad is what you dont"</p>

What a good idea! Maybe you could include a section about what different types of work lawyers can specialize in, and what are the prospects of employment in those various areas?</p>

<p>Also, how about statistics on which undergraduate schools and majors are represented in a law school's incoming class?</p>

<p>Concerneddad: you may want to adopt a format such as this one that is on the Medical School Board</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=9848%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=9848&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>....that's just was Al was thinking ;)</p>

<p>I'll go study it, and get to work on it after I return from the dog show in Lodi!</p>

<p>BTW Phil, has your D made a decision?</p>

<p>Al....she and my wife went to Ann Arbor this past weekend. Despite the blizzard, she loved it. The dean was great and she loved the campus.
Given Harvard's financial aid pkg (ZERO), she decided Michigan was too good to pass up. I'm sure she did the right thing.</p>

<p>And so am I!! Congrats to the whole family.</p>