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Law School Admissions / Fordham/George Washington?
« on: November 10, 2006, 09:22:51 AM »
Anyone heard anything from these schools? I think they requested my report about a month ago....

Law School Admissions / Re: for those who speak more than one language
« on: November 04, 2006, 07:23:21 AM »
If the foreign language has any kind of commonly recognized test/certificate (ex. Zertificat Deutsch for German) you should take the test and then add the score/certificate to your resume. 

Law School Admissions / Re: What Schools Place Really Well in California?
« on: October 08, 2006, 01:59:33 AM »
Percentage of class placed in V100 Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Irvine, Newport Beach, and San Diego).

17 USC 14.5%
15 UCLA 12.3%
2 Stanford 9.8%
3 Harvard 6.1%
8 Boalt 6.1%
6 Chicago 5.7%
1 Yale 4.5%
4 NYU 3.6%
8 Michigan 3.6%
7 Penn 3.3%

Some people classified as in-staters at UVA moved to DC to work after graduation, gaining Virginia residency after a year of living on the other side of the river.

According to ABA, 12.4 UVA graduates took in-state jobs (73.5 UT and 15.4 UMich....sorry, don't have UCLA).

Law School Admissions / Re: the impact of teaching English abroad
« on: October 01, 2006, 02:50:17 AM »
I honestly have no idea, but I'll hazard an opinion:

Because teaching abroad is becoming increasingly more common, I donít believe that it, in and of itself, would set you apart as being unique. That said, if youíre taught in a particular exotic locale that could be a plus. If you could work this experience into your reasons for attending law school, or could show that it is a natural result of something you did in HS/College, then it would be a plus. Give it context. Demonstrate what youíve accomplished and stress how challenging it is to adapt. Make it part of a compelling story and you will stand out.

(I'm starting my third year abroad and am applying to law schools)

my plan was to go the translating service route and then send both letters plus the form in. I am 95% sure this would be enough.

I was just wondering if there was any official LSDAS policy on it. I couldn't find anything on the website so I submitted an inquiry. I'll post here when I get a reply.


Translate them.

May I translate them myself? Should I include both the original and the translation in the package I send to LSAC? Do I still need to get the special form signed by them?

What is the procedure for dealing with LORs written in a foreign language?

Law School Admissions / Re: Refusing to report ethnicity
« on: August 17, 2006, 11:50:29 AM » would certainly vary from admission committee to admission committee, from individual to individual. It seems kind of odd though to include a statement asserting that you wouldn't be judged poorly if you were to refuse. This seems to me a tad on the defensive side -- to imply that there is an underlying assumption that if you don't answer this question about race then your application would be viewed somewhat unfavorably.


Law School Admissions / Refusing to report ethnicity
« on: August 17, 2006, 10:51:59 AM »
How do people feel about declining to report their ethnicity? Do you think that admission committees would really not prejudge your application if you did? 

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