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Messages - J.J. Gittes

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State
« on: February 22, 2009, 05:42:09 PM »
PSU is fine and will serve you well. The only real problem is the price. And Joe Pa. ;)

minus the joe pa part, that's about right.

I wouldn't put visiting a campus on par with the personal statement, but it can work as a soft. You might meet admissions people and even if it's not a formal interview, you are still putting yourself out there and many do make notes on their files. And as Lindbergh says, it shows you are serious about the school and have thoroughly checked it out.

I think the best thing about visits is that while not a formal interview, it can act as an informal interview, and if you "connect" with an adcom, that will obviously put you ahead of everyone else with comparable numbers. 

Obviously, after your visit, you should write and e-mail to reinforce any positive connections.

would you say this is largely the same main benefit to be gained from attending a law school fair at one's undergrad institution?

Law School Admissions / Re: Taking the Test in Dec. WHATS WRONG W/THIS?
« on: September 14, 2008, 05:04:09 PM »
Agreed- a stronger app later is better than a weaker one earlier

i'm guessing that it doesn't reflect well if say i took in october and submitted my apps soon thereafter, with the notification on the app that i planned to re-take in december?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Suggestions
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:21:20 PM »
Some schools are more likely than others to admit splitters (I've also heard these schools referred to as "splitters").

out of curiosity, what schools fall into this category?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who is postponing until December?
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:18:54 PM »
I think I might, but my debate is higher score vs early apps.

I guess you gotta go with higher score and have everything submitted before Dec. scores come out.

is it possible, though, to have taken the test in october, and submit your application soon thereafter, indicating on it that you plan on re-taking in december?

they can be uploaded along with your personal statement, addendum, etc.

nice, thanks.

quick question regarding resumes and "going complete" (as i'm very new to lsd). if i'm applying to schools online, can my  resume be uploaded via lsdas, or do they have to be sent to the schools themselves via mail?

Have them fax the recommendation in whenever it is ready. It takes less than a day during off-peak season, about 1-2 days during peak season, to process a faxed letter. It takes from 7-15 business days to process a mailed letter. Fax, fax, fax!

(The fax number is: 215-504-1444. Make sure they also send the cover letter with your signature!)

is this cover letter of which you speak different than the letter of recommendation form? in other words, if we're faxing it in, we just need the letter of recommendation form and the letter itself?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: K-12: Public or Private School?
« on: May 26, 2008, 10:52:00 PM »
parochial catholic schools k-12

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