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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:41:52 PM »
From Wikipedia,

From 1984 to 1988, Dohrn was an associate at the law firm Sidley Austin. In 1991, she became a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. She now serves on the board of numerous human rights committees.

Is Sidley Austin peculiarly liberal or welcome to leftists?

Where are you all applying?  Are you planning on coming out in the app process???


Apply to HLS and definitely come out in the app process.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Homosexual PS
« on: April 18, 2006, 01:42:38 PM »
Rollcall... where's everyone going to school??


Me too.  :)

But I hear they have very few dykes.  :'(

were you at the april admit weekend?  i met a few there.

You mentioned really wanting to get into Warren's class, and I remember having the same feeling.  I also really wanted to be in Martha Minow's class.  I was disappointed when I didn't get either of them for my 1L section.  I didn't even have a big name that I recognized. 

I feel so silly now.  I loved my professors first semester, and one especially has developed a lasting mentor relationship.  So don't feel too bad if you don't end up getting what you want; you might end up with something even better.

absy can't help himself shilling for Harvard even when he's talking to people who've already mailed in their checks.   ;D

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Homosexual PS
« on: April 18, 2006, 01:02:23 PM »
Rollcall... where's everyone going to school??


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Homosexual PS
« on: April 17, 2006, 03:18:15 PM »
example of a kneejerk liberal:

A liberal who eyes a superstud in a bar, feels his heart start pounding when Mr. Stud walks over and starts chatting him up, and then upon learning that Mr. Stud is a Republican, loses all interest and needs another drink.

I'd probably get more turned on. It's like when I get turned on by Yankees...evil is sexy.

This has so happened to me.

I think I saw Bass on the Saturday waiting for someone near the registration desk (I would have asked but I didn't want my first act of Harvard to be a mistaken identity)

You may have seen me.  On Saturday I was wearing a light green cable sweater with dark jeans, I was tall (still am) with a cheesy 40-yr old haircut.

Ahh Bass you keep using the haircut line but it's not that cheesy.  Your interest in constitutional law, though, makes you v. dorky!

Law School Admissions / Re: Issues for 180s
« on: December 23, 2005, 07:16:31 PM »
I opened up my e-mail today and was surprised to find that I got a 180 on the December LSAT.

I have really just been trying to take all this in all day because I still don't believe this, but I have also been wondering how this should affect my application when I write my personal statements, etc.  Despite this score, my chances of getting into Yale are still below 50% because of my 3.72 GPA.  I am also probably applying to Harvard, NYU, and Columbia, all of which I have pretty good chances at according to the Chiashu website.

Does anyone have any advice for what I should be focusing on now?  Should I write my personal statement like I didn't know my LSAT score?  I am worried that I might have an additional burden on my now to look really good so that the score doesn't look like a fluke.

Also, I have been told that law schools will try to recruit me and such.  Does anyone know anything about what I should expect, if anything?



first of all congratulations.  i got a 180 on the october LSAT, and it is, indeed, quite a rush.

the difference between 180 and an almost equally high score, say, 175-179 always seemed rather small to me (very few questions.)  it is a very different thing psychologically, though, to make a perfect score.  if anything, though, i'm chalking it up more to good preparation than any extra intelligence beyond a normal 170er (i still don't believe there's much difference.)

your score will help you get into excellent schools.  i don't think, however, that anyone's chances at yale or stanford are close to 100%, no matter what their numbers are.  work hard on the rest of your application--neither slack off nor apply extra pressure to yourself due to your scores.  as i understand law school admissions, numbers are important, but the rest of the application is the place to give committees incentive to make a tenative yes definite.  if anything shift the focus of your PS away from your academic prowess to your other great personal characteristics.  

certain law schools recruit all high scorers, even some top law schools will provide application fee waivers and financial aid assistance.  focus on figuring out which school is best for you, though.  it may end up being H, Y, or S, schools which notoriously do not provide merit based incentives...

good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: Senior Transcripts
« on: December 14, 2005, 06:27:48 PM »
If you are already complete everywhere, I wouldn't mess with it.  You will have to send final transcripts to the school you decide to attend, but don't delay your decisions now by giving them more info that prolly isn't in your favor in the first place.

I believe than an earlier post suggested that sending in updated transcripts was actually *required*, just like other changes in your applications.  I would check the instructions of the law schools you are applying to to see if you are required to send them in.  You wouldnt want to be admitted only to have them call into question the fact that you didn't send an update in.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In At Harvard!!!
« on: December 06, 2005, 09:30:00 PM »
To those just admitted, when was your phone call?

5:30 EST

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