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Job Search / Re: timing of offer
« on: October 28, 2008, 04:12:30 PM »
hi ikhorgan,

would you mind elaborating? i'm a little confused. are you a 2L interviewing for a summer job or a 3L interviewing for an associate position after graduation? 

Job Search / Re: What Are 1L Jobs That PAY? (Besides Firms.)
« on: September 21, 2008, 05:37:57 PM »
I worked in the inhouse legal department of an investment bank.  I got paid 2500 biweekly. Inhouse positions especially at banks are difficult to land but if you do, it's a pretty sweet gig.  :)

Job Search / Re: Pre Labor Day Callbacks
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:13:33 PM »
sorry i guess i'm a little clueless. how would the nalp changes affect the turn around time for extending offers?

oh wow. thanks so much guys for the advice! i didn't realize professors were willing to discuss practice exams.

Another question for all you legal eagles out there..

i know that you all recommend working through practice tests as much as possible. i know that a lot of the times the practice exams are in the library reserve but i don't think a lot of them have model answers. since that's the case i think for most schools, how do you know if you are improving or you are on the right track?

thanks in advance! :)

Question..I've been reading through all the different study strategies in this thread and was did you guys maintain your rigid exam practice and outlining schedules when your memos were due? doesn't llrw take a lot of time? any advice on that class? books that explain brief writing,etc? thanks!

Hi Spacecowgirl,

You *definitely* have to disclose the fact that you were at another law school. Schools specifically ask that on their applications. I disclosed that and included an addendum about it. If you lie, I'm not sure what the repercussions would be but they could be serious. In retrospect, I feel that I could have saved a lot of money if I had done more research beforehand. I was scared to speak to people in admissions but I feel that it would be worth it to get their feedback on the situation. I scored in the low 160's and had an almost perfect gpa from a top 5 liberal arts college.  I also have been working on wall street as an analyst since I first withdrew from school so I had some serious work experience under my belt. I too had family, money issues and could not focus on school while I was there and had horrible grades as a result. Despite this, I felt that most schools did not really give me much leeway or perhaps they expected me to go back to my original school which was also a top 20 school.  I think I got really lucky to get off the waitlist.  At any rate, I agree with your prof that a high lsat is very key especially these days where most of the tier 1 schools have similarly high lsat numbers for their entering students.  LSAT's were not as high when I applied 7 years ago but now they are.

I think you are doing the right thing by taking Powerscore. It is a much better lsat prep course.

Good luck!

I second CamelMan's recommendation on writing a good addendum.  Just to let you know, I just went through the reapplication process after withdrawing from school in 2003 which isn't that long ago. I don't know if your situation will be different since so much time has elapsed but it hurt my applications to have a prior record. I was in a comfortable numbers range for a lot of the schools I applied to but all of them rejected me minus one which waitlisted me. Luckily, I got off the waitlist pretty early in the summer and will be attending a top 20 school but the process was very stressful. Most of the schools did hold my prior record against me.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: George Washington Waitlist
« on: July 12, 2007, 04:40:26 AM »
Your numbers are almost identical to mine, PlzAccept, so if GW is still looking for the same type of candidate in terms of numbers, you are in the running. However, you should definitely send LOCI's and additional recs if you haven't done so already. I really expressed my interest strongly and persistently (without sounding desperate :)) and I think that is what helped me to get off the list last month.  Good luck!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: George Washington Waitlist
« on: July 07, 2007, 07:16:04 AM »
ur right about the phone calls. i got a call as well. maybe they are rejecting people off the waitlist by snail mail?

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