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When renting non-HAH apartments, would it be unusual to complete the whole selection and leasing process without coming to Boston (until moving in)?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: So lost
« on: April 29, 2008, 01:21:18 PM »
I hope you have a really good explanation why retaking next year is "not really an option."

I agree. 

Why not work for a year, retake the LSAT, then reapply?

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Background in accounting and finance may also help with bankruptcy and securities regulation.  Again, I'mj just speculating.

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No but obviously you have a leg up in those classes if you have had similar courses before. For biglaw, your get your job based on your grades and you state your preference for practice area at the end of your summer with the firm. Having a background in the subject matter helps for highly specialized fields like health care or media law, though.

How/in which kinds of classes did you find a business undergrad was (or would have been) an advantage?  I'm just curious.

I have no firsthand experience, but, as an example, I heard that accounting majors do well in taxation and tax policy classes.

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Hi y'all--I just got my HAH view/select window email. I think I'm in the first window--viewing starts Monday, selection is Thursday I think. Last year I was in window 5, view/select in early June, as I recall. FYI.

Ugh, I got window 9... of 9, I'm guessing?

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I just got my travel reimbursement!

Also, I sent my seat deposit yesterday.  See you this fall?

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1L job search / Re: LSAT score on resume?
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:19:34 PM »
Your LSAT got you into your law school. That law school speaks for itself, unless you got a 179 and chose to go to Whittier.

Standardized test scores do not belong on a resume, even resumes for academic programs. That's what the application is for.

Right. Which is why I will not include it. I don't think you addressed any of my points above, though. I'm not saying it currently belongs on a resume. I'm saying it's a relatively arbitrary convention that it doesn't.

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1L job search / Re: LSAT score on resume?
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:05:22 PM »
Eh. I understand all of those points, and I knew that was probably what I was going to hear, and I won't be including my LSAT on my resume.

However, I think the link makes some good points. When you have no grades, no recs, and no experience, because you're sending out resumes on Dec. 1, it shouldn't hurt employers to have as much information as possible about your abilities, even if they're allegedly only predictive. They have no issue weeding you out based on where you go to school, and the LSAT is the most important determining factor in where you're admitted. The fact that you're not supposed to include it seems like it's just a social convention (and one that does a disservice to those who choose money over prestige, I might add - especially before you have grades to show).

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1L job search / LSAT score on resume?
« on: October 09, 2007, 01:56:08 PM »
What do people think about this? Particularly if you have a phenomenal LSAT score, chose your law school for factors other than USNWR obsession, and you won't yet have law school grades?

Here's some discussion about it:
http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2007/03/does_an_lsat_sc.html

My gut feeling is that it probably comes off as tacky and immature, but that there is a slight chance of impressing someone? So probably too risky? I feel like it really depends on who's looking at the resume....

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Law School Applications / Re: Is this accurate?
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:00:11 AM »
That diagram makes half the threads here obsolete.

more than half!  we should all just delete our lsd accounts now

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