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What is the deal with summer school fin aid, I am taking five hours so I have fed loans, does anyone know when the loans will come in?

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anybody want to tell me how to upload a transcript onto cris so i dont have to ask the CDO

On the registrar, where you look at your grades, just highlight it all, copy it and then paste it into word.  That's enough for an unofficial transcript.  Then upload the word document to CRIS.

Thank you very much, much easier than I thought

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anybody want to tell me how to upload a transcript onto cris so i dont have to ask the CDO

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Do any of the 2L's know the usual class ranking such as GPA for top half, top third, top 25, top 10?  I looked at NALP's ranking but that was based on 2007 graduating class.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Getting into T14 w/ low gpa
« on: January 24, 2009, 02:22:43 PM »
You have no worries...a masters degree and a stellar LSAT, with your background is enough to get you into any school. Your Poli-sci major is solid. Yale, Stanford and Berkeley rarely take anyone with below a 3.2 GPA, but you are the exact type of student who might be an exception. Hype up those soft factors...and if you can, take two or three extra courses (hard, upper-level ones like statistics, micro-econ, classics, psychology, English, calculus, etc, get A's, and send them in over the summer with an additional essay if you get waitlisted.

this post is terribly misinformed and almost 100% inaccurate.  masters degrees count for next to nothing.  172 LSAT, while very good, is not so stellar as to outweigh a 2.8 gpa.  poli-sci majors are a dime a dozen.  OP would be wasting his or her time applying to yale, stanford, or berkeley.  probably the outside reaches are CLS and NYU, and even those would be serious reaches.

First...DID YOU READ THE POST PROPERLY? I said "HYS RARELY take anyone with a GPA of less than a 3.2". You agreed with me, but called me "terribly misinformed"!

The OP has the best shot at T14 (minus HYS). I also said that IF HYS were to make an exception, the OP would be the type of student they would make an exception for.

How did you do on the reading comprehension section of the LSAT?

Secondly, you are flat out wrong. As for your prediction? Tell that to my friend at Penn (white, 3.8/158, 3L signed offer w/Paul Weiss, Rivkind, Wharton and Garrison), or my 1L friend at Duke (White 2.9/170), or my friend at Georgetown (White, 3.9/145, 3L signed offer w/Cravath, Swaine and Moore).

Just the fact that I KNOW several people who have done it, and they are white, should tell you how prevalent it is. Only 3% of the population scores above 170. It's rare. Every school will at least give this person a look. And, she has a masters degree, which, contrary to what you say, does help. If the OP is close to admission, the graduate degree will make a difference, let's put it like that.

These schools take people with those stats every year, and they come from all backgrounds. In fact, everyone knows that your LSAT score gets more weight at the top schools (about 60-40). Through both numerical and documented evidence, I have already proved that schools can and do pick most of their students from a pool of applicants that mostly have one or the other; these numbers are rarely balanced for any applicants, and for a considerable number, they are completely out of balance. Relatively few applicants have both a stellar LSAT AND a stellar GPA, and it is a well-kept secret that schools will take one or the other. They are still able to maintain their 25%/75% and medians that way.

See my post on "Any MFA's Out There?", and you'll get some evidence. Many of these people who all walk around top schools saying they have 3.7+ and 170+ are straight-up lying.

That reminds me, I was supposed to walk people through the "Vector" to show them how admissions departments arrange the numbers. You obviously wouldn't know anything about that, because you think a 2.8/172 w/ good softs is doomed to low-1st tierdom. 

it's not worth my time to read the entirety of your post.  i'm just going to repeat, for the record, that you are either an idiot or a liar, though i suspect you are actually both.

true and true

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What would be wise uses of my time as a 0L during the Spring and Summer before my 1L year begins? I'm currently employed as a librarian (times are hard  :D ) and was just curious as to how I should prepare for beginning law school. Thanks

Get bombed everyday on the beach!!!!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Getting into T14 w/ low gpa
« on: January 21, 2009, 08:21:17 PM »
You have no worries...a masters degree and a stellar LSAT, with your background is enough to get you into any school. Your Poli-sci major is solid. Yale, Stanford and Berkeley rarely take anyone with below a 3.2 GPA, but you are the exact type of student who might be an exception. Hype up those soft factors...and if you can, take two or three extra courses (hard, upper-level ones like statistics, micro-econ, classics, psychology, English, calculus, etc, get A's, and send them in over the summer with an additional essay if you get waitlisted.

I would not listen to any of this advice and if anything do the exact opposite

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I think it was a bit closer to the orientation before our schedules popped up.

The orientation is business casual - and there will be more than a few of your classmates in suits.

NOOOOOOOOOOO, Why god why?  I just want to wear shorts and a tshirt what is the world coming to?

Also what is the pin used for, I feel like an idiot for asking.

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Man do we really have to dress business casual to all of the orientaton stuff

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how much do first semesters books usually run, I just went by loyolas bookstore and the law books were out of this world expensive.

Depends on your teachers, but...

First semester = $1000 at the bookstore or $750 off the net
Second semester = $700 at the bookstare or $550 off the net

Damn that is what I priced it at I was hoping that was high, that is ridiculous, that is highway robbery, also how do people afford books before school without the loan money in yet, not too many people have a thousand dollars laying around after all the other stuff that has to be payed for.

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