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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Law School Prep Course
« on: May 04, 2005, 06:49:12 PM »
I'm sure there have been other threads, but I havne't found any.  Has anyone signed up or taken a law school prep course?  does anyone know the names of companies in the bay area?   are these classes worth it, or just for students too scared to face the unknown?  thanks for any responses....just a little curious.

Mr. Raul

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Acceptances / Re: Boalt Hall Matching Funds
« on: March 18, 2005, 12:23:14 AM »
Are we there yet? you hit my predicament right on the head.  i know i'm an idiot for trashing all my letters, but i'll be damned if northwestern is the only school that isn't on boalt's list.....anyone have any ideas? 

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Acceptances / Boalt Hall Matching Funds
« on: March 17, 2005, 12:45:07 AM »
Boalt Hall apparently offers a merit based matching scholarship to students who received scholarships from any school on the following list:

Columbia University                         
Cornell University                             
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
New York University
Stanford University
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Yale University

That is every school in the top fourteen except for two - Boalt and Northwestern.  Why Boalt isn't on the list is self explanatory, but why is northwestern left off the list?  They are the only school that offered me an acceptance package upfront, I declined every other school before I was even offered financial aid packages bc i knew i wouldn't be going there no matter what the offer, and I wanted to free up spaces for people on the waitlist. Now i'm kicking myself for not having dragged it out a little longer.  Anyone know why northwestern is left off of this list?  Any ideas on what I should do?  Thanks for the help.

-Raul

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Even though there may be no distinctions between people in the bottom 60% of the class, distinctions certainly would remain between those who consistently receive a mark of "pass" as opposed to someone who consistently receives high honors.  I can see how the pass grade eliminates competition among those in the bottom sixty percent, but doesn't it become that much more difficult, and therefore competitive, to receive a high honors?  By all means I am hoping that the answer is no, but I just can't imgaine the environment being as relaxed as most people have seemed to suggest.  Any thoughts? 

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for people looking at boalt, i was hoping someone could answer a question for me.  people talk about how boalt doesn't have grades, but they have a pass/honors/high honors system. how does this differ from a c/b/a system in place in most schools where they rarely give grades below c?  i'm sure there is an answer to thsi bc it seems to be a big deal to everyone that yale and boalt don't give grades, but i can't figure it out.  thanks for your help.

Raul

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Acceptances / Re: Has anyone gotten a regular decision acceptance from USC?
« on: February 27, 2005, 04:05:08 AM »
i applied regular decision and got in more than a month ago, i don't remember my exact stats but check out my law school numbers profile if you're interested as to dates

-RAUL

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Acceptances / Re: In at Penn
« on: February 03, 2005, 08:55:27 PM »
Just got the email today, everything sent in november no idea when it was completed.  all my stats are below. 

quick question, i'm in australia and getting emails and acceptances to safety schools i no longer want to go to.  how can i let them know i don't plan on registering so that it will free up slots for other people? can i do this through email or do i have to wait till april or may when i get back and send in actual letters?  thanks for the info everybody.

-Sir Raul

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Acceptances / Re: first UCLA acceptance on LSN
« on: December 21, 2004, 10:30:52 AM »

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Acceptances / Re: anymore duke e-mails this tuesday (12/14) ?
« on: December 15, 2004, 01:36:25 PM »
I received the email yesterday around 1230 also.  I never got a complete email, just the acceptance.  Sent out everything by 11/16, gpa - 3.72, lsat 169 (163 and 175).  good luck everyone

-Mr. Raul

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Acceptances / Re: BOALT!!!
« on: December 02, 2004, 07:33:51 PM »
congrats to everyone who got in, just received my email today - things are looking good.  i was completed 11/30.  gpa - 3.72, lsat - 169 average (163 and 175).  i'm so freaking stoked right now, stanford and berkeley were my number one and two choices, so i couldn't really be any happier right now.  Good luck everyone!

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