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Where should I go next fall? / Vandy visit questions
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:04:10 PM »
Since I'm not getting much love over in the waitlist section, I will copy my question here: I received my "you are on our waitlist" letter from Vanderbilt a few days ago, and in it they invite me to submit any new or updated information.  Since submitting my application to them, my husband and I have started a home-based business.  It's been pretty successful so far, but I'm having a hard time deciding if I should let them know about this or not.  The business, in short, involves selling some very technical modules that I really don't fully understand, and basically I am solely the shipping/bookkeeping department.  I'm also in charge of doing the taxes for the business, which I must say has been interesting.  I am finding it difficult to twist this to relate to law school, and I'm wondering if I should write them a letter telling them about it since I can't really relate it to going to law school.  I am pretty sure I do not want to go into tax law.  On the other hand, I could just send them my yes I'm still interested letter by itself.  I'm also trying to plan a visit, and from what I've heard so far that is the best way to get an edge in the waitlist game.  Any thoughts?

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Wait List / Vandy waitlist - should I supply additional information?
« on: February 02, 2009, 08:49:00 PM »
So I received my "you are on our waitlist" letter from Vanderbilt a few days ago, and in it they invite me to submit any new or updated information.  Since submitting my application to them, my husband and I have started a home-based business.  It's been pretty successful so far, but I'm having a hard time deciding if I should let them know about this or not.  The business, in short, involves selling some very technical modules that I really don't fully understand, and basically I am simply the shipping/bookkeeping department.  I'm also in charge of doing the taxes for the business, which I must say has been interesting.  I am finding it difficult to twist this to relate to law school, and I'm wondering if I should write them a letter telling them about it since I can't really relate it to going to law school.  On the other hand, I could just send them my yes I'm still interested letter by itself.  Any thoughts?

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Where should I go next fall? / Same undergrad and law school?
« on: December 21, 2008, 09:56:25 PM »
I'm sure this question has been asked several times on this forum before - but I'm being lazy and asking it for myself.  Feel free to point me in the direction of any previous posts...   How terrible is it to get your undergraduate and law degrees from the same institution?  I graduated from the University of Florida, and was accepted to the law school as well.  I have also been accepted to much better schools (Iowa for example)and hope to be accepted to several other higher-ranked schools, but staying here in Gainesville and going to UF would save me, I believe the correct term would be, "oodles" of money, not to mention all the stresses of moving, etc.  However, I don't want to limit myself in terms of job prospects by getting my degree from the same school, not to mention a lower-ranked school.  Does the higher rank and different school outweigh the amount of money I would save?

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Law School Applications / Resume
« on: July 23, 2008, 08:31:23 PM »
I have a lot of different jobs that I worked while in college (5), and I'm wondering how many of them I should put on my resume to include with my applications. One of the jobs is my current one, and I have been working there since June 2006 (bank teller manager).  The others include: 1. a clothing store from Nov. '05 - June '06, 2. Subway from Aug '03 - May '04 and from April '05 - Oct. '05 (yes I worked there at two different times), 3. A restaurant from Aug. '04 - Dec. '04, and 4. I was a tennis instructor at a country club only during the summers from June '02 - Aug. '04.  I actually do have more jobs, but they are definitely not worth listing.  In addition, I worked in a psychology laboratory from Sept. '05 until May '07. I started college in '03 and graduated in '07.  Sorry if that was too much information, I just want you to understand that the jobs I have to list are not great, and have nothing to do with law.  Should I list all of them to show that I did work during my entire undergraduate career, or should I simply list the last three jobs?  I'm not sure if it's better to make sure they know I always worked while I was in school, even if the jobs were not so glamorous, or to make my resume nice and neat, and only highlight the last few jobs and my volunteer work in the psych lab.  Also, I really don't have many extracurriculars, I played for the univ. tennis club all four years, and was in a national honor fraternity.  Not sure if I should list these either since they will be on the application.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Law School Applications / Fall 2009 Applications?
« on: May 31, 2008, 11:18:17 PM »
Can anyone give me a hint as to when the Fall 2009 applications will be made available on LSAC?

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I am planning to apply to law schools for the Fall 2009 class, and I'd like some other opinions on a thought of mine.  I have a 3.78 GPA and I got a 162 on the LSAT - both are okay, but not outstanding.  I have gotten many emails and pamphlets about how I may qualify for scholarships at less prestigious schools, as I'm sure everyone on here has.  I have been wondering if it may be worth it to take a scholarship at at worse school for my first year if I don't get into a great school outright, do very well, and then attempt to transfer to a better school for the next two years.  This would save me a lot of money, but I'm not sure if this would at all help me to get into a better school in the end.  Has anybody tried this at all or have any thoughts on the idea? 

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