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169, 3.74

I got an email from Harvard encouraging me to apply, but I'm not sure why exactly.  Both of my numbers are below their averages and I'm a white male.  Is there even a blind shot in the dark chance?

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Law School Applications / Errors in sent applications
« on: October 30, 2008, 01:39:24 AM »
I can't seem to submit an application without reopening it and finding some small error.  It's usually just one small error per application and is not a typo.  It's in the actual application, where you have to fill in the fields.  For example, on my most recent one, I put "1004" instead of "2004" regarding when my mom graduated with her PhD, lol.

I know the obvious answer is to proofread better, but that doesn't help me much now because I've already sent them off.  When I find these small errors, I normally write an email clarifying it. 

Anyone know how much this might affect the admissions process?

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Law School Applications / Insight into Boalt's admission process
« on: October 29, 2008, 01:52:24 PM »
I was looking at Chiashu and LSN and most schools seemingly follow rather predictable patterns.  For example, people applying to Duke with similar numbers will most likely both be accepted (if the numbers are high enough).  Seemed to me like there are clear, defined cut-offs of when someone has a great chance of being admitted and when someone doesn't.  But with Boalt, even with high LSAT numbers, seems like there are a TON of dings. 

Do they consider soft factors more than most schools?

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Law School Applications / CRS Fee Waiver?
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:54:25 PM »
What the hell is it?  I got a fee waiver to a school with the code CRS.  I didn't apply for a fee waiver or anything.

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I had this on the "where to apply board" but wasn't getting any hits.  I think this is a more active board.  Would appreciate any insight. 

169, 3.74 (2.5 years of engineering, then switched to polisci)

1.  Good personal statement I think
2.  Pretty good recs, three of them
3.  Congressional internship at a district office
4.  Intern for naval lawyer
5.  Worked throughout college
6.  Going to Southeast Asia to teach English for seven months before law school

My question is given the schools I've already applied to, should I apply to any more or am I nearing the end?  I'm a white middle class male

I've applied to:

Boston University, USC, UCLA, Boalt, Hastings, Uni of Washington, Fordham, and Loyola.

Think I have a shot at any of the T14?  Like say, should I apply to three of them and just see what happens?  Think I'll be seeing any money at the aforementioned schools?

Thanks for any help!

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Where should I go next fall? / Thoughts on where I should apply
« on: October 25, 2008, 09:37:02 AM »
169, 3.74 (2.5 years of chemical engineering, then switched to polisci)

1.  Good personal statement I think
2.  Pretty good recs, three of them
3.  Congressional internship at a district office
4.  Intern for naval lawyer
5.  Worked throughout college
6.  Going to Vietnam to teach English for seven months before law school

My question is given the schools I've already applied to, should I apply to any more or am I nearing the end?  I'm a white middle class male

I've applied to:

Boston University, USC, UCLA, Boalt, Hastings, Uni of Washington, Fordham, and Loyola.

Think I have a shot at any of the T14?  Like say, should I apply to three of them and just see what happens?

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Maybe even tonighT?

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Say, how many questions were there for the "scored" games section for the Oct test?

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Recommendations / What exactly is a "school-specific" letter?
« on: October 17, 2008, 05:31:46 PM »
I know what it technically is.  Stanford says it prefers "school specific" letters, but what exactly does this entail?  The two professors who wrote me letters didn't attend Stanford, so what could they meaningfully add to their letter that is specific to Stanford? 

Someone explain please.

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Where should I go next fall? / Can someone direct to a list of the tiers?
« on: October 17, 2008, 03:15:43 PM »
Trying to find out where the schools I'm interested in fall.  Where does the tier 1 end and tier two begin?

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