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General Board / Etiquette of Declining an Offer
« on: September 22, 2008, 12:42:41 AM »
Hi all,
I have to decline an offer from the firm that I summered with, but I want to do it in the most tactful way possible so as not to burn my bridges or hurt the chances of future applicants from my school.  So, how should I go about it?  Phone, email,  or both?  Should I talk to the recruiter, the partner I worked with the most, or the partner who gave me the offer, or all three?  Any advice would be appreciated.

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General Board / Engineers in Law School
« on: December 22, 2005, 09:20:37 AM »
I was hoping to get some thoughts and reflections on the law school experience from people who did their undergrad in an engineering major.

Everyone on this board and elsewhere talks about how insanely difficult law school is, how it's nothing like anything you could experience in undergrad in terms of intensity, and how there is really no time to do anything else so you might as well forget about having a social life, a hobby, or even a relationship. Well as someone who worked my ass off in undergrad as an Electrical Engineering major at a decent school, I like to think that I'm used to the intense and rigourous academic requirements that would be expected of me in law school. I can say I'm used to spending a lot of 12 hour days at school working on homework assignments, projects, labs; pulling all-nighters during finals and living on little more than mountain dew and taco bell for weeks. I've been through periods where it felt like the only thing I did was study or work on lab projects. As for reading dense abstract texts, I can't imagine anything worse than reading about discrete-time signal processing, mixed signal electronics, or semiconductor physics. Am I right to think that? I mean, is the intensity of the work you have to do in law school comparable to what you had to do to get high grades in a competitive undergrad engineering program? Or am I just being tragically naive and have no idea what I'm getting myself into?

That's what's mostly on my mind, but I'd love to hear any other thoughts about the law school experience from the perspective of former engineering majors.

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Ok. So I told them I'm still interested, and that they're my first choice school, and updated them on my recent "activities" and updated my resume. A month later I want to follow up on that letter. What do I write? Surely not simply a rephrasing the previous letter? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Wait List / BC Waitlist and Continued Interest
« on: May 06, 2006, 10:49:41 PM »
Their website has been absolutely unhelpful with this. Would it be better to indicate continued interest to them via email or snailmail?

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Law School Applications / Help! Letter of Continued Interest
« on: May 06, 2006, 08:21:43 AM »
Would any of you folks be so kind as to review my letter?

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Law School Applications / Uh you guys ... How do I know my LSAC GPA?
« on: December 12, 2005, 01:15:51 AM »
My Academic Summary Report has been up there on their website for some time now, and I think all the schools I applied to have received it. I looked at it and haven't found any "special" GPA, just a "cummulative" one that combines my GPA's from the two undergrad schools I went to.

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Law School Applications / URM
« on: December 06, 2005, 02:18:32 AM »
Although I'm a US citizen and got my UG degree from a US school (Boulder), I'm a native of Saudi Arabia and lived most of my life there. Does that make me a URM in anyway? Are you supposed to specifically state that you're a member of an URM on your applications, or do they just infer that from the information you give them?

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