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Acceptances / Scholarships for Early Decision
« on: March 04, 2007, 10:59:26 PM »
If you apply for early decision at a school and pay the seat deposit, can you still get a scholarship after? Or are scholarships largely meant to attract those who haven't committed?

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What are your thoughts on this? Is it the underlying concern for the social cause that counts, or do you need to by physically black, not only to understand the situation fully, but to represent it as a leader in a Black Students Association?

I, myself am not black, but actively involved with the black students association, but not on exec. However, I have a friend who is white (and listens to a lot of rap music- unbelievably stereotypical, I know) and made exec at at his school's black students' assication (no one else ran). No one hated him because he got the job done, but it was really just a job, and he didn't have so much invested in it.

Wanting to hear your thoughts and opinions.

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Law School Applications / Do final marks count?
« on: March 30, 2006, 11:04:53 PM »
Hi everyone,

Wondering, do final marks count? I know post-acceptance you need to send in a final transcript to prove you've graduated, but does this have any bearing on your final admission and scholarships and such? I mean, if your marks drop (but you don't fail), can you still go? If your marks go up, will you be reconsidered for scholarships?

TIA.

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I am wondering, it is typical to have two differnt deadlines? For instance, the deadline for Emory is reported as today, but on LSAC is shows up as the 15th. Just wondering if this is correct, and if this is common.

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Where should I go next fall? / School reputations - help me out here!
« on: February 09, 2006, 08:27:56 PM »
Hi everyone,

Wondering if you can help me decide on schools for next year. Wondering what the reputations are for the following schools and their respective cities in a few words. Basically I'd like to know, is the law school known for general overall legal education, a particular specialty, uptight students, etc, and is the city known for being a sleepy college town, or really diverse and exciting.

- U Michigan, Ann Arbour
- American, DC
- Vanderbilt, Nashville
- George Washington, DC
- Washington, St Louis
- Emory, ATL
- Rutgers, Camden
- Case Western, Cleveland
- George Mason, Arlington

Thanks a ton everyone!!

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Law School Applications / Does Feb. LSAT slow down app?
« on: February 06, 2006, 10:57:27 AM »
Wondering, if you write the Feb. LSAT, do they automatically pend your file until they receive that score? Or do they go by what they have at the time?

Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Cancelling Score
« on: February 04, 2006, 03:46:40 PM »
Hi everyone,

Soooo, now that that's over... what are your thoughts on cancelling scores? Go with a gut feeling, or wait it out and see what happens? I already applied to law schools, so I"m really debating right now. I wrote the Dec, and thought I totally bombed it, but got a 157. Right now I feel about the same as I do last time, except everyone seems to be saying the LG were easy, and I only did two questions of the four. To cancel or not to cancel?

I hope everyone else did great! Go out and relax tonight :)

- JC

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Oh Canada! / Acceptances/Rejections?
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:47:43 PM »
Hi everyone,

Anyhow know when regular acceptances/rejections start coming out? I haven't heard of any, but I have one friend that got in at UofT already, and another who got in at UWO.

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Law School Applications / Clueless --> Where to apply?
« on: February 01, 2006, 01:46:31 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'll admit I'm rather clueless to this whole process being from Canada and really only knowing rankings based on US News. My family is moving to the US so I thought at the last minute that I should apply to some US law schools as well, though not necessarily where my parents will be living since I don't plan on living at home anyhow. With a 157 LSAT and 3.35 GPA, what is reasonable to apply to? I have lots of extra-curriculars/leadership/job experience and happen to be from two visible minorities, which I was told could work for or against me. I'll be paying international fees regardless, so money isn't the issue. Is a top 20 school possible?

Thanks for your advice!

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