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Where should I go next fall? / Northwestern without work experience?
« on: November 10, 2008, 11:10:11 AM »
So it seems NU really likes work experience. Just wondering if anyone thinks there is a chance for 3.3/170, ehhh softs, no work experience, small state school?

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Personal Statement / illness as a PS topic?
« on: November 06, 2008, 11:03:57 AM »
How is using an illness as a PS topic looked upon? I have yet to start it, but I feel it might set me apart slightly from the pack. I mainly want to focus on the positive side of it and how it made me change but I'm afraid it might read like the illness is what changed me, and not my ambition to change. I am in no way using this topic to address bad freshman grades, etc.

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Law School Applications / Too late to apply?
« on: October 29, 2008, 08:47:49 AM »
Like most of you, I myself am in the middle of applications, except mine are for graduate school, not law school. About two years ago I started thinking about law school, looking over a LSAT prep book, and decided I didn't want to do it. Now in my final year of undergrad I'm applying to masters programs and had this desire of going to law school come back. For the past few months I've tried to get it out of my head, but I finally ended up taking a practice test with Kaplan and with no studying or looking at a prep book in years scored a 158. I want to go to law school! I think with some studying I could bring up my score a bit higher.

My problem is that I feel I've put so much work into my grad school applications (seeking letters of rec, portfolio designing, etc) that I can't let that go either. I've given myself a deadline of Thanksgiving to wrap up my grad school applications, and then at that time if I still have a desire to try law school, I'll go for it. I'm just afraid by giving grad school my 100% commitment until Thanksgiving, I'll be giving law school half of that...and making admission into such program much more difficult.

So, finally, my questions.
The schools I've looked at (Rutgers, Chicago-Kent, Loyola Chicago) -- all have March/April deadlines. I planned to take the LSAT in February. Am I wasting my time and money in applying so late in the game? Is it worth it? Should I just see how I feel after my grad applications are out of my hair, and if I still feel law school is something I want I can wait until next year to apply so I can give it my all?

Sorry for a ramble, I just needed to talk/ask someone besides my boyfriend and sister.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Rate Chicago Law Schoools?
« on: October 26, 2008, 10:34:43 AM »
Every thread I've read about the Chicago law schools contains conflicting information. Someone says a Kent grad is better off than a Loyola grad while someone says a DePaul grad has a slight edge on a Loyola grad. Though we all know the 1 & 2 schools are nw and uofc..where do the rest of the schools fall? Mainly concerned with job prospects in Chicago after graduation.

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Studying for the LSAT / Best way to start studying?
« on: February 18, 2006, 07:07:46 PM »
Just open up the book? heh.  8)

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