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Choosing the Right Law School / Investigating a school's rep?
« on: March 26, 2007, 07:02:08 PM »
I have some decisions to make within the next two weeks, have sent some deposits, but because I'm currently overseas I can't make it to ASW/ASD. Since I'd only be ecstatically shocked if I got into my reach schools, I'm probably attending a T3 or T4 school.

I know some T3/T4s have better reps than others, but I'd rather not hear it from an admissions officer or student trying to sell me on the school. I have already researched NALP, but that just tells me where firms have gone for recruiting fairs and OCI.

So my question to the board is - do you think it would be appropriate to contact firms in the area and guage their response to the school's reputation and career prospects? Would it get back to the schools that a prospective student is checking up on them?

Financial Aid / US Citizen but not a state resident???
« on: March 08, 2007, 05:08:04 PM »
I'm confused and would really appreciate some help.

Situation: I currently work overseas and have for 2.5 years. My previous residence was my mother's house in OH, and for UG purposes I always had to claim OH residency and pay out-of-state tuition in NC. NOW, applying to law school in OH, they claim that I'm not a resident because I haven't lived in OH for 12 months prior to the term which I'm applying.

So when I fill out financial aid forms, what residency should I put? I can't put international/alien and still put US citizen, so what should I do ???

Incoming 1Ls / International Law?
« on: February 27, 2007, 10:28:39 PM »
I know we're only 0Ls, but I was wondering everyone's opinion on this...

I currently live overseas and have always had an interest in international law - business, human rights, trade, etc.

However, I'm not fluent in any languages and I wonder if that will hinder my aspirations in the future (provided they don't change). Maybe I'm the only one considering this, but I'd like to know if anyone else knows the importance of being multilingual in this chosen field.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Howard WL - Need Advice
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:27:57 PM »
I'm actually pleasantly surprised to be given such consideration - I thought they might ding me, but now that Howard has extended a glimmer of hope I'm hoping to persuade (i.e. beg, plead, conjole, *insert colorful adjective here*) them further.

The WL email said not to contact them by phone or email until after April 20th, which I assume is the first deposit deadline. However, I may have another LOR coming from a professor and former lawyer and Howard didn't have the "Why Us" essay option, so should I send a continued interest letter now or craft it well and hold it until April 19th, 11:59:59pm?

Any advice?

Law School Admissions / Widener online app
« on: December 24, 2006, 06:09:21 PM »
I submitted online (FREE) but it didn't allow attachments. Has this happened to anyone else? My friend just graduated from there and encouraged me to send additional documents (cover letter, resume, etc) but a) they don't ask for that and, b) it's after they've already ordered my report.

What to do?

I'd appreciate any feedback you'd be willing to give!

Anyone up for taking a look at it?

Corbabe's thread last year really helped out a lot of posters, so I thought I'd continue it for this cycle.

So, for those of us that aren't auto-admits (or just don't think we are), here's a thread of advice, encouragement, and hopefully many ACCEPTANCE reports!!!

Good luck and be blessed  :)

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Tony Blair's Comment - CNN
« on: October 17, 2006, 11:29:34 PM »
I just want to know if I'm teh onyl one that finds his statements offensive, if not just plain ignorant.

"People want to know that the Muslim community in particular but actually all minority communities have got the blanace right between integration and multiculturalism."

My response: WTF? So it's the responsibility of a minority group to make the majority feel at ease with their mere PRESENCE?

Anyone else's thoughts?

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / PS Books?
« on: October 09, 2006, 08:24:47 PM »
When I went through the app cycle years ago, some of my peers had books about the "best PS" or "effective PS" - ones that get you in and blah blah blah.

Though I'm clearly pessimistic, I want to know if anyone has used them and found them at all helpful.

Right now I have ideas but I'm not sure which of the our to go with, and I've been out of school long enough to have forgotten exactly how to write an effective, persuasive (should it be persuasuve?) essay.

Any advice or suggested reading material would be appreciated! :)

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