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Law School Admissions / Quick cornell question...
« on: January 23, 2007, 07:31:48 AM »

If I applied a month ago, and am still not at complete, is it time to call and inquire or should I wait?  How quick are they from applied --> complete usually?  If its still too early to call, at one point is it appropriate?  I don't want to be hounding the admissions office if this is normal for Cornell, I know its a busy month for everyone...

I'm scared to hit "Final Submit"

How does this work exactly?  I assume they print out a paper the formatting of my PS going to come out weird?  After you click final submit, do you get to see what it all looks like to them?  Im all set to go on the online app, but I'm getting a little protective of my slightly too long PS' formatting...

Law School Admissions / ...
« on: November 01, 2006, 07:42:14 AM »

Law School Admissions / ...
« on: October 26, 2006, 02:57:01 PM »

So I noticed that GW wants the PS to be between 500-600 words, making mine about 500 words over.

Now they don't say anything about requiring that length...there is no 'no longer than 600 words,' rather they say 'please try to keep your ps in the range of 500-600 words'

Now I think I can cut mine down to 800ish, but 500-600 is going to be tough.  Is this going to be ok?  Anyone else who applied to GW this cycle or last, did you adhere to this limit?  Is telling myself that 800 is 'in the range of' 500-600 totally off?

Law School Admissions / Resume
« on: October 20, 2006, 11:58:36 AM »
Is there a consensus on applications that provide just a line or two for jobs/extra curriculars, and allow you to attach a resume?  Can I just put 'see resume,' or do I have to begin the activities/jobs on that one line and attach my resume as well?

I'm looking specifically at BC's app right now, but I know a few of them have this.

Law School Admissions / Optional Info
« on: October 19, 2006, 10:46:39 AM »

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Headers
« on: October 19, 2006, 08:50:15 AM »
What did you guys put in your header for your PS etc.?

Lsac #, SSN, name?  Anna Ivey says name & SSN, but I've heard LSAC # is good too...but now we're getting crowded.


So I have 2 LORs in.  I believe they are both pretty good (don't we all), but one is from a TA and the other from my current boss.  I'm waiting on the 3rd from a professor I had, and the reminder emails have gone out and the deadlines have passed etc. etc...and I'm just trying to worst case scenario it, as I'm about 50/50 on whether or not this thing is going to ever get in, and if it does get in, I dont think it will be in a timely manner.  There is nobody else I can ask.

Is it better for me to send my apps in later than I'd like but have all the recs in, or is it better to send my apps in now with only 2 in?  I would just send the 2 but since neither is a professor, I am unsure of what to do.  My worst case scenario is that I wait for the 3rd, it never comes, and now I'm sending my apps in late and minus a prof. rec.

Anyone have any advice?


I know this has been addressed before, but I was just looking for a little more input on sending reminder emails before the deadline given to recommenders. Is this a very common thing to do?  Is it looked upon as a nice gesture or as pestering, especially before the deadline has arrived?

I gave my recommenders a deadline of Oct 1, in order to meet some early admissions deadlines and just get things going.  Should I send a reminder email now, or wait until the Oct 1 deadline has arrived?  I guess I feel like (though not compared to a lot of LSDers) it's still pretty early in the cycle so maybe a reminder isn't warranted yet?

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