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Looking for a female roomate to share a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in a quiet area of Davis that is close to campus. Must be respectful, clean, and studious. Please PM if you are interested. :)

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Where should I go next fall? / GW degree portability
« on: April 15, 2008, 11:18:15 PM »
I'm considering GWU because of the great law opportunities in DC. That said, I know that I want to practice law in California upon graduation. Does anybody know how well the degree carries to California? Or am I better off going to lower-ranking CA schools and saving my money?

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Personal Statement / Personal Statement trend
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:57:05 AM »
So I've been reading books like Ivey and surfing the forums for examples of really "stellar" personal statements. But most of these examples are from people with really interesting life stories and/or work experience. I, on the other hand, did not grow up poor or in a rural town, and I don't have any family drama like addict parents, etc.

What are the normal people writing about?

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Recommendations / LOR strategy
« on: July 15, 2007, 02:11:41 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm just starting this whole applications process and have a few questions about rec letters.

I already have 2 professors who have agreed to write me letters. Although these 2 will be my primary letters, I also have an employer at a law firm who has agreed to write me a letter. I don't expect this letter to be as strong as the others, as I have only worked for this firm for about 6 months so far and I know the employer uses a template letter.

1. I plan to use this employer's letter as a supplemental letter in case I am waitlisted. Is this a good idea, or should I just submit all 3 letters at once?

2. If I do wait until I get waitlisted to submit a third letter, should the letter from my employer be revised? By the time the cycle is in full swing, I will have worked for the firm for a longer period of time, taken on more responsibilities, and maybe the fact that I'm waitlisted will encourage my employer to write a stronger, more persuasive letter?

3. If I do wait until I get waitlisted to submit a third letter, am I telling the writer to send it directly to the law school or do I have to go through LSDAS?


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Law School Applications / Anyone know USC's policy for multiple LSATs?
« on: January 07, 2007, 07:47:56 PM »
Do they take the average of 2 scores, the higher score, or "emphasis on the higher"?

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Studying for the LSAT / Should I retake? 4-5 points lower than PT
« on: December 25, 2006, 01:51:19 AM »
With a 160 / 3.9 I'm pretty sure my current LSAT score takes me out of the running for UCLA/USC
From what I hear, 4-5 points lower on the real LSAT is pretty standard... Does this mean I probably shouldn't retake?

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Where should I go next fall? / California schools
« on: December 22, 2006, 10:17:20 AM »
If I am planning on working in southern California, is it better to go to Loyola because of the location or UC Davis because of the ranking? I figure since I'm competing with USC/UCLA grads for a part of the market I should have a school with a high rank, but then again there are probably more helpful Loyola alums in LA.....

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