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General Off-Topic Board / Will you keep posting?
« on: May 16, 2007, 06:13:15 PM »
So here's a question. There are many people here who lurked on the site for months or years before actually joining and starting to post (like me); there are many people who have posted actively for several years; and there are some, like Johnny, that treat posting on this forum as a full-time job.

What's going to happen come August? I understand, of course, that not everyone posting here is starting law school in fall, but that certainly does seem to be a substantial share of the more active posters. I'm just curious what you guys plan to do once classes begin. Will you continue to post under your old user name or start fresh? Are you going to slow it down, or stop posting altogether?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Penn reception in SF on 4/11
« on: April 11, 2007, 12:37:16 PM »
Highly unlikely, but is anyone going to the Penn admitted students reception tonight in San Francisco?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Penn ASW?
« on: March 15, 2007, 03:08:47 AM »
Is anyone going to the Penn ASW next weekend? I'd really like to go and check it out, but really don't have the cash for it - any point in writing to Penn to see if they'll be nice and give me a travel stipend?

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General Off-Topic Board / China and the U.S. stock market
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:46:21 PM »
I'm surprised there's not already a thread on this from yesterday. I know that we are all (well, most of us) poor college or just out of college students, but did anyone else get burned by the stock market drop yesterday? I am at least relieved that I decided against putting money into an emerging markets index fund, like I had originally thought I would. Share your tales of investment woe.

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Law School Applications / UCLA fee waiver
« on: January 14, 2007, 07:10:20 PM »
I got an e-mail from UCLA asking me to apply and offering a fee waiver. That's all well and good, but to do that, they ask me to send a copy of that e-mail to the admissions office. Does that mean that if I want to get the waiver, I can't apply through LSAC, but rather have to send UCLA an actual paper application along with a copy of their fee waiver e-mail?

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Personal Statement / PS formatting question
« on: January 14, 2007, 07:04:37 PM »
My PS, prepared for Boalt and UCLA, is 3 pages double-spaced, font size 12, 1.25 left/right page margins. I've cut out about 1/2 to 3/4 of a page trying to get it down to the 2-page limit that most schools have, and there's just ain't nothing more to cut.

So here's my question: if I change the font size to 11 and drop the left/right margins to 1.0 instead of 1.25, everything works out beautifully - I have under two pages, double-spaced, with a couple of extra lines left over. Is this kind of formatting acceptable, or do I need to stick to the standard 12-font, double-space, 1.5 margins format?

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Where should I go next fall? / Admissions consultants recommendations
« on: December 24, 2006, 07:23:28 PM »
I need to get moving with the applications, and I am curious if people can share their experiences with admission consultants.

I probably only need 2-3 hours with an admissions consultant to review my list of schools and get some feedback on my PS, but I really don't know who's good and who's not. I'd really appreciate it if other members could either reply here or just PM me with some first-hand experiences of using admissions consultants, so that I could get a sense of whether this is something I need, and who the good people are. Thanks in advance.

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