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Incoming 1Ls / University of Houston: Class of 2011
« on: March 31, 2008, 12:32:23 PM »
Who is going to be there?

Financial Aid / FAFSA Questions
« on: January 01, 2008, 07:12:13 PM »
I didn't fill out a FAFSA for undergrad, so this is a totally new thing for me.. just a couple questions:

"Money received, or paid on your behalf (e.g., bills), not reported elsewhere on this form"

Does this include tuition my parents paid? Do I need to declare the money my parents gave me for rent?

For school codes
I don't know which schools I've been admitted to yet, so should I just list every school I applied to regardless of my status?
There are only 10 spots on the FAFSA, is there anyway to add another 5 schools somehow?

Independent status
So, does everyone applying for law school apply as an independent on their FAFSA? One of the prereqs for independent status is entering graduate school in 2008, so wouldn't everyone get that?

Thanks for any help!

Law School Admissions / University of Houston
« on: December 12, 2007, 06:12:57 PM »
LSN shows decisions going out for UH as early as November 15th and 16th last year.
Anyone know what's holding up decisions this year?

Law School Admissions / University of Houston
« on: November 26, 2007, 12:03:24 AM »
Has anyone heard from the University of Houston?
LSNs from last year show that some decisions were sent out mid to late November.

Law School Admissions / Washington U in St Louis Report
« on: November 20, 2007, 08:15:18 AM »
I submitted my application for WashU Nov 1st, and they haven't requested my report.
Is anyone experiencing the same situation with this school?

Studying for the LSAT / How to cancel LSAT?
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:12:57 PM »
How do I cancel my registration for the December LSAT?
I've been messing with the LSAC site, but I just can't seem to find anything.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Report on the UT Forum
« on: October 31, 2007, 06:23:08 PM »
So, today UT held their law school forum. I know some people ask about the value of attending one of these, so I'd thought I'd write up a little report.

A little over 100 schools were represented, from Cooley to Stanford. I heard some people talking about how disappointed they were that Georgetown wasn't there.  From the T14 NYU, Columbia, Michigan, Stanford, Berkley, UVA, Cornell, Duke, UPenn, and UCLA were all present. I spoke with representatives at BC, WashU, UNC, Fordham, UH, UT, and Vanderbilt.

The BC Rep gave me the best answers to my questions (which were fairly standard questions about graduating early and the optional diversity statement), though all of the Reps were very professional and friendly. By the way, until today, the BC website had a typo on it.  Their website listed their median LSAT as a 162, but the handout they were giving out listed it as a 164. I informed the Rep and called the school, and they corrected the error sometime this afternoon.

The thing about law forums is: with all the information on the internet, almost every question you could possibly ask, the answer is probably online. The Reps know you're there to make an impression and get in their heads, but honestly, asking a school where they're located is really not the impression you want to make.

I didn't get a lot out of the forum. If you've done any amount of research, you'll have most of your questions answered. Any additional questions could be fielded by the admission office. The only real value I see in a forum is making that lasting impression that makes the Rep remember you later in the process. Unfortunately, I don't know how feasible it is to accomplish that when there are hundreds of students milling about for hours on end.

Would anyone be willing to read it?
Thank you!

Law School Admissions / Confused about how URM works
« on: October 16, 2007, 09:57:42 AM »
Forgive me if there's already a good thread on this subject.

What constitutes an Under-represented Minority?

It is about race? country of origin? ethnicity? nationality?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Trip to NYC, Boston, and DC
« on: October 11, 2007, 06:18:06 AM »
I'm doing a trip to Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. to visit schools in late November.

It's a 9-day trip split evenly between the three cities.

I've done a lot of research, but I was hoping to get the advice of the locals or people who are more familiar with the areas than I am.

Can anyone suggest sites to see, places to eat, and things to do while I'm there?
Thanks  :)

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