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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Jetta Jetbooks: Student Opinions
« on: March 31, 2008, 09:49:54 PM »
I'm thinking of buying Jetta's Jetbook D150S. The thing is, I don't know much about the company, nor have I heard much input. Does anyone have any experience with Jetta? I'm willing to listen to hearsay.

The only real downside I've seen with this model is weight (6.38 pounds). However, I'm not too worried about it; I don't understand how an extra three pounds can be that detrimental in the scheme of things, at least for a normal-sized male.

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I will be attending law school next fall, and at this point I am very interested in health law. Instead of merely focusing on school rankings when choosing my law school, I also want to take into account the comparative strengths of health law programs. It's been very difficult for me to compare the health programs of t14 schools, however. I have a few questions related to this.

1. Can anyone explain why the t14 schools rank poorly in health law according to USNWR? According to the USNWR rankings, not a single t14 school placed in the top 10 health law programs. In clinical training, 5 did. In IP, 4 did. In international law, 8 did. In short, only the health law top 10 list lacked t14 schools. This vexes me.

2. Is health law considered a division of corporate law?

3. Has health law been established as a recognized division of law in the legal world, such as tax law, or is it still struggling to gain acceptance as such?

4. Are any of the t14 schools noted in alternate rankings for their excellent health law clinics, course offerings, faculty, etc.? I realize this is a difficult question to answer and shifts much of the burden to others, but I am hoping to at least generate some leads.

I have heard that Columbia is planning to begin a pilot health law program in 2008 (or that it was begun in 2007). This is somewhat troubling, though. I'd rather join a school that has an established health law program; the thought of stumbling through a nascent program is not pleasant. What do others think?

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Law School Applications / Letter of Intent
« on: December 24, 2007, 09:00:24 PM »
Is it unorthodox to include a letter of intent as a sort of addendum in an application? For example, say I apply to Yale, Harvard, and Virginia, but include a letter of intent in my Yale application. Is this a recommended/judicious addition, if one has a number one choice?

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Law School Applications / LSAT Addendum: Yes or No?
« on: December 23, 2007, 08:45:15 PM »
I was absent during one LSAT date and cancelled the next two after taking the tests. My fourth LSAT registration resulted in a 175.

Should I write an addendum? I really need to get my applications in, but I'm unsure whether it'd be good/bad to include an explanation (part of the problem being that the explanation ultimately boils down to nervousness and lack of confidence in performance).

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Studying for the LSAT / N/T
« on: December 23, 2007, 08:40:13 PM »
Ignore; posted in wrong forum.

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Law School Applications / The Yale 250
« on: December 21, 2007, 02:47:30 PM »
What's a suggested approach? Should one choose a topic that highlights a strength, or should it be unrelated? I know Yale leaves it open-ended, but I've been brainstorming and drawing blanks.

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Law School Applications / Unexpected LSAT & Ensuing Chaos
« on: December 20, 2007, 07:22:03 PM »
My applications were mostly set. I was expecting a 165. I planned on accepting at a lower tier 1 or high tier 2 with a good scholarship. I scored a 175 on the December test, though, and the formula has changed. At this point I am unsure of what to do. I have very little guidance. My undergrad. institution advisers don't even answer my e-mails. Are there reputable consultants who can help guide me? Any help is appreciated.

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Recommendations / School-specific LOR Forms
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:39:20 PM »
Must I have my recommenders fill out school-specific LOR forms, or will my LSAC LORs suffice? For instance, Cornell has a specific form for LORs, but I can't believe the hassle in having to print these out and have my recommenders do even more work after they've already written recommendations for me.

I realize that calling each school individually is probably the safest route, but my work schedule is a beast and makes fitting that in difficult. Does anyone know of schools that definitively require their own recommendation forms to be filled out?

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Studying for the LSAT / 174 on October 2003 Test
« on: September 26, 2007, 04:37:52 PM »
I think I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I'm out until the test is over. I wish everyone taking the September test luck.

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Studying for the LSAT / N/T
« on: September 26, 2007, 04:36:52 PM »
Double post, cannot delete.

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