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Incoming 1Ls / Future Northwestern 1Ls
« on: April 15, 2005, 02:07:32 PM »
Pick me!!  Anyone else?

Choosing the Right Law School / new rankings
« on: March 26, 2005, 02:33:52 PM »
have you all completely missed the news on xoxo.. or am i missing the posting about it here?

Choosing the Right Law School / anyone tried $$$ negotiation?
« on: February 04, 2005, 10:17:17 AM »
I was offered 45k at NU and would love to show this to GULC as a way to push them to offer me something similar.  Anyone tried this yet?  Any advice?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / In @ Columbia
« on: February 02, 2005, 05:34:03 PM »
I am in total shock, was not expecting it at all!!!!  I am soooo confused.   ???

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / $$$ at GWU
« on: January 30, 2005, 10:47:39 AM »
While I was in DC for the GULC open house, I got a Presidential merit Scholar offer from GW... 15K a year.  Made me very excited, but guess we'll have to see how everything else pans out.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Chicago Hold
« on: January 24, 2005, 02:21:33 PM »
Held at Chicago-

Given the option to do an interview, or write an essay.  Wonder what my chances of being accepted would be if I did an interview.  I hate to just waste my time and money by doing an interview...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / BC
« on: January 05, 2005, 11:50:07 AM »
In at BC; called after not receiving a decision letter.  I was told it was sent back to them, but they gave me the decision.

Choosing the Right Law School / lawyers impressions of schools...
« on: January 02, 2005, 09:16:32 AM »
I was talking to my friend's dad the other day- he is a lawyer at a firm in Louisville, where I am from.  I was discussion my law school options to get his opinion- I eventually want to end up back in Kentucky, several years after I graduate.  He pushed UVA and Mich, if I'm accepted at Mich.  Unfortunately, because of my husband, I don't think either of those will really work.  He said Northwestern would be a great choice, but said that he would choose GWU over GULC.  So, I did some research for firms in Lousville, Lexington and Cincy to discover that several of these firms have OCI at GWU and UVA, but not at GULC.  Why is this??

General Off-Topic Board / presentation topic
« on: November 23, 2004, 04:09:38 PM »
Okay, so I put in an application to teach for Kaplan on a whim... and they have given me a "teacher audition".  I need help thinking of a topic!  Here is the description:

What topic should I choose?
Select a topic with some substance, and one that interests you:
. Do not choose a test-preparation subject.
. Do not choose a topic that focuses on physical demonstration, such as origami, knitting, or juggling.
. A board will be available, and effective boardwork is a plus.
. Imagine that you are presenting to students, not to peers.
Examples of successful audition topics in the past include "How to Interpret the Label on a Bottle of Red Wine,"
"How to Find an Apartment," and "How Parachutes Work." Note that they have in common a "how to" focus and the
potential for fun. In the end we are less interested in your topic than in your handling of it. We seek to measure each
auditioner's skillfulness in presenting, as well as your interaction with the group (teachers) or ability to communicate
one-on-one (tutors).

I was thinking about maybe How to choose the right dog of breed.  Is that lame?  Any other good ideas?

Law School Admissions / Just finished my Northwestern Interview!
« on: November 23, 2004, 09:59:18 AM »
I met with an alum at his law office, in Atlanta for my Northwester Interview today.  It went really well.  He was very friendly and gave me some good information.  He explained the reasoning behind the process as this:  Northwestern used to have trouble getting accepted applicants to actually enroll, partly because they had no good idea what the university was all about.  So, the interview allows applicants to get a better picture of the school, while the school gets to have a better idea of their applicants.  When we were discussing the law school, he said it is a very cooperative enviornment- they don't even rank their students.  Overall, it seems very collegial from his interpretation.  The process, for me, was laid back and it went very well!

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