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Law School Admissions / Addendum?
« on: October 30, 2007, 10:07:39 AM »
Hey every bdody,

I know this is a probably a silly question, but, how do you attach an addendum to an application? Is it just an attachment like our PS that we label as an addendum?

Thanks in advance.

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / edit
« on: October 24, 2007, 11:43:43 AM »

Studying for the LSAT / Addendum?
« on: October 19, 2007, 07:56:16 PM »
Hey guys,

Scored a 163 in June and a 159 today. Should I bother explaining, or is it not going to make a difference? All the schools I am applying to only look at the highest.

Thanks :)

Studying for the LSAT / edit
« on: October 19, 2007, 11:07:51 AM »

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / How long?
« on: October 14, 2007, 11:58:07 AM »
How many words should a PS statement be? I've read 2 pages, is this single or double spaced? I can't imagine anything less than 3 pages double spaced...

Thanks guys!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Southwestern SCALE Program
« on: October 12, 2007, 11:50:41 PM »
Hey guys, I was wondering if anybody knew about SW's SCALE.

Is it harder to get into than the regular program? Is it more well respected than the regular program?

Thanks :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Loyola/Pepperdine vs Brooklyn/Cardozo
« on: October 09, 2007, 07:29:20 PM »
Alright team, once again in need some some advice here.

These schools are all ranked around the same. I was wondering if anybody had any information regarding what the career prospects would be like coming out of the NY schools vs the LA schools. From what I've been gathering, for a 90k salary from LLS/Pep you need to be top 10% of your class. Does the same bell ring true for Brooklyn and Cardozo?

We all know how misleading career statistics can be, so hopefully someone can offer some input :)

Thanks again, team.

Choosing the Right Law School / Chances at Fordham PT?
« on: October 07, 2007, 10:38:31 AM »
Before I get myself too excited, as I do realize it is a bit of a long shot, I would love some input on how my chances at Fordham part time look from you pros!

3.0 GPA/163 LSAT as in sig. I rewrote in Sept, and will rewrite in Dec, but as of now let's stick with 163.

According to LSAC, for the part time program, the 75% LSAT is 163, and the 25% GPA is 3.2, so it's a bit of a stretch for me GPA wise. On LSN, there are several applicants from the 2006-2007 cycle with lower/similar stats to me:

- 162 2.78
- 163 2.9
- 159 3.17
- 161 3.3

Soft factors:

Not sure how much high-school stuff counts, but I have the following all together.

- Canadian (pro or con??)
- Work study at 3 law firms including under my uncle, the managing partner of O'Melveny and Myers (SV)
- 3.78 GPA 3rd year (upward trend worth anything?)
- UVic President's Scholarship for outstanding GPA
- Valedictorian of first ever graduating class of my HS
- President of the student council, grades 11 and 12
- Member of the graduation committee, grades 11 and 12
- Youth Appreciation Award from the mayor of West Vancouver
- West Vancouver Rotary Club Citizenship Award
- RPAC Leadership Award

- Black Belt martial artist
- Certified Krav Maga self-defense instructor by Krav Maga worldwide in Los Angeles. Attended intensive training in LA during 2nd year (youngest instructor in British Columbia)
- Instructor at the national Krav Maga training center in Vancouver
- Launched and instructed (on my own) the Krav Maga program in Victoria, which I ran and taught by myself throughout third year

So do I have a decent chance? As always, I would love any input you guys have to offer. Thank you in advance.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / What constitutes the Tiers?
« on: October 03, 2007, 09:51:45 PM »
Forgive me, I'm just a silly Canadian :)

I'm having trouble understanding what schools exactly constitute a "TTT" or Tier 1, 3, 4, etc...

Are we basing this classification off the US News ranking, in which the Top 100 are all "Tier 1"? Or is Tier 1 considered the T-14?

I've read a lot about people saying if you're not in a Tier 1, you are going to have to bust your ass to get a job after law school. Are people referring just to biglaw jobs? At the schools I am looking to apply to (Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern) the schools all report a 97%+ employment rate within 9 months of graduation, with $80-$90 000 salaries. Should I be panicking about unemployment if I end up at one of these schools and am not top 10%, or will I merely just have to start with a little lower paycheck?

Thanks in advance for the input!

Hello all,

I'm applying to Loyola, Pepperdine, and Southwestern this year with the intention of pursuing entertainment law. Loyola is my top choice, but if I only get into Pepperdine and Southwestern, which do you feel would be the better choice?

I know Southwestern has an extensive entertainment law program, but Pepperdine is significantly ahead in the rankings.

And as far as job placement goes, I am under the impression that in order to secure a high-paying job, outside of the top schools in the country, you need to be in the top 10% of the class.

Does this ring true for Loyola, Pepperdine, and Southwestern? Since Loyola and Pepperdine are much further ahead on the rankings, would you still need to place in the top 10%? If so, wouldn't it be "easier" to get top 10% at Southwestern due to the less competitive admission statistics?

Thank you in advance for your responses!

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