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2L job search / working during 2L year
« on: June 24, 2010, 01:22:16 PM »
In an effort to secure employment or at least, make some contacts, would it be better for me to work during 2L year at a small firm. Assuming oci goes bust wouldn't this be my best chance at trying to catch on with a firm? anyone try this before/currently?

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Affirmative Action / challenge to urm's
« on: December 16, 2008, 08:51:22 PM »
I challenge all urm's to leave their race/ethnicity blank.  This way we will finally have a cycle where only the deserving get in.  As for the argument that urm status has put you at a disadvantage I point out that your aren't attending poorly funded city schools, you are attending colleges, which for the most part have amazing resources and funding.  The only urm's that should mark their status are those who have actually been slaves.  It is time that everyone should be judged on their merits and not on a rascist policy like AA.  Although I feel my challenge is just I am sure it will not be accepted, to many people are ok with acception handouts.

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Meta Discussion / why can't i reply?
« on: December 06, 2008, 05:45:20 PM »
I can start new topics without a problem but lately whenever I try to reply to other posts it won't write.  The cursor also starts smaller than normal (not the standard size).  I would appreciate any help as to why this is happening.

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Law School Applications / cornell app
« on: November 18, 2008, 11:01:51 PM »
They don't ask for a ps, but yet have an obnoxious section on who inspired you to apply to cornell and a 'why cornell' question.  Do I attach my ps anyways or do I write it out on the actuall app?  Thanks for any help

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Personal Statement / 28 words over. does it matter?
« on: November 10, 2008, 07:43:29 PM »
GW's optional statement calls for 300 or less.  Not over by much (+28), so should I cut it down or does it not matter because adcomms dont care about personal statements and optional essays anyways.

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Law School Applications / should I wait to start apps
« on: November 02, 2008, 12:50:54 PM »
I am taking the December lsat so any chances of early application are already gone.  Would I be better served to get my applications in now so all I have to do is add my lsat score to go complete or should I hold off on ps, addendums, etc. unitl after the lsat so I can focus on studying for the test?  My winter break starts December 10th so I can give a lot more attention to the applicaiton process then, while I wait for my score than I can now.  Thanks in advance for any advice

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Personal Statement / which angle is best?
« on: October 28, 2008, 06:54:07 PM »
I don't want to clutter my ps with too much information about my life and reading over some statements it seems that a narrower focus leads to a better read.  That being said I was wondering which angle I should focus on.  Heres the list:

-Non-trad (27)
-returned to school at 23
-engaged and live in house with fiancee which we are currently fixing up
-semester abroad, London
-internship at a legal aid which turned me on to law (I like the idea of helping the disadvantaged)
-worked throughout school (no exciting jobs though)
-solo back packing trip through Europe in summer of 2002
-all-around swell guy

Sorry, but this is as exciting as my life gets...and yes, I am aware that it is a bummer.  Thanks in advance for any imput as to which way I should go with this thing.

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Law School Applications / which schools do fee waivers?
« on: October 28, 2008, 06:22:45 PM »
I just got approved for a fee waiver from lsdas and was wondering if anyone knew of a list of schools that honor the fee waiver.  I am of course assuming this is the way it works so if there is any other criteria for schools deciding that would be helpful, thanks in advance.

ps- 80 bucks an app is a crime and just goes to show that the first lesson a college teaches is greed!

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Law School Applications / sending extra letter of rec
« on: October 23, 2008, 06:50:15 PM »
 for schools that aske for 2 letters, Is it ok if i send 3? thanks.

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Law School Applications / early admission/ed vs. cancelling
« on: October 06, 2008, 01:53:13 PM »
So like many others I did not do well on Sat.  My original goal was to kill the test, and apply for early admission and maybe early decision to my dream school.  However, given my performance I don't think even early admission would help me.  I already signed up for December and was wondering how bad late application would hurt my chances, especially given my 3.2 gpa? Is the t14 dream dashed?

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