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Law School Admissions / When you finish your applications...
« on: December 31, 2005, 12:41:59 AM » you feel an emptiness, now that there is nothing left to do but wait for decisions?

...has your obsession with LSD/LSN finally taken over your previously healthy internet life? you spend your days camped out by the mailbox, alternately cursing or kissing your mail carrier?


here is an alternative...

come on down to el salvador for a week in march to be an international election observer. no spanish or election observation experience necessary. (but a little spanish helps, obviously.)

i did this for three months in 2004, and i'll be there doing long-term observation (from jan - may 2006). we will be monitoring the political campaigns, setting up the observation mission for the observers who come for the week of the elections, and sticking around after to help write the report. here is the link to the NGO i work with, see options 2 and 3 at the bottom of the page.

i know it isn't super-cheap, but it is a fascinating experience, and a great way to see first-hand some of the struggles of a developing democracy. plus it beats stressing about decisions.

if you pm me that you are coming to el sal, first round of drinks is on me! ;D

(mods - i wasn't sure if this is posted in the right place - apologies in advance if not...)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / In at IOWA!
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:21:49 PM »
it's my first acceptance!!! woo hoo! going to law school!

EDIT: via email (which resulted in much jumping up and down)

Law School Admissions / no guts, no glory
« on: December 20, 2005, 03:30:49 PM »

Law School Admissions / help! when do you have to...
« on: December 16, 2005, 03:39:32 PM »
let schools know that you want to attend once you have been accepted? is it april? may? june? when is the first seat deposit due?

i am trying to make travel plans abroad and i want to leave enough time to visit the schools i get into, and i need to buy the plane ticket...tonight!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Is April too late to visit?
« on: December 06, 2005, 02:31:25 PM »
does anyone know by what date we will need to notify schools of our intent to enroll? i won't be able to visit schools until april, and i would really like to visit the ones i get into BEFORE i have to commit to where i want to go.

(assuming i get in to a school, let alone several schools.)


Law School Admissions / Iowa Satus Page??
« on: December 01, 2005, 08:24:49 PM »
help...anytime i log on to the uiowa status checker and click on admissions profile, all i see is

"Profile information not available."

i should be complete by now, does anyone who is complete see something different?

For logistical reasons, I need to start getting my PS and addenda in line now, so I can't wait till the 2006-7 apps come out in September.

Anyone know if historically the application questions re:personal statement, etc. stay the same or change?

TIA for your help...

Studying for the LSAT / history of early score release question
« on: June 24, 2005, 01:10:54 PM »
anyone know if lsac has ever released the scores (early) when their office is officially closed, ie, over the weekend?

if not, then it looks like we have about 34 minutes before their office closes for the weekend, and we wait till monday. "Hours of operation are September to March, 8:30 A.M.- 7:00 P.M. (ET); April to August, 8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. (ET)"

if so, then it looks like we will be attached to the internet all weekend long.

any recommendations for books regarding the entire application process?

i could use advice on the works, from ps/lor to how to evaluate schools and research different programs strengths to navigating the entire application process from soup to nuts. (maybe i shouldn't have used that particular expression...)

i am hoping for feedback from people who have personally used any of the following...

How to Get into Law School - Susan Estrich

The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions - Anna Ivey

Get into Law School: A Strategic Approach - Kaplan

How to Get into the Right Law School - Paul Lermack

How to Get into Harvard - Willie Epps

How to Get into the Top Law Schools by Richard Montauk

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