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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Law Preview Prep Course
« on: May 01, 2009, 12:27:25 AM »
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could give information about their experience with this program?  I'm a non-trad student starting in the fall after 8 years of being in the non-academic year and was thinking it might help me get in the school mindset again.

Thanks in advance!

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Chicago-Kent!!!

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Non-Traditional Students / Law school prep classes
« on: May 01, 2009, 12:15:39 AM »
Hey all,

Was wondering if any of you were looking into law school prep classes (like www.lawpreview.com) before school starts in the fall. 
On other boards they have been said to not be very useful, but I haven't been in school for 8 years, so I was thinking about them to help get me back in the school mindset.

Any suggestions or knowledge of programs out there?

Thanks in advance!

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John Marshall / Re: John Marshall Law Application - Traffic Violations
« on: February 28, 2009, 03:05:29 AM »
I called and they told me they want everything, not just anything over $200 that most schools ask for but they understand that you might not be able to remember old speeding tickets and parking tickets.  (They actually don't care about parking tickets but said it wouldn't be a bad idea to include them.)    Really they are interested in more serious violations but they ask for everything because isn't so much for them but to prepare us for having to do this for the bar.

They told me I didn't have to track down when I got the tickets and the arresting officer, etc.  I only have to write down approx. when I got the speeding tickets and perhaps parking send it in with the application.

Thanks for the help.

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Law School Applications / Re: Effect of no GPA?
« on: February 26, 2009, 10:57:27 PM »
I went to a high school that had no GPA and they made sure to send all prospective colleges a packet explaining the school and the philosophy and the caliber of students, etc.  When I started talking to the law schools they told me they had heard of my high school for this same reason. 

I would call your college and ask them if they have any literature that they send to grad schools, etc. about the lack of grades/GPA.  They should have something if they have their stuff together. You probably aren't the first one to have run into this situation.  Then I would call the schools you have applied to and talk to a person in admissions to see if they have heard of your school or not.  If not, then tell them you will be sending them additional information and ask them where and to whom to send it to specifically.

Good Luck!

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John Marshall / Re: John Marshall Law Application - Traffic Violations
« on: February 26, 2009, 09:42:46 PM »
Thanks, I'm going to call.  I'm just surprised by the question.  I talked to lots of other admissions people and they all said anything under $200 isn't a problem.  Others specifically omit moving violations.  I don't know if they are trying to get us ready for disclosure on the Bar?

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Okay, this has to be a mistake, right?   This is what they ask for:

Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, arrested, charged or convicted for violation of any law, INCLUDING TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS?

Then they want us to attach a separate sheet listing them all and attach the arresting officer's report, complaint, etc.

What do I do about parking and speeding tickets that I got more than 5 years ago and just can't remember exactly when or where?  And I don't have copies of my tickets lying around to attach.  I don't even keep them past a year or so after I pay them.  Please help, I don't want to say no, but I don't know what to write when I say yes.

Thanks in advance.

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Grades and Depression
« on: February 26, 2009, 09:09:28 PM »
You don't have to say depression.  Just say chronic illness, they have no rights or need to know what illness (HIPPA) Talk about how the challenge changed you for the better and what you have learned about yourself.

Good luck

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John Marshall / John Marshall Law Application - Traffic Violations
« on: February 26, 2009, 08:59:50 PM »
Okay, this has to be a mistake, right?   This is what they ask for:

Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, arrested, charged or convicted for violation of any law, INCLUDING TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS?

Then they want us to attach a separate sheet listing them all and attach the arresting officer's report, complaint, etc.

What do I do about parking and speeding tickets that I got more than 5 years ago and just can't remember exactly when or where?  And I don't have copies of my tickets lying around to attach.  I don't even keep them past a year or so after I pay them.  Please help, I don't want to say no, but I don't know what to write when I say yes.

Thanks in advance.

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