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Law School Admissions / GPA question on app.
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:18:40 PM »
I have just been reviewing the applications for this next cycle and some schools ask me to state my "Undergraduate GPA". My GPA at my undergraduate school is 3.89 but my LSDAS GPA is 3.07. The difference is because I started school at a CC and promptly dropped out. Then I attended school again 4 years later, at a different college,  and got virtually straight As. I just started out fresh when I started college again and never sent those transcripts to my UG school. Which GPA should I put down on the app? My LSDAS GPA or my UG school GPA? I know they see all my transcripts so they will see my CC grades.Thanks.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: USF or USD????
« on: July 20, 2009, 04:00:03 AM »
well, if you lean to the left I would go with USF. USD is a very conservative school and you may feel out of place. You also need to consider the fact that SD is a relatively small market compared to SF. Also, with UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Loyola,Southwestern, and Chapman not to far north of SD leaves plenty of competition for jobs in the region. Just because USD is the biggest fish in SD, its not dominate over UCLA, USC, Pepperdine and, to a lesser extent, Loyola. Thats not to say you wont have the same problem in SF, but at least you will be in the company of fellow liberals and not surrounded by conservatives.Just my two cents.

Choosing the Right Law School / Campbell and religion
« on: July 10, 2009, 11:58:37 PM »
I was just wondering if anyone had any insight as to the extent of religion that is incorporated in the classroom at Campbell. I am an atheist and the only reason I am considering a religiously affiliated school is because i have family in NC that I could stay with in Raleigh which would significantly lower my debt load upon graduation. My stats are not good enough to get into Wake Forest or Chapel Hill so those are out. Any info would help. Thanks!

Bump. Anyone have any input on including a second addendum?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Part time??
« on: May 28, 2009, 08:49:32 PM »
I am considering doing this as well. I worked full time through my undergrad and mention this in my PS, however, I think I might go PT and not work.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« on: May 14, 2009, 10:16:04 PM »
I would say Whittier is more difficult only because of the curve. I believe they were involved in a scandal not long ago when they dismissed an enormous amount of their student body due to the harsh curve they implement which has brought them in danger of losing their accreditation.I wouldn't go to either one though. Are you just thinking of attending these schools because you don't have a bachelors degree? Taking a shortcut is not always the best way to go. Not only will law school be significantly more difficult for you because of a lack of training in critical thinking skills, but it may also hinder your post graduation employment search. Just suck it up and dedicate 4 years to getting an education. If you can't commit to four years of relatively easy academic study, how can you possibly commit to three years of intense academic study? Take baby steps. Maybe after getting a degree and taking some law classes at the UG level you will discover that law is not for you.

Thanks for the info. Although, I already have an addendum explaining my LSAC gpa being a 3.02 while my UG gpa is a 3.86 and I graduated magna cum laude from my UG. This is due to a community college I attended back in 2001-2002 and promptly flunked out after two semesters. I went back to school in 2004 and got virtually straight A's, hence the difference in the gpa's. Would including a second addendum be acceptable? Any more info would help. Thanks for the replies so far!

If I am reapplying to schools I was previously accpted at last year should I get new LOR's or rewrite my PS? Thanks.

Hey, long time reader first time poster. I was wondering what the consensus is on writing a new personal statement. I am reapplying to schools I was accepted to last year but was unable to attend due to my fiance getting a promotion at work that was only possible if we stayed put and didn't move. Well, now we can move and she can get a transfer and I want to attend the same schools. Nothing has changed. I am still at the same job and doing the same things. Should I write a new personal statement? I think the one I have is quite strong and I did get accepted the first time around. Also, should I include an addendum explaining why I didn't attend last year? Thanks in advance!

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