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From what I hear, it's difficult but doable if you try a few things:
1. Market other skills that compliment your law degree - if you have a MA in something or strong background in science and want to work in that legal area, show that off first.
2. If you have/had a good summer experience before you got your rank, get plenty of recs and show that the experience focused you on what you want to do/don't want to do with your law degree.
3. Bust your ass the remaining semesters.
I'm currently taking this advice (especially #3) and I believe it works out for the best in the end.
« on: July 12, 2007, 11:12:00 PM »
OK, I decided to withdraw from JM and Jones and reapply to better schools.
Hey, at least you made the best decision for you. Apply early and write an even better PS and you'll get in somewhere great next year!
Twists are the bomb.
I don't know if you like natural shampoos/conditioners but I can swear by, attest to, etc etc Oyin hair care products (http://oyinhandmade.com/). It's online only but I live overseas and receive my stuff in a week, so State-side I'm sure it's just as fast.
All the stuff is homemade, and the scents are light and sweet (rich almond scented shea butter, chocolate scented whipped puddng, honey hemp conditioner). The shampoo bar I use sparingly - only when I've put a lot of products in my hair and I need a clarifier, but the conditioners, pudding, creams are great for every day care.
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:29:33 PM »
Oh, I was also accepted to JMLS-ATL via phone call today. Not as excited as I thought I would be. They are an expensive T4. I knew that already though. Maybe I have spent too much time on LSD and am letting the snobbery of some of the T14 crowd get to me....But I know some current students at JM who are getting negative feedback about the school from employers in their 2L interviews. Not good.
I totally understand being influenced by the LSD board, but if you block that out and you're still having reservations about attending, seriously consider them.
Do you have other schools (possibly better) that you're still waiting on?
I'll be the first to attest to being impatient and wanting the cycle over with, and starting forms I shouldn't have. Not that it wasn't easy to get out of (thank God) but just don't settle for less than what you think you'll be happy with for 3 years. It's your money, your hard work, and most importantly - your time. Go with your gut, heart, prayer... whatever gets you to a decision you're at peace with.
Best of luck to you!
Sent the e-mail - I'm officially accepted
Thanks... I think. Not sure what the bolded means though.
Honestly, it was a hard decision. UDC has a lot to offer its students and their focus on public interest is compelling. Howard won out because while I admire the underdog spirit of UDC, I want to have the opportunity to do OCI and network with a broad alumni base.