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Anyone know how long LSAC keeps your letters of rec on file?

I'm a current first-year law student, thinking of taking some time off after I finish 1L year and reapplying. Everyone has advised me to get letters of rec now, but my question is - how long does LSAC keep them for? I don't trust my professors to hold on to a letter I wrote. I would ask that they provide me with copies so I can hold onto them in the event I reapply, but I'm pretty sure law school recs are supposed to be confidential, right?

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General Board / taking time off
« on: March 16, 2009, 08:26:30 PM »
So, I am a 1L considering dropping out of law school after I finish this semester, taking a couple of years off (personal reasons no need to go into detail) and reapplying to a different school. BTW my first semester grades were good, and I expect the next ones will be decent too.

My Dean of Students told me that the ABA has a policy that as long as you will complete your JD within 84 months of starting it, you will get credit for your first year completed if you reapply. In other words, I am class of 2011 now, so as long as I would graduate with the class of 2015, they would credit me for my first year at my current school, and I would restart law school as a transfer student/2L.

 However, whether or not you get credit for the first year is supposedly at the discretion of each individual law school. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this? Is the 84 months just a theoretical policy that most schools really don't adhere to? I called one admissions office and they told me that if the student has been out for more than one year, they make them take 1L year over again, which makes me feel like probably most other schools take this view.

I know this is kind of an obscure subject, so not sure if anyone will have input, but thought I'd try anyway... ???



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General Board / Re: "Lateral Transfer" to Boalt - possible?
« on: February 08, 2009, 05:25:28 PM »
have no idea - figured I'd find out my class rank once I get the fourth grade I'm waiting on. But, we have either a B or a B+ curve, i.e. "C's" are discretionary, only 2-3 people get a C per course, so essentially the lowest grade is a "B -".

So yeah, I'll probably come out in the top half of the class but probably not the top quarter, not exactly solid transfer material i guess....

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Law School Applications / Transferring to Boalt?
« on: February 08, 2009, 02:51:14 PM »
I was wondering if any current Boalt law students could held me out with this question.

I am a current 1L at a T10 law school similarly ranked. I was admitted to Boalt, and for financial reasons, chose to go elsewhere. I regret the decision every single day. I am still waiting on one of my first semester grades (grrr) but the other three are A, B+, B+. On Boalt's website, it states that they usually only accept transfer applicants who are in the top 3-5% of their class. Obviously, this is not me.

I had heard that in order to do a so-called "lateral transfer" from an equally good school, you only really have to be in the middle of the pack, as long as you have a compelling reason for wanting to transfer (I do). But maybe it is different for Boalt? I know they tend to do things their own way...

Any Boalt students who can offer advice on this?

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General Board / "Lateral Transfer" to Boalt - possible?
« on: February 08, 2009, 02:48:06 PM »
I was wondering if any current Boalt law students could held me out with this question.

I am a current 1L at a T10 law school similarly ranked. I was admitted to Boalt, and for financial reasons, chose to go elsewhere. I regret the decision every single day. I am still waiting on one of my first semester grades (grrr) but the other three are A, B+, B+. On Boalt's website, it states that they usually only accept transfer applicants who are in the top 3-5% of their class. Obviously, this is not me.

I had heard that in order to do a so-called "lateral transfer" from an equally good school, you only really have to be in the middle of the pack, as long as you have a compelling reason for wanting to transfer (I do). But maybe it is different for Boalt? I know they tend to do things their own way...

Any Boalt students who can offer advice on this?

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General Board / commercial outlines for public international law, privacy
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:28:48 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestions for good commercial outlines or hornbooks for public international law?

How about for privacy law?

Do people still use these kind of supplemental materials for upper level courses/electives?  ???

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« on: April 27, 2007, 10:51:52 AM »
Yeah, the internal message board on the admitted students website is pretty dead too  >:(

So, we are still waiting on the Curriculum A vs. B forms? For some reason I thought they came with that large binder they sent us...

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Where should I go next fall? / GULC or Penn
« on: March 28, 2007, 04:54:13 PM »
So I was all set to go to GULC, but I feel like I have been swayed by a lot of what people are saying about the school on the blogs and at ASWs (that opportunities will not be as good graduating from Georgetown as from one of the higher-ranked T14 schools.)

So, it turns out that the cost of attending GULC and Penn will be roughly equivalent for me (a little more at Penn). I want to do international law, maybe immigration law - so shouldn't GULC be the better choice? Or does Penn's higher rank compensate?

Thoughts?

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Law School Applications / Re: Scholarship/Fin Aid inquiries and ASWs
« on: March 28, 2007, 09:16:28 AM »
great thanks! based on their initial responses, don't think i'm gonna get any love but it's worth a try.... ;D

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