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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 11, 2008, 05:57:22 PM »
Rejected at GW, I am in a bit of shock since I got into UMich earlier in the cycle and I am about 5 points above their average LSAT score. I was actually strongly considering GW because I love DC but I guess I won't be here come this fall  :-[

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I have a question for anyone doing a dual-degrees program, particularly the Science, Techhnology and Public Policy Program. Did you apply to the second the program during your first year at UMich, is it hard to balance the two curriculums? Is it better to do a summer start if you know that you want to do a dual-degree program? Do many students do dual-degree programs? Ok I realize that is a lot more than one question but any info would be great, thanks!


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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern email?
« on: January 24, 2008, 10:48:02 AM »
Does that mean that Northwestern does not accept anyone who applied late and couldn't get an off-campus interview? I was on the wait list for an off-campus interview but was told through an e-mail in early January that they were no longer offering off-campus interviews. Because of my job and finacial situation I couldn't afford to fly out to Chicago to do an on-campus one. Does that mean I have no shot at Northwestern?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Science & Law Programs
« on: January 16, 2008, 03:54:46 PM »
I am interested mainly in patent law and want to work within the legal department for biotech companies. I was doing some research into patent law for technical fields and it seems that most patent attorneys have at least a masters if not a Ph.D. in the technical field (i.e computer science, chemistry, bio, physics) that they work in. I did my undergrad in bio (and journalism) so I am looking to get a masters in either microbio, biotech or pharmacology while getting my J.D.

Minnesota seems to have the most comprehensive program if you want to masters in scientific field while getting a JD but I am not so sure about living in Minnesota… I am still trying to figure out what my options are. I think I am going to try schools that have separate masters programs in science but not necessarily a set dual degree program and see if there is way I could do it on my own, that is what I ended up doing in undergrad.

What are you interested in doing after law school? If you went to UVA what would you get your MA in?

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Where should I go next fall? / Science & Law Programs
« on: January 16, 2008, 11:12:07 AM »
Does anyone know of other programs similar to the University of Minnesota Joint Degree Program in Law, Health and Life Sciences(http://www.jointdegree.umn.edu/)? I am interested in Intellecutal Property Law for the Biotech field and am looking for schools that offer programs in JD/MA in microbiology or biotechnology. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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Personal Statement / Sample Diversity Essays
« on: December 08, 2007, 12:24:45 AM »
I am having a little trouble writing my diversity statement, does anyone have anyone know where I can look at sample essays or willingly to send me their essay? I know what I want to write about generally, I am just having a bit of trouble formating and setting it up. Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UC Hastings 1L taking questions
« on: October 26, 2007, 11:36:40 AM »
Is it true that most UC Hastings students are from UC schools, I heard that the admissions people prefer UC students?

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I am wondering how much majoring in Biology and Journalism in college will affect my chances of getting into a law school. Because I double majored and majored in a science, my GPA is lower than most law applicants (its a 3.4). Do law school take that into account? Should I apply to law schools that have higher average GPA than mine but have similar LSAT stats? Any feedback is appreciated!

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