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Law School Applications / Re: Posing as a URM
« on: December 20, 2007, 03:45:14 AM »
Admissions offices use affirmative action to put together their fruit baskets, and you're likely to be less picky about the oranges if you have enough apples in the cart.  I agree that socioeconomic diversity should be the focus for admissions offices, as opposed to race.  URMs are by and large members of groups that have suffered at the hands of U.S. history--but I don't see how race alone should be so closely connected to lower standards for admission.  You could say that American railroads were built with Chinese hands or that the atomic bombings of Japan by America did a real number on the population--how come Asians don't get a bump in admissions?  This brings us back to the example of the fruit basket...or the flying circus, for that matter.  I'm all for diversity and new experiences (I would hate if my fruit basket had only lemons), but why make it a policy to ensure that every color of the freaking rainbow gets represented in proper proportions every year at the lunch table?  That takes away from the allegedly merit-based nature of admissions.  Affirmative action rightly deserves a lot of the criticism it receives. 

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Recommendations / URGENT: LORs and LSDAS reports
« on: November 12, 2007, 09:54:07 PM »
I submitted my application through the LSAC website, even though one LOR had not yet been received.  Does this mean that when LSAC receives the second LOR, that I need to send another LSDAS report to the school?

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Recommendations / submit application without LOR receipt?
« on: November 01, 2007, 11:36:10 AM »
I decided last minute that I am applying early decision and early action to law schools and I have two older general LORs on my LSDAS file from when I previously applied to law schools.

However, I have two professors who are writing LORs for me--the new LORs are, in my opinion, likely to be a lot better and informative for law schools.  Due to a mixup at my school, a particularly busy professor, and the last minute nature of my request, I think one of the new LORs will reach LSAC sometime on November 12-13.  From what I've read here, LSAC takes about a week to process the incoming LORs, which means that LSAC would acknowledge the receipt of my new LOR sometime on November 20---the EA and ED deadlines are November 15 and November 10.

Could I still complete and electronically submit my applications to these schools through LSDAS before the EA/ED deadlines and direct the new general LORs to the two law schools?  How long are law schools willing to wait to receive LORs from LSAC, if they are not available immediately?

I would just like to know whether submitting my application before LSAC has processed my LORs is an absolute no-no (is it even possible?) or is it more of a "you-shouldn't-really-do-that-but-you-could-if-you-insisted" type of no-no?

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