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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop specifications- any suggestions?
« on: June 27, 2008, 06:48:20 AM »
When you open your machine, before you do anything else, run a system backup then download and run the PC decrapifier. New PCs come out of the box just LOADED with garbageware.  You will notice a big improvement in performance after running the program.

Could you describe this process a little more? Thanks!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: May 28, 2008, 12:49:08 PM »
Has anyone heard anything from the law school recently? The last thing I received was a letter responding to the online form I filled out to accept the fall invitation.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: April 25, 2008, 06:50:36 AM »
I went in last week to get fitted for a suit actually ... I stopped at Men's Warehouse and the prices were steep and the salesmen attempt to shove merchandise down your throat! Before even settling on a suit, the salesman was trying to pick out a blazer, shirts, ties, etc ... I went to Boston Store instead and found the exact suit I wanted with a helpful salesman, was fitted, and picked out a nice shirt and tie for $300 after discounts. They had a great sale that knocked off $200 from the price of the suit and I received an additional 20% of when opening a Boston Store credit card!

Law School Admissions / Handing out Scholarships
« on: April 09, 2008, 12:25:35 PM »
I was curious what others thought about this:

If a state school with limited scholarship money is in the middle of handing out scholarships to accepted students, does it matter whether or not a student has already accepted the invitation? Would a school be less likely to hand out a scholarship to a student that they already know will be attending (ie scholarship money is used to draw particular students to the school)?


Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:03:03 AM »
I was told by admissions that the majority of scholarships would be handed out in the next two weeks. Does anyone think that admission status affects scholarship eligibility? In other words, would a person be less or more likely to receive a scholarship if they confirm that they'll be attending?

I didn't put a return address on the envelopes - I left that to them. I wasn't sure what address they wanted to use and that's why I gave them a generic recommender form to fill out.

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Post Office
« on: January 03, 2008, 05:07:29 PM »
So I went to the Post Office yesterday and took notice of a sign stating that they had gone to 41 cent stamps. I didn't remember the change and when I checked, the stamps I had at home were only 39. So it looks like the pre-addressed and stamped envelopes that I gave my recommenders had insufficient postage adhered. Awesome. I know that the letters were mailed in approximately two weeks ago and, with the holidays, nothing has shown up on LSAC yet. All of my apps have been filled out and reports requested and sent to the schools. The schools are only waiting on my LORs. I don't know what to do.

I gave each of my three recommenders a general form to fill out with their information and mail in. I want to ask them to fax in their letters tomorrow just in case, but am worried that, because I used the general forms, duplicate LORs could be sent to some schools in place of another (ie if they receive John Smith's letter by fax and process it and then by mail and process it before any others, his letter will be my two LORs for any particular school). Does that make sense? Should I just go to them, have them fax in their letters, and go from there? Should I have them use another general form or fill out forms for each recommender and have them use that?

Any advice would be great!

Law School Admissions / Re: Mail getting to LSAC
« on: December 27, 2007, 09:51:57 AM »
The registrars office notified me that it was sent out I believe around 12/18. I checked and my LSDAS report was just generated and sent to schools that requested it. Still waiting on LORs though that were sent out around the same time.

Law School Admissions / Re: Mail getting to LSAC
« on: December 27, 2007, 08:25:26 AM »
I had my transcript received and processed today. So it looks like they're opening mail?

Thanks for replies! I know that the apps won't be reviewed until they receive everything, but I didn't think it would do any harm to have the apps done, paid for, and sent so they're finished by the time the transcript gets processed.

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