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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Dress Code?
« on: March 20, 2005, 06:32:32 PM »

oh, that's what that means? I thought it was in response to another poster who attacked me for not attacking the muslims instead.

You're an idiot--goodbye.

I attacked you?  No I merely pointed out how people think it's acceptable to mock and ridicule Christians for their beliefs, but not other religions.  No where in my post did I attack you for not attacking muslims.  I was pointing out that Christians were singled out, while many other religions that are much more conservative about their dress code were left alone.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Dress Code?
« on: March 20, 2005, 11:51:51 AM »
They say the dress-code is to create a Christ-Like atmosphere? Since when did Christ walk the earth in neatly pressed dockers and lint-free polo sweaters? Goddamn fundamentalist Christians.

Where's the condemnation of fundamentalist Muslims for their dress code?  Many of those women have to wear clothing covering everything but their faces. 

Oh yeah...that would be politically incorrect. :-X

Mayo is excellent on many things, fries included.

I was riding the elevator the other day, and this man started clipping his finger nails right next to me.  His nails were flying all over the place.  I swear, if he had hit me with one....

Law School Admissions / Re: Midwest
« on: March 04, 2005, 07:51:45 PM »
A little late on this discussion, but if anyone is interested, I waork at an IP law firm in the Midwest. The starting salary for our firm is $125K, and one of our "big wigs" went to Creighton in Nebraska.  Really, I believe it's not where  you go to school, but what you do while you're there(and after).

Thanks for all the well-wishes!  I hope everything works out well for everyone of you also. 


Thanks for the words of caution! 

I got my acceptance letter from the University of Nebraska today!!!   I'm so excited, I'm shaking right now!  My husband just got a job with a police department there, so me getting into law school perfectly completes our plans to start our "grown-up" lives. An added bonus is that we can finally buy a house, which we could never do if we stayed in Minnesota (too expensive)!  I am so happy right now!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UMinn
« on: January 12, 2005, 04:01:46 PM »
I just received a deferral letter from the U of MN feels better than being denied outright!

When I spoke to the dean of admissions he mentioned that MN puts a lot of weight on the "soft factors" in each person's application. He said they love people who've been out in the work force for a few years (went as far to say that about 70% of the people they accept have been out of school for 2-4 years). The personal statement was also really important, he said.

Obviously, LSAT/GPA/index stuff is important, too, but it seems like they really focus on soft factors, so that might be a reason that a lot of people are getting pushed on to the adcomm for further review. Just a guess, though.

I agree with this idea.  I would think that by my index number alone I would be rejected outright.  They must have done some sort of review of our files for EA and not just decided based on index numbers.

Would you care to take a look at the thread "essay posted here for your help"


I'm just curious, but, couldn't you emancipate yourself, so that you wouldn't need your parents to sign the FAFSA? I mean, I'm sure you did everything you could, I'm just curious about that point because it seems really unfair!

I talked to a school counselor about this, and the process that was described to me to emancipate myself was overwhelming.  Also, I really wanted to try to keep some kind of relatonship with my parents, so I could have access to my siblings still.  That strategy has worked out well, and I can come see my siblings anytime I want.  After I left home, my younger sister left at 16.  After losing both their daughters, my parents have made some changes in how they raise my siblings...though they have far to go still.  And they're no longer at that church.

kick ass statement!

"My parents were against me continuing to attend college" - "My parents opposed my continued attendance at college"

" it was my duty to do all the shopping " - "my duties included"...

"I paid $3,602.70 in tuition, books and school " - "I paid xxxx FOR tuition, books"...

I hope you are applying to some T14's... with a hard science degree, 163 LSAT and perserverance that would equate to a 180 on an LSAT scale, well damn... you don't even need a T14 - you'll probably start your own one day...

Thanks Mike.   :-*

Hmm...I understand what you're saying, but the question specifically says "Have you overcome significant educational or economic disadvantages to obtain your undergraduate education?," so I took it to mean that they wanted you to specifically go into those disadvantages. 

Personally, I think being specific about the money part is important...there's a big difference from saying "I was poor" and I lived off of $8,700 a year.

Part of why I didn't detail how I overcame those disadvantages is because I wrote my ps on my journey from leaving home to getting my degree.  I was just trying to answer this app question specifically and not go longer than 1 page.

As far as being home-schooled etc., I think this was a disadvantage in my situation and needs to be pointed out.  I'm hoping that they'll see by how I did in school and on the LSAT that I can study.

Thanks for your comments bluetooth.  You've given me somethings to think about. 

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