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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Mensa Qualification
« on: July 12, 2005, 02:39:57 PM »

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: no grades and LSDAS
« on: July 04, 2005, 04:01:19 PM »
There are a few banana slugs who are going to law school, myself included. You might want to search for the thread where we talked about this. In my own experience, I went the whole 4 years without grades. My LSDAS report gives all my credits pass/fail and un-converted, i.e. my LSDAS gpa is 0.00. The full narrative evals are included in the official transcripts, though. (In fact, the guy from Santa Clara says he loves them because they're like 36 letters of recommendation.)

You will not have been the first to apply without grades, though you probably want the rest of your app to be in good shape.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dell Latitude X1
« on: June 23, 2005, 02:39:07 PM »
cool. thanks for the review. I am considering getting one.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Utexas Letter of Intent
« on: June 15, 2005, 02:28:17 PM »
Aakash, you might want to fax the letter at least, just to be sure. Tell them a hard copy is in the mail.

I got the e-mail confirming receipt pretty quickly and my status page says that my photos were received. I live in Austin, so the mail was quick, but I was surprised at how quickly the status page changed. Usually that's pretty slow.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Utexas Letter of Intent
« on: June 03, 2005, 08:31:57 PM »
I'm going to take my photos tomorrow. Luckily I shaved my head for the summer so I won't look at all like my photos come Fall.

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Just want to say hi to all my fellow Slugs out there.

I'm an old-timer with no grades from UCSC at all. None. Zip. GPA=0.00. I have a graduate degree, but that GPA doesn't count for much. Obviously, I was concerned about my competitiveness as well.

I asked this question to a bunch of reps at a law fair and on the whole got a pretty uninformed response (except from one University of Iowa prof whose daughter goes to UCSC). Most said, though, that they read everything and that without a GPA I'd get treated much like the international students. The rep from Santa Clara said they love narrative evals because they're like 36 letters of recommendation.

Anyway, I managed to get in to a bunch of schools and will be attending UT, so my evals per se couldn't have hurt too much. I bet they read them all and then examine the total package. Hopefully, your LSAT, letters, and essays all give a good impression.


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Minority Topics / Re: Pilipinos???
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:58:31 PM »
I am part pinoy as well(the part that buys 50 lb bags of white rice at a time). Will most likely end up at U San Deigo or UNC.

Good luck to the rest of you in law school.


nice. me too. and I make a mean pork adobo.

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Minority Topics / Re: Pilipinos???
« on: May 11, 2005, 04:40:11 PM »
I'm half Filipino as well. I'm going to UT Austin.

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Acceptances / Re: UT First Deposit
« on: May 05, 2005, 10:10:59 AM »
I think it's just a letter of continued interest some time in June.

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Acceptances / Re: UT First Deposit
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:57:50 AM »
and don't forget: no personal checks. money order, cashier's check, or credit card info.

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