« on: March 02, 2006, 02:24:50 PM »
prepping is a good idea. nuff said.
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« on: February 28, 2006, 06:05:10 PM »
Thanks man. Yea, I pretty much killed my Torts exam. As I said, it was my highest grade. I ended up with like a 3.0 though, which isn't outstanding. But this GPA is unofficial because our mid-terms were only 25% of our grade. We're on a 2.67 curve, so this actually would probably put me in the top 35% if our class ranks were released.
I feel confident that I can get my grades up this semester. Since these grades count for much more, I think I actually have a shot at top 10%. I know someone from last year got into the top 5% with a 3.36 GPA, so it's definitely possible.
Just to follow up on this thread:
« on: February 27, 2006, 11:48:39 PM »
Not sure if anyone has said any of this, but: Send an additional letter or recommendation and letter restating your interest in attending their school. Tell them why their law school is special, why you want to go there over other law schools in the letter. Mention specific reasons. Discuss any significant accomplishments you've made in the few months since you applied. For example, I had new grades when I sent my letter in, but I knew the grades wouldn't get to the law school for at least a month because my school hadn't even posted them yet (I asked my profs for my grades before they were posted). So I put that in the letter. I mentioned academic conferences I had recently presented at. Attach a revised resume in the letter also.
Call the Admissions Office and ask how many people are on the wait list, how many people are typically accepted, etc. Ask if you can come in to meet with the Dean of Admissions. When you meet with him/her, have a spiel ready. (It's like an interview -- dress up too.) This is, of course, if you're near the school. If you go for the "interview," you may want to save the questions about how many people are on the wait list, etc., (from above) for then.
If you are now aware that you were thinking it, was it really a subconscious thought? Shouldn't it beyond the reach of voluntary recall?
i considered going to the site while thinking briefly about it but then, without realizing the reason why, decided not to go and closed out the thread. then when i saw the above post, i realized the precise reason why i didn't want to go to the site. actually it may not have been the precise reason. i may have been worried that i would have to waste my time filling out some crap (without having to pay) just to take the survey.
how's law school goin anyway coxless?
« on: February 21, 2006, 06:09:49 PM »
That sounds really cool. How much did the partners rake in?
Partner tracks differ between firms. Some firms take longer than others, some firms will make you a non-equity partner first.
This isn't one of those "free" online tests, like some online IQ tests, where one completes the questions but then must pay to get the result (e.g. score), is it?
that's what i was subconsciously thinking when i quickly glanced over that post.
I heard/read that people in the US are generally moving south and west in the US, but I really doubt they are moving to Chicago.
I think they are moving more to to the SOUTH (e.g. FL, NC) and to the WEST COAST (e.g. CA), not the MIDWEST. (There's a chance I could be wrong about this though.) Who would want to live in the midwest anyway?