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Yea your all right, thanks. I didn't think about the scholarship disadvantages, I'll change to regular admittance.

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Law School Applications / How binding is a Law school early disicion?!!
« on: October 07, 2005, 03:03:43 PM »
Hofstra U says in their application for early dicision that If I am accepted I MUST attend their school and cancel any other pending applications. Hofstra is a good school and I definately would go there, but It isn't my first, second, or even their choice, if I got admitted at any of the other schools I like more, i would rather go there. But I think early dicision would better my chances of getting into a law school. Seriously what could happen if I decide not to go??!! What could I get sued?, go to jail?? I don't understand how they can just MAKE ME go to their school. Sure I would, but not if I got into another I liked more. ANY thoughts on the subject?? I'm sure i'm not the only one thinking about the same thing. Thanks

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I do understand where your comming from, I am not trying to make a false excuse. But the truth is that I was ill that day. I didn't want to cancel my score b/c most times even when i'm sick I suprise my self and still do well on exams. I could just say that, and probibly will. My new score will refect, b/c i'm looking at a 20pt increase, both from studing a bit more again, and from being in well health. I was just looking for good ways to word the addendum. Thanks for your Ethical and Moral Concerns  :P  ::)  >:(

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Law School Applications / Re: What do the rejection letters look like?
« on: October 05, 2005, 02:02:35 PM »
I got more than I wanted to count, which would you like to see?! Rutgers was the best one, it actually came in a big envelope, they basically said that they really wanted me, but b/c of my low numbers they couldn't do it, they said for me to go to another school and transfer. They were real nice, gave me hope, i will apply again this time. Both this time, not just Camden, Newark too. The rest came in small envelopes and some were generic saying how they only care about GPA and LSAT, others were a little nicer with the wording but they all say the same thing. Here is a copy from Penn ( I applyed early decision and go rejected pretty quick).

Dear:
   Thank you for your application to the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I am writing on behalf of the Admissions Committee to inform you that, regrefully, we are unable to offer you a place in the fall 2005 entering class.

   The evaluation process at Penn Law is thorough and deliberate one. Our Admissions Committee includes damissions professionals, faculty, alumni, and thid year students. Each file is carefully read by members of the Admissions Committee and many factors- both academic and non academic-are taken into consideration. What we find is that the number of qualified applicants far exceeds teh number of available seats in the class. Currently we are experincing a substantial increase in applications and anticipate reviewing as many as 6,000 applications for our class of 240 students. Unfortunately, in such a competitive process many fine candidates are denied admission.
   
     I thank you for your interest in teh University of Pennsylvania Law School and I wish you great success in your future endeavors.
            Sincerely,
              Blah, Blah, Blah,

Most of them all follow that format, sometimes you will get a personal message, like I got from Rutgers saying how my PS and LOR were incredible, but that is basically the jist of it all. Also a lot of them don't send them till after christmas, I remember temple saying that they don't want to ruin people holiday, but they Do send Acceptances, So if you applied there and got a letter b/f Christmas, you probibly got in. If after than chances are its a denial. What is kinda interesting also is when they tell you how many applicatants they have had for the class size, some of the numbers are rediculous. Anyway, hope this helps you all a bit. I hope not to get as many as these this time. Only my Oct LSAT score will tell!! (Time to say the prayers)

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Law School Applications / Full time or Part time???!!
« on: October 04, 2005, 05:23:39 PM »
I heard that I have a better chance of applying for part time to schools. Can I do both, that is, if I don't get into one, hopefully have a chance to get into the other?? Can I just write and addendum asking for them to consider me part time if I don't get in full time?? I would rather go full time, but as I have heard it may be better to just try part time. I don't want to take a chance and apply only for part time, when I could have gotten in for full time, I just wouldn't have a chance to know. What can I do?? Thanks!

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I was just wondering if anyone can share to give some advice for what to put on an addendum for explaining a previous low LSAT. I mean is just saying, "I was extremely sick that day" a viable explaination?? I really don't think so, although it could be valid and true, it just sounds weak. Any thoughts would be helpful both to me, and anyone else in my situation. Thanks

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I already know (I called my laywer) I must disclose my criminal background to the law school even though my record was expunged. I was 19 when I got a DUI, I never was convicted, nor pleaded any guilt, and the record was expunged. What my question is, is do you think I should appologize for my actions, when in a legal sense I was never found guilty nor convicted. Or should I just explain the facts of the case. Her is the copy of the disclosure addendum that I will write. What I want you guys to tell me is if I should or should NOT include the last sentance where I try to assume guilt. Even though right above it, in the facts of the case, I never gave admittance of guilt.  Thanks for your imput.

Disclosure Addendum

On July 29th 2002 at the age of 19, I was arrested of drinking and driving. I was not convicted, I went on probation without any admittance of guilt, charges were dismissed and the arrest was completely expunged from my record. In good faith of true disclosure I felt it necessary to provide this information. I truly recognize how big a mistake it was and subsequently became a large advocate against drinking and driving. 


Thank you,

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Got my score! yay!!!
« on: October 01, 2005, 05:51:24 PM »
You will actually get it sooner than the 21st, i got my last june score about a week before by email. So be ready!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: So Damn Lucky!!!
« on: October 01, 2005, 05:50:00 PM »
*&^%!!! A was the one I picked for parts I didn't finish!! I hate this test!! Why can't I get a break once!!

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I have a question!!?? This is my second cycle of applications, When I resend the application is it really important that I say I already applied there last year?? Couldn't that give them a bias toward me?? Thanks

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