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Law School Applications / Re: why did i do it...
« on: October 19, 2005, 03:35:44 PM »
I know someone who's undecided between law and graduate school. Personally, I think you should stick to whatever interests you more. Doing better on a test isn't necessarily a indicator of ability. If you're interested in the material then I guarantee that you'll do well regardless of your test scores.

thanks, although to some extent the lsat is supposed to test my ability as is the mcat.. so on some level shouldnt ability factor into a decision?   But passion is passion and it should be factored in as well, I assume.  I think I am just a little unnerved.  I see all these applicants on here with the 170s etc and i thought that would have been me.  But no, I was a lowly 158 and 168 two time test taker.  Yet Mcat first time knocked it out of the park.  Lets be honest.. I'm competitive and dont want to be at the bottom.  I always waffled back and forth between med/law/and graduate program in public health or sociology of medicine.. but had decided on law school. Basically convincing myslef my mcat scores would be much lower than the lsat.  oh the rony is killing me.. the cycle for med school apps is basically over.. so it would be next year if i decided to go that route..although i could be totally indecisive and massochistic and try a joint degree program at case western or duke.... Rocky, i've taken the core ourses.. i couldnt imagine anyone sitting through the damn test if they hadn't.  the lsat was a cake walk compared to the mcat in terms of time, stress concentration etc.. yet i did worse on it.  go figure.  my reading comprehension skills just werent up to snuff.  which is what really bugs me about law school.... will that come back to bite me in the ass?

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Law School Applications / why did i do it...
« on: October 19, 2005, 11:31:30 AM »
anyone else also take the mcat? what if you did significantly better on the mcat?  is it a sign med school is thebetter choice?  hmm.. i just had to go and take it....

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Law School Applications / Re: What is a minor freaking traffic violation?
« on: October 17, 2005, 02:00:29 PM »
Accidents do not count unless you were DWI or DUI or left a scene etc. I had to explain only one traffic violation :  95 in a 45.  It wasn't merely sppeding but reckless driving etc.  I was 17 so here's hoping the adcomms dont really care.  But my excuse was lame in front of the judge.  So I didn't bother with an excuse this time.  Strictly violation, outcome and a brief not about how since regaining my license I have been a model driver.

Anyone think this will cause a few dings?  It was a stupid youthful indiscretion.  I received a brand new car for my graduation and in  misguided youth wanted to see how fast it went (i am lucky the cop only wrote me up for 95 when he said he estimated i was going 112, but as he didnt have his radar on would only write up 95).  In my defense it was 2 am and no one was around for miles except me and the cop. Plus haven't I already paid my punishment?  I lost my license for two years.  I haven't had a speeding ticket in the last 5 years.

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General Off-Topic Board / Anyone Seen Crash?
« on: October 16, 2005, 03:53:48 AM »
just curious if anyone else loved this movie as much as I did?

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Law School Applications / Re: Would You Really Go To Your "Safety"?
« on: October 14, 2005, 12:03:26 AM »
my safety= stetson.  I'd go in a heart beat.  It's located in tampa which the firms LOVE here... Nice location. close to beaches.  Nice facilities.  students are nice. education is solid.  i'd go with money. no money then I won't go.  I'll wait til next year when my low LSAT score is erased. 

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Law School Applications / Re: surprising fee waivers
« on: October 13, 2005, 11:59:20 PM »
many people i know got vandy's waivers -- even thsoe with lsats at the lower end.. i am wondering if they will be mailing out a bunch of rejections this year?  I don't know. i have two lsat scores and I too was shocked by vandy's "love" or is it cruel heartedness?

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern Interview Cancelation
« on: October 13, 2005, 03:27:11 PM »
First off, I agree in that I can't imagine it would be a problem.  Just tell them the truth.  Second, I don't know if anyone caught this, but the lady's *HUSBAND* can't make it?  Your wife has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and you can't go to the doctor with her?  Am I missing something here? ???

Not really hard to understand-- if the husband thinks his wife has something brewing with the "coworker" willing to skip his northwestern interview to be there with here to serve as a testament to their strong but not long bond.

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern Interview Cancelation
« on: October 13, 2005, 02:51:00 PM »
I think some of you are sociopaths...for reals.

what tipped you off? 

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern Interview Cancelation
« on: October 13, 2005, 02:43:43 PM »
[...] I am not the devil, [...]"

you're just his child? 



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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern Interview Cancelation
« on: October 13, 2005, 12:03:29 PM »
be10down-- i think you and I are both sexist.  we both assumed the OP was female due to the ecxplanation.  However if you follow the link to LSN the OP is male?  i think the OP cancelled the intervie wto go with soe girl whose husband couldn't go to score brownie points and hopefully a little adulterous action. god I am just so wrong.  Seriously though, i wonder if adcoms would find the story slightly more credible from a female?  i don't know.  I think adcoms are human but to a point. I don't think they are necessarily the devil, just human.  And unfortunately many humans look for motive when listening to an "excuse". 


I still think Pancho and I are correct.  A cancelled interview may be a sign of poor decision making skills.  If anything, I think it will cause the adcomms to more closely scrutinize your application.  You had 4.0 gpa from UG but only a 3.2 from LSAc, did you have multiple withdrawals or retake options or a poor semester or two?  Something they may have overlooked may now become an indication of patterns... cancelling the interview is not a wise decision.


They'll think you're lying, or at least that will be in the back of their mind.

precisely.  I think it's the wrong move.  You should never cancel something like this unless it could be documented or is someone close to you for whom you are willing to jeopardize a future at NU

Something like this?  Did I bag a meeting with the dean of admissions the day of?  The worst thing the file says is:  "Rescheduled interview with less than 72 hours notice."  Then the interviewer asks me, "Why did you have to reschedule on short notice?".  The best thing it says is "....." (nothing).  This isn't high school.  People don't ask for doctors' notes. 

As I said earlier, then @#!* them.  You people think admcoms are the devil, but they really aren't.  IF she explains what happened, the interviewer will more than likely say "wow, that is terrible, is how is she doing?"  They are NOT going to say, "well, you were so irresponsible for doing something like that."  That is so damn rediculous.  I personally wouldn't want to go to a school that makes decisions like that, but hey people are different.  I know that you people are all caught up in this process and while it is important, you have GOT to remember that there are more important things.  It will seem like during your first year there is nothing more important than school, but there are more important things.  Your family, your health, your spirit if you are so inclined, must not be completely ignored for the sake of your sanity.  Good luck to all of you, and I hope you realize that there are more important things in life.

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