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Law School Admissions / Re: Joint Degree
« on: August 22, 2005, 08:17:29 PM »
joint degrees are worthless unless it's a mph/mpa/mba/masters in international relations econ or perhaps social work or maybe if you really stretch psychology as one could become a jury consultant etc... something such as history or philosophy is for one's personal benefit and of little use in securing a better job or higer pay.

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Law School Admissions / Re: How early is too early?
« on: August 22, 2005, 12:25:14 PM »
Miami-

A reach school is just that a "reach".  You are not a shoo-in there.  Infact, you may not even be in the top half of the accepted class.  Therefore, your application will generally be put aside until the adcoms have a clearer picture of what the general application pool looks like.  In other words, they dont want to give you a space, if it may mean shutting a more qualified person out who applies Dec 25th... So applying ED/EA to a reach school is NOT going to help an applicant.. at best the reach applicant decision is put on hold or waitlisted at worst they are flat out rejected diring ED/EA decisions.  I've heard the best strategy in applying to reach schools is to have the completed application at the school before thanksgiving (as you reach the holiday break applicants) but after the ED/EA decisions have been made. 

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I was in the same boat.  I emailed one prof. called the other (as one prefers email).  As they both agreed, I fed-exed two packets this morning including a resume, my personal statement, an additional short statement on why i want to attend law school, my transcript, and a bulleted list of what i achieved in their classes and suggested talking points as requested. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: How early is too early?
« on: August 22, 2005, 08:32:32 AM »
UK begins making scholarship decisions in January and continue to do so until April.  You don't mention your undergrad school, gpa or lsat... so I don't know if you are a possible candidate for the Combs or Ashland scholarship or the UK fellowships.  But it's best to get the app into UK in early October if a candidate for Combs or Ashland as you will have to request an interview--also be sure to fill out the scholarship application for those two scholarships if applicable.  Other scholarship and financial aid awards do not require special applications.  hope that answers some of your questions.  In general its a good idea to get appliactions in early--but i'd caution you againt an early decision or early action application at a school that is in your reach range as this often leads to a waitlist or rejection.

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It's an interesting dilemna..because I have heard of it becoming an issue later on in with regards to bar and character and fitness levels.  i.e. someone later denying they ever had a problem or admitting that they had a problem and had denied it in the past.. so whatever you choose to do be conisistent. 

I am debating writing a similar ps... i was given a scholarship to a prominent private highschool as a kid but after my father died I flunked out and no one thought i would graduate hs let alone attend college.  I ended up attending college based solely on a state school admitting me due to the national merit scholarship and overlooking the fact i went to the "alternative" highschool for rejects.  but basically after actually dealing with the grief of losing a father on my 16th birthday i succeeded in college and how the death of my father relates to one of my greatest passions in life volunteering with hospice and the american cancer association.. but i always come back to having to tie that into lawschool and my desire to attend (when in honestly i just want the jd to complement a master in public administration/public health or the like to work in the upper administration of a socially conscious non profit... but somehow i dont think the ls wants to hear that :) 



Sorry you can't conceive of someone getting up at 4 AM, rather than still being awake. I suppose your world contains a lot more chemical enhancement than mine. Anyway, best of luck with your PS, I suggest you include a letter opener with each application so the adcomms can slit their wrists after reading it.
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Let me guess.  You're still bitter that, after being denied admission to every medical school you applied to, your reading comp skills were ALSO too low to get a decent lsat score.  Cheer up, son.  There's always the food service industry.

Until that big three-figure scholarship from McDonald's U rolls in, allow me to make this easy for you. 

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=forego

If one chooses to "forego" medication, she has decided not to take it.  If that "one" is me, she doesn't even so much as drink--in fact, she never has.

SO...if you choose to make a-hole remarks, at least make them relevant to the person you've chosen to insult.  And remember: if you choose to FOREGO exploring words you don't understand, you're only cheating yourself (and your future employers at Panda Express).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Non Resident Tuition
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:26:27 AM »
yes-- usually it requires you to stay and work in teh sate over the summer... and change voter registration, dl etc...

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Law School Admissions / Re: Alternative PS Topic
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:04:22 AM »
by the way kudos to you for actually finishing your PS.  I've taken 3 days off from work to finish mine and instead i find myself procrastinating with only 3 rough drafts and one outline complete--and I'm not excited about the possibilities of any of my drafts thus far.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Alternative PS Topic
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:02:47 AM »
I've seen both PS before... all in varying degrees of success.  I think it all hinges on which you feel is better written and a more accurate picture of yourself.  A friend wrote her essay about chemistry and law and that being her reason to attend Minnesota.  She was accepted.  I had another friend who tried the same approach although with engineering he didn't quite nail the PS and it just felt flat, unoriginal and barely sufficient.  He got into 2 of his targets but i feel with a better written PS he would have gained acceptance into atleast 2 more.  The sports could maybe help you show a more well rounded individual (science aptitude, well written and athletic etc...)  Again, final call would have to be on which you feel is more successful.

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Wow!  I don't think retaking the lsat will suddenly validate everything he/she did as an undergratuate.  Nor do I think what he/she has done to date is null and void because of the LSAT score.  Afterall, what is that the 79th or 80th percentile?   
It seems the person's point was practice test scores are only partially indicative of actual scores and that perhaps a portion of the discrepancy in scores could be explained away by poor testing conditions that he/she will undoubtedly encounter again so that overall a net score increase would be only fairly significant.  (there seem to be an awful lot of UK grads/students on this site.  GO BIG BLUE!)

Overall, i'd say your list looks decent.  Might want to add a few more target schools as you will most likely be a difficult decision.




I wish you were right.  I shared that nativity just a few short months ago.  I have since learned.  LSAT is everything (almost).



Badger your list and the list of the original poster are in two other worlds.  The original poster didn't mention one school in the top 25.  He/she has a legitimate shot at every school on the list and I think would likely get accepted to around 5. 

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Wow!  I don't think retaking the lsat will suddenly validate everything he/she did as an undergratuate.  Nor do I think what he/she has done to date is null and void because of the LSAT score.  Afterall, what is that the 79th or 80th percentile?  
It seems the person's point was practice test scores are only partially indicative of actual scores and that perhaps a portion of the discrepancy in scores could be explained away by poor testing conditions that he/she will undoubtedly encounter again so that overall a net score increase would be only fairly significant.  (there seem to be an awful lot of UK grads/students on this site.  GO BIG BLUE!)

Overall, i'd say your list looks decent.  Might want to add a few more target schools as you will most likely be a difficult decision.



consider this.  all of your impressive achievements as an undergrad will be a complete and utter waste unless you shoot for higher schools.

retaking the lsat, as others have indicated, is a prerequisite.

(however, there is a chance your lsat is below the 25% which wouldn't affect the USNEWS reported ranking... so you may possibly still have a shot at some of the higher schools, given your U-grad performance.  it depends if you're a gambler )

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if sounds like you have an interest in public policy.  even a crappy MBA with the idea of moving into a nonprofit or *cough* socially conscious corporation/entity would allow you to be more effective

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