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Law School Applications / National "Honors Societies"
« on: November 15, 2005, 08:49:28 AM »
I've noticed a recent resurgence in the number of various honors societies on campus, with often nothing besides a GPA requirement. I'm wondering if you all think they're a good idea to put on the various honors and awards sections of applications. Specifically, I'm wondering what your opinions are on:
Phi Beta Kappa(Why am I ineligible, missing one quarter of Latin)
Golden Key(Phi Beta Kappa ripoff, like many)
Society of Success and Leadership (Sigma Alpha Pi?) - They're a group that seemed to pop up out of nowhere, with several people I know becoming officers in its apparent first year here. I'm somewhat skeptical, as they sent out messages to everyone inviting them to join, supposedly only those with 3.3s and above, though many didn't have this GPA.
National Dean's List-I was somewhat more proud of this one, as it required a nomination.
Phi Alpha Delta(Pre/law co-ed fraternity)

Acceptances / Re: IN AT BOALT!
« on: November 15, 2005, 07:19:41 AM »
ok?  ???

Sorry, that should read I'm not even applying there until next year, but I left that part out. I feel like my LSAT will be better than my GPA, which is unfortunate, as I'd prefer Berkeley over almost anywhere else in the T14.

LSAT! One number=your life. One school isn't so bad, as there are plenty of others.

No problem, but to clarify I simply meant that the automated process continues while the human, and decisive element-the adcomms-schmooze.

Law School Applications / Re: Yale Application Question
« on: November 15, 2005, 06:17:04 AM »
I think what they mean is, you can attach a resumé and have it be included, but that you should put down ALL pertinent information for all of those questions in the application as well, so that they have it in their format as well as yours.

I'm writing about being the only white kid in the whole school, as well as my neighborhood, and various other experiences that I hope not many have to write about. It's done in a slightly humorous, though not controversial fashion(I hope!), so we'll see. But that's my PS, not diversity. Was considering it, but I realized how contrived it would seem.

Law School Applications / Re: Variations in "Disciplinary Action" Question
« on: November 15, 2005, 06:06:52 AM »
I'm an RA, and I have to wonder how residence hall conduct is handled at your schools. Here, unless something is so major that it would be a felony, sanctions are within residential life, completely unrelated to the University. You don't get anything marked on your transcript, and it's not an academic offense, for having underage booze here. And, they're quite strict when compared to most other schools I've talked to RAs from.

I'd be very surprised if anything like a noise/alcohol violation that occurred within the residence halls, had no police involvement, would affect your transcripts, which is what they're asking about. I'd be very hesitant to put anything like that on the app. Luckily, I've never been written up. :)

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Best School Ranked 50-100?
« on: November 15, 2005, 04:39:53 AM »
I'd make a crack about #50, but eh...

At that point, aren't career options mostly the same? Some regional?

Law School Applications / Re: 180
« on: November 15, 2005, 02:04:42 AM »

Law School Applications / Re: Dashed hopes from Chicago
« on: November 15, 2005, 01:32:01 AM »
Am I the only person that opened this thread thinking, "damn, someone already got rejected by Chicago?" ???

Not at all...

I thought, "Wow, that was quick. What was he, 2.2 with 130 LSAT?"

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