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Law School Applications / Re: how to deal with deadbeat recommender?
« on: November 04, 2005, 08:38:43 AM »
Is it possible to stop by and personally talk with the person?  It's much harder for them to ignore you when you are standing in their office.... If you can, I would go and politely speak with them face to face and try to reiterate why it's so important to get your apps in early.

Law School Applications / Pre-law advisor - bad advice?
« on: November 03, 2005, 09:12:38 AM »
I had the pre-law advisor from my undergrad read through my personal statement and diversity statement and he gave me a little bit of feedback but admitted he was not exactly up-to-speed on what's expected in the essays.  The advice from him that I am questioning is that he told me to be more "matter of fact" instead of telling a story and describe the basic facts "as clinically and briefly as possible". 

Does this sound like good advice or a good approach to a diversity statement (or any essay, for that matter)?  When writing a diversity statement, do adcoms expect it to be "just the facts"??  Thanks for any input!

Personal Statement / .
« on: November 02, 2005, 05:41:13 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Read stimulus OR question stem first????
« on: November 01, 2005, 03:33:08 PM »
I've done both as well... stimulus first worked best in my experience too.  It will save you a couple (maybe critical?) minutes overall on the section if you aren't reading every question stem a minimum of two times....


U of I today as well...through email.

Law School Applications / Re: MIP- how will it affect app?
« on: October 31, 2005, 12:26:36 PM »
I've been wondering this situation... how much of an "explanation" do you need to provide for underage drinking??  One sentence?  Or is submitting the documents good enough?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Week before LSAT, Best strategy
« on: October 28, 2005, 11:39:09 PM »
Woke up every morning at 6 or 5:30 to get used to getting up early... that was the biggest thing for me, didn't help as much as I would have thought (I'm not a morning person), but I think it helped a bit.

I'd have to agree with this... I woke up early and started doing problems before 8:00 every day the week prior to the test.  I also made sure to eat breakfast at the same time every day since I usually skipped it but knew I wouldn't want to do that on the day of the test.

Personal Statement / Re: same old same old: ps.
« on: October 28, 2005, 11:33:29 PM »
I'll read it for you.  Send me a PM.

Got a fee waiver FORM from George Washington today... sorry for my ignorance on the issue, but do schools send out automatic fee waivers to people with certain numbers/attributes?  People aren't just talking about which forms they receive, are they??  Thanks for the clarification!

Law School Applications / Where should I waste my money? NYU or Columbia?
« on: October 26, 2005, 05:43:15 PM »
I know it's a long reach for me at either NYU or Columbia but I figure I might as well send an app to one of them (if I get fee waivers, I'll go ahead and do both).  Anyway, which would be the "better" bet?  My numbers are 2.98/173 plus 8 years WE and minor ECs... does one like WE more than the other?  Is one more likely to ignore undergrad more than the other?  Anything else I'm not thinking of?  Thanks for the input!

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