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Wait List / Re: Anyone else get deferred at Mizzou (via email)?
« on: March 02, 2006, 08:59:40 AM »
Well, from the sound of it, they don't have an official waitlist until after the seat deposit.  So for now it's a deferral.

cwctz8:
Is Mizzou your top choice?
What type of law are you interested in?
Do you have an account on LSN?

I know that for now it is a deferral, but I'm confused about the "you may receive a decision from us at any time" part of the email.  It seems like it either will be a rejection or a waitlist, so I  didn't want to say deferral to quickly.

Mizzou was my UG and it's one of the better schools I applied to, so I'd be happy there.  My goals for LS are up in the air, but I'm most interested in Property or Real Estate.  I don't know if that would be the best decision though.  And yes, I do have an account on LSN under the same name.   

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Wait List / Re: Anyone else get deferred at Mizzou (via email)?
« on: February 28, 2006, 10:36:16 PM »
Sure did.  Is it a deferral or a waitlist?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Questions about applying and LSDAS! Please HELP!
« on: January 14, 2006, 12:02:12 AM »
Jenna, you remind me way too much of myself at this time last year for me to not comment.  To be quite honest, a year ago I had absolutely no clue how competitive the law school application process is - and yes, they are that competitive even at Stetson.

This is my second round of applications because last year I made the mistake of thinking I could get everything completed in two months.  While it can be done (and I hope so for your sake), this process is not your standard undergrad or even Master's application.  Because most schools are rolling, the earlier the better.  Combine that with the competition you're up against, and this is not a fun or easy deal.  I sat around last year and didn't get LOR's in until January and then didn't apply until mid-February.  Basically, I never even gave myself a chance.

If I were you, I would go ahead and apply now and get as much quality stuff as you can in.  I looked into Stetson myself, and I want to say their letters of rec are optional, but I wouldn't let that stop you from trying to get a couple in, because if well written, they are very helpful.  If you don't get in and still are deadset on going to law school, go for round two like I did.  You may even have to go for round two on the LSAT, which I also did.  Anyway, that's my advice from a guy who has been in your situation.  I wish you the best of luck...     

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Law School Applications / Re: Can I attach any document?
« on: January 07, 2006, 02:13:10 AM »
Ignoring what 2 page rule?  I thought it was standard for a resume to a ONE page if you're not a middle-aged manager!  Maybe that's not what you're talking about, but please advise on how long a "law school resume" should be.  I am planning on cramming as much as I can into one page.

Sorry, I did mean ignoring the one-page rule.  I wouldn't break 2 pages, but I think it's impossible for a law school resume to be meaningful and still be only a page.  Even the examples in the back of the Ivey Guide would be over a page. 

There's the answer I set out to get.  Instead of elaborating on an extra sheet, I'll just extend my resume.  Thanks for your help, Vapid.

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Law School Applications / Re: Can I attach any document?
« on: January 07, 2006, 02:08:01 AM »
Ignoring what 2 page rule?  I thought it was standard for a resume to a ONE page if you're not a middle-aged manager!  Maybe that's not what you're talking about, but please advise on how long a "law school resume" should be.  I am planning on cramming as much as I can into one page.

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Law School Applications / Re: Can I attach any document?
« on: January 07, 2006, 01:28:30 AM »
A couple of them say things like "Applicants with extensive experiences may wish to elaborate on a seperate attachment" and another says "Please include any extensive extracurricular activities. You may also wish to submit a resume."  Others are, like you said, basically inferring that you should just submit a resume, and these are the apps I have questions about because my resume doesn't necessarily go into detail about extracurriculars, but more about work experience and other skills. 

I guess it can't hurt if it's well written...

Thanks for the comments.

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Law School Applications / Can I attach any document?
« on: January 07, 2006, 01:07:13 AM »
There are quite a few schools that ask you to attach a document regarding extracurriculars and honors.  If a different school doesn't ask for that, is it bad to attach it anyway?  I think mine is good and I want to attach it to all my apps, but if it will make them mad, I won't do it.  Thanks for any help....

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what did the lsac say was the release date last december???  if it wasn't in january then maybe dec. 30th is right and it's their customary couple days before they say they'll come out, they actually come out...

January 4th, and I got my score December 22nd.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Questions dropped
« on: December 14, 2005, 12:02:19 PM »
But neways, mikey, the second scenerio is what would happen and it shouldnt impact ones score at all.  

I took the Dec '04 test and there was a dropped question on that exam.  I got it right, but it was NOT reflected in my raw score.  The question is dropped completely, and the first scenario is what happens (i.e. 80 out of 101 to 79 out of 100).

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LSAT horror stories / Re: I was hoping I wouldn't have to post here
« on: December 06, 2005, 11:35:06 AM »
I feel like this test has too many serious issues to be considered a "standardized" test.  I mean, they only admininster it four times a year.  They can't have a few more procedures in place to make it more the same from place to place?  In my personal case, I feel like there needs to be a backup timer at every testing location.  Batteries die occasionally.  In other cases, I think it should be standard that a testing center cannot administer the exam if conditions aren't the same for everyone (desk size, etc.).  On a more national/worldwide level, I think test centers should have adequate heat/AC, bell towers are turned off, etc.  This is too important of a test to screw around like they seem to do in so many cases.  Some people spend a year of their life on this thing, and in my opinion, LSAC just doesn't seem to make the effort they should.

OK, I'm done complaining...           :-X

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