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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Admitted student receptions
« on: April 20, 2006, 09:05:20 PM »
Has anyone else been given homework prior to attending the admitted student reception day? I received approximately 20 pages of case law to read and brief by Saturday morning.
I was under the (apparently mistaken) impression that these receptions were designed to check out the facilities and potential classmates, not to jump straight into class work.  Just wondering if anyone else finds this a little odd.  (Honestly, I don't mind the work, but I haven't even decided if this is the school I want to attend.)   

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Financial Aid / Getting a little paranoid
« on: March 02, 2006, 05:10:44 PM »
Quick question for anyone, just to soothe my nerves.  I did the FAFSA, and received my SAR, made corrections, and received that before the "priority deadline."  However, I keep seeing posts where people talk about mailing in the FAFSA to their schools.  Did I miss something really important?  Don't the schools get the SAR directly?

thanks.

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LSAC and LSDAS / PDF's
« on: February 01, 2006, 11:05:21 PM »
As I am apparently dumb, I am just now uploading my PS to LSDAS.  Now, the deadline is 12 a.m. Eastern time for two of my schools, but my documents are not converting to PDF.  I read somewhere on here that it can take up to 48 hours to convert???  Anyone know if that is true?  If so, I guess that means that I am just completely screwed?

Feel like screaming!!!

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Law School Applications / Interview- skirt suit?
« on: October 27, 2005, 10:01:54 PM »
I have my interview with a Northwestern alum coming up.  What's eveyone's take on dress code?  I was planning on wearing a nice pant suit, but is that considered too informal?  Should I wear a skirt suit?  Or am I just way over-thinking things?

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Studying for the LSAT / looking for advice re: retaking
« on: October 24, 2005, 05:18:57 PM »
I took the June '05 test and scored 13 points lower than my highest test and about 8-10 points lower than my average.  I knew that I would likely score lower during the real test, but I was thinking more in the 4-6 point range.  Anyway, I ended up with a 161 on the actual test.  Re-took the exam in October, however, I sent in a complaint to LSAC due to a cell phone ringing for about 5 minutes during the games section.  I wasn't really sure what they would do with the information, but I felt that it should be reported.  I received a letter on Saturday saying that due to the disruption they would allow me another 3 weeks to decide if I wanted to cancel my score and that I could re-take in Dec. at no charge.  I am honestly not sure how I did on the test, but I doubt that my score increased substantially (probably did good in RC, ok in LR, and screwed up the games completely).

So, my question is, is it worth it to re-take?  Or should I just suck it up and take the score I got?  Also, with a 161, I will probably still get into my safeties, but with no increase I will NOT get into my targets...

Any advice?  Or any other people in a similar situation feel like commiserating?

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Law School Applications / Law school information session
« on: October 14, 2005, 04:20:02 PM »
Anyone know how useful it is to go to one of these information sessions?

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Law School Applications / Involved in a lawsuit
« on: October 13, 2005, 07:05:39 PM »
Ok, have a problem/question that I think is pretty unique, but maybe someone out there can provide me with some feedback. 

Without going into too many of the details, my ex-boss is suing me (and about 9 other people) for some really ridiculous charges.  She is completely deranged, and unfortunately, her husband is a lawyer so she is able to basically sue anyone she feels like without incurring legal fees (or working with an attorney who might actually give her advice based on the law).  One of the claims against me is Breach of Fiduciary Duty...which is ridiculous because I was never a fiduciary of her company (I worked for one year as an administrative assistant). Additionally she originally filed a police report saying things were stolen; however, when the cops followed up with her, she couldn't name anything that was allegedly stolen so she claimed someone broke back in and replaced everything. (Because that happens SO often.) At this point, the cops said they might bring charges against her for filing a flase police report.  Although I know that none of these charges will be substantiated in court as NONE of them happened, I am still wondering how to deal with them in the context of my applications.

Based on most of the questions on the applications, I can check the "No" boxes...however, should I prepare an addendum addressing this lawsuit, or just leave it alone?  I certainly don't want to get in trouble with the Bar later on, but I don't want to jeopardize my applications by providing information that they didn't ask for in the first place.  Also, this lawsuit further solidified my interest in going to law school, so perhaps it is worth mentioning?  And lastly, should I contact the State Bar Association and just check to make sure that I will not have any problems later on?

Advice?  Comments?

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LSAT horror stories / Test center problem
« on: October 04, 2005, 04:12:46 PM »
Looking for some feedback- at my testing center a cellular phone went off for about 5 minutes during section 4 of the test (in my particular test this was the games section that is being scored).  Because of this distraction I am a bit worried that I may have blown a number of the games...hard to keep everything straight while looking around the room for the offending person.  My question is should I report this to the LSAC?  According to their literature, a complaint may delay the reporting of your score.  Has anyone else dealt with this in the past?  Has a complaint delayed your score?  And, if you do complain, what does that actually get you?  Any response would be appreciated. 

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