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Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: September 22, 2006, 04:50:19 PM »
Got the Northwestern one yesterday, yay! I was worried I was going to have to email them about it, too.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Work/school week before LSAT
« on: September 13, 2006, 12:44:27 PM »
I worked the week leading up to it. I took the Friday off, but that was because I had to go to a city a few hours away to take the test, since I had a wedding to go to there that afternoon.

Didn't hurt me at all.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law School Forums
« on: September 12, 2006, 10:17:26 AM »
I pondered waiting until the October thing, but it was way too late in the game for my tastes... and I am having trouble finding info on who will be there.

I want my apps IN by the end of October.... Preferably before, but I need to get stuff sent in.

Austin? Well, that's a pretty easy drive, too. But I should probably focus on actually getting the applications done at this point...

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law School Forums
« on: September 11, 2006, 04:26:04 PM »
Yike, Julie! What time did you make it to Dallas?! Or do you just live really far south?

I left Spring at 6:20, and got there right around 10, maybe just after, and that was with making a wrong turn after I got off the tollway and stopping at a Starbucks.

Granted, I drive like a bat out of hell, too.

Although you made it back earlier than me -- I  made it home around 7:30 to 8, but I didn't leave Dallas until 3:30, and I also stopped at Best Buy. (I left the forum at about 1:45, and stopped at the North Park Mall before heading home... Since I was there, I had to stop by my favorite beauty store.)

I chatted to a lot of schools, too. Didn't hit any of the forums, and some schools are definitely more helpful than others.But I didn't pick up a lot I didn't already know. Still, as a nontrad, it was good to get adcomm perspectives.

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Law School Applications / Re: Are the lawschool forums worth going?
« on: September 11, 2006, 06:36:12 AM »
I went and found it relatively useful. I spent longer there than I intended and spoke to the schools I was considering as well as a few I was curious about.

Every once in a while you'd get a totally helpful person -- the woman manning the Wake Forest table was particularly helpful. I was the only one at the table, and she gave me a good bit of advice on how to best present myself. Must of it I was already planning on doing, but it  was helpful to hear it verified.

Most amusing experience: Oklahoma, where when the woman found out what my LSAT score was, she handed my a fee waiver, introduced me to the dean along with my score, and I got a big hardsell.

The most valuable part, really, was talking to the adcomms and getting contacts, even if I didn't really have specific questions. Most of mine were related to age, my own challenges as a splitter and nontrad, and finding my fiance work if I go out of state.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Law School Forums
« on: September 08, 2006, 04:48:14 PM »
Ionlyknowy, I'm planning to try to get there bright and early, too.

Leaving Houston at 6 am is going to suck. Seriously.

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Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: September 07, 2006, 05:40:45 PM »
Yeah, I'm getting more mail for te LSAC forum than I am real mail these days. Most schools I have no interest in.

I did, however, get the 'Your fee is waived if you apply through LSAC' email from Washington & Lee, but I'm not sure that counts as a real waiver.

I got an email from WL, but it was an invite to an Info session, no mention of fee waiver at all.  Boo.  The only other email I've gotten so far is University of Detroit Mercy, inviting me to stop by their table at a black prelaw conference that I'm not even attending!  :(

If it makes you feel better the waiver was in conjunction with a invite to visit with them at the Dallas forum, too.

I haven't really gotten any waivers this year, which annoys me. I got loads last year... when I wasn't applying. I'm planning to ask Northwestern to let me use the one from last year.

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Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: September 07, 2006, 04:50:21 PM »
Yeah, I'm getting more mail for te LSAC forum than I am real mail these days. Most schools I have no interest in.

I did, however, get the 'Your fee is waived if you apply through LSAC' email from Washington & Lee, but I'm not sure that counts as a real waiver.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: GPA Addendum
« on: September 05, 2006, 05:37:43 PM »
I agree -- you're fine without an addendum. They'll see the graduate transcripts too, if you send them in.

And I agree with jarhead -- the addendums are also for people like me who just coasted and didn't bother to try to do anything more than pass.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Anyone LOVE having kids????
« on: August 31, 2006, 07:42:18 PM »
In the end, I think you hit the nail on the head earlier when you mentioned the importance of people really wanting to have kids.  Those who want and do have kids deserve kudos and those who don't want them and don't have them deserve equal praise.  It's the ones who don't want them and have them anyway that we should join forces to gang up on! :)

Truer words were never spoken.

I want kids some day (even though I worry about when it's going to be feasible with my age + law school plans), but I fully respect anyone who's chosen not to have them because they don't want them.

My only request is that they not be hateful towards them, y'know? If you choose to have kids and are a responsible parent, bravo. If you choose not to have them, bravo, too.

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