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Law School Admissions / Re: Should I ask to resubmit my PS?
« on: October 20, 2005, 05:13:33 PM »
I actually was in the same situation, and I mailed both schools (I'd only sent the 'error' to two schools, thank God) a new PS, and let them know it was coming. I also wrote a cover letter explaining that I'd found a small error and would like the revised PS (which said "Revised" on the Header) added to my file. The adcomms I talked to said they couldn't remove anything from the file, but they could always add to it, so I'm hoping they will only really take a look at the revised version once they get it.

I know this may seem a little (lot) anal, but I didn't want to get rejected and obsess for a year about how it was all because of that one little thing. At least now I'll know I did my very best and they just didn't think I was a good fit.

« on: October 20, 2005, 02:33:22 PM »
Fee waiver from Cardozo. First lines of the letter were something along the lines of "we have merit money we can give you. Please apply." Makes me feel kind of nice, and then kind of like a paid escort.

Letter from UVA telling me they "received my application and will notify me when it is complete" (I'm complete according to their website, so they're not really on the ball there).

I sent in my apps a few weeks ago, and nearly all my schools (12/13) have already requested my report, which had 2 LORs in. That means my applications are complete at all these schools (they haven't all notified me yet, but they have everything they said they needed).

However, now my 3rd LOR has come in to LSAC. I'm not sure when/if those 12 schools will get to see the third one, which I think is probably really good. To add to this problem, on the apps that asked for the names of 2 recommenders, I wrote down the THIRD LOR guy as one of them. That means that right now these schools have 2 LORs, one from someone I wrote down as a recommender, and one from some "strange" person.

So the question is: how do I find out when schools will request a 2nd report? I know some of them do it only on certain days, and others may not do it at do I figure out which ones do what?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Thursday OCD Score Wait Thread
« on: October 20, 2005, 08:34:19 AM »
Thanks. Gotta love the Stewie.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Thursday OCD Score Wait Thread
« on: October 20, 2005, 07:45:08 AM »
I took the test in June, and I just re-checked to see when I got the email- 3 p.m. A lot of other people have said theirs came out at a similar time.

So my advice is to take a nice leisurely nap (or play solitaire or something if you're at work), have a long lunch, have a drink, and come back at 2:50. Then you can freak out for 40 minutes, and if they don't come for anyone by 3:30, you can all go home.

That said, I'm staying. I want to watch the madness.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
« on: October 19, 2005, 12:26:10 PM »
All I have to say is thank you to all you survival-kit people. I was "I forgot to bring a pencil, can I borrow one of yours" girl.

Law School Admissions / Re: anybody have schools request reports yet
« on: October 18, 2005, 06:11:38 PM »
Do you think it'll take them that long? I've noticed on LSN most people who applied this early and got yes's knew about it before Feb, usually in Dec or early Jan. Or maybe that's just my eyes doing my wishful thinking for me...

Law School Admissions / Re: Going straight from Undergrad...
« on: October 14, 2005, 01:30:34 PM »
I'm not from Western Europe, so I'm not sure about that...

To the previous poster: I'm not just talking about our parent's generations. I guess that was a bad example. I'm talking about my own peers. Most of my friends from high school are graduating in June with a J.D. or have a year and a half left of their M.D. or something like that...My cousin's 24 and has an LL.M. from Cornell already, b/c he got a J.D. four years after high school and then went to Cornell. When I tell them i'm APPLYING for a J.D. now they're all shocked at how "far behind" I am, since they've all pretty much got their careers and lives settled now.

I'm not saying that people don't benefit from additional experience. The reason I came to the States was because I didn't feel I was ready at age 18 to make a decision about what I was going to do for the rest of my life. However, I just think it's pretty interesting that in the U.S. the idea of someone deciding they want a J.D. after going through four years of college is still considered a little "early" (i.e., the recommendation is you should take more time to think about it and get experience), when my family/friends think it's a little LATE. Funny, is all.

Law School Admissions / Re: Going straight from Undergrad...
« on: October 14, 2005, 10:46:09 AM »
I just wanted to say...I find this whole topic incredibly interesting because it gives me the sense that in the U.S. you're EXPECTED to be immature after college. It's jarring to me, because if I'd stayed in my country after high school (I moved to the States and did college here), I would already have a J.D. in June (I'm going to be 21). People in many foreign countries graduate HIGH SCHOOL and immediately pick a career--both my parents did this, and they're both very happy with what they've chosen.

I'd say the vast majority of people are. The thing is, back there, you're expected to be mature enough to make a lifetime choice when you're 18, and you're expected to be mature enough to work at least part time all during college, and you're expected to be mature enough to take a job in your chosen field immediately afer.

On the other hand, you're also mature enough to drink when you're 18, and all that jazz...

It's funny to me that expectations are SO different in the U.S. that you have to be 24 for law schools to really think you have a good sense of direction, or maturity. Just thought I'd put that out there...

Yeah...Can't 3 be enough?

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