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Law School Applications / Double Major
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:47:35 PM »
Another soft question....

How do schools look at double majors?  I will be graduating with both a B.A. and a B.S.  Is this only another soft, or when adcoms are looking at GPA will this be a factor? 

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I had a couple questions on how various law schools will view these activities.

I have recently been accepted into a Congressional Fellowship program, and everything sounds like it will be pretty exciting and worthwhile experience while I am in D.C.  What I was wondering is, how is this E.C. viewed by law schools.  I know it is just a soft, but I could imagine that schools in D.C. get this kind of stuff all the time.  Would midwest schools or schools out west value this experience more? less?

Also I have been interning with a firm in chicago for the past three summers.  I have worked about 4 months each time, and have logged in more meaningful minutes every time I have come back.  Do schools only value this as another soft?  Or will some see this as legitimate work experience.  Technically I have worked for over a year for this firm, just not in one lump sum.  How will they view this?  Thanks the help and input!

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Law School Applications / How many apps is too much?
« on: June 18, 2008, 03:12:52 PM »
It seems that some people get carried away with the number of schools they apply to.  Ten seems reasonable, maybe a few more, but when someone is applying to more than 16, 17 schools, that seems rediculous. 

As you apply to more schools I would think that the quality of apps would go down. Granted, it does get easier to apply the more apps you do. Also, applying to 16+ schools tells me that the person has not really determined what they want out of law school.  I would think that out of that relatively large number of schools, at least two or three are significantly different as far as atmosphere, curriculum, specialty, location, etc.

Thoughts?

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Where should I go next fall? / Top Environmental Law Schools
« on: May 27, 2008, 02:47:25 PM »
If I am interested in practicing Enviro Law, but it appears that my numbers should get me into into some top 20 if not T14 law schools, would I be wise to consider schools such as Vermont, Oregon, Utah, when applying? Also, what are other top enviro progams? What do they consider when a school is designated as having a top program?

Thanks for the help!

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Law School Applications / LOR's help needed...
« on: May 14, 2008, 06:34:22 PM »
So how did you guys handle LOR's for multiple schools.  For example I will be applying to about 8-12 schools, and the average number of recomendations seems to be 2.  How many recomenders did you guys use, and did you vary them from school to school?

 This seems to be the part where there is a lot of lag time in getting it done and turned in, so I just wanted to know the best approach.  I probably have 3 profs., maybe 4 who could write a significant LOR, so should I use them all, or focus on 2 that will write more generic letters to all schools?

Thanks for your input.

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Law School Applications / 3.76/168
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:36:00 PM »
Here is my list of schools I will be applying to with a 3.76/ 168 from DePaul University.
Double Major in ECON/History.  A few solid internships, but no substantial work experience. Interested in environmental law.  What do you think? Too many reaches?, should I apply to schools that are exceptional in environmental law, but not nationally recognized, such as a U or Oregon?

1. U of Chi
2. Berkeley
3. U Mich
4. UCLA
5. U TEXAS AUSTIN
6. Duke
7. BC
8. University of Washington
9. UNC
10. UC Davis

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Where should I go next fall? / 3.75 / 167
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:28:50 PM »
Here is my list of schools I will be applying to with a 3.67/ 167 from DePaul University.
Double Major in ECON/History.  A few solid internships, but no substantial work experience. Interested in environmental law.  What do you think? Too many reaches?, should I apply to schools that are exceptional in environmental law, but not nationally recognized, such as a U or Oregon?

1. U of Chi
2. Berkeley
3. U Mich
4. UCLA
5. U TEXAS AUSTIN
6. Duke
7. BC
8. University of Washington
9. UNC
10. UC Davis


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