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Law School Admissions / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 07, 2008, 07:16:08 PM »
Sorry I should have clarified. When I asked where you were in I meant where has your transfer application been accepted? On a related note, where all did you apply?

Law School Admissions / Re: Transferring...what do I have to do?
« on: July 07, 2008, 06:56:11 PM »
I'm happy to take questions about 1L life, transferring, jobs or anything else...
where are you in? What was your class rank? How was the transfer process?  Is it like applying to ls all over again (minus the LSAT)? How does this affect your summer job (if at all)? Any advise for those who may at some point transfer?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why are you going to law school?
« on: July 07, 2008, 07:25:56 AM »
for me, I committed the great sin of knowing I wanted to be a lawyer before I started undergrad. I've always found political issues and controversies fascinating. But as I got older, I realized how important a role the Constitution played into all this. So i decided to pursue a career in Constitutional law. Is it a bit naive? probably. But I've always been so interested in the subject. Honestly, I think I'd kill myself if I were anything other than a lawyer of some sort.

Do you regret it? Are you glad you did it? Anything you would have done differently?
I'm weighing my options and want some advise

Law School Admissions / Re: GPA v. Degree GPA
« on: June 22, 2008, 05:50:35 PM »
When law schools are evaluating your application, which gets more weight? I'm in an interesting situation where thanks to an array of circumstances (stupidity being one, to a degree), my UG GPA will be pretty low when factoring in community college. I'm at my 4 year now and so far have kept my 4.0 in a double major. Assuming I stay in a holding pattern with 4.0, but my CC gpa drops it, how much is that fact going to hurt me?

Other factors:
White male
No parents
Worked 40+ hours through every year of school so far
Outstanding LoRs
Mediocre other "soft factors"
Diagnostic 177 LSAT.

Any input from past experience would be appreciated. That or some (un)educated guesses.

No Parents?
It's a Miracle!Even Jesus didn't do that.  ;D

Law School Admissions / Soft Factor: Senior Thesis?
« on: June 17, 2008, 03:38:08 PM »
Ok, so I'm just wondering how much asenior thesis in classics would help my LS chances. I realize it's a numbers game, I'm just wondering whether it's worth my time at all to do one or not.

Law School Admissions / Re: Failed College Class: Doomed for LS?
« on: June 17, 2008, 03:35:11 PM »
I agree that you're overall GPA might hurt you a little but you certainl;y could write an adendum about it. Just explain that you were mal-adjusted your freshman year and have no excuses for the F. You've since learned your lesson (as evidenced by your senior GPA)and are ready for law school. Other than that, kick butt on the LSAT! That really is the most important thing.

Law School Admissions / Re: Question about Credits per Semester....
« on: June 17, 2008, 03:30:14 PM »
sacrificing GPA to graduate sooner is NOT a good idea. If you look throuout this thread you'll see that GPA and LSAT are pretty much all that matter. In fact, many people here press to take tame off b/t UG and LS. Law schools do not care how long it takes you to graduate (I'm saying this as a soon to be young applicant myself).
I,m not really sure about the 12 cr question but it I'd be bored if I only did that much. If you feel you should do it though, find something to fill the extra time other than partying. Job, voluteering, campaigning etc.

Law School Admissions / Re: pre-law... but not *Pre-Law*
« on: June 13, 2008, 10:38:53 PM »
 Honestly the Ad cons will probably prefer a candidate who didn't join a pre-law program. From what I can gather, they actually prefer people who explored many options before ls, hence the advise many have here of taking a year off before ls.

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