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General Board / Re: Need advice regarding transferring
« on: June 25, 2008, 11:53:05 PM »
if you get into any of the 3 schools you listed you should go. however, since chances of law review at those 3 schools are negligible (0% for HLS i believe, and as for cls i think they take like 2 write ons) it will be very hard to teach, transfer or not. just something to keep in mind.

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General Board / Gift for letter writers
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:01:33 PM »
What does the etiquette book say about this? I had 2 professor write me a LOR for a summer internship and the same 2 write LORs for transferring. I feel quite indebted to them since LORs are not easy to write. I remember people talking about this when I was applying out of undergrad...but I guess they took away the search option on this site?

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Transferring / Re: To anyone that is applying to transfer...
« on: June 24, 2008, 09:20:20 PM »
How did you do LORs? I wanted to make it easier on my letter writers so I had them send their letters to LSAC. However, when LSAC received them they just grouped these new letters with the 2 old ones i used when applying from undergrad. lsac says they send them to schools that i apply to, but i'm not applying through lsac this time around so they won't know where to send them... any help is appreciated.
I don't know if you figured it out yet but you have to name the LORs (I named mine "trsnsfer") then you choose the law school you want LSAC to send them to. It's plain and simp.

what i did was designate the ones from last year as "inactive" and so i have 4 letters showing: 2 from last year and 2 from this year. so i'm guessing lsdas just sends out the 2 new ones when schools request my report right?

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Transferring / To anyone that is applying to transfer...
« on: June 19, 2008, 07:01:23 PM »
How did you do LORs? I wanted to make it easier on my letter writers so I had them send their letters to LSAC. However, when LSAC received them they just grouped these new letters with the 2 old ones i used when applying from undergrad. lsac says they send them to schools that i apply to, but i'm not applying through lsac this time around so they won't know where to send them... any help is appreciated.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 150K -200K Debt Club...Anyone?
« on: June 11, 2008, 07:40:09 PM »
wait i don't get it...why don't you just get your parents to pay for it?

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Transferring / Re: Transfer Personal Statement
« on: June 08, 2008, 10:16:09 PM »
I'm lost as to this too. Does it have to be totally functional or can it be a somewhat "literary" like the PS's we wrote in undergrad? If I were reading these things I'd prefer a blend of (1) attractiveness (possibly a narrative or anecdote) and (2) functionality. But after reading up on this topic it seems like these are supposed to be colorless statements of practical purpose. Anyone who successfully transferred care to weigh in?

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Transferring / transcripts
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:40:25 PM »
how do i add my law school to lsdas so i can print out a transcript request form?

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diaf.

I concur. Most employers doing GW OCI know the system, so they ask for top 15%, top third and top half - aka, the only things it's possible to figure out.  Btw, as far as I know the curve is still at 3.0, maybe a little more, but not over 3.1.  If some employer at an outside job fair asks for "top 25%" or something, just explain the system, and I'm pretty sure they won't care if you're top 35% instead of 25%.  If you are just trying to figure out whether you're at 4% vs. 6%, go away. 

what does "diaf" mean?

also, i'd like to figure it out with greater precision than merely 15% and 35% because i'm considering transferring, and it seems like the only way to meaningfully weigh my options is by knowing my rank.

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General Board / My school (GW) doesn't rank - how do I determine it?
« on: June 03, 2008, 11:13:41 PM »
I just finished my 1L year at GW. They don't rank, but instead give scholar designations i.e. top 15% and top 35%.

I'd like a more precise determination of my rank for various reasons. Anyone have any idea how I'd do that?

I have no idea what the curve is - I've looked all around GW's site and the internet in general. I'm assuming it is somewhere between a 3 and 3.33 though.

Thanks.

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