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General Off-Topic Board / Anyone else in mock trial?
« on: November 03, 2008, 08:09:23 PM »
I joined mock trial this year, and our (Western Kentucky) first invitational is on November 14 at Middle Tennessee State University.  Is anyone else in mock trial, and, if so, is anyone else attending the MTSU competition?  I know the odds are against it, but you never know...

Law School Admissions / Happy Halloween
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:50:11 PM »
I know this should be in General Discussion, but it is Halloween, so maybe we can make an exception.  Everyone flaunt your Halloween costumes (avatars) here. :o :o :o

Law School Admissions / Regional influence of undergrad
« on: October 28, 2008, 09:07:52 AM »
This is something I have been very curious about, but I haven't really posted anything about it until now.  I am curious to the effect location of undergrad has on a law school's decision to pursue a candidate.

That sounds like a jumbled mess, so let me provide an example.  I attend WKU, which is not a super-well known school, but is a fairly well-respected public school in my region, and is also about 60 miles from Nashville.  I realize that, given the same numbers, a Harvard degree would trump me, but suppose I was competing against someone from Eastern Michigan University (just an example)- would I be looked at more favorably for scholarships at Vanderbilt?  Likewise, would the Eastern Michigan undergrad be looked at more favorable at UM?

It seems like location of undergraduate would be important because a law school would realize that a student would be more likely to stay closer to what they are used to.  However, when dealing with schools with little national recognition, it may not make a difference.  It is something to ponder, anyway....

Any thoughts? ???

Law School Admissions / LSN Problem
« on: October 17, 2008, 01:09:45 PM »
I have been having a problem with for about three days now... every time I try to log in, it says "There has been a problem with sessions, please e-mail the webmaster."  So I did.  Twice. 

Anyone have any idea what is going on/ how to fix it- I am posting this here because a) this is where I always post, and b) I have the feeling at least one person can help me out here...


Law School Admissions / Odd e-mail (Harvard)
« on: October 16, 2008, 08:43:11 AM »
I got a semi-odd e-mail from Harvard today, and maybe somebody can help me figure it out.  I got an e-mail saying that as of today (October 16) I am complete at Harvard.  That's great.... except, according to Harvard status checker, my Application has been under review since October 3 (and it still says that). 

Is this a SNAFU?  Just a customary e-mail?  Am I just now going complete?  Or...... is this an indirect way of Harvard saying that they are actually reading applications now?  Any thoughts?

General Off-Topic Board / Need advice (re: suit/ shoes)
« on: October 12, 2008, 05:21:52 PM »
I recently purchased a new suit from Dillard's.  The jacket is charcoal gray, 3-button, single-breasted- the pants are just regular suit pants- it is a very conservative suit. 

My question is, what kind of shoes should I be looking for to match it?  The suit was priced at $400; what is the price range I should expect to look at/ what color and style should I look for?  Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.

According to LSN, a few different people have already heard from Univ. of Virginia... I wonder how long it will take to hear back if non-ED....

Anyone get any acceptances besides Duke yet?

Law School Admissions / Emory versus Vandy in Atlanta placement
« on: October 02, 2008, 09:43:47 AM »
I have been searching the NALP Directory and realized that Atlanta is really a hotbed for big law firms.  I also found that nearly every single firm recruits at both Vanderbilt and Emory, so my question is this: In Atlanta, which JD would be better to have, Vandy or Emory?  Vandy has a little bit more prestige as well as a slightly higher US News Ranking, but Emory is in Atlanta, which has to mean something.  Any thoughts?

Law School Admissions / If autoadmit, how long?
« on: September 25, 2008, 07:41:41 AM »
I have sent all of my applications off, and I have got complete at about half of the schools I am applying to.  My question is this: assuming I am an auto-admit and have already gone complete, what is the absolute earliest I could start hearing back from schools.  Now naturally, I realize that I am not an auto-admit for some/most of the schools on my list; however, based on my numbers, I would definitely say I am a pretty sure-fire bet for a few.

Anyone have any idea?

Law School Admissions / Vanderbilt On-Campus Interview
« on: September 20, 2008, 12:45:55 PM »
Here's the scoop- I am going down to Nashville on Monday morning to do the on-campus interview and take a tour/sit in on a class.  I will let you guys know what I have figured out so far.

Based on what the admissions office told me, the interview is mainly for the student rather than the school; people had been wanting a chance to talk to actual people instead of telephones and viewbooks, and this was the result.  It is pretty short (about 15 minutes), and only counts for your admission if you do it; in other words, it can't count against you for not doing it, but it can count for you if you do.

I think it seems like a great way to get to know someone in the selection process.  The class I am sitting in is being taught by the Dean of the Law School, Ed Rubin (A.B. Princeton, J.D.- Yale- beat that! :o)

If anyone knows anything else about this interview, clue us in!

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