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Law School Admissions / Re: A few basic questions..
« on: February 24, 2009, 06:47:28 AM »
...get off this message board and go take an LSAT class, then take every single practice test you can get your hands on.  
This works.

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Law School Admissions / Re: A few basic questions..
« on: February 23, 2009, 06:05:08 PM »
Take the LSAT.  Period.

There is absolutely no school that you would have no chance at getting into, given the right LSAT score.  However, you are just going to drive yourself crazy playing what-if games... take the LSAT and you will know where you stand.

1) Mention the grade situation in an addendum- that way, you can use your personal statement for something a lot more interesting.

2) Honor socities that are not PBK don't seem to be that important.  It's largely a numbers game anyway.

3) Mention it.  It may or may not get you points, but it won't hurt.

4) I don't know about any of those markets, so I'll pass on this one.

This is all just my opinion based largely on other people's opinions I have read on this site- take it with a grain of salt.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Woodruff Scholarship- Emory
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:01:53 PM »
I'd take Vandy over Emory anyday given equal scholarship conditions... it's just the idea of it.  Not to sound entitled or anything, but given the right scholarship conditions, I really would consider Emory.  I think it is a great school... but if they cannot even offer the same amount as schools ranked considerably higher, they almost eliminate themselves.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Woodruff Scholarship- Emory
« on: February 23, 2009, 01:06:24 PM »
Bumping this to the top, even though it isn't quite about the Woodruff- more about Emory in general.  I received a scholarship offer of $84,000 today from Emory, and I am extremely grateful.  However, there were many people on LSN with considerably lower numbers who got offered more.  Also, I noticed that the poster above, who has numbers that are as good as anyone could possibly ask for, got a lower offer than me.

I really just don't understand the logic... it seems like the higher you go, the more you should get offered.  (By the way, don't anyone throw out the it isn't your numbers, it's your application argument- LSN shows a complete numbers correlation- the higher your numbers, the lower your offer.)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2012
« on: February 22, 2009, 08:04:26 PM »
So what exactly is Barrister's Ball?  A big kid version of prom where the school actually supplies the alcohol?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2012
« on: February 21, 2009, 08:04:01 AM »
I really hope so.  I have a number in my head, and if Vandy meets or exceeds that number, my cycle is over.  I am completely sold on Vandy after multiple visits and discussions with various students... now it is just a question of will they give me the amount I need.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2012
« on: February 20, 2009, 02:45:21 PM »
Maybe some of you guys who go to Vandy can help me figure something out...

As I was applying to law schools, I was a bit optimistic about scholarships (on LSN, looking at the high scholarship amounts without paying a lot of attention to low amounts for similar numbers, etc.)  While my numbers earned $90,000 last year fairly consistently, there was still quite a bit of variation (some $30k, some $60k).  Is there any explanation for why there would be such a large scholarship variation for very similar numbers?


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Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2012
« on: February 19, 2009, 10:34:42 AM »
Does anyone have thoughts on a possible scholarship time line? I'd heard a mid-February estimate tossed around, so any chance this Friday might lead to offers? Also, anyone know whether it will be snail mail or email?

I have spoken with the admissions office a couple of times over the past couple of weeks.  They said that the priority deadline for FAFSA and Need Access was Feb. 15th because the following week (this week) and next week, they are planning on making a lot of scholarship decisions.  I was told by the office that they will begin sending out notifications at the end of this month and beginning of next month.  This is consistent with last year's LSN updates.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Woodruff Scholarship- Emory
« on: February 18, 2009, 07:57:48 PM »
Thanks a lot for the reply- did you receive your offer by mail?

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Law School Admissions / Woodruff Scholarship- Emory
« on: February 18, 2009, 04:38:02 PM »
I have noticed that Emory has begun sending out scholarship offers (via LSN).  While some of the offers have been very hefty (3/4 tuition+), it seems that they have not offered any Woodruff Scholarships (full tuition) yet.  Does anyone know when these typically go out, or if they have begun yet?

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