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Personal Statement / Re: draft of yale 250
« on: August 14, 2008, 03:23:48 PM »
i will take a look if you still need someone to read it.

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Studying for the LSAT / june 2008
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:51:31 AM »
if you want a free unmarked copy of the test, i ordered it by accident.  first to pm me with address, i'll send it to you.

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Law School Applications / Re: LAW SCHOOL CALCULATOR- Accurate or not?
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:37:45 AM »
i don't think it tells you much more than you couldn't already figure out given your numbers.  if it gives you a 75% chance of getting into a school, it still means that there is a 1 in 4 chance you don't get in.  At the end of your cycle you might just be that 1 in 4.  the calculator doesn't tell you whole lot in my opinion.  especially for some of the top schools.  if your chance at harvard is 25%, well that is better than the acceptance rate, so it seems like you have a pretty good chance, but who really knows!

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Law School Applications / finacial aid questions - any 1L's around?
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:30:29 AM »
I would love to get some grant money but with my husband's income I certainly won't qualify for any need based scholarships and don't plan on taking out any stafford loans, etc.  Do I still fill out the financial aid forms to be eligble for the merit based scholarships?  I have decent numbers so hoping to get a few bucks.

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anyone cold call judges to try to intern prior to starting law school?

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Law School Applications / Re: Upcoming Applications
« on: August 02, 2008, 07:20:56 PM »
columbia is up too

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Personal Statement / Re: Anyone willing to critique my Yale 250?
« on: August 01, 2008, 04:02:28 PM »
sure

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Law School Applications / Re: Older prospective student -- advice!
« on: July 31, 2008, 08:03:25 PM »
For LSAT study - I would buy a whole bunch of real tests and do as many as you can.  I think I did about 20 or so - all under "real" test conditions.

I am also nontraditional with two young kids.  From what I've been told, UGPA matters but if you have a stong LSAT it matters less.  Strong being 170+ and maybe a little higher if you are a male. Unless your work experience includes curing cancer, winning the  nobel prize, etc. I would definitely write an addendum as to why law school.  Don't waste your PS on that topic.  Make sure your recs are strong and really encourage your recommenders to write about things that demonstrate your intellectual aptitude.  If you are applying to Yale you may want to hunt down an old professor of a class you did well in to see if he can write you anything.

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PM me

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Personal Statement / Re: Yale 250 draft
« on: July 30, 2008, 03:17:13 PM »
if you want another set of eyes and maybe a different perspective (i am nontraditional, graduated from college 15+ yrs ago, have MBA)

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