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applying for next year but i have to commute and was curious what my day would look like.

Law School Admissions / Re: fee waivers
« on: July 24, 2008, 08:18:03 AM »

Law School Admissions / fee waivers
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:48:50 AM »
can someone explain fee waivers to me?  i had a 173 lsat score but have not received any thing from any schools.  thanks.

Law School Admissions / LSDAS Transcript Processing
« on: July 23, 2008, 07:11:50 PM »
My UG said they sent it out on 7/16 but LSDAS still say they haven't received it.  Is this unusual?

i'll read it - maybe i'll have a different perspective b/c i am nontraditional applicant.

is it harder for older students (37+)  to get clerkships?

Incoming 1Ls / probably different at all the schools but...
« on: July 23, 2008, 07:52:28 AM »
what time, generally, do classes start 1L and what time is your class day over?  I am going to commute and want to figure out what my day is going to be like.  Do they start as early as 8am or more like 9am?  Thanks!

Law School Admissions / Re: The "crazy" Personal Statement
« on: July 22, 2008, 12:28:15 PM »
At best, a "crazy" personal statement makes an applicant seem kooky and eccentric. At worst, it makes him/her seem like an obnoxious brat looking for attention. Law is a very conservative profession - things that seem unique or funny (like a PS in iambic pentameter) are more often than not perceived as misguided or foolish.

The PS is the applicant's one chance to set themselves apart from their numbers. The knee-jerk reaction is to be 'unique' in this ridiculous way, right? But that's not what works. The most effective writers are ones that can tell their stories without bells and whistles, who can relay humor or tragedy without dropping "aren't I funny?"-type anvils.

The best personal statements, like the best novels or short stories, stand out because of the story, not because of formatting tricks.

that was really well said.  i knew you were smart before i even look at your lsn page.  i am sure you will get into the top schools, esp. if your PS is as well written as the statement above.  good luck to you.

How many people in your class are over 35?  Do they stick together or mingle with the younger folks?

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