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Financial Aid / Re: Getting a green card in the U.S.
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:43:28 PM »
i'm in the same boat as you, fray. my dad is an US immigration lawyer (ironic, isn't it? he went to law school not too long ago and is working on our citizenship), and while what you say is true in general, i think there are exceptions for Canadians, who are already treated like Americans in many ways. it also depends on what you'd like to do with your degree. there's a lot you can do with your J.D. in the US that doesn't require citizenship, and TN (two-year renewable work visas given at the border to Canadians) visas are really easy to obtain. 

i have not gone through the naturalization process, however, so i can't share any insights on that. my understanding is that it takes many many years.  :( may INS be on our side!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: SEO Corporate Law Internship
« on: March 23, 2009, 04:24:38 AM »
I got the invite to apply and I'm interested...but I'm really not trying to work the summer before ls.  In fact, I'm going to JA for two weeks, South Carolina for a lil bit, and REALLY trying to go to Greece.  Not trying to work, despite the perks of SEO.

Do it, do it, do it!  I would totally do SEO if I was a US citizen.  If necessary, quit your job earlier and travel before SEO starts.  The advantages are huge.  I had a friend who did SEO for two summers and had a job offer before senior year even started.  When most people were struggling to find jobs, he had multiple offers to choose from.  In addition, the connections are invaluable.

being a US citizen is not necessary for the program. they have spots for international students...im not a US citizen and i've applied.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: February 01, 2009, 10:25:58 PM »
haha, she's not my friend. and um, i didn't say anything about how her numbers alone make her an auto-admit. i simply meant that since i dont know anything about her softs, i can only say that she has great numbers, and given that she's such a go-getting super-competitive overachiever (as her grades attest), it wouldn't surprise me that the numbers and the rest of her application put her in the auto-admit pile. sorry to imply that or put you on the defensive in any way.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: February 01, 2009, 10:03:22 AM »
that does make sense. dont know about her softs, but the person i know has stellar numbers-- 4.0, 180, so it wouldn't surprise me that she was in the auto-admit batch. my UG is pretty small (graduating class of 380is), so im not sure how that'll play into my decision.

yeah, i feel like i lucked out extraordinarily this cycle and im honored to have the choices i already have, so even though my 250 probably shot my chances at yale, im not too worried about it atm.

and notachanceinhell, i have a sneaking suspicion you're being overly modest  :). im sure good news will be coming your way soon!


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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: January 31, 2009, 08:40:50 PM »
yeah, someone from my school got in on thurs... guess my chances are that much slimmer, haha. good luck to everyone waiting!!!

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Law School Applications / Re: COLUMBIA RD ACCEPTANCE!
« on: January 27, 2009, 10:13:02 AM »
Well I just got Butler. It is like the Hamilton, but half tuition. On LSN, the only peeps with Hamilton are 176+, 3.9+.
I am 175, 3.9+ so I guess I just missed the cut off. As far as I know, it has nothing to do with PI or policy.

not true. i got a hamilton with a 3.81 (and 176). granted, my school has a bit of grade-deflation, but it just goes to show that it's not hard and fast.

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Law School Applications / Re: Would you publish it?
« on: January 23, 2009, 04:01:18 PM »
The easy answer is - yes you publish it. However, now that we established that you will publish it I have a couple of questions.

1. If you are already getting stuff published why/how are you going to a mid-ranked school?
2. Are you really planning to go into academia attending a mid-ranked school? Yes it is possible, no it is not probable.

OP said mid-ranked law review, not mid-ranked school.

yes i would publish it; it's a great opportunity. congrats!

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Law School Applications / Re: Penn: Decision Rendered
« on: December 22, 2008, 04:35:30 PM »
me too! id forgotten to check it until i saw this thread. does anyone know if they email, mail, or call?

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 09, 2008, 12:01:24 PM »
cornell issued regular decision acceptances on 12/05

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Law School Applications / Duke Law Mordecai Scholarship
« on: November 22, 2008, 05:49:40 PM »
anyone else get the nomination email today?

does anyone know how many people get nominated and how many people get awarded the scholarship each year? it says that it's a full scholarship for all three years, but surely there's a contingency clause in there somewhere...? (i.e. maintaining a certain gpa?) any information would be appreciated. thanks!

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