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I'm planning on going.  Is anyone else going to be there? 

Also, I have a question for those who have gone to a LSAC forum in the past.  What is the dress-code?  Is casual ok?  Business casual?  Surely suits wont be expected, will they?

Law School Applications / What constitutes 'academic probation'?
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:37:35 AM »
I withdrew from the university I was at Freshman year at the end of the second semester.  I also happened to do quite horribly that second semester, 'earning' a 1.7 for the semester.  That was low enough to warrant a letter stating that I would be on Academic probation the following year, but I had already withdrew by that point.  I ignored the letter until now, assuming it was a lag in the system.

Now I am concerned by the questions that I see on the applications asking if I was ever placed on academic probation.  Technically, I was; however, I was also no longer a student at that institution at that time.

What should I do regarding my applications? 

Law School Applications / When are you planning on have your apps complete?
« on: September 03, 2008, 02:10:30 PM »
I'm interested in hearing when each of you are planning on going complete.  I am shooting for 11/01.  That gives me four weeks after the LSAT to work on my personal statements and addendums. 

When do you plan on going complete?

Where should I go next fall? / Best school for NYC biglaw?
« on: August 29, 2008, 01:24:58 PM »
Which school has the best placement in NYC biglaw out of the following:


Withstanding patent law which generally requires a background in the sciences/engineering, are law jobs limited by one's undergraduate degree and major? 

For instance, can an individual with a philosophy degree still find work in securities law?  Are those individuals with finance/econ backgrounds given priority, or does it just come down to law school grades? 

I'm asking because I studied humanities in university (although I took 5 finance courses for a business requirement), but I would like to try to work in the financial sector after law school. 

Personal Statement / Need some advice on personal statement
« on: August 18, 2008, 12:45:48 PM »
I'm trying to start my PS, but I'm finding it difficult to come up with a coherent theme. 

I can't decide if I should write on 'why I want to go to law school', 'why I would be a good law student', or something more unique...  What have some of you written about?  Have you chosen one aspect of your life that you think illustrates your potential as a lawyer, or have you told a more chronological history of your post-secondary educational experience? 

I am having a bit of writer's block.

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