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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: November 19, 2008, 10:11:15 AM »
oh yeah, minnesota on 11/17. woohoo..

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: November 18, 2008, 08:30:01 PM »
Is anyone else thinking that Michigan is taking longer than we suspected with the first round of decisions?

bahhhh! shut up! i'm trying not to think about it.. they're my top choice :(

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: November 16, 2008, 01:38:29 PM »
how many non-VA residents have gotten acceptances from UVA? i'm feeling so left out.. no duke or UVA yet  :(

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: November 16, 2008, 01:05:23 PM »
i was asked for an interview by GULC  :-[. does that mean i'm really, really on the fence? like.. likely to be accepted if i follow through but uhh... yeah. GULC is making my ego hurt right about now..

Was the interview request via email?  I only ask because I'm only getting my snail mail forwarded every couple of weeks, and worry about missing time-sensitive correspondence.

nah, it was via email. i didn't respond for like three days and they sent me a follow-up.. they seem awfully picky about getting it all done. anyway, yeah. not snail mail. i'm in the same boat, sort of.. i'm abroad and i just hear about my snail mail from dear ole mom, whenever she remembers to tell me..

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: November 13, 2008, 03:31:53 PM »
i was asked for an interview by GULC  :-[. does that mean i'm really, really on the fence? like.. likely to be accepted if i follow through but uhh... yeah. GULC is making my ego hurt right about now..

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: November 08, 2008, 08:21:42 PM »
well, it's no full ride, but.. i got my first scholarship today! in-state tuition at UT austin.

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Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: November 03, 2008, 12:10:04 PM »
oh no! that's no fun. Yeah, I'm pretty sure my Penn waiver was automatic on LSAC.

yuck. seems a bit strange that they'd send me the same packet, just minus the fee waiver. i never did, however, think i had a chance at penn, so the packet at all was a bit of a surprise. with a 3.8 and 168, what do you think my chances are at penn? i'd rather not spend like $80 on a rejection letter..

LSN seems to say waitlist. You never know, though- you might be able to ride out a waitlist. If you think you'd be really happy there, I would go for it, but know if you'll get in it will probably be off the waitlist. The hourumd site says like 29% (ignoring waitlists). I had around the same chance at stanford and decided to go for it, if that helps.


err.. i haven't even applied yet. i was just asking about the fee waiver. i know that on the app it asks if you received one; it isn't automatic like most. and since i'm abroad and haven't actually seen the material packet, i'm a bit distrusting of dear ole mum to translate. anyway, i'm pretty much ignoring my ego, sucking it up, and paying the $75 or whatever.

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Law Firms / Re: paris offices?
« on: November 03, 2008, 12:07:34 PM »
i'm technically pre-law, just started getting accepted to schools about a week ago. however, where i decide to go depends majorly on... if it would benefit me to have a french law degree or not. i'm planning on asking for a deferral so i can come back to france next year and be completely fluent, after which i plan on pursuing a j.d./maître en droit. however, i want to practice for an american firm... with a paris office. i've done a bit of research, but, in your general experience, do several firms have offices abroad? and how hard are they to get into at that? and would it really benefit me to have a french law degree in order to work at that firm, or would being fluent in french be enough?

i appreciate all the help!

If your main pursuit in life is to work in Paris, you may want to look into many other potential career paths.


no, no, no, it isn't that. i just sort of want to come back here before truly settling down, and i feel like having that experience will perhaps help me when i do come back home. more than anything, i want the options. however, if i DO decide to settle in paris, i would have the french law degree.. as well as a j.d., which, along with english as your mother tongue, is, in my experience, quite useful when it comes to being hired by actually french offices.

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Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: November 02, 2008, 06:22:16 PM »
oh no! that's no fun. Yeah, I'm pretty sure my Penn waiver was automatic on LSAC.

yuck. seems a bit strange that they'd send me the same packet, just minus the fee waiver. i never did, however, think i had a chance at penn, so the packet at all was a bit of a surprise. with a 3.8 and 168, what do you think my chances are at penn? i'd rather not spend like $80 on a rejection letter..

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Law Firms / Re: paris offices?
« on: November 02, 2008, 06:19:03 PM »
If you're looking at Penn (which it sounds like you probably are, as I don't know any other school with the dual degree), try emailing the head of study abroad to get an answer.  I know of at least two firms (Cleary and Shearman) that let summers split between US and Paris offices, and of the people I know who have done that split, none of them were in the joint program (but they were fluent).  That doesn't mean the joint program wouldn't help you, though.

actually, it's cornell i have my eye on. i wasn't even completely aware that penn offered the dual, though i applied there. however, you think it's pretty vital to be fluent in order to ever be placed in a french office?

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