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Law School Applications / Try, try again.. LOR Rights Waiver??
« on: September 07, 2008, 01:49:22 PM »
OK, so.. hello from Paris! I am applying to UMich as we speak, and one of the supplementary documents is an LOR rights waiver, stating that I wave my right to access them. It says that, instead of having to use theirs, you can use LSAC's, but... I can't find LSAC's anywhere. Basically, I really don't want to have to somehow find a printer in Paris, pay a ton to mail it off, and hope it actually makes it there. So can someone tell me how to find the LSAC doc? I asked this same question a few days ago and didn't get any responses  :(

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Law School Applications / Try, try again.. LOR Rights Waiver??
« on: September 07, 2008, 01:46:13 PM »
Sorry, my internet is wack here. Please delete this one, it came up twice.

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Law School Applications / Try, try again.. LOR Rights Waiver??
« on: September 07, 2008, 01:45:15 PM »
OK, so.. hello from Paris! I am applying to UMich as we speak, and one of the supplementary documents is an LOR rights waiver, stating that I wave my right to access them. It says that, instead of having to use theirs, you can use LSAC's, but... I can't find LSAC's anywhere. Basically, I really don't want to have to somehow find a printer in Paris, pay a ton to mail it off, and hope it actually makes it there. So can someone tell me how to find the LSAC doc? I asked this same question a few days ago, and didn't get any responses  :(

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Recommendations / LOR Rights Waiver?
« on: September 02, 2008, 01:57:06 PM »
OK, so.. hello from Paris! I am applying to UMich as we speak, and one of the supplementary documents is a LOR rights waiver, stating that I wave my right to access them. It says that, instead of having to use theirs, you can use LSAC's, but... I can't find LSAC's anywhere. Basically, I really don't want to have to somehow find a printer in Paris, pay a ton to mail it off, and hope it actually makes it there. So can someone tell me how to find the LSAC doc?

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Great stuff, thanks. I do have some questions for the people, actually, so that's good. I haven't actually.. applied yet, however, so I don't think they'll be asking me questions about my essays! Apparently, they'll keep my interview file and hook it up with my application should I actually apply.. Ahhhh! And I was so looking forward to a nice relaxing trip to Nashville!

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Haha, OK, OK, I know to wear a suit.. I knew that from the moment I signed up with the interview. I want to know more about general questions to expect in the interview. "Why Vanderbilt Law? What do you think you could bring as a law student? What do you wish to do with your JD?" etc., etc. is what I'm expecting, but.. then again, I've never done one.

And yes, the Vanderbilt interview is new, apparently starting for this cycle!

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So I'm visiting Vanderbilt Law on Wednesday, and today when I called for an admissions appointment, they asked if I wanted to set up an interview. I said yes, of course, but I'm entirely unprepared for what to expect, what to wear, how to act, what questions they'll ask, etc.. I'm moving out of the country in about three weeks and wasn't expecting ANY visits to law schools, so it took me by surprise. What are law school interviews like? What should I know? Any information.. pleeeeeease!

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Law School Applications / Summer transcript question..
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:23:29 PM »
So.. I'm taking a self-guided summer class at home, not at my usual university, in order to just get some hours for graduation and.. have something to do. However, I've been so busy with the LSAT and moving out of my apartment and preparing for my study abroad that I've kind of.. slacked off on the class, missing entire tests. I've already sent my transcript from that school to LSAC, so it will say a class is "in progress", right? Is it absolutely necessary that I send an updated transcript once the class is over? My LSAC GPA is an unsteady 3.80000000001 or something and I don't want to break down to 3.79.. which will certainly happen if I update.

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Law School Applications / Accuracy of the admissions calculators.
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:24:08 PM »
Just in case.. here's the link to one of the calculators: http://www.hourumd.com/

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 21, 2008, 05:59:13 PM »
I didn't read through ALL the replies, but am I the only one who thinks that 'fluffy' means like.. interior design major? Nutrition? Sports medicine? Perhaps it's my UGrad institute, where pretty much the only 4.0's are Women's Studies and Education majors.. and we seem to have a lot of them. Still going with the super-antiquated "must get engaged before Commencement" notion, a lot of them.

Perhaps I'm just defensive of my philosophy major! However, most law schools say that, while they "don't require a specific major", many that will prepare you for law school are economics, philosophy, history, poli sci, etc. I feel very confident about my major, though I, too, have gotten the "Now why exactly are you studying philosophy?" question more than.. once.. or twice.. or nine million times in my life. On the other hand, we have a strong philosophy of law program, hmmm..

Anyway, I wouldn't worry about it. You can do well in any major, and you can do poorly in any major.. It all depends on how you apply yourself, and really, there's no way to objectively rank majors in "importance" or difficulty. So, like everyone else, I say just get good grades, beat the LSAT to a pulp (Make it cry a little bit.. for me? Please?), and that'll do more for you than trying to read law schools' minds about which majors they'll prefer in any given cycle. PHEW!

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