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Incoming 1Ls / Re: To Prep or Not To Prep
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:10:24 PM »
I have been preparing by spending my summer reading. I try to read 1000 pages a week, it was advised by a professor when I visited the campus

You guys constant bickering back n forth highlights one thing to someone like me looking at it from the outside. AGE.
I can see the maturity in the thinking from the posts I read. For the record not all of us JD bound students are solely interested in getting rich, making a high salary and having bragging rights.
For some of us, its truly about obtaining the knowledge needed to make the biggest difference in our respective communities. I am a non-traditional student who has already made 100k+ in the IT field, it's not about the money, its about having the opportunity to change the world around you as social engineer!
I am contemplating attending Cooley, have visited the campus, have talked to students, and while its true they do not have a good ranking the fact remains that they are an ABA accredited school, which will afford you entry into the BAR, plain and simple.
If you are not attending Cooley then worry about the school you are attending.

I'm 34 and anticipating on attending law school this fall! It's never too late! Good luck!

Black Law Students / Re: Criminal record and Law School application?
« on: January 27, 2010, 01:03:30 PM »
I wish you the best of luck in that. When we were younger it didn't cross our minds that later on some of those things will actually come back to haunt us just like parents have always said. ;)

.......and this is what I hope to reiterate to young folks coming up now. I hope to be able to use myself as an example and inspiration at the same time. If I can change my life for the better, then anyone could

most schools will allow you to submit your application to meet the deadline, then add the rest later.

Law School Admissions / Re: LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION
« on: January 25, 2010, 02:49:50 PM »
Wouldn't hurt to simply call someone at the admissions office. They are usually pretty friendly and helpful ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: LOR's, walk me through the process
« on: January 14, 2010, 07:06:23 AM »
Can I have my recommenders give the letters back to me and I send them in? I have two different letters coming from each person. A general letter, and a specific letter?

Law School Admissions / LOR's, walk me through the process
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:43:23 AM »
Can someone give me a quick overview on how the LOR process works. If I understand correctly my LOR writers should write a letter, and mail in a hard copy along with my LOR Form L1? Is this correct?

Also How does LSAC compute over-all GPA if I haven't graduated yet?

So how did the scores go trudawg?

well, not as good as I'd hoped, but I'm just going to apply anyway. I spoke with the admission counselor at the ONLY school that I'm looking to get into and she stated that I should be fine with some strong LOR's so I'm working on that right now. If I don't get in, then I"m going to complete a 1 year masters degree program and try again next year, but something tells me I'll be just fine

Black Law Students / Re: Criminal record and Law School application?
« on: January 07, 2010, 01:06:13 PM »
I am not certain where you reside however I was under the impression that non-felony convictions were removed after 10 years of appropriate conduct. Am I wrong?

You still have to disclose them to your school and state bar in most cases.

Wow, I bet that is tough on some of the older students who have records that are crazy from back in their teen years. So happy I stayed out of "that kind" of trouble. :)

LOL, yes I sacrificed a clean background check to have fun in my younger years, and now I'm paying the price. Where there is a will there is way, some just have to work a little harder at it than others.
I'm still waiting on my FBI fingerprint report to come back, and I'll have all the info that any school or bar association would see

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