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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications that ask where else I'm applying?
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:31:56 PM »
As long as you were trying to be honest, I don't think it'll matter -- but blatantly lying on an application (knowingly doing so) seems like a bad idea.

Makes sense.

Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer. Too bad he never cries.

Law School Admissions / Re: Opinions on sending Dean's List notification.
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:30:38 PM »
Doesn't it get posted on your transcript? You can just update it if you want.

It's on mine, at least, although our highest is "Presidents list" :P

Law School Admissions / Re: Applications that ask where else I'm applying?
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:26:28 PM »
screw that.. american did the same thing i believe one of them wasnt optional.. i just lsited all the schools that are around the same ranking

well, let's hope it won't bite you in the ass during your bar exam character & fitness tests...

Why would it bite you in the ass? Sarcasm?

I ended up not applying to UConn or VT but I think I told Suffolk or Albany or one of them that I was. Was that a bad move?

Law School Admissions / Re: Well-roundedness
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:04:38 PM »
Anyone know how important LSs think being well-rounded is? Making a list of my involvements and activities make me look rather one-sided: lots of theatre-, music-, band insctruotion-, and/or teaching-related ECS, jobs, and volunteer work. I know being diverse in ones interests was important as when apply to UGs - it is as important for LS?

I generally thought that diverse referred to URM, impoverished, underprivledged, homeless, poor, destitute, or something so extremely extraneous and awesome that would put you ahead.

Glad that I decided not to apply there.. although, going to hippie law school did sound like a good idea at the time..  :-\

LubedPumpkin: Most hospitals require that incoming lawyers have many years of experience already--preferably from a big prestigious law firm where the lawyer has specialized in the relevant area of law. The reason for this is that hospitals lack the resources to train new lawyers. This is true of non-profits and other desirable in-house jobs. From what I've read, a minimum of 4 years work experience, and likely 7 or 8, are necessary to be competetive for these jobs.

Well sure. But that doesn't mean you can't get to a point where you will be happy with your job -- It just might take a lot of hard work and BS to get there.

Point is to remain optimistic. :)

Law School Admissions / Re: should I contact NYU
« on: December 28, 2005, 11:49:06 AM »
Generally they'll get in touch with you if you're missing anything.. but, I guess since it's been a month it's probbaly worth it to call them.

There are way more opportunities with a law degree than just working in a big imposing law firm in NYC. The place I work at now has a lot of people who worked for big firms in NYC and they are stressed to the extreme.

Get your degree, and work in a field that you enjoy. I'm hoping to get into healthcare law, perhaps work for a hospital.. look at law school as another opportunity but not the be-all-end-all.

Law School Admissions / Re: A Better way to submit LORs to LSAC
« on: December 27, 2005, 10:05:46 AM »
Damn I wish would have known you can fax LOR. One of my LOR got overnighted to them on Wed. Still nothing on Friday. I have my LSAT score, and my LOR is all that is holding me back. It's scary when you watch the days ticking by and your chances of admission getting lower and lower and LOWER.

Camus! *G*

Call the LSAC folk and ask them for a fax number. I think the woman's name I faxed it to was Beverly or something like that. Posted the next day.

Mom is still asking me why I didn't apply to Harvard.  ::)

Dad wants me to go to Quinnipiac because it's near the ferry to home (LI), and "It has a pretty campus! Look at all the trees!"

They didn't go to college.

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