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It's coming out on the day many of us need to make deposits.   

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i would err on the side of caution.

what's so hard about wearing a dress shirt and some slacks? throw on a tie for good measure?

i really don't know about some of you folks

I agree.  I wouldn't necessarily do a tee and jeans for the first meeting with someone during a school visit even if I was already admitted.  But, for me, I feel a bit out of my element in just a tee and jeans.  Polo and dark jeans are more my casual speed.  I've been a professional for about five years and I wear dress shirts and dress pants every day for work.  No tie, except if we're having an event or visitors. 

Last week, I went to do a guided tour at a school I'm waiting to hear from and I took the day off of work but basically wore work clothes: dress pants and nice shoes with French cuff shirt w/ contrast cuff/collar.  I must say that with the cuff links I felt as if I may have looked a bit overdressed.  The contrast collar was not intentional for the tour.  I wanted to wear a blue dress shirt and that was one of the only clean blue shirts I had that didn't need ironing that day.  Too much info.  Anyhow, I was not overdressing because I feel comfortable when I'm well put-together.  I'm a professional and I rarely leave my house without looking like one.  I'd be out of my element wearing a tee and jeans to a scheduled school visit/meeting/appointment so I, personally, would not do that.  If OP would be out of his element wearing dress shoes with button down tucked into dress pants (with socks that match the color of his shirt, of course!  And cuff links that match his watch and belt buckle in metal tone), then he should not do that.  Honestly, no law school administrator is going to have a pleasant meeting with you (because you are engaging, smart and charming, right?) and then reflect: "I liked him, but he should have worn an ascot!"  People don't really work that way.  Wear what you want, within reason.

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How common is it to study abroad during law school.  I'm looking at one semester-long Chinese Law (with 7-semester LL.M option) program in particular at Tsinghua University that I've seen promoted on Boston University's and UPenn's websites.  I am also interested in programs in Hong Kong.  From what I know, schools are very limited by the ABA in the number of students (4) they can send abroad to the same university in any given year. 

Is anyone else interested in studying abroad during law school.  I was in China for some time in college and I hope to build on that with further Chinese legal studies expertise. 

Yeah, I do speak (semi) fluent Mandarin.  Majored in it in college.  I would like to live and work in China after law school, but at the same time I don't want to put all of my eggs in the China basket. 

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Law School Applications / Re: LOCI! Please comment!
« on: March 11, 2010, 04:06:09 PM »
It is certainly genuine but by admitting that a WL is better than you expected is, in essence, acknowledging your overall weakness as an applicant. If you bombed the LSAT, you should still be confident that your other compelling factors can get you accepted.  Mention that you are thankful that they see you as a worthy candidate (for X and Y hard/soft factors).  Doing this can remind them of the strengths in your application file.  You don't have to do that, though.  As you have it, it's clear and concise.  Your current LOCI should work well for you.  Good luck. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Fast admissions decision: good or bad??
« on: March 09, 2010, 03:28:40 PM »
I had a two-week turnaround with an acceptance at American.  I went to an American accepted students event and found out from one of their admissions counselors that they are reading completely online now which allows them to process apps very quickly.  Maybe Northeastern is doing something similar. 

FWIW, I applied to Northeastern over a month ago and haven't heard back.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: roommate wanted
« on: March 04, 2010, 09:11:06 AM »
One of the reasons I chose USC Law was for the networking; the Trojan alumni network is legendary. And the professors do a wonderful job helping you learn to think like a lawyer. They help set the foundation that allows you to see things in different ways. I've also been impressed by the interest they take in our personal success.

After law school, I plan to go into immigration law. As a native of Somalia who grew up in Canada, I have witnessed how much lawyers can do to help people in my position.

^TITCR

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Fee Waiver
« on: March 03, 2010, 04:51:04 PM »
I got one from Washington & Lee.  This year, they gave fee waivers to everyone because of the economy, I think. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fordham v. UCONN
« on: November 11, 2009, 01:29:25 PM »
I should say this: I know quite a few people we went to UCONN and ended up in good jobs in NYC.  It's a good school and in this economy I don't think there really is a difference between UCONN and Fordham, in terms of reach.  There both regional schools with ties to the NYC market. 

Do you honestly, think that paying full cost is worth it?  Keep in mind, it's not just 30k your saving.

The in-state tuition is $20,500. With your scholarship your looking at 10,500, plus you will probably be living at home (right?), so you cut down on the expense of living costs. You can end up after law school with less than 40,000 (UCONN) vs 195k (Fordham)

And, you will have just about the same opportunities in this economy.  I'd go with UCONN, if it was just between Fordham and UCONN.


I thought I already posted here, but I apparently not.  Anyway, I agree with nycparalegal.  Cost of living in NYC is ridic!

But, it's also your choice about where you feel more comfortable.  Do what you want but keep in mind the above information.  Good luck.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Who's more selective: BU or BC?
« on: November 11, 2009, 01:28:23 PM »
Ugh.  Got my scores.  153.  Ouch!

When you said AA, you mean African American and not Asian American, right?

Oh, yeah.  African American.  BU and BC are prayers now as I didn't get anywhere near the 160-range, but I'm just going to try to kick ass with my personal statement.  And I know my professors will write very strong recs for me.  They're quite impressed with what I've been doing with the five years since I've been out of undergrad.  Here's to hoping for IN at Boston. 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Study Abroad during law school (China)
« on: November 11, 2009, 09:45:39 AM »
How common is it to study abroad during law school.  I'm looking at one semester-long Chinese Law (with 7-semester LL.M option) program in particular at Tsinghua University that I've seen promoted on Boston University's and UPenn's websites.  I am also interested in programs in Hong Kong.  From what I know, schools are very limited by the ABA in the number of students (4) they can send abroad to the same university in any given year. 

Is anyone else interested in studying abroad during law school.  I was in China for some time in college and I hope to build on that with further Chinese legal studies expertise. 

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