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Law School Applications / Re: Regional influence of undergrad
« on: October 28, 2008, 05:26:24 PM »
This is something I have been very curious about, but I haven't really posted anything about it until now.  I am curious to the effect location of undergrad has on a law school's decision to pursue a candidate.

That sounds like a jumbled mess, so let me provide an example.  I attend WKU, which is not a super-well known school, but is a fairly well-respected public school in my region, and is also about 60 miles from Nashville.  I realize that, given the same numbers, a Harvard degree would trump me, but suppose I was competing against someone from Eastern Michigan University (just an example)- would I be looked at more favorably for scholarships at Vanderbilt?  Likewise, would the Eastern Michigan undergrad be looked at more favorable at UM?

It seems like location of undergraduate would be important because a law school would realize that a student would be more likely to stay closer to what they are used to.  However, when dealing with schools with little national recognition, it may not make a difference.  It is something to ponder, anyway....

Any thoughts? ???

I am not sure if I understand your question correctly, but if you are asking whether caliber of your school matters in the application, the answer is YES, according to Berkeley, UCLA, Hastings, Loyola and Iowa adcoms. Berkeley adcomm said in his words "3.5 GPA from UCLA is not the same as 3.5GPA from Calstate." I can only guess that this is generally true for schools across. If you are asking whether living in the region (or attended ug) of the law school you are applying to affects your chances, the answer is generally, No.

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Law School Applications / Re: In-state advantage at Boalt?
« on: October 28, 2008, 05:21:25 PM »
I've done some research, but still can't find an answer to this question.  Does CA resident status affect admissions at Berkeley?  I know there's an advantage for CA undergrads UC Berkeley.  Does the same apply for the law school?  Thanks for any comments or direction to an old thread.

I asked the Berkeley adcom last year. The answer is No. I also asked if being in-state or Cal UG will hurt the chances (due to diversity). The answer is also No.

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Cities:

*Ann Arbor, MI: Wednesday 9/24

*Athens, GA: Tuesday 10/14

Atlanta, GA: Saturday 9/27

Atlanta, GA: Thursday, 10/16

*Austin, TX: Wednesday 11/12

*Boston, MA: Friday 10/3

Boston, MA: Saturday 10/4

*Cambridge, MA: Thursday 10/2

Chicago, IL: Saturday 10/18

Dallas, TX: Tuesday 11/11

*Gainesville, FL: Wednesday 10/22

*Hanover, NH: Friday 10/31 (this date is full)

Los Angeles, CA: Thursday 11/20

*New Haven, CT: Wednesday 10/1

New York City: Thursday 10/2

New York City: Friday 10/3

*New York City: Friday 10/17

*Oxford, OH: Tuesday 10/28

*Palo Alto, CA: Wednesday 11/19

*Philadelphia, PA: Tuesday 9/23

*Princeton, NJ: Monday 10/13

*Providence, RI: Thursday 10/31

Raleigh/Durham, NC: Friday 11/7

San Francisco, CA: Tuesday 11/18

*Seattle, WA:Wednesday 11/19

Washington, D.C.: Saturday 8/23 

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Law School Applications / Re: Character and Fitness Question
« on: October 28, 2008, 04:29:47 PM »
Sorry for the third person, thought it was cute.....

I'm afraid if I email the law school they will put my name on the "do not admit at all costs list."

you don't have to disclose any identifying info in the email. i don't think they are, and for the most part they are extremely polite. besides, if they really wanted to track you down, they would just save your avatar pic.

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Hey people! I just got an email from Vandy saying they are offering off-campus interview for prospective applicants. Here's your chance to let them know who you are personally. I think this would be more effective than a personal statement. Don't forget to brush your teeth!

http://www.law.vanderbilt.edu/vulslogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fvirtual-vuls%2findex.aspx

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Law School Applications / Re: Asking For Fee Waivers
« on: October 28, 2008, 02:50:39 PM »
do law schools give out fee waiver before getting our lsat scores?

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Law School Applications / Re: Character and Fitness Question
« on: October 28, 2008, 02:48:33 PM »
My "ahem" FRIEND, has had 6 speeding tickets, all of which were before she turned 18 (so we are talking 6 years ago) and she had to take defensive driving. 

Her ass hole husband and her separated, her name was NOT on the mortgage papers, but her name was on deed (hubby bought house then quit claimed his interest to both of them as husband and wife).

She moved out, hubby stopped paying mortgage.  Her name was still on title and bank is foreclosing.  They named her as a defendant rather than a non-party.  She called the bank's counsel and asked why she was named, to which they told her "for your own protection since you have an interest in the house, but you are NOT financially responsible." 

So my question is . . . is this a character and fitness issue?  Technically she is named as a defendant in a mortgage foreclosure action, which looks like she is not a financially responsible person, which our Indiana state bar requirements list as being of importance.

Her attorney boss prepared a disclaimer of interest and she took her name off the title, but she is still involved in the action.

What can I tell her?

1) you can ask her to stop talking in 3rd person cuz it's kind of weird.
2) email this to your law school in interest, in first person, and ask if it should be disclosed. law schools generally respond very fast.

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Law School Applications / Re: Admissions and the economy
« on: October 28, 2008, 05:14:14 AM »
im thinking the opposite as well. bad economy means ppl seeking higher degrees in various graduate schools including law.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading LR Questions First, Good or Bad?
« on: October 27, 2008, 03:49:55 PM »
What are everyone's thoughts regarding reading LR questions first and then attacking the stimulus?



i like this approach better than stimulus first. it saves time.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: HELLO question about a girl, georgetown?
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:05:05 PM »
this is the most bizarre flame ever

you and i think alike. it sure is indeed.

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