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« on: December 04, 2008, 02:40:39 AM »
Hey, I just had a few questions about being a musician in law school. I've played music for most of my life (trumpet), and for a lot of that time it has been central to my extracurricular life and my major source of income. I realize the workload in law school is crazy and that I will have less time, but do current law school student musicians still find time to practice and perform? Law school is definitely something that I want to do, but I really can't see myself giving up music because I don't even remember what it was like to not be a musician. At the same time, law-specific extracurriculars become fairly important, so it will involve a trade-off between spending free time on those and on music. A bit of a random post, but I'd appreciate any input people have. Thanks!
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:12:17 PM »
Is it considered bad form to submit additional essays after your application has gone complete? I ask because the more I'm thinking about it the more I want to go to Virginia, though I didn't really feel this way when I applied. I submitted a personal statement and a diversity statement, which is already more than they ask for in the application, but I'm wondering if I should send a "Why Virginia?" essay or something like that. I have good reasons for wanting to go there (namely, Virginia is a place I would be happy living, and my uncle is a professor at Virginia's engineering department), so the essay wouldn't sound fake.
I'm probably completely over-analyzing the situation (I'm starting finals this week, so I'm spending a lot of time with my own thoughts and a bit on edge already), but I'd like to hear what people think. I've also already been accepted at some good schools, so it wouldn't be the end of the world if I just had to wait and see. Thanks!
« on: November 26, 2008, 05:22:00 PM »
I have an interview with a Georgetown alum next week. Is there anything I should know generally for law school interviews or specifically for a Georgetown interview? Thanks.
« on: November 19, 2008, 01:28:37 AM »
Anybody have anything to say about UCLA? I'm particularly interested to here from people who went there from the east coast, since I have lived in New England my whole life. I've visited the school and it seems like an exciting location (with a beautiful campus), but I'm concerned about the reputation southern California has for being superficial. Maybe I have misconceptions about socal, so please correct me if I'm wrong.
« on: November 17, 2008, 05:36:44 PM »
Hey, I'm a current undergrad who is going to law school starting next fall. I'm just wondering what people usually do for a summer job in between undergrad and law school. A lot of internships are usually only open to current undergrads, and no full time job would take someone only for a summer, so it's kind of an awkward time to be looking for a job. While doing nothing at home will offer a break, I'm pretty sure I'll find not working to be mind numbing. I'd also like to make a little money as well. Any thoughts?
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:30:09 PM »
The UVA application didn't request any kind of optional essays beyond the personal statement. Does this mean that submitting an additional essay, such as a diversity statement, won't help my application? Similarly, if I only submitted the personal statement, will that indicate lack of interest on my part? Thanks.