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Non-Traditional Students / Re: NTS needs advice: to marry or not to marry?
« on: November 18, 2005, 05:44:42 PM »
I am 31 (will be 32 in a month), am currently employed full-time, finishing my undergrad full-time and I'm getting married in January 2006.  My fiance has her MBA already, so she is fully supportive of my going to law school.  She has given me full freedom to get into the best law school I can get into, regardless of location and is helping me find extra funding so that I don't ahve to work part-time during 1L.

If the guy is going to be supportive and understanding of the fact that Law School and 1L in particular is a full time job, then go for it.  I would think that having someone there to "have your back" will be a tremendously stabilizing thing when trying to get all of your work done in Law School.  As long as you guys are mature enough to handle the pressure that comes with both, which you seem to be, then you really ought to be fine

Good Luck with everything

Where should I go next fall? / Re: A little advice?
« on: November 18, 2005, 04:29:16 PM »
I'm in a similar situation and most of the admissions people have told me that the further away the bad grades are, the less they're taken into account, especially if you have been productive in the interim, and I have been told that with a 152, so I'm sure with your LSAT scores you shouldn't have a problem.  In fact, most applications have questions as to whether there has been a long break in your academic studies and, if you answer yes, they ask you to explain.  This may be where you'd want to attach an addendum.

Just my $.02, good luck

My soft factors are Military Service and four years experience as a law enforcement officer.  Not too many ECs, although I have been an admissions ambassador. Not sure if any of that will help, though.

Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: November 17, 2005, 10:50:30 AM »
Just completed my first Application of the season

U of Maine

Let the finger crossing and praying begin... ;D

Recommendations / Re: how to deal with deadbeat recommender?
« on: November 14, 2005, 08:31:18 AM »
I'm in a similar situation.  I have one LOR in and am waiting on two, one of which is from my school's Pre-Law adviser who is also my academic adviser.  Otherwise, my applications are complete. 

I meet with the guy weekly because I am setting up an independent study for next semester.  So, how do I light a fire under his butt without coming off like a nudge?

Any suggestions are appreciated

Law School Applications / Re: Open Message to Third Tier T*ilets
« on: November 14, 2005, 08:22:52 AM »
I have to agree with Saxby.  The LSAT is merely a potential indicator and, in my opinion, a garbage one at that.  The LSAT cannot possibly provide an indication as to one's work ethic, desire, writing ability (since that portion is not scored), etc.  It would seem to me that the person who scored a 152, who spends 40-50 hours a week working the material like a job (which it is) would probably do better in 1L then the person who got a 170 and approaches the material in a conceited way.  The bottom line is that law school is hard for just about everyone.  The people I know who have been through law school, including my UG professor who successfully argued Planned Parenthood v Casey in front of the Supreme Court, have all told me that this is so.  Therefore, with all due respect, in reality the LSAT doesn't really have a GD thing to do with success in law school.

Law School Applications / Re: complete
« on: November 12, 2005, 10:02:28 PM »
Here's my dilemna...My applications are complete, my statement is done and I've cleared enough space on my credit card to pay for the app fees.  All I am waiting on is for one of my two remaining recommenders to get off their collective bums and complete a letter.  My question is, how do I motivate these individuals to complete these letters. 

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Law School Applications / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: November 12, 2005, 09:59:39 PM »
Valpo fee waiver

My #'s fall within their range

Law School Applications / Re: Open Message to Third Tier T*ilets
« on: November 11, 2005, 04:17:47 PM »
The thing I hate the most is when schools that you have absolutely no shot at send you snail mail.  Then you get your hopes up, send in an application and app fee all so they can take your money and deny you in order to boost their selectivity ratings.  That really bites!!

I still think, covertly, we could provide the opposition with arms and let them know that when they seize control of the government, that the United States would formally recognize them as the legitimate government of Iran.  

As for Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas have been murdering Americans for decades.  Annihilating Syria would further the Bush Doctrine of "nations that harbor and support terrorism are just as guilty as the terrorists themselves."  While Assad is not a nutcase, he is still a man whose government openly supports the murder of Americans and Israelis.  I firmly believe that we need to wipe the current Assad government off the face of the Earth.  This would put a huge dent in the trade of international terrorism, worldwide as it would eliminate a tremendous conduit of Islamic fascism.  

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