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I mean the binding contract that says if you apply ED you must go if you are admitted.  I am considdering doing this, would it help my chances of addmitance with my stats is my question.

Applying within the first month that the window opens is always best for people with iffy stats.  I don't know if yours is iffy for the school you want but if it is, the answer is yes.

ED is even better...butttt if you will need financial aid to go to that school you may want to think...cause you'll be obligated to attend even if the financial aid package is not as nice as you needed.  At least that is my understanding.  If that's not a problem then yes, ED is always the preferred way to go.

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yea goood point. i am getting one from a manager at my workplase that ive been in contact with for 3 years. its a restaurant though, not really anything law related.. my father is a lawyer, and has lawyer friends, none of whom i know now, but i could meet them i suppose; doesnt really sound like a great chance there though. i hear that it is really important to get at least one if not two from teachers though, maybe one work related, and two from teachers total. especially if your not  a major with a lot of writing reqs like i am (studio art)

Get the art teacher to write you one, and professional recs for the other two.

Get some articles published about art in the op-ed section of the school newspaper, the local paper, start blogging...anything to add writing experience to your resume.

BTW what was your original plan with that art degree?  What were you going to do with it upon graduation?

I really was curious.

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Recommendations / Re: When to ask for a LOR?
« on: May 25, 2010, 01:04:02 PM »
Thanks, I'll ask for a letter soon!

Also, if I don't apply to law school, what do you propose I do?

Good question.  No answers.  All the laid off people with more experience and people's friends and families who are also looking for work are sucking up available positions.

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Does it matter if I get a letter of recommendation from a professor in a lower division class that isn't my major?

I heard upper division courses are better to get recs from? Is this true?

No. Better to get recommendations from people who can write 1.5 to 2 pages of detailed praise as to how excellent you are.

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One LOR was mailed last week Monday, I figure it takes 3 days for it to get there and a day or two to process if they are working like they should.  Called Monday to figure out why it wasn't showing up, and they tried to say it should be up on my account by Thursday.

Now I check today and the 2nd time I checked it's showing up.

Which means they could have had it done already and it likely would have sat there til Thursday and beyond had I not called and made it urgent.

Have your LSAC account number ready, and don't let them take more than 1.5 weeks from when you mailed it to get it up there!

They do take faxes but I didn't know that, I thought they needed to see my original signature on the sight waiver cover sheet and the professor's original signature on his paper.  If I had known that I woulda just scanned and emailed a signed cover sheet to all the recommenders instead of mailing them.  At least mailing protects from a fax getting lost in the works if ink or paper runs out of their fax.  I am not taking any chances.

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To answer the thread title...what, you mean besides an...early decision? lol

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Nova Law School- Any good??
« on: May 24, 2010, 02:11:49 PM »
You can't read nor comprehend obviously. I said, I will be living with my parents until I am finished with undergrad, then when I do pass the LSAT with my intended score, I plan on going to either Harvard, Yal, Stanford, Northwestern, or NYU. Basically, an out-of-state school. Although, Minnesota does have some good schools of law like Mitchell (if you want to practice in the MN market) and the U of M, which both are better than Cooley.

 If you want to go on a tangent bull post about MN. It is projected that Minnesota will be a sought after state by most people. Its population rate if going up, the job market in the sciences, securities, businesses, real estate, income, and even job outlook is rising as well. We didn't experience a real estate collapse like most other states. That should tell you something.

lol I've been there, isn't MN buried under a hundred feet of snow and ice every year?

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Best Law School Ever (like the subject of this thread says)

BLSE, nuff said.  8)



mabey they're just scared to leave their daddys house, idiot sevonts tend to be that way.


ROFL that is between you and that other kid. I'm staying out of that one.

Why DID you choose cooley?

I'm a bit slow on sundays...wut?

I ask a serious question expecting a response detailing the thoughts going through your mind that made you decide it is the best...and you just...ugh.

Nevermind.

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Oh and you're welcome! :-)

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Thank you Legalized  I have actually found a job at a sandwich shop and am saving up for school.  The reality is, my parents will support me if I go to school THIS year but not next year.  I have tried reasoning with them but they think that there is no point taking the lsat again and that it is too expensive (I only took it once and did not study near as hard as I should have).  They are willing to help me buy books, move etc. so long as I go now! 
  I got into Willamette as well but it has a terrible reputation locally and I have actually met a person who failed out as 3L's (not until after I applied of course).  Willamette did not offer me a scholarship either.  I have visited Orange Country and I would like to live there.  They have a terrible attrition rate due to the fact that in 2007 the ABA threatened to remove their accreditation and everyone transferred elsewhere.  (this is according to the head of admissions).  The next year they had an 86% bar pass rate which is way above average.  My feeling is, the ABA has put a fire under them to maintain a good bar pass rate and they have taken steps to do just that.  I would like to benefit from this pressure.  I guess I'm taking things one step at a time.  Getting into law school doesn't mean a thing if you can't pass the bar and that is where my focus is.

Sonofapickle: Not everyone who is poor is a crack whore!  Where do you get your information?  I also happen to support Obama's health plan.  Are you really Anne Coulter?           

Honestly your family is probly just worried that you will lose your drive, your motivation to succeed, if you sit out another year and have too much time on your hands as well as more time to get even more depressed about the lack of options out here.

I don't know them, could be wrong, but them being willing to pay sounds like they want to you to strike while your iron's hot.  That said, they're willing to pay! Milk that!  lol

Well, at least the school was honest with you as to why their attrition was the way it was.  I would say with all the talk of law schools lying, there are nuggets of truth out there...so if you have a scholarship there and they are being straight with you and your parents are willing to pay and they feed into a market you want to live and work in...sounds like the start of a plan to me!  Just keep doing your research and make the final decision of whether to go or not YOURS. Cause if you get there and hate it none of us and none of your family will take over for you.

Once you decide, read Matthies' thread floating around here, advice to 1Ls, on how to get a job...it's good to know those things before the crush of 1L begins.

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