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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: how on earth...
« on: June 30, 2004, 07:59:54 PM »
I think for merit based you don't have to ask (although how could it hurt?)
In my case I got fee waivers mainly from lower ranked schools.  The waiver from NYU came after their application deadline, so I kinda thought that they were reaching out to a certain demographic in order to fill the quotas that they claim not to have.  (me:  older, high GPA, lower LSAT)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: how on earth...
« on: June 30, 2004, 07:21:09 PM »
Two words:  fee wavers
If they offer one - apply.  I got one for NYU, hadn't even considered it before, but I applied and got in.  Plus - you save some $$ - Big plus in my book.

Your information is a little off.  Michigan offers a summer start program (which you must apply for) where students take first semester courses over the summer prior to 1L.  This is completely optional.  I am starting in the fall and will not be arriving on campus until late August.  The advantage to summer start is not only do you begin your classes when the campus is quiet and not so stressful, but you have the opportunity to graduate a semester early or take a semester off to study abroad, do an internship, etc.  For more go to

Incoming 1Ls / Re: have you told your employer yet?
« on: June 25, 2004, 12:31:39 PM »
I told my boss back in October when I took the LSAT.  He's been great - really supportive, letting me take time off to visit schools, etc.
Now that the date of my departure is approaching, however, I find that I'm being left out of decisions at work.  Since I won't be here in two months my co-workers tend to "forget" to tell me things.  And I have to start training my replacement in a few weeks.  Weird.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Drop Outs
« on: June 24, 2004, 11:31:36 AM »
Jerry Springer

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Advice on actual testing conditions
« on: June 21, 2004, 08:03:15 PM »
I used a mechanical pencil and no one seemed to have a problem with it.

As far as that seems to take them that long te get everyone's ID and thumbprint and to seat you where they want you. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Scholarships
« on: June 21, 2004, 02:00:21 PM »
Michigan - with my need based aid the deal was nearly as good.  Still - it was a tough decision.

Law School Admissions / Re: When should I apply?
« on: June 21, 2004, 01:53:06 PM »
Apply as early as possible.  Most schools use rolling admissions and it is definitely to your advantage to apply early.  If you apply later in the cycle you run the risk that the majority of the class has already been filled.  Also - do you want your personal statement to be the 5000th read by the admissions committee or the 50th?  Apply October/November at the latest.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Scholarships
« on: June 21, 2004, 01:47:49 PM »
I didn't fill out any additional scholarship applications, but received several scholarship offers.  The only top 25 school that offered me scholarship money was Washington U ($24,000/year renewable) - which I will not be attending.


If they ask for three you must send three before they will process your application.  I ran into this problem with a few schools after LSAC lost two of the letters I submitted.  My application was not considered complete and was not reviewed until all required letters had been received.

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