Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: Does the signature on LOR request form handwritten?« on: December 07, 2010, 10:56:40 AM »
If I recall correctly, I faxed one of my forms and it went through OK.
Go to school in the location you want to live in after graduation. Tier 4's are fine I go to one and it has worked out great up to this point.Excellent point. I responded as I did because, given the geographical range of schools at which the OP had applied, I didn't get the sense the OP knew where he wanted to live after graduation.
What confuses me about these discussions is that, esp. in student comments on princeton-review like things, everyone says 'Well, it's not like anybody is razoring out pages or something", as if this was the binary trigger for competitiveness. It just seems like a straw man so everyone can seem not extreme, like somewhere there is a law school where none of the books have pages left in them. (The exception might be Liberty U, who probably only bothers with one book, one nobody would ever rip pages out of.)
Law schools don't have arsenic poisonings, shootings, candle-stick clubbing, noosing, or anything else you might encounter in a night's Clue game. But its not like people when asked if their school is competitive say "It's not like we stab law-review competitors in the face or anything." The false implication of that statement is that somewhere there is a Stabface University School of Law where this is a common and accepted practice.
So i'm left wondering: What are the worst contemporary instances of cutthroat behavior that actually happen?