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Acceptances / Letter of Intent to Enroll
« on: April 10, 2006, 01:24:11 AM »
I'm a little unclear on this, and perhaps people with broader experience than I can help me out.

Here's the dilemma: One school has accepted me and given a deadline for a signed letter of intent to enroll, in addition to a non-refundable deposit.  If I submit both items, does that mean that I cannot withdraw my acceptance at a later date, and accept admission at a different law school for this admission cycle?  Are there any umbrella policies which govern the law school admission process which can come back to haunt me later?  Perhaps it becomes a binding contract since there's an offer (acceptance letter), acceptance (signed letter of intent), and consideration (non-refundable deposit)?  Here is how the letter of intent reads:

I hereby accept admission to the day division at [fill in blank] law school and agree to abide by its rules and regulations.

Print Name
Signature
Social Security Number
LSAC Account
Date

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Acceptances / Re: Univ of Washington
« on: January 14, 2006, 03:23:25 AM »
still waiting for uw myself, and on all my other schools too.  is it like ug all over again with big envelope - good, small envelope - bad, or does good news sometimes come in small packages in this case?

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Acceptances / Re: So.. Will this be a big week?
« on: January 14, 2006, 03:20:04 AM »
so is there any method to the madness?  do accepts/denials tend to come on the weekends more than in the middle of the week?  kind of like when you get canned at a job, they always tell you at 4pm on friday...

i haven't heard from anybody yet, and i've been complete for weeks.  i'm at the point where i'm ready to send a personal email to the dean of admissions, but i don't think that kind of attention would be a good thing.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Graduate GPA
« on: January 14, 2006, 03:00:46 AM »
anyone have any experience with updating their graduate transcripts with lsdas?  is it even necessary?  imagine that you are about to receive your masters, does anyone think the admissions committee will care about the last semester of grades?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Non-trad social life
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:43:05 AM »
What about intramurals, or outdoor adventure kinds of stuff?  I know there are activities like that planned for grad students, but what about law students? 

Maybe history shows that law students are too obsessed with grades and extracurriculars like moot court to take time to throw the dodge ball around the school yard, and so none of the schools invest in that (or perhaps being part of a larger university, already have facilities).

So then maybe there is at least a gym and lockers next to the library?  If not, there should be.  I will be needing to burn off some serious steam when I go head to head with the other great minds from our nation.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« on: January 13, 2006, 01:24:41 AM »
i feel better seeing other 31 year olds here.  single, never-married, kick-boxing never panned out, and i'm still waiting for that "dare to be great" situation.  i designed t-shirts, let SED kids bite me as a counselor, and finally got around to pursuing an advanced degree... law.

what i want to know is, how many other non-trads will be in our class, percentage wise?  is there a school out there that loves us more than others?  i'm just worried that my late night prowess ain't what it used to be... and it will be nice to find kindred spirits.

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Denials / Re: Write your own rejection
« on: January 13, 2006, 12:43:43 AM »
Dear Applicant,

Your file is one of the most insanely idiotic things we have ever seen. At no point in your rambling, incoherent responses were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on the admissions committee is now dumber for having read about you. We award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Yours with still a bitter after-taste,
Dean Swan

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