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I wouldn't lie about it since you never know what might happen.  My company didn't ask me how long I'd stay, but I did state that I was "rethinking about law school" and that was AFTER I already applied. But I guess you just got to do what you got to do.  I plan to give a month notice so at least they have some time to hire someone to replace me.  That's going to be in two weeks. sigh. wish me luck.

i think this is the best advice so far. unless you're *real* hard up for those last couple weeks of currency, do the 'right' thing. it's all about who you know. why burn bridges now? you may need these guys as rec's on your 1/2L summer resume.

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Affirmative Action / required reading
« on: March 12, 2006, 04:29:10 PM »
the following should be required reading prior to posting in this sub-board:

Sander, Richard H. "A Systemic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools." Stanford Law Review 57.2 (2004-2005): 367-483.

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It's absolutely none of their business.

The only situation where it would be there business is if you had a noncompete clause in an employment contract. They would want to know if you were trying to go to a competitor. Obviously this wouldn't apply to attending a school.

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Law School Applications / Re: Columbia Fee Waiver Email
« on: March 05, 2006, 01:08:28 PM »
lower acceptance rate = increase 'selectivity' rating

you are more selective if you accept fewer people.

from leiter's rankings:
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2.5% of the overall score is the acceptance rate for students.  Highly Manipulable.  As with (3) and (5), U.S. News has no way of verifying the data reported by private schools.  In addition, many schools inflate their “selectivity” by giving fee waivers to applicants who have no chance of getting in.  NYU is reported to have pioneered in this arena, but many others have followed suit.

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Law School Applications / Re: Columbia Fee Waiver Email
« on: March 04, 2006, 09:53:28 PM »
This post is for everyone who received the Columbia fee waiver e-mail in early February.  Has anyone recieved a decision yet?  If so, when did you go complete?  Many people were speculating that the fee waivers were being sent out to less qualified candidates to decrease Columbia's acceptance rate.  judging by the candidates that received the late fee waivers, myself included, it appears that that may be the case. I'm hoping to find out some results to validate this theory. 
I will report my result here and hope everyone else does the same. If they're simply sending the fee waivers to boost their selectivity rating someone should call them out on the practice.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Rankings important??
« on: March 02, 2006, 06:04:04 PM »
You last few posters rock.  If I have to one day (I'm a college freshman) turn down an acceptance to UCLA for a full-ride to Loyola Marymount so that I won't work a single hour during the school year and can take any sort of public law jobs in the summer that I want to, I will be happy.  And sane.

no, you'll be shane! ROFL :D ROFL :D  :D

sorry. i was born this way. i'll stop now.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Rankings important??
« on: March 02, 2006, 04:19:02 PM »
Any idea where one can get information about how much partners in biglaw make?

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It took me 5 years. Well, I'm currently completing my 5th year.

My advice is not to hurry through undergrad, but to maximize your time by strengthening your gpa and your resume. I don't think one extra year will matter to schools, but your gpa (to some extent) will.

Mega-Dittos. I'm going to graduate in 5 years with an extra 25 hours (1.5 to 2 semesters worth of hours). Some of this was due to poor advisors, but a lot of it was due to my decision to go to LSchool and my need to raise my GPA. Those extra, unnecessary electives (one per semester for me) were easy A's and ocassionally helped save that 'upward trend' thing.

And as all my graduated friends say: College is the best years of your life. Why are you in a hurry to leave?

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Law School Applications / Re: GW is playing mind games with me
« on: March 01, 2006, 06:50:48 PM »
I have already been rejected!! So either that was wrong or this is wrong.

well guess that settles that

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