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Law School Admissions / Re: GW is playing mind games with me
« on: March 01, 2006, 03:46:45 PM »
This isn't necessarily another f-up. Way back in early January I received an email from UIUC inviting me to RSVP for an admitted students day. Having not received a response from them, I called up and found out that I was in fact admitted. Apparently a big batch of acceptances had been sent out a day or two earlier but the email was getting to people first.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT-related emails
« on: March 01, 2006, 12:02:09 PM »
I like the emails and snail mail brochures from places that aren't accredited nationally but are within their state.

5 years (no time off. just 10 wonderful semester of UG)

thought it would hurt me but hasnt seemed to

Law School Admissions / Re: HIGH LSAT/LOW GPA SPLITTERS UNITE!!!!
« on: February 28, 2006, 12:00:39 AM »
Oh Michigan, and Chicago, why must you toy with me so?

My decision date for Notre Dame (send in the deposit or lose my seat) is rapidly approaching, and these two schools (which will proably reject me) continue to hold my app.

Why do you toy with my emotions so?

Got my Uchicago ding today. Duke too. Love it when they come together.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Grrr... (WUSTL)
« on: February 27, 2006, 12:07:24 PM »
WashU sent me an email on saturday saying congratulations for being accepted, you'll be receiving your "official" letter this week. So assuming that's their policy, you don't have to worry about regular mail.
The email seems to be the way they do things. Official letter, scholarship, and a big ass binder follow. I had no noticiation in the email that I received money.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Am I racist??
« on: February 27, 2006, 01:00:09 AM »
kill yourself, you racist f-ing pig.

are we having this conversation?


stoopid censoring bored.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top 20 IP Schools
« on: February 26, 2006, 12:14:56 PM »
I can't remember if it's been said, but:

to quote from the website "cases. Note that these lists sometimes differ from the lists compiled by U.S. News, in which academics in the area are asked to list ten or fifteen strong "programs" in these areas. Schools with established "programs" may not necessarily be schools with academically distinguished faculty in the area."

The basic problem here is that USNews asks a bunch of people "Who has a good IP program?" and they print the results. Consequently, schools that have had an IP program for a long time (even a mediocre one) will rank high. Schools with a great, but 'young', IP program will rank low or not at all.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: US News Rankings Graph 1987-2006
« on: February 26, 2006, 12:03:10 PM »
Its been said here (and elsewhere) that the most important rankings are the 'internal' rankings at firms. Supposedly subtle movement within USNWR ranks (22 to 25 to 21 to 23 etc etc) don't translate into internal rank movement, unless its consistent (ie, from 40 to 25 and stay there for several years). All this said, one obvious question remains: What are the internal ranks? And why do we have our hands on one yet? I find it hard to believe nobody knows a buddy in a law firm that could get his hands on the hiring protocol.

Or maybe internal ranks simply don't exist. It could just be all about the hiring partner's sense of a school (name recognition, alumni he knows from it, faculty he knows teach there, etc). An arbitrary unquantifiable internal-internal ranking system? OMF we're never going to figure this out!!!! :o

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORED SHOCKED!!!!
« on: February 26, 2006, 11:52:49 AM »
Well no need for irritation here...You sound a bit irritated from me not making clear distinction.. The point I wanted to make is that there are other factors besides test scores and GPA. From my understanding of your point, you sound like ethnicity plays a bigger role than diversity/experience, however, from what I understand from the website,I feel that its inaccurate to state that "your Asian American= your not considered URM therefore you are doomed if you don't have the proper test scores to pull it off". Come on now, we Asian Americans have different backgrounds and factors to consider (some maybe 4th generation Japanese/Korean/Chinese American with their parents working in reputable jobs/stability opposed to the same ethinic group who might be first-generation blue-collar family struggling from day to day hardships of making ends meet.

Anyways, my point is there are more exclusive factors to be considered within the ethnicity range. Thank you...Good Night and Good Luck!

You are retareded. If you ethnicity is not under-represented then you are not a URM. Get over it. Every race came off a boat at some point in time. A first generation (hell, an immigrant even) Irish or English is not going to qualify as a URM. Neither will you. This is why AA sucks in its present form and needs to die.

AA also has little to do with economic features. A white male from a dirt poor family will not qualify for URM status and will not receive point adjustments. A black female from an extremely wealthy family will. This is another reason why AA sucks in its present form and needs to die.

Sucks to be on the other end of things, huh? ROFL :D

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT SCORED SHOCKED!!!!
« on: February 26, 2006, 11:50:55 AM »
I can't believe nobody has floated this option yet: Don't go to law school. Maybe the hard-core logic-based critical thinking that makes up the LSAT (and the law) is just not for you.

Second option: If you actually aren't a complete moron and scored low because of whatever # of reasons, write the addendum and apply to T2/T3 schools. Bust your ass, demonstrate with some concrete grades that you aren't a moron, and transfer up.

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