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Law School Applications / Weight of URM
« on: March 09, 2006, 04:07:21 PM »
How much weight is it if you are an Asian URM?

It's not just about how much you study, it's also a matter of strategy - figuring out exactly what you need to know, how you can express what you know on exams etc.

I studied  HARDER/LONGER than a lot of people who probably did as well as I did if not better than I did last semester. I'm still busting my butt -- I'm probably studying even harder than I did last semester, but I accept that regardless of my efforts there will be people that will do better than I will.

Being competitive and wanting to one-up the other guy if great in the scope of academic ranking. Remember, however, that in the workplace cooperation and helping your team is invaluable. You have to develop those skills/mentality too.

It's not necessarily a good idea to choose your school based on it's ranking in a specialty area. This is an issue I am currently looking into myself with IP. Some sources will tell you to ignore the specialty ranking and just go to the best ranked school you get into. If it's entertainment law you're interested in, do a search for the top/largest entertainment law firms in the country, or those located in the region where you want to practice; law firms often have a search option where a user can look up staff (associates, clerks etc.) by which law school they attended. This may give you some insight into where they hire from.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Dual Degree
« on: March 04, 2006, 10:48:07 AM »
What do you guys know about dual degree programs - how a dual degree affects job opportunities and consequently, starting salary.I am thinking about a JD/MS in Computer Science.

Working full-time, getting engaged, and moving.

Law School Applications / Which IP School is Better?
« on: February 28, 2006, 04:42:55 PM »

LMAO!!  :D

Law School Applications / Splitter Shooting for Tier 3
« on: February 21, 2006, 11:32:02 AM »

Law School Applications / Re: Reject on basis of optional essay?
« on: February 21, 2006, 11:18:51 AM »
do you think schools reject bc of an unimpressive option essay?  assuming the rest of your application is good?  ... or is it just a question of whether you take the time to write an optional essay?  ???

some of mine kind of sucked... i'm getting increasingly paranoid the longer i wait to hear...

I am of the opinion that if you are going to do an optional essay, it should be well-written and at least seem sincere. I doubt that just doing it earns you points.

Oh, no, right. :o I didn't mean that slapping a couple sentences together was enough. It certainly has to be a decent essay. I just don't think they expect the length or depth of the personal statement. I put quite a bit of thought into my optionals...

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