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Law School Applications / The Falling Down Professions.
« on: January 06, 2008, 11:55:14 PM »
Just finished reading Sunday Times, and there was an interesting article in the styles section, which can be  found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/fashion/06professions.html?incamp=article_popular_5

The article talks about lawyers and doctors and the drop of happiness and prestige associated with them.  A quote to sum up the article: "In a culture that prizes risk and outsize reward — where professional heroes are college dropouts with billion-dollar Web sites — some doctors and lawyers feel they have slipped a notch in social status, drifting toward the safe-and-staid realm of dentists and accountants. It’s not just because the professions have changed, but also because the standards of what makes a prestigious career have changed." 

Do you have grand expectations about law?

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Law School Applications / Letter of Continued Interest.
« on: December 23, 2007, 07:38:50 PM »
If I write one, do I just send it to a school, or do I need to use a specific form?  Also, Cornell promised in their deferral letter to have a decision in February/March, so is mid January a good time to send in a LOCI, or should I wait till February 1st, when Cornell is supposed to start a repeated review process for deferred applicants?

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Law School Applications / Superstitions of law school applicants.
« on: December 11, 2007, 08:35:44 PM »
Did anyone get overly superstitious during their application cycle? I know I did. I have these odd habits of trying to use any action to guess whether or not I will get accepted to a particular school.  For example, today I was waiting for the elevator and though that if it doesn't come in the next 30 seconds I won't get into school X.  Yesterday, while walking my dog, I decided to count every leaf I see on the ground and if the number was odd, I would get into a particular school ( I stopped counting after I reached couple thousand).

So anyone else is developing silly habits, or is it just me?

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Law School Applications / Bostone University notice of completion.
« on: December 10, 2007, 12:39:44 PM »
Anyone got BU's "complete" notice?  I have applied awhile back and still haven't heard anything.

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General Off-Topic Board / What type of a perfectionist are you?
« on: December 09, 2007, 01:06:07 AM »
I read a NY Times article last Tuesday about perfectionists.  Here is a quote from it :

"Some researchers divide perfectionists into three types, based on answers to standardized questionnaires: Self-oriented strivers who struggle to live up to their high standards and appear to be at risk of self-critical depression; outwardly focused zealots who expect perfection from others, often ruining relationships; and those desperate to live up to an ideal they’re convinced others expect of them, a risk factor for suicidal thinking and eating disorders."

With all the obsession that LSD'ers have over law school, career, etc, I was wondering what type of perfectionists are LSD'ers. 

I'll start.  I'm an outer perfectionist.  I know that I'm not perfect, yet I demand everything else to be.  My room might be a mess, but I expect my roommates room to be clan and tidy.  I'm even worse when it comes to women, noticing even the slightest thing, from not liking how a woman smiles, to the way sh holds her hands, to the way she walks, or even sneezes.

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Law School Applications / Cornell Papare Application.
« on: October 29, 2007, 02:58:50 PM »
To those of you who sent in a paper application to Cornell, how long did it take Cornell to process your application and request transcripts and LOR's from LSAC?

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Law School Applications / ED applicants at LS forums.
« on: October 15, 2007, 10:51:00 PM »
Do you think there are any specific questions I need to ask from the school I'm applying ED to?

Maybe bring a bouquet of roses and a bottle of champagne or paint my face in school colors?

Seriously though, are there?

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Law School Applications / ED/EA decision dates.
« on: October 01, 2007, 07:34:35 PM »
When do students who apply through ED/EA receive decisions? I know that schools promise to have a decision by December, so do they come around that time, or earlier? What is the earliest you have heard of someone getting a decisions, what is the latest?

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General Off-Topic Board / Did you know that there are no homosexualsin Iran?
« on: September 24, 2007, 07:39:51 PM »
 :D

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Anyone knows the difference between the processing times of general and targeted letters? I'm asking, because one of my recommenders wrote both types of letters and sent them in the same envelope.  The general letter was processed, but not the targeted letter.  I called LSAC and they toled me that the letters are processed differently but didn't give me a time frame.  So, to those of you who sent targeted letters in, how long was the difference?

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