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Law School Admissions / UNC's PS prompt?
« on: October 23, 2006, 04:32:43 PM »
UNC's personal statement prompt is pretty thorough and asks to identify bullet points almost... Has anyone applied? Did you just send your regular personal statement you sent to everyone else?

Law School Admissions / Submitting my apps
« on: October 22, 2006, 08:35:59 PM »

So a publication I edited is up for a national award that's going to come out one week from today, but all my apps are pretty much ready to go as of this Tuesday (waiting on that last letter). Right now I have it on my resume that we're a finalist... Should I wait for the award to come out to see if we won, or submit now? Or should I go ahead and submit, and send an addendum if we win? OR should I not even bother.


Choosing the Right Law School / I have no chance?
« on: September 19, 2006, 07:01:20 AM »
I've decided to stick with my 160. My grades are a 3.5 with a 3.91 degree GPA. My EC's are great, WE is specialized to what I want to do with my JD, I'm working on my killer PS and I'll have four good letters from respected professors and journalism employers.

I want to go into first amendment law, which is tough to break in to, but is even tougher to find a school that will teach you about it. I would like to stay in the DC area and continue working in journalism.

Here's my list of schools... are they out of the question? Any others I should add for good constitutional/media law?

Georgetown (PT)
Maybe American?
William & Mary
UNC-Chapel Hill
Wake Forest

Law School Admissions / Resumes
« on: September 15, 2006, 09:00:52 AM »
Do our resumes have to be .doc files for LSAC? Because mine is in QuarkXpress, which I can of course change to a .pdf. I'd hate to have to re-do it in Word (it's so pretty).

Also, what's the feeling we're getting on two pages? I've got two pages worth of stuff, I think. If not, I can certainly go into detail.

Need people to read my PS about Katrina... please?

Law School Admissions / Submitting published work?
« on: August 28, 2006, 01:14:56 PM »
I have worked as a journalist for several major publications for a year now. How do I go about submitting clips of these works? I've been published in newspapers, online and in journals.

Law School Admissions / Transcript Problems
« on: July 19, 2006, 12:06:45 PM »
OK -- so under my docs and forms on LSDAS I don't have any school's to click on in order to send the forms to them so I can get my transcripts. However, in my personal profile I have listed where I went to school, etc.

So i basically can't print out the transcript form!


Law School Admissions / W&M E-mail
« on: July 13, 2006, 08:04:45 AM »
So I got an e-mail from W&M, got me all excited... Just encouraging me to apply. Gotta up that selectivity... I feel so used.

Choosing the Right Law School / Georgetown PT - ED?
« on: July 09, 2006, 10:56:53 AM »
Allright so everyone told me that I'm not going to get into Georgetown PT (working in DC) with a 160 and a 3.5, but would going ED help?

Need some input...

1. Being a journalist on the ground in New Orleans days after Hurricane Katrina. My story of how I got into the city, how I got out, etc. New Orleans is my hometown as well, so it's kind a personal thing for me...


2. My second option is more focused toward why I feel so passionately about freedom of the press, particularly for high school and college journalists. I was the opinion editor at my student newspaper (i later became editor-in-chief) during a scandal involving our new, relatively graphic sex column on a conservative southern campus. I learned a lot during that time, we were covered by national media, etc.

I want to go into first amendment/communications law and my hope is to continue to work for a newspaper in some form or fashion.


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