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LSAC and LSDAS / Quick question!
« on: September 25, 2006, 11:06:39 PM »
Okay, so if I have three LORs coming, but only one is in, can I still start submitting my apps?  I'm just wondering, if the Law School requests my info from LSDAS, only one LOR will go through right now.  Will LSAC just automatically send the next one when it comes in? ???

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Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: September 20, 2006, 07:39:54 PM »
Does anyone see a point in hidden waivers if an associated e-mail/letter is not sent out?  Other than delighting those that were already planning on applying and forking over the fee?  I don't see how they will help get more people to apply, or even the "right" candidates to apply. 

Is there a way to see if you have any of these hidden waivers without actually sending your app in?  If your app isn't complete, can you go to the screen that would tell you that the fee is waived before finally submitting?

I'm just really curious now.  8)

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Personal Statement / Really basic PS question
« on: September 07, 2006, 01:24:12 PM »
When you apply online via LSAC, and you attach your PS as an electronic app, what do you need to identify it with?  Just your name?  Just your LSAC account number?  Both?  Other?  Nothing?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Academic Summary Report?
« on: July 28, 2006, 11:22:03 AM »
Thanks :)  It makes sense, I was just checking to make sure that this wasn't abnormal.

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LSAC and LSDAS / Academic Summary Report?
« on: July 28, 2006, 10:44:14 AM »
On LSAC, under Transcripts, the Academic Summary Report is what tells you your LSDAS GPA, your school's average GPA/LSAT, and all that, right?  Whenever I click on that, it says, "Transcript Analysis Not On File."  I'm still waiting on one transcript - summer class that's going on right now.  Will it not calculate even my u-grad's info without this last transcript?  Or does it just take a few days to get this?

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Law School Applications / Re: What do I need for LS?!?
« on: July 26, 2006, 08:44:43 AM »
Check out this thread:  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,67296.0.html

MaraudingJ has put together a pretty complete list of everything you need to do.

HTH!  :)

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Recommendations / Re: Help
« on: July 21, 2006, 05:27:57 PM »
I'm in the same situation.  The person would like me to write a draft, and then he said he would edit it and put his own style to it.  So, essentially, it's somewhat like MoniLi said - he wants me to decide what the content should be.

My question is, what specific sorts of things do law schools want to see?  I think "This person is ridiculously intelligent and talented" is a little broad.   ;)  Are there certain qualities they want addressed in these letters?

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Cornell has this on their app for last year:

"In making admissions decisions, we give consideration, among other things, to diversity factors (including but not limited to racial or ethnic group identification, cultural, linguistic or economic group; sexual orientation; or other factors), obstacles that applicants have overcome, and/or discrimination that you have experienced. If you
choose, please submit a separate statement (in addition to the required personal statement) discussing any or all of these issues to the extent they apply to you."

So, I suppose you could consider this a diversity statement or an "additional statement."

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Law School Applications / Re: DC Law School Forum (and others?)
« on: July 16, 2006, 08:10:11 PM »
It was somewhat helpful.  It was nice to pick up materials from schools, since I didn't have stuff from all of the ones that I'm planning on applying to.

I really liked the Duke representative; he was helpful and very polite.  I also was impressed by the reps from UVA.  My co-worker is going there this fall, and when I mentioned her name, they really knew who I was talking about.  I think that's incredible.

I met with a pre-law advisor, but I got absolutely nothing out of that.

I agree that it seemed like it was targeted toward people who had done little research into law schools and the application process.  The girl who was in front of me at the Duke table was asking things like when should she take the LSAT, what should she put in her personal statement, etc.  But, still, it was nice to meet with some of the reps.

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Where should I go next fall? / BC vs BU
« on: July 14, 2006, 10:32:39 PM »
Obviously I know there must be differences between Boston College and Boston University, but what are some big ones?  Are the campus environments different?  Which one is generally regarded as better?

Thanks!

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