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Not if you have a job.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: admit i'm a drop-out?
« on: June 23, 2004, 05:06:57 PM »
I definitely agree that you should fully disclose all your transcript information.  I'm just playing devil's advocate here, but dropping out of the Ph.D program may be perceived as backing out of a monumental commitment due to fear of failure (and do you expect law school to be any easier?)  You might want to keep this in mind when writing your personal statement.  Again, I don't think this way, but who knows how they think.  (IMHO)

yes, but i bet alot of it is tax and contract law...if thats what your into...then awsome! 

A have a good friend who's a partner specializing in entertainment law.  Most of his work involves IP - contracts and tax issues are usually handled by associates or others in the firm.

A few of the schools I applied to gave an opportunity to expound on certain topics where for some a few words may suffice.  The diversity statement is one opportunity, some of the others I recall were questions concerning public service and leadership. They invited the applicant to attach an addendum if they wished.  It is also appropriate to attach a brief addendum explaining a low LSAT score, provided it's not whiny and your reasons are valid (unusual stress from job, family life, etc.). 

One thing not mentioned was flattery.  It goes a long way.  When I contacted my old prof., I laid it on about how infuential her class was to me, blah, blah.  If they feel flattered, they'll write a better LOR, IMO. Also, my recommender wanted to see my PS and resume to get to know me better. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Community college
« on: June 21, 2004, 12:44:02 PM »
OT - I love your avatar.  Everytime I look at it, I laugh.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Pre-school study plan
« on: June 17, 2004, 03:46:57 PM »
I just got a letter from my school that says,

"Throughout the coming months you will be receiving a variety of mailings to assist you in preparing for the start of school on August 16th.  In the meantime, I suggest that you spend this time doing the things you love with the people you love - you'll have less time for this once your studies begin."

I'm taking this advice.

For you experts, any ideas ...


(sorry, couldn't help myself)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Books to Read for a pre-1L
« on: June 16, 2004, 12:37:23 PM »
The book entitled: Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class
by Shana Connell Noyes, Henry S. Noyes - is that the same book as "How to Ace Your First Year in Law School?"

Incoming 1Ls / Re: best laptop to buy
« on: June 11, 2004, 05:24:37 PM »
I definitely would not buy a computer without a warranty. I don't care how great it is.  I'm going on three years with my Dell Inspiron 8100 with no problems, but it's a little heavy to lug around.  I'm probably getting the Dell 600m.  It is very light and thin.  Monitor size is only 14" though.  You can get one with 512mb ram and 40GB hard drive for about $1100.

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