I think it was three times. He failed twice.
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« on: June 23, 2004, 08:00:09 PM »
I'll admit, I have some doubts. Maybe trepidation is a better word. But, in the words of Mark Twain, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
I was faced with a decision between Seton Hall PT or NYLS FT, and I went with NYLS because I want to practice in NY. Even though SH is 2T and NYLS is 3T, I think it is limiting to go to a LS in the suburbs that has a very local reputation, unless that is where you want to practice. I have roots in Long Island but currently live in NJ, and it seems to me that people (not in the field of law necessarily) in NJ don't know where Hofstra is and people on Long Island don't know where Seton Hall is. This impression was a main reason for my decision.
« on: June 23, 2004, 07:09:00 PM »
Not if you have a job.
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)
« on: June 23, 2004, 06:54:08 PM »
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.).