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Law School Admissions / Re: put a title on your PS?
« on: October 11, 2006, 10:41:58 AM »
Ditto CDN CSI.  Alternatively, you could title it #14, or whatever question number refers to the personal statement. Witty titles usually don't go over well, is what I've been hearing/reading. Make sure your SSN, LSAC#, and I'm adding my name, appear in the header.

Law School Admissions / Re: REGARDING URM
« on: October 11, 2006, 10:32:34 AM »
Yes, you are under-represented if you have a non-English background. Play that up for sure. Socioeconomic factors contribute too. Schools differ about what they feel is under-represented. Some schools, for example, have sexual minority on their list of desireable URMs. It isn't necessarily racial/ethnic URMs only.

Hey all, is anyone looking at schools to *study* LGBT issues, like sexuality and gender law? I've been researching the number of classes, clinics, externships, and journals related to sexuality/gender, but I'd love to hear what other people are coming up with. So far my strong ones are Michigan, Georgetown, Cornell, UVA, American, Cardozo, Temple, and Rutgers-Camden. Deloggio says Georgetown spent ten years in court trying to prevent a gay & les group from forming, but it does seem academically strong in queer issues, so I don't know...

Anybody else hunting up a career at Lambda Legal?

Law School Admissions / Addenda: How many, how long?
« on: October 09, 2006, 11:37:49 PM »
Apologies if these questions have been answered already.

1) How many addenda are kosher? Is four too many? Is three?

2) How long should they be? Is one page double-spaced too long for a single addendum? Just right? If they are short, should they all be on the same page, or on separate pages?

3) Titles?

4) Can you still include addenda if the application doesn't have an "If there's anything else you'd like us to consider.." clause? Just throw them on in there unsolicited?

Much thanks everyone!

Law School Admissions / Re: Difference between a PS and DS
« on: October 09, 2006, 10:51:08 PM »
Are you talking about a DS that's your own addendum, or a proper statement, like how Cornell asks for a personal statement in #14 (or whatever) and then asks in #15 for an optional discussion of obstables you've overcome like being a URM, etc.? Which of these should be just a single page? Both?

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