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Non-Traditional Students / Non-trad ASL PASO?
« on: April 09, 2007, 08:47:37 PM »
I intentionally placed this on 2 threads for more exposure.  I wanted to gather some non-trad feedback as well.

With an awful GPA & LSAT, I decided to withdraw almost all of my 2007 applications.  Then, I get a provisional acceptance to Appalachian School of Law.  I am a non-traditional, married with kids, decent job, mortgage, etc. etc.  So this is a very serious decision.

Does anyone know anything about ASLís PASO program or ASL?  Number invited vs. number accepted?  Is it a game or is it the real deal?  It is 3-weeks online and 1-week in house.  All of the research I did placed ASL near the top of my list of regional schools that I would attend or could attend.  Their ADR is very respectable.  Etc.

Here is the link that explains it in more detail:

http://www.asl.edu/article.php?story_id=171&cmd=verbose

Thanks in advance,

JM

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Acceptances / Appalachian Law - PASO
« on: April 09, 2007, 08:43:49 PM »
With an awful GPA & LSAT, I decided to withdraw almost all of my 2007 applications.  Then, I get a provisional acceptance to Appalachian School of Law.  I am a non-traditional, married with kids, decent job, mortgage, etc. etc.  So this is a very serious decision.

Does anyone know anything about ASLís PASO program or ASL?  Number invited vs. number accepted?  Is it a game or is it the real deal?  It is 3-weeks online and 1-week in house.  All of the research I did placed ASL near the top of my list of regional schools that I would attend or could attend.  Their ADR is very respectable.  Etc.

Here is the link that explains it in more detail:

http://www.asl.edu/article.php?story_id=171&cmd=verbose

Thanks in advance,

JM

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Studying for the LSAT / Who didnít study the week of the LSAT?
« on: February 07, 2007, 07:54:49 PM »
How many people have NOT studied the week prior to taking the/a LSAT?  Past or Present?  How did you perform?  Regrets?  No difference?

Maybe I am feeling guilty, but I havenít studied a lick this week.  I have logged countless hours since Oct / Nov 2006 and I am flat burned-out.  I took a PS weekend cram course two weeks ago.  But two weeks isnít enough time to cram in the homework.  I am a first time taker as well.  Maybe Iíll learn a lesson and retake in Sep 07?

Am I the only to ever do this? 

EDIT>>>

I just read the other post on the same topic...sorry!

I tried deleting it, but oh well.

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Recommendations / LOR Dilemma / Need AdviceÖ
« on: December 01, 2006, 08:31:02 PM »
Here is the situation.  About 6 weeks ago I contacted my three recommenders and gave them some LOR guidelines, resume, Extra-currs, etc.  I chose a Superior Court Judge, an attorney and one of my graduate school professors.  I graduated UG about 15 years ago and I have no clue how to get up with any of those professors, so I am limited to this one.  The judge and lawyer are both good friends of mine.  The attorney and professor are both dragging their feet, but I believe they will happen in time.

My question concerns the judge.  He contacted me this week to let me know he mailed the LOR.  He told me that he kept it short and covered the basics.  By basics he meant that he talked about our friendship and that I was a good family man.  He did NOT cover any academics or professional attributes of mine and even alluded to how we met 9 years ago at the YMCA and attended the same church.  He DID mention that I owned a successful business, prior military, honest, good character, hard working, etc.  Of course I was very thankful and I truly appreciate him writing it for me, but I wish he would have followed some of the LS LOR guidelines I gave him.  I believe that it would be a great LOR for any other purpose, but I am concerned since it is for LS.

What do I do?  Do I cancel / remove his LOR?  Will the adcomms frown?  Or will they see it as a positive? 

For some reason I seem to be limited on the people I can find (trust) to write these LORs.  I have an English teacher at the HS where I teach, who will compose a great LOR for me.  Should I replace the judge with the teacher?

The judge is a graduate of two of my top schools, the general LOR was his UG and the targeted was his LS.

Thanks in advanceÖ

     

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