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Recommendations / Re: LOR / Arrest Dilemma / Need Advice…
« on: December 03, 2006, 02:49:59 PM »
Thank you both very much!  That sounds like a game plan...

I didn't know I could have someone mail a character LOR to the school.  Or should I say that the school would accept the LOR.

Let me add a twist to this story?

I had a couple of brushes with the law when I was younger (2 drinking under age, traffic tickets and accident, etc) and they were 15 - 20 years ago.  But recently I had a stupid charge that I  was found not guilty.  A neighbor claimed I threatened him over a property dispute.  Should I have the attorney and my pastor write character refs to each school showing that I am not a trouble maker? And save the academic / profeesional LORs for LSAC?

I was going to post this question at a later date, but now seems appropriate since we're on the subject anyway.

Thanks in advance...


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Recommendations / Re: LOR Dilemma / Need Advice…
« on: December 03, 2006, 07:36:27 AM »
Parsley,

Thanks for your honesty.  Yes it was silly for me to have done, but I was just ramping up on this whole law school application process and I hadn’t researched the LOR issue too much.  After researching further I discovered my judgment error.

I did think of another prof who could write one for me and I am emailing him as we speak.  Let me ask you this…

I think I should toss the judge’s LOR altogether, because I have no way of knowing what the directed alma mater letter could have stated.

I did think of a former asst. principal of mine (co-worker), who is now a principal at another HS.  I am pretty sure he could draft a good LOR for me.  That would give me the following:  Two graduate professors and a former supervisor. 

About the remaining attorney?  He is also a graduate of one of my top schools and I believe he could (emphasis on could) write a decent LOR (follow the guidelines).

My gut feeling is to toss him as well??

How does that line-up sound?

Thanks for your advice…



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Recommendations / LOR Dilemma / Need Advice…
« 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 advance…

     

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Don't care what I get anymore!
« on: November 28, 2006, 09:29:44 AM »
Ditto to the entire process.  I am tired....


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Personal Statement / Re: Can someone please read my personal statement??
« on: November 23, 2006, 09:10:30 AM »
I'll be glad to read it...PM me.


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Personal Statement / Re: anyone up to read?
« on: November 23, 2006, 08:44:15 AM »
I am revising my PS today, so I am in the frame of mind.  Please PM it and and I'll let you know something...

Can you PM a paraphrase / sample of your PS prompt/s as well?

Java

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Personal Statement / Re: You know you want to...
« on: November 21, 2006, 10:32:41 AM »
PM me...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: February LSAT-
« on: November 21, 2006, 10:27:01 AM »
I am in a similar situation, except I chose the Feb07 date.  I knew that I needed the extra time for studying.

Before I switched from Dec to Feb, I emailed all 8 schools that I am to applying to and explained my situation.

All 8 replied and supported my decision and emphasized that a higher score would trump a late app.  All things considered equal of course.

All 8 encouraged me to apply in Dec and indicate a Feb07 exam on the app.

All 8 did explain that I would be at a disadvantage so late in the cycle, but reminded me that it was important to score high on the LSAT.

I am not going to lose any sleep over it. 

If I were you...I would check with each school.  My earliest deadline is Feb 1st at UNC, but like I said, I will have the app in way before.

I hope this helps…


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Non-Traditional Students / Re: hi there - 1st post
« on: November 21, 2006, 05:48:10 AM »
Welcome Murph...

Yes, Kramer disappointed me as well.  Obviously some deep rooted issues there?  I don't think I'll every watch Seinfeld in the same way again.  I'll always see him with a shaved head and shouting expletives at people.

Java

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Personal Statement / Re: PS Critque!!! Any One??
« on: November 21, 2006, 05:40:39 AM »
Sure PM it...I will have some time this afternoon.

Java

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