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Choosing the Right Law School / download the course catalog
« on: June 04, 2004, 01:43:59 PM »
just go to their website. most schools have all the information in their law catalog. it will tell you whether or not deferrments are accepted, typically it will also tell you the procedures.

Choosing the Right Law School / it's a canned response
« on: June 04, 2004, 01:37:20 PM »
they send those to keeps people from hassling them. kind of like all the financial aid packages and forms schools send you, two weeks before they reject you. at least they didnt mess up and send you congratulations emails, with orientation information by mistake. i have friends that happened to, only to get the apology email a couple days later followed by the rejection note. no bitterness here though.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Start in the fall or wait a year?
« on: June 04, 2004, 01:26:24 PM »
If you truly want to go to law school i think you'd be foolish to wait a year. i applied to schools two years ago, then got stuck in the middle east. long story short, at that time i was only accepted to 3 of the 13 schools i applied. only one of those schools would even give me a deferment. fortunately the other two i actually wanted to attend threw me pity admits this year...but they waited until the end of march, 8 months after i re-applied to accept me. because of the wait, i put in safety school apps....u memphis waitlisted me, and my numbers had me in the guaranteed admit pool (46/47)from the 2001-2002 statistics.

realistically i would have never been admitted this year due to the increased competetition if i hadn't hounded the admissions offices all year long and had one hell of an excuse not to matriculate last year. it's up to you, but remember typically your lsat will only improve marginally when averaged....and 40,000 applicants didn't get into school this cycle.

finally don't think extra curriculars over the next year are going to make much difference...through my entire ordeal i finished a masters degree and 5 years of military service....none of the schools cared!   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Why is Syracuse a T3?
« on: June 04, 2004, 01:04:23 PM »
I think it's not well respected because of the 28k+ tuition that one is going to have a hard time repaying with its below average starting salaries after graduation. at the same time, the location isn't typically where people strive to be. finally there are at least 7 other ny law schools ranked in the top two's an uphill battle for them.

as for the comment about penn's ranked in the 3rd tier because its only been affiliated with psu for a few years. on top of that, the campus is 80 miles from state college in the middle of nowhere. if they get the go ahead to move the school to state college it will skyrocket....unfortunately if dickinson keeps fighting the matter and maintains its sovereignty, i'd be willing to bet psu builds its own school and lets dickinson become independent again.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where are you guys headed?
« on: June 04, 2004, 12:44:36 PM »
LSU....Geaux Tigers!

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