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Incoming 1Ls / Looking for UC Davis King Hall Housemate
« on: July 26, 2008, 08:12:00 PM »
Looking for a female roomate to share a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in a quiet area of Davis that is close to campus. Must be respectful, clean, and studious. Please PM if you are interested. :)

Choosing the Right Law School / GW degree portability
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:18:15 PM »
I'm considering GWU because of the great law opportunities in DC. That said, I know that I want to practice law in California upon graduation. Does anybody know how well the degree carries to California? Or am I better off going to lower-ranking CA schools and saving my money?

So I've been reading books like Ivey and surfing the forums for examples of really "stellar" personal statements. But most of these examples are from people with really interesting life stories and/or work experience. I, on the other hand, did not grow up poor or in a rural town, and I don't have any family drama like addict parents, etc.

What are the normal people writing about?

Hi Everyone,

I'm just starting this whole applications process and have a few questions about rec letters.

I already have 2 professors who have agreed to write me letters. Although these 2 will be my primary letters, I also have an employer at a law firm who has agreed to write me a letter. I don't expect this letter to be as strong as the others, as I have only worked for this firm for about 6 months so far and I know the employer uses a template letter.

1. I plan to use this employer's letter as a supplemental letter in case I am waitlisted. Is this a good idea, or should I just submit all 3 letters at once?

2. If I do wait until I get waitlisted to submit a third letter, should the letter from my employer be revised? By the time the cycle is in full swing, I will have worked for the firm for a longer period of time, taken on more responsibilities, and maybe the fact that I'm waitlisted will encourage my employer to write a stronger, more persuasive letter?

3. If I do wait until I get waitlisted to submit a third letter, am I telling the writer to send it directly to the law school or do I have to go through LSDAS?

Law School Admissions / Anyone know USC's policy for multiple LSATs?
« on: January 07, 2007, 04:47:56 PM »
Do they take the average of 2 scores, the higher score, or "emphasis on the higher"?

Studying for the LSAT / Should I retake? 4-5 points lower than PT
« on: December 24, 2006, 10:51:19 PM »
With a 160 / 3.9 I'm pretty sure my current LSAT score takes me out of the running for UCLA/USC
From what I hear, 4-5 points lower on the real LSAT is pretty standard... Does this mean I probably shouldn't retake?

Choosing the Right Law School / California schools
« on: December 22, 2006, 07:17:20 AM »
If I am planning on working in southern California, is it better to go to Loyola because of the location or UC Davis because of the ranking? I figure since I'm competing with USC/UCLA grads for a part of the market I should have a school with a high rank, but then again there are probably more helpful Loyola alums in LA.....

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