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laur0212, thank you very much for sharing your insight on this!

I have been struggling with this decision bkz, as you say, it might be helpful. On the other hand, I have found in the past that study groups don't always work too well for me. I find I usually accomplish more sitting by myself and focusing in on the material where I can work on what I don't know and move more quickly throught that which makes sense to me. Law school. of course, is a new experience and maybe I cannot apply past experience bkz the type of work is different to what I have studied in the past.

I also understand that the MSP program has mandatory "social" events and other outside mandatory functions. Some of these things could be fun and possibly rewarding I imagine, but I can also see times where it could be a bit of a frustrating time drain.

Would you have any other thoughts on this? Thank you very mcuh!

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...There are many who believe that participating in MSP really helped them.  From what I understand, it is a substantial time commitment.  ...


Thank you all for your replies, I really appreciate it.

laur0212, yes, the time commitment is something I was a little concerned about. Someone told me it is "a lot of handholding and not the best use of ones time...but if you commit to the program, you must attend everything or be dropped."

How do other students view members of this program. Is there any animosity towards the "MSP-ers"?
Do do they become their own private clique or is their participation viewed as inconsequential to the rest of the students. (I thought I remember reading somewhere on the net a post by a Rutgers student that sounded rather angry about biased opportunites provided to MSP students. I don't know that much about the program, but I could certainly understand his views if MSP students were "fast-tracked" to law review or other such perks as he claimed).

Bottom line I guess...laur0212, I know you said you have no minority characteristics, but if you did...is it something you would do, would you join the program?

Thank you very much...I really appreciate your help!!

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Can anyone comment on Rutgers Minority Student Program? I understand it is a rather large time commitment in terms of mandatory study sesssions and the like. In trying to decide whether or not to join, is this program the best use of one's time? Is it beneficial...for those familiar, would you recommend it?

 Thank you.

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Can anyone comment on Rutgers Minority Student Program? I understand it is a rather large time commitment in terms of mandatory study sesssions and the like. In trying to decide whether or not to join, is this program the best use of one's time? Is it beneficial...for those familiar, would you recommend it?

 Thank you.

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Acceptances / Rutgers-N Minority Student Program
« on: June 09, 2007, 02:28:39 AM »
Can anyone comment on Rutgers MSProgram? I understand it is a rather large time commitment in terms of mandatory study sesssions and the like. In trying to decide whether or not to join, is this program the best use of one's time? Thank you.

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There are two schools that I am very interested in attending, one I was accepted to and the other I was waitlisted. The waitlisted school is ranked in the 30s while the other (accepted school), in a different state, is ranked in the low 70s.

My question is, would it be considered bad "etiquette" to send in the "put me on the waitlist" form if I am not 100% sure I would accept if accepted?

As I mentioned, I really like both schools. The one I was accepted to is local and I am familiar with it. The other (waitlisted school) I have not visited yet, but it has a strong program in an area of law I am interested in and is ranked more highly.

Also, I got to thinking...if I went to the school I am curently accepted to and later found I was not happy and wanted to transfer to this other school, would my chances be better if I was actually accepted now? I ask in part bkz I have seen some transfer forms that ask: "Have you ever applied here before. If 'YES', what was the outcome?" (some even state that if previously rejected there must be new, substantially improved achievments/material).

If I DID send in my Waitlist Form, and was accepted, and then accepted their offer while I briefly investigated the school--but later politely declined the offer (in favor of my more local school) ...would my chances be better down the road in the transfer process (for having been accepted the year earlier) or would I have burned a bridge?

Thank you very much for your help!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: SABBATH OBSERVERS TEST TODAY
« on: December 05, 2006, 07:05:40 PM »
I DEFINITELY would not worry about this. LSAC would have a difficult time explaining how they singled someone out on this this exam when the other is posted everywhere..."disclosed" or "undisclosed". Discuss away and don't worry.

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