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Studying for the LSAT / Available: Actual LSAC PTs to help study for LSAT
« on: February 21, 2013, 10:00:47 PM »
So I have a couple blank copies of old LSATs that I didnt use and since I have already submitted my applications and just awaiting decisions, I definitely have no use for those printed copies. I am not sure exactly which PTs they are ( I think somewhere between PT40 and PT50?) Anyways if anyone would like them, PM me!

Sorry not free, but reasonably priced.

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Law School Applications / Re: Best work experience prior to law school
« on: February 21, 2013, 09:48:39 PM »
As a disclaimer, I have just applied to law schools in Dec and am awaiting to hear from all the schools I applied to. But I have been working for the last 2 years since graduating from college in a field that has absolutely nothing to do with law, but is rather highly technical. Honestly, I chose the job because well, the market was bad, it didn't seem that bad at all when I first interviewed and also I didn't exactly have a clue what exactly I wanted to do with my major. What I did know was that I did not want to go immediately into any postgraduate program after graduation.

So I guess what I am trying to say is take the job that is the most interesting to you now. If anything, I think you would be a more attractive candidate if you come from a background outside of the law so when you're writing your personal statement you can explain how whatever work experience you have now is applicable to the legal field. I can tell you have some interest in the law and justice based on the positions you list, but in general I think any of them will give you great experience and skills outside of the classroom. Good luck!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Too Many Good Choices
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:50:36 PM »
While I can't directly comment on any of the schools you mention (I too am applying currently) I would suggest visiting the campuses or if that is not possible at least asking the admissions office to give you a name and contact information of an alum from the school, so you can at least have someone to talk to about the school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Review my LOCI Thanks!
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:46:55 PM »
Thanks for the feedback! I saw you giving some great general advice on how to decide between law schools in other posts and have been taking note of what you said. I haven't started whittling down my list (nor have I heard from all my schools, still have 8 to hear from), but you have given me a lot to think about.

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Where should I go next fall? / Review my LOCI Thanks!
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:02:02 PM »
So I was waitlisted at UMD, which is one of my top choices for law school. Just would like any commentary on the letter I intend to send to them. I will probably tweak this one for American as well (just found out that I was waitlisted there today).

Thanks!


Name
Address
City, State, Zip
LSAC #

UMD Admissions
Address
City, State, Zip

Date

Dear XXX:

Thank you for your time and consideration in evaluating my application. I am writing to reiterate my strong interest in attending the University of Maryland School of Law, and if offered admission, I will gratefully accept the offer. 

Aside from being an excellent law school, the environmental law program at University of Maryland perfectly matches my legal interests. I am intrigued by the opportunity to get involved in the environmental law clinic in my 2nd or 3rd year, which would allow me to immerse myself in the practical application of such a specific area of law. On Feb 15th, I had the opportunity to listen in on a webinar presented by the managing director of UMDís environmental law, William Piermattei, and found myself further attracted to the chance of developing and molding a legal career that combines Environmental Law with my current skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While at first glance the two areas may look to be mutually exclusive, I believe that UMD offers me the best possible resources and environment to merge the highly technical skills of GIS with the legal field.
 
I also wanted to take this opportunity to update my application. Since submitting my application last December, I was promoted to a Final QC position at my current employment.  Compared to production or 1st QC, as a Final QCer, I am examining the data from a much broader perspective and ensuring that the data I am looking at helps form the highest quality final product for the client. Additionally, I have been instrumental in developing and improving a new procedure for another process in my current project as well as training new team members in the functionality of the projectís core toolset and current guidance.

University of Maryland remains my top choice for law school.  UMDís programs fit extremely well with my legal interests, Baltimore is a city I can see myself living and working, and the university community is one that I can both benefit and equally contribute to. I would be honored to be offered a place in the UMD School of Law Class of 2016.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Me

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