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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You know what scares me...
« on: April 20, 2007, 01:08:27 PM »
I'm not going to get into the whole US Soldiers argument (I don't support the war, but I support the troops, except the few who give US Soldiers a bad name of course - Abu Ghraib, etc) but you know what scares me?

The fact that there were so many warning signs from Cho Seung-Hui that he was unstable and capable of doing something like this and the school administration did NOTHING (except a few teachers who complained to deaf ears).

I assume Cooley is still accepting applications, since I still get about 5 mailings a week from them asking me to apply.  Plus, if you were rejected, you'd be the first.

She would not!

Black Law Students / Re: Grey's Anatomy
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:24:47 AM »
It started out good, now its just getting really cheesy....I'm losing my interest.

Waitlisted at Wisconsin

Me too!  Think you have any chance of getting in?  I'd go there over my other choices, no question, but I'm not too confident about getting in off the wait list.

Guys - If you are interested in UW, you should definitely contact the Assistant Dean of Admissions Mike Hall ASAP. If possible schedule a visit and arrange a meeting with him. Tell him how you would definitely attend should you get off the waitlist. If you can't visit the school, try to arrange for a phone meeting. He's a little odd, but very nice and truly cares about the students...I've heard from current 1L's that schmoozing him up really helps (in terms of admissions, scholarships, etc). PM me if you have any other questions. Good luck and I hope to see you in the fall!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: poor = minority
« on: April 13, 2007, 08:20:45 AM »
Write a diversity statement and try to illustrate to the committee what about your economic background makes you a unique competitor amongst other applicants.   Talk about what you had to overcome, how it made you stronger.  The strength of your writing/story should give them a sense of how legitimate your claim is. 

As far as "proving" it - check what the federal govt considers to be poverty line - many are surprised to find that by fed gov standards they are not considered "poor."  Might be odd for you to claim poverty as a part of your background if you have FAFSA reports showing a 40k annual salary.

Well I was what you would consider "economically disadvanted" growing up but I make good money now... Just because I make a good living now does not change the fact that I was poor when I was younger

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Minority Career Fair?!
« on: April 13, 2007, 08:17:43 AM »
Anyone have any experience with these? My top choice says the participate in a "minority career fair" each year, and I must admit, I am curious but not sure how I feel about it. I can put my finger on it exactly, but something about the idea of a minority career fair bothers me. 

Present (married): Software Engineer
Previous: Lazy a$$hole who worked at his dad's golf course and extorted $$
Prior (and longest): High school student who is now a bartender

  Im sorry to break it to you but you are not going to see that this weekend.  It's in the 30's at the moment here in Madison with light flurries.  Its also been awhile since the sun peaked out.  I believe its supposed to warm up a bit like somone previously mentioned (mid 40's, watch out its a heat wave) but if anything that will just make it a slushy mess around campus.  Madison is a great town as so many people mentioned but the winters are extremely long.  I think im struggling with it more than usual because I was in California two weeks ago and I didnt expect to come back to full blown winter weather in mid-april.  Enjoy your visit.

I would like to say that weather like this is highly unusual for April. Usually its 50's - 60's. It does rain a lot though.

Lost Soul - In your signature it says you got $$ from Wisconsin. Have you been notified of a scholarship????

yeah and i know when i'm making an important life decision, i always turn to anecdotal evidence. ;)

You're are sarcastic one arent you?  ;D

Not trying to ruffle feathers here but I've stopped listening to EVERYONES advice on where to go law school - Everyone has an opinion and its usually baseless. My dad told me that "Id be crazy not to pick Marquette because its such an amazing school because the neighbors kid goes there and has a Mercedes now"

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