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So tomnorrow will mark my first occasion to meet with an adcomm member face-to-face, specifically at Pace.

Any thoughts on what to expect and how best to maximize the experience? I'm asking specifically about the interview process, not necessarily about Pace itself.

Choosing the Right Law School / Housing at SUNY Buffalo ...
« on: January 17, 2007, 12:36:51 PM »
I just got an email from University at Buffalo about applying for on-campus housing. Says that it's in my best interest to put in for this first-come, first-served process and to pay $25 non-refunable, even though I have yet to receive an acceptance. So two questions:

1. Is it worth it to put in now?

2. Does this tip me off at all that I'll be accepted? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Any chance at Fordham, really?
« on: January 12, 2007, 10:21:24 AM »
A good friend -- a longtime lawyer and all-around mensch -- tells me I would be a good fit at Fordham, where he believes my work experience, intellectual curiosity and strength of character would be valued. Trouble, is my high LSAT is 155 with two other go arounds at 152. Also have a 3.37 at Syracuse Univ. with double majors in journalism and policy -- at the time the highest-ranking UG programs in both.

So question is -- is there an outside chance of getting in at Fordham, which has been a dream school of mine but also is one I thought was out of reach. Please, no responses from elitest LSD trolls. I'm looking for substantive input. Thank you. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Inside dope on Drexel?
« on: January 03, 2007, 07:13:32 PM »
Based purely on intrigue, I just submitted an application to Drexel. Seems like an exciting undertaking -- a well-respected research university in a big city (one that just whooped my alma mater, Syracuse University, in basketball) launching a law school. Obviously, applying there/attending also represents a risk.

So I'm wondering if anyone can shed any insight as to how the school is developing and if it's showing any signs of developing specialties/niches/strong attributes. What tier could it be considered? How many applicants are they planning to accept? What's the numerical range. I saw some old threads on here, but I seek an update. My numbers, btw, are 3.37 and 155, and I'm 31 with 10 years in journalism/Web content.

I graduated from Syracuse University a semester early with a double major in journalism and policy studies and enough ecomonics coursework to have declared aminor (though I didn't). I finished with a 3.37 GPA despite taking 18 credits in several sememsters and not taking a class below the 300 level past my freshman year. Granted, I overextended myself in my final semster and, combined with some difficult family and personal issues and a bout with depression, led to my only grade below a B-. But I'd say this is a pretty damn good accomplishment. Put together with a varied and adventurous 10-year journey through the increasingly mess-up field of journalism makes me me feel good about my chances as a cndidate.

However, I nevertheless have a 3.37 GPA and a 155 LSAT. Question: How much will my transcript and 1st career matter in  an admissions decision? Does it give me a shot to aim truly high, say like a BC or a GW or a USC? So far, I've applied to SUNY Buffalo, Temple, Pace, Albany and St. John's.

Any input or advice would be appreciated. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Am I starting late?
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:58:01 PM »
So I submitted one application three weeks ago and will be dropping three more in the mail tomorrow (12/29). Seems as if a bunch of folks on this message submitted much earlier than this. So that does that mean I'm late in the game?

I'm applying with a 3.37 GPA and a 155 LSAT. But I'm 31 and have been working (surviving, more like) in journalism for 10 years. What's the top end of what I can hope for. I have Temple, St. John's and Chicago-Kent on my list, and may apply to Brooklyn as well.

Are those doable? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Any thoughts on University at Buffalo?
« on: December 27, 2006, 07:09:02 PM »
I've applied to UB, primarily because it's a SUNY school (I live in NYC). But it seems like a very good school -- alumni sit on benches like the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and practice in firms like Latham & Watkins.

Does anyone know a thing or two about UB. What is it known for? What are its most well-known concentrations and areas of focus?

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