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Current Law Students / Re: practicing law as a non-U.S. citizen
« on: July 25, 2007, 03:10:51 AM »
If you got a PhD (along with a JD perhaps) it would actually be much easier for you to stay here, PhD's don't count against the H-1B (skilled worker visa) quota and they are much easier to hire for companies, then you could get a green card after a few years.

I'm curious. What does this mean? I'm a foreign student too, starting a JD program this fall, but I have a PhD. Will this somehow magically make it easier to obtain a work visa a few years down the road?

Law School Admissions / Re: Help! LOR NOT in English!
« on: October 28, 2007, 05:40:41 PM »
You have other LORs, right? If so, I don't think it's going to hurt you. If you feel it's important to have a LOR written by your Chinese recommender, just send it, along with 2 other LORs. The other two LORs will show in plain English that you are a great student, suitable for law study, a nice person, etc. The Chinglish letter might not get that across, but will add a personal flavor.

If a school sets a maximum of 2 LORs, you might want to reconsider. (Though even then, I don't know what the right decision would be.) But if you can send three or more, the Chinglish one is unlikely to hurt your chances.

(Of course I'm not a member of an admissions committee. But as an objective outsider, I can't imagine this being a problem.)

Thanks for the link, Amy. It looks good, and most classes are not that expensive.

I'd be interested too. How does it work? Do you pay per hour, per semester, ...?

You should call them, lonewolf.

I called UAH a few days ago, to ask how strict the move-in date was for my assignment, and they told me it wasn't strict at all. It did seem to depend on the building though.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L and Suicide
« on: June 10, 2007, 12:26:57 AM »
Exactly. I'm sure people who have committed or seriously attempted suicide didn't do it just for fun.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L and Suicide
« on: June 06, 2007, 08:55:36 AM »
Law school kills. While we have not had any suicides, we have lost four classmates over the past year, two heart attacks, two accidents.

Jesus, really? Were they all related to law-school stress? That's a LOT of people.

Not funny, but why is it good that they offer a free iPod with a laptop? Wouldn't it be nicer if they just gave you a discount, so you could choose to buy an iPod or keep the discount?

Re: the gym, do I understand it correctly (from their website) that admission is free, and the several different membership programs that are offered are only different degrees of luxury in locker space and dress room?

Law School Admissions / Re: Study Abroad
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:43:21 AM »
ě, out of curiosity, why are you deferring admission? (Since your sigline says it sucks.)

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