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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Can one really believe this?
« on: May 24, 2007, 10:34:22 AM »
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If a foreign national student returns to his native country without ever taking the bar, he or she will lower his law program's "bar passage rate" score

That's not true. The bar passage rate is calculated as the percentage of people who sat for the bar, not as a percentage of people who graduated.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Can one really believe this?
« on: May 24, 2007, 09:54:30 AM »
Kratzy, I would love to hear more from you. It sounds like you have finished law school? If so: how was it to find a job in the US with a US law degree, but with a noticeable accent?

What were the differences between the three schools you attended? And did you find you had more trouble getting through the reading material in time, as compared to other students who were native speakers of English?

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Great work, ColumbiaJD, this is very helpful to us incoming students. Thank you for your effort.

I was wondering about this:

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Another large chunk of the class takes advantage of Columbia's guaranteed public interest funding and does some sort of domestic or international public interest.

Is public-interest funding also guaranteed for the Summer after 1L? (Somehow I had the impression it was 2L-only.) How does it work?

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Law School Applications / Re: All quiet on the Harvard Front
« on: May 19, 2007, 11:56:59 AM »
Rejection arrived here too. For once the mail was fast. (Mailed May 16th, arrived today.)

Good luck to anyone still on the line!

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NYU: very friendly.
Columbia's admissions are really nice on the phone also. Their financial-aid office, however, is very rude and curt. Admittedly, I'm not so good on the phone in English (I'm not used to making phone calls in English), so I probably sounded like an idiot, but still.

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But why do you need to explain it? You resigned right? People resign from their jobs all the time: because they find a better job, because they get bored with the job, because they are moving away, etc.

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Interesting, Dagny. I had never heard of it, but I'm going to read it now. What is it about the book that you find scary?

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Law School Applications / Re: All quiet on the Harvard Front
« on: May 17, 2007, 03:04:01 AM »
Thank you, hatemyjob! Please let us know also if the news is good.   :)

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Law School Applications / Re: All quiet on the Harvard Front
« on: May 16, 2007, 06:49:30 PM »
Unless it's a waitlist.

Whatever it is, we're very likely in the same boat, as foreign number twins with the same major.

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Law School Applications / Re: Chances
« on: May 16, 2007, 06:46:41 PM »
No hard feelings, Cosmo Kramer. 

As for your new question, I don't really know, because I'm not a member of an admission committee, but conventional wisdom on message boards such as this one says that schools do take your undergraduate university into account, in the sense that a 3.7 from a top institution may be looked upon more favorably than a 3.7 from an unknown place. Also, supposedly, a 3.7 in what is known to be a 'hard major' is better than a 3.7 in an 'easy program'. I don't really know whether any of this is true; I'm just repeating what I've heard. I've never heard of an "internal grading system", curious to hear if anyone else has.

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