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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at U of A-Fayetteville!
« on: January 05, 2005, 01:00:19 PM »
     Got into Arkansas today. I most likely won't attend but it's nice to know that I have a backup and can relax a little bit. (And it's an SEC school so if I do go I'll be able to watch good football).

Law School Admissions / Re: Stetson has NONE of my materials
« on: December 30, 2004, 12:22:03 PM »
They lost my Dean's Cert too. I had to get my school to send another.
There must be some drinking going on down there...

Got this in an email today:

"Thank you for your inquiry.  The credentials of our first-ever entering class are as follows:


Median LSAT:  152

Median GPA:  3.08


75%:  155 or higher

75%:  3.4 or higher


25%:  150

25%:  2.7


Highest LSAT:  171


The numbers of our first class are unprecedented for a first ever class at a non-ABA accredited law school.  While the ABA will be looking at many factors when they evaluate our school, one of the most important factors they will be considering is the credentials of our students.  Our current numbers are better than over 40 ABA-accredited law schools and we anticipate the numbers to be a little higher this year.  Students with LSAT scores in the high 150s and 160s may qualify for merit scholarship money so this is something you should keep in mind.  In order to be considered for merit awards you must complete your file prior to February 1st.  I hope this information helps.  You are always welcome to come speak with myself or Dean Benfield in depth about scholarships and accreditation.  Have a wonderful Holiday season!"


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: favorite places in the south
« on: December 16, 2004, 12:21:49 AM »
     Charleston is still very much a southern town but we have had an influx of Yankees. Of course, we are nowhere like Florida or anything like that. It's just that twenty years ago the only Yankees were the sailors at the base; now you meet a few here and there.
     I have to warn you that if you walk around like an Itallian rapper(?) you will get some strange looks.

I heard the same thing when I talked to a lady at the Universtiy of Mississippi almost two months ago. She told me that applications were up almost 40% from the same time last year. She did point out, however, that this could be due to the fact that people are realizing that it is best to get their apps in early rather than a huge increase in overall applicants.

Law School Admissions / Re: Dorm write-up and misdemeanor qs.
« on: December 14, 2004, 03:39:17 AM »
     I just dealt with this as well. I got written up for a bunch of things as a freshman and sophomore in the dorms (alcohol, girls in room, etc) and was put on "dorm probation" or something gay like that. I decided that since it happened several years ago and was so stupid that I did not need to disclose and sent off all of my applications.
     Well, I got nervous that while I had been checking that I had not gotten in trouble the deans certs being sent in were telling the schools that I had. I called my school and checked with housing as well as with the dean. Apparently there was no record of me being in trouble. I was told that 1) after a few years they toss all the records of minor violations and that 2)at the time I was written up they were on a paper system and my infractions were not added to the new computer system.
My point: they may have no record of any misconduct. Call and find out before you disclose.

It's highly unlikley that the adcomms matched up your file with random comments made on some obscure message board. That's way too much work. It's more probable that you pissed off the professor when you walked out of his class and he called his buddies and told them that you were an arrogant jerk.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: favorite places in the south
« on: December 07, 2004, 10:04:39 PM »
I was born and raised in Charleston. Cool downtown, great beaches, beautiful weather. It's growing big time with every Yankee and their brother moving here but it has not lost its charm.
I went to undergrad outside of Charlotte and love that city too.
I'm not a big fan of Columbia. USC and Five Points are great but the city is a dump.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: I'm getting a dog........
« on: December 07, 2004, 09:44:36 PM »
I have to second what a poster mentioned earlier. Don't get a dog, especially a puppy, right before you go to law school.
Not only will you have to deal with all of the problems associated with young dogs but housing will be a problem as well. You can't leave a dog locked up in a small apartment for 12 hours a day. I have a 3 year old beagle and I am going to have to shell out a lot of money to get a place with a fenced-in yard. Do yourself a favor and wait until you have the time and money.

Law School Admissions / Typo on personal statement
« on: December 07, 2004, 03:22:21 PM »
I have sent off close to 14 applications in the last two days and just discovered a typo. I can't believe it. I must have not saved my changes or used an older version as a template for all the others.
It's not a big mistake. I wrote "the blah blah law school is of particularly interesting to me because..."
What should I do? Ignore it? Put a corrected copy in the mail tomorrow?
I'm so pissed off.

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