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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern?
« on: December 22, 2007, 02:58:57 PM »
I had something semi-similar happen. It says on my tracker that I applied on 11/1, although it was 11/21 and that it went complete on 12/07. I haven't had the energy to call/be concerned. Either way I don't think it really matters, maybe NU just needs a new tracker!

Good luck and congrats!

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I work at a v100 law firm in NYC and I would say that since it is based out of NY they hire Fordahm grads, even if they are going to offices in DC, LA, San Fran over BU--just because its a firm based in NY.

I think either way you are going to get a job in an amazing city-they are both well respected schools in the industry. I think you need to ask yourself if you want to spend the next three years in Boston or NY.

Its an annoying toss-up because they are so similar in so many ways, but really its a win-win situation!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: What Type of Law do you want to Practice
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:15:10 AM »
I'd LOVE to puruse art law, with an international focus. Art law, not entertainment law, nothing wrong with that, just not what I'm interested in. I'm really interested in the legal issues concerning reclamation, that is where native countries are up in museum's grills asking to have pieces of art, relics, etc returned to them, very general definition. But I was an art history and international relations major in college and I would love to put both of my interests to work in my legal career!

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Personal Statement / Help a nervous wreck out!
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:41:21 PM »
Hey Ya'll I've got a rough draft to my personal statement, actually the first two paragraphs. If someone could read over it, I would be really appreciative!

I need to see if I sound like a complete idiot or just semi-idiot. Please drop a line!

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Re: The Official 2007-2008 Splitters Thread
« on: August 24, 2007, 11:50:53 AM »
3.3 and 172, wannabe splitter? But I hope you'll accept me! Dude, Berkeley is a total hater, how was I supposed to know I wanted to go to Law School my freshman year? Ouch.

Any other splitter friendly schools people want to share? I think Cornell may be up there.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: September Re-takers Unite!!
« on: July 06, 2007, 01:29:59 PM »
hey guys, i heard the june test was brutal. i'm planning on taking in september and like a real idiot waited until the last minute. do guys know anything about whether brooklyn or rutgers is a better place to take the test, as far as seating conditions, etc.?!?! any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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Well I'm working at a V100 firm in NYC and enjoy the team I work on, mostly Art Law. I would like to practice in a big city, but don't need to attend school in a big city. I guess I'm just wondering what schools view higher LSAT over GPA or who will look at the difficulty of courses over general requirements that brought down the GPA? Any advice would be much appreciated! Guess just want to be sure its not a pipe dream!


The whole bummer about the ROTC thing is that I did drop out, is that bad on my part, I don't know? I guess I could focus an addendum, using lessons learned, etc from all that drama!

p.s. congrats on your cycle, go blue!

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Ok, so I guess I'm just going to lay out there:

I graduated from a top private school, of the liberal arts persuasion. Double majored in International Relations and Art History, the IR major at my school is incredibly difficult, in terms of the classes required. I did ROTC my freshman year but was "encouraged" to drop out due to my political beliefs, my first semester UGPA suffered from the rigor of ROTC. I graduated with a 3.33, but within my majors I had a 3.5 and 3.8...classes like computer science brought my GPA down. On the LSATS I'm taking I'm getting over 165 and have even cracked the 170s. What are my chances of getting in to a T-14...also I'm a URM.

I know this is retarded but any words of advice as far as what my ideal LSAT score should be and what schools I should consider over others, would be greatly appreciated!!! Also, would writing an addendum, help or hurt my chances?! Thanks ya'll!

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Law School Applications / Re: Do I need an Addendum?! Help!
« on: April 05, 2007, 03:14:17 PM »
Morning Star,

I appreciate your honesty for sure! I totally need to rock the LSAT to stand a chance. I am a URM, if being half-mexican counts--but I was planning on not filling that box, I didn't for undergrad--I have issues with AA and don't feel comfortable with it--but who knows I could get really desperate if things with my LSAT don't turn up for me.

I was told, correct me if I'm wrong, that if they are trying to narrow down between candidates they do look at what classes they took--I don't want to sound harsh but there is a difference between majors, not just math and liberal arts. Also, I was under the impression that having a weaker GPA from a more prestigious school was more regarded than a stronger GPA from a weaker school? Am I just clenching on to a pipe dream?! Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Re: Do I need an Addendum?! Help!
« on: April 05, 2007, 11:06:50 AM »
So basically keep it short and simple? I mean I feel like my GPA is still strong, I took really difficult classes, blah, blah. Seeing your LSAT and GPA and acceptances gives me hope!!! Thanks for your response.

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