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Law School Applications / Re: Letter of Good standing (Dean's appraisal)
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:11:19 PM »

I can verify this. I thought all my applications would be complete by now (I applied a month ago) but about 5 minutes ago I received an email from Harvard saying my file won't be complete until they receive the dean's certificate.  My dean has had over a month to check a box that says I'm in good standing and sign his name.  How long does that take???  >:(
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I dropped my Dean's forms off two days ago and they were mailed today.  Did you give them to Wendy?  If so, they should have been there long ago...

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Law School Applications / Re: Should i do the usc diversity statement?
« on: January 12, 2005, 04:44:57 PM »
Ok, looks like I better get to work.  Thanks for your input everyone!

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Law School Applications / Re: Should i do the usc diversity statement?
« on: January 12, 2005, 03:22:31 PM »
Not to be insensitive, but you'd have to have done something more than the typical amount of community service ... otherwise, I could see how the ad coms people might get the impression that you wrote it "just because." The Kansas guy, though: I would have written one if I was in your shoes.

Hmm, well it is a little bit more than typical community service.  I began a mentoring and tutoring program in Lawrence, KS.  I worked on it for a year and a half, by the end we had 400 KU students going to local junior high and grade schools weekly or bi-weekly to tutor or mentor.  I often spent 30 hours a week working on it, so it was a fairly big contribution of my time.  Not sure if that is what they are looking for, but would rather send something than nothing.

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Law School Applications / Re: Should i do the usc diversity statement?
« on: January 12, 2005, 02:57:14 PM »
Yeah, that was about all I could think of for a contribution for small town diversity too. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Should i do the usc diversity statement?
« on: January 12, 2005, 02:36:53 PM »
usc has already admitted at least one student from that small kansas town, so there goes your diversity  ;)

Hey congrats!!  Did you actually use the small Kanss town angle for your diversity statement??


Prospect-  thanks for the advice, I hadn't thought of that.  But, now that you mention it, that would be a great topic.

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Law School Applications / Should i do the usc diversity statement?
« on: January 12, 2005, 01:21:00 PM »
USC says this in their application:

USC Law School is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based upon ethnicity, national origin, disability, race, religion, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, or age.  The primary goal of the admissions process is to enroll students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise and whose background and experience will enhance the diversity of the student body or the profession, or will enrich USC Law School’s educational environment. USC Law School’s admissions process is guided by the view that a student body which reflects the broad and rich diversity of our society provides a superior educational environment for all law students.
An applicant will be regarded as potentially contributing to student diversity if his or her background or experience would not ordinarily be well-represented in the student body or the profession. Examples of applicants’ background or experience which may be considered for diversity purposes include (but are not limited to) the following: an applicant who has struggled against prejudice, economic disadvantage, family or personal adversity, or other social hardships (perhaps as a result of disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation); an applicant who has lived in a foreign country or who spoke a language other than English at home; an applicant who possesses unusual career goals, employment history (perhaps military or law enforcement experience), or educational background (including graduate study); or an applicant who demonstrates
unusual extracurricular achievement (including school or community service).
An applicant who believes that his or her background or experience can contribute to USC Law School’s goal of diversity and educational enrichment—and who wishes to have this considered in the admissions process—should provide written detailed information about his or her background or experience as part of the application. Providing such information is voluntary.

I don't have anything to diverse about me, I grew up in a small Kansas town of about 10,000, which is a little unusual.  I studied abroad in Paris and Florence.  Those are the only things that really fall within their guidelines.  Would it look bad not to do this?

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Law School Applications / Re: grammer question- need help quick!
« on: January 11, 2005, 12:41:05 AM »
How does this sound?
When I accepted the position I truly had no idea what demands, time requirements, and difficulties would lie ahead of me.

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Law School Applications / grammer question- need help quick!
« on: January 11, 2005, 12:27:22 AM »
Hey guys, just a quick grammer question.  If I am saying:
I truly had no idea what difficulties lied ahead of me....

Is it lied, lay, layed, etc??

Nothing sounds quite right.  Thank you so, so much in advance!

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Law School Applications / Re: Educational inequality
« on: January 06, 2005, 05:18:25 PM »
Thanks for the help guys!  All of your comments have been extremely helpful!  If anyone is interested in reading my personal statement to see if my point is clear enough, let me know:)  I'm hoping that it is.  Thanks again!

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Law School Applications / Re: Educational inequality
« on: January 06, 2005, 04:42:25 PM »
Yes, I do have a background in it.  I ran a literacy program in high school and began a mentoring and tutoring program in the community I go to college in.  Last year there were almost 400 KU students mentoring and tutoring at the local jr. high and grade schools.  

I've always wanted to go to law school, my interest in education inequality came after that desire, but seemed to fall in line with it.  I do realize that I should be more educated on what I can do with the law degree, but it is difficult.  I have tried to talk to several people, read information, etc.  I am very educated on educational inquality and feel very passionate about it, and also feel very certain about going to law school.  Now I'm just trying to combine the two interests.  I do feel that they can go together rather well, I'm just trying to figure out how:)  I thought someone might have some further insight or ideas.

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