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Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:58:58 PM »
how was the chicago waiver sent out? email or mail?...o also, was dean perry not clear about if it was a fee waiver?

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Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: August 28, 2008, 01:15:25 AM »
check michigan fee waiver. Michigan is one of the most underrated schools in the USnews. 3 supreme court justice alums, top 5 alum in pretty much everything... and ranked #9? Michigan should at least share shoulders with Chicago and NYU

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Law School Applications / Re: Re-take LSAT?
« on: August 27, 2008, 11:43:12 AM »
You guys are sounding like it's guaranteed that he/she will do better...which, statistically speaking, not a safe bet. I would suggest focusing on the personal statmeents, cuz unlike what a lot of people here say, it counts a lot!

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Oh Canada! / Re: perception of a Canadian UG degree by American adcoms?
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:39:26 PM »
The common understanding is that admission to canadian UG are not by any means competitive (compared to the U.S.), and thus if you don't have a really good GPA, it will likely have an adverse effect on your app, even if you go to one of the "prestigious ones." One of my frieds went to UT, did really well and a really good LSAT (172), and didn't crack top 5.

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Is it possible to submit both a DS and a why penn essay to Penn? Michigan gives 2 optional essay, but penn's instruction says "one of the optional essays" Any thoughts? Penn also doesn't respond to emails?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October LSAT- Logic Games
« on: August 21, 2008, 10:47:57 AM »
October 2008 LSAT be hardest ever.

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Law School Applications / Re: Apply now and defer or apply next year?
« on: August 20, 2008, 04:06:57 AM »
Agreed with other applicants. Apply when you are at your best.

Other reasons:

For UM, defer admission is much more difficult than regular admission. Also, if you just apply regular and try to defer a year, you might not get a year long deferral.

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Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: August 17, 2008, 10:30:11 PM »
maybe the law schools have finally realized that giving out fee waivers blurs the people who actually want to go to their school / people who just apply cuz it's free...but then again, it's kinda like expectaions in facing inflation and raising interest rates (any econ people here? haha). once you pop, you cant stop. i expect a lot of waivers to go out end of this month

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if you read ivey's guide, it says absolutely limit resume to 1 page unless there are real important publications. Adcoms are experts, and if they're not noteworthy presentations, awards, etc. it could have the effect of making your thing seem like a filler.

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Law School Applications / Re: Targeted LOR?
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:25:14 PM »
Yes, there is some truth to this. Law schools know what their strong progrmas are, so unless you actually get someone that knows the law school well, it's not likely to have much of an impact. Also, if you are pondering rather to give your recommendor extra letters to write, the other thing to weigh is the risk of undermining the quality of the general letter.

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