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Law School Admissions / Re: Send addendum after going complete?
« on: February 03, 2009, 09:11:55 PM »
You should just be able to call the clerk of court - misdemeanor to find out.  Of course the city attorney can always decide to no-file the case, depending on the facts they have in the Police Report.

A court date doesn't mean as much as it could.  Infractions get set for court dates all the time.  I'd show up, best clothes, a judge can and sometimes will set it for another court date if you come up there and look like you aren't taking this seriously in ripped jeans and a tank top.

If it is criminal seriously consider taking any misdemeanor intervention program they offer.  It has to be your first offense and there is a host of other criteria but in general first offense = MIP. MIP can also sometimes have an agreement to be nolle prossed after the terms of MIP are met, and leaves it open to expungement/sealing.

You can always fight it, but I'd talk to an atty, or ask the judge what your options are before making a decision.  Pleading guilty usually just results in a fine.  Adjudication is usually better, I don't know what determines the offer an ADA or ASA gives you other than priors, but I am relatively sure adjudication ____ leaves it open to the charge getting expunged/sealed later on.  Though a nolle prosequi is always awesome.

Take all this with a grain of salt as I am clearly not a lawyer (Wannabe 0L at this point).  Do your research before your court date, find out if it criminal or infraction, and just hope the judge or ADA/ASA is lenient.

Also regarding telling your schools, call the admission office, don't tell them your name and just ask if it is something you should declare.  It cannot hurt.

Law School Admissions / Re: Send addendum after going complete?
« on: February 03, 2009, 05:29:45 PM »
iirc it being municipal isn't the problem, that just means you are being charged under a city law.  Many people come through our office with a criminal open container charge being filed under the municipal statute.

It really depends on the state, city, and the statute ... it can be either a criminal offense or just an infraction.

Generally most infractions fall under minor violations and don't need to be reported.

If it is criminal you had better send an addendum.

If you were issued a citation there should be a row of boxes with one of them checked saying if it is an infraction or criminal offense.

Financial Aid / Re: FinAid Questions
« on: February 03, 2009, 05:13:06 PM »
1. Yes

2. Cornell Law's FAFSA number is 002711, found at this address:

Check the FAQ of the admissions section of your law schools, all the numbers should be there, or at least somewhere on the admissions page under the typical heading "Financial Aid", or "Funding Law School".

Law School Admissions / Re: Re-submitting LSDAS Report
« on: February 01, 2009, 08:25:47 PM »
Some schools will have a note on LSAC about when they take updated reports.  I didn't apply to any schools that didn't require LORs, but I did apply to schools that only required 1.  When my second and third LORs were processed, those schools received updated reports from LSAC.  They generally requested updated reports on Mondays. 

I hope this made at least half as much sense here as it did in my head :)

I see now.  I scoured my account and saw that they sent an update when my LoR got processed... Thank goodness, one less thing I have to worry about.


Law School Admissions / Re-submitting LSDAS Report
« on: February 01, 2009, 02:56:21 AM »
So I had to sent in my application and LSDAS report to meet some random 'priority pool' deadline, but did not have a LoR in.(the school doesn't require them, but likes to have them anyways)

Is there a way to resend the LSDAS report?  It says that the reports are not tied to any school and are only sent when the school requests them ... so do I have to ask the school to request the report again.  Or ask my recommenders to sent in physical copies of my LoRs .. which would take time I don't really have.

Law School Admissions / Random Question
« on: January 21, 2009, 03:41:06 PM »
I am STILL waiting for a LoR so I haven't sent in many applications yet.

But I was wondering if I can send in my application, fee, essays, etc, and then just send my LSDAS report as soon as my LoR comes in.

Cause the person writing my rec is being a srs pain in the ass and I want to feel like I've done SOMETHING.  My resume, PS, DS, applications are all done and I am just waiting for the LoR to send them all in ... but I can send the app without sending the report and then send the report later .... right?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF 3L - Will Answer Questions
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:40:05 AM »
What do you say on opportunities for UF grads in DC?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / W & L Preview Day
« on: January 08, 2009, 11:08:36 AM »
Anyone sign up for this?

I got the E-Mail, but does the invitation mean they actually are interested in seeing me apply, or are they just blanketing everyone with a 160+ LSAT?

I am trying to decide if it is worth it, cause I would prob only go if it means they have some interest and not just sending it to give me false hope.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.1/163
« on: December 30, 2008, 08:43:37 PM »
Thanks everyone, I really just needed some reassurance that I wasn't out of my mind thinking I had a chance at these schools.

I'll look into Pitt, and if anyone has any insight as to their personal experiences attending any of these schools, I wouldn't mind hearing it.  Since I have so little reason to pick one school over the other at the moment, hearing things from current/past students would be nice.

Choosing the Right Law School / 3.1/163
« on: December 29, 2008, 08:46:52 PM »
My current list:

    * Duquesne University
    * Florida State University
    * George Mason University
    * Loyola Marymount University
    * Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden
    * Stetson University
    * Temple University (Beasley)
    * University of Florida
    * Villanova University

I graduated with two Bachelors (mistake in hindsight), crappy GPA because I wanted to be a doctor my first year so I took a bunch of Biology/Chemistry classes that didn't turn out so well.  About a year and a half out of college and have been working at the local district attorney's office for about a year.

I am interested in working as either a prosecutor or something in the Public Interest field.  But I am leaving my options open because I could take torts and decide I have found my true calling.  I just don't know yet.  I can go anywhere, I do not /want/ to stay in state, but if need be I can.  I have family in Philly/Pittsburgh/D.C. so something in that area appeals to me.  Even though the out-of-state tuition for PA/VA/NJ, do not : /

Anyone have any suggestions?  My apps are being held up by slacker LoRs, so I have so time to figure out where all I want to apply to.  I've been following the cycle thus far on LSN, but figured I'd ask for some additional advice :D

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