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I'll interpret that as "Yes, the address is correct, here is the phone number"  Thanks!

You'll get in everywhere you apply!

I sense sarcasm.  The legal profession is about trying (though often failing) to be clear and unambiguous, right? :-)

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Are you using this address for the delivery point?

662 PENN ST
NEWTOWN, PA  18940

and what for the phone number?


(215)968-1001

I'll interpret that as "Yes, the address is correct, here is the phone number"  Thanks!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Electronic Applications - Attached Documents
« on: October 01, 2007, 07:50:33 AM »
Sounds a lot like bullpoop. Assuming you're using MS Word standard documents, there's no chance at all of that happening. I sent a total of 37 applications with 7 attachments to each, this doesn't happen.

Now, if you use some random ass gimp word processor like OpenOffice or some sh*t like that and save the files in an non-native file format like .doc you might be in for some trouble. But you'd have to be pretty dim to do that.

Just to test, I tried to upload Word 2007's format and it appears they haven't implemented a .docx to pdf converter yet.  The same document as a .doc (word 97-2003 compatible) uploaded just fine.  A PDF also uploaded fine.  Thanks all!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Electronic Applications - Attached Documents
« on: October 01, 2007, 07:27:37 AM »
I can't find the specific passage at the moment, but in the Ivey guide she indicates that sometimes resumes get chewed up in the process of being attached to online applications.  I believe I recall her saying this was a problem with conversion to PDF.  Has anyone had this problem?  Has anyone been able to solve this problem by simply converting attachments to PDF yourself?  Thanks in advance!

LSAC sometimes had trouble converting my files to PDF. I would have to delete and then reattach the file several times before it would convert. I got tired of that pretty quickly and just decided to convert them myself via Word '07. I haven't had any issues since then.

Makes sense!  Thanks

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Law School Admissions / Re: Electronic Applications - Attached Documents
« on: October 01, 2007, 07:26:28 AM »
I'm confused, how would the content of a document be relevant to the process of converting it into a PDF file?

The content would be there, the formatting could be lost/changed/broken.  If you've ever written something in one version of a word processor and opened it in another (or on another word processor) you know that not all word processors implement the same formatting details identically.  This means that if the conversion to PDF doesn't see your document the way you'd like it, it may look different.  This was Ivey's contention; that highly formatted word documents (like resumes) are particularly sensitive to conversion problems.  Her solution is to substitute a page with the law school, but personally I think law schools would rather not have 5K students send in replacement pages to their apps. 

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Law School Admissions / Electronic Applications - Attached Documents
« on: October 01, 2007, 06:59:08 AM »
I can't find the specific passage at the moment, but in the Ivey guide she indicates that sometimes resumes get chewed up in the process of being attached to online applications.  I believe I recall her saying this was a problem with conversion to PDF.  Has anyone had this problem?  Has anyone been able to solve this problem by simply converting attachments to PDF yourself?  Thanks in advance!

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No takers eh?

Are you using this address for the delivery point?

662 PENN ST
NEWTOWN, PA  18940

and what for the phone number?


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Are you using this address for the delivery point?

662 PENN ST
NEWTOWN, PA  18940

and what for the phone number?

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i firmly believe that . . .

The point is you need to make decisions not on what you believe, but rather, on reality. You're not some all powerful God whose thoughts control the world.

Is this a fact of reality or something you believe?  Do you see how those things aren't necessarily discretely separated? 

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The point is........you will find a job.........you will do fine.........most law schools are not bad investments.........

Finally an encouraging post!
BTW,does T2 stand for top 20 and t4 for top 40?

That and 99c will buy you an item off the 99c value menu. At what point does "encouragement" turn into a lie which will harm your future?

I think it's more about parity than about deceiving someone.  We hear a *lot* of horror stories.  There seems to be a stream of current and former law students who want to espouse this knowledge (undoubtedly because they went to law school for the wrong reasons and now resent their situation.)  However, we rarely hear the story "I'm a T2 grad and I'm facing bankruptcy because I can't find a job."  It always seems to come from T14's who think the rest of us are going to hell in a fast car.  It gets old quickly. 

I have a friend who graduated with a Computer Science degree from a T4 public university, barely made it into a T2 law school, graduated in the top 10% of his class with an interest in IP and is starting with a T10 law firm this fall making the $160K salary that is apparently so scarce and greatly coveted.  So it happens.  It doesn't happen to everyone or even a lot of people, but it happens to people who work hard and want it enough. 

Better advice would be: XYZ is what you have to do to get a good job/get into the top 10% if you're in a T2/T3 law school.  Even better: "This is what I did to get into the top 10% at my Tier 2 school."  I suppose that students in that situation have no reason to be on this board. 




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