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Law School Applications / Re: A Meaningless Hypothetical
« on: January 13, 2008, 04:33:28 PM »
This is a very realistic question for me....... If everything else I receive back is a "no," I will likely declare Northwestern the winner!

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Hey Orangie,

Any recommendations on a class to audit? Right now I'm thinking of either Legal Process & Society with Prof. Pillard or Property with Prof. Cohen on Thursday morning.

Thanks!!

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Have you even applied to a law school? Do you have any idea what questions are on the applications? They sound very serious when asking about any arrests and they are very serious about second-time applications. They want to know why you were rejected the first time. If he applies now and is rejected, he has to reveal the DUI arrest both cycles. If he waits until next year, then he very well might not have to even put DUI anywhere.

I disagree. The OP will not know definitively the reason for any rejections the first time around will be due to his arrest (although it would be nice if rejection letters included a specific reason or reasons for rejection!). It is my understanding that the apps simply ask if you applied before, the year, and the result (accepted, rejected, WL).

If the OP is not ultimately convicted of the DUI offense, he/she still needs to disclose the arrest and/or charge with the way this question is worded on many applications (a few apps come to mind - WUSTL, Duke). I also think even the schools that only ask for convictions also have a question about "are any charges currently pending against you," meaning if the OP applies this cycle he/she will have to disclose on every application. Being as this is so recent and unresolved, I am not sure what the adcomms would think... if the OP is an auto-admit applicant by the numbers, maybe this wouldn't be a big problem. But as far as being a borderline applicant.... I don't know.

However, if OP waits a year and ends up not receiving a conviction, there are many other school applications (i.e. Stanford, Berkeley) that only ask about prior convictions (and, I think, pending charges). The OP could then truthfully and accurately answer no on SOME applications.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« on: January 11, 2008, 11:28:46 PM »
my interviewer (I interviewed off-campus in SF) said it was pretty easy to land a job in CA, especially since she had ties to the area. She mentioned that there are less NU grads out here, which can work in your favor (i.e. you're not competing with hundreds of other GULC grads to stay in DC, for example).

Why would this be in your favor?  There are still hundreds of Boalt and UCLA and Stanford grads.

I know that firms like pedigree diversity, but why?

Marketing.

exactly.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« on: January 11, 2008, 10:51:51 PM »
my interviewer (I interviewed off-campus in SF) said it was pretty easy to land a job in CA, especially since she had ties to the area. She mentioned that there are less NU grads out here, which can work in your favor (i.e. you're not competing with hundreds of other GULC grads to stay in DC, for example).


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Law School Applications / Re: Decision at GULC :(
« on: January 11, 2008, 08:30:45 PM »
There might be no 169s admitted yet, but there are a lot of 170 splitters who are(including a 170/3.15, whom you should stack up well with).

Plus, no 169s are rejected yet.  I think it's time for one of us to get in!

FYI, I was accepted in October with less than a 169... don't give up hope  ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: Berkeley app passed initial review?
« on: January 10, 2008, 08:23:29 PM »
Ah well. Maybe this is God's gentle way of telling me to get out of Northern California for awhile..... unless Stanford magically pulls through!

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Law School Applications / Re: Berkeley app passed initial review?
« on: January 10, 2008, 07:52:14 PM »
I wonder, whether those of us who haven't received such e-mails and applied early can be assured of a  rejection.

I wonder this too, as I am in the same boat :( :( :(

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Law School Applications / Re: Law School Swag
« on: January 09, 2008, 11:49:15 PM »
 :-[ I want swag!!!

We'll see if I get any at the upcoming GULC ASW.


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Yale > Stanford > Harvard

Chicago > Columbia > NYU (but I'd rather be at Michigan or Boalt than in NY)

Berkeley > Michigan > Penn > Virginia

Northwestern > Georgetown > Duke > Cornell




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