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Law School Admissions / How do they make those decisions?
« on: January 21, 2009, 01:02:11 PM »
How do the adcomms decide who to review first? I have been complete since September at some schools and have not heard anything back yet. Any ideas?

Financial Aid / Foreign earned income
« on: January 17, 2009, 06:41:11 AM »
Has anyone had to fill out a FAFSA with foreign earned income?

Law School Admissions / Changing careers
« on: December 30, 2008, 05:03:06 AM »
Is there a disadvantage for someone going to law school to change careers and coming out of law school looking for a job that does not relate to your previous work experience? Is it fair to say that once in law school, it is more about your acedemic and extracurricular performance than it is about your previous work experience when it comes to gaining employment in an area that does not relate to the previous work experience? I am changing careers and albeit I am interested in learning about job prospects that relate to my previous experience, I do not want to be limited in my search and do not want employers looking the other way..any thoughts?

My first inclination is that even with any solid work experience in any field, I would have an advantage over someone coming directly out of UG with no work experience.

Law School Admissions / The Shortest Waitlist?
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:16:29 PM »
So, what is the shortest time frame you have seen someone go from ''Waitlisted'' to Accepted? I got waitlisted so I wanted to be able to NOT check the status checker everyday..

The admission person said it could be anytime but usually by mid-march to april. Then she said "I'll keep your file in front of the committee as often as I can''. What is that supposed to mean??!!

Law School Admissions / Rejected? Why??
« on: December 08, 2008, 01:31:44 AM »
I received a rejection letter that was three sentences about their tough decision and to say sorry. Can I write a letter back to them and ask specifically what it was about my application that warrented the rejection? I was in the lower tier of the numbers but had some great soft factors. I am at peace with the rejection but just want to know exactly what it was that tipped their decision.

Law School Admissions / Emory Status Checker?
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:49:59 PM »
Does Emory have a status checker? I read somewhere that they do, but I can't find it.

Law School Admissions / What's the earliest decision date?
« on: September 15, 2008, 05:19:24 AM »
I have sent in all my apps and waiting to go complete. When is the earliest someone will get notified of a decision? Is it usually by the first of the year? Has anyone seen a school that reviews in December or even November??

What are your thoughts on tayloring each statement to each program you are applying to? Does it really make that much difference? I have read advice that suggests one should taylor the statement, but I am struggling with doing so. I don't want to sould like I am just interjecting XYZ law school into the statement and I don't want to have to redo the entire statement! Any thoughts?

I created two statements with two different approaches. Can you help me decide which one to choose? Send me yours as well, if you like.

I would like some feedback on my PS. I have several ideas and this one is actually a merger. It is a rough draft. It is about my child protection experience. I am aiming for all 5 schools in Georgia. Let me know and I will send it your way!


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