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Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 09, 2009, 01:27:30 PM »
Congratulations MA!!

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 09, 2009, 09:48:03 AM »
Congrats everyone!

Bloom, you're doing very well!  Let me know if you plan to go to the Illinois ASD.

In a sense, going to a better school (aka "not a tier 4") will actually increase your chances of making it through and actually getting your degree (not to mention passing the bar). Academic attrition at many tier 4 schools (such as Cooley) is alarmingly high and you might need to be in the top half of the class to avoid flunking out. At the better schools, almost no one leaves for academic reasons.

This is exactly what I was looking for.  I have read that the attrition level is high. Does that mean they literally kcik you out of school regardless of if you are passing or not based on percentages not grades? 

It means that they make it more difficult for everyone to achieve the grades necessary to pass.  The curve is brutal so that they can force the bottom of the class out after taking a semester or two of your money.

Law School Admissions / Re: Withdrawal Letter
« on: January 08, 2009, 04:52:32 PM »
LMAO...I <3 you two... ;)

Three weeks is not nearly enough time to study and still accept that score.  I'm usually not one to scream retake if the person believes that they honestly did the best they could, but clearly you can do better.

You should wait until next cycle. You have a few months to do some significant studying (even with a crazy work schedule) and do well in June.

Law School Admissions / Re: Withdrawal Letter
« on: January 08, 2009, 04:36:19 PM »
If you would reconsider, you don't write a withdrawal letter.  You ask for scholarship reconsideration and provide evidence for reconsideration (higher LSAT, GPA, scholarship from a peer school).

Otherwise your withdrawal is pretty decent.  I wouldn't provide a reason.  It isn't needed. "However, I would like to respectfully withdraw my application at this time." is fine.  You don't need to say you wont be attending (they got that from the previous sentence) and you don't need to provide a reason.

Law School Admissions / Re: UIUC status checker
« on: January 08, 2009, 03:58:41 PM »
Sorry to hear that but I'm sure you'll get good news from schools that you are actually interested in...

But yeah, status checkers have started to show actual decisions...mine has 12/15 - Admit.  So go back and check again.

Law School Admissions / Re: UIUC status checker
« on: January 08, 2009, 09:06:16 AM »
My status just changed to Decision, Letter mailed even though the date is 12/15 and I received my letter last month so it may not mean rejection.  They are a little late in updating the checker.

Law School Admissions / Re: December Fee Waivers?
« on: January 07, 2009, 12:30:43 PM »
I received a ton of fee waivers, some need based and some I just asked and received.

I wrote one statement that I sent to all schools.  Some accepted it right away, some wanted me to send it to them with my app (certification letter) and very few had an actual form.

I did get USC plus UVA, UMich (only asked for GPA and LSAT), WUSTL, Notre Dame and some others (its a long list lol).

I also got an email from Vandy, exactly 30 min after my Complete email lol.  Thankfully, they had already waived my fee too.

Yeah, I'm curious about font and margins too.

If you have any margin at all, you should be able to add a header.

My header was:

Name                          Personal Statement                LSAC #

All on one line (Left Aligned, Centered, Right Aligned).

If you don't have room for a header, then your margins are wayyy too small and the school may have more of a problem with that than the fact that it goes over two pages.  Be careful because some schools specify a page limit and others specify a margin and font size.

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