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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Ladies...
« on: February 14, 2008, 04:28:01 PM »
scruff but not to the point where its a serious beard

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I did write about the reasons that have affected my intention to become a lawyer, some of those events are listed on my resume, but it was written really well, brought my ECs, work experience, classwork, together to give concrete evidence that i already have advocated on behalf of the community that i want to provide legal support.  if done right, i do think a "why i want to be a laywer" is appropriate and not cliche.

if it says, i really like law and order and thinks that what they do on that show is so cool and i want to do that and get the bad guys, then yes...dont write that. 

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Law School Applications / Re: FAFSA ?
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:31:50 AM »
I'm really clueless about this, fortunately did not need to fill out a FAFSA for ug.

For scholarship info, do the schools need to get your financial info before they make a decision on scholarships? Are need based and merit based separate?  Basically I'm trying to figure out if I will hear about $$ from schools before or after I submit the FAFSA forms.

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Law School Applications / Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« on: February 14, 2008, 12:12:05 AM »
JD/MA in international affairs at American looks amazing to me, really want to do Int'l human rights law

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Law School Applications / Re: School says no FEB LSAT but then takes it?
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:36:24 PM »
Call and ask, and I would recommend that you do it sooner than later if you think it will make a difference (if you think you did better than the previous test). 

I took the Feb LSAT also, this was a retake, and emailed all the schools who I have not heard from after the test as I felt that I did significantly better (I hope). Most schools did not have a problem waiting, one of them even said that it would not negatively affect me given the time constraints of applying late (even though my apps have been in since Oct),

Then there was one school who accepted this request to wait and then emailed me later in the day to say, oh well, sorry, your application was just submitted for review and they didnt realize, so we can't take your score. I feel like I was almost punished for sending in my app early, meaning that if I had sent it in later it wouldn't have been processed by that time. I guess there's nothing that I can do about it, it's just frustrating to pay $60 to have a school not be able to accurately evaluate ur application.

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Law School Applications / Re: Defer a year to get in-state tuition?
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:30:55 PM »
I just moved across the country to another state and according to the state universities here, as long as you have been a resident for at least a year before orentiation, you are considered a resident and can pay instate tuition, regardless if you are planning on staying after school or not.  you do need to show proof  - registering to vote, gettig  new lisence.  Not all states are this way.

I am asking myself some of these same questions about waiting a year, but I am looking at it this way, when you start a year earlier, you will be graduating a year earlier, and therefore will have another extra year's worth of salary to make up for the one year that you had to pay out of state tuition.  This being if you make less than what a normal lawyer makes before you enter school.

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nightmare = 144

dream = 166

only 9 more days!

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Law School Applications / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: February 05, 2008, 10:55:59 PM »
I with you all, just took the Feb test and am hoping to advance into one of the other support groups (160-165) at least.  I went in with two acceptances which really made it less stressful for me, the other tests I was just so nervous and almost crying by the end.  Don't ask me why I didn't cancel, oh well.  I'm wondering if it will even be worth anything, having 2 not so great scores and 1 better score. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: ANYONE TAKE THE FEB O4 SABBATH TEST TODAY?
« on: February 05, 2008, 12:26:16 PM »
the furniture game was tough, but i just tried to sketch the answers and do process of elimination, and i dont remember what letters i put for answers, i can barely remember the questions!

for the LR experimental, I am wondering if the 1st or 3rd is experimental, I think that I probably did better on the 3rd section just because I was all warmed up by that time, I really cant remember even one topic for either section though, which would be helpful, do you?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: ANYONE TAKE THE FEB O4 SABBATH TEST TODAY?
« on: February 04, 2008, 10:46:28 PM »
I think it is possible that different time zones had different tests, that was the case last time.  Do you remember any other LR questions from that section to be sure?  maybe I am having a memory lapse...

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