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I called and asked about this specifically before I sent my loci's, and the people I talked to said that the offices would be able to match the files.

Law School Admissions / Re: Currently on Waitlist......Q about LOCI
« on: May 04, 2008, 09:08:29 AM »
I think limegreen is right. The exception would be if you have new information that is very relevant to their decisions.

It has been almost a month for you, though, so maybe in the next week you should send a letter simply reiterating your desire to go to this school, maybe two paragraphs.

Law School Admissions / Re: what advice would you give a freshman?
« on: May 02, 2008, 03:13:56 PM »
I wish I'd thought in those terms as a freshman ::)

I would second everything that's already been said here -- one thing that also helped me out was getting a research assistant position with a law professor at my college's law school. He said that almost no undergrads had ever approached him to try, and he was very willing to let me work for him. Great recommendation and work experience, by the way!

This is something I would worry about in a year or two, though. Definitely enjoy college!

Law School Admissions / Re: priority vs. non priority at UVA
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:17:12 PM »
I think they will just let the people who sign the form in first (as space allows) and then work with those who don't sign it (again, as space allows). Yeah, they are quite savy about protecting their yield.

BTW, I didn't get a chance to call today...will do asap.

Well I'm guessing people with lower numbers are more likely to send the form to them.  I doubt that will simply take the people who fill the form disregarding the numbers.

That was how I read this too. I think we need more data on how many people are likely to actually make the commitment before we start assuming that this is necessary to get a spot off the waitlist.

Maybe I'm being naive about this, but the language of the letter indicated that they were only extending the offer because of those people who asked for something like this... it seemed like UVA made a lot of waitlist offers this cycle, and it seems to me that the people most likely to commit to this are those for whom UVA is the longest reach. I just don't see them making offers to enough people to possibly affect their published 25-75% LSAT/GPA numbers just because those people made this commitment. UVA's waitlist FAQ says that potentially 10% of their class comes off the waitlist, which is definitely enough to affect those numbers if they take borderline candidates over those with higher numbers.

Law School Admissions / Re: priority vs. non priority at UVA
« on: May 01, 2008, 12:10:38 PM »
There doesn't appear to be a time frame for this agreement. Hmmm, do you think they'd actually force a student to go to UVA if it was the day before classes began?

I was wondering about this too. Who's planning to accept the offer?

Law School Admissions / Re: Please help me decide!
« on: May 01, 2008, 09:32:59 AM »
I don't know if this is a factor for you, but BYU is known for being one of the most competitive law schools between the students. The school does have a great (read: very loyal) alumni network, however, and if you do well in your class getting a job in Texas straight out of law school is certainly a possibility.

Most BYU students are older than typical law students (having served an LDS mission), and a large percentage are already married/raising kids. I don't know if these considerations appeal to you, but bear in mind that there is very little to do in Provo besides work. Could be an advantage, I guess.

Have you visited both schools?

Law School Admissions / Re: Business cards: yay or nay?
« on: April 23, 2008, 10:15:44 AM »
I wasn't suggesting that I would put "Attorney at Law" on a business card as a law student, what the guy said was that simply having a business card was a bad idea (even one that just said "JD Candidate" or something), because it would demonstrate a lack of awareness about the process.

Most of the posts upthread were about the propriety of law students having business cards for business/networking purposes, not the acceptability of having them for a social occasion. If you want to have one to pass out in social situations, or whatever, I guess that's purely up to you.

Law School Admissions / Re: Business cards: yay or nay?
« on: April 23, 2008, 01:15:29 AM »

I posted upthread that I thought that it would be a good idea, or at least that it couldn't hurt, but I was curious to get some feedback from actual attorneys about this. I asked two partners (both at Vault 100 firms) who regularly do interviews for their firms, and their responses surprised me: the first told me he would find it "extremely weird" if a law student handed him a business card, and that it was not something that he had seen in the past.

The second attorney agreed with the first, and said that it would demonstrate something of a lack of savvy on the part of the student about the process of becoming a lawyer. Apparently, it is a big deal for law firms to give an associate their first business cards after they pass the bar. State bar associations have very strict rules about putting the words "Attorney at Law" on business cards for liability's sake, and so there is something of a ceremony about giving a new associate their first cards.

Both of them said that it was unnecessary for contact information's sake, because that stuff will already be on a resume, and that it wouldn't add much to the appearance of professionalism in their eyes.

They also agreed that a student should absolutely ask for a business card during an interview, and possibly bring another copy of their resume.

Anyway, I thought that was interesting -- now I'm much less sure about doing cards for myself as a law student...

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepting seat off WL- binding?
« on: April 22, 2008, 10:13:48 PM »
I've been wondering about this too.

Maybe they get a seat deposit from you after their acceptance, and the normal seat deposit rules apply...

UPDATE: looks like I'm not alone in thinking this!

Law School Admissions / Re: Retake the LSATs with a 176?
« on: April 22, 2008, 10:07:22 PM »
To the OP: you should put off LS until you get a 180.

I dunno. I would re-take until he gets a 181. Then go ahead and apply...

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