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Law School Admissions / Re: Where can I donate LSAT books?
« on: December 29, 2007, 09:27:48 AM »
Mine were all marked up, so I donated them to the recycling bin...where they belong...

Law School Admissions / Re: UVa's Admissions Office is Back to Work
« on: December 28, 2007, 03:52:21 PM »
Congrats saasen! 

And for those hoping for an acceptance today, keep checking your e-mail because I just got it a little bit ago!  My status checker hasn't changed and I'm RD.

May we ask your numbers? Straight from undergrad? When were you complete?

Law School Admissions / Re: ABA vs. NON-ABA
« on: December 28, 2007, 01:58:05 PM »

Actually, I just registered for the FEB test. Also, scoring in the 140's does not guarantee a spot in an ABA school.  Well, maybe a very low tier one, but I guess that would be the same as going to a NON-ABA school.

Oh, I disagree...

Law School Admissions / Re: UVa's Admissions Office is Back to Work
« on: December 28, 2007, 08:46:19 AM »
Congratulations!! I hope I can join you :)

Law School Admissions / Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« on: December 28, 2007, 08:43:42 AM »
Relax and have fun.

Law School Admissions / Re: ABA vs. NON-ABA
« on: December 28, 2007, 08:41:29 AM »
A degree from an unaccredited school only allows you to take the bar/practice in the state in which the school is located. You really, really, really should try for an ABA. Going to an unaccredited school, in my opinion, just isn't worth the time, money and effort.

Law School Admissions / Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« on: December 28, 2007, 08:36:56 AM »
The LSAC uses a weighted scale, which most undergrad programs do not. Fortunately, the switch worked in my favor. Thanks to a few A+es in undergrad, my LSAC GPA rose from a 3.78 to a 3.82 That may account for the change here, but like the others suggested, I would call and double check. This is your future; don't leave anything to chance.

Law School Admissions / Re: In at Penn!! (ED)
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:57:50 AM »

Dear ----------,

Thank you for your application to the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review.  The admissions process at Penn Law is a deliberative process.  Every file is read by numerous members of the Admissions Committee.  At this date, your file has been reviewed by at least two members of the committee and we are impressed with your credentials.  We are continuing our review of your file however, and thus have not yet rendered a decision.

A hallmark of Penn Law School is its small, intimate community and it is important that we maintain this environment.  We anticipate receiving as many as 5,500 applications for our class of 250 students.  Given these numbers - and the fact that many of our applicants are very strong - we are exercising caution in the number of admission offers that we extend at this time.

Please feel free to submit via mail to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice. Unfortunately, we are NOT able to accept electronic submissions of documents.  If you are currently in undergraduate or graduate school, please submit to LSAC an updated transcript with your most recent grades as soon as it is available.  Upon receipt of your transcript, LSAC will automatically send us an updated report.

Our goal is to have all decisions made by the end of April, although most applicants will hear much sooner.  Please know that the time it has taken to review your file in no way indicates the final decision.  Again, the review process at Penn involves multiple members of the admissions committee reviewing each of our 5,500 applications; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review.  We understand the anxiety of the law school application process, and make every effort to balance that without sacrificing the process.

Thank you for your patience during this time and best wishes in the coming months.


Renée C. Post
Associate Dean

They're all but telling you to give them a reason to accept you. Submit an additional essay and an LOR, if you can. Good Luck!!

P.S. Did this come by email or snail mail? Regular or Early Decision?

Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern Admissions Interview
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:17:31 AM »
Might want to be prepared to explain that GPA, too.

Also, if you're going straight from undergrad, explain why you're absolutely ready to do so.  If not, why you took time off, what you've done, lessons learned, etc.

Law School Admissions / Re: Any chance at a T14 with a 164/3.91?
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:09:21 AM »
Yes, you've got a good chance, but I'd encourage you to get away from the arbitrary 14 cutoff.  not because you won't get in to anywhere in the T14, but because nobody has any idea where the T14 cutoff came from.  expand to the top 25 and give yourself some scholarship options, too.

I agree with LoveButton. Also, as a fellow Coloradoan, I encourage you to think about where you want to practice. CU is a fine regional school, but it probably won't land you a job in New York, Washington or LA. Certainly not overseas.  Also consider what you want to specialize in. CU is great for legal issues relevant in Colo. and the West: Land rights, water rights, Native American affairs, immigration, etc.

Good luck (and go Buffies!)

P.S. I'm sure you have so much more to offer than your LSAT and GPA, but I don't think they're that bad. I got into Michigan (#8, I think) with a slightly higher LSAT and a slightly lower GPA than yours. You're going to be fine.

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