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I sent a question to NYLS this morning about their scholarship retention rates, since my scholarship has unusually high requirements - top 15% to renew.  I was told they do not have the numbers.

Is it surprising that they don't have these statistics?  Wouldn't they have them on record in the financial aid office?  I asked in a follow-up email if the school has them, but the advisor didn't, or if they just weren't compiled anywhere.  I was told succinctly that no, the school does not compile them.

In more reassuring news, he assured me that they do not throw all the scholarship recipients in one section, which was my initial fear. I'd read that some schools do this, which I think is just cruel.

Also, I know I can expect a couple TTT comments, so at least keep them clever!   ;)

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Where should I go next fall? / ...
« on: April 08, 2008, 01:29:45 PM »
*moved to the financial aid board, sorry...

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Where should I go next fall? / In IP Law, How Much Does School Matter?
« on: March 19, 2008, 10:45:05 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering about IP law and how much your school determines your job prospects.  What I'm effectively asking is, how sizable is the gap in opportunities between IP grads of a T1 school and T3 school?  Is it larger or smaller than the gulf between graduates of other types of law (international, criminal, etc.)?

I'm under the impression that since IP lawyers are hard to find, it doesn't matter as much where you went to school, as you would've had to have a science degree (in my case, Bioengineering) and pass the patent bar.  Notice that I'm not saying "it doesn't matter," just asking how much it does matter.

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / LOR Processing Time
« on: December 17, 2007, 04:43:44 PM »
I searched these forums, and I'm sure the question has been asked, but I was wondering how long LSACs processing time has been for people lately.  They received my 2nd LOR around last Wednesday... they don't say when they receive it, just when it's been all typed up and ready, right?

Sorry for the questions with obvious answers, I'm just itching for the next step, decision-time, and navigating LSACs site for answers is as frustrating as anything ???

Oh, and if there's another thread on this, point me to it and I'll delete this.  Thanks!
 

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Law School Applications / Epilepsy and Admissions?
« on: December 14, 2007, 01:02:57 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm not really sure where to put this, but it's a question I've had for awhile.  Halfway through college, I suddenly got this rare form of epilepsy, which involves eye twitching and loss of speech, but no convulsions.  It happens once every 4 or so months, but is important because it has proved to be near-fatal  I was on medicine that affected my thought processes, and my GPA went from a 3.5 (not bad in Bioengineering) to around a 2.8.  My last semester, off most of the meds, I did great, in some really impressive sounded classes, ending with a 2.91.

I've been working the past few years as a technician in a neuroanatomy laboratory, am on new meds, and have a couple of great recs from my boss, a neuroscientist, and my college advisor.  Both know of  my condition and talk about it positively in their LORs.  I don't tell my story for any type of sympathy, I know we all have challenges, but I'm just wondering how this will affect my chances, if anyone can help me out with an estimate.

I took the Sept LSAT and got a 161, right around what I was shooting for.  My dream school is Cardozo, but since it gets competitive each year, I'm not so sure about it.  I'm hoping for St John's, preferably with a little monetary help.  Thanks for any thoughts, and good luck to everybody, this waiting game is maddening! haha

Drew

PS If you are interested in my condition, here is 6 seconds of one of my seizures that I put on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6VdORfOgrY
And here's the Wikipedia entry I had to create, as it's a pretty rare condition - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_partial_status_epilepticus

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