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Law School Applications / Re: Are my applications really that late?
« on: December 27, 2007, 04:58:52 PM »
Thanks for the responses.  I started to panic a little when, according to this board, it seems like I am way behind.

I know what you mean.  I begged my boss for months to get my LOR in, and it finally showed up a couple weeks ago.  Reading these boards can make you go crazy, but my theory is that these are the people that we'll be matched up in the classroom, and later the courtroom.  So it's ok to be intimidated, just keep reading and find your angle, I'm sure a few of your schools will work out just fine.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Anyone thinking IP Law?
« on: December 17, 2007, 05:06:33 PM »

The IP people I work with say that firms were much more interested in their undergrad degree than their law degree.  (Most of them went to T4 with $$ because it just didn't matter.)

Really?  I'm looking at schools now and didn't think my Biomedical Engineering degree and science work background would help all that much, except for maybe in admissions.  Do you mind telling me a little more about your friends' experiences/situations?

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!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo 1L taking questions
« on: December 14, 2007, 03:55:57 PM »

On an unrelated note, I thought Id'd take this opportunity to toot Dozo's horn a bit. According to the below article, Cardozo had a 92% pass rate for the 2007 NY bar, which was the third highest rate in the state (behind only Columbia & NYU). For comparison's sake, Fordham's and Brooklyn's pass rates were 89% and 85% respectively. I know rates can fluctuate from year to year but it's still nice to know that Cardozo did so well!

Learned Hand, thanks for all the inside info.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for Dozo and am wondering more about the programs more than anything.  Do you have a concentration yet?  If not, do you have one mapped out?  I know some people are intrigued by their Sports/Entertainment management program.  I'm eying the IP program (I work in research now, Biomed Engineering UG Degree), and am interested in the Innocence Project.  Is it hard to get involved with the Innocence Project?

Thanks again.

Law School Applications / Re: Quinnipiac wants bad.
« on: December 14, 2007, 02:25:18 PM »
I guess I'm a rare bird then, because everytime they send me an email, I start to think, well if they want me that badly... It's like pop music, you hear it enough and suddenly you're a Shakira fan.  I just need to heroically avoid the sirens, so to speak.

Law School Applications / Re: It's not going to happen, is it?
« on: December 14, 2007, 02:00:56 PM »
What are all of you doing to pass the time?  Anyone else thinking of going to work for a little while?  What are you going to do?  Any suggestions for me?

Personally, I'm passing the time by watching some trash TV and playing video games.  After the decision comes from a few schools, I'll try to recover my intelligence by reading a bit more and spending less time in front of the tube.  I just think that if I'm going to go balls out for 3 years I need to enjoy this time while I have it :)

Law School Applications / Re: Epilepsy and Admissions?
« on: December 14, 2007, 01:57:09 PM »
Oh, right, I forgot to mention that I did bring it up in my Personal Statement.  Not as an addendum because I wanted to explain the experience in a larger context, where I talk about how I had never considered Law School until after I'd overcome a lot of problems.

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


PS If you are interested in my condition, here is 6 seconds of one of my seizures that I put on Youtube -
And here's the Wikipedia entry I had to create, as it's a pretty rare condition -

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