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Law School Admissions / Re: Quinnipiac wants me...like bad.
« on: December 14, 2007, 12:25:18 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.

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Law School Admissions / Re: It's not going to happen, is it?
« on: December 14, 2007, 12:00:56 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 :)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Epilepsy and Admissions?
« on: December 14, 2007, 11:57:09 AM »
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.

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Law School Admissions / Epilepsy and Admissions?
« on: December 14, 2007, 11:02:57 AM »
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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