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Law School Admissions / Re: Are you going into law for the money? vote here
« on: December 19, 2007, 04:22:48 AM »
For me, the potential money is just one part of the equation. My father is an attorney and most of his friends are part of the profession, so growing up, the legal culture was constantly around me. I remember always being fascinated with their conversations at gatherings and parties and with the work itself. The one thing that always inspired me was that I've seen firsthand how someone can be a successful lawyer without compromising an ounce of integrity or his ethics, even if it sometimes meant taking hits financially. I strive to be that person.


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Puerto Rican vs. Hispanic
« on: December 18, 2007, 03:26:56 AM »
So, would I, being an "islander" Puertorrican still be considered an URM?


Im looking to apply for the fall 08 the only other LSAT i could take is the Feb. administration and it would be cutting it way close to the normal deadlines.

Ill definitely keep on posting during that time, since i'm going to need all I can get in terms of insight and input from everyone during the admissions process.

Thanks for the kind replies.

Wait so do you know what your LSAC GPA will be?

Just study like crazy for the LSAT, don't sell youself short.

I dont know yet, but if they count the failed grades even if they were replaced then im screwed. I left school on the second semester of my freshman year and did not even drop the classes, so i failed those. They were eventually replaced by As but damn...

I studied as much as i could for the LSAT, I was juggling a full time job, school and LSAT prep work... I was scoring in the high 150s in the practice tests, not great but not too bad for a non-native english speaker i think...  ???  i took the Dec. test so I still dont have my actual score back.

I just talked to my registrar and apparently there is no way of getting those grades expunged.  :-[ :'( :'(

Hi there...

I've been working on my PS and I'm having a hard time deciding on whether to include certain things. I know that it's normally not recommended, but how can I avoid mentioning how I've wanted to be a lawyer since ive had a memory, when it's simply true. At first it was just a young child's fascination with his father's occupation but this grew into my own passion for the law and its practice.

When I was a young teen, instead of reading the regular boyhood fare, I was reading and re-reading John Grisham novels   and other legal thrillers. I realize these are just light thrillers but rather than being drawn to the plot, my fascination was always focused on how they described the different aspects and details of the legal profession, even if it was mostly the negative aspects shown. 

I realize it may sound incredibly stupid to even consider somehow including these details in my PS, but its really hard to ignore since It's been such a huge part of my upbringing in a way.


Also another small noobish question :  What's the appropriate length of a PS? I feel as if i have so much to talk about...

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Puerto Rican vs. Hispanic
« on: December 17, 2007, 03:31:06 AM »
Puerto Rican will give you a slight advantage over being just "Hispanic", but only if you're a mainlander Puerto Rican (ie: from the States), not an islander Puerto Rican.

At least this is according findings during the Grutter case.

I realize this is an old topic, but I was wondering why this would be the case?

Thanks for you input :)

I took the liberty of clicking your LSN link. WOW!! Congratulations on Harvard, et al.

 :o Most impressive!

I was wondering about this too. My fiancee is currently a 2LS, so she would be starting her third year when I start my 1LS. If we decided to get married sooner rather than later, how would this affect my financial aid status?? If we did get married before my 1st year, we would be living apart during that time (until she graduated) so i dont think i could count her as my dependent or she me.


All of these issues during the application process make for huge tension headaches  :-\

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Financial Aid question
« on: December 16, 2007, 06:35:08 AM »

Im going to be 29 in June of 08, and while my parents help me financially from time to time, i have worked full time since 1998 and they have not claimed me as a dependant since around the same time, since ive paid my own taxes since then as well). Anyone think im going to need to submit their financial info?

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