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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: SEO Corporate Law Internship
« on: January 09, 2008, 09:01:53 PM »
Sweet! I got an interview email today! 

Best of luck to people still waiting.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: SEO Corporate Law Internship
« on: January 04, 2008, 11:19:55 AM »
I didn't get any e-mail about an interview. I guess that means they don't want me?

Yes, we are just not cool enough...  I hate them! (just kidding, SEO - I'd give my first born child to be in this program)

In all seriousness, I expect more interview invitations will be handed out early next week.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: The Fee Waiver
« on: January 02, 2008, 10:04:53 PM »

  Two questions about this...  If you receive an e-mail offering a fee waiver:

1) How much information is provided to the law school?  I'm assuming LSAT and ethnicity, but is GPA, undergrad or grad institution?

2) I guess this slightly depends upon the law school, but how much incite can a fee waiver give you concerning admissions potential?

This can only reflect my own experience, and by no means (especially the answer to Q2), I have any inside information.

1) The GPA you disclosed on the candidate information sheet (filled out when you registered for LSDAS) is provided to the law school.  Not sure about the schools you attended.

2) Some schools (not to name any names, but Vanderbilt comes to mind) will offer you a fee waiver knowing that your LSAT is significantly below the Median - or essentially with no chance of being accepted, just so they can reject you. 

I think schools do this because it's an easy way to lower their acceptance rate, and thereby increase their USNews ranking.  Again, this is based on my personal observation, don't have any inside information.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: SEO Corporate Law Internship
« on: January 02, 2008, 01:33:39 PM »
wow, i just checked it out and see the hacked srw197@hotmail.com. not sure about the SS# information...i believe so though.

should I be concerned that I haven't applied yet? Does n e one know if it decreases my chances signficantly?

I definitely wouldn't apply until they fix the website.  The deadline isn't until Feb, so it shouldn't hurt your chances.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: SEO Corporate Law Internship
« on: January 01, 2008, 11:07:57 PM »
YES! I thought it was just my computer for a bit.  It makes me a bit uncomfortable to submit my information...

Gosh! I've already submitted my application.  I hope that my personal information has not been compromised... 

I can't recall if the application included social security number or not.  Does anyone else remember for sure?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Northwestern or UK + full ride?
« on: December 30, 2007, 04:30:13 PM »
Thanks, I'm leaning towards NULS too.  I'm glad that others agree with me to a degree.

As far as work hours go, I grew up in a family with both parents there for me.  I want the same environment for my kids as well.  I agree to an extent that I won't have a choice with legal career, but that's a nice goal to have.  :)


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: December 30, 2007, 04:04:22 PM »


Wow, that gives me hope for Northwestern then! (I would LOVE to get in there.)

But, if you were so lucky to get into NW, why the screenname?  (sorry, I had to ask.)
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Lol, I am not the most creative person in the world, my screen name is the first thing that popped into my head.  It wasn't meant to be a comment on my state in life.

I applied ED to NULS, and I fit the profile of the students they are looking for (2+ years of work experience, strong leadership skills, did well on my interview...)  It really is the best situation I could have hoped for!

Best of luck to your cycle!

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Where should I go next fall? / Northwestern or UK + full ride?
« on: December 30, 2007, 11:34:39 AM »
Hey everyone, I have a dilemma I hope everyone can help me out with.

I received my acceptance letter from Northwestern (my top choice  ;D).  However, the University of Kentucky has offered a substantial amount of scholarship with the promise that I'd be very competitive for the full-tuition + living expense scholarship.

If I indeed do receive the offer; should I go to NLS (assuming no scholarship) or take UK's offer and run?

I have no idea what I want to do after law school.  I'm interested in BigLaw, but don't want to put in the requisite 65+ hours per week - I still want a life!!

Any input would be appreciated...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: December 30, 2007, 11:27:04 AM »
Hey guys I'm a 164/3.5 and so happy to be here! My Sept score was a 159 so it's nice to be able to move up a score band and have so many new options :)

Are any of you non-URMs trying the T-14? I'm tempted to, but my numbers are so low for them that I'm debating about whether it's even worth it. Do any of them pay much attention to soft factors?

Hey, you do need to hold out hope.  I was in the same situation (165 LSAT second take after 159 first time + 3.8 GPA).  I applied early, and now I starting law school in August at Northwestern. 

Depending on the school, they definitely pay attention to the soft factors, but APPLY NOW!  The longer you wait, the less chance you have!

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