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Law School Admissions / Is this accurate?
« on: April 02, 2008, 11:51:02 PM »

We should sticky this.

Law School Admissions / Best criminal law program?
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:03:18 PM »
Anyone know which school has one of the top criminal law (prosecution/defense) programs?

Law School Admissions / No extracurricular activities
« on: February 18, 2008, 08:30:47 PM »
I had no extracurriculars in undergrad. Is this bad for applying to law school?

Is it acceptable to get a recommendation from an assistant faculty professor? She's a PhD, UCLA, several published works, etc etc.

Financial Aid / Question about paying for law school...
« on: February 17, 2008, 10:38:30 AM »
So, in order to go to law school I have to liquidate my assets and be jobless for 3 years. Fine. My question is: can student loans be used to cover things like credit card/auto loan debt, since I'll have to quit my job?

I am thinking about possibly attending law school in a year or two, but want to get my letters of REC now as I just graduated undergrad. Are letters of recommendation dated, or no?

Law School Admissions / GED
« on: February 14, 2008, 07:34:21 PM »
Does being homeschooled till 16 and then getting a GED look bad? I have an AA (3.79GPA) and a B.S. (4.0).

Law School Admissions / Classes
« on: February 13, 2008, 08:40:14 PM »
Does taking classes, post-bachelor's, as a non-degree student simply for the sake of learning something that looks bad on your law school application? Do they view it as "hey, why is that person taking classes if it isn't toward a degree?"

Law School Admissions / Hello everyone.
« on: February 09, 2008, 01:37:26 PM »
So I've decided I'm interested in going to law school. However, I have some concerns:

1.) I have no volunteer/community service experience

2.) I was homeschooled (started community college when I was 17).

Here's my CC transcript: -- AA degree, highest distinction, 3.79x
Here's my ASU transciprt: - BS degree, summa cum laude, 4.0

Here are some things I think I have going for me:

1.) Completed 2 semesters of tutoring students at the university writing lab (I got credit for this, it's on the university transcript as Writing Mentor)

2.) Completed 1 semester internship (see university transcript under Fall 07) at the US Postal Inspection Service (boy, do they hate attorneys)

3.) Employed during my last year of school as a student assistant at the US Secret Service (did deskwork, but saw a lot of criminal law workings. the agents there hate attorneys too!)

4.) My undergrad grades

Thoughts? Besides getting a good LSAT, what do I need to do to be a shoe-in at a T50? More volunteer/community service? A second language? Some grad coursework?

I have a meeting with a grad student I knew at ASU. She's in the PhD Program, but also has JD from NYU (got tired of making boatloads of money as a corporate banking attorney, I guess?)

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