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Many applications seriously take socio-economic background into consideration. Anyone who's submitted a Boalt application, for example, would know they dedicate an entire page of the application to applicants' socio-economic background ("Socio-economic Questionnaire"). They ask not just about financial background, but also about educational background, i.e. whether or not you're a first-generation college student.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BC Admitted Student Weekend
« on: February 27, 2008, 01:37:38 PM »
Are you speaking of the April 4th Open House? I'll may attend then. The admissions packet says more information about the Open House will be forthcoming...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: February 24, 2008, 02:01:08 AM »
Boston College--it's a T1 law school with amazing post-grad job opportunities, without all the cutthroat competition at the other T1's.

Law School Admissions / Deferred?
« on: February 18, 2008, 08:35:17 PM »
I got an e-mail over a month and a half ago stating my application was currently "under review". If it has taken this long to reach any sort of decision am I likely to be deferred?

Minorities have a big advantage.  If you are a minority - check the box.

Well not always, I'm an example of minority that isn't a URM. Go arabs!
But yes, if you are an Under Represented Minority it would be most advisable to check the corresponding box. And i guess it really can't hurt if you're a plain old minority also.

P.S. FOTCs kick azz.

Yeah, they most certainly do!

Also remember that "under-represented minorities" is not exclusive to racial/ethnic minorities. It also includes gender, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, etc. Don't over-emphasize the importance of racial identification in the admissions process, as mostly every application is evaluated holistically.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 17, 2008, 12:05:42 AM »
Thanks! I got my letter today (Saturday 2/16) and was so happy to be admitted into a Tier 1 Law School that I couldn't help but to cry. According to GPA/LSAT score predictions I had a about a .7% chance of being accepted.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 16, 2008, 11:44:42 PM »
^I got into BC about 5 weeks ago.

Also, got my Cornell package today! I wasn't sure it was real when I got the email, but now I think I believe it.

Congrats. What's your preference of the two?

Incoming 1Ls / Question: How do I obtain my "certified transcript"?
« on: February 16, 2008, 10:15:52 PM »
The law school I was recently accepted to asks for a certified transcript but I'm not entirely sure how to obtain one. Is a certified transcript simply an official transcript that indicates the degree has been awarded?

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 16, 2008, 06:45:07 PM »
I received an acceptance to Boston College Law School today! I was wondering who else on here has been admitted there?

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