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Seems great fit for me, lower gpa, 65th percentile gpa, want to practice in ga.  It is a t3 school though.  How competitive will I be for summer associate programs at the big firms in Atlanta?


I've read law school confidential but obviously a ivy league experience is going to be totally different.  Is there any books written by those who went to non-ivy league schools?  Dumb question. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Need help with grammar
« on: May 04, 2009, 05:45:15 PM »
I am looking to get a quick refresher on basic grammar.  This could be as simple as buying a high school english book but I figured I would check to see if there were any grammar study books specialized to law school.  Probably not. 

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Law School Applications / Sequence of Events question
« on: January 06, 2009, 11:56:58 AM »
I've decided to retake the lsat in feb.  I haven't sent out any applications yet but was planning on writing my personal statements and sending out apps in the next few days.  Should I continue with that plan or should I wait until march and get my second lsat score back?  Should I def. get applications out before march but not be in a huge rush?  Also, have I screwed myself for not getting apps in already?

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Recommendations / Okay to have no specific recs?
« on: October 28, 2008, 07:26:39 AM »
I posted this elsewhere as well but is it okay if I don't have any specific recs?  The recs I'm getting don't have any connections with the schools I'm applying to. 


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Law School Applications / Specific vs. General Letters
« on: October 28, 2008, 07:22:51 AM »
I'm pretty sure I'm going to use all specific because I don't have any ppl that can recommend me for specific schools.  Is it okay to not have any specific letters?  I could get a few specific letters but they wouldn't be personal really.  What do you think?

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I am def. taking at least a year off because I am not taking the LSAT until October (although I probably would have taken the year off even if I was eligible for this coming up fall).

So the question is pretty self explanatory, here are the options:

1) Graduate certificate in "heritage preservation".  You do have to take the GRE and go through the same application process as the masters program.  It seems to be good because it can prove graduate level work, it is a one year (18 hr) program that seems to pretty competitive and most importantly, it is at the university I would like to attend law school.  That being said the glaring problem is it does not pertain to law any way, shape or form. 

2)  Paralegal certificate from a good school.  It is only affiliated with the school and you are not considered a student.  It is not just pass/fail which might be worthwhile in order to show flawless grades in the classes.  Obviously with this option I would work as a paralegal for the remaining time of the year (program is six months, drawn out!) or work as a paralegal for another year as well.

3) Global Policy Studies certificate at a good school.  It is only a 12 hr program and to be honest, although it does seem to pertain to law more than the first option, I'm not particularly thrilled with Global issues but I am willing to whore myself out to make myself look as attractive as possible.

4) What did ya'll do that you felt like helped?


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