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Law School Admissions / Re: Nova Southeastern On-Campus AAMPLE Program
« on: March 17, 2005, 04:44:33 PM »
what are your numbers for the AAMPLE program? I'm 28, have a 3.44 from the University of Southern California, and a 147. want to know if I have a shot at either program?

My numbers are much lower than yours.  My LSDAS GPA is 2.72 (undergrad GPA 2.56), and I have nearly 4 years work experience as a paralegal.  My LSAT, well, that's another story (Let's just say you did much better than I did). 

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Law School Admissions / Nova Southeastern On-Campus AAMPLE Program
« on: March 17, 2005, 04:17:41 PM »
Is anyone here doing the on-campus AAMPLE program at Nova Southeastern this summer? Just thought it might be cool to connect with others in the same boat as me.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: NOVA PROVISIONAL
« on: March 17, 2005, 03:50:49 PM »
can you tell us your lsat/gpa or index to see how nova determines whether or not you go to the summer pgm

My GPA was 2.56 (my LSDAS GPA is 2.72), I have nearly four years of paralegal work experience, and my LSAT was miserable...too low to even mention.  Had I done even 10 points higher, I would have made it into Nova unconditionally, but for now, this will do.  And I plan to be one of the 35% of people that make it through AAMPLE.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: NOVA PROVISIONAL
« on: March 17, 2005, 12:00:49 PM »
I've been accepted to AAMPLE, and I'm doing the live program. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Nova
« on: March 16, 2005, 02:54:50 PM »
I'm still waiting to hear from Nova, and have no clue when they send out decisions.  If you applied they probably sent you something through the mail that shows you how to log on and check your status.  It's through Webstar--webstar.nova.edu. Unless I'm not looking at the right thing, it's not one of those systems that says "pending" or "accepted" in terms of your application, so I haven't found it to be too helpful.

According to the admissions office, all decision letters are being sent out together, at the end of March, although someone on another message board just posted that they gpt their letter, so it could be any day now, I suppose.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Liberty U Rocks!
« on: March 13, 2005, 04:24:41 PM »
I don't know about Regent, but Liberty takes Falwell's religious beliefs to an unacceptable extreme.  The demonstration of affection is strictly prohibited; he imposes a strict dress code upon the students (who, I found out, enjoy being called "Jerry's Kids"), and he really, truly believes that its OK to indoctrinate people with his ridiculous religious beliefs.  Religion does not belong in academia to that degree.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 03:20:40 PM »
Jon, the trial admissions programs absolutely may use the forced curve.  They're probably trying *not* to accept everyone out of the program, so they'll establish a forced curve to keep enough people below the cut-off GPA, even if a larger number of people are doing "well enough" to get in were there no curve.

OK...so they may use the forced curve.  That's not to say that they all (or even any of them) do. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 02:59:29 PM »
Depends on the school, but pretty much there's a set median like a B or B- and as many grades a prof gives above the median, s/he must give an equal number of grades below.  So if the prof wants to give 5 A's, he has to give 5 C's or lower.

Thank you.  Based on your explanation, it doesn't seem that something of this nature would be used in a trial admission program, where the school is seeing which students actually have what it takes to succeed academically.  But maybe thats just my belief.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 02:44:28 PM »
Can someone explain the forced curve in a law school context?

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