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Law School Admissions / Re: How many are you applying to
« on: September 29, 2004, 10:03:50 AM »
I've heard great things about their alternative dispute resolution program. I don't know if that's what I'd want to go into though, since part of my objective is to make a lot of money coming out of law schools, and ADR lawyers don't make as much money from what I've seen.

ZAP

I don't understand what you mean by ADR lawyers.  Are you referring to advocates or neutrals?  I have yet to see earnings stats on professional neutrals and advocates are usually categorized by the type of law they specialize in (family, employment, environmental, etc.).

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Law School Admissions / Re: How many are you applying to
« on: September 29, 2004, 09:48:11 AM »
I'm applying to OSU as well, although I have no intention of staying in Ohio afterwards.  Great ADR program, and it's got a decent reputation otherwise.

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Law School Admissions / Re: How many are you applying to
« on: September 29, 2004, 02:17:26 AM »
I cancelled the score.

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Law School Admissions / Re: How many are you applying to
« on: September 29, 2004, 02:06:52 AM »
Yes...in May, I couldn't score higher than a 158 on the practice exams.  Now I'm scoring consistently in the lower 160's.

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So lawyers don't do anything substantive but philosophers do?  WTF?

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I just met with a prof I hadn't seen in 4 years.  When I asked if he wanted a copy of my official transcript, he said, "Well, you've done well in my classes and that's most important to me...but if you're comfortable with it, that would be fine." 

I told him that my transcript was pretty bad but indicated that there was a definite upward trend (as in, going from a 1.83 GPA to 3.60) and explained my circumstances.  He was pretty surprised about that and said he would be sure to include that in his LOR.

Just one more reason why you should ask for LORs in person if possible....

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Law School Admissions / Re: How many are you applying to
« on: September 29, 2004, 01:48:46 AM »
Too bad I had to cancel on my June LSAT.  I'm pretty much waiting on my scores to knock some schools of that list.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Williamsburg, VA
« on: September 29, 2004, 01:40:36 AM »
Haha.  I was one of those annoying tourists in Williamsburg last summer.  William and Mary seems to be in the middle of Colonial Disneyland.  It's a beautiful area though and a decent-sized town.  Didn't seem boring and dreary at all to me...but then again, I used to live in Ithaca which has that rep and I though it was great.

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Law School Admissions / Re: How many are you applying to
« on: September 29, 2004, 01:32:39 AM »
25!?!?  And I thought I was going overboard with thinking about applying to 13 schools.

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If it was an unpaid internship, you weren't employed...period.  By law, unpaid interns are not employees because the work experience is for the primary benefit of the student, not the business.  Most companies that pay student interns do so to avoid FLSA liability.

Perhaps list the experience under the volunteer/extracurricular section of your application?  If you're trying to figure out how to list it on your resume, put it under the heading "Work Experience" (which can include both paid and upaid work) instead of using "Employment History".

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