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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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Definitely case by case.  I got an e-mail app fee waiver from Washington & Lee.  I spoke to an admissions officer at the LSAC forum and he said it MUST accompany a hard-copy application because they don't track their fee waivers otherwise.

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Has anyone ever asked for a LOR from an attorney your company works with?  I've worked with this attorney (partner in BIGLAW) and her associates for a couple years.  I'm not sure if it's kosher to ask for a LOR from her though, because I'm afraid the Admissions Committee might just say "it can't be a sincere recommendation if this applicant is the attorney's client." What do you think?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: washington and lee
« on: September 21, 2004, 08:09:40 PM »
I live in NYC and can't wait to get out of this godforsaken place.  Sooo happy I got a fee waiver from W&L. 

Muppet- do you know if the Admissions Committee honestly looks closely at other factors besides the numbers? 

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Law School Admissions / Re: how much money do you make?
« on: September 21, 2004, 07:56:26 PM »
NY.  We're always hiring for different positions, but you can't have my job until next July ;)

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