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Law School Admissions / DUKE--please read
« on: October 25, 2004, 11:15:44 AM »
From Duke's application info:

"Early Action - To be eligible for early action, you must meet both the following criteria:
1.      You must have taken the LSAT no later than June 2004; AND
2.      Your application and all supporting material must be received in the Office of Admissions no
         later than November 1, 2004.
Under no circumstances will your file be considered for early action if you take or retake the LSAT after June 2004. Your material with LSAC must be complete and ready to be released at the time of our initial request and recommendation letters submitted via LSAC must be processed before November 1."

My question is this, I have 3 LORs(all important and bring new insights, etc), 2 processed and 1 mailed on 10/4 but not yet online at LSAC...I want to be evaluated at Duke based on all three but because LSAC is so screwed up right now my 3rd probably won't be processed by Friday when I would need to send in my app for Duke's EA...

since schools know about the delay, should I send in my application and hope Duke waits for the 3rd or not send it in and apply regular???

About a thousand people post wanting to know where they should apply without looking at the obvious sources first...can you just put at sticky at the top of the general and other areas with a brief messaging saying if you want to know numbers, etc go to lsac blah blah blah, lsn, usnews, would clear up a lot of the repetitive posts and make the site a little better

General Off-Topic Board / Rodeohead
« on: October 21, 2004, 11:02:54 PM »
I noticed there were some fellow Radiohead fans on here so I figured I'd pass this gem on:

(Bonus points if you know all the songs in it or the reference in my signature)


Law School Admissions / Penn Law day
« on: October 18, 2004, 06:18:18 PM »
Is anyone else going to go to UPenn law day on the 27th? I think I am, although it will be an inconvenience.

Also, I'm assuming its a good idea to go to these things...does anyone think going will be a help in getting accepted?


Law School Admissions / Internship at Law Firm?
« on: October 14, 2004, 07:57:43 PM »
I may be able to get an unpaid internship at a firm this Spring. Although it will likely be too late to help at all on apps, I am considering doing this for the experience.

Will this give me an advantage in law school or help me get summer internships after 1L?

I appreciate any comments from those that actually know something about this.

Law School Admissions / T-14 Interviews
« on: October 12, 2004, 07:20:17 PM »
This thread is for people to update information they have on T-14 interviews. Specifically, which T-14s offer interviews, how do you get them?, which schools strongly recommend interviews, which schools don't care if you interview, etc. Here's a list the T-14s, please put to the right of the school what you know, i.e.- not offerred, offerred but need to request, offerred but only if they contact you, offerred and strongly suggested, etc...I'm basically trying to figure out which schools I need to request interviews for, how hard they are to get, how to get them, etc.













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Law School Admissions / LSAT---how long did you prepare???
« on: October 09, 2004, 08:39:36 AM »
Just from reading some threads it seems like a lot of people studied for the LSAT for around 6 months to a year, some more than a year. How long did most people study for? I took a class and studied for about 2-3 months which I thought was a lot but I'm guessing that isnt true. Did I under study? I'm really considering studying a lot this spring to see what I could get if I put more time into it. I got a 168 off basically just taking the class... Should I put more time in and go at it again? Would I go up a lot, how much?

I'd appreciate lots of opinions.


Law School Admissions / Career Salaries
« on: October 06, 2004, 08:23:28 PM »
I was just wondering what salaries people who expect to get into t-14 schools (especially 7-14 or so) expect to make in theri careers? I know most estimates for median starting salaries are somewhere around 100K-125K but what do people expect an average or median graduate to make annually after 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?

I know its obvi hard to predict but I think it would be interesting to see what people expect to make and what they are basing that info on?

Choosing the Right Law School / Personal ED contract
« on: October 04, 2004, 08:04:03 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of someone sending in an addendum to their application explicitly binding oneself to a school if accepted? In other words, you would send (to a school that doesnt offer ED) your own personal ED contract (modeled after a standard one) in which you basically say the school is your first choice, that you aren't applying to any other programs and an ED applicant and that if accepted you pledge to attend...

I'm thinking of doing this for a school, but I don't know if its a good idea. Does anyone think admissions will give you an advantage for doing this? Would it be a good idea, or do you think it would be looked at as a stupid idea and actually hurt your chances. My advisor told me not to do it, but I'm not sure if it wouldn't help.

p.s.-I understand the other considerations/disadvantages such as limiting your financial aid offerings/bargaining ability, being obligated to attend, etc. I'm manily trying to see what people think about if it could be an advantage or is just a bad idea...



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