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Acceptances / Re: Duke -- Joint Degree Programs
« on: February 25, 2005, 12:00:13 PM »
I applied to JD / MS in Computer Engineering program at Duke.  Emailed them yesterday about status, they said no decision had been made.  My app went complete 11/13/04.  Go figure.  This could be good news given my LSAT.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BC vs. NU
« on: February 24, 2005, 02:32:35 PM »
I know BC's ranking, but what is their reputation?  Are they thought of when people talk of top law programs?  Outside of the numerical rankings, what is the perception of their program?  I ask b/c BC is currently my top accept, and it's doubtful that UVA/Duke/Berkeley/UCLA/Minnesota/GWU are going to say yes.

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Wait List / Re: BC...it's moo (like a cow's opinion)
« on: February 16, 2005, 10:43:26 AM »
Well, after reading this, it's apparent that I slept with the right person in the BC admissions office given my oh-so-strong LSAT.  With #'s like yours, I'm sure you'll get in somewhere higher up the chain :)

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Wait List / Re: WTF - Waitlisted at GW!
« on: January 18, 2005, 04:02:31 PM »
I got my waitlist letter today :(

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Law School Applications / Hope, perhaps
« on: December 24, 2004, 01:15:37 AM »
I just wanted to tell some people that would understand how excited I am that I got my first acceptance.  I was accepted to Boston College today, which I am stoked about.  I had a 3.74 UGPA in Computer Engineering from Iowa State and a meager 162 LSAT.  To make this even more fun, I had an academic dishonesty addendum with my application as well.  So, good news for anyone who has crazy circumstances; it's still possible :)

Now I just have to wait for Penn, Stanford, Boalt, UVA, GWU, Duke, Boston, Minnesota, UT and UCLA to respond ;)


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Law School Applications / Re: GPA(s) on resume?
« on: November 08, 2004, 03:03:33 AM »
I have a pretty well-organized resume from my engineering background and industry experience, and I have always been told that if you have a great GPA, you should showcase that on your resume.  Now, I have a good GPA, but I specifically removed it from the resume I submitted to law schools.  I did this because I am not entirely sure what kind of voodoo magic LSAC will do with my transcripts and UGPA, so for consistency's sake I wanted everything standardized.  Therefore, I changed the line "BS - 3.92/4.0 GPA" to "BS - Summa cum Laude".  Get's the same point across without a potential number mismatch.  Maybe it's overkill, but I figured it was worth the 4 seconds of effort.


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Law School Applications / Re: Columbia fee waiver - What are the criteria?
« on: November 03, 2004, 06:57:28 PM »
How do you request a Columbia Fee Waiver?

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Law School Applications / Re: Boalt LS - your advice please
« on: November 03, 2004, 06:55:10 PM »
I have one personal statement that is 2 pages long that I used for every school.  I made sure that I said everything I wanted to say in a PS in one concise, well-written passage.  If you have extra things you NEED to say, or that you cut out to hit a 2 page limit, by all means include them.  Otherwise, I wouldn't risk ruining an already tight statement by repeating things from elsewhere in your application or rambling aimlessly just in order to have 4 pages of worthless filler.

My $0.02

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Harvard App Question
« on: November 03, 2004, 06:50:34 PM »
I just guesstimated.  I doubt that is used for anything but rare administrative purposes.  I'd just take a stab at it and not worry.

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Law School Applications / Re: Just about 3 weeks- no transcripts processed
« on: November 03, 2004, 05:34:26 PM »
I'm in the same boat as you.  3 transcripts sent over 2 weeks ago, not even marked as received.  LOR sent last Wednesday, already processed.  Its gotta be the time taken to actually do the grade conversions.

On another note, I submitted all my apps before Nov 1 (Early Decision Deadline), and all my reports have been requested, but none sent do to this transcript issue.  Any ideas on whether or not this means I missed the deadlines?

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