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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 :)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WTF - Waitlisted at GW!
« on: January 18, 2005, 02:02:31 PM »
I got my waitlist letter today :(

Law School Admissions / Hope, perhaps
« on: December 23, 2004, 11:15:37 PM »
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 ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: GPA(s) on resume?
« on: November 08, 2004, 01:03:33 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.

Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia fee waiver - What are the criteria?
« on: November 03, 2004, 04:57:28 PM »
How do you request a Columbia Fee Waiver?

Law School Admissions / Re: Boalt LS - your advice please
« on: November 03, 2004, 04:55:10 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

Law School Admissions / Re: Harvard App Question
« on: November 03, 2004, 04:50:34 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.

Law School Admissions / Re: Just about 3 weeks- no transcripts processed
« on: November 03, 2004, 03:34:26 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?

Law School Admissions / Re: "i just did something cool" addendum?
« on: November 02, 2004, 12:28:17 AM »
*This is in no way meant to detract from this cool accomplishment*

How would you consider speaking at an academic conference comprable to being published?

Also, I have no background on this, do schools look very favorably on published undergrads?

Law School Admissions / Personal Admissions Variables
« on: November 01, 2004, 12:58:02 PM »
Hey all,

I was thinking about how I believe my application has several 'unique' things that will help in the admissions process, and then I remembered that no one is special and everyone has crap like this.  So, that got me thinking; what is the special stuff that everyone thinks is going to help them standout?  I'm curious to see how many of our 'singular' traits are really common.

I'll list a few of mine:
Engineering Major w/ high gpa
Varsity Hockey Player
Paper in pre-publication


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