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Wait List / Re: Hold at Miami
« on: February 08, 2005, 08:52:13 AM »
Well basically they said that this year they had received many more applicants than last, many of which had outstanding GPA's and LSAT scores. They were putting people with average scores on a "hold" list so they can wait and see who, of the people accepted, decides to accept their admission and mail in their deposit. They did not give me any specific date as to when they will start making decisions on this hold list, they just said that I shouldn't be worried if I'm on it. I suppose this happens every year and they get many students who decide not to attend after being accepted. It is getting pretty unsettling though, being that UM is my first choice and that my application was completed in early December. I suppose i just have to hold my breath for a little longer.

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Wait List / Re: Hold at Miami
« on: February 07, 2005, 08:59:17 AM »
Well I spoke to the admissions department. They said that they had received many more applicants this year than last, and they were waiting to see who decides to attend. They also mentioned that the placed on hold category is not a "bad thing." I wish they would speed up the process a little bit since I have deadlines looming to accept my admission to a few other schools.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Miami info?
« on: December 15, 2004, 01:50:21 PM »
Hey, congrats on your admission to UM. I currently work in the Alumni Relations department of that school so I might be able to give you some information. UM is located in Coral Gables wish is basically the South Part of Miami. Just to put things in perspective, if you are looking to go to South Beach, it is about a 20 minute drive Northeast. The law school is basically a 4 building complex that surrounds a small courtyard that is known as "the bricks." At any given point in the day you'll find students studying or sociallizing with their professors at this location.
As far as job prospects go, most of our alumni are living in Florida; however, we also have a strong base up in the North Eastern part of the US as well as in Georgia. All of the students that I have spoken to are very happy with the law school and have some type of placement lined up.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on UMiami?
« on: December 15, 2004, 01:13:13 PM »
Hey,

Well i have a 3.25 and my on my first LSAT i scored a miserable 148...i took it again in October and managed to bump it up to a 159, so I'm hoping that is a significant enough move up that an addendum will help out.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on UMiami?
« on: December 15, 2004, 10:52:36 AM »
Casino,

Congrats on your admittance to UM. I have a quick question. How long did it take between the time that your file was complete and the time you were admitted? UM called me on Monday and told me that my file was complete and it was being sent over to the Ad Comm. It's my first choice and I'm getting anxious about hearing back from them.

Thanks,
Adam

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Law School Applications / University of Miami Application Question:
« on: December 01, 2004, 01:27:41 PM »
On the University of Miami's application there is a question that says:

"Answers to the following are strictly voluntary. However, we consider favorably the fact that an applicant has overcome obstacles. Please explain any such situation (English not your native language, discrimination, economic hardship, severe medical condition, etc.) that you would like the Committee to consider."

Luckily I have not endured any hardships that have adversely affected me. The college says it looks favorably on applicants that have overcome obstacles. Would this, inversely, mean that it looks unfavorably on applicants that do not answer this question? Please advise.

-Adam

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Addendum
« on: November 18, 2004, 02:23:38 PM »
I took the LSAT twice scoring a 148 the first time and a 159 the second time with a 3.25 undergrad GPA. Now I am considering attending the University of Miami as my first choice for law school. If they were to average these scores, it would still put me below the 25 percentil acceptance rate at UM. Although there is no reason why my score had increased, should I provide an addendum to my LSAT stating that my first score was not truly indicative of my abilities and I was scoring higher on timed practice tests? If not, can anybody think of another way to word the addendum.

Thanks in advance.

-Adam

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Law School Applications / Addendum needed?
« on: November 18, 2004, 02:01:56 PM »
I took the LSAT twice scoring a 148 the first time and a 159 the second time with a 3.25 undergrad GPA. Now I am considering attending the University of Miami as my first choice for law school. If they were to average these scores, it would still put me below the 25 percentil acceptance rate at UM. Although there is no reason why my score had increased, should I provide an addendum to my LSAT stating that my first score was not truly indicative of my abilities and I was scoring higher on timed practice tests? If not, can anybody think of another way to word the addendum.

Thanks in advance.

-Adam

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Personal Statement / Re: Any takers on reading my PS w/ feedback?
« on: November 12, 2004, 10:34:18 AM »
I'll have a look at it:

acore80@yahoo.com

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Law School Applications / Hmm... Anyone thing this is scary?
« on: October 14, 2004, 04:36:10 PM »

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