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Where should I go next fall? / Deferment? Reapply? Help
« on: May 20, 2005, 02:59:56 AM »
I need some help. I was accepted to Whittier law and waitlisted at about 7 other schools. I don't really want to go to Whittier but if I go I hope to transfer to Loyola or Southwestern after a year depending on my grades as a 1L. My dilemma is that Whittier is the ONLY school I have been admitted to near Los Angeles and I don't know if I can go.

The story:

I ran into my neighbor today and he tells me that he has a letter for me. I go to his place to pick up the letter and I see that it's from Whittier. The letter, dated April 2nd, was a financial aid letter asking me to reply with my tax info and other stuff for me to be eligable for financial aid. The letter also states that MAY 1st is the deadline for me to submit my papers to be eligable. I received this letter TODAY. I cannot afford law school in any way. I have $0 income and my parents are flat broke.

The question:

Should I ask to defer my seat until next fall and in the meantime retake the LSATs and reapply? I was thinking I could get a decent job the year I wait to apply and maybe I can save up some money and even have a decent LSAT score.

My numbers are 2.8/155

My only other options is Thomas Jefferson in San Diego (don't want to move out that far from Los Angeles) or wait and hope my waitlists come through.

What do I do?

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Wait List / WTF... Chapman and Villanova Waitlist
« on: April 27, 2005, 02:53:04 PM »
Hi all,

I just don't understand how these Adcomms work through apps. I have been waitlisted at both Chapman (Tier 4) and Villanova (tier 2). Chapman was my target school and I was really hoping to get in. My numbers aren't great but WTF, I don't know whether I should be glad I got WL at Villanova or pissed that I got WL at Chapman.

Oh ya, my numbers are 2.81/155 (Bio & Psych).

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General Off-Topic Board / Microsoft Notebook 2003
« on: March 20, 2005, 05:36:11 PM »
Need some help. I have the program but I dont have the serial number. Anyone kind enough to PM the serial to me? I would really appreciate it. I want to try to get a hang of this program before I actually start school. I hear its a great way to organize your notes.

Thanks in advance.

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Law School Applications / Waitlists Suck
« on: February 16, 2005, 04:11:41 AM »
Hi all,

Haven't posted in a while but here I go with more questions.

just a brief bio: 2.81/155- In at Whittier and Roger Williams($5000 renewable)TTT

I got waitlisted at Chapman and this is one of my top choices because they offer a joint JD/MBA that I am really interested in. I called to see where on the waitlist I was and the lady on the phone told me that there was no priority for people on the list and that everyone that was WL would get their application reviewed again and reconsidered later on on March.

I would like to write them a letter of continued interest but I dont know what to include. In my Personal statement and application I talked mostly about immigration law and public interest. Should I mention to them that I am interested in the JD/MBA? or will this look like I cant make up my mind.

Any advice on how to format and approach a letter of continued interest would be great



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Law School Applications / Southwestern
« on: January 24, 2005, 05:48:15 PM »
Anyone hear anything from southwestern? They requested my report 01/05, just curious to see if anyone has heard anything yet?


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Law School Applications / LSDAS reports
« on: December 28, 2004, 02:07:20 PM »
Hello everyone,

just a quick question about LSDAS reports; I'm not sure what the report dates mean.
For example, at USF the date the report was requested was 12/14 and the report was received 12/23. All my LORs are in and my status says "First time report". Does this mean that my file is complete with the school or does the school email me about that? Should I contact the schools and ask if they need anything else from me? Also, does anyone know how long (approximately) it takes to get any feedback on app status? I cant stand waiting, I just want one acceptance to any one of my choices so I can relax in knowing that I will be going to law school next year no matter what happens.

I hope this new year is filled with acceptances for us all!

Peace

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Law School Applications / AM I SCREWED?
« on: December 14, 2004, 03:29:34 AM »
I just sent out my application to USF and I realized I made 2 huge mistakes. First, on my Personal Statement I did not add my social security #, I just left it as it was in my draft (SS#XXX-XX-XXX) Second, and I am ashamed to admit this, the application asks for country code as an abbreviation in a box (i.e United States of America is US. I did not put US, I filled in "1" as my country code which is correct if you are refering to telephone country codes. (I am laughing at myself right now, but I hope this isnt too big of a problem for the school).

Should I call admissions and explain to them what has happend?, or just shut up about it and hope it blows over? My numbers are not strong so I am not a solid applicant to start off.


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Law School Applications / references
« on: December 13, 2004, 08:38:24 PM »
do i need to submit my references along with my resume? I mean, do schools really follow u and call my previous employers at WaMu?

I figure a resume is enough, but I would like someones second opinion.

Peace

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Where should I go next fall? / Critique my list-please be honest
« on: December 12, 2004, 10:44:57 PM »
2.81 gpa looking at around a 158-160 for this Decembers LSAT. Upward trend in GPA finished last 2 years as a double major in Psych and Bio with a 3.6. Great LOR's from prof's I have researched with for a year. Solid PS. I am applying to:

Boalt(dream school)
Cardozo (reach)
Chapman (target)
DePaul (reach/target)
Chicago-Kent (target)
Loyola-Chicago (target)
Loyola-Calif (reach)
Pepperdine (target)
Santa Clara (target)
St. John's (target)
Thomas Jefferson (safety)
McGeorge (safety)
USF (reach/target)
USD (reach/target)
Villanova (reach/target)
Whittier (safety)
Southwestern (target)
UNLV (reach/target)

I want to apply to PT programs for all schools that offer PT, hoping the competition is not as bad as FT.

Should I add some more safeties or is this list of schools pretty solid in Reaches, targets and safeties?

Any suggestions on how I should diversify my list? Do I stand a chance at getting in somewhere or is my list too optimistic?

Please try to be brutally honest

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Where should I go next fall? / Georgetown
« on: December 12, 2004, 07:58:10 AM »
has anyone seen some of the numbers on LSN that Georgetown has been accepting? It's crazy. People with 3.0 and 161 are getting into a top 14 school. Do you all think these numbers on LSN are legit? I find it hard to believe but it also gives me some hope.

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