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Two letters of recommendation required and up to three letters accepted.

Law School Admissions / Re: ANY MORE FREE APPLICATIONS FOR FALL '05?
« on: February 26, 2005, 04:57:33 PM »
Quinnipiac is not free.

It is if you order that booklet that tells you that lawyering is not like Law and Order.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Western New England
« on: February 23, 2005, 02:50:37 PM »
Congragimitations Mon Ami!

But the process of “getting in” is not about proving your point/counter-point or evidentiary abilities.  It’s about getting attention so that you can show who you are.  People don’t want to read some drab rag with 50 “and then’s” thrown together with a few “therefore’s”.

I had two professors in my Univ.’s English Dept. take a look at mine.  I didn’t pay a dime.  I would venture to say that most of us have that resource available to us.  If you can’t write well and attract your reader then no amount of money in the world will help you.  But having a professional (paid or otherwise) review your statement can sharpen your essay.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Utah or BYU
« on: February 22, 2005, 03:58:32 PM »
I can't talk about Utah, but I can say that I have really enjoyed my time at BYU (Ugrad).  I am ready to get the hell out of Utah, but BYU law might make me stay.  It's nice being in such a supportive community.  Plus, the fact that the Church (of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) financially backs the University so much (the last number I heard was that students only pay 20% of what tuition would be if the Church wasn't behind the school) is a BIG plus.

If you are LDS there is no better place to network with members worldwide (although keep in mind we have networks at most major law schools).  Remember, no matter where you go, where you get your degree introduces the person you are to employers and such.  In my opinion (Yes.. I go to BYU and Yes... I am LDS) BYU gives a nice introduction.

When you come to visit sit for a while in the Wilk (inson Student Center), walk around and observe the students, get a feel for how you feel while on campus.  I think you'll like it.

« on: February 22, 2005, 02:42:41 AM »
No free govt $. And every law school will take your parents income into consideration when considering you for need-based aid.

Oh bother!

« on: February 22, 2005, 02:02:39 AM »
Thank heaven for finally being free of my parents income!  Last year of Ugrad, EFC = 48k or something like that.  Going into law school $75.00 WooHoo!!!  Federal grants here I come!

« on: February 16, 2005, 10:47:20 PM »
So how do you know if they've made a mistake? Why is (how can) your GPA from your Univ. be higher than your LSAC GPA?

I've decided to inactivate their original letter and send a new one via Express Mail.  $13.65 is worth the peace of mind.  If I'm lucky it will be scanned by Friday (LSAC is FAST as of late).

Thanks all.  ;)

The professor who wrote my last LOR (which was sent on Friday) typed three pages -- Single spaced (longer than my PS) -- of information on me!  The things they wrote were so glowing, so complementary, so over the top and absolutely wonderful that my modesty made me uncomfortable to read them.  I could not, make that would not, ever have written something so positive about myself.

However, it is full of grammatical and informational errors.  For instance, on the page where they enumerate in a list the multiple observations they have made that are reasons I should be accepted, would excel, am better than my contemporaries they go from #1 to #2, to an unnumbered paragraph, to #4 to yet another unnumbered paragraph, to #3 and finally two more unnumbered paragraphs.  There are two words without a space between them and there are words included which should not be there (i.e. “he worked as a sometimes counselor” rather than “he sometimes worked as a counselor”).

Most disturbing are factual errors which.  Like that I worked at a job for two years when my already submitted information shows that job as only lasting 10 months.

What do I do?  I am thinking of asking if they would correct the errors, temporarily deactivating letter on LSAC’s site while they do, then sending it to LSAC again and reactivating it after it is processed.  OR am I being overly concerned.  Will the people at the law school see the letter as wonderful and the errors as a reflection of the writer but not at me?  Please discuss and advise.  Thanks in advanced.

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