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Law School Applications / Re: FORDHAM?
« on: December 27, 2004, 10:49:55 PM »
Ooops, I didn't realize this was for a separate question on the Fordham application, I thought it was the question for the personal statement (I haven't started my application yet).

I think I'm going to relist some of the stuff from the essay
(patent researcher)... probably toss something about my heritage, (romanian...the country about the size of california, if even that)

I think the way I'm going to approach that question is try to think of all the qualities I have that are not very common and list them... These smaller questions have been giving me a lot of trouble, I have writing very terse sentences for them with as many "glowing" qualifications about myself as possible.

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Law School Applications / Re: FORDHAM?
« on: December 27, 2004, 10:30:15 PM »
I don't know if this helps, but I wrote my personal statement, (for all schools), part on some of the experience I received as undergrad/grad ece, and part on the work experience I have had as a patent researcher for the last year +

I think I'm just going to submit this essay to Fordham, because I do feel unique to have gone from completing my masters in computer engineering straight into a law job, (researcher position).  I know a lot of people who follow my path stay in research because you make good money, but I'm looking for a little more, and that's what I wrote in my essay...

so, that's what I thought made me unique.... but I could be wrong and there could be other people out there like me applying... i'm just hoping there arent too many, plus that my unique "writing skills" will also set me apart :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Advice which schools would be within reach?
« on: December 27, 2004, 10:25:56 PM »
That's what I'm thinking also!  Gack, I think it's more frustrating knowing I have a chance.  For example, Harvard is no worry to me.  I know I have no shot at Harvard, and every time my mother asks me if I looked into it, I say yes, as much as I can tell that I'm likely I wont get there.  But unfortunately these two I looked at, and like the programs the offer, and now I'm trying to keep myself looking at it realistically.

I already know what kind of law I want to practice, and I could even go into it without a law degree by just taking the patent bar and limit myself to ip law work outside of litigation within a courtroom, but I definetly feel like law school will give me a better picture of law... now if i can just convice schools they'll love me as much as I'm excited about them, (and not just nyu and columbia, but fordham, etc)

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Can anyone beat my school's grade inflation?
« on: December 27, 2004, 09:56:32 PM »
Nevermind!! I found it!!! Heh, it was in the middle of the transcript analysis:

So, Carnegie Mellon Averages: 3.15/159

ME: 3.56/169

Hm, not bad I guess.... could have used more dedication to grades during college, but engineering got too boring too quickly

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Can anyone beat my school's grade inflation?
« on: December 27, 2004, 09:50:42 PM »
Hi, I feel silly asking you this question again, but I have my LSDAS Academic Report opened up, and I don't think I see anything about avg gpa or LSAT, but I do see these two loong lines about Percentage distribution of LSAT and GPA, and underneath that numbers like 8 or 15... am i supposed to calculate on my own the average LSAT and gpa at my school?  that seems so weird, i wonder why they cant just calculate it for me... and the lsat ranges are in percentile points, not score

i guess maybe a possibility is my school doesnt offer averages

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Can anyone beat my school's grade inflation?
« on: December 27, 2004, 08:42:52 PM »
How do you find out your school average gpa and lsat score?

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Law School Applications / Re: Why do YOU want to go to law school?
« on: December 27, 2004, 08:23:34 PM »
I want to move from doing patent research into patent litigation and copyright protections....  :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Advice which schools would be within reach?
« on: December 27, 2004, 08:13:33 PM »
thanks! do you think columbia and nyu are kind of a reach for me?

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Law School Applications / Re: Does your undergraduate school matter?
« on: December 27, 2004, 07:56:42 PM »
Haha, I certainly hope so, I actually have a 3.56 from carnegie mellon computer engineering!  and i grew up near san jose!

speaking of which, san jose, I have heard, actually has a pretty decent engineering program, due to the resources it has available in sillicon valley.  I wonder if schools are aware of the prestige of certain programs and majors at certain schools and whether they give weight to that.

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Law School Applications / Advice which schools would be within reach?
« on: December 26, 2004, 11:22:37 PM »
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could offer me advice about which schools would be within reach to me with the following credentials:

3.56 undergrad GPA, electrical engineering
169 LSAT

masters in electrical engineering, (at Carnegie Mellon, good engineering school)
currently been working for a year as a patent researcher.

i would love to go to NYU or Columbia, but not quite sure they are within my reach, any advice would be greatly appreciated

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