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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted at Maryland
« on: February 24, 2005, 04:42:36 AM »
I don't remember exact dates, but I think I submitted in early November.  I forgot to enclose the fun little postcard so I had to call to determine when I was complete... LSAC won't let me log on right now, but I think my info was sent to them at the end of November.  Anyways, I was complete for a very long time.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Accepted at Maryland
« on: February 23, 2005, 07:50:45 PM »
156/3.97 Pasty White Female

Based on what I see on LSN, definitely wasn't expecting that decision so soon, but I guess I can't complain. 

Posted on: Today at 03:58:22 PMPosted by: nolegirl3  
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Hurricanes do suck. Trust me. But I doubt we will ever have  

Actually, last year Miami-Dade county got no real hurricane damage for all the hurricanes that hit Florida. Being that I attended Miami undergrad and for my five hurricane seasons in Florida I have never actually seen anything stronger than tropical storm winds... I don't think this should be a legitimate fear of anyone applying to UM. If a hurricane comes, it comes, but the chances in any given year are quite slim.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Miami!! Thank you, God!
« on: February 10, 2005, 08:12:53 PM »
About the money.... from what I understand, Miami is pretty generous but it is on a first come, first serve basis.  In past years, most of the money was gone by December.  I don't know how this year is, or if they have even started sending awards out.

One of my friends got in right before Thanksgiving and I don't know if she has heard about the money thing.

The Law school campus is beautiful.  I think that if I wasn't totally sure that I will be living in DC next year, I would have applied. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Catholic Reputation
« on: February 07, 2005, 05:22:35 PM »
So, I asked the law clerk about the Va bar passage rate, especially when compared to CUA bar passage elsewhere.  She noted that the Va bar is known to be an easier bar, and may have either attracted the dumber students, or people taking two states bars didn't put the time in on VA and then got burned. Of course this is all speculation, but it made me feel a little bit better about the bar passage rates.

Same law clerk also has some friends at CUA and seems to think they like it. She is supposed to email them and get their opinions for me.  When she does, I will post again.

LSAC not only sends your transcript analysis that they create, but they also send a copy of the transcripts that your school produces.  So if your school lists your minor on your transcripts, the law schools will see it. Make sure that LSAC has an updated transcript.  If you send one in, they will send an additional report out to the schools who requested your transcripts at no additional cost to you.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Catholic Reputation
« on: January 14, 2005, 08:40:17 AM »
I know for Maryland, that it doesn't really fit with the DC area schools in terms of jobs.  I think that because it's in Baltimore, UMD students tend to be recruited more for Maryland jobs.  I applied there, but I think that even if I get in, I don't want to go simply because of the distance.  I have already made plans to live in Falls Church and the hour drive each way is just too much.

Do you guys know about anything other than jobs?  I don't think I will really be looking for big law work regardless of where I go.  80 hr/wk just doesn't appeal to me, regardless of pay.

I was also wondering what anyone knew about classes, and what other students thought about the school. 

Law School Admissions / Re: What do you guys think?
« on: January 13, 2005, 07:29:06 PM »
I've gotten a ton of those from schools like Barry, Florida Coastal, New York Law School and a bunch of third and forth tier schools in the well as an email from Regents about how they try to develop Christian lawyers with biblical interpretation in the law classroom...(I'm Jewish).  I ignore them all, but I am only applying to schools in the DC metro area because I need to allow my fiance to find a job.

I think that if you are single, mobile and after researching these schools think that you might be interested, apply.  Especially if they are giving you fee waivers, then it can't hurt.  Most of the schools that sent the little teasers about scholarships also sent fee waivers.

Law School Admissions / Re: What is the Length of Personal Statement
« on: January 13, 2005, 07:21:59 PM »
I wrote mine with GMU in mind.  They ask for 500 words, but say that up to 650 is fine.  Mine is around 550 and it is as tight and concise as possible.  I had a bunch of people read it and they all said that they couldn't find a way to cut it down further. 

I actually feel that the word limit really benefitted my essay.  My first draft was closer to 1000 words and cutting it down to where it is, I got rid of all of the fluff and found really concise language.

A couple of people who read it actually commented on how short it is, but I feel really comfortable that it says everything it needs.  I read my friend's essay (about 3 pages in length) and found hers to be too long.  I think that without focusing on the word limit, you can try to do too much with the essay and  not communicate as much.

Law School Admissions / Re: George Mason University - File Is Complete
« on: January 11, 2005, 01:56:51 PM »
I got the same message about a month ago. I'm very antsy now. I just wanna know.

Yeah, and if GW, Maryland, and American wanna let me know too, that would be great.

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