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I also don't know too much about Jacksonville.   I have only driven through it on my way to Tampa.  I was wondering how the arrea was in comparison to Tampa-St. pete, and Clearwater.  I guess the scholarship is a little enticing and that actually made me wonder. 

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Where should I go next fall? / need opinion on stetson vs. florida coastal
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:30:41 PM »
If your goal is to work in a medium sized law firm in Florida,  and Florida Coastal offers a 10k/year scholarship, would it be worth moving to Jacksonville?  Or just pay the full tuition at Stetson?  I can commute to Stetson, but Fl Coastal will require me to move away from my family and rent a studio or get a roommate while my husband maintains the mortgage and expenses on the house. in Tampa.  Tuition at both schools are about the same except the tuition at Fl Coastal is less once the scholarship is factored in. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Applying via Paper... how do you get reports?
« on: November 02, 2005, 10:30:54 AM »
I sent paper apps because I have a Mac and LSDAS wasn't ready with the Mac version.  You need to order your reports from LSAC for the number of apps you are sending in.  I ordered them when I first registered for the LSAT.  It was $2 cheaper per report back then.  As soon as the school receives your app and fee, they request a report. If your LOR's and transcripts are alreayd processed,  LSAC/LSDAS turnaround time for reports right now is one day fromthe day they receive a request.  Then they send the report to the school.  Supposedly it can take about 8 days of they mail the report to the LS via snail mail, but in another post someone said that some schools request rush delivery. 
So if you know u are applying to 10 schools, go and pay for the 10 reports now.  Othersise, it will be a pain to go back every time to LSAC/LSADAS to order reports one at a time.

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So hopefully a letter of admit/deny/waitlist will arrive shortly????  I hope so.. I can't focus at work for the life of me. 

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I was surprised that the report was requested so early.

Question for you:

Did you apply via LSAC or the school specific website?

I mailed the app via snail mail (first class) on the 13th.  They had received it a few days later and requested my report on Monday the 24th according to LSAC.  LSAC sent it out on Tuesday the 25th.  My app was complete, I finished undergrad years ago, so no waiting on a degree, al transcripts and LOR's were sent in by July, 2005.  Pretty much I guess there was nothing else for me to do and I guess the school is already evaluating apps per their rolling admissions guidelines. 
   

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Thanks!  I was really curious because I sent my app and within a few days they request the report.  The very next day after the request, the report is sent.  This school has not sent me any confirmation of receipt of my app nor cahsed my check.  I had to call them to find out if they even received it (which they did).  I was surprised that the report was requested so early. Luckily, my LSDAS info is complete as far as LOR's and transcripts. 

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If a school has requested the academic summary report from LSAC, and they sent it out today, how long will it take until it arrives at the school?  Are they emailing it as an attachment, or is it via snail mail?  If a school is requesting a report now, does it mean that they are going to make a decision in the next few weeks?

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I checked the box "Asian/Pacific islander".  Tired of fighting for our own box.  Besides, you can always touch upon the fact that you are Indian in your PS or Diversity Statement. 

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Law School Applications / Re: who's not applying to 10 or more schools??
« on: October 26, 2005, 03:09:54 PM »
Only two schools -one was a free app (aiver) and the other one is nearby.  After much thought, idecided i really don't want to wast the time, energy, or money to apply to schools I don't want to attend.  All the fee waivers mean nothing if they are not from schools you want to attend.  If I don't get in this cycle, i will retake the LSAT and reapply next year.  I have time:)

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Day Care When You Start Law School?
« on: October 25, 2005, 02:57:39 PM »
I will have to put my child in daycare when I start law school as well.  he has been in a home daycare environment but he will be in a real school next year at age 2.  The school is allowing me to send him half-time whereas the home daycare wont unless I find another child to take the rest of the time.  All change is going to create some stress/anxiety.  I think the parents are the ones who worry more and freak out the child.  I used to work with preK children and the kids who were the most dramatic ironically had the clingiest parents.  The ones who would try to linger and stay instead of just giving a quick hug and a wave before leaving.  I really would not worry about your child starting school.  ust make sure it is an "open-door" policy school where ongoing communication is encouraged.   Take the time now to find the right school.  Once you find the right place, you won't worry. 

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