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But what about the schools that are asking the question and it is not optional?  I was filling out an app to school #1 and they asked it (it was NOT optional).  I put down the two other schools.  Then after I submit, I get two fee waivers and I think, "What the heck".  Now am I supposed to contact school #1 and send an updated list? 

Law School Applications / Re: Drexel Application
« on: October 20, 2005, 09:57:46 PM »
I just read that article.  I think they will change their mind down the road.  That statement was probably made so the higher achieving students might actually consider attending Drexel.  My guess is that everyone with those numbers will be offered some merit scholarship.  just my guess.  There are too many other law schools within close proximity with better reps and a history of placing their grads, so they will have lots of competition.  Besides, the co-op program can't give a student a salary AND school credit at the same time.  That would hurt my wallet when these summer associated from teh other schools are pulling in some money and all I get is school credit.

Law School Applications / Re: Drexel Application
« on: October 20, 2005, 02:18:57 PM »
Maybe right now they are more concerned about having a good mean GPA and LSAT, so they can be taken seriously. 

If I mailed out my app today with PS and fee via snail mail, Stetson would recieve it by Wed the 19th.  My LOR's and LSAT were completed over the summer.  Does anyone know what to expect as far as how long before I go complete and, how long for them to make a decision since I am early?

Law School Applications / Re: Is this an off chance, a miracle really?
« on: October 15, 2005, 10:08:07 PM »
You can see if u can defer graduating at least another semester, take some more classes (ones u think u can get an A in), build an excellent repoire with the profs.  Your overall GPA will go up and you can get those recommendations.  Once u get that degree, there is nothing u can do to change your undergrad cum GPA.  Also mention the car accident issues in the addendum if possible. 

Law School Applications / ? for those using snail mail
« on: October 12, 2005, 10:37:52 PM »
For those old-fashioned types who are actually mailing in their apps, do you send it certified, delivery confirmation, or just plain old first class mail?  I would think plain old first class postage would be enough, but is anyone out there doing more than that to ensure the school recieves the app?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida State University
« on: October 06, 2005, 08:44:11 AM »
Maybe having the 3.8 GPA and WE makes a difference when u apply with a 151.  Just a thought.  I am sure if you had a 2.9 and a 151, it would be a different story.

I think there is some difference when a man returns to school versus a woman.  Unfortunately, society still looks at the woman/mother to take care of kids, do housework etc.  Some of the PT male students with families  have told me it is very doable and that their wives are extremely supportive.  When they get home after school and work, they study and the wife will take care of all the home issues with reaisng kids and other chores.  The women I have met have told me stories of trying to balance it all, and one woman said that things just get neglected and her family has had to sacrifice such as her 10 year old learning to do his own laundry and make some of his own meals because she could not do it working FT and law school PT. 
I am contemplating working PT and school PT just to have some time with family. CHildren will have to be in daycare or school FT.  I will use that time to study.  Don't know what to do about chores and things yet.   

Minority Topics / Re: Indians in Law School, WHERE?!
« on: September 12, 2005, 09:37:37 AM »
Temple University in Philadelphia -tons of Indians there!  There are other schools in the city with sizeable Indian population such as Penn, Drexel, etc.

Law School Applications / Re: Things I wish I knew as an undergrad
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:38:43 PM »
I wish I majored in something I was good at or easy for me to get my GPA up with less effort.  I would have had less extracurriculars and focus on one or two that did not take up so much time.  I wish I didn't wait until the last minute to study for finals, and I wihs I didn't stress out about graduating "on time".  I would have liked to have taken more electives, worked out more, and savved my money.  College was the best for me but there are a few things such as the above that I would have doen differently.  I am glad that I made the friends I made, developed and maintained these friends over the years and learned about other cultures and experienced living in a more urban environment. 
One importatnt lesson is thatlots of the things u think are soooo important in undergrad become more trivial as the years pass. 

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