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Law School Admissions / Re: Drexel Application
« on: October 20, 2005, 12:18:57 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 Admissions / Re: Is this an off chance, a miracle really?
« on: October 15, 2005, 08:08:07 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 Admissions / ? for those using snail mail
« on: October 12, 2005, 08:37:52 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?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Florida State University
« on: October 06, 2005, 06:44:11 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.   

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 Admissions / Re: Things I wish I knew as an undergrad
« on: August 30, 2005, 12:38:43 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. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Addendum for D?
« on: August 30, 2005, 12:30:33 PM »
One D in the whole scheme of things is not going to kill you.  It is the whole picture that matters...GPA/LSAT.  I would definitely not take this prof's class again to prove anything.  If she was not understanding before, i don't think she is going to be a good rec.  You want to pick recommenders who will definitely help you, not possible help you.  You don't write addendums for one single grade.  Addendulms are more appropriate for something like one poor semester because you were in and out of the hospital or your mom was deathly ill.  If your GPA )overall) is decent, I would move on and get someone else to write your rec,  Don't waste time with this prof and I wouldn't take another class with her again.   

In my entire life I have only met two attorneys of Indian descent-one was an immigraton attorney and the other was a friend of mine five years my senior.  I rarely see any Indian attorneys in FL.  So how can people say Indians aren't URM?  I see white, hispanic  and black attorneys way more often than asians. 

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