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What great news, inthe sun! I'm so happy for you! You so deserved this!
To answer the question: I think visiting makes a big difference. Even if no-one is there to see you (which I think is rarely the case) you can say in an addendum that you sat in on X's class etc, that yo ukinow aabout the school, and I think that shows initiative and tells a school it really is one of your first choices. Of course, if you can't visit you can't visit. I'm by no means saying visiting is the only way. But if you can, you should. I know that visiting helped me a lot with Boalt.

Black Law Students / Re: Terrorist Attack in London
« on: July 07, 2005, 06:00:50 AM »
It has been confirmed that AlQ is responsible. I don't have words to express the panick here. My office is in Moorgate, where one of the first explosions occurred. We can see police blocking out the area from our windows. Scary that they are blocking out where you are! I can't believe this has happened. We're lucky that noone in our firm has been injured, but what about the others?
There is, of course, no excuse for this behaviuor. But how can you reason with an organisation whose whole value system is completely in contrast with yours? Since they don't value human life, I just don't see what form of punishment could be on inflicted on them, even if the people responsible were caught.

not really possible in an office, but thanks!

We don't have cumulative GPAs in the UKso there are generally exams at the very end of a degree, and we get a result for the whole thinga month or so later. Pressure!
I'm waiting for my results, which should come out on Friday.
I keep going through things in my mind and on paper, writing down estimated resulrs and calculating averages... it's driving me absolutely mad!
So my question is: how do I get my mind off it? How to not dissect everything I did and fret?
I'm doing a biglaw internship and I just can't concentrate!
Help, please!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How long to kick the LSD habit?
« on: June 26, 2005, 04:29:39 PM »
ignore them! people can be mean... only you know who you are and what extras you could offer. ~Check out some miracle acceptances threads - they'll cheer you up! I'm a miracle acceptee myself. I was very strategic about my app. I visited, talked to a lot opf people, ran the extra mile to truly tailor my application. I had a seriously lacking lsat score but high gpa and extras I thought might be of interest to the school. Yet if I'd asked around on this board before applying I'm pretty sure I'd have received a unanimous 'no'. But I knew if it was worth the risk opf applying, and only you can be a judge of that for yourself and Cornell. I say go for it. Or if you decide not to, that you ensure no-one else has dissuaded you but yourself. Good luck. And great avatar! the best!

My mom lives in a different country from me because of her job. I have not lived with her since i was six. I can't say it has always been easy - she missed out on so much, but I have never resented her. In fact, I respect her. She is an amazing professional at the top of her field. I am and have always been very close to her, we speak for hours on the phone and I'm flying over to see her soon. I was fortunate, like Jacy, to have an amazing, warm and loving father. But my relationship with my mother is also great. I think your child will understand in later years what a sacrifice you have made. I know how hard it must be - I dsaw how hard it was for my mother. But I really believe that it will be just fine. Good luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How long to kick the LSD habit?
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:20:55 PM »
you'll get your life back once the stuff posted here becomes less relevant, which is normally when you know where you are going or are there. Until then, this site will be a fantastic resource... you have quite a while to go... sending apps in etc etc. But that's the fun part! :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Deferring for a year
« on: June 26, 2005, 06:42:51 AM »
I just said I wanted an extra year to prepare my move from the UK and to get another qualification. Boalt immediately said that that was fine.

Languages are an IMMENSE asset in biglaw, I just don't see how you can deny this. But only languages to a huigh level - a level at which yoiu can use them in work, comfortably and competently. Chances are, if she learnt 6 languages in 2 years, she will not be on a high enough level in any of them. Even if she were, the same goes for lanmguages at the hiring stage as do ECs in the law school application stage - they are extras that might help one 'swing it' if he/she is otherwise equal to other candidates. It is not an extra that is ever likely to 'make up' for other aspects of the package. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT prep in London?
« on: June 19, 2005, 04:50:55 AM »
Yes, I was granted an exemption because I cancelled twice and then took it the third time and didn't score what I'd hoped to. There was a testing irregularity the first time, I was nervous the second. Not great excuses, I know, but I just called Boalt and explained that I come from England and am not used to standardised testing etc. I figured I had nothing to lose. The only way to be granted an exemption is through a law school. This normally happens if you last score is too old for the school (say, they want a score less than four or three years old). But a school can get LSAC to allow you to take the test again for other reasons if it believes you should get another chance/if you convince them you really could score higher, and this is what happened with me. I was really very fortunate. So all I can recommend is to contact law schools and ask them to appeal to LSAC on your behalf./ Good luck! 

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