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Incoming 1Ls / Re: place to work before law school
« on: February 26, 2005, 05:58:36 PM »
Must be nice not to have to worry about working....

most people do!

Get a job at a law firm and see how things really work!

Incoming 1Ls / Anyone get in where the numbers said you couldn't?
« on: February 26, 2005, 05:57:32 PM »
I want to hear from anyone who got into a school with less than the 25% GPA and LSAT.  Tell your story! 

I have severe, almost ridiculous grade acceleration and am hoping someone looks past the raw numbers and sees it. (Left college in 94 with a 2.3 GPA, straight A's upon my return in 1999 leading to a 3.1 cum GPA that looks awful on my apps)


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Widener vrs Cooley vrs NOVA Southeastern Unive
« on: February 26, 2005, 01:36:36 PM »
One of the attorneys that worked for us was a Cooley grad.  Since their admissions policy isn't strict, they make the 1L year especially difficult to weed out those that shouldn't be there.  If you would like, I can email Steve and ask him to talk to you abou it.  He loves talking about law school.  Let me know.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Harvard Email Accounts
« on: February 26, 2005, 01:32:44 PM »
Harvard acceptees: You lucky bastards!    :)

In case someone hasn't told you all that you ROCK, I have now.

Anyway, I popped in to say that my former assistant is at Harvard as a 2L and I am sure she can give you some info if you would like.  Let me know.  She owes me one (I wrote her LOR.)

Anyone in Milwaukee need a job? 


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Spouses and Law School
« on: February 26, 2005, 01:27:51 PM »
Wow - great thread!

My SO is an art teacher who is currently not working as one b/c of budget cuts.  He is in a job he doesn't like and we are desperately hoping he finds a teaching job when we move for me to go to law school.  If he doesn't, it will make life even harder for us.

He has been incredibly supportive (before we even moved in together, he told me he would follow me wherever I went - except for Utah), but I worry about what's going to happen when things get really stressful.  He is a very low key, mellow artist type and I am a high key, energetic, almost hyper person.  It has worked well so far, but it bugs me that he doesn't want to discuss the odds of me getting into this school vs. that one, etc. 

Tea's post was great and I am going to show him this thread so he can see that he won't be alone.  As a matter of fact, as soon as I get accepted and make a final decision on a school, I am going to contact the school and start a group for the spouses. 

Good luck to all of you!

To return back to the original question: Yes, I am tired of hearing that law school is going to suck.  I honestly don't see how it could suck worse than working 50 hours a week and going to school part time while chairing a statewide voter reg. effort. 

Not having to work and just being able to immerse myself in something I have a passion for sounds like pure liquified JOY to me!  I can't wait! :)

Thanks for the support! Just gotta keep on truckin' toward the future!

Good luck to both of you too!

Many applications ask this question directly.  I think that the schools feel guilty for admitting so many "legacy" students in the past and are trying to let people like us in as a public service.  If you get a "thumb on the scale" for being a URM, you should certainly get one for being the first person in your family to graduate college.  I have a friend who got into a top 5 school with low LSAT for the URM, but her grandfather was a doctor, her parents both had college degrees and she has a trust fund!  She says she feels like she wouldn't have gotten in otherwise and she isn't happy about that. 

I think that it's a lot harder to go to college when your family has no clue what you are getting into and even more difficult to go to LS. 

I am sorry, but I just can't believe that so many people seem to have zero confidence in their own abilities to write a decent personal statement and that some of the ridiculous "movie script" style statements worked. 

I read some of the ones on those sites and nearly gagged. You aren't trying to get into a creative writing program, you are trying to get into law school where making assertions that you support with evidence and legal citations win cases - not bull.

Sorry, just venting.  I had no idea that getting into school was going to be another racket where those who can afford it get ahead. 

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