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This comes from Syracuse University application.  I called them and asked them to check.

Have you ever been arrested, charged with, convicted of, plead guilty to, or are you currently under indictment for any violation of law other than minor traffic violations? Note: Although a conviction may have been expunged from your record by an order of the court, it nevertheless should be disclosed in answer to this question. Misrepresentation may result in administrative sanctions.Refer to the certification statement in the catalog.

They told me traffic court was not important to them, unless it was a DUI.  Otherwise, traffic violations were okay. 

Most law schools do not care about traffic violations.  Some schools, like Washinton and Lee want every thing, even traffic court issues.  I wouldn't worry, its just a traffic ticket.  But go back and check your apps to see if they care about traffic tickets, and if they do send a letter explaining it.

I am like you, I still have some schools to hear from but I am not hopeful.  But I am seriously considering going to Dickinson.  I will be visiting next week actually.  I personally think everyone on this board has blown the duel campus idea way out of proportion.  It has a great regional reputation, and I have lived in small towns and you get used to it.  They actually have a charm after a while.  And Harrisburg is only 20 minutes away, come on.  So don't worry, everything is fine.  And just be excited!

This is my big week as well.  I hope to hear from some people at least.  I only have one place to choose from so far!  I am sure my roommate is going nuts, i run out to the mailbox everyday just after the mailman leaves.  Good luck to everyone!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State - Dickinson
« on: March 13, 2005, 08:09:11 AM »
I don't think they care so much about GPA, i got in with 159/2.90.  But i also have two undergraduate degrees.  There first deadline for a deposit is April 11th.  Usually schools will send out more acceptances or rejections after that date because they have a better idea of who is coming and who is not.  So those of you who haven't heard, might have to wait till then.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Liberty U Rocks!
« on: March 13, 2005, 12:30:10 AM »
Well I am a Christian, and I can honestly say that I would not go to Liberty even if paid.  I grew up 30 minutes from Liberty, and I had friends who attended.  While some thought it was okay, I had two friends who had to leave due to harrassment.  Apparently once her fellow students found out she tolerated homosexuals it was all over.  I can respect the fact that they are trying to build a University with character and produce outstanding citizens.  Having seen what the university is capable of, i advice anyone to stay away.

Yeah I had the same thing last year when i applied.  I was accepted last year, but chose graduate school for a year.  And this year when i reapplied, I have the same number as last year.  It is just a way to keep track of people.

Law School Admissions / Re: Third Tier Law schools aren't bad
« on: March 12, 2005, 10:44:20 AM »
The one thing you have to remember about rankings is that they can be easily manipulated by a school.  And increase in apps, more alumni giving and reputation based can all be misleading.  For instance, the University of Memphis has a great reputation within the state of Tennessee.  They have a great bar passing rate and placement rate.  And yet it is ranked lower because it has fewer apps than UTK, since Memphis is a hell hole (in my opinion) and therefore a less selective pool of apps to choose from.  In addition, all judges and lawyers have heard of the big schools.  If a judge or attorney (say from NY) doesn't know much about a regional school, they get a worse reputation score even if the school has a great rep locally.  I was recently talking to an attorney friend of the family, and while he freely admits your Yales and Harvards are great school that will yield you a jobs, the lower "ranked" schools can still yield you fanatastic jobs in life and great opportunities.   He keeps pushing me to rememer that grades, rank and contacts will mean much more than I realize right now.  So go where you feel comfortable, feel happy and affordable...don't get all caught up in rankings.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Financial Aid Letter From Syracuse
« on: March 11, 2005, 10:20:39 PM »
I got the same from Syracuse.  I haven't gotten in yet.  I think I will though.  I was accepted by them once before, but chose to go to graduate school first.  I have a problem sending in my W2s and 1040s to a place I haven't been accepted to yet.  I think it is a bit much to ask for.

You can do far worse then living in Lexington.  I am from the area just south of there, and it is a great little old southern town in the valley.  Roanoke is an hour away, and harrisonburg is an hour away.  Both have shopping and other things.  But believe me, Lexington is beautiful.  And cheap!  A lot cheaper than Williamsburg. 

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