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Just to throw out a post to get things started...

I'm wondering about the study abroad programs at UNC-especially the semester programs.  Do students always do this as 3Ls?  Does it put you at any disadvantage (or advantage for that matter) for employment?  I'm specifically interested in the program in Mexico since that is my second language...unless there is some program they are not advertising yet in Spain :)


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at UT!
« on: August 17, 2005, 07:45:45 AM »
congrats Tegra!  I'm glad to know that you got in to one of your top choices.  Knoxville is a cool town and I'm sure you'll do great there.  good luck with the move and settling in!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Immigration law
« on: August 12, 2005, 08:40:54 AM »
Depends on what kind of immigration law you do.  I would assume (though I'm still exploring this myself) that there are many many public interest jobs that include immigration (deportation, refugee/asylee cases, etc.), and immigration is still considered a public interest type of specialization.  However, there is a corporate side to immigration, involving moving highly educated people who work for multinational companies in and out of our increasingly complex immigration system.  A highly skilled immigration attorney can do very well (there are many many general practice attorneys that include immigration on thier 'shingle' but who have no business practicing in immigration law).  Immigration specialists are also often hired as in-house counsel by multinational corporations, so you can also move out of law firm life if you want.  The bottom line is that post-9/11, changes in immigration law are happening so quickly, and the consequences for a mistake (even a filing error) are so serious, that there is certainly job security in the forseeable future for really good immigration specialists, regardless of what type of immigration law you specialize in.

Schools for immigration law?  I think you want to look for a school that is placed in an area that has a high influx of internationals (sometimes in places you wouldn't immediately doesn't have to be New York, DC, Boston, Chicago, LA, etc., though those are good places.  Southern states would be examples of dynamic demographic changes and schools are starting to respond with more immigration training).  Make sure they actually teach immigration law.  It's a good sign if they offer more than one class in immigration law as well.  Do they have immigration law as part of thier clinical programs?  Are there enough immigration law firms near that school to get hands-on experience?  I think USNWR has a list of the best schools for immigration law if you are interested in exploring further. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: unc wait list update??
« on: August 12, 2005, 08:10:16 AM »
it's not electronic...just tell me what section of property you have and I can tell you your college.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: unc wait list update??
« on: August 12, 2005, 08:05:01 AM »
I got a list of the schedule for all the three colleges, so I assume you can match up your schedule with the master list to figure out your college.

I'm still waiting to get any kind of schedule, much less find out what college I'm in.  Though I can't help thinking that it's similar to the whole Hogwarts sorting hat process :)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: unc wait list update??
« on: August 11, 2005, 01:29:55 PM »
Congrats DM (Drewmag?)!  Let me know if you need any pointers on scrambling to get everything taken care of.  I've now gotten my financial aid packet, finished immunizations, etc. etc.  I'm ready to go!  Are you going to have to move down here?! 

Tegra, any news?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Is it time to give up Hope?
« on: August 04, 2005, 01:06:29 PM »
I got off the waitlist yesterday, so yes, things are still moving.  The other poster had good advice-follow that and be prepared for anything!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: unc wait list update??
« on: August 03, 2005, 01:45:09 PM »
In-state, Dean States was the one that called, and it happened this morning.

Remember that NC state law has a pretty strict req. regarding 75% of it's entering class being in-state residents, so don't take it too personally if you are not called in this round. I think at this point they just plug people in based on residency and other factors.

Keep your chins up!

lol...Tegra, I'm at work trying to figure out how I'm going to wrap up some projects and clean things up before I start school, not to mention how and when I'm going to give notice, so no celebrating for me quite yet.  Besides, I'm still trying to figure out if I dreamed the whole thing...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: unc wait list update??
« on: August 03, 2005, 11:32:22 AM »
Somehow I knew you'd be the first to see it :)  Thanks-it's still kind of sinking in that it actually happened.  I was told there were several open spots, so keep your fingers crossed and good luck!  Keep us informed!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: unc wait list update??
« on: July 26, 2005, 10:53:16 AM »
I've sort of established an internal deadline.  I will call them on that day to ask about the status of the waitlist.  Depending on how that goes, I will make the final decision to withdraw from the waitlist, and in doing so request an appointment to discuss my application and get thier advice on how to improve it.  Then I'll reapply EARLY, as soon as the applications are available in September, and retake the LSAT in October.

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