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Law School Admissions / Re: Do Law Schools See Just your LSDAS GPA?
« on: July 02, 2005, 05:47:59 AM »
Or do they see your transcript as it appears in its entirety?  I'm pissed b/c my four B+'s will only count 3.33 to those bastards rather than my school's 3.5. 

But how can you be pissed? The point is that the LSDAS needs to standardize everyone's GPA across the board, not send out each individual schools weird ass grading scale (my UG was strange in that we had no "-" and no "A+", but at least we were still on a 4.0 scale). That's only fair.

Law School Admissions / Re: What is LSDAS ???
« on: July 02, 2005, 05:44:32 AM »
Not only is it necessary, but when you see everything it does you'll be happy it's there. They organize the tedious parts of the application process and in the end make things much easier for you. It means that you won't, for the most part at least, need to worry about sending separate transcripts to each school (there are some schools that don't use the LSDAS for their applications/transcripts, but they are few and far between). It also means you can easily apply and track your applications online (not to mention there are several schools with auto fee waivers for an online app). It's the kind of thing that would be worth paying for even if you didn't need it. But since 90% of schools require going through LSDAS, yes, you'll need to shell out the $106.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Planning a wedding before LS
« on: June 30, 2005, 02:46:15 PM »
I just got married on June 12th. It really wasn't bad to handle along with moving and whatnot. Just make sure the larger details are taken care of in advance!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Favorite commercial
« on: June 30, 2005, 05:38:23 AM »

I really like the one that looks like it's going to be a reality show about the newlyweds living in a tiny house... that had me going! I was actually disappointed that it was a fake.

I was disappointed because I hate reality TV, but I so would have watched that.  ;D

Law School Admissions / Re: New! I have a question about law school?
« on: June 24, 2005, 11:55:57 AM »
I don't think there's any group that looks only at the GPA in your major. Otherwise everyone's would be soaring high (or at least higher than otherwise... crap, I'd have something like a 3.9, I wish!).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hofstra or NYLS for NYC law?
« on: June 23, 2005, 01:28:42 PM »

Rankings differential is negligible (if you were talking Brooklyn Law or Fordham, it would be another matter). Where to go then will depend on other factors. Do you want to live in NYC? Long Island? Let the environment guide you.

I second that. After spending a substantial amount of time looking in the area, the number one factor for schools within a marginal spread should be where you feel comfortable. If you like the city, you're obviously better off there. Hofstra isn't horrible, but housing can be somewhat tricky and it's not all the easy to get to the city (for the love of god don't try to drive, but then again, that's anytime you're headed to NYC).

Temple is never on the lists, but it should be considered. Especially if you're looking at working in asia. Their recent undergrad accreditation in the somewhat strict Japanese market means new overseas name recognition, not to mention their other overseas bases in Beijing, Italy, and a few others I can't remember right now (obviously you can see where my interest lies :P). They may not be T14, but their worth a look.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: i got an apt!
« on: June 21, 2005, 11:27:10 AM »
Watch out for that damn LIE! Come 8 am it's more of a parking lot than a road :P But hey, you're from NY, you already knew that!  ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Full Scholarship
« on: June 19, 2005, 06:40:11 AM »
I was offered full plus (they didn't say how much the plus would be) at Hofstra and full at Seton Hall and St. John's.

54k after my scholarships at Temple.

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