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you have to admit 75% is nuts!

Well, part of what's nuts is making a public health crisis out of BMIs of 25-29, ones that are typical for some body types and ethnic groups and that can be perfectly healthy.  But yes, it's striking how little exercise people get and how poorly they eat, and these are terrible signs for us.

Yep, all the good-looking gals are over 25!    ;)

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Sure, it's three points.  You want to retake? I wouldn't. But yes, a sub-160 means no T1 acceptances and less ducats at T2s.

I disagree, you can get into a T1 with a 159. I know several people with that score who got into UF, Tulane, American, etc.

EDIT: I'm being a troll, but I just checked, 159 is UF's median.

True, but unless you're a URM it's generally unlikely.  I know. I'm the guy from last cycle with the 159 / 3.3. I got waitlisted at American (Withdrew), but didn't get into any T1s. And, the diff b/t 159/162 makes a big diff in $ from T2s.

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One of my bosses is doing a LOR for me since I've been out of school for over a year.  She's incredibly intelligent and articulate, but has never done a recommendation for anything like law school.  Anyone know if there's anywhere I can find an example of a LOR to show her so she has a better idea of what it should look like, say, or how it should start and end?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Ask her if she rather you draft it. That's what I did in your situation. Then the ball's n her court to just make "corrections."

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Sure, it's three points.  You want to retake? I wouldn't. But yes, a sub-160 means no T1 acceptances and less ducats at T2s.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Temple University Class of 2010
« on: July 19, 2007, 01:22:48 PM »
Thanks likewise. That's helpful info. How do you like working for the public defender?

So, public interest is the best most 1Ls will do. What kind of PI is available? I've heard of, but not looked into, loan reduction programs for doing public interest work. Do you know anything about this?


Philly is a PI town. Tons of opportunity.  And, Temple has an LRAP.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Temple University Class of 2010
« on: July 19, 2007, 12:04:13 PM »
I'm going as well. Moving in to the Art Museum area Aug. 1st. I'm pretty stoked. Where are ya'll living?

Mr. ______ do you have any tips about networking during the first year? Who to meet and good ways to meet them? What you can do through the career placement offices?

Well, I'm no longer nameless, at least.

Networking, networking. 

It's important, and it's how I got my summer gig (which has now been extended PT through this coming year). I think the best way to begin networking is to be affable with your fellow students and your professors. A fellow student got me in touch with the chief of a unit at the Philly Defender, which is where I'm at for the summer, for example.

More importnta than anything else is realizing that you NEVER no where the opportnity will arise and through whom. Introducing yourself to to profs and students is a good way to start. If your looking for a summer associate gig at a big firm, Temple has some wine and cheese opportunities throughout the year, which are cool--if that's your bag.

Also, Louis Thompson (Dean, Career Planning) and Maureen Olives (Director of Pub Interest?) are EXCELLENT resources. Plan to meet with Louis in December or Jan re: your summer job search for resume, cover letter, and networking advice.  Stay in touch with Maureen throughout the year by attending the MANY events she holds and introducing yourself.  If you want a summer PI gig (which is the best most 1Ls will do), Maureen's your girl.

Temple also has a snazzy automated system for interview bidding for fall OCI and 1L summer opportunities, but the vast majority of students get their gigs from networking and targeted mail. The strength of Temple's career planning services is its staff.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Ill Grades on Transcript
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:03:09 AM »
yep, sounds like a WP to me

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You'll get some money from schools ranked 30 to 50 and a ton of money from over 50s.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« on: July 18, 2007, 11:28:33 AM »

Success IS measured individually.  I'm successful if I'm happy, treat others well, have enough to get by on, make a positive impact in the world, and am well-read.

Good luck mearusring those things!

I'm sure you'll make a greater impact on the world than a billionaire ibanker who gives 75% of his fortune away.

I'll make the best impact I can, and I'll be happy with it. Quality, not quantity.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« on: July 18, 2007, 10:49:52 AM »
Proposition: Why don't we look at the utility of given majors as measured by average salary figures in the real-world marketplace?

http://www.studentsreview.com/salary_by_major.php3

Beautiful.  

"Undecided" is #2 in starting salary and #10 after ten yrs experience.
"Fine Arts" is #5 in starting salary and #17 after 10 years.
"Interior Design" and "Athletics" are in the top ten after 10 years experience.
"Chem Eng" is #18 and #25; "Mech Eng" is 24 and 27; "Elec Eng" is 30 and 29' "Comp Sci" is 23 and 28.

Well, even if this thing were accurate, which clearly it's not, it doesn't matter.

Success IS measured individually.  I'm successful if I'm happy, treat others well, have enough to get by on, make a positive impact in the world, and am well-read.

Good luck mearusring those things!

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