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Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Miracles??
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:32:41 AM »
What's your GPA?

Law School Admissions / Re: good list for applying for fall 2006
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:32:13 AM »
To clarify, I don't think there's anything wrong with the list.  If you apply early enough, you might get Fordham or GW.  I'm just wondering where you want to work, because that would help narrow your focus.

It's always fun to see TTT students get defensive about rankings.  Nevertheless, I just wanted to correct the obviously false claim that the ASU grad was working in NYC biglaw, which she clearly is not, in case anyone got the impression that NYC biglaw firms would a) pay an associate so little or b) pay different salaries to associates based on where they went to school. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Need Advice
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:05:07 AM »
You could definitely get into a T14 with those numbers.  The fact that you took the LSAT again makes it pretty clear that you don't want UCLA or UT, so just apply again next year.

Law School Admissions / Re: good list for applying for fall 2006
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:02:06 AM »
Where do you want to work?  You won't get into GULC and GW, but you have a shot at American if you want to work in DC.  If you want NYC, you won't get into Fordham but you should be able to get Cardozo and Brooklyn.

Until you know what your numbers are, don't worry about specific schools.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Deferring for a year
« on: June 25, 2005, 10:20:24 PM »
Since you appear to have decided on GW, ask them what their policy is, or see if the admitted student pages have any information on it.  Generally, I think schools that are more strict would want you have a contract something like Teach for America, or another 1 or 2 year program.

Law School Admissions / Re: death in family
« on: June 25, 2005, 10:06:32 PM »
Some schools give you a hard time if you want to defer, or at least claim that they do.  Michigan claims, on the admitted student page, that getting a deferral is more difficult than being accepted.  Some schools, I seem to recall that NYU was one, though I don't remember, don't let you defer at all except in extrordinary circumstances.  But a lot of schools, like Columbia or UVa, pretty much let anyone defer as long as you notify them by some date.

LSDAS is much more convenient.  Some of the info here is misleading.  For one thing, most of the time, the system will know which schools have granted you a fee waiver and you won't have to pay.  And it doesn't take any longer for the applications to get to the schools.  Some schools, notably Chicago, do not request score reports as soon as they get the application, but instead wait and request reports in bunches.  This has nothing to do with how the applications were transmitted.

Law School Admissions / Re: Low LSAT score
« on: June 25, 2005, 09:49:42 PM »
Both of those schools will ding you.  Take the LSAT over again and beg in an addendum that they disregard your initial score.  Honestly, how could you do that badly?  Most schools will average the scores, but if there is a significant difference (typically 10 or more points), then some will take the higher score.  Northwestern, I'm pretty sure, will always take the higer score.  In any event, you absolutely need to take the October LSAT and you should probably try studying or something this time.

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