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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Deferring for a year
« on: June 25, 2005, 09:20:24 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, 09:06:32 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, 08:49:42 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.

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Why separate registration?
« on: June 25, 2005, 08:48:30 PM »
Why am I forced to register for the pre-law and "students and graduates" boards separately?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Versus UG Peers? Where do I find this.
« on: June 25, 2005, 08:46:29 PM »
You need to have your transcript processed before you'll be able to see the page with this analysis. 

It's probably in the regional rankings section.  What school is it?

Law School Admissions / Re: USNews Password?
« on: June 25, 2005, 08:18:32 PM »
Yes, I have access

Well, that's a useful response.

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