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Roger Williams / One Student's Perspective
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:19:15 PM »
I recently checked out this board for this first time in a while and was a little disturbed at some of the posts. I want to offer my perspective on RWU Law. I am a rising 2L and a RI native. RWU was the only school I applied to for a couple reasons: (1) I didn't want to leave RI and (2) I had a lot of loans from undergrad and figured I had a good shot at getting a scholarship. I went to an Ivy undergrad and wasn't sure what to expect from RWU. I've talked to many alumni and from what I can tell, the school has made tremendous strides in the last decade. I love it here. I did well last year, so that may explain at least part of my positive outlook, but I can tell you that the vast majority of my classmates also enjoy both the academic experience and the community at RWU. My professors were all fantastic and supportive. For the most part, my classmates are hardworking, smart, nice people. I don't know what my experience would have been like elsewhere, but I am very happy here.

Of course, anyone who applies to law school needs to carefully think about their career goals and their financial situation. It made a lot of sense for me to go to RWU notwithstanding its low rank because I know I want to practice in Rhode Island. Also, I'd like to work for the government in some capacity, and I didn't want to take out loans to get a degree from a 'better' school.

Anyway, consider your source when reading posts about RWU. It's up to you to decide if the perspective of a disgruntled alum or a satisfied current student should weigh more heavily in your decision making. If anyone has any questions about RWU Law, feel free to message me.

Roger Williams / Roger Williams FinAid
« on: June 29, 2005, 08:31:09 AM »
Can anyone tell me anything about Roger Williams' finaid habits, generosity of scholarships, etc.? I am not too worried about getting accepted but I would need almost a full ride to attend. I don't have complete stats since I just finished my sophomore year, but I expect it will be 3.5/165 from an Ivy. Any info on what my chances at a scholarship might be is appreciated. Thanks.

Law School Admissions / Deferring and retaining scholarship $
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:10:05 PM »
If a school offers you significant scholarship money- let's say a half to full tuition scholarship- will they generally allow you to defer admission for one year and retain that scholarship offer, or do things have to be renegotiated? Thanks.

Law School Admissions / Pre-law advisor leaving...
« on: February 09, 2007, 11:07:13 AM »
I went to see the pre-law advisor at my school a few times before (once a year). Apparently now he's leaving...he'll stay on til the end of the semester and then they will split his duties among several deans.

I'll be working on apps this summer and applying in the fall... is this bad news for me or is it not going to matter much?

Studying for the LSAT / Attn: Personal LSAT Jesus
« on: October 20, 2006, 10:48:51 PM »
We got the same score... makes me feel a little bit better knowing I'm on equal footing with the Son of God :)

Studying for the LSAT / your exact target score
« on: October 20, 2006, 10:40:59 PM »
anybody else get their exact target score...?

Studying for the LSAT / missing pages in LR bible
« on: July 09, 2006, 08:49:59 PM »
If anyone can help me out... I am missing chapter 11 of the Logical Reasoning Bible. PM me? Thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Another LSAT study plan Q...
« on: May 11, 2006, 08:18:24 PM »
I will be away for the summer, coming back in the middle of August. I am planning on studying on my own over the summer with practice test and powerscore books. For a couple of reasons, one being money, the other being I have an EC I can't miss on Mondays and Thursdays, I am not planning on taking a course. Am I going to regret this? I know this is a ridiculous question...but I had to ask.

Law School Admissions / Prestige v. price- thoughts?
« on: May 11, 2006, 07:36:16 PM »
I would love to hear anyone's thoughts on this topic- whether law school is only 'worth it' if you go to a top or near-top school, or whether if you can get a free ride (almost) anywhere, take it, or whether it really depends on your career goals. I am going to be facing this question when I apply to LS and I would like to know what other people have decided or thought about.

Law School Admissions / Really need advice
« on: February 16, 2006, 06:45:12 AM »
I decided recently that instead of going straight to LS after senior year, I am going to take a year or two off. I recently signed up for the June LSAT, figuring I would get it over with. I took a practice test about two weeks ago and I want to raise my score about 10 points. I'm realizing now, however, just how hard it is going to be for me to squeeze in practice time, with classses, a job, community service, and other stuff I'm involved in. I signed up so early because I will be in DC this summer and wanted a good test center, but right now I'm thinking I should hold off until at least October, if not after graduation. I think I would have much more time to study over the summer. I think I thought that taking the LSAT in my junior year would be evidence that I wanted to go to LS even though I took time off.... is this even a big deal at all? Do you guys think I should hold off? Oh, I would like to avoid taking a course, especially if I take it in June. Thanks!

Also, I get the impression that if I didn't want to take the test in June, I could only get a partial refund from LSAC. Am I right?

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