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Law School Applications / Re: outside grants and scholarships
« on: February 11, 2006, 02:08:09 PM »
Hey Sancho,

Just a heads up, findaid and fastweb are the same for scholarship info now.  Get ready to answer ALOT of questions and "no" to all the sponsor offers embedded into their application.

Same with Salliemae.

collegenet did not have that problem, unfortunately asks so few questions that you get alot of hits for stuff you don't qualify for.

I didn't seem to qualify for anything found on freschoinfo.  Seems like the site is mostly for Undergraduate programs.

Work for the money i guess!

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Law School Applications / outside grants and scholarships
« on: February 11, 2006, 12:12:51 PM »
Anyone know of any?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Miracle Acceptance
« on: February 08, 2006, 08:11:48 AM »
It is a valid question.  Basically the OP is asking whether he has a shot in hell for those schools with his calculated GPA and LSAT.  Although if that is what you are determining, you are better off looking at the applied/admitted ratios for your numbers off of the LSAC website for each school.

Those admitted at the lower side probably are due to a number of things, usually more than one.
Great GPA trend
number of years between UG and current cycle
large LSAT split
Amazing work experience
Great PS
Rich Daddy alumni
and yes, URM status
Plus a number of other things

If you don't fall into one of those categories and are relying on your numbers alone, the 20% is probably not reality for you.

But to answer your question, less than 10% chance, not a URM, but work experience, lsat split and other things.

Best of luck.

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I wouldn't say there is nothing to worry about.  But comparing you to someone with slightly higher numbers, I would say the grade trend would play in your favor.  Applying earlier would have helped greatly.  I would go ahead and write that addendum if you haven't already, most schools will take it even after you are complete.

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Hey Zim,

Could you clarify what you are asking?  If you took college classes during high school and did badly, addcoms will see it.  IMHO an addendum, although not necessary, couldn't hurt.

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Hey Q of Miami,

I would say a addendum about being in a harder school is a terrible idea.  Law school will be harder than UG and addcoms will see this as an indication of you failing in law school. 

If you were to write an addendum, I would spin it as adjusting to a new school instead.  Especially if there is an upward trend.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on U of Minnesota anyone?
« on: January 31, 2006, 10:36:12 PM »
I like what I hear from the school and I like what I am hearing about it (or maybe it is just odaiko's hypnotic banana shaped man on a segway again).  The lack of a good transit system is going to kind of suck.  So glad not to have a car anymore. 

I don't suppose anyone knows how hard it is to establish residency?

I would imagine being a top 20 school would give it some national portability.  Although with a population of 2.8m, I don't know why there would not be much of a legal market.

Thanks for everyone's input.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on U of Minnesota anyone?
« on: January 30, 2006, 11:08:13 PM »
So there isn't a good subway/transit system?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Thoughts on U of Minnesota anyone?
« on: January 30, 2006, 10:15:15 PM »
Yeah, it was a top choice for me.  Although I feel as though I just don't know enough about any school until you actually go there.

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Where should I go next fall? / Thoughts on U of Minnesota anyone?
« on: January 30, 2006, 10:09:08 PM »
Just wondering what people think of the school.  It seems to have a strong dedication to public interest, which I like.

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