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Law School Applications / Re: This addendum worth the risk?
« on: January 23, 2006, 10:41:30 PM »
Yeah, that stuck out for me too.  Thought arguing a new focus on law school and calling it extracurricular might somewhat ameliorate it.

I agree though, if you have two people who thought that, you have to believe that an adcom might think it also.  Spin it or determine if it better to draw attention to it at all.

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Law School Applications / Re: This addendum worth the risk?
« on: January 23, 2006, 10:24:25 PM »
Make sure you heed Richdogs's advice.  It should always end as a positive note, walking away with making you as a bettter person for it.  Something like the financial constraints made Undergrad tougher but you still managed a decent GPA and time for your extracuriculars.  With that burden liften and a focus on law school, you know you will excel.

Best of luck.

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Law School Applications / Re: Who applied in Dec. and has heard back?
« on: January 23, 2006, 10:09:11 PM »
Ah here is the thread!  Didn't think it would get that many replies and would be buried in newer posts.  I guess that means I am not the only pissed/disappointed when envelopes in the mail are just credit card offers.   :'(

Still sitting on two responses and not realistically expecting more anytime soon.

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Law School Applications / Re: LORs ... How Important Are They?
« on: January 23, 2006, 09:44:44 PM »
Hey Queen of M,

Don't worry too much about buddying up to your professors.  Honestly, knowing them well is what separates a really good LOR from a decent LOR, but if your numbers are going to get you where you want to go decent ones will be fine.

As for getting one from a professor you had little contact with, it happens all the time.  Most undergrad student/faculty ratio makes this a good possiblity and Profs realize this.  Just ask a prof. in your major's department (it is in their benefit that you do well) and supply them with your resume, personal statement, samples of your classwork, and anything else they would find helpful.  As I guess this will be your first contact working with them, make a good impression and give them all the necessary details and, as the Ivan stressed, plenty of time.

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Law School Applications / Who applied in Dec. and has heard back?
« on: January 22, 2006, 09:21:54 PM »
I am just curious.  I think I am in the grey area so either it might take a while or it was due to the holiday break or both.  I have heard back from 2 schools so far.

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Law School Applications / how is scholarship money usually offered?
« on: January 14, 2006, 12:36:38 PM »
Is it in the acceptance letter?

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Law School Applications / Re: Harder Courseload or Higher GPA??
« on: January 09, 2006, 09:25:10 PM »
Definitely take classes you are interested in. 

If that doesn't adequately answer your question, take classes that you will get good grades in, but doesn't make it obvious you are doing that.  Drawing 101 and weightlighting 100 are a bad idea to boost your grades.

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But if I do, it'll be like I just submited an application?  Not sure if the set back in the rolling addmissions would be worth it.

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Has anyone tried sending in the optional essay after submitting the application?  I chose to apply earlier as oppose to squeezing out a bad essay.  Although now that I am sitting and waiting, I thought aboutiing attempting one.  If they do take it, will my application be moved back to the bottom of the pile?

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Didn't even notice the LSN link.  You got in while someone else with similar numbers but not a higher score got deferred.  This lends credibility to GTs stance.

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