I visited London for a bit during the summer I was studying at Oxford... so maybe I was influenced by my experience at Oxford. London just seems huge and unmanageable, a bit like NYC which I'm not too crazy about.
Paperback - i agree. Despite being a massive city on a map, London is a small city in my mind. easy to get around once you get the basic directions down (good bus and tube system). I have to say, I didn't think I would like London at all (went purely for education) but really fell for it after I while. I was happy to get back in the states, but now I think i'd like to work there for a few years after law school (if i can ever make it happen).btw Paperback - When i was at LSE I lived at the Butlers Wharf residence.. near international house (had to talk by the damn tower every day). have you been their recently? really nice area now!
Quote from: Dustin Hoffman, Jr. on February 26, 2005, 11:29:53 PMQuote from: TradeWonk on February 26, 2005, 07:38:44 PMI still think you should do the year at LSE. Did you get into LSE Jennaye?aye!
Quote from: TradeWonk on February 26, 2005, 07:38:44 PMI still think you should do the year at LSE. Did you get into LSE Jennaye?
I still think you should do the year at LSE.
Guess what. It makes absolutely no difference. These days to get URM with certain backgrounds, generally, it takes more than being a certain ethnicity anyway. If you are a cuban american for example, you'll be needing a good story to go with it. Otherwise, if you're just a rich Cuban whose family fled Castro a while back.. no URM for you.And if you check nothing, they are going to say "look, it's a white person who wants to keep us guessing." I don't know a lot of URM's who say "just in principle I will not identify myself."I still think you should do the year at LSE. London weather is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be, and it's a great place to live for a year, and you meet some amazing people at LSE from all over the world (children of Presidents, African royalty, world-famous professors, etc. etc. etc.). It's one year during which time you can reevaluate your committment to law AND you will have an impressive MSc. And if you want to resit your LSAT they offer it over there anyway.
I've heard that LSE is very difficult to get into. Some person on xoxoth said they were rejected in spite of being a former Fullbright Scholar.
To answer the original question, I understand it's betterto say one's ethnicity than not to. I know a student who's now left Boalt but who was on the adcom, and who said that they preferred to have race and income fully filled in, even if it appeared the applicant is white and financially/socially privileged. According to her, at least this way the person was coming out with who they were and weren't hiding, which is seen as more suspect in her opinion. I thought it was interesting at the time.