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Law School Admissions / Finicial Aid - Married vs Single
« on: December 31, 2008, 04:11:12 PM »
Anyone have any idea if marital status makes a different in the amount of financial aid you receive?

Law School Admissions / Re: UCLA Diversity Statement / Optional Essay
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:00:04 AM »
Would you be so kind as to point me to where it says this?  Just out of curiosity. 

Law School Admissions / UCLA Diversity Statement / Optional Essay
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:48:35 PM »
Does UCLA take diversity statements / optional essay?

I haven't been able to find anything in their application instructions that says they do.  Confirm / Deny?


I don't want to jump into the debate but I want to make sure bigs knows that he continues to make grammatical mistakes, even after stating he will be more careful. I'm not trying to be mean, and I personally don't care about other people's grammar on message boards, but if you're carefully looking at your posts and still confusing to and too and it, its and it' might want to pick up a copy of grammar smart before writing your PS.
I think I'll get that book, thanks for the tip.  Even despite the fact it was more of a sarcastic statement not necessarily meant to benefit anyone. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern alumni interview
« on: October 06, 2008, 02:13:01 PM »
Do you have to have completed your application to request an interview?
No.  And I wish my assigned interviewer would get back to me.  I contacted her almost 2 weeks ago.  Even the University has contacted me asking wtf is up.

Law School Admissions / Subprime loans, part 2: The college edition
« on: October 06, 2008, 02:11:08 PM »

How concerned are you about taking on a huge amount of student loan debt?  To be honest I've had a mindset similar to the one this article portrays:  I figured it's a large amount of debt, but I'll be attending a top law school and will easily find a job in patent law making 120-160k a year.  Paying them back shouldn't be hard...

With the credit market looking so bleak, should I/you/we be more worried about taking on 100-200k in student loans?  Should I highly consider more money to somewhere like GW as apposed to sticker at a mid t14 or even low t14?

Okay, I'll be the first to bite. There's so much going around about which LR was the experimental. I had three LR sections, my first was inordinately difficult (and I don't think it had any parallel reasoning), and my second/third were relatively easy.

I don't remember what questions I had on the first section, but I'm fairly sure all three of my LR sections had 25 questions.

So, is my first section experimental? If it isn't I'm probs gonna cancel. If not, then I'll wait it out. Thoughts?
I feel the exact same way about my test.  I had 3 LR sections and the first I felt was either hard or I just choked under pressure.  The next 2 were pretty easy, much more normal.  So for the sake of both of us I hope that first LR was experimental. 

PS.  Don't cancel, most schools just take the top score anyway. 

Edit after your second post:  You sound exactly like me.  I have the exact same mindset about waiting a year to apply because I'm just so tired of the LSAT.

Law School Admissions / Lack of EC's addenda?
« on: September 12, 2008, 04:13:06 PM »
I've started filling out applications and it's a downer to see the "extracurricular, community, and professional activities" section blank.  I wasn't an active member of my university and haven't really done any volunteer work.  Does anyone do an addenda explaining why their app is so lacking in the EC department?  I imagine it would consist mainly of explanation of how it wasn't a priority as an undergrad, but I've matured and realized how much I missed out on by not being a part of the community.  Really it's what I most regret about my undergrad. 

Is it better to try and come up with some things I half participated in, or just accept the blank for what it is?  My feelings have been to just accept the blank and hope they value other aspects of my app, like 2 years of post-grad work experience. 

Why not ED anyway?  Shooting for HYS?

I would certainly have to think long and hard about HYS vs Columbia.  Also, people are always throwing around the comments that applying ED can kill your aid package.  You are in fact locked into that school, I can see why they would give you a less competitive package.  I have no idea though. 

Get your apps sent before your Oct LSAT comes back.  They'll complete as soon as scores are released.
I've heard this suggested before.  What if the LSAT score might have an effect on my apps.  I've considered applying ED to Columbia if my LSAT is a little below their average.  If I score higher I'll apply RD.  Can you alter your app once it has been submitted?  Or should I just wait?

How much of an advantage will submitted Oct 10th have over Oct 30th?

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