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Transferring / transfer from Michigan to Chicago
« on: May 01, 2007, 09:10:44 PM »
What grade and percentage do I need? Will top 30% be sufficient?

I hope to send it tomorrow. Anyone???

Thanks a lot!

Law School Admissions / How to address a letter of continuing interest
« on: April 04, 2007, 02:49:46 PM »
I am about to send a letter of continuing interest to Northwestern.

Should I put "To whom it may concern", or "Dear ** officers"? Also, how to start the letter? Is it like "My name is *** and I was on hold at *** school. In this letter I want to ****"?

Thanks a lot.

I won't have any income for 07-08. My spouse has an annual income of 65,000, but we will be maintaining seperate households in different places.

We don't have much assets (no mortgage, saving < 15,000).

The school sends me an award letter which basically says that I am not eligible for ANY grant or loans. Isn't that absurd? I am very very surprised. I won't have any money to pay the hefty 58,000 dollars obviously.

Can it be something wrong with my Need Access form? What should I do?

Law School Admissions / From FT to PT
« on: January 21, 2007, 11:31:44 AM »
Can that be done quite easily? I am applying for full time. If they accept me, can I change to PT later?

Law School Admissions / What the @#!* with LSDAS/JDCAS
« on: January 15, 2007, 01:13:59 PM »
I had my foreign transcript processed at LSDAS/JDCAS in last November. LSAC people told me the processed transcript, together with JDCAS report, is going to be sent with the LSDAS report. So I didn't bother to send to each school.

However, today I received two emails from schools that they never received my foreign transcripts at all (they did receive the LSDAS reports last December). One of them asked me to have it evaluated!

Are the LSAC people nuts? What did they do to the reports? They are killing me!

Studying for the LSAT / Does Virginia take the higher score?
« on: December 18, 2006, 06:32:11 PM »
On their website they say:

"What is your policy on multiple LSAT scores?
Multiple LSAT scores will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We do not automatically use the average, the highest, or the most recent score, but will evaluate any information provided by the applicant that may be relevant to the interpretation of test results, such as illness, testing conditions, or other extenuating circumstances. The recent change to the ABA rule regarding multiple test scores affects only how we report the LSAT score of an applicant who took the LSAT more than once. The old rule required that law schools report the average of multiple scores; the revised rule now asks law schools to report the higher of multiple scores.  The ABA rule does not now, nor did it ever, tell law schools to rely on one score over another in making admissions decisions, but rather encourages schools to look comprehensively at all information presented in an application for admission. That practice has not changed."

What does that mean?

basically says the lower score (-7 from the second one) is because:

(1) teeth problem (2 root canals and 10 other fixes during the month before the test), silk (spitting blood, nose and throat problem, emergency room etc)

(2) test center problem (wrong center address in the admission ticket, can't find the center because of that, the center location was changed and notified the night before the test), which causes me a lot of anxiety and even a big fight with hubby right before the test.

(3) extremely heavy work and study load.

(4) The low score is because I misread a condition in games (which causes me 5 - 6 points)

All these are real things happened to me. But I feel it is way too long for the adcomms to digest. Which is/are the most legitimate reason/reasons for the underperformance among these conditions?

Analyzing these issues has become such an intriguing experience that I am hoping the study of law will bring me to a fuller understanding.

Should it be "bring to me" or "bring me to". I think I used "bring to me" for all the applications sent, but now is seriously considering that could kill me. So I am changing to "bring me to". Any thoughts?

Law School Admissions / Weird Northwestern Site
« on: December 13, 2006, 09:26:47 AM »
I sent the report Nov 29 and their site said they received it Dec 1 electronically.

But yesterday, they changed to "received it electronically on Dec 11" (because another letter came in). And my status is changed to incomplete. (!)

Isn't that they only need one reference letter? I thought I should be complete at this time (to meet the 15th EA deadline), but it seems extremely hard now.

I have done the interview on campus Nov 16, but they sent an email friday telling me that the only missing part is the interview report.

Isn't it weird? I am so frustrated ...

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