Looking for a school that looks past the LSAT. I was pushed into it from my adviser. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to prep much. I worked full-time in college. wanted to teach abroad, but my funding fell through. I planned to go to law school after a little time, but I decided to dive in. I really like my list of schools that I applied to and now I'm just crossing my fingers.
Any advice or tips help! The law school that is closest happens to be Widener.
I am a big fan of Pace Law as well as Capital and Cleveland Marshall.
Unfortunately I havent had a chance to visit Hamline, Franklin Pierce, New England or Pace. So if anyone can give me insight beyond the catalog's that would be awesome!
2/22/07 Requested material from the University of The District of Columbia, haven't received them yet... so no application
2/23/07 Good time in Columbus. I had an interview with an alumnus who was pretty candid.
2/25/07 Completed a Hofstra application. Threw my hat in there because its a 2nd tier school with a good reputation that looks beyond just numbers and index. I didn't like too much the 500 word statement requirement. I originally had 1000 words (2 1/2 pages) for my other applications. All schools had a page maximum instead of word maximum except for Hofstra thus far.
Applied to Drexel because they probably spent over 20 bucks just mailing me information... I don't know how I feel about it. I do live 10 mins away from the campus. But... still... I don't know.
3/5/07 Nova Southeastern sent me information in the mail. I'm considering applying to them. Also, removed University of the District of Columbia from my application pool. I will be applying to Vermont tonight. I'm really starting to get nervous about my apps out there.
3/19/07 Today Hofstra sent a letter advising me of their new interim dean of admissions. Is it a waste of postage or a good sign?
3/26/07 Drexel is lame lame lame. Their letter was also disgusting... Empty seats anyone?
3/31/07 Got a waitlist letter from Capital: "We have placed a limited number of applicants on our "waiting list," and your application is among them. Any decision to admit an applicant from our "waiting list" depends upon the competitiveness of our applicant pool and whether seats become available in our entering class." Fiddlesticks.
4/14/07 Two more waitlisted letters came today. Vermont & Hamline... 4 down 6 to go.
4/16/07 Rejected at Franklin Pierce.
4/19/07 Waitlisted at New England School of Law. Kinda disappointed on this one. I'm sending my senior thesis to the waitlist schools, if anything that will change their minds
4/25/07 A+ on senior thesis. 2 years of intense legal research and interviews. Preparing to send that out. I checked on Widener's application that I would take the June LSAT, but I had taken it in December. I called and was told that I have not been considered yet because I indicated that I planned on taking the June LSAT, but the application said nothing about it holding up a decision. Other law schools told me that they would only require a June LSAT if my current LSAT and application materials was not significant enough for admission... GRRR, so now I need to send Widener a written statement and my thesis.
04-26-07 Rejected at Hofstra... Sad Face :-(
4/30/07 Sent FedEx package containing letter of intent and Thesis to Capital in Columbus. I hope that helps with the waitlist. My thesis was an amazing piece of research and took a lot of time. Taxes and fees assessed by various government entities, including school districts, are crucial to the operation and delivery of goods and services, primarily public education, to the population. My thesis established that the collection of taxes and fees by private entities is a healthy thing for the taxing entities in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania students may face a significant decrease in resources because of delinquent taxes and a current legal conflict. The thesis sheds light on the nature of choices that government entities face when competing for essential revenue, as well as point out the judicial and legislative history involved. Research compiled over two years and opinions of four attorneys, who are authorities on this conflict, present their opinion throughout the thesis. A resolution is necessary for the fiscal health of the Pennsylvania School Districts and my thesis explains why.. Sent the same package to Widener to consider my December LSAT score and indicate my choice preference.