Law School Application Evaluations

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lawyerwannabe
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Law School Application Evaluations

Postby lawyerwannabe » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:10 pm

I was about to send my LOR forms to my recommendors and couldn't help but notice that LSAT added an evaluation thing. I am not planning on participating but, when I called LSAC, they said that some schools may require it.

Anyone have a rundown on what schools require it? Schools that strongly prefer that you participate?

Thanks.

MagnumLifeStyle
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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby MagnumLifeStyle » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:17 pm

I just got the email too. The email didn't really specifiy if the Evaluation Service is required. Did LSAC say it was optional?

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acrossthelake
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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:40 pm

So far for the schools I'm looking at...

None Required:
UChicago
Duke
UPenn

None Accepted:
Columbia
UVa


ETA: I'm guessing that UChicago, Duke, and UPenn aren't going to read them even if you send them in. So. I'm not going to do it.

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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby JLR » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:46 pm

Albany - required

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Deuce
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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby Deuce » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:48 pm

JLR wrote:Albany - required


lulz?

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Barbie
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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby Barbie » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:58 pm

Of the few apps I have active:

UF- None Accepted
Miami- None Required
Ole Miss- None Required
Tulane- None Required

lawyerwannabe
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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby lawyerwannabe » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:18 pm

While I do not anticipate this happening, it would be annoying for anyone of the schools I am applying to have the evaluation thing required (especially since many of their applications are not even available yet to check).

Harvard = ?
Columbia = None accepted
Chicago = None required
NYU = ?
Penn = None required
Michigan = ?
Cornell = ?
BU = None required

Also, if they are not required, I am going to pass on making my writers of my letters of recommendation do an evaluation.

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FlanAl
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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby FlanAl » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:47 pm

So I read on another page that Cornell requires two of the Evaluations. I looked at the questions and it seems like the kind of thing you could just send to any professor who's class you got an A in. I was kinda planning on seeing if my Dissertation advisor (I think some schools call this an Honors Thesis) would do it. He and I had next to no interaction but I did very well on my dissertation. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby Marionberry » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:50 pm

I sent two to Cornell, but they're only recommended and not required. I think.

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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby FlanAl » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:53 pm

cool thanks

did you just have the same people for your LOR's do your evaluations or did you get new people?

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Re: Law School Application Evaluations

Postby Marionberry » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:54 pm

Same people. I tried to be really low pressure about the evaluations, since I had been such a pain in the ass about my letters. I'm pretty close to all my recommenders, so it really wasn't too big a deal for me.




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