Why ASU law school?

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Why ASU law school?

Postby tbird » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:21 pm

I am applying EA to ASU this week. I live here in AZ, and already work at a law firm, and for this reason ASU is my top choice. I have a 3.55, 165, and have a letter of recommendation coming from one of the Deans at the law school. Would it be beneficial to write a why ASU addendum? Their application has two places for addenda, the first is for LSAT explanation, the other is for GPA explanation. They state this explicitly within the link where you would upload. So it appears that they do not encourage this type of letter. Should I write one and just attach it in one of these places? Will it help or hurt my scholarship chances? I am planning on trying to be as strategic as possible in where I apply, and will be working hard to negotiate $$$.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby florida1949 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:27 pm

are you sure you want to ED? that is, would you be unwilling to go anywhere else?

not much data on LSN, but you are above the LSAT 75th and .1 below the GPA median. I think this gives you a pretty good chance to get in RD/maybe get yourself more $$$.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:29 pm

If a dean is recommending you, I like your chances. I think a brief addendum about your experience in the firm would be appropriate, but only if you haven't talked about it elsewhere. If it's brief, I don't think it would hurt you to submit that in place of LSAT/gpa addenda.

And yeah, don't ED if it's binding.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby tbird » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:30 pm

Thank you for the response. ASU does not have an early decision "binding" option. They do early action, which is non-binding and really just means they are supposed to give you a response sooner. Hopefully it gives you some boost for being early. My real question is about whether I need to write a "why" statement or not.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:07 am

You don't need to write a Why statement. I got into ASU a few years ago with similar numbers, got full tuition my first year, half tuition second year, and 5K third year. In-state was about 20K, so about 35K total. Looks like the scholarship breakdowns for last year's applicants were similar.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby buddyt » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:33 pm

3.55 and 165 sounds like a lock for ASU. Don't bother with the "Why ASU."

I'm a lifelong Mesa resident, and am considering ASU also. Here's hoping they show you and me both the $$$!

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:46 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:You don't need to write a Why statement. I got into ASU a few years ago with similar numbers, got full tuition my first year, half tuition second year, and 5K third year. In-state was about 20K, so about 35K total. Looks like the scholarship breakdowns for last year's applicants were similar.


All due respect, but I thought you had a 175+ LSAT Tiago, which would mean your numbers were not at all similar to this poster. Are you talking about an application prior to a retake, or was your high score mid-160s?

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:24 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:You don't need to write a Why statement. I got into ASU a few years ago with similar numbers, got full tuition my first year, half tuition second year, and 5K third year. In-state was about 20K, so about 35K total. Looks like the scholarship breakdowns for last year's applicants were similar.


All due respect, but I thought you had a 175+ LSAT Tiago, which would mean your numbers were not at all similar to this poster. Are you talking about an application prior to a retake, or was your high score mid-160s?

I applied with a 166 two cycles ago. Re-took and re-applied after that.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:27 pm

Tell them you want access to OCI employers fleeing BC in DROVES thanks to ASU's new ranking.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby gaud » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:57 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:You don't need to write a Why statement.

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Re: Why ASU law school?

Postby JCFindley » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Just send them this calendar. nough said.

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