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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby savinggrace » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:51 pm

muzzy wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?
Oh lawd I hope so. What did I get myself into...


My sentiments exactly haha because while the rest of my fellow pre-law peers are kicking back and relaxing their spring semester, I'll be working my tail off. But it's worth it imo :D

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby savinggrace » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:53 pm

ftbchamp231 wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?


It can't hurt... are you listing in on your resume? I wasn't sure where to put I was writing one.


Yeah I'm putting it on my resume and my thesis supervisor is actually writing a letter of rec for me as well since I took his class my freshman year

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby Hotguy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:53 pm

dosto wrote:
Hotguy wrote:How long does it take for lsac to review transcripts?


I think mine took a bit over a week but ymmv.

Wow if its just a week or so that would be awesome

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby snagglepuss » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:54 pm

savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?

I honestly think it's a really standard/common soft, so I wouldn't get too hyped. This is coming from someone who wrote an earth-shattering 60 pager solving a timeless problem (well, hardly. but my point stands).

E: Probably worth the effort for the strong LOR, though
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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:54 pm

savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?


HLS specifically asks for written works you have completed, so it would help somewhat there.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby ftbchamp231 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:57 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?


HLS specifically asks for written works you have completed, so it would help somewhat there.


Rough drafts don't count do they?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:58 pm

ftbchamp231 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?


HLS specifically asks for written works you have completed, so it would help somewhat there.


Rough drafts don't count do they?


No, but feel free to mention any vague ideas you might have about what your thesis will look like.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby muzzy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:59 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby savinggrace » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:02 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?


HLS specifically asks for written works you have completed, so it would help somewhat there.


I am writing my thesis this year and usually it takes 2 years for it to become published; but my name has been published before from working as a research assistant...would that be something I could mention (especially for HLS)?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby savinggrace » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:05 pm

muzzy wrote:
savinggrace wrote:
muzzy wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?
Oh lawd I hope so. What did I get myself into...


My sentiments exactly haha because while the rest of my fellow pre-law peers are kicking back and relaxing their spring semester, I'll be working my tail off. But it's worth it imo :D
I started mine last spring with plans to finish it up by graduation (December). Should not have done that.


Wow mad respect for graduating early while completing a thesis!

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:22 pm

savinggrace wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
savinggrace wrote:Quick question if anyone can answer this for me:

Do law schools look favorably upon students who are writing an honors thesis?


HLS specifically asks for written works you have completed, so it would help somewhat there.


I am writing my thesis this year and usually it takes 2 years for it to become published; but my name has been published before from working as a research assistant...would that be something I could mention (especially for HLS)?


Yeah you could put it in the HLS app.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby muzzy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:26 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:30 pm

muzzy wrote:
bee wrote:
snagglepuss wrote:this. on a more personal note, though, i spent so long agonizing over mine and in retrospect, shouldve just kicked back and enjoyed the last bits of ug instead. my monster paper on gettier problems wasnt worth it..
Too true it hurts. :?


This is even more true if you're planning on heading to law school :)

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby snagglepuss » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:33 pm

muzzy wrote:
bee wrote:
snagglepuss wrote:this. on a more personal note, though, i spent so long agonizing over mine and in retrospect, shouldve just kicked back and enjoyed the last bits of ug instead. my monster paper on gettier problems wasnt worth it..
Too true it hurts. :?

Thanks for the quote, but I couldn't bury myself in gettier problems on the daily basis (hope you had some Nozick and Colin McGinn analysis in there though bee).

I do echo everything she's saying though. I ruined the last month of my UG experience fitting my thesis, defense, and presentation in to grad early. Thesis just wasn't worth it.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby ftbchamp231 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:35 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
muzzy wrote:
bee wrote:
snagglepuss wrote:this. on a more personal note, though, i spent so long agonizing over mine and in retrospect, shouldve just kicked back and enjoyed the last bits of ug instead. my monster paper on gettier problems wasnt worth it..
Too true it hurts. :?


This is even more true if you're planning on heading to law school :)


I have heard of other finance majors getting away with 30 pages for an honor's thesis including exhibits. I'm hoping to be done by February. Then I am taking Differential equations, age of the dinosaur, Honor's thesis class, and global finance. I can not wait. I still have all of my captainly duties and a shit ton of erging to do. But it'll still be a lot of fun.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby muzzy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:38 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby muzzy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:39 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby snagglepuss » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:39 pm

You quoted me with bee's quote, muzzy.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:52 pm

ftbchamp231 wrote:I have heard of other finance majors getting away with 30 pages for an honor's thesis including exhibits. I'm hoping to be done by February. Then I am taking Differential equations, age of the dinosaur, Honor's thesis class, and global finance. I can not wait. I still have all of my captainly duties and a shit ton of erging to do. But it'll still be a lot of fun.


I was accounting/finance and got away with around 30ish pages :). And while your semester sounds fun, do what I did and throw bowling in there :D

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby ftbchamp231 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:38 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
ftbchamp231 wrote:I have heard of other finance majors getting away with 30 pages for an honor's thesis including exhibits. I'm hoping to be done by February. Then I am taking Differential equations, age of the dinosaur, Honor's thesis class, and global finance. I can not wait. I still have all of my captainly duties and a shit ton of erging to do. But it'll still be a lot of fun.


I was accounting/finance and got away with around 30ish pages :). And while your semester sounds fun, do what I did and throw bowling in there :D


Beautiful, what did you do your thesis on? If there was an alley close by I would definitely go bowling more often. I would love to open a bowling alley/ bar by my campus. It would make a killing.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT waiting thread

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:01 am

ftbchamp231 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
ftbchamp231 wrote:I have heard of other finance majors getting away with 30 pages for an honor's thesis including exhibits. I'm hoping to be done by February. Then I am taking Differential equations, age of the dinosaur, Honor's thesis class, and global finance. I can not wait. I still have all of my captainly duties and a shit ton of erging to do. But it'll still be a lot of fun.


I was accounting/finance and got away with around 30ish pages :). And while your semester sounds fun, do what I did and throw bowling in there :D


Beautiful, what did you do your thesis on? If there was an alley close by I would definitely go bowling more often. I would love to open a bowling alley/ bar by my campus. It would make a killing.


It was related to the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act enacted after Enron. I analyzed the cost to public companies of implementation of the act and on-going monitoring activities, and argued that the increased costs to firms (and hence lower profits) left the investing public at-large worse off (financially speaking) than they would have been without the act and the occasional large failure like Enron.

Also, yes - bowling/alley bar + college town would be a great business.




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