ptblazer wrote: thewarflamingo wrote:
upfish wrote:I joined because I am an information junkie, and I want to know everything I can to make a good decision. Moving to CO sounds really great on several levels, but I am kind of unwilling to lose my network here. =/ Houston is really great for ambitious young professionals, and I'm gonna need at least a little $$ as incentive to see if that's true in CO as well. *winks at CU's scholarship decision makers*
Can anybody comment on that incidentally? Pufer?
I have similar concerns about leaving texas, so I'm interested in the answers to your questions.
Personally I wouldn't leave an area (without incentive) that I wanted to come back to, especially if I had a solid law school option in said area.
Yeah, what ptblazer said. CU has the traction to get you back into a place where you have contacts if that place happens to be in the mountain west. Texas is insular enough that a CU degree wouldn't get you anything that, say, a Houston degree could.
While a pre-LS network might be good for getting summer internships or potential clients, however, I've not seen all that many folks relying on their old networks to get permanent jobs. You'll probably want to assess just how close you are to your contacts, and whether they're likely to be able to do all that much for you if you're still without a job while taking the bar.
chrisbru wrote:I'm a little late on this, but I forgot to mention... lawschoolpredictor.com had me as an "admit", so I was really shocked by my waitlist.
Any advice on an LOCI?
Encourage them to evaluate the entire body of work of your file and point out the strong aspects. Also, show them the value you'll bring to CU and how you've demonstrated that in the past. Then of course the obvious, why CU.
I think you've got a really good shot at getting off that waitlist.
I'd be more inclined to focus on "why CU" and emphasizing how you really want to (and will) come here rather than than rehashing your bona fides. Unless you think they've missed something in your resume, I'm not sure how valuable talking about shit already in your app will really be (if you're on the WL, they really will know who you are).
In other words, I suspect that our admissions folks would respond better to something that sounds more sincere and focused than something that reads like some "me-focused" cover letter you'd submit with a job application.