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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: If I defer, must I go?
« on: July 14, 2009, 04:21:37 PM »
That is not a real deferral. A real deferral is where you pay a deposit and they hold your seat for you until the next year.

That's what I thought!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: If I defer, must I go?
« on: July 14, 2009, 04:03:02 PM »
Depends. Some schools say that it's a binding deferral and at others, it's not. Look at your deferral paperwork.

it says i have to request a deferral in writing, upon doing so, the admissions committee will reassess my file during the following admissions cycle. How is this a deferral, if I will be weighed against new parameters and applicants?

Choosing the Right Law School / If I defer, must I go?
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:46:49 PM »
I have an offer from a school, but they require me to be there in 1 week! So I think I am going to wait a year. If I defer until 2010, but also apply to others schools for 2010, and get accepted to a better school, must I go to the school I originally deferred?

I posted some months back in regards to AAMPLE and Cooley and which to attend, yada yada yada... I took advice that was given, and re-took the LSAT. I came out with a 153. I increased 8 points! So I have a 138, 145, and 153. My LGPA is 2.98. The day after I received my LSAT score, Florida Coastal, a school of which I applied, was rejected, then offered AAMMPLE, sent me an email congratulating me on my acceptance along with my scholarship, explaining the necessary info would be sent today.

With that being said, I do not know the amount, but with that aside, and my new score, couldn't I defer, apply to others schools for Fall 10' and see how I play out? Worse-case, I go to FLorida Coastal with scholarship?

The issue of financing the $3500 AAMPLE program surfaces. Seeing how the school does not offer financial aid, because it is not considered a "degree seeking program." So it is safe to assume that if any other school accepts me, I should accept that offer over Cooley. Schools I'm waiting to hear from are: North Carolina Central U., Seton Hall, Widener U, U of Detroit Mercy, and a wait list Barry U.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to stay Motivated?
« on: March 05, 2009, 08:39:06 PM »
I empathize with you, candy.  When I was studying, I had a 149 diagnostic, then a 152, and 158.  I was so excited to be going up so quickly but then reality set in.  I got a 156 on my next PT then a 154!!!  I actually ended up getting several 154s and towards the end I was back at 158/159 but not breaking the 160 I so desperately wanted.

There were low points during which I was giving up hope, I stopped studying and I wasn't taking everything seriously enough but my boyfriend and family were very encouraging.  After getting a 154 for a third time, I was in tears and my boyfriend said "when you fall off the horse, you have to get right back on otherwise you'll never get on again."  This is absolutely right.  I reminded myself of this constantly and kept pushing through, but I never broke 159 on a practice test.  At some point an instructor joked that I only needed to break 160 once and to make it count, and I took it to heart.

I got my February score on Friday, a 162!  I was literally screaming with delight...I went to call my parents and accidentally called a stranger, yelling into the phone that I got a 162.  good times.

When it came down to the weeks leading up to my exam, I did two timed sections a night (one logical reasoning and then alternating reading comp and games) as well as one PT per week.  It really helped me nail down my timing and my results got higher and more consistent when I did that.  This might not be the best strategy for you personally but I wanted to share my tactics in case this is something that might help you.

Just know that you absolutely can break past 160.  It just takes time, practice, and patience.  I am not a good test taker (the SATs were a debacle), but that's just not an excuse for giving up hope.  I am a firm believer that practicing standardized tests will result in improved scores and you just have to practice enough.  As that stupid joke goes, the best way to get to Carnegie Hall is practice, practice, practice.  We can easily apply that to law school :)

Everyone experiences lulls in reaching their goals and suffers from slumps and setbacks.  Not everyone has the courage to keep pushing forward but those who do persevere.  Have the confidence and strength to know that you can get past your slump and reach your goals. 

Good luck!
I have started preparing for the June Lsat. I have done a similar regimen in the past increasing my score +7 from 138. Is there any particulars you did in between daily sections? I would always go over my incorrect responses, and look over my outlines from the prep-course.

I know it is very unorthodox, but can't I simply secure a seat at Cooley and begin rigorously studying for the June LSAT? If my score does not improve dramatically then I maintain my seat, but if it does I withdrawal my seat and wait a year at most and apply to a school in my desired area. Right?

When do you get your result for the June LSAT? 
The test is June 8. So I would get the score on the 29th of June, by email.

LawDog3; I did apply to Thomas Jefferson, St. Thomas, among many others, but have been rejected, except for Barry, which I am still on the wait list.

I know it is very unorthodox, but can't I simply secure a seat at Cooley and begin rigorously studying for the June LSAT? If my score does not improve dramatically then I maintain my seat, but if it does I withdrawal my seat and wait a year at most and apply to a school in my desired area. Right?

"I interviewed with an attorney who went to cooley, he now makes close to a million a year and has a very sucessful personal injury firm."

And I know a guy that became a professional baseball player. Does that mean I should tell people that pursuing sports is a good career move? The fact is that Cooley is a scam and most of its grads end up with a big pile of debt that they can't pay off. But hey, if you are willing to take that kind of a risk, best of luck.

Some people will suceed, some people have no other choice, for those people I say go for it. If you want to be a lawyer bad eough you will find a way to make it happen. If you only want to be a lawyer if you can get into school X, that's an option too. Some folks are just willing to take more risks for thier goal than others, if they are the kind of person that can pull it off, then I will suuport them. Most arn't, just like most won't become a profesional baseball player, but a few will, and a few will be good lawyers even out of cooley.
So will this be the situation even if I transfer to a better school T2-T3? Hypothetically, What If I earned a high enough spot within the class, to transfer to one of these Tiered schools. Would I still face the same turmoil simply because I transferred from Cooley? Or is this in in the assumption that I graduate from Cooley? On the former, Would you think top 10% of my class would suffice on transferring to UMiami?

What are the thoughts on North Carolina Central University? I have yet to hear from them, but my numbers are approximate to what they admit. Is accepting an offer from a different school after you have sent in payment to secure a seat at another shunned upon? Really a sidebar, but I want to get good advice while I have serious individuals with valuable input in this post  ;D ;D ;D

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