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For most people, I recommend taking a prep class (I took Testmasters and happened to get a great instructor).  My class started at 6pm, and I worked full time as an engineer while taking classes and studying for the LSAT.

If you are not interested in taking a class, real LSAT books are key.  There are 3 released LSAT books by the LSAC.  The first is slightly outdated now, but the others are ok.  You can also buy LSAT preptests which is highly worth it.

For more information, visit my page at www.thelawschoolproject.com 
I am a 2L at Northwestern Law School, and have gone through 1L OCI, 1L job hunt, 2L OCI, and various legal internships.

Feel free to contact me via my information on my site if you have any questions!





Sir, you are begging for an arse kicking.  I really don't care if anybody that reads this thinks I'm an a-hole for saying it. 

All 10 of your posts so far have provided zero info that is not basically self explanatory for people that read LSAT and LS related boards.  Groundbreaking, buy real LSAT tests for practice and get those books that have 10 LSATs each in them and maybe take a prep course if you like that sort of thing.  Wow, I am blown away by your knowledge and guidance. 

Neither me nor anyone else could have put that together by punching in LSAT into amazon and/or going to www.lsac.org

Brilliant redundant stuff that says little more than 'buy books with real LSAT tests and study' along with your link in every one of your posts.  Your site looks ok but says far less than is already available on the lsac web page (the source of it all). 

If you want to play in free form LSAT and LS discussion board land I suggest you CONTRIBUTE something to the discussion other than blatant spam and a few comments that are about super basic stuff that is self evident already to most people that check these places out while they struggle with the process. 

Offer something useful please if you can or stick to craigslist or pay for some google adwords or something.  Free and open discussion boards are for discussions and interactions about things related to the process and content in some details, etc.  That is why they are called DISCUSSION BOARDS.  Note the first of those two words that is in CAPS.   

I find it funny a post like this comes from someone like you, who clearly is advertising the fact that you are an LSAT tutor and has an ad for another website on your sig. Regardless, thelawschoolproject's site is really helpful, and people interested in law school could definitely benefit from someone who is in law school and is offering to personally give advice.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: My list of schools - any comments?
« on: August 18, 2006, 04:42:40 PM »

If you want to work in Chicago, I'd add Notre Dame to the list. Also, I agree with the notion on blanketing the T14. If you want to cut down on your applications, I would drop all schools equal to or lesser than UIUC. I think you're OK at UIUC and it's better in Chicago than most of the schools on your list.
Also, don't be afraid to apply to Northwestern just because you don't have WE. Just make sure you do the interview.  I was in your position, almost didn't apply because of the WE emphasis, but decided to anyways because it was always my top choice. And I actually got in last week.

Am I the only one who thinks Boalt is as unlikely as HYS because of their GPA emphasis?

No.

I'm surprised people are recommending blanketing the t14, or the t14 from Columbia down, without noting that exception.

I'm not.  There's never been a shortage of wanna-be experts on this board.
I'm not trying to be an expert. Just saying that the OP should, if he feels necessary, apply to T14 schools outside of the region if he chooses.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: My list of schools - any comments?
« on: August 18, 2006, 12:58:03 PM »
If you want to work in Chicago, I'd add Notre Dame to the list. Also, I agree with the notion on blanketing the T14. If you want to cut down on your applications, I would drop all schools equal to or lesser than UIUC. I think you're OK at UIUC and it's better in Chicago than most of the schools on your list.
Also, don't be afraid to apply to Northwestern just because you don't have WE. Just make sure you do the interview.  I was in your position, almost didn't apply because of the WE emphasis, but decided to anyways because it was always my top choice. And I actually got in last week.

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Wait List / Re: Northwestern - Shortened Summer Waitlist
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:36:19 PM »
Don't know what it means, but I got a phone call this morning from the admissions office asking me if I wanted to remain on the SSW. (for the record, I had actually sent them an e-mail to withdraw ... a long time ago). I believe she said that "decisions were going to go out in the next couple of days". Could this mean some spots will open up? Best of luck to all.
I got in last week, so there's still hope...

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You have some really great options to choose from and, depending on your priorities, can't go wrong. But if you can stomach the debt, I would say go to UC or NU. When I was making a similar decision, the Chicago lawyers I talked to were quite clear that those two schools were a step above the rest in the region, including UIUC. And, like it or not, the ability to get a biglaw job after graduation depends almost entirely on the school you attend. Chicago and NU seem to be really different in a lot of ways too, so you should probably look into which school fits your personal preferences before making a final decision. Going into that much debt is certainly a risk, but going to a school where you know anything less than a stellar performance may close opportunities you counted on is a risk as well. Good luck.
P.S. Whoever wrote the comment saying that UIUC is closer to Depaul/Kent than NU and UC clearly hasn't applied to law school yet or done the proper research. In terms of biglaw placement, UIUC is a top 20 law school.HTH.

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Wait List / Re: Notre Dame "provisional list"
« on: July 25, 2006, 10:26:51 PM »
Their classrooms aren't that large either.  That will be crowded.  I think they're eagerly trying to buy people into deferment (full scholarships if you'll hold off until 2010) still.  Sadly, I think that will bode poorly for regular 2010 applicants who expect financial aid.

In any case, I withdrew from the class yesterday.  You only need 49 more.
I withdrew yesterday as well. 48...

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If you really want to be in Chicago, this shouldn't even be a question. Judging by available stats, UIUC is better than any other state school in the Midwest for placing in Chicago. Minnesota might have the higher USNEWS rank, but that's about it.

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Law School Applications / Re: When are fee waivers given out????
« on: July 09, 2006, 01:14:12 PM »
You should start getting these letters soon after you get your LSAT score (I think I started getting them a few days after I got my score).

What month did you take the LSAT? I just took the June test and despite having high numbers,  I haven't received so far.
I took it in October, so you'll probably start getting them around August. I didn't know anyone who took the June test, so I don't know for sure when schools will start sending them out. I can't say for certain that you won't get any fee waivers if you chose not to release your score, but I doubt it. You might get some literature from schools near your mailing address, though.

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Law School Applications / Re: When are fee waivers given out????
« on: July 08, 2006, 06:21:56 PM »
Do I have to apply for them or do the schools send them out on their own? Thanks!!!!
If you're talking about merit-based fee waivers, schools will send them directly to you, via email or regular mail. I believe you can also apply for need-based fee waivers as well. You should start getting these letters soon after you get your LSAT score (I think I started getting them a few days after I got my score). They'll continue all the way into about late December/early January. As for the T30 question, it all depends on your score. Generally, the earlier you get a fee waiver invitation, the better chance you have of getting in, and possibly receiving a scholarship. If you have a borderline T14 score (like I did), you won't get fee waivers from those schools early in the cycle. You might get them later, but it means you'll probably be placed on the waitlist.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: ND ($$) v. Georgetown
« on: June 18, 2006, 02:16:56 PM »
After looking at some of the employment stats, it seems they're pretty even (in terms of numbers) after taking class size/preferences into account. Does anyone have any info regarding grade cutoffs at each school?

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