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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Illinois 1L - Ask away
« on: April 13, 2009, 08:00:27 PM »
Bars:
  Always open till 2.  The fun thing though (or bad, depending on your POV), is that the undergrad green st. bars allow in 19+, while 21+ get bracelets to drink.  This makes for great opportunities to drop the law bomb: "My buddy here is #1 in the law school class..."  I've seen this work to marvelous effect.


If this would constitute advice, it is the best piece of it I've ever got on this website.  ;D

I do have a question though; Is preference given to in-state applicants? Or is there a "% of class" they shoot for? I noticed the gap between their 25/75 LSAT scores is rather large (160/167) compared to similarly ranked schools. Not that the one necessarily has anything to do with the other. Any other reason you know of though?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Dickinson
« on: April 08, 2009, 09:34:26 PM »
Dickinson is private so that is why it is the same tuition for in-state and out of state. I've heard rumors that the Carlisle campus is being phased out, so perhaps eventually there will be a price drop for in-state. PSU is not a totally public school, it is consider a "land grant" school and receives less state aid than other state schools. I am a senior at PSU. State College is fun and I've heard that the law school is being quite generous with scholarships. I think the PSU name will help the school out a lot and the new building looks nice.

TITCR.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Mercer Law vs. Penn State Law
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:19:32 PM »
Without slogging through 4 pages, it depends on where you want to work. That should, 100%, be the basis for your decision if there are no scholarships involved.

TITCR

One thing to add, Dickinson will continue to climb in the rankings - how fast or for how long, I don't know, but it will - because of the Penn State brand and money. Quality of applicants has gone up precipitously. New building in State College is killer too. But none of this should really matter to the OP.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 06:50:41 PM »
Well, I thought I bombed it and I was right. Who wants to start discussing a June retake with me??

For those actually interested in using their December score for apps, I'm reposting some admin calculators...

http://www.hourumd.com/
http://lawschoolcalculator.com/
http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=
http://www.chiashu.com

Congrats to everyone who did well. And I can empathize with those who are not happy with their scores.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 01:41:21 PM »
That's what she says. Check page 2, under your post. I'm not quoting since my post was just a poor attempt to lighten the mood.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 01:26:48 PM »

Quick Question: Do the actual scores come out in the same order as the update boxes? In other words, If your box is the first to be filled will you be the first to receive your score? i ask because i was one of the last to receive an update in Oct. and one of the last to receive a score.

Anecdotally, that seems to be how it works, yes.

I was unaware this may be the case. Now I am wishing the scores really did come out highest to lowest. Of course, in that scenario, I'd really like to be Britt, who claims her box has been updated for weeks. That would be like, what? A 187?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 11:59:36 AM »
When I got my LSAT back, the "update" box filled in during the day but the score wasn't released until the next morning. What I'm trying to say is that you might have to wait another 24 hours for your score.

Although there is someone in another thread claiming he got his score back already today.

Were you a June test taker? I read that was the case in June after I had created the thread. Perhaps I'll modify my title and OP.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 11:53:31 AM »
Aaaaand there goes any productivity I could have possibly had at work today.

Trying to avoid obsessively refreshing my LSAC account every 30 seconds.  If I break down at work do you think they'll let me go home?  ::)

Good luck all :)

I'm sorry you're stuck in front of a computer today. I've heard the scores aren't released until later in the day and even into the evening, so to have to 'just sit there' is sheer torture. At least you'll be paid to be there. On my part, the torture (as has everything else about the LSAT process) will be self-induced.

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Studying for the LSAT / Dec. 08 Scores Are Coming Today!
« on: December 29, 2008, 11:35:30 AM »
Just checked my LSAC account and the update box shows the date we are scheduled to receive our scores. That is, it reads, "01/05/09." (As an aside, the dotted lines are back.  ::) )

Thank your higher power of choice that the waiting is over, and good luck to everyone!

EDIT: I noticed I was beat to the punch in "Should we expect our scores next week?"? I don't check the updates on threads as much as some, so I'll leave this thread open for anyone like myself who may check LSD today and would not otherwise realize scores are imminent.

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And where is the box that does or does not have dotted lines?

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/dashedhopes1229974967.jpg

This illustration should clarify the situation.

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