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Minority Topics / Re: schools with a higher indian population?
« on: March 04, 2007, 10:31:37 PM »
temple has a very high indian population. you should have applied there.

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One of my apps wants to know the date that I registered for LSDAS. I'm not sure how to find it on the site. Any help from you guys would be much appreciated! :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question About CHEATING
« on: March 03, 2007, 08:17:50 PM »
LSAT has always struck me as a test that's inherently difficult to cheat on, proctors and other general restrictions notwithstanding. About all someone could do is flip between sections once they were finished, but that means losing time in the section that's going on at that time. Looking at your neighbor's answers would be a crapshoot, and, with the score distribution being what it is, the odds are kind of stacked against sitting next to someone scoring 90% or better. Maybe I'm just naive.

Also because they distribute different versions of the test to most people in the room if I am not mistaken. LSAT cheating would have to be on a macro level as opposed to an individual question level (i.e. getting a twin to take your test for you as mentioned above) I think you would have to have special circumstances to be able to cheat effectively i.e. the aforementioned twin or an insider at LSAC...

I think even the twin situation has serious potential to come back and bite you later because the fingerprinting leaves the door to getting caught open forever.


Easy to get around. If your twin looks just like you, dress the same and go to the bathroom 1 minute into the first break. Most proctors won't accompany you. Make the switch then.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: so how was it?????
« on: March 03, 2007, 08:15:54 PM »
what do you think the scale was?

I can't imagine got more than 6 wrong unless I did something like misbubble.  I walked out thinking I had nailed everything (except 1-2, including 1 I know I got wrong).

Seems like a -9 or maybe even -8 for 170.

It def must have been. I got a 158 and I'm pretty sure I didn't get more than 24 wrong. So much for all the stuff Prof Jesus said about it being an easy scale.

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Law School Applications / Re: 65% Chiashu percentage at a school
« on: March 03, 2007, 06:25:35 PM »
I think the most important difference is that one of you is talking about T14 schools and the other is talking about Buffalo. How many applications do you think Buffalo gets at their 75percentile?  I think if you can credibly commit to the school that you’re interested in going if admitted, you’ll get an offer. 

funky cold. my lsat is actually 82nd percentile for buffalo. My GPA is between 35th and 40th percentile. I will tell that I am interested in going somewhere in my personal statement and follow up with a visit as well to the admissions office if possible.

Good?

JTG, step 1, relax. Are you applying this cycle or next? If it's this one, then you need to get your apps in ASAP. That's really the only thing that I see keeping you from an acceptance. FYI, My LSAT was @ 75% and GPA @ ~ 40% for both my acceptances. Plug your #s into the LSAC predictor and see what pops up, however I believe that it underestimates your true chances.

As for your personal statement just using an [insert university name here] format is a bit insincere. If you really want to signal your commitment, be sure you write all the Why X essays you’re allowed, and it doesn’t hurt to talk about what about you will enrich that school specifically. That and by burning bridges behind you of course. Finally, relax.



buffalo doesn't have any why X  essays. they have a generic personal statement option(hardships overcome, interesting experiences) or a tell your story option. i'm doing the generic one because i have a great story to tell about hardships overcome. the second essay is to write about two books that i've read recently and what i thought about them. the app will be in on monday with both done. what else can i do?

thanks.

Well most schools allow you to attach "any additional materials" that they would find helpful in making a decision on your application.  That is why you would write a "Why ____" essay and indicate to them that Buffalo is your #1 choice.  You'd have a much better chance at admission. 

hey impact,

they don't have anything in their app indicating that they allow that, but i could address it at the end of my hardships overcome and say how buffalo is my #1 choice.

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Law School Applications / Re: 65% Chiashu percentage at a school
« on: March 03, 2007, 05:52:19 PM »
thanks for your help as well protagon.

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Law School Applications / Re: 65% Chiashu percentage at a school
« on: March 03, 2007, 04:18:10 PM »
I think the most important difference is that one of you is talking about T14 schools and the other is talking about Buffalo. How many applications do you think Buffalo gets at their 75percentile?  I think if you can credibly commit to the school that you’re interested in going if admitted, you’ll get an offer. 

funky cold. my lsat is actually 82nd percentile for buffalo. My GPA is between 35th and 40th percentile. I will tell that I am interested in going somewhere in my personal statement and follow up with a visit as well to the admissions office if possible.

Good?

JTG, step 1, relax. Are you applying this cycle or next? If it's this one, then you need to get your apps in ASAP. That's really the only thing that I see keeping you from an acceptance. FYI, My LSAT was @ 75% and GPA @ ~ 40% for both my acceptances. Plug your #s into the LSAC predictor and see what pops up, however I believe that it underestimates your true chances.

As for your personal statement just using an [insert university name here] format is a bit insincere. If you really want to signal your commitment, be sure you write all the Why X essays you’re allowed, and it doesn’t hurt to talk about what about you will enrich that school specifically. That and by burning bridges behind you of course. Finally, relax.



buffalo doesn't have any why X  essays. they have a generic personal statement option(hardships overcome, interesting experiences) or a tell your story option. i'm doing the generic one because i have a great story to tell about hardships overcome. the second essay is to write about two books that i've read recently and what i thought about them. the app will be in on monday with both done. what else can i do?

thanks.

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Law School Applications / Re: 65% Chiashu percentage at a school
« on: March 03, 2007, 05:59:47 AM »
I think the most important difference is that one of you is talking about T14 schools and the other is talking about Buffalo. How many applications do you think Buffalo gets at their 75percentile?  I think if you can credibly commit to the school that you’re interested in going if admitted, you’ll get an offer. 

funky cold, this cycle. my lsat is actually 82nd percentile for buffalo. My GPA is between 35th and 40th percentile. I will tell that I am interested in going somewhere in my personal statement and follow up with a visit as well to the admissions office if possible.

Good?

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Law School Applications / Re: 65% Chiashu percentage at a school
« on: March 03, 2007, 02:53:44 AM »
bump

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Law School Applications / Re: 65% Chiashu percentage at a school
« on: March 02, 2007, 07:49:30 PM »
Gotcha. Does it help that i saw this list of important factors to various schools, like the most important factors after LSAT and GPA, and buffalo's was letters of rec. Both of my letters of rec are stellar like A's. This should push me into the admit if I wasn't there already, right? Like If I'm borderline?

Thanks.+-

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