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Retaking them doesnt matter...they will appear in your transcript and thus be calculated by LSAC for a completely different (and presumably much lower) GPA then what your school would give you (if you were to retake them).  That said, retaking them and getting As will give you more classes towards your GPA and somewhat reduce the impact on the LSAC GPA.  Best plan is to get as many A's as possible from now on.

Law schools look positively at hard science coursework however...I think you should remain in bio, as potential IP students seem to receive better acceptances and scholarships.  Furthermore, dont do Law as an undergrad, despite your life plan...what's important is to major in a subject you like and that will inflate your GPA. (unless its hard science, in which case do the best you can...electrical engineering, bio, physics, comp science etc...I say this because I presume that since you initially had a bio major you have some interest in the sciences.)

Also...start studying for LSAT! Make it second nature!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WL dilemma(s)
« on: May 02, 2008, 01:17:28 PM »
You can send in letters and whatnot, but your best bet would be to move to Nashville and demonstrate that you will attend Vandy at a moments notice (which will probably be your best bet).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT Post Horrible Advice
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:22:05 PM »
Always tell your partner WHY sex with your ex was so awesome and felt better than with him/her.  They will want to improve to please you and will be glad you told them.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Does everyone have good/great soft factors?
« on: February 29, 2008, 08:15:46 PM »
They call them soft factors for a reason.  They are not hard factors.  I feel like the deleted scenes on dvds are overrated.  They delete those scenes for a reason.  They weren't good enough to make it into the film.  Soft factors are like that.  Its really a numbers game and the soft factors are the extra features of your application.  Some are cooler than others but they really aren't the reason you buy the dvd.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Does everyone have good/great soft factors?
« on: February 29, 2008, 08:13:10 PM »
They call them soft factors for a reason.  They are not hard factors.  I feel like the deleted scenes on dvds are overrated.  They delete those scenes for a reason.  They weren't good enough to make it into the film.  Soft factors are like that.  Its really a numbers game and the soft factors are the extra features of your application.  Some are cooler than others but they really aren't the reason you buy the dvd.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Rate my chances, quick and painless
« on: February 25, 2008, 12:14:33 PM »
I predict you will get into all of these schools.

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seriously with a gpa of 3.97, i doubt that you are stupid.  i also think that you have to be quite hardworking to be able to get that kind of grades.  assuming reasonably that you are not stupid and that you are hardworking, scoring in the 160s is actually very easy i think.  scoring in the 170s might require a lot of work, but its worth it because with a 3.97 gpa and a 170+ score, you are pretty much a lock in many t14s.  so my point is.  study for the lsat, and by studying i don't mean just blindly read all the material available out there, but really strategically tailor your study plan.

this is a link to some advice on how to score above a 160:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=396

after that, this is a link to how to score above a 165:
http://www.lsatdiscussion.com/index.php/topic,1341.0.html

seriously, scoring in the 160s is not that hard.  my first diag is a 145.  didn't really speak english until 16.  i took the lsat when i was 22.  i score 165+, a couple points below my lowest preptest score.  again, 160 is not hard at all.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Do you have an alt?
« on: February 20, 2008, 11:37:24 AM »
^ lol, blah!

technically, you all have alts because you keep starting your post counts over starting from zero. in all technical terms, this action alone qualifies an alt as existing

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Do you have an alt?
« on: February 20, 2008, 10:55:50 AM »
I used to think I was way too cool for an alt.  Now I have like 5

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Partner Compensation in MIDLAW???
« on: February 14, 2008, 04:51:58 PM »
WUSTL does pretty well in STL. Perhaps you have insight I dont, but it doesn't look like its impossible to make partner at st louis biglaw firms. For instance, NALP indicates that Bryan Cave St. Louis has 115 partners and 101 associates. Percentages seem to be in your favor.

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