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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FSU v. FIU v. Ave Maria
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:34:14 PM »
So i need to choose which law school to transfer to. I have a full scholarship at Ave Maria, but have no scholarships at FIU & FSU. I'm in the top 10% at Ave Maria and will lose my ranking when i transfer. Help please!
full ride or partial?

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Minority Topics / Re: Am I a Minority According to LSAC Standards?
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:32:22 PM »
No, I was born in Uzbekistan.
Behind the curtain?

If so that might be a really good argument. Otherwise you might just be treated as any foreign student. (ex: someone from Japan)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When Should I Take the LSAT?
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:31:25 PM »
If it weren't for this job, I would have, of course, started studying a long time ago. I was originally planning to take the June LSAT, because it would give me more leeway in terms of preparing for the exam, and retaking it if need be, plus organizing my applications for law school. But I had it put it on hold when I got this job, because I wanted to save up some money to do this in the first place. Now that I have enough money to do this, I am wondering if it's too late for me to start studying now. (If it is too late, quitting my job would be pointless.)
Take it raw. I wouldn't say this for the bar exam, but if you don't have time for the lsat prep, just take it raw.
I knew guys who did better raw than those who studied. 99% of it is your own ability.

Also, FYI they send prep materials with the ticket (albeit limited, but enough to get a feel for it)

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Law School Applications / Re: Looking for Advice, Please
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:29:47 PM »
A 4.0 at ITT Tech Online with a Liberal Arts Major means MUCH MORE than a 3.0 from Harvard in something hard.
Fair? I dunno.
Reality? HELL YES. (it is what it is)

The LSAT arguably means more than anything else (even GPA) too. If you have a 180 LSAT they won't care if you had a 2.0 GPA (not really anyways)

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MD/JD joint degree

What did you choose to pursue after getting your degrees? A job in the legal sector, or medical?
I posted it the wrong way. I meant to imply that OP could pursue that.
I am NOT "that guy".  Mad respect for those who do though.

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169 is a free ride at some T4 schools.
DO THAT INSTEAD
source: Guy who owes the same as someone who owns a nice home and a nice car, but wears a watch he bought from the dollar store.

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Minority Topics / Re: Am I a Minority According to LSAC Standards?
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:57:20 PM »
Were you born in America?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When Should I Take the LSAT?
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:56:20 PM »
Lawyers complain, Doctors commit suicide

factor that in too

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: When Should I Take the LSAT?
« on: July 23, 2014, 05:37:49 PM »
I've seen people worry about admissions so long that others are worrying about the bar while they are still worried about admissions

At a certain point, you have to live your life.

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Minority Topics / Re: Am I a Minority According to LSAC Standards?
« on: July 22, 2014, 09:34:49 PM »
You can always write a diversity statement and make your case, but I doubt if it will make much difference. My understanding is that it's not just about whether there are few lawyers from your specific group, but lots of sociological and historical factors weigh into the equation. For example, there probably aren't many white South African lawyers in the U.S. either, but a white South African isn't considered URM.

I don't think being Jewish/Russian/Persian is going to make any difference, as none of those groups are underrepresented as compared to their percentage of the population.
good point, even if not a URM you can still mention it

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