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Recommendations / Re: How to ask for a letter of rec?
« on: November 30, 2002, 02:36:40 PM »
You should absolutely ask in person.  Asking by email is too cowardly and can make you appear immature.  Be straightforward when you do ask, and give them an out.  Tell them that if they don't feel comfortable writing the letters for you, that you would prefer they be honest about it.  It's much better to be rejected than to have someone write a lukewarm letter about you.  Good luck.

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Law School Applications / Re: Same old question
« on: November 30, 2002, 02:43:00 PM »
I think you have a pretty good shot, especially since you are applying to the part-time program.  Your work experience is definitely in your favor, so I don't think it will be necessary to write the most amazing personal statement ever.  My LSAT was just a couple of points higher than yours and I also have law firm experience, and I think that experience helped me earn acceptance to the full-time program at Cardozo, where the median LSAT is a tad higher than my score.  Just write a darn good personal statement and include in it why you want to go to that particular school.  Trying to write the most amazing statement ever is putting too much pressure on yourself.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Urgent Answer-Sheet Question
« on: November 30, 2002, 02:31:21 PM »
I agree with Debbie.  I was advised to fill in the ovals every time I completed a page in the booklet.  It worked well for me when I took the test in June.

Good luck on that fun test.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT essay
« on: November 30, 2002, 02:33:35 PM »
No way.  Your first draft will be your only draft.  You should have enough time to construct an outline, so do that and then write the best essay you can.  But don't stress about the essay--no one really cares about it.  Your time is better spent preparing for the sections of the test that actually count for something.  Good luck.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: LOW LSAT Score
« on: November 30, 2002, 11:54:25 AM »
I would definitely take the LSAT again.  Getting into law school is so competitive these days, a 135 is not going to cut it no matter how many other things you have going for you.  Even the fourth tier schools can afford to be choosy because there is such a huge number of applicants.  Dedicate your time to preparing for the test and retake it--you're almost certain to do better and that will only help you.  Good luck to you.

Liz

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