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Studying for the LSAT / TM Instructor: Jesse Ganz
« on: May 09, 2008, 10:20:36 PM »
Anyone had a course/know about this TM instructor?

Studying for the LSAT / What should I do??
« on: April 23, 2008, 11:33:13 PM »
I didn't decide I was even interested in law school until this past Fall. So I took the LSAT in December and made a 153. My total committed study time was probably around 3 hours total. This was also in the midst of studying for exams, working 25 hours a week, and recently having Mono.

I waited until right before apps were due to submit. I have been accepted to Mercer, UALR, and waitlisted for Samford. Obviously, I am leaning towards Mercer and Samford. UALR was safety.

My question is this: Should I not start school this year, retake the LSAT with proper study prep, classes, etc. and hopefully get an improved score? If I did this, I would definitely want to score at least 160+ (preferrably 165+). Would this be possible given my starting score and new committment to prep?

I am not interested in big law, but do want to make my 3 year committment to law school and all that $$$ worthwhile. should I take the year to attempt the LSAT again and reapply? Or, should I go ahead with attending Mercer and Samford, work my a$$ (get in top 10-15% class) off in the hopes of getting a scholarship or transferring out to a higher ranked school?

Also, has anyone here participated in Law Preview before beginning 1L? Is it worth it?

Please Help!

Wait List / Anyone wait listed for Samford???
« on: April 22, 2008, 12:35:30 AM »
I was accepted at Mercer...but wait listed at Samford???? How long should I wait on the wait list? I have already made a first seat deposit at Mercer.

Also just got a new job working as a law clerk in a firm where both associates are Samford alum...think I should send a letter about this?

Where should I go next fall? / Mercer/Samford
« on: April 22, 2008, 12:31:49 AM »
I have been accepted to Mercer and made the first seat deposit. I have been wait listed for Samford. I would really like to go to Samford as it would save tons of money since I already live in Birmingham. I am also familiar with GA and wouldn't have too much of a problem acclimating. I could see myself practicing in 'Bama or GA.

How long should I wait on the wait list? I recently got a new job working as a law clerk at a firm where both associates are Samford alum. Would a letter stating this help my chances? What about a letter from one of the associates?

From what I have seen Mercer and Samford seem to be essentially the same school...with Mercer ranked slightly higher and first in the nation in legal writing.

What should I do???????

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