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« on: December 02, 2009, 08:28:58 PM »
Quick question for anyone who may know what one would have to put down in this kind of situation :
Due to the fact that both of my parents were incarcerated in my sophomore and junior year of high school, I had gotten my GED, although I attended a good High School, and was in the gifted program at the school. Since I got my GED after my junior year, I went to college a year earlier, transferring from a public university to a private one, and having a 3.78 GPA at the end of it all. So here go the questions:
1. Firstly, what do I put in the slot that asks for the name of my high school that I graduated from ? Where do I put that information? Do I write down the name of the HS I went to ?
2. I am taking the LSATs on Saturday, and hope to scoring in the 168-171 range (knock on wood:)). With a 3.78 GPA, finance major, my own business at 14 y.o. and an article written about it in Young Entrepreneur magazine, as well my own non profit org. that helps children of incarcerated parents, does anyone think that my GED will affect me negatively?
Many thanks in advance
« on: July 06, 2009, 11:07:55 AM »
This question may seem a little basic, however, I am extremely confused as to when exactly the LORs should be sent to LSDAS in order for everything to go smoothly.
I am taking my LSATs on Sept. 26 and I believe I should receive my results on October 19 if I am not mistaken. Thus, when should I ask my professors to have them ready by ? Can I start applying as soon as I have my scores on October 19 ? If so, I realize it is better to start applying early so should I have all recommendations at the LSDAS by October 19 or earlier ?
Also, since I am on the topic, how much time should I give the professor in advance to write the letters ? Is 2 months too much ?
Thanks so much for your answers in advance,
« on: April 08, 2009, 04:04:27 PM »
Hey Everyone. Quick question to those who are experts in this area. My freshmen year, I attended a CUNY university in NYC. That year, I graduated from HS a year earlier because both of my parents were going to jail and all they wanted for me to do is just go somewhere. Needless to say, my first year at my CUNY, I did horribly in school because being alone at 17 years old with both parents in jail was VERY hard for me. I ended up with a 2.85 for 28 credits. For my sophomore year, I transferred to Pace University, finance major and have a cumulative GPA of 3.79 for 71 credits 9 giving me a cumulative GPA of 3.52). I am taking practice LSATs and plan to score in the 175-180 based on what I see from my progress. Also, some of my soft factors are starting my own business at 14 years old ( being featured in Young Entrepreneur magazine as well as interview with UK BBC), working in Fidelity as an Intern for 1 year as well as beginning my own non-profit organization geared at helping children whose parents are in jail.
Do you think that when the counselors see my cumulative 3.52 they will toss my application, or will my story of really struggling emotionally my first year of college help me out. Will they even look at my transcript to see that I transferred or will they just think I was lazy in school? Does my personal situation matter ?
I have been working really hard to make sure that I will get into the top schools over in NY ( Columbia, NYU) so please let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance.
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:51:54 AM »
If you guys can just read over my short resume, and see if perhaps I should add something to my E/C activities or if my soft factors are good enough.
Sorry for the simple language :
I graduated from high school a year earlier and I am a junior in college right now, majoring in Finance, possibly an English minor. At the age of 14, I started my own business, and was the founder and CEO of my own company that sold customizable souvenirs over the internet and via business meetings with the clients directly which I hosted. An article was written about my business in Young Entrepreneur magazine ( coverstory ) and had an interview in regards to the business with UK BBC
I am taking my LSATs next October, and hope to have a 3.7-3.75 by the time I apply, as well as a good LSAT score.
Furthermore, I have been working in Fidelity Investments Corporate Audit since the Summer, and have had an internship in a general practice law office.
Right now, I am in the process of starting a non-profit organization geared at helping children of incarcerated parents because my parents are currently serving time in jail since I was 15 years old.
Taking into consideration all of the above, what do you think I should add to my resume while I still have the time ?
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:42:05 AM »
I am actually looking for some advice in regards to the LSAT preparation course available in NYC. I have heard horrible things about the always advertised Kaplan courses, which I took for some High School preparation test. I have spoken to a professional and expert in the area, and she suggested the NYU continuing education LSAT preparation program. If someone can critique/comment/suggest any choices, and why you think they are most suitable.
« on: July 10, 2008, 12:12:52 PM »
I just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations for my first LSAT book that I should get to begin studying. I heard that the powerscore books were useful, but it would be great if someone can recommend some specific titles that worked for them. When I studied for the SATs, I had bought the Princeton books, but im not sure how effective they are for this specific test.
Thanks in advance.
P.S.: I always hated the Kaplan books but maybe they are better for the LSATs.
« on: July 01, 2008, 09:43:18 AM »
I just have a quick question to anyone who has been through this and can offer their expertise. This fall, I am going to start my junior year at my University as a Finance major. I was wondering if someone can tell me when the appropriate time to start studying for the LSATs would be. I know that I studied for 7-8 months for my SATs and did very well on the exam, however, I realize that the LSATs is a different story.
Also, perhaps someone can recommend what extra classes I should take during my last two years at college in order to have a better chance of getting into a good Law School. Last semester, I took a Business Law course as well as two political science courses and two histories classes, and the required literature/ English classes. Is there a specific area that I should be focusing on ?