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Choosing the Right Law School / low stats, long wait?
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:46:00 AM »
I fall near the 25% stats for acceptance at a couple of the schools I applied to. Will this push back my notification one way or another and if so any guesses at how long? I applied in October so I am wondering if I could hear by Christmas or whether they could push the decision all the way to the end of the cycle to see how this years group of applicants has turned out?

Choosing the Right Law School / lower rank better reputation?
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:45:03 PM »
I am from st. louis and am sensing some sort of paradox.  Missou is ranked 59th amd SLU is ranked 95th. Almost everyone who is not knowledgable about law school rankings automatically assumes SLU is the better school because it has a better reputation in the area for undergraduate. After talking to many SLU law students, many also assume that they are closely ranked to missou. Taking other factors out of the equation (cost, programs, ect) would it be better to go to a school with a stronger local reputation and lower ranking or a higher ranking school with a seemingly lower reputation?

Incoming 1Ls / Screw a year off, i want to go now!
« on: November 10, 2008, 11:28:22 PM »
Did anyone else take a year off, or was forced into a year off by lsat scores :/, only to find a terrible economy and piss poor job? I am kicking myself for this. I want to go to law school now. Why do only bad schools have january start dates. Cooley is starting to sound mighty attractive!

General Off-Topic Board / Obama 180?
« on: November 07, 2008, 12:22:08 PM »
I heard through a reputable source that Obama scores a 180 on his lsat but cannot find it posted online. Does anyone have an idea if this is true?

Choosing the Right Law School / alabama?
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:19:31 AM »
Is anyone on here from alabama, know anything about it?  I am around there 25% GPA and a couple points above their 25% LSAT, do I have a descent shot at getting in?  There bar passage rate is 99% and their employment numbers are really high according to lsn.

Studying for the LSAT / binding early admission?
« on: October 22, 2008, 01:29:52 PM »
As we all wait for our lsat scores, I have a quick question.  My first choice, depending on my lsat score, is univeristy of missouri.  They offer a binding early admission program. I was wondering if it was worth it to apply in that manner?  Does anyone know if it improves your chances at admission/scholarships or if it just allows you to get your addmissions notification sooner?

Studying for the LSAT / mental fatigue, misc ?s
« on: September 09, 2008, 08:11:58 PM »
I have taken about 10 PTs and I am having some mental fatigue by the last section. Does anyone have tips for overcoming this problem?

I have been scoring around the 160 mark, up from 150 originally, and I cant seem to break this plateau. Do you think this the upper limit of where I can score or does anyone have tips for breaking this streak and scoring higher?

Finally, most of my practice tests have been from the early 2000s, 2001-2003 specifically.  I read that the Lsat changed/ got harder around this time? Is this true and if so was there a specific date when it changed.  I have newer tests, but I was waiting to take them until I got closer to the actual test date in October. I just need to know if I should progress toward the newer tests faster because there is a specific difference that may be affecting my PT scores one way or the other.


Studying for the LSAT / 150 lsat, 162 1st PT?
« on: August 19, 2008, 07:03:20 PM »
When I took the Lsat last october I got a 150. I have done minimal studying since then and took my first real PT tonight. I scored a 162.  What does that mean? Could I have just gotten an easy test? Would nerves really decrease my score that much? Just a fluke?

I took the first lsat in last years superprep book if that tells you anything about the actual lsat I took. I am taking another pt on thursday to make sure it wasnt a fluke.

Studying for the LSAT / I need encouragement/advice! please!
« on: August 18, 2008, 08:32:23 PM »
I have made a life changing decision tonight and I need some reassurance.

After trolling the site and getting some feedback I have decided to drop my grad school classes and completely focus on studying for the LSAT.

Here is my situation:

I have a 3.2 ugpa and a 149 lsat.  I did not study at all for my first test.  It is basically my first PT.  Realistically U of Missouri and SLU are my only  options.  That means I need a 156 to be secure in getting into SLU and be remotely competitive for Missou.

I have 7 weeks and no distractions.  Is a 7 point increase over my initial score possible? Realistic?

I have the super prep book, am going to get the bibles, and have signed up for powerscore.  What else should I focus on? Study tips? Any advice would help.

I know I alienated a lot of you in another post but now I am throwing myself at your mercy and asking for some help.  Any advice would be great.

It seems like only the super gifted and lsat obsessed talk about their experiences on chat rooms. I got a 3.3 gpa from an average public state university.  I didnt have any time to practice for my lsats so I did what everyone tells you not to do and took the lsat with no preparation and scored a 150. If 50% of all students taking the lsat score below a 151 where are they? Do they just give up and not go to law school? Its almost impossible to find a descent law school with an lsat score below the mid 150s.  Everyone on these boards seems so elitist.  You know there are people out there that just want to get into a state school, graduate with minimal debt, and work for a small firm because they have an interest in law and not just the money.  Where are those people at?  For the record, I am taking the lsat again in October and I just started studying and I will probably only take two real practice tests and do about 2/3 hrs of studying a week.  I know it seems obsurd to most of you, but to those with jobs, school, and a social its simply reality.

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