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LSAC and LSDAS / Please help
« on: December 06, 2008, 12:03:21 PM »
After over 6 months or studying, I attempted to take the LSAT this morning and stupidly decided to take antihistamine to fight the effects of my cold. Bad Idea; Left the test center before finishing the third section and canceled my score. If I decide to take the February LSAT do you think I will be in any position to be accepted or is that when they only accept the cream of the crop? I was scoring in the 164 range, so I do not expect that to decrease and I have a 3.25. The schools I am looking at are Seton Hall, Rutgers,Brooklyn, Cardozo, American, and my three reaches being Fordham, Georgetown, and George Washington.

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Studying for the LSAT / I Screwed Up
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:55:42 AM »
Attempted to take the LSAT this morning and stupidly decided to take antihistamine to fight the effects of my cold. Bad Idea; Left the test center before finishing the third section and canceled my score. If I decide to take the February LSAT do you think I will be in any position to be accepted or is that when they only accept the cream of the crop? I was scoring in the 164 range, so I do not expect that to decrease and I have a 3.25. The schools I am looking at are Seton Hall, Rutgers,Brooklyn, Cardozo, American, and my three reaches being Fordham, Georgetown, and George Washington.

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Personal Statement / Should I tell them everything if they dont ask?
« on: November 25, 2008, 04:41:38 PM »
I have a criminal history followed by over a year of recovery. I have 1 detainment, 3 separate arrests that were all dismissed, a DUI that was expunged, and a an arrest that I am on probation for right now. Some applications only ask for convictions, some for any arrest or charges juvenile and/or adult, some all charges unless expunged. I was given the advice to send the exact same list of charges, arrests, and dispositions to all schools. I was told to say something like: I know the question may have not been specifically asked but I am noting in full disclosure and candor my whole past. I would then finish it off by saying something like I am happy to say I have been in recovery since November of 2007. I will include a supplemental statement explaining the circumstances in my life but take full responsibility for my actions. The question is: Do you agree that I should tell them more than they ask? Will they look at it as being honest or look down on it? I know this is a gray area but tell me your opinion.

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What do you think?

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Where should I go next fall? / 3.25, 160-164 Tier 1 or Tier 3?
« on: November 12, 2008, 08:59:15 PM »
I have lived by the top 100 USNEWS schools to pick where I might go. Can someone please explain to me if there really is that much difference between a Seton Hall(Tier 1) and an average tier 3 school? I see that average starting salaries tend to be higher at tier 1.

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It seems like the newer LSAT require more right answers than the older ones to get a comparable percentile rank. So is this due to the test itself getting easier, test takers being more prepared, or both?

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I am in my last year of undergraduate study and plan on going to law school next year. I have read many articles saying that law school is not such a good investment anymore and that people are having trouble finding high paying and enjoyable jobs. This is very disheartening to hear and has taken some of my enthusiasm away.
 
Now I have two questions:

Do you think that as the economy recovers that more jobs will become available or do yo feel like this is just due to over saturation of the field and that it will not get better for a long time?

Also if you have any recent graduate job search stories: successes and failures please share.

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General Board / Is law school a good investment these days?
« on: October 21, 2008, 03:09:10 PM »
I am in my last year of undergraduate study and plan on going to law school next year. I have read many articles saying that law school is not such a good investment anymore and that people are having trouble finding high paying and enjoyable jobs. This is very disheartening to hear and has taken some of my enthusiasm away.
 
Now I have two questions:

Do you think that as the economy recovers that more jobs will become available or do yo feel like this is just due to over saturation of the field and that it will not get better for a long time?

Also if you have any recent graduate job search stories: successes and failures please share.

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General Off-Topic Board / Is law school a good investment these days?
« on: October 21, 2008, 03:06:14 PM »
I am in my last year of undergraduate study and plan on going to law school next year. I have read many articles saying that law school is not such a good investment anymore and that people are having trouble finding high paying and enjoyable jobs. This is very disheartening to hear and has taken some of my enthusiasm away.
 
Now I have two questions:

Do you think that as the economy recovers that more jobs will become available or do yo feel like this is just due to over saturation of the field and that it will not get better for a long time?

Also if you have any recent graduate job search stories: successes and failures please share.

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Prep Question
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:52:53 AM »
I have been through both Powerscore Bibles and about 15 PrepTests. My score range is 158-164. I want to get up into the upper 160s low 170s and I am taking the December test. I planned on finishing up with 25 more preptests and the LSAT Superprep. Is there anything I should add? My mai problem is with the reading comprehension.

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