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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Practice Test
« on: May 23, 2009, 06:03:18 PM »
I was wondering if the LSAT practice test given on is a good indicator of what you would get on an LSAT Test today. It was issued in October of 1996 as the actual test, but are the LSAT Tests in 2009 harder/easier, any difference?


Law School Admissions / LSAC or LSDAS GPA Help
« on: April 14, 2009, 01:03:02 PM »
I took college courses when i was a senior in high school, bad idea as i now see it. I am looking at graduating with around a 3.75ish GPA, however, I am wondering how they calculate the LSDAS because of those classes i took in high school at a community college i didnt do so well in. Do they take them all into account? Only a few? Only the ones that transferred to my 4 year college?


Law School Admissions / Question
« on: April 12, 2009, 06:17:49 AM »
I go to a Christian undergraduate school where, if you get caught drinking (yes, gay, i know), you get in serious trouble. Well, last year around this time I got caught and receive disciplinary probationn. Anyways, until i apply for law school, it will have been 3 years since that event happened, however, after looking at the deans certificate, it seems that they must write down any of my disciplinary actions that have occured. Is this true? Will this deter my chances at top schools?

Law School Admissions / References
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:36:33 AM »
If you are applying to, say, 5-7 schoos, do you need to have 2 x however many schools you are applying to in references? Or can you just ask 2 reference people to make a copy that could be submitted to any school? Are the references pretty standard across all law schools, as far as what is to be included? Thanks!


Just wondering, but, would I be eligible for Cornell or Columbia with a cumulative GPA of 3.71-3.77 and a LSAT of 170? I am double major (not sure if major gpa matters), but my business degree gpa is about 3.62 and my Philosophy gpa is a 3.95.I have had various internships and am heavily involved in extra curriculars, also my undergrad isnt prestigious or anything.I am also in the process of getting an article or two published in various journals, not sure if that would help me or not.

Thanks in advance!

Incoming 1Ls / law school rankings
« on: April 01, 2009, 05:37:34 PM »
Hey! I'm not sure if this has already been discussed, however, I had a general question regarding law school rankings and class rankings. I know if you want the BigLaw job, they say you should graduate top 5% or 10% of your class (assuming your in a lower tiered school). But, if you get into a top 10 or 20 school, who gets the BigLaw jobs? For example, I know UCLA doesnt offer students class ranks and hasnt since 1970. So how do they decide who gets the biglaw jobs? or good jobs for that matter?

Thanks in advance for anyones help!

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