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Studying for the LSAT / Prep Advice Needed!! (already preparing)
« on: October 02, 2010, 05:58:00 PM »
Ok so heres my LSAT situation.

I started Kaplan at the beginning of August and got a Diagnostic of 145.
I'm taking the Extreme class so I have 9hrs a week in LSAT practice etc.
I've been fluctuating since and my highest thus far was 152.

However, my scores in sections keep fluctuating- theres no ideal section that I have problems with-
I'll do horrible in LG then score really high after studying extra in that area...etc.

My highest in each section (not all together) has been
LG- 83%
RC- 66%
LG- 68%

I feel like I have the potential but am having a problem putting this all together.

My class is coming to an end, and I don't know what I should be doing- I've been considering getting the Bible set....

And I'm testing in December btw.

Any advice would be great and apologizes for the incoherent blips of information.

Law School Admissions / Where should I be looking?
« on: April 29, 2009, 07:07:54 AM »
What do you think?!

Law School Admissions / Where can/should I apply with these stats?
« on: April 29, 2009, 07:04:46 AM »
So my undergraduate GPA is a 3.94, but my  LSDAS GPA is 3.39 (approximately- I calculated this myself thus far) and a LSAT of 173 ( I've been doing practices and get abt 170-178 so I'm averaging)

Some background info is that my  LSDAS GPA is significantly lower because I spent the first two years of my career as a premed student ( taking genetics and bioinformatics etc) and  realized how much i disliked it apart from it killing my gpa. Then I decided to do something i really liked, and switched to Psych major w/ a Legal Studies minor and literally have gotten A's in every single course since then.
Something I thought mayyy ( and yes i say this lightly) be an advantage (or atleast a good thing) is that my legal studies minor, is taught at the law school here and taken with graduate students, and there are the same classes that most law schools offer as First year core. For example: I have taken-

Constitutional Law
Legal Research and Writing
Immigration Law
American Legal Systems
Civil Litigation and Trial
Legal Interviewing

All of which I have, or will be, getting A's in.

I have atleast two reconmedations comming from my minor with which both professors are active lawyers as well, the chair of psychology, and another prof I've known since freshman year who is a major part of the law school at Saint John's University ( he also taught me criminal justice)

I have also been doing a volunteer position for over a year now ( another possible reconmedation) called Legal Assistance for Women (LAW) where I assist 3rd yr law students and probono lawyers. Also an Internship at the same place as a Legal and Resource Intern for over 150 hours. I also did a 130 hr internship at Abbott Northwestern Hosptial.

So yea any suggestions of where I should be looking?

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