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General Board / Question about which LOR to send to schools
« on: August 27, 2009, 01:45:03 PM »
I posted this on the LOR part of the pre-law section but got no responses after a couple of weeks.

I have 5 options.  Could you guys rank them (although I am pretty sure I know who would be 1 and 5, it's 2-4 that I am struggling with).

1.  Language instructor in the military.  Master Sergeant.  Went to S Cal for Law School, decided he wanted to join the military (he  became a lawyer, passed the bar, practiced, etc...) and became a Korean Linguist.  He was the Jewish Lay Leader at the Defense Language Institute where I learned Arabic in the Air Force.  I ran and organized tons of things for him and he has a very fond opinion of me.  To me, the military plus law school of him makes him the best LOR I have.

2.  Language instructor.  Iraqi National.  Civillian.  Very high opinion of me but am wondering since his English is not "perfect" will it hurt to use him as one?

3.  Associate Director of the Day Camp I have worked at for the past 2 summers.  Will give me a great recommendation about my work planning and organizing the teenage group.

4.  Old family friend who was my sunday school teacher.  PHD.  I know he would give me a great one.

5.  My English 101 teacher who is not yet a PhD, but he has first hand accounts of me in college.  None of the others do.

So, rank them from 1-5, 1 being the best and 5 being the worst.

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Because I feel like my story is prob very common.

When I first heard of the LSAT and found out what the scores meant, I thought 170 would be cake if I just went to the Kaplan course when I was supposed to. 

Man was I wrong.  I got a 150 on the initial practice, then a month later got a 151.  I put little to no time in outside of class and missed 2 classes. 

Basically, my entire life I had just crushed standardized tests with little to no preparation and was thinking the LSAT was the same thing.  THIS IS NOT TRUE.

You have to put HOURS (I would say you should be studying 10 hours a week at least) in to improve only slightly.

Anyway, just wanted to share.  I still have a month til the test and hope I can put in 15 hours a week to get my low 160s.

Also, screw logic games!

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General Board / What is an LL.M?
« on: August 23, 2009, 10:53:56 PM »
Wikipedia is very confusing on this subject. 

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General Board / Once I get accepted by the school I'm going to
« on: August 14, 2009, 02:40:01 PM »
Is there any point to still try in undergrad other than having Honors on my degree?

Could I just get all C's and it not make a difference for my future?

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General Board / I have a question about appearance in law school
« on: August 14, 2009, 02:27:25 PM »
I normally don't shave for a month, then buzz it down to a 1, and let it grow for a month, then repeat.

I also have extremely long hair (around my shoulders).

In other words, I look like a dirty hippie.  I also wear gym shorts and T-shirts in hot weather and jeans and a hoodie during the winter.

My question is, does appearance (as long as you are not dirty and shower) in law school matter? 

Should I cut my hair before law school starts?  Should I change the way I dress?

Do you know of any lawyers or successful male law students who have long hair and a beard?

Thanks

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General Board / For anyone who had above a 3.5 in undergrad
« on: August 14, 2009, 02:24:53 PM »
and has a similar relative GPA in law school.

How much more effort (Hours wise a week) did you put into law school vs. undergrad?

I know you can't get "easy" A's in law school by writing 4 papers and calling it a day.  But, just how much tangible work do you have to put in to do as well relative to how you did in undergrad?

Thanks in advance.

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I am registerd on LSAC and when I go to see about applying to the schools on my list none are listed yet.  I take the LSAT September 26th and I have heard that some schools take applications on October 1st?

Can anyone help me?

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clicking next page over and over?

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having to click next page over and over again?

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Recommendations / Question about which LOR to send to schools
« on: August 13, 2009, 07:55:18 PM »
I have 5 options.  Could you guys rank them (although I am pretty sure I know who would be 1 and 5, it's 2-4 that I am struggling with).

1.  Language instructor in the military.  Master Sergeant.  Went to S Cal for Law School, decided he wanted to join the military (he  became a lawyer, passed the bar, practiced, etc...) and became a Korean Linguist.  He was the Jewish Lay Leader at the Defense Language Institute where I learned Arabic in the Air Force.  I ran and organized tons of things for him and he has a very fond opinion of me.  To me, the military plus law school of him makes him the best LOR I have.

2.  Language instructor.  Iraqi National.  Civillian.  Very high opinion of me but am wondering since his English is not "perfect" will it hurt to use him as one?

3.  Associate Director of the Day Camp I have worked at for the past 2 summers.  Will give me a great recommendation about my work planning and organizing the teenage group.

4.  Old family friend who was my sunday school teacher.  PHD.  I know he would give me a great one.

5.  My English 101 teacher who is not yet a PhD, but he has first hand accounts of me in college.  None of the others do.

So, rank them from 1-5, 1 being the best and 5 being the worst.

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