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Choosing the Right Law School / Pitt Law versus Ohio State Moritz?
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:52:22 AM »
Hello all you pre-law people!

I am trying to narrow down my choices and right now these are the two I am struggling between. Any opinions on which to choose?

Thanks!
Rachel

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Studying for the LSAT / so discouraged and need some advice
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:34:24 PM »
i was preparing to take the february lsat after 7 months of studying (literally 3-4 hours a day, and i spent 6-9 hours a day during christmas break - not much of a vacation i know) im in a kaplan prep course and i scored a 156 on my 5th practice test tonight (my first score was a 148) and this was the best score i've gotten yet. i know i should probably postpone until june for taking the test but after all of the hard work ive done i almost feel like ill never get the score i want (a 163 or 164 is my ultimate goal) does anyone have any advice? am i being paranoid or am i at all correct in my fears of just never improving my score enough to get to my goal? i may have even been studying TOO hard (didn't know there was such a thing..) and studying along with 18 credits for my college classes has been difficult, to say the least. has anyone else had this same kind of discouragement? i'd appreciate any advice anyone may have (minus the every test gone be hardest ever remarks of course - not that those arent absolutely hilarious)

thanks so much for even reading my post!

Rachel

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Studying for the LSAT / advice RE: february lsat
« on: January 05, 2011, 10:25:50 PM »
happy belated new year to anyone who responds to this!

i have been studying since October to take the LSAT February 12th. I spend at least 2 hours a day and focus on one section more than the other two each day. I have been taking KAPLAN for the past 2 months and its been helpful but i'm still not getting to the score i know i should receive. here are my questions:

1. i am addicted to studying for the LSAT. i went back to school early from home during xmas break just so i could have my house all to myself (my roommates aren't here until school starts again) in any case i spend 6-9 hours a day studying. if i find that im struggling on reading comp at one point, i focus a majority of the next days study time on reading comp and i do this with the two other sections while still spending at least an hour on the 2 other sections that i had done decently on. do these habbits sound healthy and productive or is there any way they are actually taking away from my score?

2. i've been alternating between doing timed tests and timed sections and then reviewing how i did and working on whatever section i tested myself on but don't time myself. despite all my work, i'm still averaging around the same amount in each section:

LG: typically i get about 17-18 correct out of 24/25     LR: this is the most frustrating section because some days i'll get 20 correct out of 23 and other days i'll get 13 out of 24   RC: I've really been working on reading comp i've noticed, as counter intuitive as it is, the slower you read and focus on the readings the more time it saves you and even if you run out of time the chances youll have more correct problems ................ in any case, does anyone have any advice on how i can break out of this "bubble" i keep scoring at a 154, granted im not in the most ideal location (theres a lot of construction going on in my neighborhood and i dont have a proctor so i just set an alarm.) i have a little under a month left before i take the lsat should i be really concerned about this? is a month (of very hard dedicated) studying realistically going to get me to the score i want (my dream score is a 163 but my realistic score is a 159) i know that i can still opt to take it in june but i have worked so hard and tried to time it so well (classes start this monday for me and i wanted to take the test early into the semester so it wasnt at time of millions of stressful things happening at once. however, if anyone at all believes i should postpone the test because it seems unrealistic to boost my score that much i would so appreciate that advice as well!

thank you so much to anyone who actually read this long novel sized post!

Rachel

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Choosing the Right Law School / question about california law schools
« on: September 11, 2010, 04:50:01 PM »
Hey everyone!

My name is Rachel and I'm a Junior at Penn State University. I'll be taking the June LSAT next June and just started studying for the LSAT (awful but necessary). In any case, I am new to these boards & was actually told about this site by a prep course teacher. I am an Advertising Major (I chose the major for job security & I've been selling advertising for the past 7 years/currently work in a leadership position managing a sales team etc..) but I am dedicated to going to law school. I am also studying Environmental Science and am more than likely going to pursue a law degree in Environmental Law (more specifically, Agricultural Law & Policy) this all leads me to the following questions:

1. for anyone who knows a fair amount about the various law schools in California, particularly in northern Cali, I'd love to know what you know about them? Penn State is as career oriented as it is fun but I am dying to get out West and fell in love with San Francisco (I'm a hippy at heart)

2. I have set my LSAT goal high (170) but I don't want to jinx anything as I have a ways to go before I even know what I get on the damn test, but I do have a 3.65 GPA as well as high extracurricular activity involvement. For those who know people who have gotten into schools like Hastings or UC Davis, how challenging was it to get in? Also, is their "way of life" as mellow and 'green'-focused as I imagine it to be?



Thanks so much and I am so glad to have been told about these boards!

Rachel

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