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Law School Admissions / Not funny GW!
« on: January 16, 2007, 01:02:27 PM »
So, I get the mail and am greeted by an envelope from George Washington University and logically think "hmmm, it's an application decision". Furthermore, on the front of the envelope it says "Bring Us Your Ambition" which suggests...IM IN! So I excitedly tear it open...and...its a letter from "The College of Professional Studies", "if you want a career in the exciting world of law without spending three years in law school...then you need to know about The George Washington University;s new graduate program in paralegal studies..." and it continues from there with DEAR FRIEND...and includes a pamphlet for their graduate paralegal program. What was this, a cruel joke? Anyone else get this.

Not cool, GW!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Cornell vs. W&L ($$$)
« on: January 12, 2007, 11:39:12 AM »
Theoretically, hypothetically speaking if the choice came down to Cornell University (no money) or Washington and Lee University with an Honors Scholarship worth $25,800/year (contingent 3.0 GPA) which would you choose?
Prestigious Top 14 with Ivey League Reputation at $40,580 vs. Top 25 strong regionally for $4,700 ($30,500-$25,800)?

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Law School Admissions / Filling out the FASFA early
« on: January 12, 2007, 12:17:13 AM »
Just a question for those of you who have filled out the FAFSA early. How? Although it says to fill it out ASAP after January 1st, there are a lot of questions about parents' tax information, which my my dad says can't be filled out until he gets his W2 forms in about a month. He has no clue how it could be filled out any earlier. Do you all who do so, just estimate that information or something? Just curious.

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Law School Admissions / University of Maryland Acceptance
« on: December 16, 2006, 10:30:56 PM »
Got mine today! Anyone else?

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Studying for the LSAT / Scores at 7pm
« on: October 20, 2006, 03:05:46 PM »
In June scores came out between 4:30 and 5:00pm, right? i.e. like 4:45pm.

Check this out:

"Please feel free to contact our candidate service representatives at LSACinfo@LSAC.org or at 215.968.1001 weekdays between 8:30 AM and 7 PM (ET), September-March, and between 8:30 AM and 4:45 PM (ET), April-August."

See you all at 7.
 

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Studying for the LSAT / Scores coming at 7pm...
« on: October 20, 2006, 03:03:46 PM »
In June scores came out between 4:30 and 5:00pm, right? i.e. like 4:45pm.

Check this out:

"Please feel free to contact our candidate service representatives at LSACinfo@LSAC.org or at 215.968.1001 weekdays between 8:30 AM and 7 PM (ET), September-March, and between 8:30 AM and 4:45 PM (ET), April-August."

See you all at 7.
 

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Studying for the LSAT / Scores coming at 7pm...
« on: October 20, 2006, 03:02:03 PM »
In June scores came out between 4:30 and 5:00pm, right? i.e. like 4:45pm.

Check this out:

"Please feel free to contact our candidate service representatives at LSACinfo@LSAC.org or at 215.968.1001 weekdays between 8:30 AM and 7 PM (ET), September-March, and between 8:30 AM and 4:45 PM (ET), April-August."

See you all at 7.
 

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Studying for the LSAT / Scores will be released at 7pm....
« on: October 20, 2006, 02:52:02 PM »
In June scores came out between 4:30 and 5:00pm, right? i.e. like 4:45pm.

Check this out:

"Please feel free to contact our candidate service representatives at LSACinfo@LSAC.org or at 215.968.1001 weekdays between 8:30 AM and 7 PM (ET), September-March, and between 8:30 AM and 4:45 PM (ET), April-August."

See you all at 7.
 

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So, the professor for my first LOR let me know he sent it out 3 weeks ago but says he hasn't been contacted yet by LSAC that they recieved it and its not up on my online account eihter. Is this normal??? How long does it usually take?

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Studying for the LSAT / Just when I thought I was out...
« on: August 10, 2006, 08:53:09 PM »
...they pull me back in.

June score: 166 (-14)

After a month of rest and reflection on past higher practice scores,
combined with the new multiple test reporting policy and a realization that even a few more points would make a huge difference for top schools, I considered a retake for Sept.

I took 3 PTs I hadn't taken in full before (although inevitably did recognize a couple questions but not enough to remember the answers)

PT 29: 170 (-12)
PT 33: 172 (-10)
PT 37: 169 (-12)

I'm convinced I can get my score higher then it was in June, in fact I'd be flabergasted if it went lower. If it only improves by a couple points and doesn't push me into my reach schools, then no harm done. But on the off chance I can break 170, I'd be in good shape (truthfully 171 for a school like GULC which says theyre still avg unless its a 5 point difference).

So, I've just registered for Sept. I'll have to balance studying with Fall semester, but I can do it, as I did much of my June prep during Spring semester anyway. In an effort to get some new resources to study with/use, I plan to purchase:

Nova Master the LSAT since everyone seems to really like its RC chapter and the way it breaks down game types.
Kaplan 180, even if they're not real questions, Ive heard its a great drill to improve on hard games.
Official Superprep, Im not sure if these tests have been released otherwise, but the strategies should be valuable.
Plus, I'll be able to "retake" my Kaplan course, or more truthfully have access to their preptests to practice on since suprisingly I didn't do the 3 or 4 most recent tests I don't think.

So, here we go again. I just felt incomplete and unfulfilled ever since I got back my score, and I do apologise if that rubs people scoring lower the wrong way, as I don't mean to, but it has been frustrating knowing I practiced higher and even just a 2 point increase would push me into the median for many of my reach schools.

And here my goal for the summer was to finish a Personal Statement. I've barely started. I think I'll put the LSAT away for the next couple weeks and concentrate on hashing out the PS, and then when the semester begins at the end of the month, start the month long LSAT grind.


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