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Personal Statement / Want to critique my PS?
« on: August 12, 2012, 03:49:01 PM »
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Law School Applications / grade trend
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:26:49 PM »
How much will a ridiculous upward grade trend weigh on admission? My gpa is a 3.48 and my last 3 semesters i received a 4.0 while taking 18 hours for 2 of those semesters and 19 for the third semester. How Much of a soft factor is this? I started out my college career pretty rough. I received 3 d's and an f. But i have since retaken all of those classes in which i got bad grades and received A's in all of them. Does this dilute the importance of the rough start?

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Law School Applications / scholarship negotiation letter
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:47:41 PM »
So I am considering attending a school in which I am sure I will recieve a rather nice scholarship. However, I do not think that I will recieve a full ride. I was thinking about writing a scholarship negotiation letter, but I want to get some opinions before I do. Does anyone think that an admissions committee could view me as greedy or disrespectful if I asked for more money? This may be a dumb question but I feel like it's possible that an admissions could take it wrong...

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Studying for the LSAT / my score has hit a plateau...what do I do?
« on: December 14, 2011, 05:27:52 PM »
For the past month or more, my scores on preptests have not been increasing much. Ive been stuck at a 157-158 for weeks now and im kind of depressed about it. What do I do now? my goal is a 160 but I cant seem to improve to that point. I still have 6 months to study as I am taking the June 2012 lsat, but I feel like im getting nowhere regardless of how much I study. Any suggestions?

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Law School Applications / law school numbers reliable?
« on: November 26, 2011, 10:33:46 AM »
Can people put fake gpa's and lsat scores on lawschoolnumbers.com? What stops people from saying they have a 4.0 gpa and a 180 lsat and say they have been accepted to all the best schools? I feel like there are way more people on lsn scoring in the 99th percentile on the lsat than there are people who actually scored that high. For instance there are like 50 people that have a 180 on the site but only like 20 people can get a 180 per year if a 180 is 99.98 percentile.

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Law School Applications / chances
« on: September 23, 2011, 07:56:19 PM »
Ok so I am stuck in a dilemma. I would like to know what my options are. I will probably have a 3.4 gpa and right at a 159 to 160 lsat. Plan on applying to oklahoma university, tulsa, okc law, texas tech, and probably one more school. I know my numbers are better than the 50th percentile at all the schools im going to apply to, except OU, which i'm right at the 50th percentile. But, I will probably get significant scholarships to tulsa and okc law (possibly full ride at okc), and texas tech. but not to OU. What should I do assuming im accepted to all of these schools.

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Law School Applications / Undergrad suspension
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:04:28 AM »
So does being suspended from an undergrad school for a semester affect your chances at getting into a law school. I did terrible my freshman year as a bio major. I enrolled and took three classes in another college and got a 4.0 then transferred bacl to the school I was suspended from. as of right now I have a 3.01 gpa and project it it to around 3.3 when I graduate. My lsat should be around 155-157 as that is about what all my preptests have been lately. Does the suspension hinder my acceptance?

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Studying for the LSAT / Timed/untimed tests
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:15:45 AM »
Does anyone else do better on the lsat preptests when you are timed rather than untimed. Cause I do for some reason. I think it may be because when im timed I dont waste time lingering about a question too deeply and just go with my gut decision. Seems to make me score 5 points better when im taking a timed preptest. Weird but that just goes to show that you shouldnt always second guess yourself, but to be confident in your answer choices.

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Law School Applications / scholarships
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:40:44 PM »
I am trying to figure out the basis on which scholarships are given out at law schools. Is it higher than average lsat and gpa, or just random, or what. It could definately influence my choice of colleges that I apply to by knowing how the scholarships are delegated. Anyone have a clue?

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LSAT horror stories / lsat study tips
« on: August 05, 2011, 10:23:23 PM »
So I am beginning my journey of studying for the lsat. I took a "Diagnostic" test so I would know where I stood and ended up scoring a 149. Since then I have not taken any full tests, but rather have been focusing on the individual sections of the lsat. I would like to get my lsat score to a 160. No need for me to shoot higher because the average lsat score at the school I wish to attend (University of Oklahoma) is a 158. My ugpa will be right at the average as well. I guess what im asking for is practical tips and approaches that I can utilize in order to impove my score. For the couple of weeks after my diagnostic, I have focused mainly on the LR section of the lsat simply because that section makes up 50% of the test. I have been using a blueprint book that has 10 preptests in it, some of which are completely ancient (late 90's), and some of which are pretty recent (06-07) anyways,  It seems like I always end up missing right at ten questions on every LR section I do, and unfortunately there is no real evident trend in the types of questions that I answer incorrectly. :( If I had to guess, I would say the "must be true" questions are the toughest question types for me. Also many of the strengthen/weaken questions are difficult and time consuming. I have about 10 months before I have to take the lsat so time is not an issue. Any Ideas? Help Please!!!

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